Do you remember when schools use to have Thanksgiving plays? We had them in Kermit, Texas, where I lived in the 4th and 5th grades. This picture is from the Kermit Memories Facebook page. Isn’t it grand? It was taken around 1974, when a friend a little older than me was in 4th or 5th […]
Get a load of these ugly bridesmaid dresses, would ya? They’re downright amazing, right? Wow! The light blue and avocado green color combination vaguely reminds me of the algae growing in my auntie’s pool. I remember it, terrifying as it was, from my days as a little kid living in Hacienda Heights, a very 1970s […]
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.