Category Archives: Consumers

Still Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe

60 years ago today Americans were waking up to the tragic news that Marilyn Monroe had died. It was a hot, muggy, Sunday afternoon as I lolled about like a Hollywood starlet in a kidney-shaped pool when I learned the

Still Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe

60 years ago today Americans were waking up to the tragic news that Marilyn Monroe had died. It was a hot, muggy, Sunday afternoon as I lolled about like a Hollywood starlet in a kidney-shaped pool when I learned the

Do Bee a Bee Lover

Bees once terrified me. As a child the mere sight and sound of one of these stinging creatures petrified me, sending me racing inside to the safety of my suburban house as though I had seen a Soviet aircraft ready

Do Bee a Bee Lover

Bees once terrified me. As a child the mere sight and sound of one of these stinging creatures petrified me, sending me racing inside to the safety of my suburban house as though I had seen a Soviet aircraft ready

How to Beat The Summer Heat

Unbearable summer heat is nothing new though each year we seem to think we’ve never had it this bad. While many are googling tips on how to survive this wretched heat wave, I turned to my trusty 1954 World Book

How to Beat The Summer Heat

Unbearable summer heat is nothing new though each year we seem to think we’ve never had it this bad. While many are googling tips on how to survive this wretched heat wave, I turned to my trusty 1954 World Book

Gee Wally, Was There Really A Cold War?

Mayfield is in mourning. Wally Cleaver, Beaver’s gentle, big brother was reported to have died this past Tuesday. No prank of Eddie Haskell, the fact was Wally remained in hospice close to death. Now with his confirmed passing on July

Gee Wally, Was There Really A Cold War?

Mayfield is in mourning. Wally Cleaver, Beaver’s gentle, big brother was reported to have died this past Tuesday. No prank of Eddie Haskell, the fact was Wally remained in hospice close to death. Now with his confirmed passing on July

Vintage Ad Vendo Vending Machines

Beat the Summer Heat Automatically

Hydrate, hydrate, and re-hydrate. That is the mantra for this summer’s scorching heat. During this oppressive heat wave, summer’s must-have accessory is the ubiquitous water bottle. Whether Aquafina, Smartwater, or Poland Springs no one leaves home without toting these portable

Vintage Ad Vendo Vending Machines

Beat the Summer Heat Automatically

Hydrate, hydrate, and re-hydrate. That is the mantra for this summer’s scorching heat. During this oppressive heat wave, summer’s must-have accessory is the ubiquitous water bottle. Whether Aquafina, Smartwater, or Poland Springs no one leaves home without toting these portable

A Daughter of Watergate Junkies Remembers Lessons For Today

Its déjà vu all over again. Gas prices are through the roof. Roe v Wade is a hot-button topic. White male entitlement is in decline dividing a country. Out-of-control inflation and outsourced jobs strain the economy. The loss of faith

A Daughter of Watergate Junkies Remembers Lessons For Today

Its déjà vu all over again. Gas prices are through the roof. Roe v Wade is a hot-button topic. White male entitlement is in decline dividing a country. Out-of-control inflation and outsourced jobs strain the economy. The loss of faith

A Date With Dad -When Dad Was Mr. Right

For perky Janice Anderson, Father didn’t just know best; for this mid-century teen, her Pop was her pal. Of course what wholesome teenager doesn’t dream about fun with her father? And what Dad doesn’t dream about dating his daughter (

A Date With Dad -When Dad Was Mr. Right

For perky Janice Anderson, Father didn’t just know best; for this mid-century teen, her Pop was her pal. Of course what wholesome teenager doesn’t dream about fun with her father? And what Dad doesn’t dream about dating his daughter (

Happy Birthday Judy Garland

Judy Garland was my roommate in college. Sort of. I played this iconic album so often in college, that the grooves wore down. My first week of school at Syracuse University in the fall of 1973 was overwhelming. Nerves and

Happy Birthday Judy Garland

Judy Garland was my roommate in college. Sort of. I played this iconic album so often in college, that the grooves wore down. My first week of school at Syracuse University in the fall of 1973 was overwhelming. Nerves and

Goodbye Phone Booths

It’s the end of an era as phonebooths vanish from our landscape. Poor Clark Kent will have to find another changing room to morph into Superman. Those iconic glass and aluminum sanctuaries of privacy that once stood on nearly every

Goodbye Phone Booths

It’s the end of an era as phonebooths vanish from our landscape. Poor Clark Kent will have to find another changing room to morph into Superman. Those iconic glass and aluminum sanctuaries of privacy that once stood on nearly every

Royal Celebrations Fit For a Queen

Long live the Queen! Nothing seems more all-American than loving all things royal. When it comes to pomp and circumstance no one does it better. As Buckingham Palace is pulling out all the stops to mark  Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years

Royal Celebrations Fit For a Queen

Long live the Queen! Nothing seems more all-American than loving all things royal. When it comes to pomp and circumstance no one does it better. As Buckingham Palace is pulling out all the stops to mark  Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years