Memorial Day Open Thread

Abraham Lincoln’s letter of condolence to Mrs. Lydia Bixby of Boston, Massachusetts who, as it turned out lost 2 sons.

Executive Mansion,

Washington, Nov. 21, 1864.

Dear Madam,

I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons […]

Sunday Open Thread

My granddad in 1959, a POW in WW2 at the grave of his brother Jack who was killed by mortarfire in Italy in October 1943.

Saturday Open Thread

Now He’s Intestate

An Australian woman has received permission to remove her dead partner’s testicles. From The Daily Mail: A woman has won a legal battle to remove her late partner’s testicles from his dead body in the hope of using his sperm to have a child.

The Toowoomba woman was granted permission to remove his testicles […]

Friday Open Thread


A photo posted by Travel, Roadtrips & Wanderlust (@natgeoutdoors) on May 26, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT


Thursday Open Thread

As seen on the Book of Face.

Wednesday Open Thread

Battle of Gettysburg survivors drop flowers on battlefield from plane, Memorial (Decoration) Day, this week 1938

Tuesday Open Thread

Monday Open Thread

#NorthernLights flash overhead near the town of #Salekhard, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, #Russia. | April 8, 2016 | ? : Sergey Anisimov | #auroraborealis #borealis #northernlightsphotos

A photo posted by Getty Images (@gettyimages) […]

Sunday Open Thread