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Kid Stuff: Cracker Jack

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Americana, Featured, Kids Stuff | 1 comment

My first question – how is that all the peanuts always fall to the bottom? They’re my favorite part of Cracker Jack, and it...

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Holiday: Toys for Tots

Posted by on Dec 2, 2010 in Featured, Holiday | Comments Off on Holiday: Toys for Tots

We all know, and are grateful for, the toughness of our U.S. Marines. But since the late 1940s, millions of American children are glad they...

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Kid Stuff: Duncan Yo-Yo

Posted by on Oct 12, 2010 in Kids Stuff | Comments Off on Kid Stuff: Duncan Yo-Yo

  It’s on a string. It goes down. It comes back up. What’s so great about that, to have it considered a Great American...

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Americana: The F.A.O. Schwartz Big Piano

Posted by on Dec 17, 2009 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: The F.A.O. Schwartz Big Piano

F.A.O. Schwartz on 5th Avenue in New York is a fun place to visit, as much an experience as a store. But the highlight is the huge floor...

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Kid Stuff: Barbie

Posted by on Apr 10, 2009 in Americana, Kids Stuff | 2 comments

She looks pretty good for 50, don’t you think? It’s rather amazing to see the impact a simple doll has had on American girls....

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