Posts Tagged ‘Masters’

William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III) was the 42nd President of the United States of America. He is my 8th cousin once removed through our shared ancestor John Pike. Jerry Milo Johnson to President Bill Clinton Advertisements


Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States of America. He was famously born on February 12, 1809 in a one-room log cabin on the Sinking Spring Farm in Hardin County, Kentucky. He saw military service during the Black Hawk War as a captain in the Illinois Militia, where he served for about 3 […]


Richard Gere was born on August 31, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For anyone not aware of his career, he is an acclaimed actor, and lately an outspoken political activist and humanitarian. My personal favorite Gere movie has to be An Officer and a Gentleman, followed closely by Pretty Woman. He is my 10th cousin once […]


I grew up most of my life in Ledyard, Connecticut. Just downhill from us is Mystic and Stonington, Connecticut, each with its own long and storied history. As a Navy kid thousands of miles away from my aunts and uncles and cousins, I envied those families in town that shared that local history. Now it […]


Roger Mowry was born in Drimpton, Dorset, England about 1610. He sailed from Weymouth, Dorset, England on June 20, 1628 aboard the ship Abigail, a small sailing vessel with only 13 other passengers, and arrived at Salem, Massachusetts (then called Naumkeage) on September 6, 1628. He settled at ‘London Plantation’ under the governorship of John Endicott. On May 18, 1631 he […]


John Christopher “Johnny” Depp II was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on June 9, 1963. 21 Jump Street was my introduction to him as an actor. His portrayal of Edward Scissorhands cemented him as a great actor who could force emotion and empathy from me while playing completely off-center characters. Captain Jack Sparrow (from the movie […]


Alice Cooper was born Vincent Damon Furnier in Detriot, Michigan on February 4, 1948. His in-your-face costume and makeup drew my friends and I during the 1970s, but his music has kept our interest for all these years. School’s Out was the first big hit we heard, but Welcome to My Nightmare was a great […]