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The Plastic Pink Flamingo Abides

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." 

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1940s

Victory Mail

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-142-17...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 June 2015 05:05 )

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1930s

Triple Crown

Triple Crown

Pictured above: 1937 Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky/ Caufield & Shook , copyright claimant/Caufield & Shook , photographer/Date Created/Published...

Last Updated ( Monday, 08 June 2015 08:32 )

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1930s

Diner Slang

Diner Slang

 

VAV!/June 9, 2015

Open all day, all night, and 'round the clock...the all American Diner

Back in 'the day,' the 1930 s, 1940 s and 1950 s,  brusque short-order cooks, ...

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 June 2015 05:46 )

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1940s

Diner Slang

Diner Slang

 

VAV!/June 9, 2015

Open all day, all night, and 'round the clock...the all American Diner

Back in 'the day,' the 1930 s, 1940 s and 1950 s,  brusque short-order cooks, ...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 June 2015 20:25 )

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1950s

Diner Slang

Diner Slang

 

VAV!/June 9, 2015

Open all day, all night, and 'round the clock...the all American Diner

Back in 'the day,' the 1930 s, 1940 s and 1950 s,  brusque short-order cooks, ...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 June 2015 20:25 )

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1920s

The History of French's® Mustard

The History of French's® Mustard

VAV!/March 24, 2013

In 1904, Francis French set out on a noble course to find a better mustard worthy of Americans. "I want a new kind of pure, prepared mustard ," Fren...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 20 June 2015 07:34 )

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1950s

International House of Pancakes (IHOP®)

International House of Pancakes (IHOP®)

Pictured above:  International ouse of Pancakes/Contributed by Screen Grab©

VAV!/October 29, 2014

Way back in 1958 when there were only three major television stations...

Last Updated ( Monday, 08 June 2015 05:38 )

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Victorian

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Pictured above: Photograph of Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly"/ Wilbur H. Siebert Collection/Ohio Historical Cent...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 07 June 2015 05:11 )

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1960s

Dover International Speedway

Dover International Speedway

Pictured above: Dover International Speedway/Contributed by Screen Grab©

VAV!/May 31, 2015

Dover International Speedway, built from the ground up by Dover Motorsports, Inc....

Last Updated ( Sunday, 07 June 2015 05:09 )

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Victorian

Victor®

Victor®

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 ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 June 2015 06:06 )

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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.

 

Seriously Delicious Crepes

VAV!/June 20, 2015 Try this seriously delicious crepe recipe.  Absolutely perfect for a weekend brunch!

 

Finding Places For Your Cat To Scratch

VAV!/June 18, 2015 So, your beloved cat scratches, preens, jumps, and chews? All excellent signs of a happy, healthy cat. But, your home will likely be far more peaceful for both of you once you've discovered a mutually acceptable place where your cat can or can't scratch,  jump or chew. If you are going to stop your cat from scratching furniture or other household furnishings, you must provide things you want her to scratch, such as a scratching post.  These helpful hints from the Humane Society.org will help make sure your cat scratches only where appropriate.

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