Jeanna would have been 54 today. Born in 1967, she died in December from complications of COVID. I met Jeanna during my first days of college when I was just 17-years-old. We both lived on the 5th floor of Hatley Hall at Southern Nazarene University. She was a stunning beauty driving around campus in her […]
When I spotted this photo of a 1970s mom holding a glass of green Kool-Aid I knew I had to buy it! I discovered it on Etsy, one of my favorite online marketplaces. It reminded me of that Kool-Aid slogan, which first appeared in 1979: “Moms depend on Kool-Aid like kids depend on moms.” It […]
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Baby needs to watch out for Sneaky Snake 🍺 🐍 hiding in the sculpted shag. The Subject: “I’m 90 percent sure it was an empty bottle of beer, but I am from Wisconsin so…” 😆 Source: Chris B. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED!
Tom T. Hall, (b. 1936), died tonight. I loved listening to an 8-track of his songs that my older brother Billy (b. 1962) sent me for my 12th or 13th birthday. He was stationed in Okinawa at the time and I had never received a more magnificent gift. It came with an 8-track tape player […]
The Elliotts, 1968 I hope life, treats you kind And I hope that you have all That you ever dreamed of… (Dolly Parton, I Will Always Love You, 1973) The experiences that form my early childhood memories are like a collection of 35mm slides stored in the carousel of my mind. Through the whirring of […]
“We need a place just for us. It would be so secret that we would never tell anyone in the whole world about it.” –From the Bridge to Terabithia, 1977. My cousins are posing with their bicycles in this photo from 1980. The original, which was taken by my father in East Texas, is out […]