Does anyone remember Earth Shoes? Somehow these things came up in a conversation the other night. These were the ugliest shoes ever made, and I owned a pair. Introduced in the 1970s, and unlike other shoes, the front of the soles were thick and the heels were thin. “Negative heel technology”, as they were called.Continue reading
Cross-country road trips. Old Hollywood. American icons. Memories from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s make us feel all warm and fuzzy. Take a walk down memory lane (or a drive on a long highway), reminiscing about the American diner, vintage cars, and everything in between.
Every hardcore Stooges fan has gotten into a conversation with someone who claims to be a bigger Stooges fan. Sure they can recite “nyuk, nyuk, nyuk” and “why soitenly”, but when you throw a line at them like “did he say jail? No Yale, I got a brother there, has two heads, they have himContinue reading
Let it Snow! February 2008 marks the 30th anniversary of the Blizzard Of ‘78. Arguably New England’s “Storm of the Century,” the Blizzard of ’78 dumped 30-plus inches of snow on the area, paralyzing Boston and surrounding suburbs for a week. Snow fell for a full 33 hours and, at times, at a rate ofContinue reading
Does anybody remember Doc’s Pizza on Elm (?) Street in Lawrence, MA? It was in the old Italian Neighborhood between Lawrence and Jackson Streets. Man that place was good! When my friends and I were teenagers and got our drivers licenses we would head down to Lawrence from Salem, NH every chance we had. OfContinue reading
I found these old photos my Father took of the Atomic Subs. Atomic Subs was a chain of sandwich shops started in Lawrence, MA in the early ’60s by a entrepreneur named Bill Littlewood. Although this is a New England story it really is a story about the American entrepreneurial spirit. While all of theContinue reading
Before getting into the business of restoring old soda machines, I was in the T-shirt business for many years. A couple of friends and I started printing shirts in 1977 on my best friend’s parents’ porch. Although we would print anything to make a buck we really loved printing shirts of our favorite rock bands.Continue reading
I know this is more of a New England topic but I found these old pictures of “The Center” in Salisbury Beach and could not resist. My Father took these probably in the 1950s. The Center at Salisbury Beach in Salisbury MA was the place to be. Me and my friends spent many a weekend down the beach.Continue reading