The secret ingredient in Geoff Beattie’s rich dark fruit cake.
Need a heartwarming story? "Geoff Beattie had arrived. Show after show, city after city, state after state, word began to spread about the mysterious widowed dairy farmer who was toppling the greats of Australian show cooking." Might you or someone you know have had a similar experience?
was born in 1921. She used to take the subway to the airport
when she started flying in 1936.She fought in World War II, and at the age of 92 is now fighting the government she served to obtain Social Security benefits following the death of her husband, Norwood.
The Social Security Administration states that she is ineligible because her legal 2004 marriage was not legal.
In Their Boots
is a new online "magazine show" about
the impact of the wars on US servicemembers and their families. The latest episode
features the founder of the American Widow Project
, a new documentary
and an organization dedicated to helping out
other war widows
across the country.
Before a hill, a figure rests, his hands folded.
His face retains a unsettling demeanor of peace, or contemplation. Whatever thoughts come to his mind at this point, we shall never know, for he shall never awake from his slumber. [via
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Are you a gamer-widow?
Here is your lonely corner of the internet, with forums
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, the last known widow of a civil war veteran, has died at the age of 97. Alberta Martin married William Japser Martin, a Confederate veteran, in 1927, when she was 21 and he was 81. William Martin died less than four years later and Alberta Martin married his grandson two months after that.
[Much of the news will cover it (i.e. CNN
, et all, but the link above is for a site specifically about her.]
Last Civil War Widows Do Lunch.
Gertrude Janeway, the Union War widow, passed away
Friday at 93. Live tonight on ABC, Alberta Martin will receive the grand prize -- one million confederate dollars and a 2003 Dodge Durango. [Just kidding.]
Isaac Asimov died of AIDS.
His widow, Janet Jeppson Asimov, reveals that Asimov acquired AIDS from a blood transfusion during bypass surgery in 1983 in a condensed version of his biography just published this month ("It's Been a Good Life"). Apparently his doctor advised that they not disclose his AIDS infection.