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Ann Kathleen Otto

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Blog posts : "1910"

Musical Moments

October 5, 2015

Can you remember what song was playing the first time you knew that guy was the one, or the one that they  played at your wedding? Music creates an atmosphere for us to remember special moments and gives us a common language transcending our native tongue. Popular songs were especially helpful in cr…

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Fight of the Century

August 5, 2015

I remember being at my paternal grandfather's house on Friday nights. He sat in his favorite chair with a brew and Planters Peanuts. He was faithful to Planters and collected memorabilia of Mr. Peanut with the monocle and top hat. Grandpa's eyes were glued to the black and white 17 inch television s…

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What They Were Reading in 1910

April 22, 2015

April 23 is World Book Night.  It wasn't being celebrated in 1910 when much of Yours in a Hurry takes place, but it made me think about what the characters were reading. Knowing their interests, I can guess.

Jack London

The realism in London's writing has caught on with today's readers. N…

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