To the general public the games and their names are casually mentioned interchangeably. Confusion persists about billiards, snooker, and pool, since some folks picture dingy parlors and street corner sharks while others conjure images of aristocrats
Their efforts to communicate with folks back home weren’t always easy for the GIs serving in World War II. Aside from censorship, it was often difficult to tell their families about the grim events and scenes overseas ...
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” — William Shakespeare
If the Bard, in his famous romance “Romeo and Juliet” claimed names are less important than emotions, the same may be said about defining “honeymoon” or trying to discover the word’s original root...
What do the following have in common; ancient Native Americans, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Stephens, Annie Taylor, and Pierre Berton? All shared fascination with the many wonders associated with Niagara Falls ...
Today’s amazing abundance of toys makes it difficult to realize how, during the Great Depression, dolls with dresses proved out-of-reach luxuries for many little girls.
The word “millions” pops up frequently with any mention of the Dionne Quintuplets who riveted the attention of millions of people the world over once it became evident they would survive the astonishing circumstances of their birth, May 24, 1934.
Fascination with human recording of time’s passage fills many pages in encyclopedias and is reflected on numerous Internet sites that describe lunar, solar and astronomical systems dating back to Egyptian times and depicting even earlier markings.
Gather a group of women whose ages range from 60 to 80 and start them chatting about their memories of department stores. Nostalgia reigns as they relive experiences associated with these marvelous emporiums where "everything was under one roof."
California’s third largest city, following Los Angeles and San Diego in population, is San Jose. Its cultural, artistic and entertainment venues encompass visual arts, theatre, ballet and special sites just for children.
Passionate collectors go to astounding lengths for their treasures. Tom Graves is no exception.