Old News – Tires

This newspaper had a full page every week about automobiles. According to a short article there were about 44,000 autos built in 1908 but in 1915 703,527 were built. Best of all the average price of an automobile decreased from $2,123 in 1908 to just $814 in 1915. The second automobile gadget tells that you …

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Katey Sagal’s Mother

Sunday night on Who Do You Think You Are? Katey Sagal wanted to find out about her mother’s early career. Her mother was born Sara Zwilling but used the stage name of Sara Macon. The program mentioned that Sara had been on radio as a teenager and also that she joined USO shows during World …

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Sibley’s Spring Ad

Last year I bought a small collection of original art used in ads for Sibley’s department stores. They were done by a lady artist that had come to the US from Germany to draw for Sibley’s. Unfortunately the person that I bought these from didn’t know her name as he had bought the collection from …

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WDYTYA – Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal started her career as a back-up singer but became better known as Peg Bundy on Married… with Children. That lasted 10 years. Then she was the voice of Leela on Futurama for 136 episodes while working on other projects. She won a Golden Globe Award for Sons of Anarchy which was her fifth …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #10

The Righteous Brothers were the next group to go to the top of the music charts in 1966 with their song “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration.” They weren’t really brothers except in musical terms. Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley were in a five man group in 1962 but became a duo in 1963. They had …

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FamilySearch Family Tree – Revisited

I still hold out hope that in the long run Family Search Family Tree (FSFT) will have the most helpful online connected family trees. The idea is that these are shared records that anyone can edit. You can also add photos, documents and notes. The most important thing that should be added are sources. It …

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Vick’s Illustrated Monthly Magazine

It is spring. If you are thinking about doing some planting maybe these old publications can give you some ideas. I uploaded three issues of Vick’s Illustrated Monthly Magazine. It was a magazine devoted to gardening and horticulture that was published here in Rochester. There were some minor articles for children and poetry but for …

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