I Stopped For A Loaf Of Bread

February 15th, 2010

At least that's what I told Mrs. Huntington to excuse my long term absence.  However, she seems to be watching the same episode of Little House On The Prairie that was responsible for my decision to take a stroll to begin with.  She'll probably have more to confront me with once it's over.

I suppose that's one of the advantages of having a website.  One can take a long term break from it and who really notices? 

Which isn't entirely true as I did have an email from Tricia Boyle, "Anonymous" asking if I planned on sharing any more Billy Williams soon.  Well, in good time, I might do just that. Read the rest of this entry »

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1929 – Diddie Wa Diddie

July 18th, 2007

I must apologize to my loyal readers for the delay in posting this week. I was once again forced to travel, this time to Youngstown, Ohio. Now if you've never been to Youngstown, you're not missing a lot. It's not a bad place. But on the other hand, it's not a great place either.

If you happen to be from Youngstown, well… that's the breaks.

I was trying to decide what to write about this week, and felt it was a great time to introduce Blind Blake. Now, I'm not really sure what you might think of the Blues, but we love it here at the Huntington home and we have an extensive collection of (public domain) blues songs which we always enjoy listening to. We hope you enjoy Blues as well. Read the rest of this entry »

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1720 – The Mysterious Disappearance Of Anne Bonny

July 7th, 2007

Now, I wouldn’t really blame you if you’ve never heard of Anne Bonny. She was an 18th Century Pirate, and one of the few women known to have taken up that particular line of work, and her reputation for treachery was significant.

She was born in Ireland sometime in the late 1600’s, the illegitimate child of her fathers maid.  Her appearance led to some domestic problems between her father and his real wife at the time, probably one reason Mrs. Huntington has never seen fit to let me hire her a maid.    Read the rest of this entry »

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1937 – Say Hello To Spam

July 2nd, 2007

It’s been an interesting week at the Huntington home.  We just returned from a trip to the Atlantic Coast, hence the short delay in my post this week.

I returned to a bunch of spam.  These are comments left with no intent other than website promotion.  There is nothing wrong with that in itself, unless it’s extremely obvious.  Read the rest of this entry »

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2007 – A Sad Week At The Huntington Home

June 23rd, 2007

I guess I should open this by immediately saying that there’s been no major tragedy or accident and everybody is alive and in good health. But it has been a sad week, given that they aired the final episode of the season for our favorite program, “The Deadliest Catch”. We consider The Deadliest Catch to be the highlight of the week. It’s really the only thing we look forward to seeing amongst 300 channels on TV.

If you’ve never watched The Deadliest Catch, you’re really missing out on something. This show is absolutely fantastic, rating right at the top with “Bonanza”. Some people don’t remember Bonanza, but if you know anything about the Huntington family, we consider it to have been one of the greatest television programs ever! That is, until we got hooked on The Deadliest Catch, which is so good that we’ve even bought the DVD sets. Read the rest of this entry »

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1584 – The Good Old Days Of Cheap Uppowoc

June 16th, 2007

I’ve started, yet another, determined effort to give up smoking.  Now this has nothing to do with health concerns or any type of social stigma, but economics.  It’s hard to enjoy the nasty habit when, between the State & the Federal governments, a pack of Marlboro is running $9.

 That’s what I just finished paying at a WalMart in Arlington Heights, Illinois.  Heck, even the sub-generic brands, which kill you faster, are running $5 a pack. At that price, it’s getting time to give it up. Read the rest of this entry »

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