August 15, 2017
The description on YouTube claims that this film was made in 1962; however, according to the fine print in the film itself, it was made in 1957. In any case, if you’re a baby boomer who went grocery shopping with Mom back when you were a young whippersnapper, this will bring back memories. Watch all the way to the end to see how much an average mother paid for a shopping cart full of groceries in 1957 (not for the faint of heart).
August 4, 2017
It’s the birthday of the American musician, band leader, composer, and singer Louis Daniel Armstrong (1901-1971). He was the grandson of slaves and grew up in poverty in New Orleans, being shuttled back and forth between various dysfunctional relatives. He dropped out of school when he was eleven and spent some time in juvenile detention, but through it all, his love for music inspired and sustained him, and ultimately led to his becoming one of the most popular and influential jazz musicians of the twentieth century.