Candy for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!! On today’s episode we want to feature some ads from the past that deal with candy. The first one is from the Mars Company. Notice first of all the appearance of silent movie star Buster Keaton. Second, look at the size of this bar! It seems as if time has passed theRead More

A blast from the future: What a kitchen of the future looked like in the 1950’s

It’s fun to come across and article or a vintage TV show that talks about what the future would have been like for persons of that era. So for your viewing pleasure, we bring you a couple of short films. The first is called, “Design for the Future” and is from 1956. The second isRead More

Chicken Eugene and Mary Wilkinson Are Heavenly!

The Story:   Memories are one of life’s greatest and miraculous gifts.  In an instant, we are suddenly transported to a place and time or event and remember the sounds, smells and faces of that particular moment.  Even at 88 years young, my Mom can remember stories of childhood in vivid detail.   Once suchRead More


The Story:   You may have noticed there was no blog this past Sunday.  That’s because last Thursday we headed off for Orange Beach, AL.  If you’ve never been to that part of the country, it’s on the coastline below Mobile.  The Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area is pretty much a tourist area but the pristine,Read More

Teriyaki is Shogun Good!

The Story: Who remembers James Clavell’s, Shogun which aired on NBC in 1980? The miniseries aired five nights between September 15 and September 19, 1980. It starred Richard Chamberlain as John Blackthorne.  Between Shogun and The Thorn Birds, also a miniseries, every female in our house was hooked on Richard Chamberlain, including my mother.  IfRead More

Why is John Hoppin’?

The Story: Regardless of where we all grew up, there are certain traditions of the area that have always been practiced.  I bet if you asked someone, they would probably not know the exact why behind the tradition and would respond with the customary, “It’s just something we’ve always done.”  So it is with eatingRead More