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Today in My History

2001:  Mid-Night Musings
2002:  Take 2 Aspirin and Call Me in 6 Months
2003:  The "E" Word
2004:  I Dreamed I Went Shopping
2005 The Grace of a Gazelle

2006:  Too Big for Your Britches
2007: Just Passing Through Again
2008:  Don't Rain on My Shower
2009:  Among My Souvenirs
2010:  Stunned
2011:  Over the Top
Recipe for Decluttering
2013: And It All Worked Out
Sunday Stealing
Our Other Daughters
Just Too Nice a Day
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24 February 2020

Huell Howser died in 2013.  He was television personality, actor, producer, writer, singer, and voice artist, best known for hosting, producing, and writing California's Gold, his human interest show still being shown on California PBS stations.

Howser kind of had to be seen to be appreciated.  He visited all sorts of off beat places, which many people do, but Howser was just so thrilled by everything he saw.  A hole in the ground would be shown with comments like "isn't that just amazing!"  He stopped people on the street to ask about various things in their town.

I found this 8 minute video on You Tube that is just stereotypical Howser, showing clips from several of his shows, including the view from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge.

One of the clips is from a show we watched yesterday, on See's Candy, which of course I was interested in.  From interviews about the history to one of the stores itself (one where I always bought candy when I went to the next door theater with my grandmother) to the See's factory, watching how those candies are made by hand. 

Turns out that someone from See's was an advisor on the famous I Love Lucy episode.

As a matter of fact, the whole Howser See's Candy episode is on YouTube too.  It's worth watching, if you have half an hour.

Watching it reminded me of my trips, with visitors, to the Jelly Belly factory, which is about half an hour from here.  That's an experience too.

They don't let you take cameras into the factory part of the tour, but watching the workers mix together all of the flavors into the vats where they are flavoring the beans themselves always reminds me of watching the OompaLoompas in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Web surfing is always an adventure and you just never know what you are going to find when you set out to look for, for example, a picture of OompaLoompas.  Check out  this story behind the OompaLoompas.  You'll never look at them in quite the same way again!


Ronald Reagan portrait made with jelly beans

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