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Thanksgiving

By Bobbie Sweeney    People all over the world set aside at least one day of the year to celebrate the harvest of the land. In America, the first celebration of this kind was instigated by the Pilgrims. ln 1621, they held a three-day festival by order of the Governor of the Colony William Bradford. The Indians who had become their […]

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‘Never squat while wearing your spurs’ – Will Rogers

‘Never squat while wearing your spurs’ – Will Rogers

Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the greatest political sages this country has ever known.    Enjoy some of the sayings discovered in his biography by Ben Yagoda:    1. Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.    2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.    3. There are two theories to arguing with a […]

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The Paper Memories of Thanksgiving

The Paper Memories of Thanksgiving

By Robert Reed    The grand holiday of Thanksgiving has been celebrated in many ways over the decades, and a surprising amount of it remains in memories of paper.    Trade cards, holiday postcards, magazine covers, menus, and colorful decorations have all faithfully carried the enduring Thanksgiving theme nationwide.    Historians have long noted that President George Washington delivered an address proclaiming the […]

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The Beloved Dolls Of Native Americans

The Beloved Dolls Of Native Americans

By Robert Reed In the National Museum of American History in the nation’s capitol is a black and white image of a beautiful Crow Indian girl with doll in a traditional cradle. The photograph was taken in 1888. Like children everywhere, Native American children have loved to play with dolls over the centuries. In most cases such dolls for them […]

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‘Margie’: Another Great Old Song

‘Margie’: Another Great Old Song

“Margie,” also known as “My Little Margie,” is a 1920 popular song composed in collaboration by vaudeville performer and pianist Con Conrad and ragtime pianist J. Russel Robinson, a member of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Lyrics were written by Benny Davis, a vaudeville performer and songwriter. Lyrics to Margie My little Margie I’m always thinking of you, Margie I’ll […]

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