Baby Boomers

Gunning it! Hot Rods Rule!

In today’s world of airbags, government regulations and technology, driving has seemingly faded into the background, dismissed by the electronic culture of cell phones, social media and the Internet.  However, it wasn’t always this way.  In post-war America of the late 1940’s and 1950’s, it  was the heyday of the automotive culture, the rise of … Continue reading »

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Shopping Can Be Fun!

Well, we finally have it! Our new movie-of-the-month! This month, we’re taking a trip back to 1957 and going to the mall! This time, we’ve found a great movie entitled “Shopping can be Fun.” It’s great look back at the classic post-war American shopping mall.  The Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo CA is a … Continue reading »

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Disney, Steve Martin and a Trip with Scotch Tape!

Hello everyone. I just wanted to temporarily break our World War I series to focus on something a little more lighthearted. Maybe because it’s January in Ohio and the sunshine just isn’t here, or maybe it’s the snow outside today. In any event, let’s visit Disney–and find Steve Martin. What follows is a movie, which … Continue reading »

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Diversion….City, The Road and a Trip.

Hello Dear Readers and Subscribers! As you know we are in the midst of doing a series on the Great Depression: analyzing links, resources, and generally becoming familiar with some aspects of that history that may have been forgotten.  While that is a good thing, it can be a bit of a downer as well. … Continue reading »

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The Death of the Sunday Drive?

Hello Everyone! I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to post up this topic.  The Sunday Drive.  I mean, is that something that’s already history, gone, toast, and I’m just catching up?  Or is it still happening?  The idea of just hopping into the car and driving, with no particular place to go, … Continue reading »

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Pedal To The Metal! Who was Joie Chitwood?

You know, I love to drive! Even with the gas being as expensive as it is, I can’t help but sometimes just grabbing the keys and hitting the road.  Even when I’m not driving, I’m usually reading about it:  Motor Trend, Car & Driver, Jalopnik, etc. So I was pleasantly suprised the other day on … Continue reading »

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Whats Old Is New Again!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I will not be posting new stories until the middle of next week.  The family schedule is just too busy. However, I wanted to leave you with something, so I thought it would be cool to revisit some of my stories from earlier in the year.  … Continue reading »

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Separated At Birth? Archangels and Habus!

I was surfing around the Internet today and came across some interesting stuff on two aircraft that if you didn’t know better, you would think are the same. Ok, so look at this one: (1) Now, check this one out: (2) Yikes! Hard to tell the difference, huh? The top aircraft is the SR-71, while … Continue reading »

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Volleyball, Syncom 3 and the Summer Games!

The year following the assassination of JFK promised to be no quieter nor any less historical in nature. In January 1964, the Beatles released their first album here in America and the famous game show Jeopardy debuted in March of that same year. The storm clouds over Vietnam had started to rumble already and the … Continue reading »

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UFO’s, Magic Bullets, and a Ride Into Space!

Well, it’s another week gone past and doing some research last night, I ran across some of my old posts on blogger than I had forgotten about. I thought you might enjoy looking at these, either for the first time or maybe a quick glimpse again. I’ve got some stuff on: The Kennedy Assassination (1) … Continue reading »

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