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Goodreads Giveaways for “The Wentworth Legacy” end on Nov. 3, 2016. Don’t miss the chance to win 1 of 3 signed First Edition copies of "The Wentworth Legacy" by Rosalinda R Morgan. Enter for a chance to win now. Open only to Goodreads members in U.S. and Canada.   An urgent telegram to come home …

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My 11th report for my 12-week challenge

I'm getting near the end of the challenge. One more week to go. Here is what I did during the 11th week of the challenge:   I finished one book this week and I’m still one book behind on my book-to-read goal. I started another book today and I have to finish reading these two …

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Peace Rose for United Nations’Day – Oct. 24

   Parentage: (‘George Dickson’ x ‘Souvenir de Claudius Pernet’) x (‘Joanna Hill’ x ‘Chas. P. Kilham’) x ‘Margaret McGredy”. Hybridized by the French hybridizer Francis Meilland in the late 1930s, and introduced by Conard-Pyle Co., West Grove, PA in 1945.   The rose that is called ‘Peace’ in the United States and Great Britain is …

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Motivational Monday – October 24, 2016

  Things cannot always go your way. Learn to accept in silence the minor aggravations, cultivate the gift of taciturnity and consume your own smoke with an extra draught of hard work, so that those about you may not be annoyed with the dust and soot of your complaints. Sir William Osler     Until …

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Excerpts from “The Iron Butterfly”

Chapter 3, page 31-35 The orderlies placed Eugenio on the far end of the ward. Dr. Contreras went back out of the emergency room and came back with a surgeon in tow. The doctor acknowledged Regina’s presence by merely nodding his head and went right to take Eugenio’s vital signs. His pulse was terribly weak …

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I shall return

Gen. Douglas MacArthur fulfilled his promise to the Filipino people that he shall return to liberate them from the Japanese on October 20, 1944. Excerpts from BAHALA NA (Come What May)   On October 20, 1944, MacArthur landed in Leyte, fulfilling his promise to the Filipino people by wading ashore at Leyte, but the evening before …

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