July 29, 2016
Born and reared in Indiana, I graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis with a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in accounting and played string bass in the University Symphony. Accounting was a natural choice. My mother attended Butler as an accounting major before World War II. After the War, her mother, my Grandma McCalment, at age 53 went to business school and became a full charge bookkeeper, a position she held for over 20 years before retiring. When I passed the CPA exam, Grandma was the first person I called with the news. Oh, was she proud! I am a Certified Public Accountant with my practice in Santa Monica, CA. I also serve as the financial officer for the family

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July 27, 2016
Visitors to the DAR Museum enjoy peeking into the period rooms in Memorial Continental Hall, each one a snapshot of another time and place. Now our visitors can access information about the period rooms on several levels with the installation of new interpretive panels and booklets. The first thing you notice is a large, illustrated panel that gives basic information about the room and a concise paragraph focusing on one topic. This serves those who just want a few facts: what the room shows, and what is something interesting about it. If you want more, you can consult a booklet that tells the story of the room in greater detail including its prominent objects and what it would be like to

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July 25, 2016
I had just returned to Nashville from Japan, where my husband was serving as an Air Force Officer, when my sister joined DAR.  She asked me if I would like to join the DAR and I said, “Sure!!”  (Now all you Genies are going to say "Oh, the Horrors" when I tell you that I joined DAR on a short form.  All that I had to provide was my birth certificate, my marriage license and my sister’s National number, and I was in!) My chapter was so welcoming that at the first meeting I attended as a member, they asked me to be Junior Membership Chairman.  I ordered Junior Membership items and sold them at the meetings.  I remember thinking that all those pins the ladies were wearing were kind of like the

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