For Our Dad, with Love

Dads give children a safe place to grow, protected from the winds and sheltered from the rains.  Only when it’s time to teach the lesson of living does a good dad consent to let go.  Dad started his fatherly journey extremely young (when his mother abandoned her husband and three children when dad was just … Continue reading For Our Dad, with Love

Obituary: Frank Burton Boling: 12/07/1928-08/22/2020

Frank Burton Boling, age 91; five generation family patriarch; a 60-year-resident of the Berkshire Community within District Heights-Forestville, MD, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Calvert Health Medical Center, Calvert County, MD.  Frank’s wife of 72 years, Norma Florence Ford Boling, age 90, preceded him in death on March 16, 2018.  Frank was … Continue reading Obituary: Frank Burton Boling: 12/07/1928-08/22/2020

My Sandlot Days…

By Aaron McDaniel - August 22, 2020 "1993 Sandlot Kids" Recently my teenage grandson, Aaron, was browsing Facebook and came upon a post with a picture of the Sandlot kids that included the following quote: "At some point in your childhood, you and your friends went out to play together for the last time and … Continue reading My Sandlot Days…

“A Century of Suffrage: The New York Times – August 18, 2020

Suffragists in front of the White House in 1917.Credit...Library of Congress The first White House picketers were suffragists. Through a world war and a flu pandemic, they held up signs with slogans like, “Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?” “They wanted to be the first thing the president saw every morning and the … Continue reading “A Century of Suffrage: The New York Times – August 18, 2020

The Spanish Flu, (AKA, the 1918 Flu Pandemic)

As my dad lies in Calvert  County Hospital's ICU, where no visitors are allowed, I find a curious need to return to writing--not necessarily about our family's history as I usually do, but rather, to focus on other larger world issues for a momentary diversion.  And this time, it's about our impending 2020-2021 school year … Continue reading The Spanish Flu, (AKA, the 1918 Flu Pandemic)