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From the monthly archives: December 2006

Rare Hamburger

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The most recent book to praise the hamburger, “Hamburger Heaven: The Illustrated History of the Hamburger,” by Jeffrey Tennyson, hamburger is the “hands-down all-time favorite food.” “Lauded for its convenience and versatility as either snack or entree and labeled as both a cultural icon and a cliche, the hamburger—this omnipresent beef-between-bun creation— is a meaty, multifaceted phenomenon,” Tennyson wrote.

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Flying High

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Just over half a century ago the Jet Age dawned, but it’s been just 25 years since the rich and famous decided that private aircraft was the only way to fly. Today, there are some 219,000 non-commercial airline, non-military airplanes in the U.S., according to the General Aviation Manufacturer’s Association (GAMA), a trade organization that trades those things.

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We took a vote here at the Texoma Living! editorial office and the majority agreed that in Texoma, eating is a major social event. It’s not just the fact that at the time we were eating cold, two-day-old Hawaiian-style pizza at 3:00 a.m. while working on this section of the magazine.

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Focus on Sherman

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Sherman is located directly in the path of the rapid northward expansion of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Sherman’s outstanding infrastructure is already in place and prepared for growth both in business and industry, but also community. We want to provide a healthy climate for companies and the families they support.

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If you want a home on Lake Texoma, you see Lezlie Rube. It’s just that simple. There are other realtors of course, but there is only one Queen of Lake Texoma Real Estate. She works under the umbrella of Century21 Dean Gilbert, Realtors, and Gilbert says that she is, “a high energy person with an enthusiastic positive outlook on life.”

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The Sherman Chamber of Commerce has been serving business in the Sherman area since 1915. Today, the Chamber strives to provide the best services to the Sherman community just as they have for over 90 years. So, what exactly does the Sherman Chamber of Commerce do?

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Model Behavior

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Jeff, Tiny, and Kevin like to build models of spacecraft. Really, really, expensive models.

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Stacy Rake

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She would never allow her customers to slide in the wrong direction when it comes to insurance, but she will slide herself every now and then. Stacy Rake is a cardboard box slider. Well, no, Stacy doesn’t slide much herself, but her children do. Wait a minute, that still not quite clear.

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Charlie Christian

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It is not too far a stretch to say that everybody who plays the electric guitar owes something to Charlie Christian. He was born in Bonham in 1916, but when his father, a waiter, suddenly became blind in 1918, the family moved to Oklahoma City. Christian began his musical career on the cornet, but soon gave it up for his father’s favorite instrument, the guitar.

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It seems appropriate that one of the voices behind the Doo-Wop classic “Cherry Pie,” Emory Perry, grew up on Music Street in Sherman. “Everybody on Music Street played an instrument,” he said. His mother took in extra work to make the $45 to buy him an alto saxophone.

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