Snapshot 08: HoJo NoMo …

I am sometimes more fascinated by the history of chain restaurants in this country than the restaurants themselves. One exception to that is Howard Johnson’s. When I was a kid, the Howard Johnson’s chain was the epitome of high-class dining (maybe because I was a low-class kid). So it was with a certain amount of... Continue Reading →

Snapshot 07B: Old Postcards, Part Two …

Welcome back to Part Two of my look at my collection of old postcards, primarily linen ones. For a complete introduction to this two-part series, please visit my previous Snapshot post by clicking here. Here are ten more classic postcard images, along with some info, including the publisher and excerpts from any pithy and amusing... Continue Reading →

Snapshot 01 …

I was walking over to my local grocery store just now and for some reason it made me think of my neighborhood mom & pop stores when I was a kid. We didn’t call them convenience stores then; that came later with the dawn of chains like 7-11 and AM/PM. They were just little stores... Continue Reading →

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