Monthly Archives: October 2012

Greetings from Hurricane Sandy

Thank you all for enjoying my blog. Because of the devastation of  Hurricane Sandy  I am without  electricity and power  so will be unable to post any new blog posts  for several days.   Advertisements

Greetings from Hurricane Sandy

Thank you all for enjoying my blog. Because of the devastation of  Hurricane Sandy  I am without  electricity and power  so will be unable to post any new blog posts  for several days.  

Time magazine cover George Romney 1959

The Tale of Two Romneys

Once upon a time there roamed a Romney who challenged not only the conventional wisdom of the day but the Giant Oil companies as well Unlike his son Mitt who has fueled his campaign coffers with millions from the oil

Time magazine cover George Romney 1959

The Tale of Two Romneys

Once upon a time there roamed a Romney who challenged not only the conventional wisdom of the day but the Giant Oil companies as well Unlike his son Mitt who has fueled his campaign coffers with millions from the oil

vintage illustration weathermen NY 1946

TV and the Weather

Long before Geo-stationary satellites, computer technology and the 24/7 weather channel, weather reporting was pretty primitive relying on paper maps, pins, Plexiglas, and markers. Not only that, but in the 1950s it was broadcast by a bunch of silly clowns,

vintage illustration weathermen NY 1946

TV and the Weather

Long before Geo-stationary satellites, computer technology and the 24/7 weather channel, weather reporting was pretty primitive relying on paper maps, pins, Plexiglas, and markers. Not only that, but in the 1950s it was broadcast by a bunch of silly clowns,

The Right to Choose

“The Right to Choose” that ran in Boys Life Magazine, July 1963 was adapted from the book “Why the United States is Rich” by Wheeler McMillen. Americans may be free to choose the kind of work they want to do-just

The Right to Choose

“The Right to Choose” that ran in Boys Life Magazine, July 1963 was adapted from the book “Why the United States is Rich” by Wheeler McMillen. Americans may be free to choose the kind of work they want to do-just

Vintage Cigarette Ad Spud

Under the Weather- How About A Smoke?

What a Drag Under the weather? Try a smooth smoke. Why let a pesky head cold, sore throat or cough  get in the way of enjoying a cigarette or two? Folks back during the 1940s had the right idea. With

Vintage Cigarette Ad Spud

Under the Weather- How About A Smoke?

What a Drag Under the weather? Try a smooth smoke. Why let a pesky head cold, sore throat or cough  get in the way of enjoying a cigarette or two? Folks back during the 1940s had the right idea. With

Vintage schoolbook illustration

Winning Personality-Winning Votes

Winning The Undecided Vote As we enter the last stretch of the campaign the push for the undecided vote grows stronger. The neck and neck 2012 election is going to come down to the elusive undecided voter, the great prize

Vintage schoolbook illustration

Winning Personality-Winning Votes

Winning The Undecided Vote As we enter the last stretch of the campaign the push for the undecided vote grows stronger. The neck and neck 2012 election is going to come down to the elusive undecided voter, the great prize

Vintage ad asprin mans face

The Cuban Missile Crisis PT III

 Tossin’ and Turnin’ By Thursday, the Cuban Missile Crisis continued and as the tension elevated, so did my fever. I had taken all the orange flavored St Joseph aspirins that I could yet my fever had still not broken. The

Vintage ad asprin mans face

The Cuban Missile Crisis PT III

 Tossin’ and Turnin’ By Thursday, the Cuban Missile Crisis continued and as the tension elevated, so did my fever. I had taken all the orange flavored St Joseph aspirins that I could yet my fever had still not broken. The

vintage newspaper headlines missle-crisis 1962

The Cuban Missile Crisis PT II

Showdown During the next few days everyone’s nerves were having a time of it as the Cuban Missile crisis of 1962 escalated. Along with the rest of the country, my parents anxiously followed the formation of Kennedy’s Cuban Quarantine during

vintage newspaper headlines missle-crisis 1962

The Cuban Missile Crisis PT II

Showdown During the next few days everyone’s nerves were having a time of it as the Cuban Missile crisis of 1962 escalated. Along with the rest of the country, my parents anxiously followed the formation of Kennedy’s Cuban Quarantine during

Vintage school book illustration 1960s

Personality and Your Vote Count

Candidate’s personalities play a big part in voters choices Citizens are extremely focused on both President Obama’s and Governor Romney’s personality as a deciding factor in their vote. The medias reportage often concentrates on the personality of the candidate over

Vintage school book illustration 1960s

Personality and Your Vote Count

Candidate’s personalities play a big part in voters choices Citizens are extremely focused on both President Obama’s and Governor Romney’s personality as a deciding factor in their vote. The medias reportage often concentrates on the personality of the candidate over

The Cuban Missile Crisis PT I

The German Measles Crisis of October  This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, those harrowing 13 days in October 1962 that brought us to the brink of thermonuclear war. I didn’t know until years later that

The Cuban Missile Crisis PT I

The German Measles Crisis of October  This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, those harrowing 13 days in October 1962 that brought us to the brink of thermonuclear war. I didn’t know until years later that