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Friday, October 24, 2008

For all Grandparents on Squidoo

A Grandmother's Love is filled with love and wisdom from Grandmother. If you are looking for gifts for your Grandmother you will find some carefully chosen suggestions.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

To all Grandmothers - "Thank you!": Financial Crisis

To all Grandmothers - "Thank you!": Financial Crisis

Financial Crisis

The current financial crisis that many face on a worldwide scale brought back to mind the Great Depression Era. A different time and different sets of problems but nonetheless the same human strength and courage is needed. How bad was the Great Depression of the 1930's?

It needed to be written about again and as I stopped to reflect often I spent an entire day creating this lens - The Great Depression Era

I remembered the stories told by my family and found many stories told by other families of how they coped and often had to leave their dreams to the relentless dust storms and the grasshoppers that ate everything in their path including the clothes hanging on the line to dry.

To all those people who are 'voices of the past" ...."we thank you!"

Read The Great Depression Era and then gratefully count your blessings.

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Favorite Decade is the Fifties.

A quick entertainment review of the Fifties - do you remember?

1950 - "Goodnight, Irene" was #1 on the charts for 13 weeks! It is still an old favorite today.
1951 - Have you seen the movie - "The African Queen (1951) - Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn" ?
1952 - "High Noon" was released July 24, 1952. It was not only a classic western, but a classic American film.
1953 - The song "The Doggie in the Window" by Patti Page ran 8 weeks as #1 on the Hit Parade.
1953 - was a very good year for Studebaker - Read the story in Time magazine Feb. 2, 1953 - "Studerbaker Vance"
1954 - "Sh-Boom" by The Crew-Cuts ran 7 weeks as #1 on the Hit Parade
1955 - The summer of 1955 "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets hit the charts and teenagers rocked the summer away. I was one of them!
1956 - Elvis Presley sings 'Heartbreak Hotel' on the 'Milton Berle Show.' An estimated 25% of the American population tuned in to hear him.
1957 - Tab Hunter's "Young Love" was # 1 for six weeks in 1957. (I was married in 1957 and this was "our song")
1958 - There are 4,063 drive in movie screens nationwide. Where you watched: Auntie Mame; A Long Hot Summer and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
1959 - February 3 of 1959, a plane crash took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Listen to their music.
1959 - Remember the 1959 Pink Cadillac?

When you click on each year you will visit the music, cars and movies of one of the most favorite decades of all time.