Posts Tagged: nostalgia

Vintage Coca Cola Ad Cuba

Havana Holidays

Bracing for yet another bone chilling winter storm, dreams of languishing on a white sandy beach soaking up the warm Caribbean sun are never far from my winter-weary mind. And now a new dream vacation spot may open up… and

Vintage Coca Cola Ad Cuba

Havana Holidays

Bracing for yet another bone chilling winter storm, dreams of languishing on a white sandy beach soaking up the warm Caribbean sun are never far from my winter-weary mind. And now a new dream vacation spot may open up… and

Mad Magazine cover 1972 Alfred E Neuman illustration

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Magazine World

 Je Suise Mad Sometimes it seems as if the whole world has gone Mad. And in some ways it has. The attack on cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo has caused not only great grief but soul-searching raising the question about what

Mad Magazine cover 1972 Alfred E Neuman illustration

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Magazine World

 Je Suise Mad Sometimes it seems as if the whole world has gone Mad. And in some ways it has. The attack on cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo has caused not only great grief but soul-searching raising the question about what

photo Beverly Hillbillies cast

Ode to Elly May

Elly May was an eyeful! No one sauntered around a ceement pond like Elly May Clampett. With her swelling breasts and skintight, decidedly un-designer jeans, Donna Douglas a.k.a. Elly May fueled a generation of pre pubescent baby boomer boys fantasies.

photo Beverly Hillbillies cast

Ode to Elly May

Elly May was an eyeful! No one sauntered around a ceement pond like Elly May Clampett. With her swelling breasts and skintight, decidedly un-designer jeans, Donna Douglas a.k.a. Elly May fueled a generation of pre pubescent baby boomer boys fantasies.

vintage illustration ad Santa and Xmas lights

Xmas or Hanukkah – The True Festival Of Lights

 Normally, while Jews across the country begin celebrating Hanukkah, the festival of lights, Christians have had a good 2 week start on them with their own festival of lights- the installation of Xmas lights. Along with Black Friday the official

vintage illustration ad Santa and Xmas lights

Xmas or Hanukkah – The True Festival Of Lights

 Normally, while Jews across the country begin celebrating Hanukkah, the festival of lights, Christians have had a good 2 week start on them with their own festival of lights- the installation of Xmas lights. Along with Black Friday the official

vintage radio ad

Let’s Remember Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941 Just as 9/11  is a marker for this current generation, and November 22 was for mine, Sunday  December 7, 1941 was a where-were-you-when-kind of day that was seared permanently in the memory of the greatest generation, including

vintage radio ad

Let’s Remember Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941 Just as 9/11  is a marker for this current generation, and November 22 was for mine, Sunday  December 7, 1941 was a where-were-you-when-kind of day that was seared permanently in the memory of the greatest generation, including

vintage illustration childrens book

Revisiting Thanksgiving 1960 pt II

    It was Thanksgiving weekend of 1960. Just like the mythical Dick, Jane and Sally would visit Grandmother and Grandfather on their farm, I was off for an overnight visit with mine, not on a farm like in the

vintage illustration childrens book

Revisiting Thanksgiving 1960 pt II

    It was Thanksgiving weekend of 1960. Just like the mythical Dick, Jane and Sally would visit Grandmother and Grandfather on their farm, I was off for an overnight visit with mine, not on a farm like in the

Vintage childrens illustration on the farm 1950s

Revisiting Thanksgiving 1960

It was Thanksgiving weekend of 1960. Just like the mythical Dick, Jane and Sally would visit Grandmother and Grandfather on their farm, I was off for an overnight visit with mine in Queens, NY. Clutching my Fun with Dick and

Vintage childrens illustration on the farm 1950s

Revisiting Thanksgiving 1960

It was Thanksgiving weekend of 1960. Just like the mythical Dick, Jane and Sally would visit Grandmother and Grandfather on their farm, I was off for an overnight visit with mine in Queens, NY. Clutching my Fun with Dick and

vintage illustration children at shoe store

Back to School Shoes

It was the day before Labor Day 1957 and the countdown had begun for the end of summer and the new school term. From Long Island to Little Rock, crisp black and white marbled composition notebooks were hastily purchased, and

vintage illustration children at shoe store

Back to School Shoes

It was the day before Labor Day 1957 and the countdown had begun for the end of summer and the new school term. From Long Island to Little Rock, crisp black and white marbled composition notebooks were hastily purchased, and

Vintage illustration childrens book

Saying So Long to Summer

Bidding the Beach Club Goodbye Labor Day signaled the last call at my Grandmothers 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 beach

Vintage illustration childrens book

Saying So Long to Summer

Bidding the Beach Club Goodbye Labor Day signaled the last call at my Grandmothers 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 beach

couple smoking

Remembrance of New Years Eve Past Pt II

New Years Eve Party The countdown to my parents  1959 New Years Eve party had begun. On the cusp of the space age my parents prepared for a new years Eve Party that would send them soaring into the world

couple smoking

Remembrance of New Years Eve Past Pt II

New Years Eve Party The countdown to my parents  1959 New Years Eve party had begun. On the cusp of the space age my parents prepared for a new years Eve Party that would send them soaring into the world