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A Love for Christmas, and Memories of a Bygone Era, Mark Worlds Created by Train Enthusiasts

Jim Buydos grew up playing with a model train in the basement of his home, and then went on to serve in the U.S. Army’s reserve 729th railway operating battalion in New Haven. So about 35 years ago, when his … Continue reading

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Toy train takes columnist down Memory Lane – Shelbyville Times

My son bought an early Christmas present for his three nieces this week and brought it over to the house. It is a battery operated train set that he originally thought we could put around our Christmas tree. We decided … Continue reading

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Ask the Captain: Safety risks from lithium ion batteries – WKYC

Question: Battery issues on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner were in the news a few years ago, but there has been little information on the changes that were made and why Boeing now feels the problems have been addressed. What are … Continue reading

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This fighter pilot flew the last mission over Japan in WWII. Then he learned to love his enemy.

By Marwa Eltagouri | Washington Post It was Aug. 13, 1945, four days after the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Japan had suffered unimaginable destruction, but Emperor Hirohito refused to surrender. Capt. Jerry Yellin, an American fighter pilot, was … Continue reading

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Milford Pearl Harbor survivor recalls planes, waffles

Scott Calzolaio MetroWest Daily News @scottcaz MILFORD – On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the Davey household on Ford Island in Hawaii smelled of fresh waffles accompanied by the light laughter of Thomas and his brother playing innocently in … Continue reading

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Bob Seidemann, who shot iconic images of Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead, dies at 75

He photographed Janis Joplin wearing nothing but beads. He also once captured the members of the Grateful Dead looking jaunty in black as they stood in front of a row of cookie-cutter houses in a Bay Area suburb. Bob Seidemann, … Continue reading

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Close to Home: A new kind of light this year

For more than 20 years, a small group of families from our synagogue has gathered to light the Hanukkah candles. My family hosted the celebration for many of these years, which included a latke-fry, playing dreidel and a heated gift … Continue reading

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