Heavy Groping Starlite Drive-in
Nostalgia Senior Stories

Heavy Groping at Starlite Drive-in

Here’s how I remember it… I’d drive to the back of the large field partially filled with scores of other cars. Stars blazed in the black sky overhead Finding just the right spot, well back from the refreshment stand, I’d swing my ’39 Studebaker up onto the mound, secure the speaker in the window, kick…


As Seen on TV: The Early Days of Television

Our generation was privileged to grow up with the most influential, most promising invention since the wheel. We watched its humble beginnings through snow, squiggles, and rolls on tiny monitors that took minutes to warm up, often hours more to “tune.” In those pre-clicker, pre-color days, Dad was in charge of the “rabbit ear” antenna,…

B-17 Flight

A Geezer’s B-17 Flight Into History

Exactly 60 years ago tonight – New Year’s Eve, 1944 – Lt. John McLaughlin was piloting a bomber called Andy’s Dandy’s in a group of 18 four-engine B-17s on a run over Germany. Target: Hamburg. Suddenly the sky went black with German fighters. McLaughlin estimated some 100 Messerschmitt 109s coming fast at 12 o’clock high….

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Senior Nostalgia (Suddenly Senior Memories and Stories)

We’ve got the best collection of senior nostalgia available. Check out some of our memories and stories from Suddenly Senior writers and readers. 50th Reunion Evokes Memories, Melancholy A look back at 1957, our black and white world, our expectations, our ideals, and dreams. And why Lily Tomlin was correct when she said, “I always…

Last Oldsmobile

Last Oldsmobile: Oldest Auto Brand Dies

Many of us lost a dear friend yesterday (April 29, 2004) as the final and last Oldsmobile rolled off the Lansing assembly line. The oldest automotive brand name in US history died at age 106. My grandfather owned our family’s first Olds, a 1941 two-door, two-tone with Hydra-Matic transmission. Grandpa had lost the use of…

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