Silence

   Silence           "Every silence must be carried through towards death so that it is immortal   And every smile and tear and glance must be detached from what is fragile and finite   Even an oak leaf cannot for ever be happy on a branch even a dove is not for ever on a window sill   What flies away will come back what stays will sing   Silence is the memento after everything faithful as it were not silence after love."             This short poem by Polish … [Read more...]

Memorial Day with Roxanne Williams, Come Home Soon

What effects did World War 2 have on women in America? Women began to do the jobs that the men used to do. They worked in factories, steel mills, and on fighter planes. A woman who worked in an industrial or manufacturing job was refered to as "Rosie the Riviter". More independent, less willing to lose their new gained power, managed America when men were at war. Also set new standards of female participation in Wars, pilots, shippers and nurses. Women married earlier in life, … [Read more...]

MEMORIAL DAY – May 31, 2011

A Celebration of Women sends our respect to the fallen and prayers to the families left behind. There is also evidence that organized Women's Groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication "To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead" (Source: Duke University's Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920). … [Read more...]

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