Historical Valentine’s

Civil War Valentine

Civil War Valentine

Saturday Haiku: Decisions

“The Gossips” by Norman Rockwell (1948)

Life is filled with decisions;
Ones that must be made wisely.
Don’t go it alone.

Learn others’ mistakes.
Those who’ve loved and fought,
lied, and cheated…teach.

No act is all new.
Don’t mistakenly think
the past holds nothing.

– Alex Schattner

The Ghost at Lock 60

When the original Erie Canal was completed in 1825, it was hailed as “The Eighth Wonder of the Western World”–an “engineering marvel”–but it was far from perfect. It was downright dangerous at times, especially for the boys, “Hoggees,” who rode … Continue reading