Treehouses

Tree Houses

From a young age, most kids have this insatiable desire to build small dwellings for themselves, a place to imagine and play, maybe even escape that annoying younger sibling for a few precious moments. Couch forts were fine during cold winters, but as we headed into the summer months, we ventured outdoors to build our shelters - such as that big ol' tree in the backyard. Continue reading...

Tempera Paint

Tempera Paint

Let’s face it - art can be a messy ordeal. Budding Picasso or not, mom wasn’t going to be too thrilled if those new school clothes were ruined in art class. Luckily for teachers, custodians and parents everywhere, there was the magical medium of Tempera paint, ready to assist the future little Rembrandts as they painted vivid blue skies, majestic trees, and wild animals aplenty. Continue reading...

Yearbooks

Yearbooks

Few publications can conjure up as many memories as a high school yearbook. Dare to pull a dusty copy from your bookshelf and you are almost assured to spend a few hours of reminiscence. Each flip of the page brings the era back as if it were yesterday, making these very magical books indeed. Continue reading...

Mystery Spots

Mystery Spots

No matter where you live, you probably aren’t too far away from a Mystery Spot – one of those strange roadside attractions that seemingly defy the physical laws of science, particularly gravity. Water flows uphill, people’s height appears to change as they walk, and items such as a ball seemingly roll up a ramp. Continue reading...

New Coke

New Coke

Perhaps one of the darkest days in soft drink history occurred on April 23, 1985, when a true American icon was altered beyond all recognition. Yes, this is the day that Coca-cola announced to the world that it was changing its formula. And for traditionalists, It's a day that will live in infamy. Continue reading...

Playing Hooky

Playing Hooky

It’s a beautiful day outside. The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and the prospect of spending such a glorious day holed up in a classroom just doesn’t seem right. And so, you decide to “make other arrangements.” That’s right, we’re talking about playing hooky, that time-honored childhood ritual of finding something better to do, alone or with friends, and desperately hoping you don't get caught. Continue reading...

Thurl Ravenscroft

Thurl Ravenscroft

The name may not ring a bell, but rest assured that at some point in your life, perhaps even hundreds of times, you've heard the booming baritone voice of Thurl Ravenscroft. From 1940-2005, his voice was heard on television almost daily, and his voice work for Walt Disney, on records, films and at Disneyland is legendary. Continue reading...