The dreadfulness of Civil War – and be undivided – The battlefield causalities

The dreadfulness of Civil War – and be undivided – The battlefield causalities

War has prevailed between people as long as history has been recorded. Historians through the ages have different opinions of facts and accounts of wh...

January 12th, 2019 |  


Traveling advice for old ladies

Traveling advice for old ladies

“As an older woman, retirement should be a wonderful time to do exciting things with your new-found freedom. A considerable part of your life ma...

January 7th, 2019 |  


Saturday Matinee-movie theaters in Portsmouth

Saturday Matinee-movie theaters in Portsmouth

The invention of moving pictures changed the world. Today, movies are shown in every possible format imaginable. But more than a century ago, most fil...

January 4th, 2019 |  



Health is wealth

Health is wealth

“The first wealth is health,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson.The days of childhood flew by without worries about physical health for the majori...

January 2nd, 2019 |  


I discovered a story that put’s a perspective on what Christmas symbolizes. Through the ages there have been wars fought - that continued with n...

December 21st, 2018 |  


Tragedy of the Silver Bridge

Tragedy of the Silver Bridge

“Point Pleasant’s Silver Bridge, the first eye bar suspension bridge in the United States, was an engineering marvel when it was construct...

December 14th, 2018 |  


Sudden attack-Pearl Harbor

Sudden attack-Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harb...

December 7th, 2018 |  


Giving thanks for Portsmouth’s history

Giving thanks for Portsmouth’s history

As we gather with our families on Thanksgiving and give thanks for our blessings. We are fortunate to have many history links to Portsmouth – gi...

November 30th, 2018 |  


Kathleen Parker: The new normal that isn’t

Kathleen Parker: The new normal that isn’t

The new normal that isn’tWASHINGTON — Across much of media lately, the phrase “new normal” keeps cropping up to describe what ...

November 22nd, 2018 |  


Memories of a cattle drive

Memories of a cattle drive

I recently discovered a hand written story - that was among documents pertaining to family history. This is a story that relates to my Uncle Norman Ha...

November 17th, 2018 |