Monthly Archives: December 2012

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Remembrance of New Years Eve Past Pt III

The final countdown to New Years Eve 1960 had begun. It was a few minutes to midnight and that marvelous World of Tomorrow was nearly here. While my parents New Years Eve party was in full swing, I was down

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Remembrance of New Years Eve Past Pt III

The final countdown to New Years Eve 1960 had begun. It was a few minutes to midnight and that marvelous World of Tomorrow was nearly here. While my parents New Years Eve party was in full swing, I was down

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Picturing the Fiscal Cliff

A Fiscal Cliffhanger Will American taxpayers fall off the Fiscal Cliff? With the new years deadline looming,  and without a deal on the fiscal cliff, most American taxpayers brace for significant changes in their paychecks beginning January 1. Uncle Sam

illustration Uncle Sam 1950s

Picturing the Fiscal Cliff

A Fiscal Cliffhanger Will American taxpayers fall off the Fiscal Cliff? With the new years deadline looming,  and without a deal on the fiscal cliff, most American taxpayers brace for significant changes in their paychecks beginning January 1. Uncle Sam

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Remembrance of New Years Eve Past Pt II

New Years Eve Party The countdown to my parents  1959 New Years Eve party had begun. On the cusp of the space age my parents prepared for a new years Eve Party that would send them soaring into the world

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Remembrance of New Years Eve Past Pt II

New Years Eve Party The countdown to my parents  1959 New Years Eve party had begun. On the cusp of the space age my parents prepared for a new years Eve Party that would send them soaring into the world

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Remembrance of New Years Eve Past Pt I

Back to the Future It was a freezing finish to the fifties, that last day in December of 1959, and the exciting “World of Tomorrow” 1960 was less than twenty-four hours away. The far-off world that had captivated my parents

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Remembrance of New Years Eve Past Pt I

Back to the Future It was a freezing finish to the fifties, that last day in December of 1959, and the exciting “World of Tomorrow” 1960 was less than twenty-four hours away. The far-off world that had captivated my parents

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High Hopes For the New Year

It was a freezing finish to the fifties and TV weatherman Tex Antoine advised everyone to just stay put in their igloos. The last week in December 1959  the East Coast was hit with an icy, blustery snowstorm and it

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High Hopes For the New Year

It was a freezing finish to the fifties and TV weatherman Tex Antoine advised everyone to just stay put in their igloos. The last week in December 1959  the East Coast was hit with an icy, blustery snowstorm and it

vintage Xmas illustration 1950s

A Housewife’s Holiday Dilemma

Peggy was besides herself! She had her heart set on a new Presto pressure cooker for Christmas or at least a new wear ever aluminum sauce pan for the holidays. Toasters, and irons nestled under the Xmas tree would have

vintage Xmas illustration 1950s

A Housewife’s Holiday Dilemma

Peggy was besides herself! She had her heart set on a new Presto pressure cooker for Christmas or at least a new wear ever aluminum sauce pan for the holidays. Toasters, and irons nestled under the Xmas tree would have

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Mail Order Madness…Gifts and Guns Galore

Christmas catalogues have long been a cherished  staple in the American home. Just like today, the mid-century housewife flipped through the pages of her favorite catalogue  and enjoyed the ease of shopping the telephone way with  a whole department store

Vintage Montgomery Ward Xmas catalog

Mail Order Madness…Gifts and Guns Galore

Christmas catalogues have long been a cherished  staple in the American home. Just like today, the mid-century housewife flipped through the pages of her favorite catalogue  and enjoyed the ease of shopping the telephone way with  a whole department store

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Suburban Gun Slingers

Mid-Century suburbia was overrun with pint size gunslingers. After all, toy guns protected cowpokes on the dangerous back yard plains. Ricocheting bullets, exploding grenades and caps firing  were the soundtrack to the suburbs of my youth. No gift was more

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Suburban Gun Slingers

Mid-Century suburbia was overrun with pint size gunslingers. After all, toy guns protected cowpokes on the dangerous back yard plains. Ricocheting bullets, exploding grenades and caps firing  were the soundtrack to the suburbs of my youth. No gift was more

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Santa’s Tempting Stocking Stuffers

No wonder Old St Nick was so jolly. He sure knew how to fill a Christmas stocking. Forget those itchy woolen socks hung over the fireplace. When it came to Xmas stockings, Santa had steamier things on his mind. To

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Santa’s Tempting Stocking Stuffers

No wonder Old St Nick was so jolly. He sure knew how to fill a Christmas stocking. Forget those itchy woolen socks hung over the fireplace. When it came to Xmas stockings, Santa had steamier things on his mind. To

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Guns… the Gift of Holiday Cheer

Nothing says Happy Holidays like the gift of a good ol’ American gun. For decades, Americans of all ages have squealed at the sight of a shotgun at Christmas. And nothing cheers up a dull droopy holiday party like target

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Guns… the Gift of Holiday Cheer

Nothing says Happy Holidays like the gift of a good ol’ American gun. For decades, Americans of all ages have squealed at the sight of a shotgun at Christmas. And nothing cheers up a dull droopy holiday party like target