Posts Tagged: suburbia

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

vintage telephone ad housewife on phone

Phone Exchanges- A Connection to the Past

I confess. I rarely talk on the phone. Some might even call me a phone-a-phobe. When it comes to telephone exchanges I rarely make a connection.  Once fun, a phone call now feels like, well, a nuisance. In an age

vintage telephone ad housewife on phone

Phone Exchanges- A Connection to the Past

I confess. I rarely talk on the phone. Some might even call me a phone-a-phobe. When it comes to telephone exchanges I rarely make a connection.  Once fun, a phone call now feels like, well, a nuisance. In an age

Memorial Day- Remembering My Greatest Generation Dad

Memorial day this year takes on a different significance than other years for me. This year as the number of WWII veterans continue to dwindle, another former G.I. of the Greatest Generation has recently died. My dad. Through the years

Memorial Day- Remembering My Greatest Generation Dad

Memorial day this year takes on a different significance than other years for me. This year as the number of WWII veterans continue to dwindle, another former G.I. of the Greatest Generation has recently died. My dad. Through the years

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,

vintage girl eating hot dog

Hot Dogs Cold War

Hot dogs, that very symbol of culinary democracy took on a special meaning during the cold war, especially in the summer of 1961. The fate of Nathans Hot Dogs hung in the balance. Barbecue Brigade Summer barbecues were a family

vintage girl eating hot dog

Hot Dogs Cold War

Hot dogs, that very symbol of culinary democracy took on a special meaning during the cold war, especially in the summer of 1961. The fate of Nathans Hot Dogs hung in the balance. Barbecue Brigade Summer barbecues were a family

atomic bomb blast

Hiroshima Hits Home – A Blast From the Past

History is being made in Hiroshima today. Over 70 years after an Atomic blast ushered us into the nuclear age, President Barack Obama is visiting that very city where over 140,000 people died. The president will not apologize for the

atomic bomb blast

Hiroshima Hits Home – A Blast From the Past

History is being made in Hiroshima today. Over 70 years after an Atomic blast ushered us into the nuclear age, President Barack Obama is visiting that very city where over 140,000 people died. The president will not apologize for the

vintage suburban man at barbecue steaks

America at Steak

More Sizzle Than Steak Donald Trump can  boast about his juicy steaks all he wants but when it comes to substance and policy…where’s the beef? The Republican front runner is plainly just more sizzle than steak. There’s just too much

vintage suburban man at barbecue steaks

America at Steak

More Sizzle Than Steak Donald Trump can  boast about his juicy steaks all he wants but when it comes to substance and policy…where’s the beef? The Republican front runner is plainly just more sizzle than steak. There’s just too much

Happy 1950s Family Vintage Kodak Camera ad

The Fading Middle Class

America’s middle class is vanishing before our eyes, fading away like a once cherished Kodacolor snapshot. Today the possibility of obtaining the American Dream feels as outmoded as these vintage advertisements from Kodak. The sad fall from grace for American

Happy 1950s Family Vintage Kodak Camera ad

The Fading Middle Class

America’s middle class is vanishing before our eyes, fading away like a once cherished Kodacolor snapshot. Today the possibility of obtaining the American Dream feels as outmoded as these vintage advertisements from Kodak. The sad fall from grace for American

Vintage Housewife holding telephone

The Telephone and the Housewife

It’s a very mobile Christmas. Imagine the old days of being tied to a desktop computer to do shopping. It’s so 2006. As we swipe our ways through the holidays on our smart phones, it’s hard to remember a time

Vintage Housewife holding telephone

The Telephone and the Housewife

It’s a very mobile Christmas. Imagine the old days of being tied to a desktop computer to do shopping. It’s so 2006. As we swipe our ways through the holidays on our smart phones, it’s hard to remember a time

Vintage Illustration Sitting at Paris Cafes

Drawn to Paris

I was a Francophile by the time I was five. Even as a toddler I was drawn to Paris. Literally. From the tender age of three until about seven, I was known as “Pierre the Artist.” More precisely, I insisted

Vintage Illustration Sitting at Paris Cafes

Drawn to Paris

I was a Francophile by the time I was five. Even as a toddler I was drawn to Paris. Literally. From the tender age of three until about seven, I was known as “Pierre the Artist.” More precisely, I insisted