I have a real thing for the 1950s. I lived through this golden era and remember the poodle skirts, tail fin American cars…and Elvis. Especially Elvis. It's my love of everything about the decade that motivated me to write The 1950s Adventures of Pete and
In the 1950s, two words could strike terror into the hearts and minds of parents and kids alike: polio season. Polio, short for poliomyelitis, was an infectious viral disease. The virus could settle in the brains or spinal cords of victims and bring on partial
In 1959, phone booth cramming became a thing. It hit America after 25 South African students managed to stuff themselves into one earlier in the year. Today's college students would be mystified. Not just at the idea of trying to squeeze a couple of dozen
Springtime in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is so lovely! A year ago, in the Spring of 2018 on a visit to Coeur d’Alene, I discovered this gorgeous garden in one of the city’s cute neighborhoods. If you’ve never visited this special city find time to go
There's nothing better than being a grandparent -- most of the time. However, birthdays and holidays can be challenging times when it comes to shopping for them. If you don't live with your grandkids or see them on a regular basis, it's hard to know
Every decade has its good times and bad, but if you grew up in the 1950s, you might argue that those were the best of days. If you're looking for a way to pass along your 1950s memories to the future generations, consider checking out
Hawk’s Ride is a 1937 Ford Slantback with original steel frame and body. It has a 3″ chopped top. The engine is a 350 GM crate motor with a Turbo 350 Transmission, a 10 bolt GM Rear with air ride and a Holly 650 Carburetor. Chicago girl gone West on Route 66!