Remembering Chris Columbus

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Today is Columbus Day and it’s always fun to hear the stories about how he discovered the New World – well sort of. 

The natives got here first and I never liked the way we kept pushing them west. 

As a child watching “shoot

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‘em ups” at the Ritz Theater in West Point, I always cheered for the Indians.

I found out that my great great grandmother was a Choctaw. Recently my cousin and I drove down to Philadelphia to see if we could claim some of those bonuses Chief Martin was handing out.  Unfortunately we couldn’t prove out heritage and walked away with a feather form his headdress.

Also on this day in history:

*In 1886, the tuxedo dinner jacket made its debut at a ball in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.

*George Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess debuted on Broadway in 1935.  One enduring tune which played a huge role in my youth is “Summertime.”  It was the only number my 9th grade

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boyfriend would dance to because he could only slow dance – if you call rocking back in one spot “slow dancing.” It was still a thrill!  That’s me in the back wearing the helmet and a size four.

Ah, those were the days.

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2 thoughts on “Remembering Chris Columbus

  1. Where was this picture taken? The dark blue pasley tuxedo dinner jacket in the front looks like the one I had for the cruise we took with our parents.

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