Thursday, August 15, 2019

Rule the School

With school back in session, it's a good time to review some common sense rules you can apply in your daily life, even if you're not in school.  This ruler lays down the rules.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Back to School

It's back to school time once again. These days, kids go packed off literally packed.  Even the youngest carry book bags nearly as big as themselves.

When I was a kid, I was lucky to start off with a box of Crayolas (the 16-pack, not even the 48 or heaven forbid the 64) and a pencil.  If you were really fortunate (and I never was), you got to start off with one of these.


Friday, August 9, 2019

What was on TV August 7th through 13th, 1982

Picking up the week after our last TV Guide post is this week in 1982's TV Guide featuring Carroll O'Connor and Denise Miller.

With the success of the ABC's recent "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family", the network has just announced two more specials.  Hopefully the network won't decide to do "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's Archie Bunker's Place".

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

How Nancy Drew Me In

Never let it be said this isn't an EOB (Equal Opportunity Blog).  I previously blogged about The Hardy Boys after picking up a few of their adventures a while back. Now it's time to give their female counterpart her day.

I found these Nancy Drew Mystery Stories at a garage sale a few weeks ago.  I'm not sure which of these covers is "off-model", but Nancy looks different in every one, even with different colored hair. Will the real Nancy Drew please stand up?

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

What was on TV July 31st through August 6th, 1982

It's been a while since I've done a TV Guide post and I apologize in advance because this one is a little hum drum.  I guess Summer programming had little to offer but repeats.  The networks were gearing up for the new season premieres and couldn't be bothered with old programming.  But there is an interesting article at the end on the coming of the "Information Age" that is pretty prophetic, though they "missed it by that much".

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Prehistoric Road Trip

These slides were among a lot I picked up last year. They bring to mind the road trips of yesteryear when those odd roadside attractions could stop you in your tracks on your way to your destination -- and you didn't mind.

I'm not sure where this is, but it reminds me of Dinosaur Gardens in Michigan.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Houston, the Paper has Landed

Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and moonwalk.  I thought I'd celebrate it with a couple copies of newspapers I've picked up from garage and estate sales over the years.  At one time I had quite a few copies of the papers from the week of the moon launch to landing, but I've cleaned them out over the years.  Below are the St. Louis Globe-Democrat's and St. Louis Post-Dispatch's take on the event along with some vintage ads celebrating the landing.

St. Louis Globe-Democrat July 21st, 1969 edition  

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