In Washington

They were in Washington. They arrived Friday night and Shandra was relieved that she had her own room. After dumping her stuff off, she went to check out his suite which was massive. She had been worried that they would end up sharing it but there was a last minute cancellation and his agent, Mia …

From the Movies to the Monastery

She was the pretty blonde in the movie, Where the Boys Are. In five years she made ten films, starring opposite Stephen Boyd, Montgomery Clift, George Hamilton and Robert Wagner following her debut film, Loving You with Elvis Presley. The two teamed up again for King Creole. By the early 1960s, Dolores was an established …

Francis Finds Love and Faith

"Why haven't you been by the house?  Are they working you too hard?  When is the last time you went to confession?  When are you going to settle down and get married?"  Mrs. De Vries demanded as her son, Francis walked out of the courthouse and into the late afternoon sunshine.  It had been a …

Alice Ball

Alice Ball was the pharmaceutical chemist who developed a medical treatment for Leprosy, giving hope to millions.  Leprosy is a dreaded disease.  It has been around since biblical times.  It is disfiguring and it filled its sufferers with hopelessness.  In the US people with Leprosy were forcibly removed from their homes and detained indefinitely in …

Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Mary Ann Shadd Cary was the eldest of thirteen children.  She was born on October 9, 1823 in Wilmington, Delaware.  Her great-grandfather was Hans Schad, alias John Shadd, who served as Hessian soldier with the British army during the French and Indian War.  Her father, Abraham Doras Shadd was trained as a shoemaker and owned a shop in …

Elizabeth Smart

While I was at the hairdresser, I came across People Magazine with Elizabeth Smart's wedding featured on the cover.  Elizabeth met her husband, Matthew Gilmour, a Scotland native while doing mission work in Paris.  After one year of courtship, the couple on February 18, 2012 in a private ceremony in the Laie Hawaii Temple.  I looked at her radiant face and was …

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