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American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics, Part 2, West is West

American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics, Part 2, West is West

Article and Photos By Tom Cotter    As previously threatened, I’m providing this companion piece to my article in the August 5, 2021 Mountain States Collector on Mid-Century Modern ceramics in the U.S from eastern companies. There were not a large number of established works in the west of the Mississippi in 1940, and not many of those produced significant amounts […]

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Grandparents Day – September 12

Grandparents Day – September 12

From a speech given by Jon DeStefano to educators, parents and guardian-grandparents on Grandparents Day. . .    I think I have a pretty good idea of some of the things grandparents do for their grandchildren and the difference it makes. My wife Peggy and I have 13 grandchildren ages 6 years to 18 years old. While I consider myself somewhat […]

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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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