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Today in My History

2000: Bev Loses Her Cool
2001:  Nightmares
2002:  Friday Five
2003:  The Changeling
2004:  If They Asked Me I Could Write a Book
2005:  The Die is Cast
2006:  I Feel So Much Better Now
2007: Everything Old is New Again
2008:  We're Better Than That
2009:  Kick 'em While They're Down
2010:  An Embarrassment of Riches
2011:  A Day Without Shoes
2012: Memories Are Made of This

2013: The Last Miles

2014: A Good Time Was Had By All
2015: When Does It Become Gluttony?
2016: More Family Drama
2017: Changing of the Guard
2018: Really,It's OK
2019: Saturday 9
2020: 100 Things


Theater Reviews
Updated 3/14/21
Cinderella

Books Read in 2021
 Updated 1/13
Murder on the Orpheum Circuit
by Jim Brochu


Personal Home Page

My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010


Cast (updated 7/16)

Email
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Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piñata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?
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AUNT JEMIMA

6 April 2021

My part -- keeping this woman's story alive.  I knew nothing about her, but she sounds amazing...

Aunt Jemima: The branding of the syrup was a tribute to this woman’s gifting and talents. Now future generations will not even know this beautiful woman existed. What a shame.

The world knew her as "Aunt Jemima," but her given name was Nancy Green and she was a true American success story. She was born a slave in 1834 Montgomery County, KY... and became a wealthy superstar in the advertising world, as its first living trademark.

Green was 56-yrs old when she was selected as spokesperson for a new ready-mixed, self-rising pancake flour and made her debut in 1893 at a fair and exposition in Chicago. She demonstrated the pancake mix and served thousands of pancakes... and became an immediate star. She was a good storyteller, her personality was warm and appealing, and her showmanship was exceptional. Her exhibition booth drew so many people that special security personnel were assigned to keep the crowds moving.

Nancy Green was signed to a lifetime contract, traveled on promotional tours all over the country, and was extremely well paid. Her financial freedom and stature as a national spokesperson enabled her to become a leading advocate against poverty and in favor of equal rights for folks in Chicago.
She maintained her job until her death in 1923, at age 89.

This was a remarkable woman... and she has just been ERASED by politically correct liberals.


We started watching the new PBS documentary, Hemingway.  It is excellent, but then I expected it to be, since it's by Ken Burns.

We have not seen all of Ken Burns' specials, but those I have have been amazing.

We first saw the Civil War, 30 years ago.  It was such an amazing show.  It was not his first documentary, but this one made him a household name.  It was 9 parts and drew 40 million viewers.   One in every six Americans alive in 1992 watched it.

We're currently watching the one on Baseball, and I'm learning a lot about the start of the game.

One of my favorites was on the National Parks.  We have been to so many of the parks that it was great to see Burns' documentary.

If you haven't checked out Hemingway, I recommend it.
 

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