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American History: July Anniversaries

American History: July Anniversaries

July 4: Independence Day July 8: Liberty Bell tolls to announce Declaration of Independence (1776) July 20: Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong takes historic first steps on the moon (1969) July 26: Congress establishes U.S. Post Office (1775)   Caption: Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on […]

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What Is It? July 2020

What Is It? July 2020

    We had several correct answers for our July’s What Is It. This picture is from the book by Margaret Lynn Rosack called The Expanded Guide to Collecting Trivets. In the book she had this bit of advice:    “During hard times the prevailing thought is to hunker down, be frugal, continue to save, and hope that the economy improves soon, […]

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From Tennessee, Hand-Painted Folk Art

From Tennessee, Hand-Painted Folk Art

By Maureen Timm    Blue Ridge dinnerware acquired its name from the misty Blue Ridge Mountains in Tennessee. This charming, hand painted pottery decorated in a spectrum of vivid colors was one of the nation’s most attractive and original dinnerware lines for over forty years.    It all began in 1917 in the small southern town of Erwin, Tennessee, when the California […]

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Thoreau Article Brings Great Response

Thoreau Article Brings Great Response

Incredible! I’m so impressed with Paul Emerson DeStefano. This is so well written and timely. That’s why Thoreau and Emerson are great, their thinking endures. Jon from Denver Beautifully written! Definitely see him as a professional writer in the future. Aka, he’ll be a published doctor!!! Christy from Denver Thanks to Paul, I now have a whole new appreciation for […]

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Back to Normal?

Back to Normal?

By Sandy Dale    We all can’t wait for things to get “back” to normal, right? By now, some of us can’t remember what “normal” was and some of us are pretty sure we aren’t going “back” (and maybe shouldn’t). Whatever happens, there are a few things we have learned from this tumultuous time. We’ve heard all we need to hear […]

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