Tag: American history


These people found a unique way to advertise

Some people believed in engraving their trades on their tombstones.   Epitaph to blind woodsawyer in Georgia: “While none ever saw him see thousands have seen him saw.”   Elkhart, Indiana, epitaph on tombstone of teacher: “School is out Teacher has gone home.”   Epitaph to fireman in Wilmington, North Carolina “William P. Monroe Died […]


My Viet Nam Experience

I left my young wife and year old daughter in the states after a harried move from Germany and a quick wedding ceremony of a pair of college friends and processed through Ft Lewis Washington.  I arrived in RVN in time for our personnel replacement center to react to rockets’ red glare.  There we were all five […]