Category Archives: Middle Class

Vintage illustration Thanksgiving at home

A Perfectly Happy Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving table is as laden with myths as it is with stuffing and pumpkin pie. Immortalized in countless mid-century illustrations done by some of the country’s most esteemed illustrators, these indelible images have served up a mouth-watering,  idealized version

Vintage illustration Thanksgiving at home

A Perfectly Happy Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving table is as laden with myths as it is with stuffing and pumpkin pie. Immortalized in countless mid-century illustrations done by some of the country’s most esteemed illustrators, these indelible images have served up a mouth-watering,  idealized version

illustration man and boy in underwear Thanksgivng

I Dreamed I Was a Pilgim in My Carter Briefs

  I Dreamed I was a Pilgim in my Carter Briefs. With equal portions of sheer silliness and questionable taste, this ad serves up a heaping helping of Thanksgiving cheer. Nothing comes between them and their turkey but a pair

illustration man and boy in underwear Thanksgivng

I Dreamed I Was a Pilgim in My Carter Briefs

  I Dreamed I was a Pilgim in my Carter Briefs. With equal portions of sheer silliness and questionable taste, this ad serves up a heaping helping of Thanksgiving cheer. Nothing comes between them and their turkey but a pair

WWII Soldier Al Parker illustration 1950s family

Veterans Day and GI Joe

  What my WWII veteran father had done in the war and what the war had done to him was never clear. The torch had been passed to a new generation, President  John Kennedy told us, and passed directly into

WWII Soldier Al Parker illustration 1950s family

Veterans Day and GI Joe

  What my WWII veteran father had done in the war and what the war had done to him was never clear. The torch had been passed to a new generation, President  John Kennedy told us, and passed directly into

Rhoda Morgenstern Valerie Harper

Rhoda Remembered

Where Mary Richards was the girl next door, Rhoda  Morgenstern really was the girl down the block. Never before in TV Land had I heard someone TAWK like Rhoda. That voice, those dropped “r’s” so familiar, a constant in my

Rhoda Morgenstern Valerie Harper

Rhoda Remembered

Where Mary Richards was the girl next door, Rhoda  Morgenstern really was the girl down the block. Never before in TV Land had I heard someone TAWK like Rhoda. That voice, those dropped “r’s” so familiar, a constant in my

Vintage Brownie camera

Summer Season’s End

  Bidding the Beach Club Goodbye Labor Day signaled the last call at my Grandmother’s Long Island beach club. Just as white shoes would make their final appearance of the season, so it was time to bid the sandy white

Vintage Brownie camera

Summer Season’s End

  Bidding the Beach Club Goodbye Labor Day signaled the last call at my Grandmother’s Long Island beach club. Just as white shoes would make their final appearance of the season, so it was time to bid the sandy white

Vintage School book Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein- No Stranger to Trouble

  Like every little girl and boy I was taught to be wary of stranger’s invitations – don’t speak to strangers.     Strangers we were warned, are scary people who drive around in cars and offer you a ride

Vintage School book Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein- No Stranger to Trouble

  Like every little girl and boy I was taught to be wary of stranger’s invitations – don’t speak to strangers.     Strangers we were warned, are scary people who drive around in cars and offer you a ride

Vintage baby photo 1920s

Betty -a Bastille Day Jazz Age Baby

  In 1926 while flaming youth roared and thousands mourned the death of  Rudolph Valentino, my grandparents, Sadie and Arthur were overjoyed at the birth of their second daughter, Betty, my mother. A beloved Bastille Day baby, this jazz age

Vintage baby photo 1920s

Betty -a Bastille Day Jazz Age Baby

  In 1926 while flaming youth roared and thousands mourned the death of  Rudolph Valentino, my grandparents, Sadie and Arthur were overjoyed at the birth of their second daughter, Betty, my mother. A beloved Bastille Day baby, this jazz age

Jeffrey Epstein Donald Trump

Jeffrey Epstein’s Sordid Secret

Jeffrey Epstein’s sordid secret is out. The  secret fraternity of entitled, powerful, and moneyed men is no longer a secret. This rarefied world is rotting from the head down. Everything about this sex scandal is putrid. A noxious odor is

Jeffrey Epstein Donald Trump

Jeffrey Epstein’s Sordid Secret

Jeffrey Epstein’s sordid secret is out. The  secret fraternity of entitled, powerful, and moneyed men is no longer a secret. This rarefied world is rotting from the head down. Everything about this sex scandal is putrid. A noxious odor is

The Deplorable Stain of the Detention Camps

There is a stench in America; a foul stain so deep on our country no amount of soap can wash it away. The noxious stink emanating from our southern border is less from the unsanitary camps holding these poor abused

The Deplorable Stain of the Detention Camps

There is a stench in America; a foul stain so deep on our country no amount of soap can wash it away. The noxious stink emanating from our southern border is less from the unsanitary camps holding these poor abused

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