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Notes and Quotes: January 20, 2019

By Tom Morrow In the late 1890s, the venerable Hotel del Coronado was the social toast of San Diego. The posh hotel was Southern California’s first elegant seaside ...

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Notes and Quotes: January 13, 2019

The Night Jack Met ‘The Great One’ By Tom Morrow Back in 1985 when I was vice president in charge of communications and historical archives for the Hotel ...

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Notes and Quotes- January 5, 2019

By Tom Morrow There are times in one’s life when unexpected pleasures come flooding in. I’ve had several of those occasions, one of them occurring back in 1979, ...

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Notes and Quotes- December 26, 2018

By Tom Morrow In case you haven’t noticed, the Queen’s English, or at least our American version of that language, is being quickly eroded with some rather boring ...

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Notes and Quotes- December 16, 2018

The Song that Saved His Life By Tom Morrow One of the most popular songwriters of the “Greatest Generation” was Hugh Martin, who lived out the last two ...

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Historically Speaking: The Nearly Forgotten Founding Father

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow Not all of our so-called “Founding Fathers” sat in Independence Hall or rode with Washington in battle. British-born Thomas Paine armed himself with a pen ...

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Historically Speaking: Hero or Spy

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow Charles Augustus Lindbergh, born Feb. 4, 1902, became the most famous man around the world when in 1927, he flew solo across the Atlantic from ...

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Notes and Quotes- December 1, 2018

By Tom Morrow Back in 1986 or ’87, I had the pleasure of taking my daughter to see the Broadway play, “42nd Street.” Shannon had just graduated from ...

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Historically Speaking: Change the World-Go Bankrupt

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow The development of the printed word is one of the world’s most influential inventions. Regardless of your religious beliefs or philosophy, the first printings of ...

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Historically Speaking: Napoleon and America

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow One might ask “What does the history of French Emperor Napoleon have to do with American history?” A lot – about half of our continental ...

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Notes and Quotes- November 10, 2018

However Did We Do Without Them? By Tom Morrow It’s amazing how many products, items, and facilities we took for granted as children no longer exist. How ‘bout ...

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Historically Speaking: The March on DC

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow The burning of Washington, D.C., by the British Army during the War of 1812, wasn’t the only time our nation’s capital city was invaded. It ...

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Notes and Quotes- November 3, 2018

By Tom Morrow One of the sad things about our society today is few of us, and hardly any of our younger generations, could pass the standard citizenship ...

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Historically Speaking: The Soldier Who Left His Country

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow He spent most of his military career as a U.S. soldier; He was commandant of the U.S. Military Academy when Abraham Lincoln offered him command ...

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Notes and Quotes- October 27, 2018

A Life of Flying High By Tom Morrow Nearly a century ago, a young lad born to Greek parents started out in life as an outstanding football and ...

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