Gen. George S. Patton is one of the most enigmatic figures in the history of the United States military. He was deeply religious yet egregiously profane.
Mostly excerpts of columnists published in The Madera Tribune.
Everyone is still trying to figure out what in the world to do about Tim Lincecum. The two-time Cy Young winner has clearly lost his edge. But is it physical or mental? Both is likely the case.
The blood they spilled has made our nation strong,
Their payment for democracy was high.
Without their courage we could not belong
As heirs of those who weren’t afraid to die.
The temperature was in triple digits as we drove eastward from the shore of the Salton Sea to what is known as Slab City. It was hot even for this lover of the desert.
Anyone who thinks of Memorial Day as just the first holiday of summer or the Indianapolis 500 needs to put a little more thought into it.
“Let there be many windows to your Soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it.”
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox
In the early 20th century, it looked as if fate was going to smile on the Manfredis forever. The two brothers and their wives were sharing the good life in the Howard District.