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Every year I write a Memorial Day story about my conversations with veterans of past wars I have known. One soldier I have always included in those stories is Thomas Stryker. Read more

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There aren’t many homes decorated with fall art, inflatable turkeys, or even Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin. Residents go right to Christmas decorations because the weather … Read more

This is an insight into war as told to me by veterans I have known: “I served in the Mobile Riverine Force 1969 and 1970. I was a 105 mm/50 gunner on a Monitor gunboat in R… Read more

Dear Dad, It’s been 35 years since I talked to you. Every day, I still do the things you taught me as a boy, from picking up the toilet seat first thing in the morning to h… Read more

The following stories of war were told to me by my father, uncles, and friends who are no longer with us: “I was on a troop ship going to Normandy. It was the worst – bathr… Read more

If you were a kid back in the fifties, sixties, or even seventies, mom’s pocketbook was the go-to place for almost anything. Need a tissue, Chapstick, gum, or Lifesaver? Mo… Read more

We use the phrase so casually: “Hope it turns out well.” In our daily grind, it’s easy to recall the bigger moments in life – beginnings, climaxes, and conclusions that cal… Read more

There is an ancient proverb among the peoples of the Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia) who share a distinct heritage and linguistic roots. It states… Read more

Residents ‘Spooked’ During “War of the Worlds” Reprise Chalk it up to irony; “a state of affairs or an event,” as defined in any dictionary, “that is contrary to what one e… Read more

Residents Enjoy Another Festive Open House at Township’s Historical Museum The mood was as friendly as the day: sunny, bright and cheerful, with a healthy measure of awe. I… Read more

Editor’s note: This story was published exclusively in The Jefferson Chronicle DIGEST magazine prior to being made available online. To receive the DIGEST magazine when it … Read more

The Jefferson Township Museum, also known as the George Chamberlain House, will have an open house on Sunday, September 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Costumed doce… Read more