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April 21st

HOLLENBECK: Remininiscing on fashion, footwear, fun from past

April 21, 2011

People of a certain age share memories of special things that the current generation has little or no knowledge of. Nor, it seems, do they want to.
(Yes, I know I ended two sentences with a preposition. Not good writing style, but nothing else said it the same way.)
Case in point: Teenage interests of my generation compared to those of my grandchildren. The two are light years apart.

April 18th

ALMA HAHN: Opening up the history of the umbrella

April 18, 2011

Our subject for today’s column is Brolliology.

April 11th

HOLLENBECK: Take away everything else, but keep the green beans coming

April 11, 2011

My kitchen successes can be counted on my two hands with a couple of digits to spare, but among them is the green bean casserole I’ve prepared for many, many years. There may be a glorious repast including traditional and exotic dishes, but if I don’t serve that casserole at Thanksgiving and Christmas, it causes bad feelings among some members of my family.

ALMA HAHN: ‘Can opener’ P-38 airplane was one my father missed

April 11, 2011

My father never looked or acted like a daredevil, but in his younger life, he definitely was. Barely reaching the 5’ 2” mark on the height chart, and wearing a size 5.5 shoe, he barely met the Army’s size requirements.

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