Category Archives: Cold War

June Forays the voices of Rocky and Natasha

Goodbye Dollink R.I.P. June Foray

June Foray’s memorable voice was the sound of my cold war childhood. Not only was hers the voice I heard when I pulled the string on my Chatty Cathy doll, a childish sweet voice saying “Let’s play house” but she

June Forays the voices of Rocky and Natasha

Goodbye Dollink R.I.P. June Foray

June Foray’s memorable voice was the sound of my cold war childhood. Not only was hers the voice I heard when I pulled the string on my Chatty Cathy doll, a childish sweet voice saying “Let’s play house” but she

vintage Boy holding hort dogs

Hot Dog Competition

A summer staple at my 1960’s family barbecues was the ritual hot dog competition not in competitive eating but dissecting who made the best toothsome well turned frank. The mouth-watering aroma of grilling franks wafting through the suburban air sparked

vintage Boy holding hort dogs

Hot Dog Competition

A summer staple at my 1960’s family barbecues was the ritual hot dog competition not in competitive eating but dissecting who made the best toothsome well turned frank. The mouth-watering aroma of grilling franks wafting through the suburban air sparked

vintage telephone ad housewife on phone

Phone Exchanges- A Connection to the Past

I confess. I rarely talk on the phone. Some might even call me a phone-a-phobe. When it comes to telephone exchanges I rarely make a connection.  Once fun, a phone call now feels like, well, a nuisance. In an age

vintage telephone ad housewife on phone

Phone Exchanges- A Connection to the Past

I confess. I rarely talk on the phone. Some might even call me a phone-a-phobe. When it comes to telephone exchanges I rarely make a connection.  Once fun, a phone call now feels like, well, a nuisance. In an age

Memorial Day- Remembering My Greatest Generation Dad

Memorial day this year takes on a different significance than other years for me. This year as the number of WWII veterans continue to dwindle, another former G.I. of the Greatest Generation has recently died. My dad. Through the years

Memorial Day- Remembering My Greatest Generation Dad

Memorial day this year takes on a different significance than other years for me. This year as the number of WWII veterans continue to dwindle, another former G.I. of the Greatest Generation has recently died. My dad. Through the years

Maternity in the Age of Mad Men

Like today, a mid-century gal’s maternity cares were best placed in the hands of knowledgeable men. When it came to birthin’ babies,  a testosterone driven doctor and his pharmaceutical pals knew best. In the cold war world of convenience, the

Maternity in the Age of Mad Men

Like today, a mid-century gal’s maternity cares were best placed in the hands of knowledgeable men. When it came to birthin’ babies,  a testosterone driven doctor and his pharmaceutical pals knew best. In the cold war world of convenience, the

Kellyanne Conway’s Cold War Collection of Kitchen Spyware

From the Kellyanne Conway Cold War Kitchen Collection of spyware just right for around the house and around the clock surveillance. Perfect for that mid-century miss intent on keeping her eyes peeled for a Ruskie spy posing as the milkman.

Kellyanne Conway’s Cold War Collection of Kitchen Spyware

From the Kellyanne Conway Cold War Kitchen Collection of spyware just right for around the house and around the clock surveillance. Perfect for that mid-century miss intent on keeping her eyes peeled for a Ruskie spy posing as the milkman.

art collage Cold war culture arms race

Nuclear Ambitions

Well, we’re off to the arms races again as the supersizing of the superpowers begins anew. Donald Trump wants to ramp up America’s nuclear arsenal. Fearing we’ve fallen behind, he boasts  he wanted to make the U.S. the top of

art collage Cold war culture arms race

Nuclear Ambitions

Well, we’re off to the arms races again as the supersizing of the superpowers begins anew. Donald Trump wants to ramp up America’s nuclear arsenal. Fearing we’ve fallen behind, he boasts  he wanted to make the U.S. the top of

Unwanted Refugee Children Then and Now

I Married a Refugee

I married a refugee who as a little boy was perceived as a threat to Cold War America and not as a survivor of the Holocaust. While my childhood was a sugar frosted world of frost-free fun living out the

Unwanted Refugee Children Then and Now

I Married a Refugee

I married a refugee who as a little boy was perceived as a threat to Cold War America and not as a survivor of the Holocaust. While my childhood was a sugar frosted world of frost-free fun living out the

vintage illustration drs and health emergency

Medical Emergency- America’s Health Care

Critical Care As the halls of Congress morph into a Critical Care Unit, the GOP’s prescription “to preserve our freedom” appears to be to pull the plug on Obamacare- STAT! Although some Republicans overt hysterics appear to have gone into

vintage illustration drs and health emergency

Medical Emergency- America’s Health Care

Critical Care As the halls of Congress morph into a Critical Care Unit, the GOP’s prescription “to preserve our freedom” appears to be to pull the plug on Obamacare- STAT! Although some Republicans overt hysterics appear to have gone into

collage Sally Edelstein appropriated images

Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

collage Sally Edelstein appropriated images

Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood