War of the Worlds

Attack of the Martians On October 30, 1938, many citizens of the United States were thrown into a panic by news of an attack by aliens from outer space. CBS was broadcasting an exciting drama based on the H.G. Wells novel, War of the Worlds, published 40 years before. The science fiction classic told of […]

Birthday Reflections

Today is my 90th birthday.  I’m a bit surprised to still be walking and talking.  No one else in my immediate family lived so long. I was born during the first year of Herbert Hoover’s term as President and less than two months before the stock market crash that began the great depression.  Of course, […]

Only Yesterday

It is interesting to reflect on how much the world has changed in the last 175 years. My father was born in 1873, his father in 1841.  Both were born at a time when there were no automobiles, no radios, few or no telephones, very limited medical facilities, etc.  Railroads were new phenomena when my […]