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Join the Flag Waving

With Patriots Day and the parade almost upon us, I have some thoughts I have been considering for quite a while that I would like to share with you. Now, I am not a flag-waving, America-can-do-no-wrong “perpetual patriot”.  However, I have been thinking about this for quite some...

Hey, Charles Dickens. Move Over.

By Arnold Silverman  Our 11-year old granddaughter received an assignment by her grammar school teacher to write a biography of one of her favorite family members.  For some inexplicable reason she chose me.  Gathering information for her report, she asked me some 40 or 50...

Unfazed by Mortality, He Pursues Another Project

We have this tree just on the street side of our retaining wall.  An Oak tree, while it helps beautify the street, it doesn’t do a damned thing for us, such as giving a little shade.  What it does do each fall season, however, is drop an unbelievable number of dead leaves on our...

Speaker’s Corner

Adieu to a Great Woman By Arnie Silverman Several members of our Laguna Beach VFW Post are mentors at the Orange County Combat Veterans Court in Santa Ana.  Founded and managed by Superior Court Judge, Wendy Lindley of San Juan Capistrano, the court has literally turned around if...

Lyle “Tiger” Pickett

September 7, 1927 – May 28, 2013       Lyle Pickett, after a very long struggle with his health, has left this world for his next great adventure. He was affectionately known to many as “Tiger”. Born in 1927 to Joe and Martha Pickett, Lyle grew up in Los...