March 18, 2019

The month of March has been for several years , the month in which women are honored and celebrated around the world. We are reminded through print, television and social media that women make important contributions to our world. We are reminded of the women that came...

November 21, 2018

I love pretty wrapping paper and ribbons and bows at Christmas. My family laughs at me because I can not bear to tear the paper on a pretty package. I carefully undo the tape and try to preserve it. Do not even think of throwing away perfectly good ribbon or bows.  So...

October 25, 2017

While I was researching how I could reproduce Milton Bradley's Checkered Game of Life, I also researched the man. Over 155 years ago Bradley changed the way that American families spent evenings at home. 

    Born November 8, 1836 in Vienna Maine to Lewis and Fannie Bra...

April 4, 2017

China dolls are often too beautiful to be considered a toy. Their history dates to the Chinese T'ang Dynasty (618-907) . Porcelain (later called china) was a closely guarded secret for centuries. To divulge the process was punishable by death. Marco Polo is believed to...

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