Author: Rasma

Golden Days of Hollywood

In the early days of Hollywood when everything was just coming together actors and actresses were adored by fans and they all seemed to put them on pedestals. Two such film actors were a much admired couple Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. When they got married and went to London, England for their honeymoon on June 21, 1920 they were greeted by lots of admiring fans. Since 1919 Pickford and Fairbanks had been business partners who got together with Charlie Chaplin and director D.W. Griffith to set up United Artists. After the couple got married Fairbanks gave Pickford a 22 room estate as a wedding present which included the first swimming pool in Beverly Hills located in Los Angeles, California. They named the property “Pickfair”. When Pickford and Fairbanks reached London, England the crowds they drew were so large that they couldn’t just go to a hotel. One weekend they spend at Lord Northcliffes’ on the Isle of Thanet and another at one of the country seats of the Duke of Sutherland. In Switzerland Fairbanks purchased an “Italian fast car” and had a chauffeur drive him and his wife through Europe. During their stay there they visited the ex-Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany and they were honored at a dinner in Paris, France. The dinner was attended by 200 of the most prominent French actors. Mary Pickford was born in...

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The East Wind Inn

If you happen to be traveling in Maine you might like to stop by the East Wind Inn in Tenant’s Harbor, Maine to spend the night. The inn will not only provide you with a comfortable stay but also with some paranormal experiences. The house was built in 1860 and its description is of a large, three story, white-framed structure. There is also an attic and a large basement. All around the house is a wrap-around porch. The bedrooms are found on the third and second floors and a lounge and restaurant are located on the first floor. Tenent’s...

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The Haunted Castles of Ireland

Carrickfergus Castle a Norman castle located in the town of Carrickfergus in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. High on a rocky promontory it was once almost surrounded by the sea.  The castle had an important military role until 1928 and over the centuries has seen a lot of military action as it has been at various time besieged by the Scots, Irish, English and the French. John de Courcy the conqueror of Ulster began building the castle some time between the years 1180 AD and 1204 AD. It has been added to over some 800 years and was used...

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A Love That Never Dies

How many times and in how many ways do our loved ones let us know that they are near? It is a question that has been repeated over and over again and yet, there are still those who do not believe that after death our loved ones are still near us. I know that they are and that they will be there to watch over us until we meet again. I am not only talking about family members but also about friends, past loves and anyone who has closely touch our lives. We despair when they are gone but...

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The History of Hot Dogs

Looking Back to Ancient Times  In one of the most ancient forms of literature – 9th Century B.C. 850 – The sausage being one of the oldest forms of processed foods is already mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey “As when a man besides a great fire has filled a sausage with fat and blood and turns it this way and that and is very eager to get it quickly roasted…” By – 1st Century A.D. – Gaius, the cook of Emperor Nero Claudius Caesar (54 -68) is credited with inventing the first wiener. It seemed that a roast pig had not...

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