Monthly Archives: March 2013

Fire when ready Gridley!


My dad used to always use the phrase “Fire when ready Gridley” when ever we were about to begin a task.  I finally found out its origin the other day.  At the beginning of the Battle of Manila in the … Continue reading

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Well that makes it a lot easier!


Sometimes finding products you want that are made by members of our extended American family can be a bit of a struggle.  But thankfully, a lot of websites of well-known retailers are now including a “Made in America” search function … Continue reading

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Esquire material? Not so much.


No one is going to mistake me for a sharp dresser.  While I don’t generally parade around in leisure suits, I have worn one in my time.  My default outfit of choice is shorts and soccer jerseys.  Not very fashionable … Continue reading

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Now you don’t have to wear out any shoe leather finding American shoes


I know what you are thinking.  You’re thinking “what a beautiful shoe!”  And you are right to think that.  It is a beautiful shoe.  It’s an Allen Edmonds shoe made by members of our extended American family in Port Washington, … Continue reading

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