Mistaken Identity: James Madison, Grinch and the Tall Man of Phantasm

Does James Madison look like the Grinch and the Tall Man of Phantasm? A lot of people seem to think so. Almost every posting of my life mask reconstruction of James Madison on Facebook garners comments and images of either the Grinch or the Tall Man from the 70’s cult classic horror movie Phantasm. The …
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The Last Christmas of Kmart – Danville, Virginia

2017 – The Last Christmas of Kmart in Danville, Virginia January 2018, Kmart in Danville, Virginia closed its doors for the last time. The store opened in 1962 and was the source of a lot of toys for local Danville area children over the years. Lots of Mego action figures were purchased there in the …
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Visiting the Presidents, Part II – John Quincy Adams to Tyler too

The  Presidents of the United States of America….In Wax Welcome to Part II of Visiting the Presidents. We continue with John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin VanBuren, William Henry Harrison and John Tyler from Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Washington, D.C.

Visiting the Presidents – America’s Founding Fathers

The Founding Presidents of the United States of America….In Wax I recently visited Madame Tussauds wax museum in Washington, DC. I got the chance to scratch off another bucket list item. I love history, and I especially love the presidents.  An early recollection from childhood was looking through a set of my mother’s encyclopedias and …
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Big Star Grocery Stores…A Blast From The Past

1981 Big Star Grocery Game Pieces If you were living in the Danville, Virginia area during the 1970s and 1980’s you surely remember the Big Star grocery stores.  We shopped at the Big Star located in Ballou Park. The store is now a Food Lion.

A Trip Down Memory Lane with Roanoke Virginia’s K92 and David Lee Michaels

Remember the days of mixed tapes. I made my share of them that’s for sure. I discovered a gem, a small little time capsule from the past. One day in July 1981 around 6 PM, I think, on a Saturday I pressed record and play on the tape deck and let it run. I recorded …
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