Earlier Musings

Christmas Truce

Christmas Truce

When the “War to End All Wars” began in August, a hundred years ago, governments on both sides were so sure of a quick victory that they assured their soldiers that they would be home by Christmas.? As a line … Continue reading → ...
In Memory of Jesse Winchester

In Memory of Jesse Winchester

I never met Jesse.? I never spoke with him.? I never saw one of his concerts.? In fact, I did not even know his name until I wanted to quote some of the lyrics from a beautifully written and poignant … Continue reading → ...
Ring Dem Bells- For the Salvation Army

Ring Dem Bells- For the Salvation Army

While Duke Ellington made “Ring Dem Bells” famous in 1930, the Salvation Army has put it into practice for many years.? Ever since the San Francisco Salvation Army first utilized crab-cooking kettles in 1891 to collect money to help the … Continue reading → ...
Mother-In-Law Day

Mother-In-Law Day

Sunday, October 26, 2014, is Mother-In-Law Day.? Mothers-in-law are a favorite butt of jokes for stand-up comedians. Rumble seats in the old coupes and roadsters were called mother-in-law seats because those who rode in them were out of the passenger … Continue reading → ...
The Star-Spangled Banner

The Star-Spangled Banner

On September 14th of this year, our national anthem will have its bicentennial celebration of when Francis Scott Key first wrote the words.? Janine Stange will complete a 50-state singing tour of it by performing this challenging melody at Fort … Continue reading → ...
Guns of August

Guns of August

One hundred years ago this month, the world entered into a conflict that became known as The Great War and, eventually, World War I.? While the Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie of the Austro-Hungarian Empire were assassinated by a … Continue reading → ...
Word-Cross or Crossword Puzzles

Word-Cross or Crossword Puzzles

My name is R.L. Cherry and I am an addict. If I go too many days without my crossword puzzle, I break into a cold sweat and become disoriented. A pun clue for disoriented would be someone who emigrates from … Continue reading → ...
My Corpse, My Corpse, a Compromise for My Corpse

My Corpse, My Corpse, a Compromise for My Corpse

  Before I make my compromise proposal, I will give a recap of my post back in August of last year.? I wrote about the legal battle over the skeleton of Richard III, who? had been killed in the Battle … Continue reading → ...
Memorial Day

Memorial Day

I normally like to write tongue-in-cheek posts.? I do love witty pieces and make my own attempt to follow in kind.? While I hope that this will not be morbid (like the one about my dearly-departed Aussie, Jilly), it will … Continue reading → ...
Easter Sunday Remembered

Easter Sunday Remembered

As long as I can remember, Easter Sunday has been a special day in my family.? Although my family definitely wasn’t rich, my parents found enough money to buy me a new suit if we I had outgrown my old … Continue reading → ...
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