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Before Mickey Mouse there was Oswald

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In 1927, film producer Charles Mintz approached the Disney studio and cartoonist Ub Iwerks to develop Universal’s first animated character, along with creating all the cartoons.  The result was a short called Poor Papa, featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Universal was not thrilled with the first episode—execs had expected the character to be heavily based

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Please Mr. Postman

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In the fall of 1960, Glee Club members at Inkster High School (Michigan) formed a singing group called The Casinyets. Rumor has it that the name was an alteration of a quote by one the members: “we can’t sing yet”. The group included then 15-year-old founder Gladys Horton, who solicited older members of the Glee

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Filed under: Legends, Retro Memories Tagged with: Motown, music, The Beatles

Russel Wright’s Great Contribution to Modern Living

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When we sit down at the dinner table, we don’t really think about who designed the tableware – the plates, bowls and serving pieces. Chances are you purchased the table settings you use today based primarily on size, color and pattern. But as with every piece of decor in the home, a designer or group

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It’s Gone—And You Can Tell That one Good-bye!

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Remember Little League? I sure do. Played six seasons before turning fourteen and focusing on hockey, the game for which I’d developed an all-encompassing passion. And, I remember my first baseball bat. A Louisville Slugger. Pure wood. Junior size. I remember proudly carrying that bat—my own bat—to every little league game I played until I

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