America’s Other Pandemic in 1918

In 1918 a strain of influenza called the Spanish Flu became one of the world’s worst pandemics. Five hundred million people became infected worldwide which was one third of the world’s population. Six hundred and seventy five thousand Americans perished from this influenza which many believe began in America according to the Smithsonian Magazine, November… Continue reading America’s Other Pandemic in 1918

The Pasteur Institute

The Pasteur Institute was founded in 1887 in Paris, France by Dr. Louis Pasteur. This institute has always been dedicated to the study of biology, microbiology, microorganisms, and vaccines which help human kind throughout the world. There are now thirty-three Pasteur Institutes worldwide. The Pasteur Institute has helped conquer diphtheria, tetanus, tuberculosis, influenza, yellow fever,… Continue reading The Pasteur Institute

The Remarkable Dr. Louis Pasteur

Dr. Louis Pasteur completely changed the world as we know it with all his work and dedication in microbiology. His discovery of germ theory made the realization that is was not the air we breathe that causes disease but tiny microorganisms that bring sickness whether cholera or the Delta Variant. Something as simple as hand… Continue reading The Remarkable Dr. Louis Pasteur

The American Dream

Immigrants who come to this country have a dream that with lots of hard work and ambition, great things will happen. Being frugal and dedicated to their ideals, newcomers make a place for themselves in their new homeland. Many do jobs that are considered unsuitable by many citizens in our own country. Any work is… Continue reading The American Dream

The Power of Being Positive

Getting through our day sometimes can be difficult with all our many responsibilities. I try to get up in the morning with some very positive thoughts and pray that the day will bring good things as we never really know what the day may bring. Once we accomplish a difficult task, we than know that… Continue reading The Power of Being Positive

Dr. Pasteur and His Discoveries

In 1881, Dr. Louis Pasteur decided to show people how vaccines work. He prepared two groups of animals, which were mostly sheep, for the experiment. He gave one group his vaccine against anthrax which was killing many of the livestock in the area. Even people can catch anthrax spores from the diseased animals and die.… Continue reading Dr. Pasteur and His Discoveries

Are we becoming Anxious Again?

As we are becoming aware of the new Variant Strains of Covid-19, are we uneasy now as a nation similarly to when Covid first appeared here? It seems some children may have to wear face masks to school again in the fall. Covid hospitalizations are on the rise especially in states where many have not… Continue reading Are we becoming Anxious Again?


Francie reads in the newspaper about Dr. Joseph Lister who was the head of surgery in London at that time. He was also in charge of hospitals there. He thanked Dr. Louis Pasteur for his studies concerning germs. Because of Dr. Pasteur’s research about bacteria, Dr. Lister now instructs surgeons in the hospitals in England… Continue reading Dr. Pasteur and the ADVENTURES OF FRANCIE FITZGERALD


When the Covid-19 outbreak hit our country, I began praying for vaccinations to save lives. Thousands have died from the Covid. We all have had our vaccines for polio and other diseases. Polio is a very contagious and crippling illness. Our generation knew individuals who came in contact with it and were never the same.… Continue reading Vaccinations

Another Fourth of July

We have recently celebrated yet another Fourth of July. The historical novel, THE ADVENTURES OF FRANCIE FITZGERALD by Victoria Kamar Olivett, is a tale of pride and patriotism. The book is a stunning story of an Irish immigrant family in Newark, New Jersey in the 1880’s. They very much appreciated living in America with new… Continue reading Another Fourth of July