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Americana: The Greatest Generation

Posted by on May 24, 2009 in Americana | 2 comments

My father was one of millions of American men and women who fought in World War...

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Americana: The Blue Angels

Posted by on May 23, 2009 in Americana | 0 comments

What they do is impossible. You see it, and you’re thrilled and scared to...

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Food: Oreo

Posted by on May 22, 2009 in Food | 1 comment

This isn’t about Double Stuf. Or Milk Chocolate Covered. Or Cakesters....

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Film: To Kill a Mockingbird

Posted by on May 21, 2009 in Film | 4 comments

With this entry in the list, I celebrate both a book and a movie. Both have...

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Sports: Mickey Mantle

Posted by on May 20, 2009 in Sports | 0 comments

Now, I suppose we have to start this post by coming to terms with the meaning...

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TV Show: 30 Rock

Posted by on May 19, 2009 in TV Show | 1 comment

I had no idea when this show started that I was going to enjoy it so much....

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Americana: Ford Mustang

Posted by on May 18, 2009 in Americana | 0 comments

There are lots of cars that could be included in a list of Great American...

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Actor: Paul Newman

Posted by on May 17, 2009 in Actor | 2 comments

Which era Paul Newman do you like best? Young, pretty Paul, as seen in Cat on a...

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Singers: The Beach Boys

Posted by on May 16, 2009 in Singer | 1 comment

From 1964 to roughly 1967 or so, America experienced what was called “The...

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Americana: The Prom

Posted by on May 15, 2009 in Americana | 0 comments

Such a big night in the life of the teenager. For us, it was a senior prom, so...

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