A sweet Thanksgiving video from November 26, 1970. I love all the ladies’ dresses. It’s short presentation, originally shot with an 8 mm camera. Don’t miss the last few scenes of a woman extracting a picture from a Polaroid camera. I wonder how long she blew on it and waved it in the air before […]
The following poem was written by David of Letters To George. All Hallows Eve: A Villanelle The wind turns chill and whistles through the night Tricksters in masks scurry everywhere Halloween eve, time for thrills and fright A pirate and a banshee wait for the light A witch casts her spell, they stop to stare […]
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 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 […]
Here are some wonderful 35 mm slide images of President Richard Nixon’s 1971 visit to Walla Walla, Washington. The photos first appeared on Bygone Walla Walla. They were taken by Howard B. Ludwigs. Here is a brief excerpt from the speech he gave that day. “…I would like to tell you a little about what […]