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On this day in history….a Spanish painter is born, my parents are married, and WW II reaches its climax

Reverse chronological order…. Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez was born. (June 6, 1599 – August 6, 1660) My parents Erwin A. Thompson and Ruth E. Thompson were married June 6, 1942 (66th anniversary today). D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II Erwin and Ruth Thompson snuggle up on a past […]

“Second Love,” new poem by Erwin A. Thompson

Erwin and Ruth Thompson snuggle up on a past wedding anniversary Second Love by Erwin A. Thompson For the second anniversary of Ruth’s death, May 1, 2006 My first love was like a pansy, brought too soon from the greenhouse’ sheltering glass. A late frost took its vicious toll. That love was never meant to […]

Teaching Philosophy She Lived—by my mother, Ruth Evelyn Johnston Thompson with commentary by my father Erwin A. Thompson

My father, Erwin A. Thompson, in his paper sorting, found this gem among my mother’s papers. He says, “It could come out of any textbook, and still has some personal touches not found in them.” He goes on to make these comments: “These were not idle words. I listened to her stories of the children […]