Retro Wednesday: The Great New England Airshow

A rumble, kind of a cracking rumble.  A kind of cracking, tearing, rumble.  And then it is out from behind the clouds, overhead, and then gone. Fighter planes and stunt men, and much, much more, put on quite a quite a show at Westover Airforce Base this weekend.  What could be better than standing on…

Retro Wednesday Preview!: The Great New England Airshow

Fighter planes and stunt men, and much, much more, put on quite a quite a show at Westover Airforce Base this weekend.  What could be better than standing on the hot tarmac watching these enormous metal birds tear through the sky, twist at high speeds, make a roar that sounds like the sky ripping open,…

Retro Wednesday: The Springfield Airport

Leave our home and head to the top of Bonneville.  Take a left and go down Fairview which shifts onto Abbey Memorial.  Pass the cemetery and Szot Park and come to the lights.  Take a right then a quick left, unless you want some Papa John’s.  You are in what my husband and I and…

Retro Wednesday: Trolleys Part Two

Read part one here:  Retro Wednesday: Trolleys Part One There were the times she had to wait for the trolley (and faced repercussions,) Friday, January 22nd, 1937 We lost our game with the Juniors 30 to 28 but it was a pretty good game.  After school we had a practice then I bought a tan sport…

Retro Wednesday: Trolleys Part One

This is where something historical, the trolley system, meets something more.  Something intimate.  I read some research and I can tell you when the trolley system was put into place and when it was dismantled.  Who funded them, who approved and disapproved of them, I can tell you this history of these machines even in…