My Grand Dad's War
Excerpt from the World II Diary of Major. Charles H Megarity, United States Army 1940-1946. "The Battle for Burma"
June 24th, 1944 - My orders have been changed. My assignment was changed by General Cannon who is G-2 on Stilwell’s staff. I am to be his chief Liaison officer with the 1st Chinese Regiment which is organized like a brigade or small division. One half of my troops are working on the combat trail, one company fighting with Merrill’s Marauders and two companies fighting at Kaimaing and Mogaung. Regimental headquarters is about half way between Shadazup and Warazup, Colonel Lia commanding.
Epic Helicopters Offers Tours of Texas Wineries
Epic Helicopters has launched its VIP Wine Tours, which will whisk guests from across North Texas for a wine tasting and tour like no other. The exciting new VIP wine tours features six Texas wineries and will accommodate as many as 4 wine enthusiasts per flight. Helicopter pickup locations are customizable as are the number of vineyards visited on this high-flying winery adventure.
GrapeFest 2014 Preview
Sample more than 160 Texas varietals from 44 Texas wineries at the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the United States, during the 28th Annual GrapeFest - A Wine Experience in Historic Downtown Grapevine September 11-14. Tickets for the popular GrapeFest event are limited; therefore, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.
The Great Tattoo Epidemic
Tattooing has been around for centuries, used historically to mark an individual as part of a group such as a slave, soldier, or denigrated group of people such as criminals, servants, religious fanatics, and most recently, the tattooing of an identification number on the forearms of Jewish people in the concentration camps of Germany and Poland. In the Far East, tattoos indicate lineage among tribal groups as well as a visible message on girls indicating marital status and on warriors indicating the man's accomplishments. It is a myth that Captain James Cook brought the idea of tattooing back to Great Britain after his voyages to the Polynesian islands of the South Pacific. Tattooing was already popular among sailors who saw the tattoos while visiting foreign ports. Because of this, tattoos were considered a fringe activity practiced by unsavory characters.
Eating Healthy - Organic and Non-GMO Foods
More and more people are becoming aware of the health benefits of eating a diet of natural and organic foods. Unfortunately, they may find that the high cost and scarcity of these foods put such a diet somewhere between difficult and impossible.
Enter the Green PolkaDot Box. Don't have an organic food store or a good farmer's market in your city? Not a problem. Can't afford the high price of natural, non-GMO foods? They have you covered.
The Green PolkaDot Box sells natural and organic, non-GMO foods at wholesale prices, and delivers them directly to your doorstep. They carry hundreds of your favorite brands, and they even offer fresh meat and dairy products*. They offer a lowest price guarantee on all the items in their inventory, and free shipping on orders over $75.
The Ennis Farmers Market
A Saturday Jewel in Ellis County
We love going to farmers markets all over North Central Texas, We had heard that the Ennis Farmers Market was a great little market so decided to check it out. We arrived around 10:30 and, sure enough, it was in full swing and had quite a crowd. The market is situated on N. Dallas Street between West Ennis Avenue and West Knox, in the middle of downtown. The street is blocked off and the market area swings around the corner onto West Knox. There is plenty of parking within easy walking distance. The booths were set up in the middle of the street and allowed for easy strolling and shopping.
El Mexicana Grill
This restaurant run by the Huerta family is a recent addition to the scene in downtown Waxahachie, TX. Located at 114 E. Franklin Street, it is at the other end of the block from the Ellis County Museum. It is just the right size, beautifully decorated, and has a nice ambience about it.
The menu is extensive and the plates are large, so bring your appetite. A standout was the Carne Guisada, a Mexican-style beef stew. The large tender chunks of beef were perfectly tender in a luscious red gravy. The Spanish rice is the old Mexico style and a great compliment to the stew. Served along with refried beans, salad and guacamole, it is a bargain at $7.99. They also serve margarita, pin coladas, domestic and imported beers.
Make Your Own Bath Bombs and Creams
Learn The 'Secrets' How Create Luscious Bath Bombs, Soothing Creams and Aromatic Fragrance Products
Handcrafter's Companion is a priceless reference collection of product recipes designed to create a relaxing spa atmosphere in your own home.
Many busy woman with a hurried, stressful paced lifestyles often find it hard or difficult to find ways to relax? Like many people, you seek to create a restful retreat in your home -- one in which you can relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.
The spa industry is the fourth largest leisure industry in the United States, and continues to be highlighted in movies, television, articles and advertising. All of these factors have combined to make the spa experience more mainstream -- and growing numbers of consumers are looking to add the spa experience to their everyday lives.
Face The World
Volunteer Opportunity Urgent
Face the World exchange students come from all over the world to live with a U.S. family and attend an American high school.
Volunteer host families needed for several high school exchange students from Germany and other countries. The district deadline is fast approaching to accept students. Exchange students stay either a semester (Aug-Dec) or an academic year (Aug-June) with host families and both form an everlasting bond.