Author Archives: sallyedelstein

Judaism is Not a Nationality

Mr. Trump, don’t dare tell me I’m not an American. When I was 16 in my last year of Hebrew School, the ongoing debate was whether I identified myself as an American Jew or a Jewish American. I can’t recall

Judaism is Not a Nationality

Mr. Trump, don’t dare tell me I’m not an American. When I was 16 in my last year of Hebrew School, the ongoing debate was whether I identified myself as an American Jew or a Jewish American. I can’t recall

Vintage Bathroom 1950s

Make America’s Toilets Great Again

Donald Trump’s passion for plumbing has not been equaled by another  U.S. President since Richard Nixon and the plumbers. Finally, Trump has something else besides impeachment in common with our 37th president. Speculation mounts that his new fascination with plumbing

Vintage Bathroom 1950s

Make America’s Toilets Great Again

Donald Trump’s passion for plumbing has not been equaled by another  U.S. President since Richard Nixon and the plumbers. Finally, Trump has something else besides impeachment in common with our 37th president. Speculation mounts that his new fascination with plumbing

Radip family

Remembering Pearl Harbor December 7 1941

From the Archives: December 7, 1941 Just as 9/11  is a marker for this current generation, and November 22 was for mine, Sunday, December 7, 1941, was a where-were-you-when-kind of day that was seared permanently in the memory of the

Radip family

Remembering Pearl Harbor December 7 1941

From the Archives: December 7, 1941 Just as 9/11  is a marker for this current generation, and November 22 was for mine, Sunday, December 7, 1941, was a where-were-you-when-kind of day that was seared permanently in the memory of the

Why NATO Was Needed

70 years ago NATO was born in the aftermath of WWII out of a desire to prevent WWIII. Conceived out of necessity, this enduring alliance was initially forged to prevent Soviet expansionism. The shared democratic values of its members formed

Why NATO Was Needed

70 years ago NATO was born in the aftermath of WWII out of a desire to prevent WWIII. Conceived out of necessity, this enduring alliance was initially forged to prevent Soviet expansionism. The shared democratic values of its members formed

Vintage illustration Thanksgiving at home

A Perfectly Happy Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving table is as laden with myths as it is with stuffing and pumpkin pie. Immortalized in countless mid-century illustrations done by some of the country’s most esteemed illustrators, these indelible images have served up a mouth-watering,  idealized version

Vintage illustration Thanksgiving at home

A Perfectly Happy Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving table is as laden with myths as it is with stuffing and pumpkin pie. Immortalized in countless mid-century illustrations done by some of the country’s most esteemed illustrators, these indelible images have served up a mouth-watering,  idealized version

illustration man and boy in underwear Thanksgivng

I Dreamed I Was a Pilgim in My Carter Briefs

  I Dreamed I was a Pilgim in my Carter Briefs. With equal portions of sheer silliness and questionable taste, this ad serves up a heaping helping of Thanksgiving cheer. Nothing comes between them and their turkey but a pair

illustration man and boy in underwear Thanksgivng

I Dreamed I Was a Pilgim in My Carter Briefs

  I Dreamed I was a Pilgim in my Carter Briefs. With equal portions of sheer silliness and questionable taste, this ad serves up a heaping helping of Thanksgiving cheer. Nothing comes between them and their turkey but a pair

Vintage ad pilgrim and Indian dining

Thanksgiving- A Heap Big Serving of Historical Inaccuracies

Was the first Thanksgiving truly a pow-wow worthy feast? Most of us associate the holiday with happy pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. It did happen once. It would be good to say this friendship lasted a

Vintage ad pilgrim and Indian dining

Thanksgiving- A Heap Big Serving of Historical Inaccuracies

Was the first Thanksgiving truly a pow-wow worthy feast? Most of us associate the holiday with happy pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. It did happen once. It would be good to say this friendship lasted a

boy watching TV as Oswald shot

Kennedy Assassination – A Weekend of Binge TV

History was compressed into a single weekend that November of 1963. It was the weekend that never seemed to end, that began with a TV bulletin and ended with a burning flame flickering on TV screens across the nation. Like

boy watching TV as Oswald shot

Kennedy Assassination – A Weekend of Binge TV

History was compressed into a single weekend that November of 1963. It was the weekend that never seemed to end, that began with a TV bulletin and ended with a burning flame flickering on TV screens across the nation. Like

WWII Soldier Al Parker illustration 1950s family

Veterans Day and GI Joe

  What my WWII veteran father had done in the war and what the war had done to him was never clear. The torch had been passed to a new generation, President  John Kennedy told us, and passed directly into

WWII Soldier Al Parker illustration 1950s family

Veterans Day and GI Joe

  What my WWII veteran father had done in the war and what the war had done to him was never clear. The torch had been passed to a new generation, President  John Kennedy told us, and passed directly into

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retro voting

Vote

Every vote counts. Now more than ever. Nothing you do today will be more important than casting your vote. Please get out and vote. I just did.