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The Art Of Being A 1950s Housewife

The Art Of Being A 1950s Housewife

VAV!/December 7, 2014

Let's take a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s and investigate what life was like for suburban women, or more specifically, probing the art of being a happy 1950s housewife. Were these American icons, truly happy with their lives in suburbia... a heady world that encouraged gender roles, conformity and a keeping up with the Joneses?  


Being a 1950s housewife wasn't an easy job, to be sure. The expectations placed upon them while traveling on the superficial highway of suburban white picket fences, Jello molds, glazed pecans and carved vegetables were quite high.  Indeed, nothing was expected to detain, delay or divert the submissive and docile 1950s housewife from doing her job!   She was at once a  homemaker, nurturer, and caretaker of the family...she was the queen of domesticity!   

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 09 December 2014 10:19 )

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Stain Solutions For Problem Stains

Stain Solutions For Problem Stains

Pictured above:  Model V is launched/Courtesy Electrolux

VAV!/November 9, 2014

Do you have problem Stains? No Problem, we've got the Stain Solution for you!  

Does ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 April 2015 05:40 )

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Famous Last Words Throughout History

Famous Last Words Throughout History


"The art of living well and the art of dying well are one." - Epicurus

VAV!/October 24, 2014

Within this weighty tome, listed in alphabetical order by last name, ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 November 2014 15:50 )

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Tailgate Parties

Tailgate Parties

Pictured above:  Best Tailgate Party Ever, Spring Break, 2007, New Orleans /Photographer Jeffrey Schwartz / cc / Flickr

VAV!/September 28, 2014

It's the ultimate game day e...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 October 2014 06:03 )

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Pictured above: MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) health staff in protective clothing constructing perimeter for isolation ward/CDC

VAV!/August 4, 2014

What is Ebola ?

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 October 2014 06:17 )

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Crab Puffs Recipe

VAV!/June 30, 2015/Contributed by Bobby of the Blog Crab puffs are placed high on my list of appetizers. Crab puffs are a perfect snack for any party or get together. There are many ways to make crab puffs but this method has to be my favorite. Instead of having the crab baked right into the dough, the puffs are baked in the oven, cut in half and then filled with a delicious crab mixture. Over-all there is a little work involved with this recipe but nothing major. The crab mixture is delicious enough to eat by itself. Everyone around my house just devoured these; they were gone in no time. The recipe calls for canned crab but imitation crab will work as well. If you are in need of an amazing appetizer, give this recipe for crab puffs a try! Enjoy.


Victor® Mouse Trap - Leader In Rodent Control

VAV!/May 30, 2015 Victor® revolutionized the rodent control market 100 years ago with the invention of the spring-based Victor® Mouse Trap. In 1890, when the Tariff Act of 1890 and the Sherman Antitrust Act were taking hold in the US, Yosemite National Park was only just created, Idaho and Wyoming became states, Wounded Knee Massacre was unfolding and the National American Woman Suffrage Association was founded ...Victor® was on its way to becoming a recognized world leader in rodent control! Founded in 1890, they've been a trusted brand name ever since! How about that?  Read on...


The Plastic Pink Flamingo Abides

Pictured above:  The Plastic Pink Flamingo abides/Contributed by Starlight Reporter VAV!/June 23, 2015 The iconic Plastic Pink Flamingo lawn ornament was launched during 1957 in Leominster, Massachusetts and was sold beginning in 1958. The omnipresent flamingo became a cultural American icon over the years,  the inspiration for films, such as the campy smash success, 1972's "Pink Flamingos," produced by John Waters, and in 2011,  Disney featured "Featherstone," a  plastic pink flamingo yard ornament in the film, "Gnomeo and Juliet." 


Top Locations to Celebrate the Fourth

VAV!/June 26, 2015 Are you ready to celebrate a little USA independence? Check out these top spots to Celebrate the Fourth.


Victory Mail

Pictured above: A sergeant compares two rolls of microfilm, together containing 3200 letters, to an equal number of traditional missives. National Archives (111-SC-142-170365-B). VAV!/June 22, 2015 Used during World War II by the military, V-Mail , difficult for the enemy to intercept, fast, and free, augmented standard mail delivery. Postal and military officials encouraged the use of V-Mail because it was specifically designed to reduce the weight and bulk of mail to and from overseas armed forces. This reduction of mail allowed space for movement of vital war supplies and still ensure the fellows overseas would receive their mail in the most efficient and expeditious manner possible. The actual process of V-Mail was the result of almost four years of planning. The U.S. followed Great Britain's Airgraph service (already partnered with the Eastman Kodak Company in 1941 to launch the Airgraph service) and  integrated microfilm technology into its wartime system.

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