Posts Tagged: july 4th

Cold War July 4th

It was  July 4, 1955. The cold war was frozen solid. Never were American dreams more potent or more seductive than in Cold War America when the USA stood united and confident in our role as leader of the Free

Cold War July 4th

It was  July 4, 1955. The cold war was frozen solid. Never were American dreams more potent or more seductive than in Cold War America when the USA stood united and confident in our role as leader of the Free

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

Pin Up Majorette

I Love a July Fourth Parade

With the acrid smell of firecrackers lingering in the hot summer air, mid-century memories of July 4th parades past return. The 1950s American Dream made manifest, the  annual Independence Day parade was  a sugar-coated, Kodachrome kaleidoscope of  you’re a grand

Pin Up Majorette

I Love a July Fourth Parade

With the acrid smell of firecrackers lingering in the hot summer air, mid-century memories of July 4th parades past return. The 1950s American Dream made manifest, the  annual Independence Day parade was  a sugar-coated, Kodachrome kaleidoscope of  you’re a grand

vintage woman dressed in revolutionary war outfit drumming

Happy July Fourth

  Have a Smokin’ Independence Day!

vintage woman dressed in revolutionary war outfit drumming

Happy July Fourth

  Have a Smokin’ Independence Day!

Cold War Defrosted

The increasingly frosty relations between President Obama and Russian President Vladamir Putin sends a big chill down my spine, as childhood memories of the Cold War are quickly defrosted. The cold war world of black and white, us vs them

Cold War Defrosted

The increasingly frosty relations between President Obama and Russian President Vladamir Putin sends a big chill down my spine, as childhood memories of the Cold War are quickly defrosted. The cold war world of black and white, us vs them

vintage illustration july 4th picnic

July 4th Celebration Cold War Style

Truthfully, I would always remember my first July 4th. It was 1956. The cold war was frozen solid. Never were American dreams more potent or more seductive than in Cold War America when the USA stood united and confident in

vintage illustration july 4th picnic

July 4th Celebration Cold War Style

Truthfully, I would always remember my first July 4th. It was 1956. The cold war was frozen solid. Never were American dreams more potent or more seductive than in Cold War America when the USA stood united and confident in

vintage illustration july 4th

Remembrance of July 4th Parades Past

With the acrid smell of firecrackers lingering in the hot summer air, mid-century memories of July 4th Parades past return. The 1950s American Dream made manifest, the  annual Independence day parade was    a sugar coated, kodachrome kaleidoscope of  you’re

vintage illustration july 4th

Remembrance of July 4th Parades Past

With the acrid smell of firecrackers lingering in the hot summer air, mid-century memories of July 4th Parades past return. The 1950s American Dream made manifest, the  annual Independence day parade was    a sugar coated, kodachrome kaleidoscope of  you’re

1950s girl eating hot dog

July 4th Hot Diggety Dog

  A summer staple at my 1960’s family barbeques 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

1950s girl eating hot dog

July 4th Hot Diggety Dog

  A summer staple at my 1960’s family barbeques 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

vintage ad 1940s photos majorettes in patriotic outfits

Remembrance of July 4th Parades Past

With the acrid smell of firecrackers lingering in the hot summer air, mid-century memories of July 4th Parades past return. The 1950s American Dream made manifest, the  annual Independence day parade was    a sugar coated, kodachrome kaleidoscope of  you’re

vintage ad 1940s photos majorettes in patriotic outfits

Remembrance of July 4th Parades Past

With the acrid smell of firecrackers lingering in the hot summer air, mid-century memories of July 4th Parades past return. The 1950s American Dream made manifest, the  annual Independence day parade was    a sugar coated, kodachrome kaleidoscope of  you’re

All American Barbecue

The Smell of Democracy in the Air Every July 4th our split level development would be shrouded by the smoke of burning charcoal, the sizzling smell of democracy was in the air. Besides a parade, nothing was more quintessentially American

All American Barbecue

The Smell of Democracy in the Air Every July 4th our split level development would be shrouded by the smoke of burning charcoal, the sizzling smell of democracy was in the air. Besides a parade, nothing was more quintessentially American