by Chloe Koffas, Regular Contributor The smell of warm, hollow pumpkin – the winking candle lighting up the jack-o-lantern’s toothy smile from the inside, the flame bending over from the chilly fall breeze to singe the stringy, squashy edges just a little. Salted pumpkin seeds slow-roasting on a cookie sheet in the harvest gold General […]
A 1975 parade winds through the long avenues of Newburgh, New York. The town is located about 60 miles north of New York City. During the 20th Century it was a popular site for regional firemen’s parades.
The following 8 mm film was shot in 1972, and features a Halloween parade at Lamco International School, Liberia. It’s a short, beautiful film, and I loved seeing all the homemade costumes. Seeing so many in one parade is a real treat because by 1972, Ben Cooper had completely taken over the Halloween market. None […]
Chrysler has teamed up yet again with your favorite monsters from Sesame Street for another video – this time for the spookiest time of year. In this installment, Count von Count has the best trick-or-treat setup on Sesame Street thanks to the Chrysler Pacifica, but counting trick or treaters distracts him from the important task […]
Today, my daughter Bridgy was an altar server for the first time. I posted a picture on Instagram to commemorate the occasion. Church has been a part of my life since before I was born. The older I get, the more I enjoy it, but I still get nostalgic for the past. I miss how […]
The longer I blog about my generation, Generation X, the 13th generation of Americans, and the older I get, the more it feels as if I’m merely compiling a record of demographic nearly forgotten before it could be remembered. Were we – are we – truly a lost generation like the nomads who came before […]
My father lived for roadside attractions along the rural byways of America. He loved to take Sunday afternoon drives and he loved to take long trips across country. Born in 1930, he was a member of the Silent Generation. He grew up during The Great Depression and hated the Interstate Highway system because he believed […]