Posts Tagged: World War II

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GI Joe To Joe College

Once upon a time colleges and home ownership were a privilege reserved for the rich. As the cost of 4 years of college education escalates between $100,00 and $200,000 we  may end up replicating  those pre- WWII times. It was

vintage illustration WWII vets college

GI Joe To Joe College

Once upon a time colleges and home ownership were a privilege reserved for the rich. As the cost of 4 years of college education escalates between $100,00 and $200,000 we  may end up replicating  those pre- WWII times. It was

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A Winter War Time Romance

The winter of 1944 was a blustery one. ..but it would soon turn torrid. Christmas break, my 18-year-old college freshman mother Betty hopped on a Pullman, joining her family for a well needed vacation in balmy Miami Beach. The glow

vintage illustration 1944 girl and soldier embracing

A Winter War Time Romance

The winter of 1944 was a blustery one. ..but it would soon turn torrid. Christmas break, my 18-year-old college freshman mother Betty hopped on a Pullman, joining her family for a well needed vacation in balmy Miami Beach. The glow

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Retro Tech- Men Who Plan Beyond Tomorrow

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2013 getting under way this week, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post war

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Retro Tech- Men Who Plan Beyond Tomorrow

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2013 getting under way this week, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post war

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I’ll Be Home For Christmas

For most American servicemen and women serving in the military overseas their holiday wish is simple: to be home for Christmas. Soldiers sacrifice much for the sake of others, not the least of which is being able to spend the 

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I’ll Be Home For Christmas

For most American servicemen and women serving in the military overseas their holiday wish is simple: to be home for Christmas. Soldiers sacrifice much for the sake of others, not the least of which is being able to spend the 

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Remembering 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

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Remembering 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

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Victory Homes for the Vet

Unlike today’s troubled vets who return home to an American Dream itself suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, WWII soldiers came back to a robust America, the American Dream gift wrapped just for them and tied with a red, white,

WWII soldier home

Victory Homes for the Vet

Unlike today’s troubled vets who return home to an American Dream itself suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, WWII soldiers came back to a robust America, the American Dream gift wrapped just for them and tied with a red, white,

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How Detroit Won WWII

Think what Detroit meant in 1945 and what it represents today. Once the very symbol of American prosperity and the American Dream, Detroit has run out of gas. For decades the Motor City was the greatest manufacturing city in the

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How Detroit Won WWII

Think what Detroit meant in 1945 and what it represents today. Once the very symbol of American prosperity and the American Dream, Detroit has run out of gas. For decades the Motor City was the greatest manufacturing city in the

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Rosie The Riveter’s Swimsuit Romance

It was a sweltering summer in 1943 and along with most war-weary Americans, Rosie the Riveter needed a day off. In the heat and stickiness of summer everybody was tired, dog tired, completely fed up with neckties, girdles, time clocks,

vintage illustration jantzen swim suit wwii

Rosie The Riveter’s Swimsuit Romance

It was a sweltering summer in 1943 and along with most war-weary Americans, Rosie the Riveter needed a day off. In the heat and stickiness of summer everybody was tired, dog tired, completely fed up with neckties, girdles, time clocks,

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On the Front Lines with Coca Cola Pt II

During WWII the boys overseas were fighting for Mom, apple pie and a frosty bottle of Coke. Coca Cola, as much a part of the American Dream as a white picket fence and a home run, has long symbolized the

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On the Front Lines with Coca Cola Pt II

During WWII the boys overseas were fighting for Mom, apple pie and a frosty bottle of Coke. Coca Cola, as much a part of the American Dream as a white picket fence and a home run, has long symbolized the

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Shell Shock & Awe-Ten Years Later

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the US led invasion of Iraq a, war that lasted far longer than the cakewalk it was projected to be. So far about 4,480 US troops have been killed . 32,000 Americans wounded

art work collage sally edelstein

Shell Shock & Awe-Ten Years Later

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the US led invasion of Iraq a, war that lasted far longer than the cakewalk it was projected to be. So far about 4,480 US troops have been killed . 32,000 Americans wounded