This is my first trip to Berlin, a city of many delights. My husband Rick and I bought a three day pass that allowed us to see up to 30 different museums for one price. It was €29 per person, a good value considering all the museums we can see. We went to the Jewish … Continue reading A Visit to Berlin
While visiting Cork, Ireland, an Irish friend introduced me to the Crawford Art Gallery. They were having an exhibit of the work of Mary Swanzy, an Irish painter (1882-1978) of the 20th Century. According to Wikipedia, Swanzy was noted for painting in many styles, including cubism, and was one of Ireland's first abstract painters. Even … Continue reading Have you ever heard of Irish painter Mary Swanzy?
One of the many floats in the parade I thought I knew about parades. As an American, I had seen many Fourth of July parades. And living in Chicagoland, an area chock full of Irish people, I had seen many a St. Patrick's Day parade. Chicago turns its river green in honor of this event. … Continue reading Lorca, Spain Easter Parade
These thoughts were posted in the museum in remembrance ofthe 80th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War I went to Alicante, Spain, recently to a new museum commemorating the 80th anniversary of the fall of this port city to Franco and the Nationalist forces. One of the main events depicted at the … Continue reading Spanish Civil War 80th Anniversary Memorial Museum
“Behind every appearance of diversity there is an interdependent unity of all things.” —George de Benneville. Are you interested in genealogy? If so, dear reader, I have an amazing story to tell you that might seem unbelievable. But it’s true and it affirms the adage that we are all connected. Once there were two sisters, … Continue reading Lesson Nine: Explore your roots to understand who you are