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Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX.

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Paul Revere House

My Dearest Abigail,

By now you have word of the Battle Of Logan Airport. Truthfully told, it was more of a skirmish. We picked the redcoats off one by one as they eme
7/9/2019 3:47:56 PM
Another Nostalgia Section Update!
Post Cards from Maryland and the Washington, D. C. area.


We lived there for a bit when I was younger. I'm glad we had the opportunity to visit Washington.

You'll find links to
2/22/2019 3:20:47 PM
New Stuff in Nostalgia!


These items are from a cache of greeting cards that my Grandmother exchanged with friends around 190
2/21/2019 4:31:20 PM
New in Nostalgia
I'm going through old family files and the like for a few weeks. Today I ran across a couple of postcards of Downtown Dallas featuring Reunion Tower:

ReunionTower001.jpg

10/4/2018 11:11:58 AM
Updated Nostalgia Section
I've been hard at work on some web site updates. The first major update is in the Nostalgia section. From here on out I'll try to post updates to the journal so they make the feed.

Here we have downtown Arlington, Texas, circa 1961. 

12/7/2017 6:21:47 PM
The Typewriting Maid

Bosses have gone after secretaries since the first girl took cave painting dictation back in the Stone Age. 

The postmark on this card is from 1908. 
6/9/2011 4:49:37 PM
Appetizers in orbit!


When the olives are in perfect alignment with cross-sections of clogged arteries, the deviled eggs shall lay down their vegetable spears and all shall revolve the tomato dip in perfect harmony.

7/22/2008 11:03:38 AM
Introducing a new Disturbing Food Mascot!


Meet the NuTone "In-Built." This leggy kitchen vixen promised to save housewives hours of drudgery. Who needs a wife when you have one of these?

(More pictures at the link.)

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7/21/2008 4:03:57 PM
Le Car Hot, Le 50 Years Too Soon


How do you pitch a 40 MPG car to a country where land yachts and tail fins are in style?

Use breezy typography and an appeal to folks on a tight budget.

7/21/2008 1:02:18 PM
Is that a rocket....
...or are you just happy to see me?



Who said we were repressed in the  1950's? Just look at this ad for slacks from 1959. Space Age styling, and extra rockets in case men just didn't get the idea that a guy with his tie tuc

7/20/2008 5:19:47 PM
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Paul Revere House
7/9/2019 3:47:56 PM

Another Nostalgia Section Update!
2/22/2019 3:20:47 PM

New Stuff in Nostalgia!
2/21/2019 4:31:20 PM

New in Nostalgia
10/4/2018 11:11:58 AM

Updated Nostalgia Section
12/7/2017 6:21:47 PM

The Typewriting Maid
6/9/2011 4:49:37 PM

Appetizers in orbit!
7/22/2008 11:03:38 AM

Introducing a new Disturbing Food Mascot!
7/21/2008 4:03:57 PM

Le Car Hot, Le 50 Years Too Soon
7/21/2008 1:02:18 PM

Is that a rocket....
7/20/2008 5:19:47 PM

It's hot . Have a beer - the healthful refresher!
7/9/2008 4:23:42 PM

Check out this old magazine cover
7/9/2008 4:20:46 PM

Learn the ways of the frozen foods...
6/21/2008 9:15:10 PM

This is the Last Time We Let Uncle Bob Plan Little Billy's Party
4/29/2008 1:51:03 PM

How 'bout a recipe book cover?
11/20/2007 11:45:18 PM

This is why I'm a packrat
10/18/2007 1:22:01 PM

I believe they used to make cookies
8/27/2007 9:21:09 AM

Uh...
8/25/2007 3:44:37 PM

Got that scanner hummin'!
5/15/2007 6:33:25 PM

An interesting find.
5/14/2007 4:18:00 PM

It's interactivity time!
4/19/2007 9:19:09 PM

You asked for it...
12/21/2006 7:47:47 PM

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