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A long time ago, in 1696, my relatives on my father’s side of the family came to America. In a wooden ship that departed from Liverpool, two brothers, Henry and Peter Byrom, left home from Lancaster, England for the uncertainties of a new life that a new world on a new Continent promised.
The brothers braved the dangerous journey in a ship very unlike the cruise ships of today to reach the ... Continue Reading →
According to Wikipedia, there are two explanations. The term was first coined in Philadelphia in the 1960’s to describe “the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.” The term caught hold and became a common description for the day after Thanksgiving starting in the 1970’s.
The other ... Continue Reading →
A Thanksgiving Gift. Special story.
Those of us at Let’s Talk hope your holiday is a good and yummy one.
Thanks to everyone of you!
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It would be entirely too simplistic to count my friends, look around at acquired creature comforts and say I am thankful. Those things, as important as they are, only tell a small fraction of the story that has allowed my circumstances to be what they are today.
I would feel remiss indeed, ignoring the bigger part of the picture and the chapters that have been written In the book over the years, ... Continue Reading →
A new study issued by the Pew Research Center on illegal immigration found that it peaked in 2007 and has been declining ever since. HERE is its Fact Sheet. I encourage you to read it.
Let me paraphrase some of its findings:
- In 2014, there were 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States.
- Mexicans account for 49% of unauthorized immigrants.
- Six states have 60% of unauthorized ... Continue Reading →
Several days ago I wandered down on the Caltech Campus to sit awhile with my old friend, Tenjin. There he was sitting astride his water buffalo and reading a philosophical tome. There were several squirrels there to keep us company and I brought along some nuts which they greatly appreciated.
Tenjin looked up and said, “What brings you here today?” I replied by asking a question, “Tenjin ... Continue Reading →
Before I head for the airport tomorrow, I want to check in one more time. We have just a few more things to talk about. Care to join us downstairs once more, before I go?
There is a seven week summer vacation from July 15 through September 6. Then they leave again on September 30 for another six weeks until November 14, presumably to campaign. But how much campaigning ... Continue Reading →