My latest flea market find is a 1930s Premier Premalite / Bakelite manicure set in orange juice. The swirl of colors in the early plastic is why it’s identified in color as it is. Premalite came after Bakelite, a type of molded plastic that was used to make kitchen items, children’s toys and jewelry. It […]
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.
Happy Fourth of July, America. We had a nice day swimming at my mom’s place. We enjoyed blue Jell-O with whip cream and strawberries. My mom made her awesome pineapple upside down cake, which totally made up for the fact I boiled the hot dogs. I showed those buns who’s boss! Speaking of swimming, here […]
This Thursday, June 15, is the 30th anniversary of the GIF. What do you think, Gen-Xers? Are GIFS here to stay? More importantly, where were you when you first saw the dancing baby and who sent it to you? For those of you who don’t know, GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. It’s a bitmap image […]
Does anybody remember The Easter Bunny is Comin’ to Town? It’s a stop-motion production by Rankin that aired during Easter 1977. It’s very similar to the team’s Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town, which aired in 1970. Both productions feature the voice of the late Fred Astaire as S.D. Kluger, the train engineer/mailman. Plot: Easter […]
There are nearly 1,500 posts on this blog, which can make finding content difficult. To help you, I’ve published all the tags and categories that form the filing system for more than 13 years of blogging (2007-2020). Posts fall into one or two broad CATEGORIES followed by more specific TAGS. There are more than 30 […]
Cat and Jack, Target’s New Kids’ Brand Cat and Jack is a new line of children’s clothing for boys and girls. It’s available exclusively at Target. I discovered it this summer while shopping for school clothes and absolutely fell in love with it! Target launched the new brand, which was created especially for Generation Z, […]