An Unconventional Way to Help You Address Your Life Issues

“Look into my eyes…” What do you think of when you hear that?  A gypsy fortune teller? The traveling apothecary salesman from “The Wizard of Oz”? Patrick Jane, the main character of the hit show “The Mentalist”? Richard Barker is a professional stage and clinical hypnotist. He performs on stage across the country, amazing audiences … Read more…

Branson, Missouri’s History

Okay, time to lighten up. No passionate opinions from yours truly in today’s FamilyFirst pick, just some nice, lightweight entertainment.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is all about the history of a place that I referred to in my Boomer memory site as “a sleepy Ozark fishing village.” The town is known as Branson, Missouri.
Branson is a major-league entertainment destination for travelers from all over the world. And some of its acts come from all over the world, as well.

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PeytonManning.com

I’m as much into this Super Bowl as I have been for any in memory. It’s between two teams that most folks didn’t expect to see there. And that’s when the game is at its best.
And what makes it particularly delightful is that Peyton Manning is finally getting his shot.
Now I’m not rotting against the Bears. I’ll be tickled no matter which of these overlooked teams wins. But I have a special place in my heart for Peyton Manning, as well as Colts fans.
It goes back to 1983. John Elway is drafted by the Colts. He very publicly says that he will not play for them.

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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 prosper.
What caught my attention about the site was the info it had on a panel comic that I remembered well, but I was beginning to think nobody else had. It was called Out Our Way, about a family called the Willetts. It was moderately popular, but the Tulsa World I grew up with had it as long as I was a kid.

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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 digital photos. We also make memory-keeping and gift-giving easy with our personalized Photo Books, Greeting Cards, and dozens of photo gifts suitable for any occasion.

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