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Highly questionable candies from our childhoods

Remember candy cigarettes? Today, we all wonder “Who thought that was a good idea?” At the time, of course, those cigarettes made for good old-fashioned pretending (although that chalky taste was more like a Tums than candy). After I mentioned some potentially deadly toys on Friday, I was thinking of the questionable candies from our… Continue reading Highly questionable candies from our childhoods

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Myrtle Hill Cemetery: Gorgeous monuments overlooking Rome, GA

Historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery is one of the most beautiful Sweetums and I have visited. Established in 1857, Myrtle Hill is located at the confluence of the Etowah, Oostanaula and Coosa rivers. Its location high atop a hill overlooking Rome, Ga., is the perfect setting for the gorgeous funerary art. Six terraces were dug into… Continue reading Myrtle Hill Cemetery: Gorgeous monuments overlooking Rome, GA

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Reasons other than Elvis to visit downtown Tupelo, MS

Tupelo, Mississippi, is best known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley. But Tupelo has another claim to fame: It was the first city to gain an electrical power grid in the 1930s under Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs that included creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority. And here’s one more little-known fact: Tupelo was… Continue reading Reasons other than Elvis to visit downtown Tupelo, MS

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These vintage photos are hilarious. Can you caption them?

I was searching for some public domain photos recently -- photos that aren't copyrighted or owned by anyone -- and I found a few that were hilarious. Inspired by my humorous friend Guy McClure, I wrote captions for them. Can you think of funnier or more creative captions? Give it a try. 1. Members of… Continue reading These vintage photos are hilarious. Can you caption them?