A Christmas Pause During “The Great War” (1914 – 1919)


"No Man's Land" is the term used by soldiers to describe the ground between the two opposing trenches. Its width along the Western Front could vary a great deal. The average distance in most sectors was about 250 yards (230 meters). However, at Guillemont it was only 50 yards (46 meters) whereas at Cambrai it … Continue reading A Christmas Pause During “The Great War” (1914 – 1919)

French soldier’s room unchanged 96 years after his death in first world war


The story below touched my heart so much that I felt compelled to share it with my readers.  I can only imagine with great trepidation enduring the loss of a son and honoring him beyond my time on this planet... THIS IS A REBLOG FROM THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER: Parents kept room as it was the day he … Continue reading French soldier’s room unchanged 96 years after his death in first world war

Remembering Loved Ones for Their Military Services


Home of the Brave About 1-1/2 years ago, I wrote a blog post From Everyday Moments May Come Precious Memories where I noted my feelings, ties, and respect for my mom's grandfather, John Carpenter Ford; her parents, Robert Gideon and Loretta Ford; and her brother, my uncle, John Austin Ford.  The Ford family was intricately involved with me in … Continue reading Remembering Loved Ones for Their Military Services