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Moving to our New Shopify Store

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This was a big year for us we moved from a hand coded non mobile friendly non user friendly store sat on the back of our Modern History Site The People History to our Back In Time Gifts Shopify Store   The Good and the Bad of moving THE GOOD 1. Love our modern and mobile friendly design and believe it looks much more professional from a customers prospective  2. Love the fact that potential customers can put their mouse over product image for example 1927 Coffee Mug  and see it in more detail 3. The range of add on apps...

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Reflecting Back In Time The Great Depression / The Dustbowl era

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As we prepare to visit families during the holidays take a little time if you can to ask Aunts , Uncles, Fathers, Mothers and Grandparents about special events in history that they lived through. We have all watched programs about The Great Depression or The Dustbowl era. But those who lived through that period in history tend to have a much more personal story . If possible ask about the period  I have been lucky enough to talk with 3 people who lived through that all from differing backgrounds  1. ( New Jersey ) Remembered no school and going round the...

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Gift Ideas For Seniors in thier 60s, 70s, 80s and 90's

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What do you get for those who have spent up to 100 years acquiring everything they could wish for ? And are now in the process of downsizing gathering less clutter to keep clean, or find a home for. Let's think about possible ideas 1. A scrapbook featuring the people, places and special memories including photos, messages helping to rekindle fond memories or even help jog the mind into thinking 2. I am a strong believer in hand made gifts from grandchildren and great grandchildren. Xmas cards that are hand drawn and with a special message will always take pride...

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Changes since 1920 tech and important events and Gift Ideas for those born in 1920

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Changes since 1920 tech and important events and Gift Ideas for those born in 1920

When you look back to 1920 over 95 years ago which seems like a lifetime ago , only when you look at the changes, pop culture and events do you realize how much someone who was born all those years ago has lived through and seen No TV or Penicillin The 19th Amendment is passed and Women are given the right to vote for the first time. Commercial Radio Stations are born with the first beginning transmissions in Detroit, Michigan During their lifetime they lived through World War I, World War II , The Great Depression and saw the 35th President...

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