When I was a kid, you could play all sorts of games out at recess and no one cared what they were. The teacher wouldn't call you out and say you were being insensitive or politically incorrect. We played the games, no matter how rough they were, and sucked it up. You can't do that today. We care too much about our "fellow man". Even still, who remembers playing some of these games when you were a kid? I still remember a bloody nose or a torn shirt just from having fun. Let me know if you share the memory or have one of your own!
While America will be bringing in New Year's Eve tonight from Time's Square to Los Angeles with the usual group of music bands, partying, and drinking, this is not necessarily the case from around the world. Other countries have distinct traditions that they participate in for the New Year's Eve parties. I want to thank reader (and world traveler) Logan Horsford for bringing this article suggestion. You can read about Logan's globetrotting at his web site http://logansvoyage.blogspot.com/.
Halloween is around the corner and there have been some pictures going around the internet of parents who have put together costumes for kids in wheelchairs. The two costumes that have come up most often, that I have seen, are of a construction worker (as seen on the left) and as an ice cream truck. The costumes are ingenious and it is heart warming to see that these children are having an equal opportunity to celebrate this holiday. I wanted to find more costume options available and found these five examples:
I never thought I would write an article about mellow crooner Andy Williams on myFiveBest, but after a request from reader David Dragus, I realized just how important Mr. Williams was to our American lifestyle. If you are not aware, Andy Williams passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at the age of 84. To say the man was iconic in American popular culture is a vast understatement. The distinctive tenor embodied the spirit of Christmas for many people with his music. As a tribute to this man, here is a top five list remembering his most beloved music.
It's football season and it's time to sit back and drink some beers with your friends and chow down on some wings. Right? Americans love their beer. It can't be denied. However, are Americans the biggest beer drinkers, per capita, on the planet? Would it surprise you that we're not even close to the top of the list? In fact, we're 12th when it comes to beer consumption, per person. Here's a list of the countries who drink the most beer on the planet, suggested by myFiveBest reader and world-traveler, Logan H.
Today in Ohio, it is ninety degrees and warm. It got me to thinking about what I've really missed about Summer from my childhood. I love the lazy days of summer, but I really miss some of these nostalgic items that take me back to my youth in the warm months of the 1970s. You might share some of these memories yourself. It was a good and innocent time for me. Please leave me a comment here and let me know what you enjoyed about summer when you were a kid.