Category Archives: Middle Class

Vintage illustration 1950s babys at Beach

Baby, What a Tan

Summer and tanning is deeply burned into me…literally. Though I no longer sport the deeply burnished Bain de Soliel St. Tropez tan of my twenties nor the beloved bronze glow of the Johnson’s baby oil tan of my teens, I

Vintage illustration 1950s babys at Beach

Baby, What a Tan

Summer and tanning is deeply burned into me…literally. Though I no longer sport the deeply burnished Bain de Soliel St. Tropez tan of my twenties nor the beloved bronze glow of the Johnson’s baby oil tan of my teens, I

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

Redskins logo

Redskins Remain – Heap How!

Many were on the warpath over the use of the offensive name Redskins. Now, our long national debate over the Washington football team Redskins is finally over. Score one for the racists! In a nod to making America great again,

Redskins logo

Redskins Remain – Heap How!

Many were on the warpath over the use of the offensive name Redskins. Now, our long national debate over the Washington football team Redskins is finally over. Score one for the racists! In a nod to making America great again,

community silver Ad Illustration Jon Whitcomb

A Model June Bride and Jon Whitcomb

Like most mid-century girls, Bitsy Bendix longed to be a bride, convinced that the basic occupation of virtually every girl was choosing a man to marry. But for bachelorette Bitsy the next best thing happened. In the summer of 1950

community silver Ad Illustration Jon Whitcomb

A Model June Bride and Jon Whitcomb

Like most mid-century girls, Bitsy Bendix longed to be a bride, convinced that the basic occupation of virtually every girl was choosing a man to marry. But for bachelorette Bitsy the next best thing happened. In the summer of 1950

Alice in Wonderland

Dementia, The Donald, and My Dad

For the past few months it has felt as though I had joined Alice falling through the rabbit hole. Ever since late January, living in what seemed to be an alternative universe littered with alternative facts has taken its toll

Alice in Wonderland

Dementia, The Donald, and My Dad

For the past few months it has felt as though I had joined Alice falling through the rabbit hole. Ever since late January, living in what seemed to be an alternative universe littered with alternative facts has taken its toll

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

vintage illustration factory workers Chocolate Easter Bunnies

A Chocolate Bunny For Easter

For some, Easter is all about the candy Candy manufacturers have all hopped on the Easter candy bandwagon by painting some pastel colors on their usual year round candy. From Reese’s Pieces Pastel Easter Egg Candy or Whopper’s Robin Eggs,

vintage illustration factory workers Chocolate Easter Bunnies

A Chocolate Bunny For Easter

For some, Easter is all about the candy Candy manufacturers have all hopped on the Easter candy bandwagon by painting some pastel colors on their usual year round candy. From Reese’s Pieces Pastel Easter Egg Candy or Whopper’s Robin Eggs,

Passover Traditions. Hagaddah, Lipton Soup Mix

A Passover Tradition

From the Holiday Archive: Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed

Passover Traditions. Hagaddah, Lipton Soup Mix

A Passover Tradition

From the Holiday Archive: Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed

men and woman

How To Pick Up Girls- The Old Boys Club Way

 Just in time Just in time for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, our clueless Sexual Predator in Chief Donald Trump welcomes Bill O Reilly into the Boys Behaving Badly Club of Male Entitlement.”I don’t think Bill Did anything wrong,” Trump commented, 

men and woman

How To Pick Up Girls- The Old Boys Club Way

 Just in time Just in time for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, our clueless Sexual Predator in Chief Donald Trump welcomes Bill O Reilly into the Boys Behaving Badly Club of Male Entitlement.”I don’t think Bill Did anything wrong,” Trump commented,