Category Archives: Middle Class

Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans Queen

Gloria Vanderbilt -Blue Jeans Fit For the Masses

Gloria Vanderbilt,  the socialite to the manor born, promised to give the 99%  “the million dollar look.” Imagine, dressing like a Vanderbilt! Once upon a time, but not that long ago, a regular gal could be dressed head to toe

Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans Queen

Gloria Vanderbilt -Blue Jeans Fit For the Masses

Gloria Vanderbilt,  the socialite to the manor born, promised to give the 99%  “the million dollar look.” Imagine, dressing like a Vanderbilt! Once upon a time, but not that long ago, a regular gal could be dressed head to toe

art collage Sally Edelstein Traumativ Memory

Art and Brain Disorders – Art Show

I am honored to be participating in a timely symposium “The Integration of Art, Science, and Medicine” at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School. My piece on PTSD and Traumatic Memory “Remembering What was Forgotten” will be part of an

art collage Sally Edelstein Traumativ Memory

Art and Brain Disorders – Art Show

I am honored to be participating in a timely symposium “The Integration of Art, Science, and Medicine” at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School. My piece on PTSD and Traumatic Memory “Remembering What was Forgotten” will be part of an

Trump and Handmaiden Tale

Abortion Before Roe v Wade Risky Business

I came late to the game watching Handmaid’s Tale, having only recently begun binging it. A totalitarian society that strips away a woman’s physical autonomy and reproductive rights in the former United States originally seemed too darkly dystopian for my

Trump and Handmaiden Tale

Abortion Before Roe v Wade Risky Business

I came late to the game watching Handmaid’s Tale, having only recently begun binging it. A totalitarian society that strips away a woman’s physical autonomy and reproductive rights in the former United States originally seemed too darkly dystopian for my

Vintage woman in Beauty Parlor Vintage Mothers Day Card

Beauty Parlor Memories for Mothers Day

A Mothers Day without my own beloved mother means it’s a day of beloved mother memories. When I was a pre-schooler, I shadowed my mid-century mother everywhere she went. I was her Baba Looey to her Quick Draw McGraw, Boo

Vintage woman in Beauty Parlor Vintage Mothers Day Card

Beauty Parlor Memories for Mothers Day

A Mothers Day without my own beloved mother means it’s a day of beloved mother memories. When I was a pre-schooler, I shadowed my mid-century mother everywhere she went. I was her Baba Looey to her Quick Draw McGraw, Boo

Kate Smiths America

Kate Smith’s America

It was the 1930’s. While a rotund and darn proud of it Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in our throats, and  our antiseptic kitchens were tastefully adorned with ceramic mammy and pappy

Kate Smiths America

Kate Smith’s America

It was the 1930’s. While a rotund and darn proud of it Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in our throats, and  our antiseptic kitchens were tastefully adorned with ceramic mammy and pappy

child holocaust DP Camp swastika

Never Forget

Never Forget. Those words were seared into me as a child.   As Jews gathered in N.Y.C. on Sunday for the annual Gathering of Remembrance at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, they came together as community to say we will never

child holocaust DP Camp swastika

Never Forget

Never Forget. Those words were seared into me as a child.   As Jews gathered in N.Y.C. on Sunday for the annual Gathering of Remembrance at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, they came together as community to say we will never

Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Preparation

I just finished my Passover shopping at Fairway and I feel very Farklempt. Preparing for Passover brings up a multitude of feelings and like most daughters, the holiday is deeply tied in with my mother. With the loss of my

Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Preparation

I just finished my Passover shopping at Fairway and I feel very Farklempt. Preparing for Passover brings up a multitude of feelings and like most daughters, the holiday is deeply tied in with my mother. With the loss of my

Hair Raising Ads

File these vintage  advertisements under shampoo ads we are not likely to see any time soon department. For some seventies gals a head full of floral scented tresses may have made you deliciously nice to be near to entice Mr.

Hair Raising Ads

File these vintage  advertisements under shampoo ads we are not likely to see any time soon department. For some seventies gals a head full of floral scented tresses may have made you deliciously nice to be near to entice Mr.

Candidates Kissing Babys

Will Campaign Baby Kissing Become Taboo?

Politics is a touchy business. There was a time when a kiss and a big hug was de rigour for a politician. Pressing the flesh is a vital part of a campaign. Politicians shake hands, they hug, and there is

Candidates Kissing Babys

Will Campaign Baby Kissing Become Taboo?

Politics is a touchy business. There was a time when a kiss and a big hug was de rigour for a politician. Pressing the flesh is a vital part of a campaign. Politicians shake hands, they hug, and there is

Vintage Schoolbook Illustration Arithmetic

Equal Pay Day- Catch Up Time

  On Equal Pay Day we again learn about uneven division. Today is our annual reminder that women’s pay is not in fact equal to men’s. It’s that annual point in the year when the average woman’s pay catches up

Vintage Schoolbook Illustration Arithmetic

Equal Pay Day- Catch Up Time

  On Equal Pay Day we again learn about uneven division. Today is our annual reminder that women’s pay is not in fact equal to men’s. It’s that annual point in the year when the average woman’s pay catches up