2023

National Bobblehead Day 2023

Jason Kidd & Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)

For over 100 years, bobbleheads have been entertaining and fascinating fans and collectors. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, too. Bobbleheads commemorate iconic teams, movies, and cartoon characters. Individually, they represent some of our most exciting athletes or thrilling television and movie characters. 

Early bobbleheads, known as bobbers or nodders, developed in Germany. They took root in the United States pop culture in the 1950s and 60s. Bobbleheads resurged in the late 1990s when professional sports teams began using them as promotional items. Today, as toys and collectibles, bobbleheads continue to amuse and captivate us. 

Happy National Bobblehead Day!

2022 · Bavaria · Christmas Season · Days of The Week · Germany · My Travel Journal · Texas · Throwback Thursday · USA

Christmas Season (Part I) ~ 2003 – 2005

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2003

Christmas 2003 was bittersweet. It was Katelynn’s first Christmas, but at the same time, it was our last Christmas in Germany.

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2004

In December 2004, we had a Dallas Holiday Wish Celebration. The Beach Boys had a concert, and even Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto came for visit to sing and dance in front of the Dallas City Hall. I have it all on video tape footage and didn’t captured too many photo of the event.

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2005

In 2005 we bought our house in Texas. The same year, we celebrated Christmas/Yuletide in our new home.

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… to be continued …

2022 · Germany · My Travel Journal

The Fall of The Berlin Wall ~ 2022

Pieces of the Berlin Wall, I got from a former co-worker in Germany several years ago.

Today, Germany celebrates its 33rd Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. East and West Germany became officially “one” country and therefore many people became reunited with their families, again. Since 1990, we celebrate the Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) on October 3rd every year.