Tagged With: American History

“Murder, Inc.” A tale worth exploring….or else!

Everybody loves a good crime story!  I remember that the “True Crime” section of the library where I used to work was always the busiest!  With that in mind, today, I’ll share the tale that’s come to be known as: Murder, Inc. “…What’s the use killing me here? he said softly to Jake….” (1) Known … Continue reading »

Categories: 1920's, 1930's, 1940's, 1950's, American History, Great Depression, Media Personalities, Popular Culture, Retro, vintage, World History | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s a Gas! Got $$$$$$$$$???? Here we go again….

(NOTE: Missed post yesterday…yikes…sorry…will try to do better.) (Note to self: Do not sleep!) On to the article…… I was getting gas yesterday and noticed that once again the price is going up. Now whether this is due to demand or simple speculation is beyond me. All my sources seem to indicate that there is … Continue reading »

Categories: 1970's, American History, Automobile history, Baby Boomers, Equipment, Popular Culture, Retro, vintage | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scandal!!!! Freed, Payola and The End of Innocence?

Hi all, Geez…sorry for the late post today, but life sometimes just doesn’t work the way we want it to.  Thank you for still stopping by the blog, subscribing and reading!  If you like my stuff, feel free to pass it on to someone you know if you have a moment! ————————————— I was listening … Continue reading »

Categories: 1950's, 1960's, American History, Baby Boomers, Media Personalities, Popular Culture, Retro, Rock and Roll, vintage | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Five Decks, Gleaming in the Sun………..the NS Savannah!

I was reading the Reader’s Digest from December 1960 this weekend and ran across the story on the ship the Savannah. So, it’s a ship right? What’s so special about that? (1) Well, you see, the Savannah is a nuclear-powered ship, one of only a few ever brought into existence. Originally plannned and designed in … Continue reading »

Categories: 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, American History, Cold War, Equipment, Popular Culture, Retro, Uncategorized, vintage | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tilt! Pinball, Fonzie and the Windy City…

(1) I was reading the NYTimes this morning and ran across a great article on Pinball. Although not as popular in the age of Xboxes, Wii’s, and PlayStations, pinball is a modern survivor and remains extremely popular when it can be found! With a history dating back to at least medieval times, pinball really “took” … Continue reading »

Categories: 1930's, 1940's, 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, American History, Baby Boomers, Equipment, Military, Popular Culture, Retro, Uncategorized, vintage, World History, World War II | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

One, Two, Three: Is it Technicolor We See?

(1) Although probably known more for his movie star good lucks and charisma, Clark Gable’s Combat America was a remarkable film because of the use of the process known as Technicolor. No longer living in just black and white, the use of color makes radical changes in approaches to this film and film perceptions. Well, … Continue reading »

Categories: 1910+, 1920's, 1930's, 1940's, American History, Equipment, Media Personalities, Military, Popular Culture, Retro, vintage, World History | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Slyder Pilots”, steamed onions and trip through time….

They’ve been nicknamed “sliders”, and probably a dozen more things by college students, regular folks and others. The official term is “slyders”, and by now, you probably know I’m talking about the White Castle food chain. (1) Although seemingly overshadowed by more expansive, and familiar fast food chains, White Castle is one of the first … Continue reading »

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History, Writing, and Me……

Hi all, Since I’ve moved my blog over to my own domain, things are still a little wacky….I appreciate your patience. Moving domains, technically, isn’t too bad, but it’s all the other stuff that goes along with it! I wanted to post out to everyone, new and old, with an introduction to this blog as … Continue reading »

Categories: 1940's, 1950's, 1960's, American History, Library of Congress, Management Notes, vintage | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Teddy Bear?

Hi all! I apologize for the delay in posting today.  I’ve been working on the WordPress upgrade and while I’m still not finished, I thought I should at least post up to tell you what was going on and a sneak peak on the next post. Hint: It involves Teddy Bears and this guy:   … Continue reading »

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Play Ball! Spring Training is just around the corner…are you ready?

(1) It’s been called “the great American pastime, ” and despite the controversy over steroids, performance-enhancing drugs and salaries, baseball is still a glorious game! In fact opening day is almost happening as I write! With that in mind, I thought I would share some resources available to help you get in the mood! So … Continue reading »

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