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I love watching old Civil Defense videos from the 1950’s and 1960’s. But the 1954 film, “The House in the Middle” had me in stitches. The short film is a demonstration of how an atomic blast would affect your home if you were a slob. Continue reading Hilarious Civil Defense film: clean your house before an atomic blast?
This is a very quick and easy cherry cheesecake dessert made in a casserole dish. Great recipe for potlucks! Continue reading Quick Cherry Cheesecake Dessert
Come on a lava tube tour inside of Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park, on Crater Rim Drive. You can take a walk along the rim of the Kilauea volcano and tour the Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). Continue reading Volcanoes National Park Hawaii | Thurston Lava Tube on the Big Island
We all love gazing at the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado. But did you know there is a giant “CU” etched into the Third Flatiron? I say etched because it has been treated with so many chemicals and mechanical devices over the years. That the letters are pretty much etched into the rock. There is even a faint “I” next to the “CU.” Spelling “ICU.” In this video, we tell the story of how those letters appeared and how to locate the damage. Continue reading Did you know there is a giant “CU” on the Boulder Flatirons?
Wings Over the Rockies is a wonderful museum in Denver, Colorado. Before recent events, the museum had a great Star Wars Day during the week of May 4th. Better known as Star Wars Day. The event still has not returned to the museum. But we are hoping next year it will. May the fourth be with you! Continue reading Happy Star Wars Day!
There are two aging pillars at the east border of Boulder and Erie, Colorado. I have always wondered what these were used for. But just found out they are a WWI Memorial. Continue reading What are those pillars at the City of Boulder border?
I caught this when I was driving down a dirt road in Loveland, Colorado. A herd of elk were grazing across several ranches/farms. When this young elk started to play with these dogs. Continue reading Young elk playing with ranch dogs
On Christmas Eve, December 24, 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 read from the Book of Genesis as they orbited the Moon. Astronauts Bill Anders, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman were the first humans to travel to the Moon. Each read a portion of the versus as the world watched and listened in their homes on Earth. Continue reading How the Apollo 8 crew delivered an out-of-this-world message of hope during Christmas Eve
In 1917, Ex-President Teddy Roosevelt was staying at the Long Island village of Oyster Bay, NY. At the time Woodrow Wilson was president. And WWI was raging on. In this short news reel, he is seen calling on Oyster Bay neighbors during Christmas in 1917. Continue reading Let’s Look at Historical Footage of Teddy Roosevelt During the Holidays – Oyster Bay 1917
Did you know that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer originated from the department store Montgomery Ward. Rudolph made his first screen appearance in 1948 as a holiday greeting from the department store. The 1948 version was called, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer With Christmas Greetings From Montgomery Ward.” Continue reading The Original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer