Honored Dead Marching Onward In Our MemoriesThursday, June 21, 2018
Army Air Corps. They should have flown by, but in the legion of the forgotten dead, all must walk in ghostly procession in their final encampment. Other place names recognized: Ploesti, Schweinfurt, Regensburg.
Red walks by, an apparition. Who now recalls a tiny Italian town named Roverto up there in the Brenner Pass, or remembers a boy named Red crouched in the waist of a B-25?
What ghastly remembrance of things past is this which intrudes on a happy, carefree holiday, with picnics and ball games? Why think now about Red with body crumpled and his head sliced off from a burst of flak from a German 88 far below? Red’s mother put a little gold star in the front window of her home, a little Pennsylvania town, and on Memorial Day the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars put a flag and flowers on his grave. Is this remembrance? Red marches on with the legion, the legion of the forgotten dead. With him in awesome numbers are the sailors from Pearl Harbor and Okinawa and all the vast expanse of the seas where death came so swiftly; with him the GIs whose blood made the cold gray ocean on the beach called Omaha dull, rusty red; who fell in Italy and France and Germany and nameless islands in the Pacific.
They trudge along so quietly now; the Marines who died on the sands of Iwo Jima and in the caves on Okinawa. There are many of them, so very, very, many … see them march by. Finally they pass. No such euphemism as going West for these. Their comrades said simply: They got it.
Red got it. All these got it. They are the legion of the forgotten dead. They are the reason the Stars and Stripes flies instead of a Nazi emblem or the Rising Sun over the Capitol.
Here come others along. The numbers of the silent marchers are fewer now. There’s a group of Marines dragging sleds loaded with comrades, frozen, grotesque caricatures of men lashed in layers.
They fell in Korea at a place called Chosin Reservoir, and the Marines vowed to fight their way out and take their dead with them.
They did, and now they pull those sleds along in the ranks of the forgotten legion forever. There are GIs in the group from Pork Chop Hill and Pusan; those whose families received the ominous telegrams with the introduction: The War Department regrets to inform you …
On they march. They’re almost past, now. This last group of marchers is looking off to one side, as if they’re unsure of their reception. Hear the whispers from the Navy pilots and Marines and GIs of Vietnam.
They’re by, now, finally, all of them. And the legion of the forgotten dead has disappeared once more, shrouded in the mist of antiquity.
The backbone of every American should stiffen in salute this day to the legion of the war dead of our country; that forgotten army whose sacrifices mean that we live in freedom.
Is it too much to ask to remember them, honor them, on this one day, this legion of the forgotten dead, who have died for America and thus for you and me?
March on, brave legions. For some remember, and solemnly resolve: Your march for freedom has not been in vain.
Adam Kelly (1924-1990) wrote The Country Editor column for The Intelligencer.
Pauline Kundenkova Klueber - Yakima Herald-RepublicThursday, March 15, 2018
Riya four years later when the allies liberated the area. Mom remained with a US Army group and worked as a waitress in the Army cafeterias, where she met our Dad. Mom and Dad were married in Regensburg, Germany in 1947.In December of 1947 Mom and Dad migrated to Granger, Washington upon his discharge from the Army. Mom resided in the house that Dad built until her passing. Mom was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She also worked for Del Monte for 30 years. Mom was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Zillah, WA. Mom was the ultimate hostess, providing food and welcoming all who entered her home.Mom’s greatest love was her family, and then came her beautiful flower garden, and in her later years she enjoyed coloring flowers.She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, two brothers, and her loving husband of 52 years.Mom is survived by her children Paul (Kaye) Klueber of Green Valley, AZ; Tamara Parker of Packwood; Gloria (Steve) Meiser of Outlook; Lewis (Debbi) Klueber of Granger; and Pamela (Kevin) Walker of Satus; grandchildren: Greg, Jill, Shani, Jim, Brian, Tina, Eric, Tara, Steven, Kristina, Jason, Kevin, Tiffany and Ryan; 31 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; a niece, Karen Owen; and the Waldschmidt family.Mom leaves behind her special friend Suzy Valenzuela; caregivers, Teresa Cardenas, Sunshine Milton and Karen Kobes.The Lord blessed this world with a beautiful soul; one that profoundly impacted our lives and took a piece of our hearts with her to paradise. In some instances we might fear that the memories will be lost and fade over the years, but not ...http://www.yakimaherald.com/obituaries/pauline-kundenkova-klueber/article_0169d744-2196-11e8-9e66-6b7f72f0da2c.html
Benedict XVI drinks beer on his 90th birthday - ROME REPORTS TV News AgencyThursday, May 4, 2017
It can be precisely this way, because it has its root and foundation in faith."Of course, Benedict said the best gift was to spend the day with his brother Georg, 93, who came from Regensburg to be with him.JMB/MBCTVFL- BN- Up:MB...http://www.romereports.com/2017/04/20/benedict-xvi-drinks-beer-on-his-90th-birthday
Things to do in and around Hudson County, April 28-May 5 - NJ.comThursday, May 4, 2017
Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave. kearnylibrary.org, 201-998-2666.SECAUCUS Meadowlands Comedy Festival, fourth night of the Meadowlands Comedy Festival with host Janet Regensburg, comics Joe Conte, Andrew Lee, Dan Pulzello, Bryan Villone and Vinod Chhaproo. Tickets online. Table reservations available, 9 p.m., China Chef, 1322 Paterson Plank Rd. 201-893-9777.TOMORROWHOBOKEN Hoboken Comedy Factory Reunion, Meadowlands Comedy Festival fifth night, host Laz Vic, comics Tracie Jayne and Mario Lucena, Janet Regensburg, Bryan Villone and Foster Nicholson. Tickets online. After party on the roof, 8 p.m., The Dubliner, 96 River Street. 201-893-9777.JERSEY CITY "His Girl Friday," screening of 1940 film with live theater organ review, 7:30 p.m., Landmark Loew's Theatre, 54 Journal Square. loewsjersey.org, 201-798-6055.SUNDAYHOBOKEN Comedy Show and Rooftop After Part, final night of the 3rd Annual Meadowlands Comedy Festival, Andrew Lee hosting, comics Rich Carucci and Jerrold Benford. Tickets online. Table reservations available by phone. The after party is on the roof of the Dubliner, 8 p.m., The Dubliner, 96 River Street. 201-893-9777.MONDAYJERSEY CITY Audition Announcement, dancers for the ballet Peter and the Wolf, ages 12-16., 5 p.m., also Tuesday and Tuesday, 5:45 p.m.; Monday, 5 p.m. Jersey City Ballet, 189 Brunswick St 2nd Fl.TUESDAYJERSEY CITY "Broadway From My Bedroom," free Culinary Cafe program with vocalist Catherine Walker accompanied by pianist Steven Jamail, noon-3 p.m., Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk St. hccc.edu, 201-360-5300.DANCETODAYHOBOKENZenSpace Dance Company, "Dichterliebe" and "Les Illuminations de Rimbaud" dance opera with tenor Byron Singleton, soprano Maggie Finnegan and pianist Brian Holman, 8 p.m., also Saturday, 8 p.m. Mile Square Theatre, 1400 Clinton St. $15-$30. zenspacestudios.com, 201-683-7014.MUSICTODAYENGLEWOOD Barenaked Ladies, 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St. $49-$99. bergenpac.org, 201-227-1030.HOBOKEN Corevalay, album release party with Harvest Falls, New Day Dawn and Among Us, ...http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2017/04/things_to_do_187.html
Antique watering can made in Aesthetic style in 19th centuryThursday, August 2, 2018
Kent County, England, in 1857. It became the Kent Police in 2002. Kent Constabulary buttons are fairly common and sell online for about $1 to $5.
Q: I have eight plates marked “Thomas, Bavaria.” They are about 13 inches in diameter. I have no clue what I have. Can you help me?
A: Your large plates are service plates, which are used during the first course of a formal dinner under a smaller salad plate, appetizer or soup bowl. They were made by Porcelain Factory Thomas & Co., a factory started by Fritz Thomas in Marktredwitz, Bavaria, Germany, in 1903. The company became a subsidiary of Philip Rosenthal & Co. of Selb, Bavaria, in 1908. Most production moved to Speichersdorf in 1960. Thomas porcelain still is being made. You have part of a set of 12 service plates. A full set sells for $100 to $300. Just eight are worth $100.
Tip: The more elaborate the interior fittings for a desk, the more valuable the piece.
On the block
Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions.
Depression glass, cherry blossom, cake plate, pink, footed, Jeannette Glass Co., circa 1930, 10½ inches, $30.
Doll, Madame Alexander, Sonja Henie, black dress, gold tirm on bottom and neck, ice skates, blonde hair, 1939, $120.
Music box, jewelry, black forest, oak, ram, rocky ground, flowers, leaves, circa 1920, 13 by 7½ inches, $196.
Copper cauldron, iron bail handle, rounded bottom, dovetailed, 1800s, 17 by 25 inches, $258.
Lap desk, pine, mixed woods, reticulated brass mounts, hinged lids, ink wells, 1800s, 4 by 13 by 10 inches, $319.
Fischer figurine, deer, with fawn, seated, green fishnet, white, gilt highlights, signed, 3½ by 5 inches, $393.
Microscope, R & J Beck, brass, adjustable, inscribed London Hospital, Marie Celeste, circa 1900, 12 by 6 inches, $516.
Vase, porcelain, blue, white, flowers, bands, birds, narrow neck, Chinese, 1¾ by 7 inches, $2,856.
Sculpture, pottery, slab, black, gray, white drip, Jun Kaneko, 29 by 22 inches, $4,000.
Vase, porcelain, puppy, seated, white, wavy fur, Jeff Koons, 17½ inches, $10,625.
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Flower vases, urns, fountains prove popular with collectorsSaturday, July 14, 2018
Q. Can you give me any information about a devil creamer? It’s red-orange and is shaped like a devil on his knees. The cream pours out of his mouth. The bottom is marked “Royal Bayreuth, Bavaria,” with a lion holding a shield with the letter “T” on it. The date 1794 is below the shield.
A. Royal Bayreuth is known for its creamers, pitchers, cracker jars, bowls, salt and pepper shakers, and other items made in the shapes of fruit, tomatoes, lobsters, shells, flowers, animals, birds, clowns and more. The red devil is part of a group of pieces known as “Devil & Cards,” a group that was shaped like a devil, playing cards or both. The red devil alone was made as a 31/2-inch creamer, a 41/2-inch milk pitcher and two different ashtrays. A black devil also was made. The mark on your creamer, in blue, green or black, was used after 1900. The date on the mark is the year Royal Bayreuth was founded in Tettau, Bavaria. The company still is in business, now making dinnerware. There is a club for collectors, the Royal Bayreuth Collectors Club (RoyalBayreuth.org), which has an annual convention. A creamer like yours sold for $360 last year.
Q. I bought this cuff bracelet years ago at a yard sale. It’s about 2 inches wide and I don’t know what metal it is, but it has an antiqued finish. The inside has a mark for Miriam Haskell, but it doesn’t look like her typical costume jewelry. Can you help and maybe give me a value?
A. The finish on your bracelet is called Russian gold. Other designers of vintage costume jewelry used similar finishes, but Miriam Haskell’s company used a secret signature Russian gold plating recipe developed just for them that resulted in patinas ranging from dull to bright. It was a type of gold plating on brass, and the plating solution is said to have 24-karat gold among the secret ingredients. Pieces were hand-dipped and then sealed. Many were further embellished with glass beads, faux seed pearls and other decoration. Haskell’s Russian gold also is found on many their filigree pieces. Asking prices for Miriam Haskell hinged bracelets like yours range from $100 to $250, but we’ve found selling prices to be less than $100. Embellished examples are worth more.
Q. I have my great-grandfather’s accordion, a Pre-1900 Hohner two-row button diatonic. It was appraised and I was told it would fetch four figures. I’d love to keep it, but no one in my family wants it. It’s normal fifth scalar organization, 20 plus treble buttons and 12 bass buttons in very good condition. Where should I start?
A. You probably will get the highest price by selling the accordion at an auction of other antique musical instruments. Expect to pay the auction gallery a commission, a percentage of the hammer price. Fees a...http://www.vindy.com/news/2018/jun/24/flower-vases-urns-fountains-prove-popula/
What's in a Home? - CityLabFriday, April 13, 2018
He was astonished by Peru’s diversity, both in terms of geography and inhabitants, as he traveled around the country.Thomas Dworzak travelled around the world—Bavaria, Georgia, Iran—to capture the places he had called home: places that he says still burn within him. Of Tblisi, Georgia, in particular, Dworzak wrote in the forward to his photo set, “I force myself away for longer periods but am sure to always come back. And still, I will always remain a foreigner…I think I will never gain the same level of understanding, the language, the dialect, the humor, than whenever I return to visit my father in that place I left so desperately 30 years ago.” Dworzak photographed his father in the Bavarian village from which he was deported as a child; his wife in Tehran; his friends in Tblisi. While Dworzak also included images of location and scenery, it is clear that, for him, home is haunted by the people who inhabit it.It is impossible for “home” to be interpreted exactly the same way by different people, influenced as we are by entirely different things: the way light strikes the wall of our favorite diner, the curve of our grandmother’s cheek, the way it feels to walk the same street for years. But the book proves that there are many ways to think about a home, and even more ways to visualize it.Home is available for purchase at the Magnum shop.
Keukenhof Gardens: Discover a wealth of flowers - United States Army Friday, April 13, 2018
Dutch growers and a wealth of flowers, sorted by color. The Keukenhof, translated to Kitchen Garden, owes its name to Countess Jacoba van Beieren (Jaqueline of Bavaria), who had a castle at this location in the 15th century. She stayed there very often, because the area provided good hunting grounds. Herbs and vegetables were grown in the yard for her kitchen and these have given way to more colorful plants and flowers. Over six million flower bulbs provide beautiful scenic spots throughout the park. Large flower palaces are filled with oceans of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and smaller varieties of their species as well as orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies and many more flowers. As the season progresses, the emphasis shifts to different groups of flowers. It is a display of colors and an overwhelming perfume.Endless varieties of tulips can be seen most of the time, but the best time to view them is mid-April. Other flowers bloom again at a different time. However, the park is always a colorful sight. The flower shops in the park can actually mail flower bulbs to the U.S. for customers.The park is open only in the spring time. This year, you can visit from March 22 to May 23. The Keukenhof is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Ticket office closes at 6 p.m. Entry is €16 for adults and €8 for children age 4 to 11. Keukenhof is easy to reach via the A4 (exit Nieuw-Vennep) and the A44 (exit 3 Lisse). Follow the Keukenhof s...