OK, I cannot speak for anyone else, but I'm down to the short rows. However, this is always the most angst filled time of the holidays for me. What did I forget? Who did I forget. I can rest… Read More
What would Christmas be without Christmas music? Some of the more well known carols, such as "The 12 Days of Christmas, "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen", and "O Christmas Tree" date back to th… Read More
Toys as gifts to children date back almost 150 years. Of course over that time, they may have been delivered by Sinter Claus, Father Christmas, Yule Father, St. Nick, or Santa Claus. The ear… Read More
Moving along with the fantasy gifts of NM. As in years earlier, they did not disappoint in their offerings.They started the decade off in 1980 with "His and Her's Ostriches." Nothing quite… Read More
Hard to believe 1980 was almost 40 years ago. God, I feel old. Speaking of old, I could not remember the popular gifts for that decade, so I did some research. Survey ( MeTv) and says:1… Read More
Norman Rockwell chronicled basic American life like no other. Like his Thanksgiving Table piece, his Christmas pictures show life as it really was."Merry Christmas, Grandma!’ &nb&hell…Read More
Run, run, fast as you can,You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!~ The Gingerbread Man, a fairy taleEven though The Gingerbread Man in this fairytale met an untimely and gru… Read More
Not sure if (and when) the world is going to end? In 1970 Nieman Marcus had the answer - Noah's Ark, all 300 by 50 by 30 cubics of it. And for the reasonable price of $588,247.However, if yo… Read More
Ah, the Fruit Cake, a dessert with a horrible reputation. It has been around for centuries and was not always the butt of holiday jokes.The earliest recipe from ancient Rome lists pomegranat… Read More
Dating back to 1924, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a holiday staple. Fun fact - at the end of that first parade, the balloons were released into the air following the par… Read More
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