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Cookie Curci

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Cookie Curci is an experienced freelance writer, born and raised in San Jose, California. Cookie writes syndicated columns across the country, and wrote a "Remember When" column for The Willow Glen Resident for 15 years. Her work has been published in 15 Chicken Soup for The Soul books, and in the series of "Mother's Miracle" books ( Morrow books). She has a short story in the new book "ELVIS", Live at the Sahara Tahoe; has been published in San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury news, Woman's World, Primo magazine, Mature Living, and many websites. Cookie is currently writing for several Italian American newspapers and magazines, they include LaVoce Las Vegas, Amici Journal, L'italo Americano, Life in Italy and Italiansrus.

The New Year Cometh … Ready Or Not!!

Cookie Curci reflects on the year just past, and decides what treasured ways will make the journey with her; while others are destined to be left behind.

Remembering Mom’s First Christmas Doll

Early Christmas morning Mom rushed anxiously out to her front yard, clutching her new toy in hand.

Astaire and Ginger Rogers Retain Status as America’s Brilliant Dancers

Elegant waltzes, rhythmic tapping, romantic tangos or ruckus rumbas, whatever the style, whatever the beat, staire and Rogers did it all with a unique style and grace.

Scary Radio Show on Alien Invasion Creating Hysteria on Eve of...

On October 30, 1998, a CBS radio audience heard a production of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Orson Welles, the bad boy of radio, just played a Halloween prank

Remembering The Scary Toy From The Past: The Ouija Board

When I was a kid, every Halloween my friends and family would gather around our Ouija board and attempt to make contact with the spirit of Houdini.

The Undying Legend of The ‘Illutionist’ Harry Houdini

As a child, Weiss grew up in awe of France's great magician, Houdin (1804-71), whom many credit as the founder of modern-day magic.

Curse of the Crimson Dragon Book Review

Cookie Curci reviews Tony Piazza's latest book, The Curse of the Crimson Dragon, in which a scientist's daughter has been lured into a kidnapping

Interview With Bobby Rydell By Cookie Curci

Singer Bobby Rydell back on the road and packing the showrooms, actor and hit singer from the 1950s and 60s. Underwent a combined liver and kidney transplant.

Remembering The 5 & 10 Cent Store

Independently owned or chain stores, they came to Lincoln avenue to market their wares. Stores such as Franklin's 5 & 10, Sprouze Ritze, Miltons, The Party House, and Willow Glen's, mainstay, Bergmann's, attract the local population.

The Company Was Elvis … The Food Was Italian

One of my stories of meeting Elvis was in this book ... this enclosed story is more about the Italian foods that he liked to eat when on the road.

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