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New York City (2011)

New York wasn’t new to me — I was born upstate and spent my early life there — but it took me decades to ever make it to New York City. 211 more words

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Maine Antique Digest (late 1990s)

In another post, I acknowledged my obsession with the state of Maine. My ownership of this mug was born out of that obsession.

The internet was still catching on in the late ’90s, and I was using lunch time at work to walk, eat, and look up Maine-y things on the web. 88 more words

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Pittsburgh Pirates (circa 2000)

I’ve been a Pirates fan since my family moved to Pittsburgh when I was 10. I used to go to sleep listening to games on a transistor radio I had placed under my pillow. 151 more words

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Knott’s Berry Farm (1978, or maybe 1989)

My grandmother lived in California my entire life until she passed away in 1991, and my brother had moved to southern California in 1978. That was the same year that Knott’s Berry Farm opened a ride called Montezuma’s Revenge. 88 more words

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Mt. Rushmore (2010)

You know what I really like about this mug? There’s a picture of Mt. Rushmore on the inside. As I drink my coffee, more and more is revealed, and it makes me feel like a superhero. 205 more words

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Kennywood Park (2013)

Just southwest of Pittsburgh, in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, is my favorite amusement park. Kennywood used to bill itself as “Around the corner and out of this world.” Every year when I was in high school, our marching band spent a day here at the end of our camp week — friends and I would sing the commercial on the bus as we traveled there, rattling off the names of many of the rides as we did (to the annoyance of probably more than a few people). 153 more words

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Christmas #2 (1990s)

It was a gift from my brother and his wife. At least I’m pretty sure that’s how it came into our possession. It looks handpainted (and if it was, it wasn’t done by them). 89 more words

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