AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA – WEATHER, ROYALTY AND POLITICS BACK IN BLIGHTY

18
Jul
There is a lot happening back in Britain right now – big sporting events, political change and manoeuvring, and press speculation about relationships in the royal family.  All this comes at a time of unusually high temperatures in the mid-80s. Remember that very few homes and a lot of businesses do not have air conditioning in the UK, so that weather is not quite as nice as it sounds to our Coastal Georgia ears!  Don’t feel too sorry for the Brits, though, since by this weekend they are likely to be back to the normal highs...

AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA – HAPPY JULY 4TH

04
Jul
As everybody who knows me probably knows, the Fourth of July is my favorite American holiday.  As a naturalized American citizen, I (quite rightly) had to work to achieve citizenship, and I value it.  I also love summer, fireworks and the sheer joyfulness of the occasion.  It is rather splendid that America has its own birthday party every year, and this is our 243rd one!   As every American knows, our fantastic country first celebrated the birth of American...

AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA – ERNIE PYLE AND WORLD WAR TWO

20
Jun
With all the media coverage of the 75thanniversary of D-Day earlier this month, I have been thinking about the Second World War a great deal.   As I was born in Great Britain only about 20 years after the end of the war, I grew up with older family members and the British media frequently referring to and sharing their memories of World War Two and specifically where they were when they heard the British Declaration of War on Germany on September3, 1939.British colonies and semi-independent countries which were part of the Commonwealth at the time including Canada, Australia, New...