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Too Much Ado about Nothing or Too Much To Do About Something

By Sandy Dale    Here it is September again. Did you get everything done you wanted to do this summer? Of, course not. I didn’t. Now, the kids are back in school. Most of them have forgotten how much they (said they) hated school and are really glad to be back…mask or no mask, new rules and all. I looked up […]

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Grandmother’s Cake Stand — More Than an Antique

Grandmother’s Cake Stand — More Than an Antique

By M.H. Crain  Recently while browsing in my attic, I came across a box I had not opened in years. Packed in crumbling yellow newspaper I found some of my Grandmother’s things she had given me a quarter of a century before. As I unwrapped the pieces I found them beautiful. Beautiful not so much for the design or quality—Beautiful […]

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American History: September Anniversaries

September 2 V-J Day – The 76 Anniversary of Japan signing formal surrender (1945) Congress Establishes U.S. Treasury (1789) September 5 First session of Continental Congress convenes (1774) September 9 Congress renamed the nation ‘United States of America’ (1776) September 11 20th Anniversary of 9/11 attacks Patriot Day September 12 Grandparents Day September 17 Constitution Week Begins September 18 Congress […]

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American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics, Part 1: East is East (U.S.) Pottery and China

American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics, Part 1: East is East (U.S.) Pottery and China

Article and Photos By Tom Cotter    As noted in my article on American Mid-Century Modern (MCM) Glass published in the September, 2020, Mountain States Collector, the period from 1940 to 1970 the United States experienced a dramatic change in technologies, income distribution, tastes, and designs that we now call the Mid-Century Modern phenomenon. The Mid-Century period beheld a greater sense […]

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American History

August Anniversaries August 5 Abraham Lincoln imposes first federal income tax (1861) August 7 George Washington creates the Purple Heart (1782) August 14 FDR signs the Social Security Act (1935) August 24 British troops set fire to White House (1814) August 26 101 Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote (1920)

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