Bulova Accutron

What Happened to Bulova?

“It just sort of wound down.” Harry B. Henshel. Harry Henshel, former President of Bulova Watch, was talking about the Joseph Bulova School of Watchmaking but he might as well … Continue Reading →


Norm Peterson at Cheers

Milk-Bone Undies?

“It’s a dog eat dog world and I’m wearing Milk-Bone underwear.” Norm Peterson. When Norm Peterson walked into the bar everyone, in unison, shouted, “Norm!” And why not? Cheers was … Continue Reading →


Craft Ice

Artisanal Ice?

“If I was on a date, at least the giant ice cube would give us something to talk about.” Susan McCarthy. Every now and then something comes along that makes … Continue Reading →


Bunion Derby 1928

Andy Payne and the Great Bunion Derby

“One can’t be an athlete all his life, but he can use the same desire that made him.” Andy Payne. Everybody has a least one obscenely fit co-worker. You know … Continue Reading →


crows

Eating Crow?

It is the fundamental right of the bird to live freely in the open sky. Justice M. R. Shah. The Waco City Fathers, grown tired of grackles disturbing the peace, … Continue Reading →


One World Trade Center

9/11: One Way to Forget

“It’s an office building and not a memorial and not a monument.” Douglas Durst. When I was a kid, my father worked in lower Manhattan. His office was in a … Continue Reading →


Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin On Fire!

“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” Benjamin Franklin. During the course of his long life, there were plenty of things for … Continue Reading →


Life Magazine Hula Hoops

Hula Hoops!

“We completely lost control.” Richard Knerr. For over two decades, Richard Knerr, along with his childhood buddy and partner, Arthur “Spud” Melin, were leading purveyors of fun. Working out of … Continue Reading →


Vanderbilt

The 200 Million Dollar Man

“The workman now earns the equivalent of a barrel of flour each day.” William H. Vanderbilt. William Vanderbilt knew his business. After inheriting 95-million-dollars from his father, the venerable Commodore … Continue Reading →


Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx

“Those are my principles; if you don’t like them…well, I have others.”  Groucho Marx. Groucho Marx began entertaining audiences in 1905 and continued nonstop for 56 years before fading from … Continue Reading →