Woodstock Weekend Clueless Sixties
Nostalgia Senior Stories

Woodstock Weekend: Clueless Sixties

In 1969, three hundred thousand people went to Woodstock. However, by 2017 seven million people remember being at Woodstock. The memories of baby boomers have transformed the sixties into this magical, mythical landscape where everyone was a hippie, everyone was a draft resister, everyone was a veteran, and everyone was at the forefront of sex,…

Sears Homes
Nostalgia Senior Stories

Sears Catalogs: Passing of an Era

There was a time in this country when a catalog helped bind the country together but like many of the hallmarks of our development, that time has been flushed down the toilet. Sears, Roebuck & Co. is fast becoming history. There was a period in the 20th Century when it produced a catalog that helped breach…

Jethro Mandolin
Nostalgia

Kenneth Burns: The Mandolin Giant They Called Jethro

Unless you are of “a certain age,” you’ve probably never heard of the guy modern mandolin masters call a genius. Sam Bush and David Grisman will tell you he was the greatest jazz mandolinist. Along with the father of bluegrass music Bill Monroe, Jethro was the greatest mandolinist of any genre — ever. Even if you…

Nostalgia

Listening to Fibber McGee and Molly

Memories. So many people have wonderful memories of sitting around (yes, and even looking at) the family radio. They were listening to programs such as The Shadow, One Man’s Family, Amos and Andy, Lum and Abner, Our Miss Brooks, Lux Radio Theatre and so many more. You can listen today! Radio fans would be surprised…

Nostalgia

Famous Flatfoot Dick Tracy Could Teach Today’s Gumshoes a Thing or Two

When I was a youngster, the first letter I ever wrote that didn’t thank a relative for a Christmas/Birthday present (my B’day is two days after Christmas) begged Bulldog Drummond to please move his radio show back to 7:30 p.m. A schedule change had put him on the air after my bedtime. Captain Drummond, as…

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