Author Archives: Kevin

Clean Songs

Don’t worry, this isn’t  a diatribe about the lyrics in contemporary music. The title is in reference to 45 rpm records that were a free give-a-way in laundry detergent. I don’t remember what brand of soap it was but some … Continue reading

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There are actually five seasons

    When I was growing up I enjoyed the changing of the seasons, but the one season that I looked forward to the most was the new television season. I don’t think I ever anticipated any piece of mail … Continue reading

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▶ Leslie Caron And Mel Ferrer – Hi Lili, Hi Lo – YouTube

The clip below is from the 1953 movie “Lili” starring Leslie Caron. It is a film I remember not so much for its content as for its context in my life. I tend to associate many of the key moments … Continue reading

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Summertime Blues

I never really cared for the month of August. Even though it was just as long as July and very much the Summer season, I couldn’t help but feel that Summer vacation was about to end. Where July presented all … Continue reading

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Say it ain’t so, Joe!

    I just read that Topps will  no longer include Bazooka Joe comics with its iconic bubble gum candy. At Blast From The Past we sold our last piece of individual Bazooka gum with the comics last week. I … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

I don’t have a particular anecdote for this occasion, just one small remembrance. There is a picture my grandfather took which shows my dad holding myself and my older brother in his arms. We must have been no more than … Continue reading

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We’ve got trouble right here in River City!

  The above picture is of a new version of a game from the 70’s called Skittle Pool which was the companion to the Skittle Bowl game. Basically they were miniature versions of two of America’s favorite pastimes, bowling and pool. … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

Since this blog is devoted primarily to my childhood, it only makes sense that I should recognize Mother’s Day. After all, you can’t have a childhood without a mom. Now, I have mentioned my mother in this blog before, so … Continue reading

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The Beatles Cartoon

Believe it or not, my first exposure to The Beatles was from the cartoon series. They were the biggest musical act in the world and I would not have known they existed if it weren’t for television. The only time … Continue reading

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Abracadabra – Home. The first magician I remember seeing on television was Mark Wilson. I remember he had a syndicated  show that I  watched every Sunday morning for a couple of years. A few years later, the big star in … Continue reading

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