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TV Show: American Bandstand

Posted by on Jul 7, 2009 in TV Show | Comments Off on TV Show: American Bandstand

Kids dancing to records. What a simple formula for a television show. And what...

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Travel: Biltmore House

Posted by on Jul 6, 2009 in Travel | Comments Off on Travel: Biltmore House

Suppose you visited a remote town, and you thought, “I like the view...

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Actor: Dick Van Dyke

Posted by on Jul 5, 2009 in Actor, Featured | 1 comment

Which part of Dick Van Dyke’s career do you like best – early TV...

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Americana: Statue of Liberty

Posted by on Jul 4, 2009 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: Statue of Liberty

Lady Liberty. What a grand nickname. What a great gift from the French, back in...

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Americana: The U.S. Marine Corps

Posted by on Jul 3, 2009 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: The U.S. Marine Corps

I can’t begin to appreciate the pride shared by members of the Marine...

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Sports: Arnold Palmer

Posted by on Jul 2, 2009 in Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Arnold Palmer

He wasn’t quite the best golfer of his era. You’d have to give that...

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Kid Stuff: Popsicles

Posted by on Jul 1, 2009 in Food, Kids Stuff | 1 comment

According to official Popsicle lore, these frozen treats came into being by...

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Singer: Reba McEntire

Posted by on Jun 30, 2009 in Singer, TV Show | 2 comments

I dare anyone to find anything bad to say about Reba. Now, you don’t have...

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Film: The Shawshank Redemption

Posted by on Jun 29, 2009 in Film | 3 comments

Uplifting. That’s a word you don’t usually associate with the...

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TV Show: Johnny Carson

Posted by on Jun 28, 2009 in TV Show | 1 comment

With this week’s passing of sidekick Ed McMahon, it’s only natural...

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