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Crush, Texas–A Town for One Day

There is no evidence to suggest that a famous publicity stunt took place in the bucolic field south of the town of West, Texas, except a lonely historical marker. There are no other signs of the town of Crush, Texas. But, in 1896, the town of Crush was headline news. That year, an employee of…

“Mirror, Mirror On The Wall”

Out flew the web and floated wide- The mirror crack’d from side to side; “The curse is come upon me,” cried The Lady of Shalott. “The Lady of Shalott” Alfred, Lord Tennyson Whew! I tripped on the enormous oval mirror that stands in our bedroom. Fortunately, I caught it just before it crashed. As big…

Old Jigsaw Puzzlers Never Die…They Just Go To Pieces

There is that “blonde joke” about the gal who said, “I bought a puzzle that said ‘2-4 years.’ I don’t know why they think it’s that hard…I finished it in 6 months.” That was funny until my husband and I sat down to work a jigsaw puzzle, produced by The Puzzle House, called “Starry Night.”…