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Post Mortem: March 29, 2009 - April 4, 2009

'You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid'

After writing yesterday's obit for Fred "Daisy Boy" Gaynor, I've been hearing stories from aging baby-boomers about their first BB gun, almost always a Red Ryder model from Daisy, the company that still makes the iconic "toy." As in "A Christmas Story," radio storyteller Jean Shepherd's now-classic tale of 9-year-old...

By Joe Holley  |  April 1, 2009; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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March 31 Deaths in History

I started this with only women, to commemorate the last day of Women's History Month. But, darn it, there are some really important men who died on this day, too. So... Eleanor of Aquitaine, 1204 Charlotte Bronte, 1855 Bella Abzug 1998 Terri Schiavo, 2005 Isaac Newton, 1727 J. Pierpont Morgan,...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  March 31, 2009; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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