Memories and Stories By and For Cleveland Seniors
Remember Euclid Beach? The Sterling-Lindner Christmas Tree? Shopping at Higbee's and Halle's and May's? Tax Stamps? League Park? 3 world championships in 1948?
In this section you will be taken back to relive some of these and other memories by people who lived them. Share your own memories via E-Mail at:
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Memories and Stories
Mrs. Garrett's Front Porch by Darrell Smith A seven-year-old kid from West Virginia, living on the near east side of Cleveland, Ohio, never imagined he would spend the bulk of the summer of 1957 with his ninety-seven-year-old neighbor, Mrs. Garrett. She was a woman with a most colorful life story that includes, for starters, being born a slave in 1860. After a tumultuous meeting they warm up to each other and become fast friends through sharing and story-telling, looking at the world, past and present and all done from her front porch. She experienced first-hand the wondrous results of advancements in chemistry, modern science and technology. The world was spellbound by the marvelous inventions of the day and yet she had to navigate an existence in post-bellum America during Reconstruction and into the 20th Century. Now, her life was coming to an end and his was just beginning.
Although Mrs. Garrett’s Front Porch was written more than 30 years ago, due to its historical perspective, it is as relevant today, as it was thirty years ago and would have been in 1957. It’s time travel without a machine – it’s about awakening our imaginings concerning life before our time and life that comes after our time - the beauty of what was, is and what will be is explored… but that may be just what I got out of it.
Mrs. Garrett's Front Porch by Darrell Smith
McDonalds menu in 1972
Manners Big Boy Menu from back in the day Can you believe the prices?
Jack Graney to receive Frick Award at Baseball Hall of Fame Cleveland Indians player and broadcaster
Cleveland Mayor Ralph J. Perk rememberedInterview with Judge Ralph Perk Jr. in the Czech Cultural Garden in Cleveland about his father the late Mayor Ralph J. Perk. Mayor Perk was a leader in regionalism (Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Regional Transit Authority, etc.) but maybe best known for his love of and support of the ethnic communities. He started the All Nations Festival in Cleveland and worked to start and then lead the American Nationalities Movement. The ANM led to the designation of Captive Nations Week in the 3rd week of July by every president from Eisenhower to Trump.
Eleanor Roosevelt (portrayal) at Noble Road Library reopening
History comes to life
Remember Martha Raye? Did you know she did more than sing and act?
Remember Ghoulardi? 2010 Ghoulardifest with Hoolihan, Dick Goddard, Big Chuck, Lil John, Son of Ghoul and more
Famous Times Square Kiss on V-J Day Recreated in Cleveland 65 years later
USS Cod World War II Submarine Photos and a video of a submarine veteran
Terminal Tower Observation Deck Photos and a video of Cleveland from the 42nd Floor
Terminal Tower Observation Deck More Photos of Cleveland from the 42nd Floor
Smokey the Bear turns 65 Only YOU can prevent forest fires
Boy Scouts of America 100 Years of Scouting celebrated at St. Patrick's Day Parade
Flour Sack Dress from the 1930's Memories from when things were saved and re-used
Anthony and the Magic Picture Frame By Michael S. Class - Book review Lindbergh, Edison, the Depression, lots more
Gimme Rewrite, Sweetheart . . .
Tales From the Last Glory Days of Cleveland Newspapers Told By The Men and Women Who Reported the News
F.W. Woolworth menu Can you believe these prices?
Eagles Over Berlin by Kati Fabian Historical novel about the Berlin Blockade and Airlift
The Ohio National Guard at work in Iraq 1-137 FARPs offer helicopter oasis
Incredible photo from 1918 18,000 soldiers form Human Statue of Liberty
USS New York Ship built with scrap steel from the World Trade Center
Budweiser Clydesdale Horses What happens now that Anheuser Busch was sold?
World War II Posters That you mght have not seen before
Scouts retire US flags on Flag Day 2009 at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland
London Bridge is Falling Down Remember playing and singing that rhyme?
65th Anniversary of D-Day at Normandy Never forget June 6, 1944
Sin while you can Mary considers the Seven Deadly Sins
82nd Airborne Veterans in Cleveland Pictures from their monthly breakfast
School in 1958 vs. Now How situations are handled differently
Tech Terror by Gloria Hanson Tech terror strikes in a senior's heart
Collinwood School Fire of 1908 172 students, 2 teachers and 1 rescuer died
How To Hide An Airplane Factory World War II photos - the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant
The Maintenance Trap Aging sure takes a lot of time and effort!
They Tore Down League Park Part 3 by Rick Bloom
They Tore Down League Park Part 2 by Rick Bloom
They Tore Down League Park Part 1 by Rick Bloom
Historic US Military Uniforms, Buffalo Soldiers and a tribute to Pamela Donovan
Fender Skirts and other words That Seem to have Disappeared
Do you remember the great snowfall of 1950? Over 23" fell that Thanksgiving weekend
Gloria attends her 50th High School Reunion "You haven't changed a bit"
Goodbye, Spudnut Shop by M.M. Byrne
ChrisKwanChanumas Notes Mary reads a Mall Santa's Diary
Oh! Christmas Tree The Rockefeller Center tree gets Ron thinking
Old Geezers are easy to spot Thank God for Old Geezers
March to a Different Drumstick Mary recalls Mom's questionable cooking skills
Nursing Home Romp The Boomer Rumor Rag - October 2007
Bran to be Wild Baby Boomers on Bikes?
I was drugged as a child I bet you were too
A Christmas/Hanukkah Story By Sy Rosen
Keep your Fork Something better is coming
Growing up in Ducktown - Part 3 Shopping & Driving in a simpler time
Only One Grandpa Martha never had it easy
Growing up in Ducktown - Part 2 Working at Richman Brothers, the icebox and kids at play
Growing up in Ducktown - Part 1 Near Harvard and East 71st
Tomb of the Unknowns At Arlington National Cemetery
Walter F. McMahon A memorial tribute
A Bear of a Man Slim - the Cub Bear
An Alien's Report on a visit to Cleveland
A Spelling Bee Confession from 1946? by James F Sweeney
Attic Memories by Betty Cessna
Old Letters by Betty Cessna
Rekindling Romance By Sy Rosen
Daughters and Fathers By Sy Rosen
A Fathers' Day Gift for Grandfathers (to Give!) by David Kundtz
The Art of the Weave And other Tricks to handle Advancing Age
You Want To Be What Age? By Sy Rosen
Mel Harder The Pride of the Indians
Jack Frost by Betty Cessna
The Lady in the Mirror by Betty Cessna
A Stroll down Memory Lane Remember When?
Grandma Shoes A fun look at changing fashion
Rally for America Pictures from the March 2,2003 event to Support our Troops
Slang Remember the words we used?
Christmas Memories By Pat Hanson
December 7th, 1941 - Pearl Harbor Sixty One Years ago - the world changed forever
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Honor Our Fallen
Christmas Eve 1944 A Miracle on 32nd Street? by James F Sweeney
War Time Baseball by Jim Sweeney Cleveland Indians in the early 40's
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