Author Archives: Susan Eberman

Treasures far and wide at the 654 Mile Outdoor Sale

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.

Lyndon Johnson Postcards

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.

Remembering Helen Keller

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.

Kringle conveyance

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.

Get the picture?

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.

Christmas at Graceland

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.

World’s largest Christmas store

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.