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Create an Online Scrapbook for Your Family with KidJot – and Get a Year FREE!

September 16, 2010 No Comments

Create an Online Scrapbook for Your Family with KidJot – and Get a Year FREE! Does it really matter to you how annoyed your friend is when she posts on Facebook how loud the person next to her is at the coffee shop? Or how your friend feels after staying out too late? But if you have a funny story ab... continue reading...

Weird Ward

April 4, 2007 No Comments

Weird Ward We had lots of schoolteachers growing up. Their quality varied greatly. The best ones taught us life lessons that still guide us years later. Today's FamilyFirst site is devoted to a teacher like that. His name is Pat Ward. He taught chemistry at East Central High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma (is that... continue reading...

Classic 45′s

March 7, 2007 1 Comment

Classic 45′s You grew up with them. Well, if you're forty or older, you grew up with them. I'm talking about 45's, those discs of vinyl designed to be spun at precisely 45 revolutions per minute, while a needle traces its way towards the center and translates the grooves into music. And music from a 45 sounds ... continue reading...

The People History

February 14, 2007 No Comments

The People History I love history. If there's nothing to watch on the idiot box, I'm liable to just settle on the History Channel, or one of its clones. I've always been fascinated by the past, and if I happen to remember the events, personally, that makes it even better. As you are probably painfully aware, ... continue reading...

Don Markstein’s Toonopedia

January 25, 2007 No Comments

Don Markstein’s Toonopedia Well, once again, research for my own gig, I Remember JFK, has led to a FamilyFirst pick. I wrote a column on my memories of the Sunday funnies. That led me to this killer site which is packed with info about strips that have long passed from memory, as well as ones that continue to ... continue reading...

The Monkees Home Page

January 13, 2007 1 Comment

The Monkees Home Page It was a bizarre idea. Run an ad in the paper seeking four hungry musicians. Pick out four from the applicants, and select them based on their camera-worthiness. Have them perform together on a weekly TV comedy. What are the odds that such an incredible scenario could ever work? Pretty l... continue reading...

Shutterfly

December 18, 2006 No Comments

Shutterfly Want an easy, free way to share online photos? Check out today's FamilyFirst site. It's called Shutterfly. Here's their mission: In a snapshot, Shutterfly makes it fun and easy to be thoughtful and creative with your memories. From start to finish, we make it easy to enhance, share and store your d... continue reading...

Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts Home Page

December 23, 2005 17 Comments

Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts Home Page I work with a couple of serious motorcycle enthusiasts who always have magazines and books with pics of really old bikes. That got me to thinking, “why not find a good antique bike site and feature it?” Well, failing to come up with a valid reason for not doing so,... continue reading...

Arcade Village

October 16, 2005 No Comments

Arcade Village Enough work already! It�s time to play games! That�s right, today�s FamilyFirst site is nothing but fun and games. In fact, its specialty is arcade games from the 80�s. Man, that brings back some memories. Every day at lunch when I lived in Amarillo, Texas in the early 80�s, we were a... continue reading...

Dreams of Space

August 30, 2005 No Comments

Dreams of Space Travel to outer space has long been a dream of mankind's. Before there were planes and trains and rocket ships, the desire to go "out there" has been on the minds of both young and old. This desire was reflected in our entertainment medium. Movies and books about space travel were very comm... continue reading...

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