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Apples and turtles for Dolly

Getting in right at the last minute for Sew Dolly Clackett, I made a dress this weekend!

Now, I had big plans for the Dolly Clackett sew-along. 825 more words

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1945-1957 - Clarkson’s Golden Years?

This week we have a guest posting from Robert Prazak, who recalls fondly his childhood in Clarkson during the years 1945 – 1957.  So fondly, in fact, that he considers these years to be… 1,124 more words


Writing "career"

“Write something. You’re a writer. That’s what you should be doing with more of your time.” That thought keeps flitting through my mind today off and on, while I’m doing other things that are not writing. 830 more words


The Tragic Irony of the 1950s

Richard Yates has one of his primary characters in Revolutionary Road offer this fantasy view of life:

… I still had this idea that there was a whole world of marvelous golden people somewhere, as far ahead of me as the seniors at Rye when I was in sixth grade; people who knew everything instinctively, who made their lives work out the way they wanted without trying, who never had to make the best of a bad job because it never occurred to them to do anything less that perfectly the first time.

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Back When Preston Royal Village Was "Exotic" and Had Its Very Own Elephant

by Paula Bosse

Dallas had a restaurant like this?! Believe it or not, Safari — a popular steakhouse — was in a shopping area that hadn’t been finished at the time of this photo (probably around 1956). 209 more words

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