The Brothers Hold on Music

By | Jul 30, 2010

1978 can be called the year of the Brothers Gibb (The Bee Gees, brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin, or their younger brother Andy). In that year 25 weeks found a song either written or performed by one of the 4 brothers at the number one spot including 15 weeks in a row from February 4th […]

The Best Days of Summer

By | Jul 28, 2010

Summer is as much a state of mind as it is a season. The calendar may say that summer lasts from mid-June to mid-September, but to many it’s much longer. Memorial Day weekend is thought to be the unofficial first day of summer and many people look forward to this weekend. When I was a […]

The Department of Foreign Affairs

By | Jul 27, 2010

It wasn’t very long before George Washington and the 1st Congress saw that even though the President was granted the power to conduct the nation’s foreign relations under the Constitution, he needed assistance. Congress approved legislation to establish a Department of Foreign Affairs on July 21, 1789, and President Washington signed it into law on […]

The Rank of General in the United States

By | Jul 25, 2010

The military rank of 5 Stars was not known until World War II. It has only been given to 9 men. Four of these were Army Generals George C. Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight David Eisenhower and Omar Bradley. Four were given to Naval Fleet Admirals William D. Leahy, Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz and […]

It Looked Like She was Nude

By | Jul 20, 2010

“Sally Rand” was born as Harriet Helen Gould Beck in Elkton, Missouri on Easter Sunday, the 3rd of April, 1904. She was the daughter of Nettie Grove, a Pennsylvania Dutch Quaker, and Corporal William Beck, a veteran of the Spanish-American War. She left home at the age of thirteen to work as a cigarette girl […]


By | Jul 15, 2010

The website for 4-H says, “4-H is a community if young people across america who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.” It is adminstered by the Cooperative extension System of the United States Department of Agriculture. The 4-H’s are Head, Heart, Hands and Health. The organization serves over 9 million members in the […]

An American Troubadour – Woody Guthrie

By | Jul 14, 2010

When doing a google search on the term ‘An American Troubadour’ names such as Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and even Don McLean show up on the first page. Woody Guthrie, one of the first and perhaps also one of the best of the American Troubadours, was born in Okemah, Oklahoma on July 14, 1912. He […]

Carole King’s 1971 Album Tapestry

By | Jul 13, 2010

The Album was recorded by Singer/Song writer Carole King in January 1971 and released in March. Lou Adler produced the album, which included original songs as well as some of her compositions and recorded by others in the 1960’s. It was her second album. The Album reached Number 1 for 15 weeks on the Album […]

Musical Artist of the Decade

By | Jul 9, 2010

This morning Lady Gaga performed on the Concert Summer Series on NBC performing to their biggest crowd. Each generation/decade has had a musical artist that has in their own way defined the decade. Is the decade of 2010 Lady Gaga’s? So far it would seem that way. Here is my list of the Artist of […]

Mickey Carroll

By | Jul 8, 2010

2009 was the 70th anniversary of the film The Wizard of Oz. Very few involved with the film are still alive and on May 7, 2009 we lost one the Munchkins. Mickey Carroll played the part of the Town Crier, marched as a Munchkin Soldier and was the candy-striped Fiddler who escorted Dorothy Gale down […]

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