Las Vegas author C.A. Hartnell is full of stories from her childhood, growing up in El Monte, California, about 15 miles outside of Los Angeles. This year she re-released her four-book children’s series containing stories from her childhood; next she plans on writing a “grown-up” book about Las Vegas, what she calls a “cozy
Day 4 of our Route 66 Road Trip finds us in Kingman, Arizona, at Mr. D’s, a super cool, retro diner! I had to take a photo at the entrance of such pink and turquoise cuteness!!! Route 66 has a bounty of really special places like this one! Inside Mr. D’s is a totally traditional
Day 3 on our fabulous Route 66 Road Trip! What a great adventure we’re having! Here I am with my classic car and my book series with the car in them! Here’s my car called Hawk’s Ride right before it’s getting loaded into the trailer for the rest of the Route 66 Road Trip! Drove
Stopped in Victorville, California, for a Route 66 visit! I’m outside the California Route 66 Museum in Old Town Victorville and what a cool place! One whole side of the museum is a giant mural with the Route 66 California cities. Since I grew up in California this was especially cool for me to see!
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 or total paralysis and even death. Until a vaccine was
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 a new series of children's books by CA Hartnell. You
If you were born after the 1950s, you may know little or nothing about the frightening epidemic that was part of just about everyone's lives back then. Polio outbreaks were frequent and not well understood. Although doctors, hospitals and health organizations tried to fight this crippling disease, it continued to spread and affect children throughout
Looking back over the past helps us learn about ourselves and our world, as well as revive thrilling, joyful, terrifying and heartbreaking memories. The decade of the 1950s conjures up images of the advent of rock and roll with Elvis Presley, the frightening polio outbreaks, the ominous Korean War and the fascinating introduction of the