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February 12, 2015

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

By Tom Morrow Back in the mid-sixties, (maybe it was ’64), there was a song with words to the effect, “Will You Love Me When I’m 64?” In ...

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Historically Speaking: The Shortest Term U.S. President

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow William Henry Harrison was, quite briefly, the ninth President of the United States, an American military officer, politician, and the first Chief Executive to die ...

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Historically Speaking: America’s New Pastime

Historically Speaking

The Founding of America’s New Pastime by Tom Morrow With the annual Super Bowl Sunday just around the corner, you might be interested in how professional football grew ...

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January 29, 2015

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

By Tom Morrow Long-time O’sider Jim Schroder sent me an e-mail from Central America where’s currently playing tourist. For Jim, traveling around the world is a passion. He ...

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Historically Speaking: ‘Lucky Lindy’ – ‘The Lone Eagle’

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow Charles Augustus Lindbergh, born Feb. 4, 1902, was an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist, but most famous for his 1927 historic non-stop ...

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January 22, 2015

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

By Tom Morrow Subject: TO THOSE BORN 1925 – 1970: WE ARE AWESOME This column was recycled from one of my North County Times column of 10 years ...

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Historically Speaking: An Unlikely Hero

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow Edward Albert Heimberger had a very long resume that included being a businessman, insurance salesman, nightclub singer, circus performer, Army intelligence agent, pioneer television star, ...

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January 15, 2015

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

By Tom Morrow Lexophiles: “Lexophile” is a word used to describe those that have a love for words, such as “you can tune a piano, but you can’t ...

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Historically Speaking: America’s Real Hero Movie Star

Historically Speaking

by Tom Morrow During World War II, dozens of movie luminaries donned military uniforms, but none would equal the service-to-country of James Stewart. He became a B-24 bomber ...

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January 8, 2015

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

By Tom Morrow All of us depend upon “trust” in our everyday life; if we didn’t we couldn’t drive a car or go to the doctor. We trust ...

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Historically Speaking: A Most Admired, Then Reviled Man

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow By the second decade of the 20th century, Herbert Hoover was the most admired man in America, primarily for his World War I humanitarian relief ...

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January 1, 2015

Christmas pasts and memories of tough sledding By Tom Morrow In retrospect of Christmases past, when I was young I usually begged for one specific gift to be ...

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Historically Speaking: Billy Mitchell, Father of U.S. Air Power

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow Aviation pioneer Billy Mitchell correctly predicted what lie ahead in 20th century warfare, but at great personal cost. As early as 1906, Mitchell predicted the ...

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December 25, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

By Tom Morrow A kid’s wish-list for Santa these days would have been unimaginable for us kids of 50 or 60 years ago. The digital age has completely ...

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Historically Speaking: The nearly forgotten President

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow His name has been the brunt of jokes by comedians for years. He’s one of America’s little-known Presidents, yet Millard Fillmore held office and made ...

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