Monthly Archives: September 2019

About That “150” Patch

by Ron Roizen When does something “begin,” anyway? NCAA football is celebrating its 150th anniversary this season, marking the occasion with a “150” patch worn, collarbone-high, on uniform jerseys.[1]  By implication, the patch recalls an inaugural contest and an exemplar … Continue reading

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Watching Ken Burns’ “Country Music” Documentary on PBS, So Far

by Ron Roizen Mr. Burns’ new documentary, “Country Music,” has aired on PBS TV over the past three evenings, each installment running a full two hours.  Five more installments are still to air.  Last night’s (on Sept. 17th) dealt with … Continue reading

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Centennial of Mother’s, Grandmother’s, & Great Grandmother’s Birth, 9/9/1919

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gisela “Doris” (Holl) Roizen, born September 9, 1919 at Cologne, Germany.  She passed away on May 5, 2006, here in North Idaho.  Her life left only the barest traces of documentation … Continue reading

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