Category Archives: vintage

OUR GRANDFATHER’s GRANDMA.

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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