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Little Love For February But There’s A Lot Going On

It's a new year - of the Rooster, actually and it's a new month tomorrow.  February is upon us and yet most of us don’t even pronounce the first letter “r”...

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Similar to eggnog, homemade Vov tastes of Italy
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The Origin Of Eggnog

The company party is tonight and I’m looking forward to a big mug of eggnog.  If you like the ‘nog like I do, you might want to know about its origin...

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Category: Christmas, food, History
FOX's "The Simpsons" - Season Twenty-Seven
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What Are TV’s Longest Running Success Stories?

I ‘m a big fan of TV, more so than is probably healthy.  Since the first tiny screen flickered on a big box, black and white set in our simple Dakota prairie farm house I have been addicted to the escape and adventure offered on TV...

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Category: History, TV, Yakima News
Portrait Of Thomas Jefferson
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Jefferson Was Right, If The Press Fails, America Fails

The other day we shared some quotes from Thomas Jefferson on his concern for the future of the Republic if the people of America were not enlightened and informed, and if the press failed to do its impartial job...

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Category: History
Huey Newton Smokes In Holding Cell
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Sorry Smokes, Behind Bars It’s Ramen That Rules

You’ve seen the movies and TV shows that depict prison life and you’ve no doubt seen the portrayal of cigarettes as the currency of choice in the prison population...

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Category: Families, History, Study
TV image of President Richard Nixon announcing his decision
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Nixon Pardon 42 Years Ago Today

 

A fella can dream can't he?  42 years ago today, ex-President RICHARD NIXON received a "full, free and absolute" pardon for all offenses against the U.S. f...

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Category: History, Political
Australians Head To The Polls For Federal Election
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Hey Political Ladies, THIS Is Your Day!

On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote was declared in effect.  Recognizing that, August 26 is also Women's Equality Day...

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Category: History, Political
86th Annual Academy Awards - Show
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This Day In History – We Aren’t In Kansas Anymore!

 

"The Wizard of Oz," starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton, opened across the U-S on this day , August 25, 1939.  W...

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The 2017 State Fair Will Be A Biggie!

Next year’s Central Washington State Fair will mark a milestone.  The 2017 edition Central Washington State Fair will celebrate 125 years of Fair fun...

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Gulf War: Allied Forces Liberate Kuwait City, Kuwait On February 27, 1991.
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The First Gulf War Got Underway 26 Years Ago Today

Did the Middle Eastern mess in which we all now flounder start on this date in history?

Not exactly.  Strife, unrest and bloodshed in the region goes back to Biblical times thousands of years ago, but modern U...

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Category: History, Military

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