Archive for History

  • The Symbols of  May The Symbols of May

    By Eloise Graham Emerald is the birthstone for May. The green hue of the emerald “has soothed souls and excited imaginations since antiquity.”* Its name is of Greek origin “smaragdus” meaning green. The Roman, Pliny the Elder, claimed that “...nothing greens greener.” in his Natural H...

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Eloise Graham Celebrating May! Welcome to May. Spring is finally here. April was a little on the cool side, but the early flowering bulbs were beautiful. Now let’s see what May has in store for us. Spring has Finally Sprung, Robins are Romping, Chickadees are Chirping. This morning as I...

  • A History Lesson for Older Americans Month A History Lesson for Older Americans Month

    By Mike Mathews Milestones Area Agency on Aging Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. This serves as the perfect opportunity to reflect on the Older Americans Act, the very piece of legislation that ensures funding for Area A...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones May Reflections, Recollections, and Ramblings First, warm greetings and salutations from the dandelion drenched Quad Cities. Not to be cliché, but a visit to a store did reveal a stack of folksy signs bearing the old saw, “April showers bring…” Like guests who arrive a half-ho...

  • Diamonds, Daffodils, Diamonds Diamonds, Daffodils, Diamonds

    By Eloise Graham [caption id="attachment_11946" align="alignright" width="150"] A beautiful sparkling diamond on a light reflective surface.[/caption] The common birthstone for April is the diamond; a bright, light reflecting, colorless jewel that has intrigued mankind for centuries. It’s ch...

  • Just  Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Not Fooling, This is about Authors, Kind Of... Most people do not realize it, fewer still celebrate the date, but April marks the birthday of an author who no doubt left a major impact on my life, your life, and the lives of nearly every American. Born into the humble household of a...

  • Religious Observances  in the Month of March Religious Observances in the Month of March

    By Eloise Graham The Ides of March is March 15, and best known as the date Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in 44 BCE. He was at a meeting of the Senate. As many as 60 conspirators led by Brutus and Cassius were involved. Caesar was warned of the doom by a soothsayer. The famous line, “Beware o...

  • What Was Happening in February 1921? What Was Happening in February 1921?

    By Eloise Graham Movies of the day were silent films. The “talkie” had not yet debuted. The silent movie “The Kid” written, produced, directed and staring Charlie Chaplin opened in February of 1921. Jackie Coogan and Lita Grey also starred. The Shuberts built the Ambassador Theatre in ...