Posts Tagged: baby boomers

Maternity in the Age of Mad Men

Like today, a mid-century gal’s maternity cares were best placed in the hands of knowledgeable men. When it came to birthin’ babies,  a testosterone driven doctor and his pharmaceutical pals knew best. In the cold war world of convenience, the

Maternity in the Age of Mad Men

Like today, a mid-century gal’s maternity cares were best placed in the hands of knowledgeable men. When it came to birthin’ babies,  a testosterone driven doctor and his pharmaceutical pals knew best. In the cold war world of convenience, the

John Glenn

John Glenn Remembered

In a world of space age super stars, none shone brighter than John Glenn Jr. For baby boomers weaned on TV’s Space Patrol and Tom Corbett Space Cadet, Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn Jr. was a bone fide hero come to

John Glenn

John Glenn Remembered

In a world of space age super stars, none shone brighter than John Glenn Jr. For baby boomers weaned on TV’s Space Patrol and Tom Corbett Space Cadet, Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn Jr. was a bone fide hero come to

Man From UNCLE View Master

R.I.P. Robert Vaughn, aka Napoleon Solo

When it came to 1960’s spies, James Bond may have ruled the big screen, but on television The Man From U.N.C.L.E. won hands down. The best part was every week starting in 1964 we got to see good versus evil

Man From UNCLE View Master

R.I.P. Robert Vaughn, aka Napoleon Solo

When it came to 1960’s spies, James Bond may have ruled the big screen, but on television The Man From U.N.C.L.E. won hands down. The best part was every week starting in 1964 we got to see good versus evil

Vintage School Book Illustration school bus

Stumping On The Kindergarten Campaign Trail 1960

In the crisp fall of 1960 as presidential hopeful Senator John Kennedy beckoned us into a New Frontier I would be embarking onto my own new frontier – Kindergarten. This New Frontier of 1960 that stood in front of me,

Vintage School Book Illustration school bus

Stumping On The Kindergarten Campaign Trail 1960

In the crisp fall of 1960 as presidential hopeful Senator John Kennedy beckoned us into a New Frontier I would be embarking onto my own new frontier – Kindergarten. This New Frontier of 1960 that stood in front of me,

1960 Democratic Convention Life Magazine cover

Democratic Convention 1960 – JFK’s New Frontier

The 1960 Democratic Convention was a high-steppin, wild west of a  good time, and my family and myself had front row seats in front of our Philco. It was as rip roarin, rip snortin a time as any western on

1960 Democratic Convention Life Magazine cover

Democratic Convention 1960 – JFK’s New Frontier

The 1960 Democratic Convention was a high-steppin, wild west of a  good time, and my family and myself had front row seats in front of our Philco. It was as rip roarin, rip snortin a time as any western on

Black Family at Home 1960s

Black Lives Matter and the Facts of Life

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an

Black Family at Home 1960s

Black Lives Matter and the Facts of Life

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an

Goofus and Gallant Highlights Magazine

Lessons Learned From Goofus and Gallant

  Everything I learned about right and wrong behavior  lead straight back to Goofus and Gallant. Next to Romper Room’s “do-bees” and “don’t-bees,” that dynamic duo from Highlights Magazine served as the guidepost  for common courtesy  for baby boomer kids,

Goofus and Gallant Highlights Magazine

Lessons Learned From Goofus and Gallant

  Everything I learned about right and wrong behavior  lead straight back to Goofus and Gallant. Next to Romper Room’s “do-bees” and “don’t-bees,” that dynamic duo from Highlights Magazine served as the guidepost  for common courtesy  for baby boomer kids,

Patty Duke Album "Dont Just Stand There" 1965

Patty Duke A Go-Go

  As an actress, Patty Duke was a true miracle worker. The fact that viewers of the popular Patty Duke Show bought into this improbable story of identical cousins who looked alike, laughed alike, walked alike and  at times even

Patty Duke Album "Dont Just Stand There" 1965

Patty Duke A Go-Go

  As an actress, Patty Duke was a true miracle worker. The fact that viewers of the popular Patty Duke Show bought into this improbable story of identical cousins who looked alike, laughed alike, walked alike and  at times even

Travel to Cuba Vintage ad

Crazy For Cuba

The deep freeze between Cuba and the U.S is thawing. It’s hard to overrate the significance of President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba because as recently as 18 months ago the very idea of a sitting U.S. president stepping foot

Travel to Cuba Vintage ad

Crazy For Cuba

The deep freeze between Cuba and the U.S is thawing. It’s hard to overrate the significance of President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba because as recently as 18 months ago the very idea of a sitting U.S. president stepping foot

Lucky Leprechaun Lucky Charms Cereal comic

A Magically Delicious St. Patrick’s Day

Wishing everybody a magically delicious St Patrick’s Day! Sugar Frosted Flakes took a back seat especially on St. Patrick’s Day when General Mill’s Lucky Charms was introduced in 1964. A bowl full of magically delicious charms in the shape of

Lucky Leprechaun Lucky Charms Cereal comic

A Magically Delicious St. Patrick’s Day

Wishing everybody a magically delicious St Patrick’s Day! Sugar Frosted Flakes took a back seat especially on St. Patrick’s Day when General Mill’s Lucky Charms was introduced in 1964. A bowl full of magically delicious charms in the shape of