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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Old School

‘Old School’ column: Chatterboxes

Yes, chatterboxes can be people, but also their phones. In the 1950s, those implements were heavy, black, and immobile – the wallflowers of appliances.

‘Old School’ column: Auld lang ’zine

I’m told these days there are things called e-zines, as in emailed magazines.

‘Old School’ column: A museum tale

I recently had a conversation with Arlingtonian Jan Burns, my friend for 30-plus years.

‘Old School’ column: T.G.I.F.

Aah, fall! My favorite season. The days get cooler after a scorching summer, and I love those beautiful leaf colors: candy-apple red and Lucille Ball orange.

‘Old School’ column: Wedding bliss

If you’ve ever been married or had someone in your immediate family get married, you know the havoc a wedding causes. Our family was no exception.

‘Old School’ column: Down under

Today I took a deep dive, as the current saying goes, into no man’s land: under the guestroom bed.

‘Old School’ column: The write stuff

My sister-in-law and I were talking recently when she mentioned a high-school student who had received a hand-written note from her and said, “I can’t read cursive.”

‘Old School’: September memories

“In the spring, a young man’s fancy turns to love.” I am not a man, certainly not young, and spring was a long time ago.

‘Old School’: Jack of all trades

by CAROL McEWEN, for the Sun Gazette Most of us have fond memories of a favorite pet and the adventures we had with him or her. Mine center on a black-and-white tomcat named Jack. Jack and I met when we were...

‘Old School’: A girl and her money

A money-hungry girl in the 1950s had fewer and less well-paid choices than the boys of the time.
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