Monthly Archives: March 2013

Now that’s a beautiful bag!


I discovered a beautiful new bag the other day.  It is produced by the J.W. Hulme company of Minnesota.  They have been making all sorts of bags for the general public since 2003, although the company has been in business … Continue reading

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These shrimp taste a little funny


I am a big fan of wild American shrimp.  I came across an article recently that gave me a really good reason to remain a big fan of wild American shrimp.  It seems that some farm raised shrimp imported from … Continue reading

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Childrens’ toys Mandrake!


One of my favorite movies of all time is Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove. The characters are absolutely over the top: Peter Sellers with three roles as Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, President Merkin Muffley and Dr. Strangelove, George C. Scott in … Continue reading

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I can’t believe I am actually saying these words


I came across a news feature on products for our pets made by members of our extended American family.  But I found it on a channel I almost never watch.  But it’s a good feature, so here goes: You should … Continue reading

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Fire when ready Gridley!


My dad used to always use the phrase “Fire when ready Gridley” when ever we were about to begin a task.  I finally found out its origin the other day.  At the beginning of the Battle of Manila in the … Continue reading

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Well that makes it a lot easier!


Sometimes finding products you want that are made by members of our extended American family can be a bit of a struggle.  But thankfully, a lot of websites of well-known retailers are now including a “Made in America” search function … Continue reading

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With this ring…


Photo Credit: Lauren Vokish/Warren Times Observer For these folks, obviously it just isn’t a real wedding without shotguns and monster trucks.  But hey, to each his and her own.  I am sure they had a wonderful time on their wedding … Continue reading

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