Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Make a Date with a Rocket 8


Coppertone QT Mannequins





But if you applied it too liberally, your skin would turn a most unnatural orange.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Crary Barn in Warren Pennsylvania: I Know Who Lives There

From Historic Buildings in Warren County, Volume 4.

Although I always though the term was carriage house.






Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Elaine (Haglund) Backstrom, Warren High School Class of 1935



Linda: The Most Popular Girl's Name in the Warren Area High School Class of 1968

Lil-Lil, Lil-Lil-Lil, Lil-Lil-Lil-Lil Linda.

Based on the Social Security Administration's list of popular baby names for the year 1950, when the majority of the WAHS class of '68 was born, this fact should come as no surprise.

Linda ranked in the top ten for 26 years -- from 1940 through 1965 -- and was #1 from 1947 to 1952.  (It hasn't been doing so well lately.)


1946


1963


Warren Area High School class of 1968 Linda roll call.
Auditorium entrance.

Linda Barney

Linda Campbell

Linda Cooper

Linda Garner

Linda Knepp

Linda Loomis

Linda Peterson

Linda Russo

Linda Schuler

Linda Kathryn Wilson

Linda Louise Wilson

Grandpa Luthgren in the News (1944)

My maternal grandfather, who was 54 at the time.


Photo included with the article "Springfield Teachers Prepare Booklet for the Next Campaign Against Tuberculosis", in the March 12, 1944, Springfield (Mass.) Sunday Union and Republican.

I found this not-too-badly-yellowed news clipping yesterday evening while looking through some long-neglected envelopes, boxes, and file folders. More than once I silently exclaimed, "So that's where I stashed this!"

Monday, August 8, 2011

Du Mont: Watching Your Life-Size TV in Your Sunday Best (1949)


In late 1949, Carl and Marion Nelson had their first child, whom they named Paul.  They wouldn't buy their first TV until 1955.

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