Category Archives: Pop Culture

Wish You Were There?

A Nostalgic Look at “Large Letter” Postcards:  1900-1951   1900   1920s   1934   1937   1938   1939   1940   1940   1941   1942   1943   1945   1947   1948   1948   1940s … 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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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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A Different Hat for Dr. Seuss

If you say “Dr. Seuss” to anyone my age (baby boomer) or younger, what will likely spring to mind is the cover of a book that will have simplistic, silly wording and wildly whimsical drawing. Probably The Cat in the … Continue reading

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Woodstic Surgery

Guess Who this Famous Face is… I’m pretty sure I would never have guessed if I hadn’t seen the article on the Web where I found this pic. This is “the” Howdy Doody. The original one, sidekick of Buffalo Bob … Continue reading

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Flash Gordon Goes Grocery Shopping

Flash Gordon Goes Grocery Shopping: The Amazing Keedoozle Story Around the turn of the last century, going grocery shopping was pretty much the same as it had been for a century or more in many American cities and towns. On … Continue reading

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Where Did All the Cheerful Music Go?

A couple of years ago my husband George and I visited the World of Coca Cola museum in nearby Atlanta. We’d visited it in its first incarnation, in about 1992. But it had been recently moved and remodeled, so we … Continue reading

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