November 5th, 2012

dave

Looking for barbershop quartet program

This is a program my Mom is looking for. She originally saw it on WGBH, the big PBS station in Boston. It's full of barbershop quartet music; it may be footage from a barbershop competition. She used to have a purchased recording of the program (I don't know if it was VHS or DVD; it was in the right time frame to have been either) but now it can't be located. Can anyone identify this program?
nano ghoulia

The equivalent of Gift cards in the 90s.

Setting: The week before Halloween, 1994, Houston, Texas.

My MC and her three friends are in a costume contest in their middle school as a group. Spoiler: They win. I was going to give them gift cards as the prize but Wikipedia says gift cards weren't a thing until 1995 or 1996 proper. Would gift certificates work? Or would the school just give them cash? I had leaned towards gift cards because then they could get something to a bookstore, what with being an educational prize and all.

Thanks.

--Neth

Search: gift cards in 1994, "Gift card equivalent" "Gift certificate"

ETA: Thanks! It looks like gift certificates to the book store are the way to go.