December 2012

Holiday Magic... and Mayhem

Happy holidays! Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa! Season’s greetings! Merry Winter Solstice! Happy Festivus! New Year’s greetings! Belated Chanukah wishes! Peace to one and all! I love the holiday season. There’s good food, good spirits, meaningful traditions, and (usually) time off from work to spend with family. What’s not to love?

John Wayne - The Spoiler Alert Post

Two months ago, I started this blog with a post about Iowa-born movie icon John Wayne. At the end of that post I mentioned that I would return to The Duke at a later time in full spoiler alert mode. Well, here we are, so if you don't like to know the outcome of movies that you haven't seen, you may not want to proceed past the first four paragraphs of this post.

Present Ideas from 1908.

Last week I said I was going to post Des Moines holiday ads from long ago, but I had to post these Christmas gift ideas from the 1908 Midwestern.  Lots of things to buy a wife, only one to buy a husband!  Surely there was something out there besides suspenders!

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