War of the Worlds Radio Panic – Truth or Fiction?

On October 30, 77 years ago, Orson Welles created widespread panic throughout the United States with his dramatic adaptation of the H.G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds on CBS radio – or so the story goes. According to legend, over a million people were convinced that aliens had invaded the United States and […]

By |October 28th, 2016|History, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reminiscing: 1950’s Etiquette Rules That We Wish Were Still Alive and Well

There are so many wonderful things about life today but we thought it would be fun to reminisce a little bit about some of the rules for children’s behavior that were hard and fast rules in the 1950’s. Remember that parents in the fifties had lived through at least one world war and they firmly […]

By |June 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Broncos…..Fun Facts

Bronco’s Stadium was originally built as a baseball stadium for the Denver Bears, part of the ill-fated establishment of a third major baseball league – The Continental League – in 1959. Bob Howsman, owner of the stadium, decided to save the stadium by bringing football to Denver. He was part of the group that created […]

By |January 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Veterans Day – Honoring those who serve

Veterans Day, originally called Armistice Day, officially began on November 11, 1919, one year after the United States and Germany signed an armistice to end World War One. The Armistice was actually signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.. Not to be confused with Memorial Day, which honors military […]

By |November 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fun Halloween Traditions and How They Started

We like to think of Halloween as an All-American holiday, but it was actually brought to this country by Irish and Scottish immigrants and can be traced back to Celtic culture. For the Druids, November 1st was New Year’s Day and the celebration would begin on October 31st. Known as Hallow E’en in Ireland, the […]

By |October 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Ford Mustang – America’s Car

 

 

The Ford Mustang is so much more than a car, it is a piece of America, a cultural phenomena, and for many people – males and females alike – the car of their dreams. The 1965 Ford Mustang debuted at the World’s Fair on April 17th, 1964. It was the culmination of Lee Iacocca’s dream […]

By |September 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Iconic Poodle Skirt

 

Every high school girl in the mid fifties owned a poodle skirt. It was probably the first teenage only fashion trend – after all, no self-respecting adult woman would wear a felt skirt with poodles appliqued on it! With the rise of rock n roll and the introduction of Sock Hops at schools, girls wanted […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tomorrow is National Root Beer Float Day!

August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day. Although there is much debate over who created the first ice cream float, there is no question that kids loved the idea from the beginning. Adults were, however, a little more cautious. Because carbonated beverage laid claim to curing a multitude of ailments, it was considered by […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National French Fry Day – Monday July 13!

Monday July 13th is National French Fry Day!

Thomas Jefferson first used the phrase “potatoes served in the French manner” way back in 1802 at a White House dinner party. Most people agree that French Fries are not French at all; they are Belgian. But to be honest, we don’t really care where they came from. […]

By |July 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Original Milk Shake was Boozy

Did you know that the first milk shakes of the late 19th century were, in fact, alcoholic whiskey based eggnog? But by the early 20th century they were made with flavored syrups hand-shaken with crushed ice, milk and sugar. The invention of the electric blender in 1922 changed the world of milk shakes altogether giving […]

By |July 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments