Leesa Jones, Author at Washington Daily News

Columns

Let’s build bridges together

My favorite subject in school and college was history.  Mr. Horowitz, one of my college history professors often said good historians ought to be bridge ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, January 30, 2023 3:03 pm

Columns

The story behind a man and his bull

Thank you, readers, for the tremendous feedback I received from last week’s column ‘Know Your Town 2023’ in which I featured a brief history of the ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, January 23, 2023 4:57 pm

Columns

Know Your Town 2023

I have had so many requests to do more ‘Know Your Town’ series that feature the history of the African American community that I share ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Tuesday, January 17, 2023 2:59 pm

Columns

Help your community on the MLK service day

On Monday, January 16th, our nation will observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day to honor and celebrate the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy.  ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, January 9, 2023 4:53 pm

Columns

Seeing the old year out the back, while welcoming the new

In the community I grew up in during my Washington childhood, New Year traditions were serious matters. Each family kept the ones passed down to ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, January 2, 2023 12:19 pm

Columns

Ordinary people, extraordinary New Year

As a new Year lies before us, I think we can all look back at the past year and review so many things new to ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, December 26, 2022 4:13 pm

Columns

The best Christmas present I ever received

I am on vacation, but I wanted to share this repost as a Christmas blessing for you and your family this Christmas season.  From my family to yours with love, ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, December 19, 2022 4:49 pm

Columns

The gift that keeps on giving

People often ask me, “how do you find so much to write about for your column? You have a great memory to remember so much.”  ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, December 12, 2022 4:46 pm

Columns

Yes Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus

I wanted to thank the readers of my column for all the wonderful compliments I received about last week’s column about The Wish Book.  People ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, December 5, 2022 4:03 pm

Columns

The Wish Book was the first sign of Christmas

The Thanksgiving vacation from school marked the beginning of the Christmas season in our home, like it was for most families. During those wonderful Thanksgiving ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, November 28, 2022 2:52 pm

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