Entries by Gary Kennedy

Wal-mart and Wreaths Across America

by Gary Kennedy The history of Wal-Mart, which is now a super chain, began in 1950. Sam Walton purchased a small store from Luther E. Harrison, in Bentonville, Arkansas, calling it Walton’s (5&10) five and dime. Some of we oldtimers recall the term five and dime. Later in 1962, the Wal-Mart chain proper was formed. […]

MY POINT OF VIEW: The evolution of Halloween

by Gary Kennedy Halloween will occur on October 31, 2021. This holiday occurs the day before the Christian holy days of All Hallows’ Day. In some countries this is known as All Saints Day or Hallowmas which occur on November 1 and 2, respectively. In Germany, when I was assigned there, it was also re­ferred […]

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Mission to Southeast Asia continues

by Gary Kennedy Well we all know it’s been a very difficult past two years. People have been sick and dying; the world has conflict everywhere. The political theatre has been very trying. Travel has been a very difficult situation with Covid and world strife. Through it all you have service to mankind organizations continuing […]