About Me

Cathy in Spokane

I’m a military brat and grew up on Air Force bases around the world. I discovered my love for history when I was 14 years old and the U.S. Air Force transferred my family to a base in England. Traveling from castles to cathedrals to ruins to cities, I felt the stories of these places and understood that history is not solely about events whose dates we are required to memorize. History is stories. My passion for those stories led me to a master’s degree in history. I now live in Southern California.

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3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Thanks for telling me about your blog, Cathy! I can only wish I was as into history when I was young. I love it now, but thought it was boring (along with science, which I also like as an adult) during my grammar school years. I did enjoy going to historical sites with family during my dad’s tours in England, but I’d get so much more out of it now. Keep up the good work!

  2. I stumbled across your blog and am so glad I did. I have really enjoyed it. I recently went to a veterans memorial and noticed a Lych gate at the entrance to the cemetery. I imediately recognised what it was after reading your post about Lych gates and long story short I spent the rest of the day exploring my neighborhood and found a wonderful state landmark with a military museum and local history. Who knew!? Thanks for the inspiration. I look forward to your future postings.
    Warm regards,
    Alden Gilliland

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