Monthly Archives: December 2015

I Am Sorry About Thomas Jefferson

I worked with Thomas Jefferson. Not the gentleman whose portrait is shown above, not the 3rd President of the United States, the plantation owner, the slave owner, the founder of the University of Virginia. No, I worked with a black … Continue reading

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Princess Olga Asks Me To Write This Blog

By Cecil Hoge That is not exactly true. Olga never heard of the word “blog”, but she didĀ ask me to write about my family. Olga, whose full name was Princess Olga Ivanovna Obolensky had read some of my articles in … Continue reading

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A Fog Moves Into Berlin And I Gain A Stepmother

  By Cecil Hoge In 1954 my father started advertising a product called Addiator. This was a small German adding and subtracting device that was operated with a stylus. When you wanted to add, you stuck the stylus into a … Continue reading

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