May, 1940: The Lighter Side

Friday, May 3rd, 1940 Tonight I was going to wash my hair before anyone came.  I was just about to dip my head in the water and the doorbell rang.  As a result, Jakey, Billy, Yvette, and I went bowling.  Now I have a new score to brag about – 92.  We bought a bag…

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…

Throw Back Thursday: How it Used to Be and The Stupid Things I Thought

I continue the process of going back through my old posts and I get no farther than the second post I ever released out to the blogosphere, before my mind over loaded with revelries and nostalgia.  I sometimes wish she were still in school, writing papers and sniping about her teachers in her diary.  It’s…

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…

Vote on Your Favorite Vintage Photo

I have been posting these amazing photos from my grandmother’s collection.  I have been transcribing and writing about her diary for over a year but I only found the photos to go with all of those diary passages a couple of weeks ago.  I am obsessed! This will be more fun the more people I…

The Set Up: Vote for your favorite vintage photo

Yay!  Woot Woot!  This is my 300th blog post.  What a journey this has been.  And I’m still in love with it all. I would like all of you to help me with a 300th post celebration.  I need your involvement! Tomorrow’s post will show all of the vintage images I have posted so far…