Tag Archive: World War I

Mar 27 2017

Seize the Monday

I am big. It’s the pictures that got small. Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard American actress and producer, Gloria Swanson, was born on this day in 1899 (died 1983). We wrote about her as one of the People We Love on this day back in 2013. I’ve seen the movie Sunset Boulevard. …

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Apr 06 2016

Records? We don’t have no steenkeen records…

Or so I’ve been told. On this day in 1917, the U.S. declared war on Germany and entered World War I. (President Wilson had requested the declaration on April 2. ┬áThe Senate agreed on April 4, the House on April 6.) A few months later, my grandfather was drafted out of the hills of southwest …

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