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Retro News Wednesday Just For You

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

1. The Ferry: A Civil Rights Story

2. Jack Kevorkian Dies, Leaves Controversial Legacy, No Successor

3. 1950s American cars aren’t collector’s items in Cuba

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4. The mystery of Crooked Cottage: Home abandoned over ten years ago is still filled with food and belongings of long-gone residents 

Known as the Crooked Cottage, this rural Hertfordshire home is believed to have been untouched since its owners, said to be a married couple, departed

5. Original Rolling Stones to rock Old Capitol

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6. The Truman Doctrine, 1947

President Harry Truman

7. What Women Used to Wear to Play Sports

As these vintage photos show, turn-of-the-century sportswear was much different than today’s performance gear.

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8. Bing Crosby Sang Me a Lullaby

A chance encounter on a train led to an unforgettable photo.

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9. Hey, Mom Used To Make That

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10. Flashback Music Memories


Arizona; suspect named and in custody

 

 


Officials “not sure we completely buy” claim of suspect Jeffrey Williams, 20, that he had a dispute with people in crowd, and wasn’t targeting officers


Life has continued to bring me a mix of good and bad. The good is a loving family who is healthy for the most part. The bad is hearing of loved ones lost.

Last night one of the worst things that could have ever happened to me happened. While checking on Facebook updates last night an old high school friend sent me a message saying that we needed to talk. I messaged her with my phone numbers and waited to hear back from her. I got off from Facebook and returned to spending time with my family. My husband was fast asleep as was the rest of the house when I returned to Facebook to see if my friend had sent any further information, she had not. So I started reading the status feeds. To my horror, I came across a message from my friend saying good-bye to our mutual friend who I had wished a happy birthday to after receiving a Facebook Alert for her birthday. I immediately broke out into hysterical tears at even just the idea of our friend being gone. I started to search the internet for her obituary. To my extreme horror I came across an article outlining the story of her murder. I was enraged! Angry because I was so happy to have talked to Tanya again after so many years of falling out of touch after my 30th birthday party. There was a small group of us that were close friends as we had all taken dance class together at Brookline High School. We remained in contact with one another through the years with some spots here and there.  I had planned to come see Tanya back on November 1st, but there was some shooting that happened around her area and we decided to wait until things cooled down a little bit before taking our kids for a visit. We spoke a few more times before the holiday and to my disappointment fell out of touch, which is why I had no idea that she had passed. The most troubling for me is that we had spoken of the man accused of killing her.  She left out some details in that she had taken this young man in off the street, which is something I had done. Tanya and I were a lot alike as was our other friends in the group. That’s what brought us together. We all connected on many levels. As I write this message, my stomach is turning with such anger and resentment for the man (John Devine of Marblehead) that took the life of my friend. I will be forever be left with the words from our last conversations where she spoke so lovingly of the man who beat her to death. My heart truly goes out to Tanya’s sister (Sabrina Joyce). I remember that Tanya’s parents (Leon and Doris (Mallouf) Nichols) had both already passed on. I’m only glad that they did not have seen or hear of their daughters torment and murder. Now at least they are reunited. Today’s lesson, don’t let time erase your memories nor the bonds of your friendships. Stay close to those who hold meaning in your life always letting them know that they matter. Once they are gone, it’s too late!

All is will be well in just another day in the life of ME!© By Felina Silver Robinson


Crowd had gathered after resignation of city’s police chief

The scene outside the Ferguson police headquarters early on March 12, 2015 KMOV-TV

Retro News Wednesday Just For You

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

1. From Gitmo to an American Supermax, the Horrors of Solitary Confinement

2. Ancient ‘lost city’ home to a vanished civilisation found deep in jungles of Honduras

Expedition of archaeologists accompanied by ex-SAS survival experts makes stunning discovery of fabled “White City” where locals may have once worshipped a monkey god

The ruins of an ancient civilisation who were neighbours to the Maya

3. American Architecture & Business News

4. American life in 1914: How we lived a century ago – Why America Is Not Normal

Majestic Vaudeville billboard, 1914,  in Houston at the corner of Main and Texas.   Photo: File Photo / Handout

5. ISIL video shows destruction of Mosul artefacts

Five-minute clip shows group of men using hammers and drills to smash several large statues in Iraqi museum.

6. Pharaoh of “Lost Dynasty” Died Brutal Death, Forensic Study Reveals

Forgotten pharaoh may have been earliest Egyptian ruler to die in battle.

7. Nihiwatu – On the edge of wildness | The story.

8. The Story of Mathematics

Ancient Greek Herodianic numerals

9. Darth Vader, Renaissance Man? How ‘Star Wars’ Could Have Looked Centuries Ago

Darth Vader, a major character from 'Star Wars', imagined as a Renaissance gentleman. Credit: Sacha Goldberger

10. Pictures: New Pyramid Found With Vivid Murals, Stacked Tombs


Retro News Wednesday Just For You

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

1) Historic Bath:

Edna Ferber and the James Adams Floating Theatre

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2) 6 Gross Foods from a 50’s Cookbook (That We Taste Tested)

3) Heavier guard for negroes

4) Last British troops withdraw from Egypt

An orderly operation completed

5) 77 deaths at Le Mans

6) [Article] Basketball and the Bull Market

7) Music: What are the saddest songs?

8) Books: Saltwater Spirituals and Deeper Blues, an Electronic Edition

9) Food: “It’s Just a Jar of Peaches”

On Thanksgiving Eve, as we were getting ready for bed, there was a knock on our door.

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10) Vintage Circus Photos of Life Under the Big Tent

Take a special look at the public and private life of circus people in the beginning of the 20th century.

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