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Try Your Luck and Maybe Spend a Buck at the Fryerstown Antique Fair

Fryerstown Antique Fair will celebrate its 42nd anniversary in 2017. It is held on the surrounding days of the Australia Day holiday on January 25th each year. The popular annual event has grown from strength to strength each year and … Continue reading

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I am a friend to any brave and gallant outlaw

On a farm near Carthage, Missouri, on February 5, 1848, Belle Starr or  Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr, was born.  Over her lifetime she slowly changed her life to become a notorious American outlaw and gun-toting, horse-rustling Southern temptress; who … Continue reading

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Happy Winter Solstice

Each hemisphere celebrates its winter solstice  on the shortest day and longest night of the year, when the sun’s daily maximum elevation in the sky is the lowest. The winter solstice itself lasts only a moment in time, so other terms … Continue reading

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Kombi-nation of VW manufacturing & art

This header and entry marks a new page category under “Is It Art?” – VW Art.  I base this on my love of the Kombi/Combi VW van.  In fact we are a family of devotees of this van and friends … Continue reading

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Reddit – Ferry the Human Frog

From a New Zealand newspaper, The Manawatu Times– June 27th, 1901: we have the story of: Ferry, the Human Frog. Ferry, a contortionist, was also known as “the human frog”. Back in June, 1901, a huge audience assembled at the … Continue reading

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Oh yeah…wait a minute Mr. Postman

I’m curious to know: Is the humble postcard dead, or at least on the verge of? Over recent times the majority of postcards sent around the world indicated to our loved ones where we were,what we were doing and indicating … Continue reading

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