Vintage New Year’s Radio Shows
During this festive time of year, I enjoy listening to holiday episodes of some of my favorite old-time radio shows, particularly the comedies. It's fun to imagine how Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's might have been celebrated 50 or 75 years ago in America.
A Visit with Lum and Abner
Our latest adventure was a weekend trip to Mena, Arkansas, for the Lum & Abner Art and Music Festival, with a side trip to Pine Ridge to visit the Jot 'Em Down Store.
We'll be celebrating Christmas in Arkansas this year, in the house my grandparents were in the process of building 50 years ago. Christmas that year was one of best ones I remember. I was 6 years old.
Big Adventure: Day 21
In which we continue to meander along Historic Route 66 in central Illinois with much quirkiness...
Big Adventure: Day 20
In which we dawdle along America's Main Street...
Big Adventure: Day 18
This was Lyle's favorite day of the trip so far. He has been looking forward to going to the RV Hall of Fame Museum in Elkhart, Indiana for a long time.
Cold Brew in a Mason Jar
When I was growing up much of our food came out of Mason jars. I don't do much canning these days, but I've been whipping up a quart of cold brew coffee concentrate in a Mason jar about every other day this summer. It is SO easy and SO yummy and WAY cheaper than a coffee shop.
Home Remedies I Remember
When I was growing up we didn’t go to the doctor much. We didn’t have health insurance, nor much money, so my parents and grandparents usually tried to treat minor illnesses and injuries with home remedies first. Sometimes they worked. Sometimes they didn’t. My family was into healthy food and holistic treatments way before it was trendy. We ate lots…
An Ozark Farm
In the very early years of my life, before I can remember, my Granddaddy traded 10 head of cattle and $1000 for 12 acres of land. (That left him with 3 head of cattle, 2 horses, and probably $0.) This wonderful real estate bargain was on a dirt road 6 miles from the nearest highway. It was on a mountainside…
Vintage Christmas Radio Shows
Here are some Christmas episodes of some of my favorite old time radio shows available for free download: