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The Summer Laaaaydies of Avon

One of the things we have plenty of at our front desk area (and probably due in no small part to our Receptionist being an Avon representative) is a plethora of Avon catalogs.  I (as well as my clerical supervisor) love flipping through them when my coverage time proves to be a little bit quiet (as it is sometimes, since I cover lunchtime).

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What Were They Thinking?!: Yet More Old Timey Print Advertsements!

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Old Timey Christmas Print Ads That Really Exist! (Originally Published December 9, 2014)

Allison Looks At More Old Timey Print Ads! (Originally Published January 2, 2015)

Old Timey Print Ads: The Father’s Day Edition (Originally Published June 21, 2015)

I know what you’re thinking.

“That Allison, she’s running out of ideas.”

That Allison resents the thought.

That Allison actually had this on her computer:

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Oh yes, she does.  Because when you find material you enjoy writing about, why not have an entire folder dedicated to it?

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Old Timey Print Ads: The Father’s Day Edition

Happy Father’s Day!

I hope you are enjoying your day as a dad, stepdad, grandfather, uncle dad-type figure!

One of the most difficult things I’ve come across when trying to come up with a Father’s Day-themed article was the lack of source material.  Sure, there are television shows and movies about fathers, but in my experience, Lifetime movie blocks usually shine a bad light on dear old dad.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, they do show one or two positive films about a daddy stepping up to the plate, but this year, they’re not even showing any Father-themed films on either of its networks.

When did not showing that block become a thing?

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Link – A Life in Photos: A Tribute to My Grandma

A tribute I wrote for my maternal grandmother, Catherine “Kitty” Nesgood, who lost her twelve-year battle with Alzheimer’s on February 10, 2015.  I initially wrote this two days later, but didn’t publish it until the day of her funeral, on February 20, 2015.

A Life in Photos: A Tribute to My Grandma

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