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Holly Johnson, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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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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Holly Johnson: A glimpse of George Hormel and his time on the road

The following letter from George Hormel to his mother dated Nov. 16, 1886, gives us a glimpse into his life on the road. For seven ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Friday, November 13, 2020 6:02 pm

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Holly Johnson: Zoom series to discuss a growing Hormel

We started hanging lights in the Hormel Historic Home Peace Garden this week. I know it’s early but the weather said “Just Do It.”  And ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, November 7, 2020 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: Halloween has a rich history in Austin

We have finally reached the one day in our calendar year where the wearing of masks is a socially acceptable practice.  We recently hosted an ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: HHH is getting closer to the holiday season

I know it’s still October, but we are only four weeks away from the beginning of the annual Hormel Historic Home holiday open house events.  ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, October 24, 2020 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: Finding a new focus

I have had a hard time deciding what to focus on for this column. We have fall and holiday events scheduled that I want to ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: Enriching the season at the HHH

I am interrupting my series regarding the economic philosophies of George Hormel of which he wrote about in the Los Angeles Times in 1935.  I ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, October 10, 2020 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: George Hormel’s ideas for a better business environment

I ended last week’s column with a strong proclamation by George Hormel that business leaders in America should be working toward a plan that would ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: George A. Hormel’s vision in the midst of the Depression

This is part two of my attempt to summarize the theories of George A. Hormel about how the United States could recover from the devastating ... Read more

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

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Holly Johnson: More stories outside Hormel’s autobiography

While we have just begun studying the words of George Hormel in his autobiography in the History’s Sweet Reads series, I am now going to ... Read more

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

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George A Hormel looks back at public school

School is just beginning for many, and in this era of global pandemic it looks different.  I was going to say that the overall goals ... Read more

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

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Holly Johnson: Gaining perspective at 50

I recently had a birthday. Though I wouldn’t normally shout that to the world, this was a big one (50) and I just can’t fathom ... Read more

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

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Holly Johnson: Music takes center stage at the Hormel Historic Home

I love the four seasons in this part of the county, but if there was a fifth season for the Hormel Historic Home I would ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, August 29, 2020 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: Membership cards give up their history

One project that I have been walking by daily for nearly eight years now is organizing the contents of the wooden file cabinet that sits ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, August 22, 2020 6:30 am

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