The choice of Harriet Tubman for America’s $20 bill thrills me because it acknowledges two under-represented groups in our country: women and African Americans. When the face of Susan B. Anthony, a champion of women’s rights, was emblazoned onto a [...]
My online friend, Shirley Hershey Showalter, inspired me to write this post about a favorite Christmas memory. I signed up to get her free ebook called How to Write a Memoir, and now I get her weekly Magical Memoir Moments photos [...]
A trove of Modernist art, some 1,500 works, were discovered in a Munich home. You can read why this discovery has personal meaning to me and for my understanding of my Uncle Frank's World War II service.
Fifty years ago today, on August 28th, 1963, millions of Americans heard Martin Luther King’s poetic demands for racial justice. Whites throughout the country tuned in to listen or watch the March on Washington, either rapt in the power of his metaphor or [...]
For Memorial Day weekend, I dedicate these letters to our soldiers in arms, our veterans, and all the mothers and dads and families who yearn for their safe return. This letter is from my grandmother Lisi Gartz responding to her son Frank's ("Ebner") previous letter.