Category Archives: vintage


Mary Ann Roark was almost 15 years old in this first picture.  She had been born on Jan. 20,1834, the first child of Joseph and Juda Roark in a cabin on the Tennessee River in Hamilton County, Tenn.  Shortly after … Continue reading

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More about the 1930’s

The first telephone we had was black and on the wall in the hallway.  Our number was 640.  Much later it became Humboldt 82-640.  Later in the 50’s it became a completely different number beginning with Broadway instead of Humboldt.  … Continue reading

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A few changes in the last 80 years that I remember.

In a summer in Palo Alto when Dad was working on a PHD at Stanford in the early 1930’s, we didn’t have a refrigerator in our rental.  The ice box had a top compartment where The ice man came each … Continue reading

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