Monthly Archives: December 2013

“American Pickers” Meet American Hoarders

About a decade ago, I helped my daughter Ramona homeschool her two children for a time. (As a certified elementary teacher with a degree in Education, I had homeschooled Ramona herself back in the 1970s.) Like a lot of homeschooling … Continue reading

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From White City to…Ghost Town

(Click here to go to the first entry in this blog series on the Gay ’90s to read the material in sequential order.) Remember the splendiferous Manufactures and Liberal Arts building from the Columbian Exposition of 1893 (described in an … Continue reading

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Rastus and Jemima Do the Fair

(Click here to go to the first entry in this blog series on the Gay ’90s to read the material in sequential order.) Earlier blog entries in this series chronicled the widespread, enduring influence the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair/Columbian Exposition … Continue reading

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A Columbian Legacy

(Click here to go to the first entry in this blog series on the Gay ’90s to read the material in sequential order.) I have always found pictures like the following very unnerving. Maybe you do too. They are particularly … Continue reading

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