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Holly Johnson, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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Holly Johnson: Lizzie Hormel: full of ambition

As often happens around the Hormel Historic Home, we start out researching one topic and end up with more information than anticipated. For the upcoming ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: We’re on the air

What do “Amos and Andy,” “Fibber McGee and Molly,” and “War of the Worlds” have in common? They were popular radio shows that provided entertainment ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, February 20, 2021 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: Let’s take a look at real love

In honor of Valentine’s Day this weekend, I researched the history of the day we now traditionally celebrate with red roses and chocolate. There is ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, February 13, 2021 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: Letters from World War I

I mentioned last week that I would be sharing items of interest from the donation of the 1911 Ladies’ Home Journals.  Well, now I am ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, February 6, 2021 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: Marketing important to George Hormel

I am grateful to the Austin Daily Herald and Austin Living publications for giving me the opportunity to share news and ads from the Hormel ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, January 30, 2021 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: 21 to-dos at the HHH

Although the Christmas decorations will be on display at the Hormel Historic Home for another week, we have technically completed the holiday season.  It is ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, January 23, 2021 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: Remembering Anita Ulwelling

In 1946 Gertrude Skinner wrote a tribute about her dear friend Lillian Belle Hormel after her passing.  The piece painted a portrait of a beloved ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: Celebrating Twelfth Night

Since I am sure you’ve always wondered how the ladies of the YWCA in the 1930s celebrated Twelfth Night, I am sharing with you an ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, January 9, 2021 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: Celebrating the New Year 100 years ago

Happy New Year!  No matter if you had a party for one or a virtual celebration online with many to ring in the new year, ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: A time for reflection

If you asked 10 people to tell you what Christmas and New Year’s celebrations mean to them personally, you would likely get 10 different descriptions ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, December 26, 2020 6:30 am

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Festive traditions of the Hormel Historic Home

For those of you waiting anxiously for my annual re-write of a traditional Christmas song, here it is. Now, I am not naïve enough to ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, December 19, 2020 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: YWCA remained strong thanks to community involvement

So often I hear from people that a member of their family was involved in some capacity at the Hormel Historic Home or the YWCA.  ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, December 12, 2020 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: Celebrating a famous birthday

Dec. 4, 2020, would have been George A. Hormel’s 160th birthday. In 1940, he celebrated his 80th at his Los Angeles home surrounded by family ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, December 5, 2020 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: How Thanksgiving looked in the year 1909

No doubt your Thanksgiving celebration looked a little different this year.  Did you fix a turkey?  How many pies did you bake?  Were there fewer ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: Expressing gratitude for what we got

I would love to start this column offering you wishes for a nice Thanksgiving week filled with family, friends, and fun, but the current state ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:30 am

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