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Walk Down Nostalgia Lane: 2021 National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees Named
Walk Down Nostalgia Lane: 2021 National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees Named
Walk Down Nostalgia Lane: 2021 National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees Named
It's fun to think back on our childhood years of simple, fun, play when nothing else mattered and that's why the Strong National Museum of Play created the "National Toy Hall of Fame" where each year, people get to vote on which nominated toys or play-things should receive a place in the Toy Hall of Fame.
Throwback Thursday:  An Advertising Icon Visits Norwich! (VIDEO)
Throwback Thursday: An Advertising Icon Visits Norwich! (VIDEO)
Throwback Thursday: An Advertising Icon Visits Norwich! (VIDEO)
(THIS THROWBACK THURSDAY POST WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN 2012) On October 8, 1919 at 12 noon the 20 mule team came to Norwich and stopped at the grocery store of H. O. Gregory located at 58 1-2 North Broad Street. Tarrantula Pete gave a lecture and handed out samples of Borax...
Hit or Miss?  Would You Buy This Kitchen Gadget?
Hit or Miss? Would You Buy This Kitchen Gadget?
Hit or Miss? Would You Buy This Kitchen Gadget?
Yes..this is a new item.  Sold by Nostalgia Electrics Company it is designed to be practical and nostalgic all at once. I don't know about you but my kitchen counter is a mess.  Coffee machines, spice rack, microwave oven, cutting boards, banana holder (...
Baby Boomer Alert: How Many Remember “Duck and Cover” From the Early 1950s? (VIDEO)
Baby Boomer Alert: How Many Remember “Duck and Cover” From the Early 1950s? (VIDEO)
Baby Boomer Alert: How Many Remember “Duck and Cover” From the Early 1950s? (VIDEO)
It is almost impossible to comprehend, but I grew up in an age when A-Bomb attacks from our enemy were real threats.  Yes, even in my elementary school in Sidney, NY in the 1950s. We had drills.  We hid under desks.  We lined the hallways of Pearl Street Elementary School and "put our heads in our elbows" to save ourselves from a nuclear holocaust...
How Many Remember The IBM Selectric “Ball?”
How Many Remember The IBM Selectric “Ball?”
How Many Remember The IBM Selectric “Ball?”
IBM inaugurated a major change in the way we typed when it introduced the "typeball" in July, 1961. It was highly successful and propelled the Selectric typewriter to the front of sales in America, eventually capturing 75% of the typewriter market ...
How Many Remember This Gadget In Our Old Classrooms?
How Many Remember This Gadget In Our Old Classrooms?
How Many Remember This Gadget In Our Old Classrooms?
It seems impossible now, but the old pencil sharpener was once one of the most important fixtures of a school classroom in the 1940s-1960s. I honestly don't know if there are pencil sharpeners in today's classrooms.  Do kids still use pencils...

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