Memory Monday revisited, Week 5

This post was original published as Memory Monday, Week 75, on July 16, 2018. This week, I’m starting in on the photos of my dad’s fellow servicemen — although unfortunately he didn’t record their names anywhere. And some of the prints are really tiny, like 2 x 2.75 inches. The majority though are 3.25 x 2.75 inches or 4.25 x 3 inches in size. Makes me remember how far print photography has come even during my lifetime! It’s great seeing images of the servicemen interacting with very happy local kids, especially considering that a mere 5 years earlier, our countries were at war with each other. Next week, I’ll have more posed photos like the ones below; again, I can’t identify these guys, but I’m sure they were excellent young servicemen!

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The Adventure Continues… Songbird of Manzanar

Yesterday I wrote about two very inspiring men who lived through the forcible relocation of Japanese-Americans during World War 2. Today I’m continuing that theme with this episode of California’s Gold from 2005. Manzanar War Relocation Center was located in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains, and although the camp barracks were dismantled long ago, the past […]

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Friday video: Baroque lute and Violins of the World

Stringed instruments have a long and complex history dating back to ancient times and all around the world. It’s fascinating to see how variations on a basic shape and a wide variety of materials can produce so many different kinds of wonderful sounds. In my first video this week, Daniel Estrem uses the baroque lute to produce an absolutely beautiful rendition of one of my favorite Beatles songs, While My Guitar Gently Weeps. And a change of pace — if Mathias Duplessy’s music doesn’t get you moving, nothing will! I love how much these guys are enjoying themselves.

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Friday video: The Statue of Liberty and Guitargirl

This week I’ve chosen a couple of different videos. The first one is two years old, but I couldn’t resist the chance to experience a tour of the Statue of Liberty. I’ve never been to New York City and don’t really expect to find myself there in the future — but I love exploring historic places. And of course, a virtual trip up the stairs is a lot easier on the knees! My second video is short but extremely sweet.This six-year-old has a lovely voice and she does a great rendition of “Fly Me To The Moon.” Enjoy!

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Friday video: Linus and Lucy

One of the ways I’ve been filling my time during the past couple of weeks of staying indoors is watching YouTube videos. And not just stuff like episodes of The Honeymooners or Pink Panther cartoons! (Although those are pretty awesome.) Yes, there’s always plenty of videos on topics I have zero interest in — but I’ve also come across some really amazing content; so it occurred to me that I may as well share some of my favorite videos here. I hope you enjoy them too.

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Friday Video: Moonlight Sonata for Old Elephant

One of the ways I’ve been filling my time during the past couple of weeks of staying indoors is watching YouTube videos. And not just stuff like episodes of The Honeymooners or Pink Panther cartoons! (Although those are pretty awesome.) Yes, there’s always plenty of videos on topics I have zero interest in — but I’ve also come across some really amazing content; so it occurred to me that I may as well share some of my favorite videos here. I hope you enjoy them too.

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