Tuesday, January 21, 2014

January 19-22 “Lucy has a baby and Dwight D. Eisenhower wins”

I have missed the blog. It is a new year and a new start. I aim to post daily of the past. They will sometimes be simple posts of a few things of interest. There may also be posts in-depth as in the old days. But, this year is about looking at the past and Vintage living in a new light. A way to allow the past to touch our daily lives in a light spirited and happy way.

On 19 January 1953 71% of all Televisions were tuned in to see Lucy give birth. It gives one pause to think how long the TV has been apart of our lives. There are now generations that are passing to which the TV was part of their life, albeit later in their life. But, today, we look around and see most people even those we call ‘old’ having grown up with this media. Here is a great clip from that episode. Classic scripted comedies seem to be sadly a thing of the past.

Dwight D. Eisenhower wins today! He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. Many feel the Eisenhower years were a time when the powers that be and the common man were closer than ever. The middle class will grow this decade and the disparagement between the salary of the head of a corp. and the man on the line was closer than ever. Today, we find this division closer to the Edwardian Age of the late 1890’s-1900s.

Here we can enjoy Eisenhower’s inaugural address in full. I think it is important to hear it if one is an American.


And lets end this little post with a top song from 1953 with the lovely Teresa Brewer. Happy Vintage Living.

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