Shamrock Shake

Shamrock Shake

When the Ides of March approach, we can look forward to corned beef, mischievous leprechauns, four-leaf clovers, and a sublime green confection from McDonald's called the Shamrock Shake. They've gone through many changes over the years, but one thing is clear - it wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without them. Continue reading...

Sweethearts

Sweethearts

Every time Valentine's Day rolls around, the adults of the world exchange flowers and elaborate boxes of chocolate with their loved ones. Kids, on the other hand, always preferred those little heart-shaped candies with the chalky flavor and Cupid-like power, each emblazoned with a short message such as "Be Mine" or "Kiss Me". Sweehearts were always happy to do the talking when you were too shy to verbally profess your love. Continue reading...

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol

When he wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843, author Charles Dickens had no way of knowing that his book would be turned into literally dozens of different stage and screen adaptations. And, even if had possessed such remarkable foresight, it is certain that he never would have envisioned his character, Bob Cratchit, portrayed by a lovable green frog with ping-pong ball eyes. Continue reading...

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

On the second of February each year, we rely on some not-so-advanced technology to peer into the future and find out whether six more weeks of winter loom ominously ahead. That’s right, we're reminiscing about Groundhog Day and our forecaster remains a respected rodent named Phil, who resides in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Continue reading...

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Few things both frightened and delighted us as children more than a well-told ghost story. Whether sitting around a campfire in the middle of nowhere, or simply shrouded under a blanket in our bedrooms, friends and trusty flashlight at our side, these well-spun tales of evil spirits and apparitions are a childhood tradition that dates back centuries, and one that continues to live each time a group of kids gather in the dark. Continue reading...

Fireworks

Fireworks

As the celebration of Independence Day draws near, we thought we would take a look at one of the oldest traditions of the holiday, fireworks. An iconic part of every Fourth of July celebration, they have accompanied the festivities since the earliest days of this country’s history. Every year, enormous public displays draw millions of families around the country to watch the sky awash in colorful explosions, usually accompanied by a rousing patriotic soundtrack. Continue reading...

Flexible Flyer sled advertisement

Flexible Flyer

Ah, the Flexible Flyer... the state of the art snow sled in 1889 and still the best choice for an authentic, sturdy, steerable sled! Continue reading...