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The Christmas Pickle

The Christmas Pickle

By Paula Svincek    The age-old German tradition of hiding a pickle ornament has been carried on for several years by merchants and businesses in the city of Florence. There are several variations of the Pickle story. Parents hide a pickle ornament in the boughs of the Christmas tree and on Christmas morning, the children must find it before the gifts […]

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History: Pour Another Cup of Joe

History: Pour Another Cup of Joe

By Henry J. Pratt    Turkish citizens in the 13th century were among the first to enjoy roasted and ground coffee beans. Before that, cooks prepared coffee by boiling the fresh coffee beans in water.    The Turks considered coffee from roasted and ground beans so important that grooms, as part of marriage ceremonies, had to promise to keep their brides supplied […]

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Letter to the Editor:

Dear Mountain States Collector: I really enjoyed your latest issue. The story about “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” was really interesting. I had no idea how old it is nor what the lyrics are. Just remember singing it and the other songs mentioned. Will Rogers’ advice made me laugh outloud. I put it on my frig. Tricia Myers, Berwyn Heights, Maryland

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I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles: Will Never Fade and Die

I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles: Will Never Fade and Die

Compiled by Peggy DeStefano    I remember my father singing numerous little ditties and great old songs. That, plus the fact that we owned a player piano, helped make my brothers and sisters and I knowledgeable of all of the classic honkey tonk songs. There was “Margie,” which my Dad sang to my Mom, changing Margie to my Mom’s name when […]

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Rue de Noel, A Paris Street Market

Rue de Noel, A Paris Street Market

   Rue de Noel, A Paris Street Market is a two-day INDOOR Holiday Market. You’ re invited November 15th and 16th from 10 AM to 5 PM. Enjoy all the Vintage, Antiques, Artisans, Apparel and Decor, indoors at the Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock, Colorado 80104,    Stroll through holiday booths filled with one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, decor, antiques, […]

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