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Gay Bachelor and the Bride

  In honor of LGBT Pride Month, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite stories from the Vault: Next to the waiter passing the champagne, my confirmed bachelor Great Uncle Harry was the most sought after man at a mid-century

Gay Bachelor and the Bride

  In honor of LGBT Pride Month, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite stories from the Vault: Next to the waiter passing the champagne, my confirmed bachelor Great Uncle Harry was the most sought after man at a mid-century

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

Passover Traditions. Hagaddah, Lipton Soup Mix

A Passover Tradition

From the Holiday Archive: Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed

Passover Traditions. Hagaddah, Lipton Soup Mix

A Passover Tradition

From the Holiday Archive: Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed

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

collage Sally Edelstein appropriated images

Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

collage Sally Edelstein appropriated images

Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

Summer of 1960 Beach Club

JFK and the Summer of High Hopes

A Favorite From the Vault The sizzling summer of 1960 was dominated by the equally hot Presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Earlier in the summer Kennedy had boldly beckoned us to hitch our wagon to his

Summer of 1960 Beach Club

JFK and the Summer of High Hopes

A Favorite From the Vault The sizzling summer of 1960 was dominated by the equally hot Presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Earlier in the summer Kennedy had boldly beckoned us to hitch our wagon to his

Vintage Beer Ad Miss Rheingold 1948

Miss Rheingold Contest a N.Y. Summer Staple

  Once upon a time, the selection of the annual “Miss Rheingold” was as highly anticipated in N.Y. as the race for the White House. For some mid-century misses the title of Miss America was the American Dream. But in

Vintage Beer Ad Miss Rheingold 1948

Miss Rheingold Contest a N.Y. Summer Staple

  Once upon a time, the selection of the annual “Miss Rheingold” was as highly anticipated in N.Y. as the race for the White House. For some mid-century misses the title of Miss America was the American Dream. But in

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

Robert Kennedy Campaign For President 1968

Robert Kennedy Through the Eyes of a Teenage Girl

1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. The wave of young idealists propelling Bernie’s campaign feel similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up Americas youth. Including a barely teen age me. I

Robert Kennedy Campaign For President 1968

Robert Kennedy Through the Eyes of a Teenage Girl

1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. The wave of young idealists propelling Bernie’s campaign feel similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up Americas youth. Including a barely teen age me. I

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