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Macy’s Christmas Story Windows

In 2003, the Macy’s on Herald Square in New York City featured window displays with scenes from A Christmas Story. Those displays were then sent to Hammond, Indiana where they are set up every year at the Indiana Welcome Center. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story House

I’ve watched A Christmas Story perhaps three times, but Sally’s a big fan, so when she found out the house in Cleveland used in the movie was open for tours, we had to go. Jean Shepherd wrote a memoir of … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff from Recent Reading (and movie watching)

from Roughing It, by Mark Twain His one striking peculiarity was his Partingtonian fashion of loving and using big words for their own sakes, and independent of any bearing they  might have upon the thought he was purposing to convey. … Continue reading

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Day Two — Alexandria, Minnesota to Alfred, North Dakota

Our room in the Holiday Inn in Alexandria, Minnesota had a complementary rubber duck. When I decided to stay the night in Alexandria, I checked the web to see if the town had any adventures to offer. Turns out there … Continue reading

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