In 1957, Frankie Lymon was one of the most exciting and popular singers in America. He had an angelic voice, good looks, and an unteachable charisma. Backed by his band, “The Teenagers”, his song “Why do fools fall in love” had made him a household name the year before. They were five kids from Washington […]Read More The Black and White T.V. of “The Good Old Days”
Happy birthday to Satchel Paige, born on July 7, 1906 in Mobile, Alabama. He was one of the most dominant and exciting pitchers in baseball history, unfortunately, he did not make his major league debut until the age of 42. For 24 years, Paige dazzled the semi pro leagues, exhibition games, and the Negro leagues. […]Read More Satchel Paige, The Star That Too Few Got To See Shine
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day. We celebrate not only St. Patrick today, but also our many Irish friends and neighbors. Here are some things that many people don’t realize: 1. St. Patrick was born in Great Britain. He was captured and turned into a slave by the Irish. He became a Priest after he escaped. 2. […]Read More St. Patrick’s Day: Know What You are Celebrating
Ryan White should have turned 48 today. He did not. Unfortunately he died in 1990. Even worse, during his short life, he had to live the horrific meanness, lack of compassion, and ignorance of “The Good Old Days.” He was a hemophiliac who had contracted H.I.V. through a blood transfusion. Doctors said he posed no […]Read More Ryan White: The story of a brave young hero, and the question of what you would have done.