“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.” –Elliott Erwitt, The Joy of Photographing People November 23, 1976 was a Tuesday. Thanksgiving was just two days away, and the kids at an elementary school outside of Boston gathered in the school cafeteria for a paper-plate Thanksgiving […]
Growing up, I loved going to the roller rink. My earliest memories of skating were at a rink with my mom in Southern California. I remember feeling embarrassed that she was skating with me and all my little friends. I also remember that she was a very good roller skater! In 1974, our family moved […]
Do you remember when every school in American had a Thanksgiving play? 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 […]
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 […]
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.