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Holiday shopping season is already open…

… and this year, despite the slings and arrows of an outrageous economy, it’s possible still to give creatively…

By way of example, Mental Floss has a terrific collection of dolls that are sure to surprise, delight– even educate.  Consider, for example, Lady Jane Grey and Marie Antoinette:

If, as we make our lists, we are considering firearms for the tykes in our lives, we might recall that it was on this date in 1871 that The National Rifle Association was chartered (in New York).  Its first president was Ambrose Burnside, a former governor (Rhode Island), Senator, and Civil War general; it has of course been politically active ever since.

Written by LW

November 17, 2008 at 1:01 am

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