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You’re Never Too Old for Halloween

When a picture of a 91-year-old man in a Halloween costume went viral this week, I was asked if other senior citizens dressed up in Halloween costumes. Of course they do, and why are you asking me, anyway? Redditor Kristin_Ols23 posted this photograph of her 91-year-old grandfather. His costume for this Halloween is the Mayor of [...]

Enormous Hoop Skirt

Eventually, women pushed back against extreme fashions. But not before the grandmother of Cathy Rozman wore an entire parade float: My grandmother, Mary Svetich Rozman, was 16 years old when she was Queen of the May at the May Day parade in Calumet, Michigan in 1917,” writes Cathy Rozman from Plymouth. “The trick to this float is [...]

UFO hovers in sky for 5 hours over Scotland

A family were left shaken after seeing strange lights in the sky near their home for several hours. Grandmother Morag Ritchie was the first to witness…

Student Asked to Change His Name for School

Three-year-old Hunter Spanjer is deaf and talks with his hands. In the S.E.E. (Signing Exact English) language, the gesture that means his name violates his school’s weapons policy. Grand Island Public School wants Hunter to change his name so he won’t have to use the sign.   Grand Island’s “Weapons in Schools” Board Policy 8470 forbids [...]

Granny Square Cookies

These cookies look like the crocheted afghan your grandmother made! According to Natalia, who made them, the most crucial part is the consistency of the icing. And just like the crocheted granny squares, the size and color scheme is up to the creator. Link

Space Invaders Cross-Stitch Sampler

This is definitely not your grandmother’s alphabet sampler. If your interest in old-school gaming overlaps with an appreciation for needlecraft, then this may be your new favorite thing. The Space Invaders sampler measures about 7.8? (h) x 6? (w), and was handmade by Knitforvictory, and is available over on Etsy for $25 (USD). Link via Technabob

Lying on Train Tracks is a Folk Remedy

Sure your grandmother may have had some weird remedies to cure your cough, but I bet she didn’t tell you go lay on train tracks. In Indonesia some people are turning to laying on the train tracks to cure all types of illness. I guess it will cure all their ailments by killing them. The “therapy” [...]

Cracker Barrel Server Finds Ancestors on Wall at Restaurant

Photo link Most of the time when you go to Cracker Barrel, you expect to find chicken fried steak and giant games of checkers… not your great-great-great grandmother. Sandra, a server at the Owensboro, Kentucky, store, was working and thinking about her recently deceased niece, Cammi Jo. She happened to glance up at one of the [...]

Crocheted Portraits

This is not your grandmother’s doily, indeed! Portland, Oregon artist Jo Hamilton takes the art of crochet to another level by reproducing faces with yarn. She also does landscapes in crochet. Link -via Nag on the Lake

The Late Movies: Victor Borge, the Clown Prince of Denmark

My grandmother thought Victor Borge was just about the funniest person alive. He used to have his own specials on PBS, and whenever they came on, she’d shush everyone in the room and proceed to laugh like a maniac. (To be fair, I thought he was funny, too — and still do.) He was a [...]