“Sumter’s Steady Roar”

It’s probably not surprising that I’m always on the look-out for Civil War poetry. There’s a ton of it — often in newspapers or magazines of era and later in the various memory publications created by veterans and supporters from both sides. April 12, 2021 will mark the 160th Anniversary of the beginning of theContinue reading ““Sumter’s Steady Roar””

Victoria and Christmas Memory

The other evening I was watching the Christmas episode from Season 2 of the BBC show Victoria. It’s a heartwarming feature about Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, their children and extended family. Albert spends most of the episode trying to create an absolutely magical Christmas experience for his wife and children while also wanting to getContinue reading “Victoria and Christmas Memory”