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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, January 19, 2013


National Popcorn Day (A Celebration of Popcorn) is celebrated at the end of January, although its exact date is a matter of debate. Various sources report it as January 19; others claim it takes place on whatever day the Super Bowl falls. The Popcorn Board is often asked about the origins of this day; unfortunately, we do not know how or when this celebration began. Some other individual or organization (with obvious good taste) began this tradition.

This 50-year old popcorn stand is a fixture in the community of New Ulm, Minn. Each spring and summer it is located on Center Street. The town was founded in 1854 by a group of German immigrants. It is still predominately a farming community although it owes its growth since 1950 to manufacturing companies. In the 1960s the business district had vacant stores and needed refurbishing. With community effort, the business district was revitalized and stores reopened, 07/1974.

 How do you like your popcorn?  With Butter? Salt? Plain? Or some other fancy topping?