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“Mary Greyeyes being blessed by her native Chief prior to leaving for service in the CWAC.”  September 29, 1942.  Mary Greyeyes (Reid) was the first Native woman to join the Canadian Forces and one of only 25 Native women to serve in the Canadian military during World War II.  The photo is staged according to Mary’s daughter in law.

“Mary Greyeyes being blessed by her native Chief prior to leaving for service in the CWAC.” September 29, 1942. Mary Greyeyes (Reid) was the first Native woman to join the Canadian Forces and one of only 25 Native women to serve in the Canadian military during World War II. The photo is staged according to Mary’s daughter in law.

Old windmill well - a nostalgic necessity for farmers and ranchers out on the plains and a dime a dozen where I grew up in Oklahoma!

Old windmill well - a nostalgic necessity for farmers and ranchers out on the plains and a dime a dozen where I grew up in Oklahoma!

Bayezid I, "The Thunderbolt," Routs the Crusaders at the Battle of Nicopolis, 1396-Hünernâme of 1588 by Lokman

Bayezid I, "The Thunderbolt," Routs the Crusaders at the Battle of Nicopolis, 1396-Hünernâme of 1588 by Lokman

(June 28 [June 15, Old Style], 1389), battle fought at Kosovo Polje (“Field of the Blackbirds”; now in Kosovo) between the armies of the Serbian prince Lazar and the Turkish forces...

(June 28 [June 15, Old Style], 1389), battle fought at Kosovo Polje (“Field of the Blackbirds”; now in Kosovo) between the armies of the Serbian prince Lazar and the Turkish forces...

One of Jason's favorites (this car will be in our garage someday!)

Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

The Maltese Falcon ~ Dashiell Hammett. Finishing up the Hammett Omnibus with this excellent detective story.

The Maltese Falcon ~ Dashiell Hammett. Finishing up the Hammett Omnibus with this excellent detective story.

This picture links to the Great Potato Famine in Ireland that occurred in the late 1840s.  The poor farmers in Ireland were dependent upon potatoes to survive.  Interestingly, despite the huge number or starving people on the island, huge numbers of crops (such as corn and grain) were exported for profit rather than used at home.

This picture links to the Great Potato Famine in Ireland that occurred in the late 1840s. The poor farmers in Ireland were dependent upon potatoes to survive. Interestingly, despite the huge number or starving people on the island, huge numbers of crops (such as corn and grain) were exported for profit rather than used at home.

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