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Jack Armstrong- the All-American Boy

Jack Armstrong- the All-American Boy

VAV!/May 9, 2014/Picture and Audio Credit  Dennis Nyhagen

"When I think of this country of ours, with millions of homes stretching sea to sea, and with everybody working and pulling together to have a nation where people can be free, and do big th...

Fenway Park  'America's Most Beloved Park'

Fenway Park 'America's Most Beloved Park'

VAV!/April 20, 2012  Audio from the archives of Dennis Nyhagen

Audio above of Baseball'...

July 31 On This Day In History

July 31 On This Day In History

Pictured above: Georgetown University. Healy Hall, Georgetown University/Horydczak, Theodo...

State Fair - An American Tradition

State Fair - An American Tradition


VAV!/August 2, 2013

Put your glad rags on, its time to step out to the annual State Fair wh...

Jimmy Hoffa

Jimmy Hoffa

Pictured above: Jimmy Hoffa 

VAV!/January 14, 2013

On July 30, 1975, Jimmy Hoffa, one t...

 

Food Holidays

Food Holidays

VAV!/May 18, 2015

There's always something to celebrate because there's a food holiday every day of the year. In other words..."We are standing at the precipice of gloriou...

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Etsy - Smooth

Etsy - Smooth

Pictured above:  Etsy's Home Office

VAV!/March 14, 2014

Etsy is intent on bringing heart to commerce and making the world more fair, more durable, and more fun! 

E...

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Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Pictured above: The Spirit of Ecstasy/Rolls Royce Ornament

VAV!/February 8, 2015

The hood ornament or "mascot,"' remains a striking vestige of the past and a distinctive st...

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Top Locations to Celebrate the Fourth

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.

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Rosie The Riveter

Rosie The Riveter

Pictured above:   Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter/ On May 29, 1943...Memorial Day...Norman Rockwell's own image of "Rosie the Riveter" appeared on the cover of the ...

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Deadliest Commercial Airline Crashes In America's History

Deadliest Commercial Airline Crashes In America's History

Pictured above: A portion of the tail from the TWA plane at the Grand Canyon crash site in 1956/ Courtesy of the NPS

VAV!/March 24, 2015

Some of the worst commercial airlin...

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Triple Crown

Triple Crown

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

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BACON AND AVOCADO PASTA SALAD RECIPE

BACON AND AVOCADO PASTA SALAD RECIPE

 

VAV!/July 26, 2015/Contributed by Bobby of the Blog Chef

During the summer a good macaroni salad recipe is the perfect side dish to serve with almost any type of dinn...

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Edna Woolman Chase

Edna Woolman Chase

VAV!/March 14, 2012

" Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess." ~ Edna Woolman Chase

On March 14, 1877, Edna Woolman Chase was born. She was the American editor of Vogue...

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Breck Shampoo And The Breck Girls

Breck Shampoo And The Breck Girls

Pictured above: Olga Armstrong,  Breck Girl

VAV!/February 8, 2015

  "WHICH BRECK SHAMPOO IS BEST FOR YOU?"

One of the first liquid shampoos in the United States was...

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Highlights for Children Is Devoted To "Fun with a Purpose™!

Highlights for Children Is Devoted To

Pictured above:  Highlights for Children/June 1946 Issue

VAV!/February 2, 2015

I t's true! Highlights for Children has been helping children become their best selves for ...

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Finding Places For Your Cat To Scratch

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 f...

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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 h...

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FIRST PREPARATIONS BEFORE A WEDDING

FIRST PREPARATIONS BEFORE A WEDDING

Pictured above: "The radiance of a truly happy bride is so beautifying that even a plain girl is made pretty, and a pretty one, divine." / ETIQUETTE IN SOCIETY, IN BUS...

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BACON AND AVOCADO PASTA SALAD RECIPE

  VAV!/July 26, 2015/Contributed by Bobby of the Blog Chef During the summer a good macaroni salad recipe is the perfect side dish to serve with almost any type of dinner. This bacon and avocado pasta salad has a little different flavor than you would find in the average pasta salad. It gets most of this flavor because of the dressing. The dressing combines ingredients such as mayonnaise, thyme, lemon zest and lemon juice to create a rather unique flavor. This recipe does require a little bit of prep work but it is very easy to prepare. You can serve this as a side dish with grilled chicken or steak or even serve it as the main course. Enjoy. Adapted from damn delicious. 1/3 cup olive oil Cooking Instructions:Step 1: To prepare the dressing- in a food processor combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and thyme. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Turn the blender on and add the olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified. Set aside.Step 2: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.Step 3: Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add the bacon and cook until brown and crisp (about 6-8 minutes). Drain on a plate lined with a paper towel.Step 4: In a large bowl combine the pasta, avocado, bacon, lemon-thyme dressing, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve right away and garnish with fresh thyme.(Makes 4 Servings)  

 

Chappaquiddick, Senator Ted Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopechne

Pictured above: FBI Records: The Vault/Mary Jo Kopechne (Chappaquiddick) Part 1 of 2 VAV!/July 19, 2015 On the evening of July 19, 1969 sometime about 11:15, ending a day of sailing, drinking and merry making, 38 year old Sen. Edward Moore Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) of Massachusetts and a family member of one of the most famous names in America, drove his black Oldsmobile sedan off a narrow wooden bridge into Poucho Pond, of Chappaquiddick Island on Martha's Vineyard, consequently trapping and drowning his passenger, 28 year old Mary Jo Kopechne (July 26, 1940 – July 18, 1969) in a mere seven dark feet of water.    Kennedy, eventually told the state officials he was traveling at 20 miles an hour, and had lost his way... At 8:20 am, two individuals fishing from the bridge, noticed the rear wheels of the car involved in the tragedy. Edgartown Police Chief Dominick J. Arena was contacted. Pictured above:  Mary Jo Kopechne Kopechne, who worked on the late Robert Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign, was one of six "boiler room girls" along with Esther Newberg, 26, Nance Lyons, 26, Maryellen Lyons, 27, Susan Tannenbaum, 24, and Rosemary Keough, 23,  attending the weekend party with Kennedy.  Other married men (with the exception of one) were also in attendance at the party. Kennedy, a second-term senator , left the scene of the accident and did not report the event for nearly 10 hours, ultimately stating that he "panicked." Some sources believe that Kennedy was 'sobering up' and preparing an alibi for his actions. 

 

Crab Puffs Recipe

VAV!/June 30, 2015/Contributed by Bobby of the Blog Chef.net 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." 

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