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Fifty Shades of Grey – Is it Classic Romance with Kink?

I know that Fifty Shades of Grey began as Twilight fan fiction. Even with the echoes of Twilight, memories of another romance novel returned while I read Fifty Shades of Grey: Jane Eyre In the unlikely event you haven’t read … Continue reading

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Roaring Twenties Purina and Fancy Feast Today

One of the fascinating aspects of Roaring Twenties research is finding successful companies that still flourish today.   When we look at Roaring Twenties’ companies, we repeatedly find visionary leaders overcoming adversity. William H. Danforth, the founder of Ralston Purina Company, beseiged by … Continue reading

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Coronado Tent City Band & 1920s: Nothing But Blue Skies

It’s been called the Jazz Age.  And for the splendid summer seasons of San Diego’s Roaring Twenties, the Coronado Tent City Band played concerts day and night.  It’s hard to envision the Roaring Twenties without hearing its music.   In Splendid Summer, Grace Wentworth and Jack Brewster dance … Continue reading

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Beautiful Tasha

                                                        Photo by Deb Houdek Rule Beautiful Tasha, the splendid cat who adorns Splendid Summer, left this planet on August 14, 2011.    Abandoned on a porch one December, weighing only a pound, and deaf, Tasha found her way to … Continue reading

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Faith in the Future and National Aviation Day

 In 1939, in honor of the Wright Brothers, FDR proclaimed August 19th National Aviation Day.  Of course one man defined Roaring Twenties Aviation like no other: Charles Lindbergh.  Ryan Air of San Diego built the aircraft that carried Charles Lindbergh to … Continue reading

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