Category Archives: History

Our Week in Portland, Part VI

We managed to cross the river into Washington and visit Fort Vancouver. It is a completely reconstructed National Park that tells the story of early European settlement driven by the fur trade. Outside the walls was a food garden and … Continue reading

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Our Week in Portland, Part IV

Given that the Willamette river just a few blocks from our hotel, we found the Spirit of Portland River Cruises and booked a cruise on a boat that would take us up the river and through the Columbia Gorge to the … Continue reading

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Where did they come from

I was at Sprouts the other day when I came across Jordan almonds in Christmas colors. Which got me curious. Where did this tradition come from and why is it usually associated with weddings? Apparently, the hard sugar-coated almonds date … Continue reading

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Nuts to you

Growing up in America, most of us know that margarine containers rarely contained margarine. They were used to store leftovers. Which made finding the margarine a bit of a game. It also seems that those containers rarely had missing lids/bottoms … Continue reading

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Hanging Around

And so it came to pass that I realized I had thrown away the rails to the closet doors. Which meant a Home Depot run was in my future. Normally this is a good thing, but with most runs to … Continue reading

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100 years ago today

World War 1 ended. It was supposed to be the war to end all wars. Sadly, it did not. And while in the US, we take today to honor those still living who fought to preserve our freedom, the world … Continue reading

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Halloween Movies

I’ve been binging on Halloween movies since September. I have to say I love them, even the bad ones. I especially enjoyed Netflix’s rebooting of the Haunting of Hill House. Wonderfully done (although the Hubbinator didn’t like it as much … Continue reading

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