I cleaned out a storeroom last month and found a box of letters that my husband had sent to me while he was in the army in Viet Nam. The thin paper envelopes held the hopes and dreams of our youth, scrawled in cursive handwriting on pale blue stationary. I wrote him every single day of his one year tour, just to let him know that he was on my mind. He often told me how very much those letters meant to him when home seemed so far away.
If you are considering adding hydrangeas to your landscape, this is a great time of year to see them in full bloom. From mid-July through the end of August, hydrangea flowers transform from bright white or cream to shades of pink, blue, burgundy and lime green. Almost in every neighborhood, you will see them as showy shrubs or trimmed into tree form in front yards, public gardens and commercial properties.
This column has quoted members of the Rothschild family from time to time. Most of us at one time or another has heard of this family. Who were they and what did they do? In short, they were one of the most renowned private families in Europe and one of the greatest Jewish families of modern times. They helped shape nations, empires and industries in the 19th century.
Another football season is upon us. This is the best time of the year because every NFL team is 0-0 and the most fans are optimistic.
A five-point plan to close the high school graduation gap between white and non-white high school students was unveiled Monday, Aug. 18, by Generation Next, a coalition of influential education, nonprofit, governmental and business leaders.
What should wise families, like careful coaches, help youngsters do to prepare for the upcoming school year? Forty-one district, charter and teacher union leaders recently responded to that question with specific, practical advice.