Category Archives: American Way

Statue of Libert Crying

America’s Virus

There is a virus in America; a contagion multiplying, embedded so deeply in our nation no amount of soap and water can wash it away. It is causing a stench so foul, no face mask can contain it. In reflection,

Statue of Libert Crying

America’s Virus

There is a virus in America; a contagion multiplying, embedded so deeply in our nation no amount of soap and water can wash it away. It is causing a stench so foul, no face mask can contain it. In reflection,

Lysol ad 1918 Spanish Flu

Lysol and the Spanish Flu of 1918

Curious to see if Lysol weighed in on another epidemic, I came across this ad. Lysol did factor in another epidemic- the 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic running a series of ads.  The disinfectant was endorsed by the Board of Health

Lysol ad 1918 Spanish Flu

Lysol and the Spanish Flu of 1918

Curious to see if Lysol weighed in on another epidemic, I came across this ad. Lysol did factor in another epidemic- the 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic running a series of ads.  The disinfectant was endorsed by the Board of Health

Vintage ad Campbells Soup 1948

How Supermarkets Changed Us Pt II

If supermarkets are a showcase for the American way of life, the profusion of colorful packages and containers are the glitzy showgirls winking, shouting, and seducing us to select only them.  Each shopper free to choose from an array of

Vintage ad Campbells Soup 1948

How Supermarkets Changed Us Pt II

If supermarkets are a showcase for the American way of life, the profusion of colorful packages and containers are the glitzy showgirls winking, shouting, and seducing us to select only them.  Each shopper free to choose from an array of

How Supermarkets Changed Us

  “Now That You’re Gone Never known such unhappiness Never thought it would be like this What will I do now that you’re gone?”   Like so many long term relationships, we took supermarkets for granted. It was bound to

How Supermarkets Changed Us

  “Now That You’re Gone Never known such unhappiness Never thought it would be like this What will I do now that you’re gone?”   Like so many long term relationships, we took supermarkets for granted. It was bound to

Merry Mailman Record

Lost in the Mail

Will the Merry Mailman go the way of the Merry Milkman? Say it ain’t so. The very thought that the once iconic American letter carrier who vowed to deliver our mail through snow or rain or heat or gloom of

Merry Mailman Record

Lost in the Mail

Will the Merry Mailman go the way of the Merry Milkman? Say it ain’t so. The very thought that the once iconic American letter carrier who vowed to deliver our mail through snow or rain or heat or gloom of

Community in the Age of Coronavirus

Yesterday my town morphed into Mayberry. The sound of incessant car horns beeping, fire engines blaring and loud cheering drew me out of the quiet of my office yesterday afternoon.  I thought perhaps this was my town’s equivalent of the

Community in the Age of Coronavirus

Yesterday my town morphed into Mayberry. The sound of incessant car horns beeping, fire engines blaring and loud cheering drew me out of the quiet of my office yesterday afternoon.  I thought perhaps this was my town’s equivalent of the

All American Supermarket

This morning I stumbled out of bed groggily to get to the 6:30am Senior shopping lalapalooza at my local Stop & Shop supermarket and I hit the jackpot. It was nothing short of being like a contestant on Supermarket Sweep,

All American Supermarket

This morning I stumbled out of bed groggily to get to the 6:30am Senior shopping lalapalooza at my local Stop & Shop supermarket and I hit the jackpot. It was nothing short of being like a contestant on Supermarket Sweep,

The Awful Truth

“You can’t handle the truth!” With his daily barrage of lies and distortions about the coronavirus pandemic, one might think that is just what Donald Trump would have us believe of the American public.  That we can’t  handle the truth

The Awful Truth

“You can’t handle the truth!” With his daily barrage of lies and distortions about the coronavirus pandemic, one might think that is just what Donald Trump would have us believe of the American public.  That we can’t  handle the truth

WWII Sacrifices Housewife

Learning to Sacrifice- It’s The American Way

Share and Play Square Ok, Millennial. Overheard while waiting on an endless line at a picked-over, bare to the bones Cosco ( paper products, fuhgeddaboutit) One millennial to another: “ I’d rather die than be quarantined!” Really?!?! That comment did

WWII Sacrifices Housewife

Learning to Sacrifice- It’s The American Way

Share and Play Square Ok, Millennial. Overheard while waiting on an endless line at a picked-over, bare to the bones Cosco ( paper products, fuhgeddaboutit) One millennial to another: “ I’d rather die than be quarantined!” Really?!?! That comment did

woma fear of asiatic flu

Asian Flu Epidemic

“Chinese Flu” or “Kung Flu.”  Pick one from column A,  one from column B. With both you get fevers and chills. And racism. Whatever you want to call it, Trump’s ignorant tweet referring to the Coronavirus as the Chinese flu

woma fear of asiatic flu

Asian Flu Epidemic

“Chinese Flu” or “Kung Flu.”  Pick one from column A,  one from column B. With both you get fevers and chills. And racism. Whatever you want to call it, Trump’s ignorant tweet referring to the Coronavirus as the Chinese flu