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Good Eats We Grew Up With: MOONPIES, MALLOMARS & MORE

Ooey Gooey, Crunchy Goodness, Mmm, Mmm Good! Where Have They Gone? Foods We Remember Eating is one of my favorite pastimes.  I’m a pretty picky eater, I just eat too much too quickly, and need to listen to some of our wellness specialists . . . but that’s another matter. Do you remember some of your favorite foods that have disappeared from the store shelves, or re-appeared in a form that doesn’t taste the same? Here are some we loved when growing up in the 60s and 70s. Blast from the Past I recall eating a TV dinner or two while watching favorite TV shows, followed by some Moon Pies and Mallomars!!!  Perhaps some SpaghettiOs, or Mug-O-Lunch, washed down with a Tang or an RC Cola? Does anyone recall the Reggie! Bar (named for Reggie Jackson), Pizza Spins, the Starbar . . . Feel Good Foods How about those great recipes mom used to make using Lipton Onion Soup mix. Perfect with chips while watching the ball game on TV or mixed into that Sunday dinner meatloaf. Still just as good

Music of the Boomer Era: FAVORITE TUNES OF THE 70’S, 80’S & 90’S

Favorite tunes of the 70s, 80s, and 90s bring back fond memories. Love Those Old Songs I’ve always enjoyed listening to music, going to local music venues, and even attending an occasional festival here and there. I remember hanging out in my dorm listening to The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys by Traffic, Tea for the Tillerman by Cat Stevens, After the Goldrush by Neil Young, Aqualung by Jethro Tull. . . the list can go on forever. Some Favorite Hits But there are certain bands that I just couldn’t live without with their unforgettable tunes that carried us through the 70s, 80s, and 90s, during high school, college, and work days. Here are some of them: I couldn’t get enough of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven and Black Dog. I enjoyed the hard-edged sound they delivered which as it turns out was a forerunner of heavy metal. Bruce Springsteen’s breakthrough album Born to Run was released back in 1975. When his distinctive voice hit the airways singing Born to Run along with saxophonist Clarence Clemons, I was hooked on

Love Letters: Meredith Baxter & Michael Gross

Do you remember when we were young . . . er?  Of course, you do! We were on our own, we didn’t have many responsibilities, we could do whatever we wanted whenever we wanted.  We didn’t have to answer to anyone but ourselves.  We had the freedom to hang out with our friends, take long vacations, whatever we wanted.  And, there were those TV shows, those classic tv shows, from I Dream of Jeannie, the Mary Tyler Moore show, Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley, to name a few. And there was that mainstay, Family Ties, that began in September, 1982, almost 37 years ago, and lasted until May, 1989.  I remember that well.  I wonder what happened to the actors and actresses . . . I remember the former hippies, Steven and Elyse Keaton, played by Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter, and their children, including the iconic Michael J. Fox. We laughed with them, we cried with them, I wonder what happened to them . . . Well, both Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter have remained in the public