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Cathy Kates
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My Husband Reverts To Childhood, HAS To Have Oops! All Berries Cap’n Crunch

My husband and I were grocery shopping together this past weekend.  I only turned my back for a minute and BAM! an unidentified object lands in the cart.  "It's not on the list" I say.  He replies, "I haven't had this since I was a kid.  I just HAVE to have it!".  Now he knows what it feels like when I find a pair of cute shoes I have to buy!

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Throw Back Laughter With Carol Burnett’s “No Frills Airline” [Classic Video]

Saturday was the only night that my parents would let me stay up late.  That's because that was the night of the Carol Burnett Show.  (after having to sit through the painful Lawrence Welk Show).  With all the talk of airlines in the news I was doing research and ran across something that brought me back and still makes me laugh to this day.  Classic Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman and Tim Conway.  Do you remember this?

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Toys of the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s Exhibit At The MN History Center Shatters Attendance Records

Remember these cute little bugs?  The Cootie Bug game was one of my favorites as a child, along with Parcheesi, Yahtzee and Life! (not a fan of Monopoly due to my crappy math ability, although it did teach me to make change).   But, everybody had their favorites.  "Toys" is a national traveling exhibit of toys making stop at the MN History Center and breaking attendance records.  They will take you back to your childhood and is something you're entire family will enjoy!

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Ken & Cathy Visit The Aerial Lift Bridge – Did You Know There Is A Bridge Within A Bridge [VIDEO]

I learned this fascinating piece of history from my daughter Kylee one day as we were strolling along the Lake Walk.  She worked on the Vista and heard the speech on the history of the bridge almost daily.  I didn't believe her until we walked over and she showed me the span within a span.  Dave Campbell, the Aerial Lift Bridge Supervisor gives us the skinny on how it came to be.

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Ken & Cathy Visit The Aerial Lift Bridge – Where Do Bridge Operators Go To The Bathroom? [VIDEO]

OH, YES I DID!  After I looked around the pilot house on the Aerial Lift Bridge and didn't see any "facilities", I asked the inevitable human interest question.  "Where do you guys go to the bathroom".  The answer will surprise you!

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Cathy Kates
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Ken & Cathy Visit The Aerial Lift Bridge – Could You Take A Ride On The Bridge? [VIDEO]

Ken and I found that there was much more than statistics to learn about our Aerial Lift Bridge.  After we got answers to what the Lift Bridge Operators have to do when there are people on the bridge and it needs to go up, Ken asked the question, "Can anyone ever ride on the Aerial Lift Bridge?"

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Aerial Lift Bridge Lightning
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Ken & Cathy Visit The Aerial Lift Bridge – What Happens When Lightning Strikes? [VIDEO]

As our Aerial Lift Bridge Series continues, so do questions that cross everyone's mind.  Ken and I got on the topic of weather when we were in the pilot house and I remembered an instance when I saw the bridge get hit by lightning.  We asked, "what happens then?"

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Aerial Lift Bridge Series Pic 1
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Ken & Cathy Visit The Aerial Lift Bridge – Get A Glimpse of What It’s Like to Be A Bridge Lift Operator [VIDEO]

 

A mishap on the Aerial Lift Bridge prompted me to write a blog asking what proper pedestrian bridge etiquette was.  After much discussion, the City of Duluth answered with an invite to the Aerial Lift Bridge's Operator house and I get to bring you with me.  This is the first video in a series of interesting facts, answers to your burning questions and some surprises about our iconic landmark.

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Birthday Cake
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Duluth Celebrates Birthdays Of Citizens 100 And Older

This City of Duluth is very good to it's Senior Citizens. From website information regarding Senior Citizen Safety to providing an Senior Citizen liaison to help with job placement and delivered meals.  Now, they're looking to honor  Senior Citizens locally and in the surrounding area, who are reaching or have  reached the young-at-heart age of 100 and beyond!  Do you know someone?

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Ground Breaking Ceremony At Wade Stadium Today At Noon

It will be a memorable day with beautiful weather and the start of something BIG!  You are invited to the groundbreaking ceremony of Wade Stadium, home of the Huskies with potential for so much more!

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USS Duluth Anchor Will Be Installed On Lakewalk Prompting A Temporary Closure

A few months ago I had mentioned that an anchor was going to be transported from Texas to it's home in Duluth.  It was sitting in a scrap yard, how sad!  The anchor will now have a dignified final resting place.  In order for it to be placed on the Lakewalk they need to temporarily close a portion of it.

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Photo Credit: James Pauls
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Own A Piece of Duluth History For All To Enjoy

The City of Duluth was just voted #1 in the Country for best Town in America to live in.  It's possible for you to OWN a piece of Northland history for residents and visitors to enjoy.  It's a conversation piece while enhancing the look of the Enger Tower property.  It's a guarantee that many people will enjoy using it.   Read on, I'll tell you how you can purchase a historic park bench.

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