Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Then we entered a time in the 1920's and '30's when the styles were distinctive and each company had a "look" that could be recognized as Pontiac, Buick, Ford, Chrysler, Plymouth, Willys, Essex and lots of European models.
Sadly, we are back to cars that can be called "jelly beans" because they all look alike.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
The frowning boy on the front row has a very interesting shirt. And second from right on the front row, a boy appears to be feeling if his new tooth has appeared yet.
You click the photo to enlarge.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
I did not cut the top off of this woman's head. My photo appears to be a copy and someone else
chopped the top.
Too bad, but at least we get to see the gentleman's shoes. I would guess he might be engaged
I have no idea who these people are. It was in my grandmother's photos.
I do think it is a studio portrait from the way they are posed.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The question now is, what do I do with the photos from my parents time? Photos of persons that are completely unknown to me.
L. says, "Throw them away if you don't know them." But to me, they represent someone's history.
One blog I follow has old, historical pictures that he finds in albums in antique shops. Maybe I should send them to him.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
I believe this one is now available to rent for garage sales. I am surprised that these small businesses were able to survive with so many in such a small area. There were doubtless many more in town that I don't know about because they were not near my neighborhood. We still have numerous Quik Shops but the atmosphere is not the same.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
And Smitty's Market was located four blocks south and three blocks east of Bill's at 1218 North Adams
in Hutchinson. This is where our family story happened about milk going from ten cents a quart to eleven cents.
My mom was in a hurry pick up my dad from work. She grabbed a dime so she could also
pick up a quart of milk. When she laid the dime on the counter, the clerk pulled back the milk.
She shopped there a lot and thought he could have trusted for a penny until the next time she came in.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Before the super markets and mega shopping areas came to be, we had small stores all over our little town.
The first little grocery I was aware of was this one. I remember it as Walden's.
It is located across the street south
of Roosevelt Grade School in Hutchinson, KS. We bought penny candy and bubble gum there.
I don't remember buying any drinks. There was plenty of water inside the school at the water fountains. Now, of course, it is remodeled into a home.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Many years ago trades were taught to the residents. We had a cedar chest and a porch swing that were built there. Now part of their time is spent in classes to help educate them. Living with and training dogs is another option. From time to time there are mustangs offered for sale that have been socialized. I'm sure there are many other things that I'm not aware of
When I see this wall, I think of that old song, "If I had the wings of an angel, over these prison walls I would fly."
It is so sad that our society has more people imprisoned per capita than any other country. (That may not be accurate but if it's on the internet, it has to be true!)
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
I found that in the movie, "The Shining," all the interior shots were on a sound stage in Hollywood. The interior is rustic with many wooden carvings.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
And just in:
PORTLAND – Portland was the only U.S. city on a recent list of the world's most liveable cities, as ranked by British magazine Monocle.
Monocle's Quality of Life Survey 2014 ranked 25 cities based on data including crime rates, healthcare, state-funded education, and business climate, along with a “liveability assessment” that considers green space, culture, sunshine, and local businesses, among other factors.
I knew there was a reason I like Portland!