#AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary badge

Welcome to my page dedicated to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.  2019 is my sixth year participating in the A to Z.  If it is April, you’ll find links below to each of my entries as well as my entries for the 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 challenge.   You can access today’s post by clicking HERE

Can you post every day except Sundays during the month of April?  Better yet, can you blog thematically from A to Z?  Read all about this challenge here

2019 My Literary BFF – Characters from stories with whom I just know I’d be best friends forever.

The Great and Powerful Theme Reveal 2019

The Challenge:

A – Anne Shirley

B – Elizabeth Bennet

C – Charlotte

D – Maisie Dobbs

E – Eve Dallas

F – Atticus and Scout Finch

G – Hermoine Granger

H – Maggie Hope

I – Isaac Bell

J – Jack Dawkins a.k.a. The Artful Dodger

K – William Lowell Kane

L – Tyrion Lannister

M – Mary Poppins

N – Nancy Drew

O – Scarlett O’Hara

P – Harry Potter

Q – Q

R – Robin Hood

S – Stark and Snow

T – Daenerys Targaryen


V – Jean Valjean

W –

X – Xenophilius Lovegood

Y – Ygritte

Z – Zorro






The 2018 Great and Powerful Reveal Blogfest

The Challenge:

A – All the Light We Cannot See

B – A Bridge Across the Ocean

C – Code Girls

D – Diary of Young Girl

E – The English Patient

F – From Here to Eternity

G – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

H – Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

I – The Invisible Bridge

J – Jackdaws

K – Key to Rebecca

L – The Longest Day

M – Maggie Hope Mystery Series

N – The Nightingale

O – The Orphan’s Tale

P  – The Postmistress

Q – Quartered Safe Out Here

R – The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

S – Sarah’s Key

T – The Thin Red Line

U – Unbroken

V – Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II

W – Winds of War /War and Remembrance

X – X Company

Y – The Young Lions

Z – The Zookeeper’s Wife

2017 We Didn’t Start the Fire from A to Z

The 2017 Great and Powerful Reveal Blogfest

The Challenge:

A – Alabama, Ayatollah’s In Iran, AIDS

B – Bardot, Bay of Pigs Invasion, Begin, Belgians in the Congo, Ben Hur, Berlin, Bernie Goetz, Birth Control, Brando, Bridge on the River Kwai, British Beatlemania, British Politician Sex, Brooklyn’s Got A Winning Team, Budapest, Buddy Holly

C – The Catcher in the Rye, Campanella, Communist Bloc, Chou En-Lai, Charles de Gaulle, California Baseball, Children of Thalidomide, Castro, Chubby Checker, Crack, China’s Under Martial Law

D – From Doris Day to Dylan and All the D’s In Between

E – From Eisenhower to Eichmann and All the “E’s” in Between

F – Foreign Debts

G – Godspeed, John Glenn

H – From the H-Bomb to Hypodermics On the Shore

I – We Called Him IKE

J – From Joe DiMaggio to JFK Blown Away.  What Else Do I Have To Say?

K – The King and I, Krushchev, Kerouac and Kennedy

L – From Liberace to Lawrence of Arabia and Other L’s

M – From Marilyn Monroe to Moonshot

N – From North Korea, South Korea to Nasser

O – Ole Miss

P – From Panmunjom to Palestine and All the P’s In Between

Q – Quadrotriticale

R – From Red China to Rock and Roller Cola Wars

S – Events in  Race for Space and Other for the Letter S

T – From Harry Truman to Terror on the Airline, the Letter T

U – U-2

V – Vaccine

W – Walter Winchell, Woodstock, Watergate and Wheel of Fortune

X – Malcom X

Y – Years

Z – Zero

2016 A 1970s Time Capsule from A to Z


The 2016 Great and Powerful Reveal Blogfest

A to Z Extras:

Six on the Sixth – Six Very Short Stories from a 1970s Time Capsule

Sunday Photo Fiction -Would He Ever Go Home Again

Sunday Photo Fiction -And Though the News was Rather Sad

The Challenge:

News and Noteworthy  and Pop Culture

A – Antiwar Movement

A – All In the Family

B – Bloody Sunday

B – Bell-bottoms

C – Camp David Accords

C – Cher

D – Détente

D – Disco

E – Energy Crisis

E – Elton John

F – Floppy Disks

F – Fleetwood Mac

G – Gates, Allen and Microsoft

G – The Godfather

H – Hearst

H – Happy Days

I – Iran Hostage Crisis

I – Immaculate Reception

J – Jonestown Massacre


K – Kent State

K – King vs. Riggs, The Battle of the Sexes

L – Legionnaires’ Disease

L – Love, American Style

M – Munich Olympics and Terrorism

M – M*A*S*H

N – The Napalm Girl

N – Nerf Ball

O – Only Nixon Could Go To China

O – The Osmonds

P – POWs are Coming Home

P – Platform Shoes, Pong and Pop Rocks

Q – Queen

R – Reach Up and Scrape the Sky

R – Rocky Horror Picture Show

R – Roots

S – Son of Sam

S – Star Wars

T – Three Mile Island

T – Title IX

T – Triple Crown for Secretariat

T – Test Tube Baby

U -US Bicentennial

V – Variety Shows

W – Watergate

X – X Marks the Spots – Where is Jimmy Hoffa Buried?

Y – Young Frankenstein

Z – Zoinks! and Other 1970s Slang from A to Z


2015 World War II from A to Z


 A to Z Extras:

The Challenge:

2014 History from A to Z


26 responses »

  1. […] the world’s outstanding women on my Saturday posts. During April I participated in the A to Z Challenge and my history lessons were based on the letters A to […]


  2. Tarkabarka says:

    Nice! I do enjoy historical A to Z themes. As an archaeologist, WWII is not really my home turf, but I have been reading more about it lately, mostly in relation to American troops in Rome. I look forward to your posts!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
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  3. Another history buff here….I never grow tired of this subject, but know little about WWII.
    I’m doing Inventions by Women A-Z


  4. Nick Wilford says:

    Now that’s a meaty theme with no shortage of info to impart. Look forward to getting into it!


  5. lv2trnscrb says:

    That was a very interesting time in world history with WW2. My mom was in her 20s during that time and shared stories of rationing. My dad was a prisoner of war for the Polish army and in a prison camp run by the Germans. My father in law served in the Navy during WW2. My dad died young so I really didn’t know him (he emigrated to America after the war and met my mom) but I did hear stories from my mom and father in law about that time. Very fascinating time indeed! Good luck with the challenge!



  6. Sandy says:

    Love your theme, as I love history. Always nice to meet more bloggers, best of luck with the challenge. I’ve got Q-Z yet to write and schedule, but am chipping away at it.


  7. Just stopping by on the A to Z Road Trip. Great blog!


  8. […] her archives. She also posts about The World’s Outstanding Women (WOW) and she has done the A-to-Z Challenge two years in a row. Throughout her blog she also makes posts from writing challenges and daily […]


  9. frederic31k says:

    Hello, just wanted to mention, I liked this article. It was helpful. Keep on posting!


  10. Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits. Got the idea of giving links of old A to Z participations. Thank You.
    Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 – Co-Participant – Nrao
    NRao Blogs – 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts


    • Thanks. The 2015 was very dear to me as it is a genre I visit often so since I keep an anthology of links all on one page, promoting continued reading of old posts sounded like a good idea.


  11. Glenda Cates says:

    You had me at Bell Bottoms and All In The Family.


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