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A sad so long to the Usual Gang of Idiots

A sad so long to the Usual Gang of Idiots

At one time, everybody subscribed to at least one magazine. Maybe it was Life , the king of the magazines, both in circulation and format. It had a competitor, called Look , but we were a Life magazine family.
Making root beer a precious family memory

Making root beer a precious family memory

The invitation to the kids was always the same: “OK, kids, who wants to help me make root beer? The answer was always the same: “Hey, yeah! “ In the 1950s and 60s, once or twice a year, come summer days, many assorted kids would answer the call.
Confessions of a youthful couponer

Confessions of a youthful couponer

I come from a family of couponers. On the rare occurrence my mother had to drag me to the supermarket as a child, I still remember her makeshift Rolodex of coupons – a Rolodex that only made sense to her.

A child's memory of war, and beyond

Ah, youth! Oh the fire of it, more dazzling than the flames of the burning ship, throwing a magic light on the wide earth, leaping audaciously to the sky, presently to be quenched by time: more cruel, more pitiless, more bitter than the sea.
Confessions of a youthful couponer

Confessions of a youthful couponer

I come from a family of couponers. On the rare occurrence my mother had to drag me to the supermarket as a child, I still remember her makeshift Rolodex of coupons – a Rolodex that only made sense to her.

UCP trying to turn unhappy voters to happy voters

The United Conservative Party was elected this spring because a lot of people were unhappy. Now they face the task of making people happy, which is quite a different order of things. One of the first decisions was to cut corporate tax rates.
UCP trying to turn unhappy voters to happy voters

UCP trying to turn unhappy voters to happy voters

The United Conservative Party was elected this spring because a lot of people were unhappy. Now they face the task of making people happy, which is quite a different order of things. One of the first decisions was to cut corporate tax rates.

It's getting harder and harder to be a good person

It's getting harder and harder to be virtuous these days. I mean, I really want to be a good person, but with as little effort as possible. Sadly, it's getting to the point where I'm really going to have to work at being a good citizen.
PBS doc recalls Woodstock, 50 years later

PBS doc recalls Woodstock, 50 years later

Nineteen sixty-nine keeps coming back as television celebrates the space race, Laugh-In , Sesame Street ’s launch and other milestones from 50 years ago.
PBS doc recalls Woodstock, 50 years later

PBS doc recalls Woodstock, 50 years later

Nineteen sixty-nine keeps coming back as television celebrates the space race, Laugh-In , Sesame Street ’s launch and other milestones from 50 years ago.