Mr. Norris and VFW Christmas parties
Some emails you just hate to get. Especially one that starts like this: It is with great sadness and heavy heart … That’s how Billy Gates’ email started Friday, January 5, as he informed his email group about the passing of a friend. I had already read the subject line: Raymond Norris. And I had a feeling before I read the first line of the email. In a split second,…
On the Oregon Trail via computer
By Nina Keenam In an article titled “The True Story of the Oregon Trail,” Emily Grosvenor wrote, “About one in every 200 travelers kept a journal: young girls, missionaries, pioneer wives, community leaders, adventuring single men. They wrote everything from great, expansive, narrative-rich entries to bare-bones lists of what happened on which day.” When my husband and I acquired our first RV, a 1964 Airstream trailer, we decided to keep…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers A few months back the Jefferson County Republican Party honored our Senior U.S. Senator, Richard Shelby. It was held at The Club in Birmingham. The view from atop Red Mountain from this elegant club is spectacular, especially at night from the ballroom. The glass enclosure allows you to see the grandeur of the Birmingham skyline. As you glimpse at the scene you can see many of the…