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Entries by Kate Kelly from 05/2010

America's First Ladies and Their Jewelry

| Posted 05.03.2010 | Style

The types of jewelry the various first ladies wore and what they spent on their adornments gives an interesting lens through which to view a presidency as well as a specific time period in our country's history.

Almost Forgotten: The 1864 Battle That Saved Washington

| Posted 05.11.2010 | Politics

Sometimes we lose in order to win. This was the case with the Battle of Monocacy, fought just outside Frederick, Maryland on July 9, 1864. The Union soldiers went down in defeat, but they accomplished a bigger goal -- they saved Washington.

Recognizing Progress: The 1938 Celebration of Airmail Week

| Posted 05.18.2010 | Politics

Though the Internet makes airmail delivery seem quaint, the Postal Service led the way for progress in the commercial aviation industry--something we all very much benefit from today.

The Romance of the Rails and the Pleasure of Remembering

| Posted 05.25.2010 | Politics

Taking time to "remember when" is a beautiful thing--a luxury we should allow ourselves more often. The process is guaranteed to take our thoughts to a pleasant place in the past, and put smiles on our faces.

Small Town Parade Has Big Place in Local Hearts

| Posted 05.29.2010 | Politics

Each year Larchmont--a suburban community in Westchester, New York, measuring only one square mile--celebrates Memorial Day with a parade on the Thurs...