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APRIL 24, 1819: WHERE'S THE SODA, JERK?

WHERE’S THE SODA, JERK?

Samuel Fahnestock was given a patent for the first soda fountain in 1819. Carbonated mineral water was all the rage at the time.  842 more words

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APRIL 23, 1983: SATURDAY MORNING SUPERSTAR

SATURDAY MORNING SUPERSTAR

Athlete turned actor, Buster Crabbe (Clarence Linden Crabbe II), looking back over his career, could easily have said “been there, done that.” After winning Olympic gold in 1932 for freestyle swimming, Crabbe dived into the movies, eventually starring in over a hundred movies, first taking a turn as the jungle hero in… 873 more words

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APRIL 22 ,1886: BUT WILL YOU RESPECT ME IN THE MORNING?

BUT WILL YOU RESPECT ME IN THE MORNING?

In a blow to lounge lechers everywhere, the state of Ohio passed a law making seduction unlawful. Covering any man… 902 more words

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Tujague's, New Orleans, LA Report #85

First and most important the name of this place is pronounced “Two-Jacks”.  Growing up in New Orleans I probably didn’t know that until I was 18 or so.  749 more words

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The Red Maple, Gretna, LA Report #81

When you look at this place from the street you first notice it’s huge.  Looks like an apartment complex.  But inside it’s beautiful.  When you walk in through the dining entrance you enter a little courtyard with a bridge over a waterfall and pond.  508 more words

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An Invitation to Dinner

Week 4 of the #52Ancestors challenge is “An Invitation to Dinner”.

Following on from my previous post about the Schwartzs of Copenhagen.  I’ve been using a combination of google translate, along with my… 569 more words

Cozy is a State of Mind

via Daily Prompt: Cozy

As I was glancing out of the window today at work,  I noticed little teeny tiny snowflakes beginning to fall from the sky. 136 more words