Face Book

Smile for the camera! Say Cheese! Let’s take a selfie. These are all relatively new ideas. It is said that the Brownie camera, which debuted in 1900, brought photography to the masses. No more shuffling off to a studio or having a roving photographer show up. Cameras...

Deep Purple

MILTON BERLE AS “Louie THE Lilac” Spring has fully sprung when the lovely fragrant lilacs are in bloom. Now that lilacs are in bloom She has a bowl of lilacs in her room And twists one in her fingers while she talks. —T.S. Eliot, Portrait of a Lady While...

Strings Attached

Since Mother’s Day is a breath away we thought we’d use this blog to honor our Moms and an article of clothing about which many wax poetic. The apron. While we don’t suggest that you give your Mom one for a present on Sunday, we are sure that many family memories of...

Health Benefits

As April begins to fade into May, we figured we’d squeak in one last “month.”  April is National Poetry Month!  No, we don’t know on whose authority – just go with it.  Perhaps next year we should ask for submissions from our readership – what could...

Debunking the Hamptons

In the last few days we’ve seen a few references to people asking about seeing lots of fish close to shore. It seemed the proper time to share this historical nugget from local Historian Gary Cobb. Thanks Gary! A little history for y’all that live on the...

Hello World!

No one will be surprised to discover that slanguage has come and gone throughout the decades. Browsing our favorite historic newspaper site we stumbled upon this little newsbit which referenced, “everyone’s favorite Hello Girl.” Hmmm, a Hello Girl? We were not quite...