Lakes are a popular destination for Fourth of July celebrations in the Midwest .
My Stepfather, William Thomas Watson, son of Rita Morton and Edwin Watson died last week on Dec 21, 2012 at the age of 97. Rita’s great grandfather was John Morton, making him William’s Great great Grandfather. The story she told me (and backed it up with the National Geographic Article from the 1950s on Alabamas Historical Plantation Homes) is that the Morton plantation was sacked by carpetbaggers after the Civill War and they were turned out into poverty. Every piece of research has proven true. There is a Sammy Watson still alive who also heard the story from his Grandmother.
William Watson joined the US Army in 1944, was sent to Germany and fought in the Battle of Bastogne, the Battle of the Bulge and was the last truck over the bridge at Remagen. He climbed to the Rosenthal Porcelain Factory roof where they liberated the factory and took down the Nazi flag, which we still have in our hands.
William (Bill) also served in Korea and Vietnam. Then he went to Camp Carson and with the 8th Division went to Germany to the Cold War era. I was privileged to live with him through my teenage years. I’m sure he didn’t consider that any kind of a privilege. He retired at Fort Carson, Colorado at which time he was Chief Pastry Chef and Instructor for the Cooking School at Fort Carson. He spent the rest of his life known for his gardening. If this sounds like on Obituary it is going to be one with more detail, but William Watson was one of the most patriotic men I have met and I think Mr. John Morton would be proud of him. He carried on as the Sons of Liberty had envisioned for America.
The Maccabeats’ new music video about coming home to Israel.
“Diva” is a word used rather freely these days to describe those whose talents are matched or exceeded by their tendency to maximize the drama in every situation. But the term originated in the world of opera as shorthand for divina, or “goddess”—a label reserved for the greatest of female...