Monthly Archives: February 2021

Ads From the Past – #5

Men are better than women!  They can’t climb mountains!  So just leave her dangling there.  Better yet, don’t bring her along. Mexicans say “keeds!” and they all wear sombreros and bandoleers.   Women of the future will still be cleaning. … Continue reading

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Ads From the Past – #4

Airlines need women!  But only as stews, ticket agents or receptionists for “a lifetime career of romance, adventure and travel!” Here’s an ad targeting black people – its a “bleaching cream” for “complexion beauty” which won’t “wash off” – Nadinola … Continue reading

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Ads From the Past – #3

This is an ad for slacks.  Do you have any doubt about what the game is? “A woman is ONLY a woman.. not worth a good smoke. You bet your sweet …telex operator. 🙂

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Ads From the Past – #2

A bottle you can open without a knife, a bottle opener or even a husband!  Even a woman can open it!   A woman’s job is pleasing her husband!  Brought to you by the Rice Council of America .

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Ads From The Past – #1

Toritto in 2005 “The term political correctness (adjectivally: politically correct; commonly abbreviated PC) is used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society. Since the late 1980s, the term has come to … Continue reading

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In Memoriam – for Valentine’s Day

Parkland, Florida February 14, 2018 . . Lest we forget .

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On Possibilities – From the Archives For Valentine’s Day

Did your parents meet while marching for peace in San Francisco in that Summer of Love? Or on a freedom ride to Selma sitting there on the bus holding hands thinking “us”? Don’t feel too bad if they first met … Continue reading

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The Ugliest Valentine’s Day Contest – An Annual from the Archives

“You get away cheap on Valentine’s Day!” she would quip with a smile. Carnations were her favorite flower. Not roses. Carnations. Long stem reds and whites wrapped in that paper that goes inside flower boxes with a bow, a card and delivered by the … Continue reading

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Dance – For Valentine’s Day

“Have you ever met someone so charming, so guileless, untouched by convention so unlike the others you thought her perfection?” “No, not I for it is you that she’s watching!” pointing her out, sheath dress in pale yellow laughing, suggesting that I should … Continue reading

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Nostalgia – From the Poetry Archive

Are the roses in bloom in the Bois de Boulogne Wild flowers ablaze in the cool Texas dawn? Do high heels still rule on the Champs-Elysee La moda high style on the Rue de la Paix? Does the temple still stand … Continue reading

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