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Americana: Ford Mustang

Posted by on May 18, 2009 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: Ford Mustang

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 | Comments Off on Americana: The Prom

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

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Food: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Posted by on May 15, 2009 in Food | Comments Off on Food: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme, originally uploaded by Scott Ableman. Supposedly, out there in...

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Architecture: Empire State Building

Posted by on May 13, 2009 in Architecture, The Arts | 1 comment

You can’t talk about the Empire State Building without being startled by...

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TV Show: I Love Lucy

Posted by on May 12, 2009 in TV Show | 1 comment

Do you realize many of these episodes are nearly 60 years old? And yet...

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Singer: Louis Armstrong

Posted by on May 11, 2009 in Music, Singer | Comments Off on Singer: Louis Armstrong

Nicknamed “Satchmo,” Louis Armstrong was a crossover artist before...

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Food: Whitman’s Sampler

Posted by on May 10, 2009 in Americana, Food | Comments Off on Food: Whitman’s Sampler

I know, I know…someone already took the great dark chocolate ones , and...

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Travel: St. John, USVI

Posted by on Apr 30, 2009 in Travel | 1 comment

The marketing theme for the U.S. Virgin Islands used to be...

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