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‘Sex’ is 21 Years Old

It was on this day, October 21, 21 years ago, Madonna's book, 'Sex' hit store shelves. No worries, there will be no pictures or descriptions of the book here but it goes to show how much of a trailblazer Madonna was for women in pop music.

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Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images

The Cassette Turns 50 This Month

The cassette turns 50 this month. September of 1963 brought new uses for the Bic pen. Remember rewinding the tape if it was pulled out off of the spool with a pen?  Cassettes were (and still can be if you have the right equipment) a great way to play back instant recordings.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

The 12th Anniversary of 9-11-01

It has been 12 years since the terrorist attacks of 9-11-01. Yes I remember where I was as I'm sure most of you do. The images of that horrific day don't get any easier to see nor do the feelings and emotions dissolve or get any less as the years and anniversaries go by.

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David McNew, Getty Images

Swanson Sold Their First TV Dinner 60 Years Ago Today

 

On this day in 1953, 60 years ago, Swanson sold their first TV dinner. I very seldom buy or eat them because I can't figure out how to microwave them so they are edible. For the three or four dollars I'd rather have Hot Pockets or few items off the dollar menu at the drive thru in a pinch.

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Mathmos.com

Still Groovy After All These Years: Happy 50th Birthday Lava Lamp

Ya, baby! The iconic 60’s home decoration, the lava lamp is 50 years old. They were created by an English company in 1963.  Since then gazillions of the lava lamps have been sold, but the originals, Mathmos lava lamps are still being made to this day.  

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It Was 16 Years Ago That Princess Diana Died

Do you remember where you were on this day back in 1997? Today is one of those days you remember where you were when you heard the news.

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Sounds We Don’t Hear Anymore

For me, it is the dialing of a rotary phone. I used to love that sound. Remember? My cell phone has a retro feel because it rings like that old rotary phones. However, there are many more sounds we may never hear again.

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St. Louis Church in Auburn Will Have Its Last Mass on August 29th

I know there are three topics you’re not supposed to discuss. And they are, sex, politics and religion. I’m not going into a deep discussion about religion but I will say I was brought up Catholic with first communion, confirmation and was married in a Catholic church.

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My Bangor Apt. $240 a Month, 1996
My Bangor Apt. $240 a Month, 1996

On July 9, 1996 – Minimum Wage Earners Got a 90 Cent Raise

It was on this date July 9, 1996, the U.S. Senate approved a 90 cent raise in the minimum wage from $4.25 an hour through a two-step increase to $5.15 an hour. 

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Happy Canada Day to All Canadians

Today the year is half over. July 1, 2013. It is also Canada Day. I’m not a Canadian, nor will I pretend to get inside the psyche of a Canadian, but I will rattle off a few facts and dispel a few stereotypes.

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