Category: Obsessions

A visit aboard the LST-325

The LST-325 docked for tours at Madison, Indiana on 09/14/2013.  This LST (Landing Ship, Tank) was used on D-Day +1 to offload tanks, trucks, jeeps, and troops at Omaha Beach and to transport injured soldiers back to England for care.  It was utilized in…

My terrarium is here!

Thanks to the amazing artists at Twig Terrariums in Brooklyn, NY, I now have my very own version of the famous Times Square V-J Day kiss!  They did an incredible job! I love how it turned out!  Isn’t it great?

A Sentimental Journey of sorts

I’ve been busy lately and have had a lot of things related to my obsession with the 1940s and World War II come up, so this is going to be a hodgepodge of an update.  

Omigosh! I’m so excited!

Eeeeeeeeee!!!! (<—- That’s the sound of me being thrilled, btw!)

Planning a private pilgrimage

It sits, unchanged. The moon rises and sets. The sunlight beats down in punishing rays, bathing it and everything around it in the blinding golden light that can only come from an African sun. Water splatters across its smooth marble surface as the sprinklers…

A night of Bluegrass

So ever since I heard “Country Boy” by Ricky Skaggs when I was just a kid, I’ve loved Bluegrass.  My dad loved to listen to the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday nights, even though it came through sounding scratchy and so far away on…

I’m so behind! (A foray into television talk)

Ever since I started working the night shift, I cannot stay caught up with TV shows.  That’s honestly okay since I’ve never been a TV addict.  I’ve never been one to spend hours and hours in front of a TV each week with tons…

A tale of a girl and her car

Once upon a time, in a magical land called Madison, there lived a young girl. Her name was Rachel, and she was a determined, self-reliant girl, even as a child.  When she was 18 years old, she worked as a night auditor at a…