Category Archives: DAR

What Would The Founding Fathers Think Of DOMA?


We, the people, hold these truths to be self evident. First truth. Last week, as many of you know, the Supreme Court of the United States overruled the Defense of Marriage Act. Outlawing gay marriage at the federal level has been found unconstitutional. Second truth. Today is the Fourth of July, America’s national holiday. Finally, [...]

Remembrance Day


Today Veteran’s Day is recognized in America. Yesterday was Remembrance Day in all the Commonwealth countries. My father’s father and older brother both died in World War II. At the time the headmaster of his private school wrote something like, “Considering the circumstances, the boy has done well this term.” My mother’s stepbrother came home [...]

High WASP Secret Code, Or, What Not To Say


I wanted to respond to comments made here by Julia and Judy. Judy asked me if High WASPs joined organizations like the DAR and the Knights of Cincinnati. Julia asked me if my interpretation of my cousin’s remark about my dress had been correct. These two questions are in fact related. High WASPs are characterized [...]