Thursday, March 29, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
This photo from World War II shows women (all wearing dresses!) at a meat counter. The sign on the meat case in the foreground says: "Save waste fats for explosives." Meat along with sugar, butter, and other staples were rationed during wartime and NOTHING was thrown away.
World War II was a time when Americans banded together saving anything for use in the war effort. It was also the time when women stepped up to the challenge and worked in war plants by night while running a household during the day often with precious little sleep.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Sunday, March 04, 2012
The days at the Independent were fun as they let me do my own thing which included a variety of subjects with as little about politics as possible. During that time I did a couple of concert reviews in Laughlin, Nevada (ZZ Top, Crosby, Stills, and Nash) and covered the McDowell Mountain Music Festival. That and the other subjects that you see listed in the title of this blog are and were my main items of interest. I think we have so many political so called “experts” now that you don’t need to be reading another amateur’s opinion on that subject.
Plugged-in Scottsdale was fun for the 5+ years it lasted but it was doomed when the comments on the blogs became too nasty for the Republic to bear. An attempt to solve that problem by accepting only Facebook comments was a failure. Hence, the Plugged-in blogs will now join the long list of historical footnotes.
As far as what I am about, you can get a good idea about me from my short bio in the right column of this blog. To that information I would add that my career was in sales to the grocery and drug store trade. I spent my career working in the mid-west and living in Johnson County, Kansas which was basically a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. I have no children and my wife spent her career as an elementary school teacher. At this time we have been married 44 years so we get along fine.
This blog has gained something of a following over the years as I have received hits from many countries besides the U.S. Since I have several topics listed in my title, I think a lot of those hits are people generally researching some of the subjects I have written about. If I had to guess I would say that the two blogs visited the most are “Kids growing up too fast” from November, 2008 and “Dancing with Fred and Ginger” from August, 2011. Those are two different subjects for sure but they are consistently numbers one and two in popularity. It’s not that they get a lot of comments, but the hits are numerous.
That is pretty much the case with all these blogs over the last seven years. I average over 100 hits a week on them with few comments. Now that Plugged-in is gone, I should have more local interest and the comment totals should increase to at least close to the 30-40 per week I received at Plugged-in Scottsdale.
Thanks for stopping by and if there is any subject you would like to see discussed, let me know. I also can add photos if you think you have something you would like published. Remember, all comments will receive a reply and if you like what you see here, tell your friends.