Category Archives: Personal Memories

How Thanksgiving Leftovers Created the TV Dinner

  Thanksgiving and leftovers go together. For many, it’s their favorite part of Thanksgiving.   Days of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce combined together in all sorts of configurations keep the warm holiday feeling going. In fact it was one

How Thanksgiving Leftovers Created the TV Dinner

  Thanksgiving and leftovers go together. For many, it’s their favorite part of Thanksgiving.   Days of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce combined together in all sorts of configurations keep the warm holiday feeling going. In fact it was one

Vote Your Conscience Not Your Party

Bring in the Clowns It’s no secret that clowns and whack-a-doodles have officially hijacked the Republican party. The once-upon-a-time Grand Old Party is now the antithesis of grand, populated with haters, sycophants, and conspiracy theorists. While many long-time members have

Vote Your Conscience Not Your Party

Bring in the Clowns It’s no secret that clowns and whack-a-doodles have officially hijacked the Republican party. The once-upon-a-time Grand Old Party is now the antithesis of grand, populated with haters, sycophants, and conspiracy theorists. While many long-time members have

All God’s Children

In another lesson from my childhood department. Despite living in a so-called “Christian nation” with the far right claiming God for themselves, even in 1962 as a 7-year-old  I knew God belonged to everyone. He wasn’t a Jewish God, a

All God’s Children

In another lesson from my childhood department. Despite living in a so-called “Christian nation” with the far right claiming God for themselves, even in 1962 as a 7-year-old  I knew God belonged to everyone. He wasn’t a Jewish God, a

Sally Edelstein reading Mad

My Tribute to MAD Magazine

In a world gone mad, I still find comfort in reading my old MAD Magazines.  On the occasion of this classic magazine turning 70, I paid tribute. Please enjoy my essay in Next Tribe. Growing Up in a Mad, Mad,

Sally Edelstein reading Mad

My Tribute to MAD Magazine

In a world gone mad, I still find comfort in reading my old MAD Magazines.  On the occasion of this classic magazine turning 70, I paid tribute. Please enjoy my essay in Next Tribe. Growing Up in a Mad, Mad,

Cuban Missile Crises at 60

  The cold war chill I caught as a child is directly connected to events that happened sixty years ago today.  The Cuban Missile Crisis gave me a case of nuclear jitters that have stayed with me ever since. Now,

Cuban Missile Crises at 60

  The cold war chill I caught as a child is directly connected to events that happened sixty years ago today.  The Cuban Missile Crisis gave me a case of nuclear jitters that have stayed with me ever since. Now,

Paper Trail

Rumors of paper’s death are greatly exaggerated. That surely will be the takeaway for anyone who visits my studio and home this weekend for the Heckscher Museum Art Studio Tour this Sunday, Oct 16. While its death was predicted as

Paper Trail

Rumors of paper’s death are greatly exaggerated. That surely will be the takeaway for anyone who visits my studio and home this weekend for the Heckscher Museum Art Studio Tour this Sunday, Oct 16. While its death was predicted as

How To Downsize Without Feeling Depressed- The Ethel

Sometimes downsizing isn’t a choice but thrust on you. When you are both a serious collector and sentimentalist like me that is never easy. But when 2 tragedies nearly back to back forced me to discard beloved things, I discovered

How To Downsize Without Feeling Depressed- The Ethel

Sometimes downsizing isn’t a choice but thrust on you. When you are both a serious collector and sentimentalist like me that is never easy. But when 2 tragedies nearly back to back forced me to discard beloved things, I discovered

Remembering Windows On The World

Twenty-one years. On this year’s observance of the attack on the World Trade Center, that number and that place have been intertwined in my life long before the tragedy we recall every 9/11. I celebrated my 21st birthday at Windows

Remembering Windows On The World

Twenty-one years. On this year’s observance of the attack on the World Trade Center, that number and that place have been intertwined in my life long before the tragedy we recall every 9/11. I celebrated my 21st birthday at Windows

Vintage business poster Mather Poster Company 1920s

Motivating the American Worker

  On Labor Day, that holiday federalized by Uncle Sam in 1894, we honor the achievements of America’s hard-working people. There was a time when loyal workers truly rooted for the firm. Our family-owned shoe factory in Allentown PA. has

Vintage business poster Mather Poster Company 1920s

Motivating the American Worker

  On Labor Day, that holiday federalized by Uncle Sam in 1894, we honor the achievements of America’s hard-working people. There was a time when loyal workers truly rooted for the firm. Our family-owned shoe factory in Allentown PA. has

I’m Not Falling For Faux Fall

I’m not ready for sweater weather! And I’m not putting away my white shoes any time soon. With Labor Day looming, my longing for a never-ending summer grows fiercer, becoming protective of the precious time left in this most favorite

I’m Not Falling For Faux Fall

I’m not ready for sweater weather! And I’m not putting away my white shoes any time soon. With Labor Day looming, my longing for a never-ending summer grows fiercer, becoming protective of the precious time left in this most favorite