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I woke to a radio report that the Zeppelins were on the move again. Bewildered, I rose to look outside. My breath caught at seeing shadows move across the grass.

“Get dressed,” my wife ordered. “They’re leaving.”

I did and then we ran down restless streets. I caught dreadful glimpses of them between buildings until the sky opened up and there they were, hovering with terrible efficiency.

“Zeppelins were never supposed to be used again.” I turned to my wife in confusion. “Why didn’t they tell us?”

Her expression pushed me back.

“How could they have been any more obvious?”

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This is a real Red Letter Day for The Striped Sock; I’ve officially reached my first 50 likes on various posts! Such a strange phrase, red letter day, now that I think about it. How did that become a reference to a momentous event? Doesn’t it make you think of The Scarlet Letter? Well, anyway, I digress. Thank you to all my readers who take the time to visit me here, read my posts and like them. Stay tuned, there’s much more to come!

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The Christmas Truce

I never get tired of hearing the story about the Christmas Truce that took place early in WWI. I realize this is a long video, but well worth it. Merry Christmas, everyone!

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Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

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Hello world!

This will be a fun blog (I hope!) of my adventures in history, exploring, books, my attempts at artistic endeavors, and whatever else is catching my fancy at the moment. I’ve never blogged before, but I’ve been inspired by the many blogs that I’ve visited over the past year and so I thought I would give it a go. I hope to have lots of adventures, make many new friends, and just have an all around jolly good time. I hope you’ll join me.  Cheers!

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