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Cowboy Values from Dad

I watched westerns with my dad.  He loved all those old cowboy movies and television shows in the 50s and 60s.  Each one climaxed with a shoot-em-up and the good guys always won.  384 more words


Sunday Memories

My childhood took a jolt when Dad bought half interest into the only insurance claims service in Carrollton, Georgia, with his friend, Charlie Bass, in 1961. 2,742 more words


Tate is screening on UK TV

Tate (USA, 1960), the Western TV series which was created by Harry Julian Fink and starred David McLean, is being screened on weekday mornings by the UK satellite television channel Talking Pictures TV. 27 more words


The Westerner is screening on UK TV

The Westerner (USA, 1960) TV series, which was created by Sam Peckinpah and starred Brian Keith, is being screened again on weekday mornings by the UK satellite television channel Talking Pictures TV. 10 more words


Today on the tray: Egg nog

December 24 is National Egg Nog Day.

There are a few theories about how eggnog actually got its name. One story claims that eggnog was first called “egg n’ grog,” which was eventually shortened to “eggnog.” According to other sources, the name comes from the Old English word for strong ale, “nog.” This theory suggests that the combination of the words “egg” and “nog” refers to any drink that contains both eggs and strong alcohol.

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Classic TV Shows

Wyatt Earp, Gone Again

Did you know the real-life Sheriff Wyatt Earp lived from 1848 to 1929 and was most famous for the legendary “Shootout at the O.K. Corral” in Tombstone, Arizona in 1881? 567 more words


Trusty Sidekick

As a young boy, I loved the Saturday afternoon matinees at our neighbourhood movie theatre.  Whenever I could earn or scrounge the twenty-five cents needed for admission, popcorn, and a soft drink, I’d be there, wide-eyed in the dark, lost for a couple of hours in the fantasies played out before me. 768 more words