Category Archives: 1950’s

The Unknown Beckons: Sputnik To Spaced Out Radio And Beyond

I have mentioned, before, how I was impacted by the Soviet launch in October, 1957 of the first artificial Earth satellite. Sputnik. It was not just the idea of this shiny, 23 inch metal sphere whirling around my planet at … Continue reading

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Saga Of A Brassiere

When I graduated from elementary school and entered 7th grade junior high, the primary issue in my life was not changing classrooms and teachers for each subject; homework, which previously had been unknown to any of us; mixing with an … Continue reading

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Of Orchards, Smudge Pots, And Friends

If you lived near fruit groves in California or Florida way back when, you probably remember smudge pots and smudging. I believe the practice fell out of favor in the 1970s, but for any of us who grew up around … Continue reading

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The Christmas Culprit Came Clean

My mother and I were sitting together in her room, talking about Christmases past, and I finally confessed to, and explained our longtime family mystery of misplaced toys. And when I say misplaced, I do not mean lost. I mean … Continue reading

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His Profile Of Courage

“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans-born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, … Continue reading

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A Shovel And Bucket Guide To Survival

I like to read about events in history that occurred on any given day. Today in 1957, the Gaither Report was issued. President Dwight D. Eisenhower had called a special committee to review our nation’s defense readiness. It concluded we … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Boomer Connection!

One year ago today I started writing Boomer Connection. For the longest time my kids pointed out I never spoke about myself, and they really wanted to know what it was like to grow up in the 50’s, and come … Continue reading

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