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Twice bitten, but not shy

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Twice bitten, but not shy

By Nancy Yockey Bonar

Author’s note: This is about one local radio talk show host. It’s not a glittering generality for all radio hosts/commentators.

Knock me over with a feather! As a lightweight history buff, I’m admitting: I hadn’t been fully aware of more than the first stanza of The National Anthem/The Star-Spangled Banner.

They Called me Barbie

They Called Me Barbie

by Michael Benton

You really can’t tell someone what life is like on a submarine. It’s one of those things you have to experience for yourself. I mean, you can understand the words for sure; just it misses something in the telling. Still, there are stories to share that, at the very least, should give a smile. I guess the best place to start is at the beginning.


From Geordie Land to No Mans Land By George Russell Elder

BOOK WAS NOT WRITTEN BY ELDER. Was written  by descendents; published 2011, Authorhouse. After the war, George made several unsuccessful attempts to have his diaries published and shortly before his death he passed them to Mabel his youngest daughter. Several years later other members of his family including his granddaughters deciphered, edited and arranged with Authorhouse to have them finally published.