December 2015 archive

Dec 25

Merry Christmas!

Dec 08

“Mr Rumbold” Died Sunday

Nicholas Smith was the last surviving cast member of the old British show, Are You Being Served? when he died Sunday at the age of 81. My son and I got hooked on the show and Blackadder when we’d visit my parents in Delaware about 25 years or so ago.  Luckily the jokes would (hopefully!) go …

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Dec 04

The Nicholas Brothers

I know that I promised in Major Excitement to post about the Nicholas Brothers and this is it!     I can’t remember the first time I saw the Nicholas Brothers in a movie but I’ve sought them out ever since.  I even bought their biography in 2010, Brotherhood In Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers. …

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Dec 03

Tartan History

Seems like I still have Scotland on the brain since we went last summer and we have plans to go again the summer of 2016.  Several of the gifts I’m giving this Christmas are Scottish-based so…   According to A History of Tartan: Chaotic yet orderly, clashingly exuberant, tartan’s history jumble fact with outrageous fiction. …

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