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The Baby So Cute, You Want To Eat It July 31, 2018

Filed under: 1990s,Culture,Photography,Pics — kerbey @ 6:11 pm
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by James C. Richardson

At first glance, it’s a combination of everything most ladies crave: carbs and infants. The bakers appear tickled by the appearance of this abandoned babe. And in a sense, little Mairi Chisholm was indeed abandoned in Selkirk, Scotland in 1996. But as the National Geographic article noted, it was common for mothers to leave infants unattended as they went off on brief shopping forays, believing them to be free of danger in the small town.

No modern-day American mother should ever do such a thing. I wouldn’t have even left my baby in an infant carrier in ANOTHER room in my own house. Unless he was sleeping in his crib, he was always supervised. Never left outside alone to pick something up and choke. Never left in a pool to drown, nor a hot car to perish as happens every single year. How reprehensible to leave a baby in a car unattended, with or without air conditioning. I would never leave my purse alone in my car to run inside the 7-11, much less a child. And how much more precious is that?

But for little Mairi in small Selkirk, a town with STILL less than 6,000 people, it all worked out. Mommy got her errands done and perhaps a loaf of bread when she was done. But here is my question: what if Mairi cried? Who attended to her? Could anyone available change her diaper? Was a bottle of formula left at her feet? I can’t even imagine.

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Not Quite Muskrat Love

Filed under: 1970s,Celebrities,Music,Nature,Nostalgia,Photography,Vintage — kerbey @ 6:12 am

This happy family is full of love, but they aren’t muskrats. These are.

Chubby little things, aren’t they?

“Muskrat Love” was a love song from the bicentennial year, which peaked at #4 with the Captain & Tennille’s version.  No, it doesn’t make any sense.

muskrat love

You can see below how the silliness seeped forth. Note Tennille’s pageboy bob, popular at the time.

While the song does not deserve a listen, the video is worth it, if not for Toni’s beautiful smile and rich voice–and Daryl’s absolutely wretched keyboard noises. Ultimately, love did not keep them together, and Daryl is no longer doing that to her one more time, but such is life. No?

 

Hot Town, Squalor In The City July 30, 2018

Filed under: 1980s,Culture,History,Nostalgia,Photography,Pics — kerbey @ 10:37 am
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An American Moment by Harris

Waking up in a city that doesn’t sleep and finding they’re at the bottom of the heap, they still manage to find some merriment and hone their cocktail-making skills.

And the spray of a nearby fire hydrant couldn’t hurt…

 

 

Things That Don’t Pair Well With Wine: That Outfit July 29, 2018

Filed under: 1980s,Beauty,Fashion,Funny,History,Humor,Nostalgia,Photography,Pics,Style — kerbey @ 6:11 am

Long Island winery from “An American Moment” by Harris

Why am I so salty on the sabbath? Is it the 100+ heat with no chance of a cloud until mid-October? Perhaps I just can’t process why this vintner chose to put that ensemble together.

“Okay, Carol, focus, focus! The magazine is coming today, and they’re going to take some pictures, so I’ll just build my outfit, starting with shoes. These sandals are so smart! What goes with this coral shade? Ah, yes, my old artist’s smock–the one with sleeves that go past my weenus. What’s next? The plaid navy skirt that makes me look bulky despite my thin frame. Marvelous. Done.”

To be fair, salmon and navy are on trend this season. Just not in the same proportion.

In fact, my last dress purchased was a navy/salmon print. That salmon is so current. Or is it against current? 😉

Who knew you could even get SHOES in said colors?

Just perfect for the petite jogging woman who needs to add three inches of height as she pounds pavement!

 

Before Summers Were 110 Degrees July 28, 2018

Filed under: 1980s,Beauty,Fashion,Fun,History,Nostalgia,Photography,Pics,Style — kerbey @ 2:33 pm

An American Moment by Harris

Those of you alive during the summers of the 1980s might recall how high-cut swimsuits were, with fabric barely meeting at the hipbone. These two young ladies seem to be enjoying the golden hour of a Rhode Island summer’s eve. Props for the two-tier gold necklace. Did she wear that into the water?

Misquamicut Beach

 

Steven Spielberg Needs A Stylist July 27, 2018

Filed under: 1980s,Celebrities,Fashion,Funny,History,Nostalgia,Photography,Pics,Style — kerbey @ 10:07 am

thisisnotporn.net

Seated are Steven Spielberg and the young Christian Bale on the set of 1987’s Empire of the Sun.

What do you think? I prefer his Magnum P.I. look on an Indiana Jones set with buddy, George Lucas.

 

When Helen Was A Popular Name July 25, 2018

In days of yore, both high school and university yearbooks included many pages of the campus’s most attractive dames. The 1933 Austin High School Comet was no exception. Let’s start with the freshman.

How equestrian! How polished! How elegant!

Now on to the sophomores.

Check out the razzle-dazzle art deco framing their pics. I guess most high school girls owned riding crops. Now we see the juniors, both named Helen.

And there are no 12A or B favorites, oddly. Just Essie Mae Wentworth, Queen of the Spring Festival.

 

 
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