Category Archives: History

Work With Me, Annie

Thanks to Brother Dave for reminding me of this classic song that arguably started the R&B revolution. How could I forget? You never heard of “Work With Me, Annie?” I’m not surprised. It was considered too risqué at the time … Continue reading

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Good-Googa-Mama

This is not a test; it is a real question brought on by my failing memory. Who used the catch-phrase, “Good-Googa-Mama? (emphasis on “Good,” followed by a slight pause)” I’m thinking it was one of the black disk jockeys, broadcasting … Continue reading

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Racial Depictions

My father loved Florida and drove us all down once a year throughout my adolescent years.  A landmark was South of the Border, then just a restaurant and a gift shop full of kitsch toilet humor that appealed to children … Continue reading

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Scrub Your Teeth!

My grandmother always told my sister and I  to “scrub our teeth,” rather than the more common “brush our teeth.” I always liked the word, “scrub” in place of “brush” in this context. Not only is it more descriptive, it … Continue reading

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Baggy Pants

All of my pants up to about eighth grade had baggy knees, especially my Sunday-best wool dress pants, although the bags were several inches below where my knee would have been. A sharp crease looked good, but was gone about … Continue reading

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Jeopardy!

My wife has become a big fan of Jeopardy! and watches it whenever she can. My father also became a big fan as he aged. In his retirement home, everyone disappeared into their apartments when Jeopardy! came on. Here at … Continue reading

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Snail Mail

Classmate Nancy L. Musser has a treasure-trove of high school memorabilia that she has sent to me over the years by “snail mail.”  Most of it I have published here, and each time, I thanked her via email. Now, I … Continue reading

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