Author Archives: Pamela Starr Dewey

HipPo’Boy Sandwiches??!!

I’ve never been to New Orleans, but I’ve heard for many years of one of the most famous iconic New Orleansian food favorites…the Po’Boy Sandwich. While doing research for this blog entry, I checked the Web for the details on … Continue reading

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Flour Sack Fashions: Great-Granny Cooks Up a Family Wardrobe

I remember hearing of “flour sack dresses” ever since my youth in the 1950s. But I recently discovered through rummaging the Internet that my concept of what the term meant was totally in error. I don’t even remember when I … Continue reading

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The African Dodger

  Most readers have likely heard of the Los Angeles Dodgers. And if you are old enough, you may remember the Brooklyn Dodgers. (The Dodgers were a Brooklyn, NY, team until they moved to the west coast in 1958.) But … Continue reading

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A Thoroughly American Thanksgiving

Freedom from Want, also known as The Thanksgiving Picture or I’ll Be Home for Christmas, is the third of the Four Freedoms series of four oil paintings by American artist Norman Rockwell. The works were inspired by United States President … Continue reading

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You’ll Find That You’re In the Rotogravure

You’ll Find that You’re In the Rotogravure In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade. I’ll be all in clover and when they look you over, I’ll be the … Continue reading

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Stone Mountain and the KKK

Stone Mountain, Georgia has been in the news lately, as the state of Georgia recently proposed erecting a monument to Martin Luther King, Jr., on the grounds of this major Georgia tourist attraction. This stirred up quite a controversy, as Stone Mountain is already … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Barbie

On my birthday in 1959 I turned 13 years old. Far too sophisticated an age to request a doll. I don’t remember exactly what presents I got that year, but it was probably mostly clothes and jewelry, along with perhaps … Continue reading

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