Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Journeys Into How Does One Celebate Canada Day in a “Canadian” Way ?

How Does One Celebate Canada Day in a “Canadian” Way ?

I write to you from the State side of the border. It will be July 4th on Saturday – parade, town fair, hot dogs, baseball, Louis Armstrong music, Sousa, fireworks. An All-American day. We write asking Canadians to share with us something distinctively “Canadian” you do to mark Canada. Clearly, it is a day off. Read Article

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Journeys Into Happy Birthday Canada !

Happy Birthday Canada !

Music for Canada Day and more And another Finally, two of our favorites: ShareFollow

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Journeys Into Canadiens “New” has a Familar Look

Canadiens “New” has a Familar Look

I would like to the think that the powers that be at the Montreal Canadiens read my recent post on the topic (everything Old is New Again), or perhaps they have been listening to my son. But truth is while I claim not to be a slave to fashion, I am thrilled by Montreal’s announcement Read Article

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Journeys Into Another Song of Summer, circa 1962

Another Song of Summer, circa 1962

It came from England, but to me it was one of those All-American (Canadian) songs of vacation time in the early 1960’s – often trips to Canada. “Stranger on the Shore” was written clarinetist Acker Bilk for his then young daughter. He first named the tune “Jenny” after her, but was later changed when used Read Article

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Journeys Into A Lite Beer Banquet from 1979

A Lite Beer Banquet from 1979

Rodney Dangerfield was the Master of Ceremonies at a banquet for Miller Lite. It also featured Bubba Smith, Ben Davidson, Steve Mizerak, Bernie Geoffrion and others. ShareFollow

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Journeys Into The First Draft

The First Draft

There was no all-night television coverage. No mock drafts. No hype. The first NHL entry draft was a low-key affair. In fact, there is very little that chronicles the event. It took place in June, 1963 – the place was the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, just across the street from the league headquarters – Read Article

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Journeys Into Saving An Amusement Park by Moving It Into An Overlooked City Area

Saving An Amusement Park by Moving It Into An Overlooked City Area

It’s a different type of move – counter to decades of changes. But an amusement is being taken apart and being moved into a nearby city. Two local businessmen in Albany, New York, Jeffrey and Reid Sperber, who are brothers, have taken the unusual step of buying a long-standing area amusement park and moving it Read Article

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Journeys Into “Hot Rods of Sod”

“Hot Rods of Sod”

We seem to be in such a hurry. Rush hours during the week. Racing of all kinds over the weekends. Whether it’s cars, horses or humans, racing is popular – seemingly without end. This weekend sees yet another race – but this one is rather unique. It is the World championship Rotary Tiller Race taking Read Article

Posted by: Admin June 26, 20158:50 pm
Friday, June 26, 2015
Journeys Into Celebrating Being a Railroad Town

Celebrating Being a Railroad Town

Throughout its history, Galesburg, Illinois has been heavily linked to the railroad industry. The state’s first railroads to connect Quincy and Chicago (the two largest cities at the time) went straight through Galesburg, as did the late 19th century Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. Though the old stations have been closed down, citizens of Read Article

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Journeys Into A Place for Champions of Seed-Spitting

A Place for Champions of Seed-Spitting

For over 60 years they’ve been spitting seeds – watermelon seeds – in Luling, Texas. The event is the “World Champion Seed-Spitting Contest, and it’s part of the annual Watermelon Thump. This will be the 62nd year of the festival, which will have music, events and, of course, watermelon.Organizers say this year’s crop will be Read Article

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