June 2010

June - the most popular wedding month

It's June 1st, and although it isn't officially summer, it sure feels like it! The heat is ON. Everything is bright and beautiful, and this also kicks of the beginning of the most popular month to get married. Yes, June is a beautiful month! read more...

How To Create A Pompadour Hair Style - Pin-up your retro accessories in this chic 'do

When people think of a pompadour, they usually think of the 50's pomp on men (such as in the movie "Grease"). There's a women's pompadour too! read more...

There's a FARM House in New York City?! Get outta here!

If a farm house can make it there, a farm house can make it anywhere! This early farm house was built around 1652. Known as the Wyckoff House, it is the oldest surviving Dutch saltbox house in the United States. To learn more about this historic house in Brooklyn, just watch the video. read more...

The Amityville Horror House FOR SALE

FOR SALE: Amityville Horror House on Ocean Avenue  $1,150,000   5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms

Well, it's not advertised quite that way in the real estate listings. There's no mention that it's the "Amityville Horror" house.

The first line of the listing reads: "Legendary Amityville Home.Pristine,Charming 3-Story, Waterfront Dutch Colonial Commanding Beautiful Views Of Amityville River."

Sounds beautiful!

And it IS beautiful!  read more...

Judy Garland Laughing

The lovely and talented Judy Garland would have been 88 today if she were still alive. read more...

On this day in 1938, the first issue of Action Comics was released, introducing SUPERMAN

Cleveland rocks! That's where Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster were living when they created Superman. There's something about Cleveland! What other men were created in Cleveland? Wes Craven, Paul Newman, Drew Carey, Fred Willard, Henry Mancini, and, most importantly, my dad - Superdad! read more...

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was founded on this day in 1934

Thank you to GreatSmokyMountains for providing this tour of Cades Cove on YouTube. 

For more information on The Great Smoky Mountains, look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Smoky_Mountains_National_Park

Cades Cove: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cades_Cove read more...

The Most Peaceful Country in the World - New Zealand

The Global Peace Index ranked New Zealand the most peaceful nation in the world for the second year in a row. 149 Countries were ranked based on crime rates, corruption, military spending, and other variables.  read more...

Greatest TV Dads Of All Time - Ward Cleaver of Leave It To beaver

While there are many complaints about television's negative influence on people, we can't forget that there have been some great TV role models. Over the next few days I will feature some of the greatest TV dads of all time, in celebration of Father's Day. 

Ward Cleaver, played by actor Hugh Beaumont, was the father of Wally and Beaver Cleaver on "Leave It To Beaver". The show aired from 1957 - 1963, and has been enjoyed in re-runs over the years since it originally aired. Although the re-runs are 50 years old, the show seems timeless to me. read more...

The Richest Man In Walnut Grove - Pa Ingalls

To celebrate Father's Day, I'm giving a little tribute to the greatest TV dads - the dads who had a positive influence on TV viewers.  read more...