Looking Back

Looking Back from New Jersey to Vermont
Looking Back
April 30, 2015

Looking Back from New Jersey to Vermont

Are you thinking that the ski season is ending and you don’t want to leave Vermont? Then don’t, if there is a way around it!

For some people life in Vermont compared to a big city just can’t be overlooked.

Looking back: TV in the ‘50s
Looking Back
April 15, 2015

Looking back: TV in the ‘50s

It’s hard to imagine the days when a TV was not part of a home. But that was the case on our street until the early 50s, when gradually families started to acquire one. Being told by your parents that they had…

Easter time
Looking Back
April 1, 2015

Easter time

With Easter upon us I can’t help but reminisce about how the occasion was celebrated back in my day.

The Easter Bunny certainly had his role just like today but because I grew up in a Catholic family the religious significance of this…

Looking Back: simple Sundays
Column
March 19, 2015

Looking Back: simple Sundays

Back in the ’50s it was easy to tell when it was Sunday. I’m not sure it’s so simple any more! Shopping was not an option, as downtown stores were closed except for small food stores, pharmacies and places that sold newspapers and sundry…

“Number, please:” the telephone
Looking Back
March 4, 2015

“Number, please:” the telephone

Anyone growing up in today’s world would be pretty amazed to learn what a person went through to talk on the telephone back in my youth. I am pretty sure they would not want to take a step back in time for that experience….