Star Spangled

1812 Star Spangled Banner

In 1780, John Stafford Smith wrote the constitutional song of the Anacreaontic Society of London. Ralph Tomlinson a President of the society wrote the words to the song. For a bit of time it was a popular drinking song. It probably would not be familiar to you and me except for the familiar tune. Take … [Read more…]

Where Were You?

pin 9-11 remberance

Most of us remember the Alan Jackson song – hence the title. Where were you?  I was driving down the freeway  almost to work when the first reports of an  airplane hitting the World Trade Center hit the local radio. By the time I arrived at work it was clear that yes the unbelievable – … [Read more…]