Vintage Allies

Thursday
Jul 30th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home The Decades

The Decades

1960s

Chappaquiddick, Senator Ted Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopechne

Chappaquiddick, Senator Ted Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopechne

Pictured above: FBI Records: The Vault/Mary Jo Kopechne (Chappaquiddick) Part 1 of 2

VAV!/July 19, 2015

On the evening of July 19, 1969 sometime about 11:15, ending a day of sailing, drinking and merry making, 38 year old Sen. Edward Moore Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) of Massachusetts and a family member of one of the most famous names in America, drove his black Oldsmobile sedan off a narrow wooden bridge into Poucho Pond, of Chappaquiddick Island on Martha's Vineyard, consequently trapping and drowning his passenger, 28 year old Mary Jo Kopechne (July 26, 1940 – July 18, 1969) in a mere seven dark feet of water.   

Kennedy, eventually told the state officials he was traveling at 20 miles an hour, and had lost his way...

At 8:20 am, two individuals fishing from the bridge, noticed the rear wheels of the car involved in the tragedy. Edgartown Police Chief Dominick J. Arena was contacted.

Pictured above:  Mary Jo Kopechne

Kopechne, who worked on the late Robert Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign, was one of six "boiler room girls" along with Esther Newberg, 26, Nance Lyons, 26, Maryellen Lyons, 27, Susan Tannenbaum, 24, and Rosemary Keough, 23,  attending the weekend party with Kennedy.  Other married men (with the exception of one) were also in attendance at the party.

Kennedy, a second-term senator , left the scene of the accident and did not report the event for nearly 10 hours, ultimately stating that he "panicked." Some sources believe that Kennedy was 'sobering up' and preparing an alibi for his actions. 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 22 July 2015 05:45 )

Read more...
 
Victorian

Victor® Mouse Trap - Leader In Rodent Control

Victor® Mouse Trap - Leader In Rodent Control

VAV!/May 30, 2015

Victor® revolutionized the rodent control market 100 years ago with the invention of the spring-based Victor® Mouse Trap.

In 1890, when the Tariff Act of ...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 July 2015 05:48 )

Read more...
1940s

The Plastic Pink Flamingo Abides

The Plastic Pink Flamingo Abides

Pictured above:  The Plastic Pink Flamingo abides/Contributed by Starlight Reporter

VAV!/June 23, 2015

The iconic Plastic Pink Flamingo lawn ornament was launched duri...

Read more...
1940s

Victory Mail

Victory Mail

Pictured above: A sergeant compares two rolls of microfilm, together containing 3200 letters, to an equal number of traditional missives. National Archives (111-SC-142-17...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 June 2015 05:05 )

Read more...
1930s

Triple Crown

Triple Crown

Pictured above: 1937 Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky/ Caufield & Shook , copyright claimant/Caufield & Shook , photographer/Date Created/Published...

Last Updated ( Monday, 08 June 2015 08:32 )

Read more...
1930s

Diner Slang

Diner Slang

 

VAV!/June 9, 2015

Open all day, all night, and 'round the clock...the all American Diner

Back in 'the day,' the 1930 s, 1940 s and 1950 s,  brusque short-order cooks a...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 July 2015 05:40 )

Read more...
1940s

Diner Slang

Diner Slang

 

VAV!/June 9, 2015

Open all day, all night, and 'round the clock...the all American Diner

Back in 'the day,' the 1930 s, 1940 s and 1950 s,  brusque short-order cooks a...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 July 2015 11:33 )

Read more...
1950s

Diner Slang

Diner Slang

 

VAV!/June 9, 2015

Open all day, all night, and 'round the clock...the all American Diner

Back in 'the day,' the 1930 s, 1940 s and 1950 s,  brusque short-order cooks a...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 July 2015 11:33 )

Read more...
1920s

The History of French's® Mustard

The History of French's® Mustard

VAV!/March 24, 2013

In 1904, Francis French set out on a noble course to find a better mustard worthy of Americans. "I want a new kind of pure, prepared mustard ," Fren...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 20 June 2015 07:34 )

Read more...
1950s

International House of Pancakes (IHOP®)

International House of Pancakes (IHOP®)

Pictured above:  International ouse of Pancakes/Contributed by Screen Grab©

VAV!/October 29, 2014

Way back in 1958 when there were only three major television stations...

Last Updated ( Monday, 08 June 2015 05:38 )

Read more...
Victorian

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Pictured above: Photograph of Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly"/ Wilbur H. Siebert Collection/Ohio Historical Cent...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 07 June 2015 05:11 )

Read more...
  • «
  •  Start 
  •  Prev 
  •  1 
  •  2 
  •  3 
  •  4 
  •  5 
  •  6 
  •  7 
  •  8 
  •  9 
  •  10 
  •  Next 
  •  End 
  • »
Page 1 of 75

 

 

Like us on Facebook!

Stock Trader Scroller

Powered by Stock Market News and Money Transfer

 

BACON AND AVOCADO PASTA SALAD RECIPE

  VAV!/July 26, 2015/Contributed by Bobby of the Blog Chef During the summer a good macaroni salad recipe is the perfect side dish to serve with almost any type of dinner. This bacon and avocado pasta salad has a little different flavor than you would find in the average pasta salad. It gets most of this flavor because of the dressing. The dressing combines ingredients such as mayonnaise, thyme, lemon zest and lemon juice to create a rather unique flavor. This recipe does require a little bit of prep work but it is very easy to prepare. You can serve this as a side dish with grilled chicken or steak or even serve it as the main course. Enjoy. Adapted from damn delicious. 1/3 cup olive oil Cooking Instructions:Step 1: To prepare the dressing- in a food processor combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and thyme. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Turn the blender on and add the olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified. Set aside.Step 2: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.Step 3: Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add the bacon and cook until brown and crisp (about 6-8 minutes). Drain on a plate lined with a paper towel.Step 4: In a large bowl combine the pasta, avocado, bacon, lemon-thyme dressing, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve right away and garnish with fresh thyme.(Makes 4 Servings)  

 

Chappaquiddick, Senator Ted Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopechne

Pictured above: FBI Records: The Vault/Mary Jo Kopechne (Chappaquiddick) Part 1 of 2 VAV!/July 19, 2015 On the evening of July 19, 1969 sometime about 11:15, ending a day of sailing, drinking and merry making, 38 year old Sen. Edward Moore Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) of Massachusetts and a family member of one of the most famous names in America, drove his black Oldsmobile sedan off a narrow wooden bridge into Poucho Pond, of Chappaquiddick Island on Martha's Vineyard, consequently trapping and drowning his passenger, 28 year old Mary Jo Kopechne (July 26, 1940 – July 18, 1969) in a mere seven dark feet of water.    Kennedy, eventually told the state officials he was traveling at 20 miles an hour, and had lost his way... At 8:20 am, two individuals fishing from the bridge, noticed the rear wheels of the car involved in the tragedy. Edgartown Police Chief Dominick J. Arena was contacted. Pictured above:  Mary Jo Kopechne Kopechne, who worked on the late Robert Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign, was one of six "boiler room girls" along with Esther Newberg, 26, Nance Lyons, 26, Maryellen Lyons, 27, Susan Tannenbaum, 24, and Rosemary Keough, 23,  attending the weekend party with Kennedy.  Other married men (with the exception of one) were also in attendance at the party. Kennedy, a second-term senator , left the scene of the accident and did not report the event for nearly 10 hours, ultimately stating that he "panicked." Some sources believe that Kennedy was 'sobering up' and preparing an alibi for his actions. 

 

Crab Puffs Recipe

VAV!/June 30, 2015/Contributed by Bobby of the Blog Chef.net Crab puffs are placed high on my list of appetizers. Crab puffs are a perfect snack for any party or get together. There are many ways to make crab puffs but this method has to be my favorite. Instead of having the crab baked right into the dough, the puffs are baked in the oven, cut in half and then filled with a delicious crab mixture. Over-all there is a little work involved with this recipe but nothing major. The crab mixture is delicious enough to eat by itself. Everyone around my house just devoured these; they were gone in no time. The recipe calls for canned crab but imitation crab will work as well. If you are in need of an amazing appetizer, give this recipe for crab puffs a try! Enjoy.

 

Victor® Mouse Trap - Leader In Rodent Control

VAV!/May 30, 2015 Victor® revolutionized the rodent control market 100 years ago with the invention of the spring-based Victor® Mouse Trap. In 1890, when the Tariff Act of 1890 and the Sherman Antitrust Act were taking hold in the US, Yosemite National Park was only just created, Idaho and Wyoming became states, Wounded Knee Massacre was unfolding and the National American Woman Suffrage Association was founded ...Victor® was on its way to becoming a recognized world leader in rodent control! Founded in 1890, they've been a trusted brand name ever since! How about that?  Read on...

 

The Plastic Pink Flamingo Abides

Pictured above:  The Plastic Pink Flamingo abides/Contributed by Starlight Reporter VAV!/June 23, 2015 The iconic Plastic Pink Flamingo lawn ornament was launched during 1957 in Leominster, Massachusetts and was sold beginning in 1958. The omnipresent flamingo became a cultural American icon over the years,  the inspiration for films, such as the campy smash success, 1972's "Pink Flamingos," produced by John Waters, and in 2011,  Disney featured "Featherstone," a  plastic pink flamingo yard ornament in the film, "Gnomeo and Juliet." 

Follow Us On

Vintage Allies on Facebook.com Vintage Allies on Twitter.com