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"Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch"*...

The online site for the National Museum of American History is chock full of cool historical stuff, from advertising to art to communications to just about anything having to do with the history of our great nation.

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September 6

1916: Piggly Wiggly is founded. Clarence Saunders was born in Virginia in 1881 and left school at the age of 14 to become a clerk in a general store. 636 more words


September 6, 1916: And They Immediately Squeezed the Charmin

Before September 6, 1916, if you needed groceries, you would head to your local store and present your list to the friendly grocer standing behind the counter. 348 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

"Food is our common ground, a universal experience"*...

We have Instagram to thank (or, perhaps, blame) for the proliferation of avocado toast today. But it was another, much earlier development in food photography that introduced us to the avocado in the first place.

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Creative Notes

Yesterday, I went to the Piggly Wiggly in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  I wanted to buy cards by Kelley McDougall, an artist from Wisconsin.  You can see… 38 more words


An Innovative Approach to Church Life ... from 1916

The following tidbit from history surprised me. It just seems so natural to walk into the store, make my selections while I walk up and down the aisles, and check out. 595 more words

This Week In History

Log 14: Guards and Grog

Captain’s Log

Date: 27 June

Location: In a madhouse.

Conditions: As should be expected: mad.

If a man were to ask me what is the experience of captaining a ship, of leading a crew, I would say this: when you are the captain of a ship, everything goes wrong all at once. 1,963 more words

Damnation Kane