Last known WWI veteran dies at 110

Last known WWI veteran dies at 110

In this Feb. 19, 2010 photo released by the British Ministry of Defense, MOD, shows Florence Green, left, on her 109th birthday being presented with a birthday cake by LAC Hannah Shaw on behalf of the RAF at her home in King’s Lynn, east England. Florence Green, the world’s last known veteran of World War I, has died at the age of 110, the care home where she lived said Tuesday.


50 years of children’s literature. . .Berenstain Bears Co-Creator Jan Berenstain Dies

50 years of children’s literature history!

Berenstain Bears Co-Creator Jan Berenstain Dies

I grew up on these books and my own little girls have a collection of the Berenstain Bear books. I knew that Stan Berenstain passed away a few years back (2005) and that Jan continued writing with their son.

If you have children but aren’t familiar with the books, check them out!

Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning



 I was killing time yesterday and decided to cruise through one of Columbus’ oldest cemeteries. What’s amazing is how much history can be found in one solitary place. Columbus is home to Fort Benning which is the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence.

Brigadier General Henry Lewis Benning

Born in Columbia County, Georgia, on April 2, 1814, Henry L. Benning attended Franklin College prior to practicing law in Columbus. As a local attorney and state Supreme Court Judge, Benning played an active role in Georgia’s secession in 1861. Entering the Civil War as a Colonel of the 17th Georgia Infantry Regiment, he eventually became a brigadier general. He was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness but continued his leadership of “Benning’s Brigade” until the surrender at Appomattox. After the war, Benning returned to Columbus and resumed his law practice. he died on July 10, 1875. Fort Benning is named in his honor.