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Baby Boomer Alert: Who Remembers Petula Clark? (VIDEO)

Petula Clark has been in show business for an astonishing seven decades!

This British beauty began her career as a child entertainer during World War II.  In the 1960s she racked up more than a dozen top hits and sold nearly 70,000,000 records.

The

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Do You Know How to Use a Telephone? Are You Sure? (VIDEO)

I love this.  It seems impossible, but can't you imagine your grandparents sitting down, watching this "training video" and taking notes!  Enjoy...

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Baby Boomer Alert: Happy Birthday William Holden (VIDEO)

Actor William Holden was born on this day in 1918.

A solid, charming and very talented actor, Holden made his dazzling screen debut opposite Barbara Stanwyck in the 1939 film "Golden Boy."  He would go on to star in more than 50 movies

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Big Chuck Visits “The Heroes of Otsego County” (VIDEOS)

I posted this article last Memorial Day weekend, 2013.  I think it is worth another look.

I thought it would be good to go and visit some real heroes from a long time ago.  We will always salute all of our men and women in the military, for all they have done and continue to do

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Baby Boomer Alert: Happy Birthday to the “Little Nash Rambler”

This week we celebrate the birth of the Nash Rambler automobile.

The popular car came about on this day when the Nash Kelvinator Company merged with the Hudson Motor Car Company in the early 1950s

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Baby Boomer Alert: How Many Remember Donna Reed?

Donna Reed had it all.  Everything.  Everything that is except a long life.

She was one of the most beautiful actresses to ever grace the big or small screen.  She could do light comedy or serious, heavy drama with equal aplomb

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Baby Boomer Alert: First 3-D Movie Had an Oneonta Connection! (VIDEO)

They seem so common today.

But on this day in 1953 the very first major 3-D movie premiered at the Paramount Theater in New York City.  The film was Warner Brothers'  "House of Wax," starring Vincent Price and Phyllis Kirk

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Baby Booomer Alert: Who Remembers Jethro From “The Beverly Hillbillies?”

Max Baer, Jr. was only two years into his young acting career when he landed the role of Jethro Bodine in the classic television sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies."  Baer played Jeb's (Buddy Ebsen) nephew

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Baby Boomer Alert: Who Remembers Anita Bryant? (VIDEO)

Singer Anita Bryant turns 74 years old today.

Bryant was a popular singer in the 1960s and 1970s.  She recorded two dozen albums and had a top hit, "Paper Roses," which reached #5 on the charts

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Whatever Happened to Kids Playing with Model Trains?

 

Do kids still play with model trains?

I loved my set from back in the 1950s.  My brothers and I (and my father) spent countless hours building our set, tearing it down and re-figuring it, adding trees and houses and people to the landscape and buying more and more railroad cars to make our trains longer and longer.

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