Those “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” definitely describes the Highway 127 corridor from Aug. 6-9. That’s when a 654-mile yard sale billed as the “World’s Longest Outdoor Sale” will wake up sleepy towns as it meanders from West Unity, Ohio down through central Kentucky and east Tennessee.
When my grandson, Donnie Rand, was born nine years ago, I started a postcard collection of presidents and first ladies for him.
Collecting postcards of American Presidents, First Ladies and their homes offers an opportunity to relive or reflect upon major events in American history. It’s an affordable and fun way to learn about how our nation’s first families lived.
Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Ala. Her parents were Captain Arthur Keller, a former Confederate Army officer, and his wife, Kate, who was a cousin to Robert E. Lee.
Maryland’s state capital, Annapolis, has a delightful mix of colonial charm and modern vibrancy. Its 1708 charter makes it one of America’s oldest cities.
Santa Claus, as it turns out, is a very adaptable fellow. Legends of a generous cleric, Germanic god, Father Christmas or jolly elf, have existed for centuries.
From the 1920s until the 1960s, most small town Main Streets housed a theatre. Usually located in an architectural significant building with prominent neon marquee, these theatres played a significant role in the cultural and economic life of the community.
Situated on 14 acres just ten minutes away from downtown Memphis, the white-columned estate that once belonged to Elvis Presley is the second most visited home in America, after the White House.
Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, the world’s largest Christmas store, will experience a bittersweet holiday season this year. That’s because its charismatic founder, Wally Bronner, succumbed to cancer on April 1, 2008.