Friday, October 30, 2009

Red Riding and Charlie Chaplin

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Off To See The Grandkids!

I am trying to recount the few times I have gotten to see Flora and Charley. I was there after they both were born so this is only the 2nd time I have seen Charley. Flora came to KC 3 times, I think and I went there about 3 times. Glad I am going on Halloween it will be so much fun with them!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Marty!

Today was Marty's 39th birthday! Happy Birthday Marty!

This picture of us was taken Dec 1973, I love my shag hair style and the wood paneling in the mobile home. The picture on the wall behind us came with the mobile home when we bought it, it was screwed to the wall for easy moving!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Picking 4 Leaf Clovers on Cherry Street

I remember spending hours on a summer evening in the backyard on Cherry
Street in Nevada searching for a four leaf clover. I would search and search and so enjoyed it! I was 5 or 6 and all by myself. On Friday afternoon I was waiting for our neighbor to get home from Kansas City. When I saw his car coming down the street I would jump up and run to Martha and announce Mack was home! Then the weekend of fun started, coffee with 7 teaspoons of sugar, blueberry muffins and Coco Puffs! No one was there to take a picture, the memory is forever stored in my thoughts.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Spreading the word about air-conditioned bread - Kansas City Star

These ladies are not Brittingham's but Taystee Bread was! I love to find old stories about "growing up."

Spreading the word about air-conditioned bread


“Air-conditioned bread? Never heard of it!” the first householder said, as he accepted two slices of Taystee bread and listened skeptically as I hurried through my memorized sales pitch.
I needed a summer job after graduating from Westport Senior High School in 1936. The YWCA’s bulletin board in the school’s front hall listed available jobs.
I rode the streetcars from 39th and Main streets to the Taystee bread plant at Admiral Boulevard and Virginia Avenue in hopes I could get the job they offered. I was one of eight women chosen to advertise “air-conditioned” Taystee bread. (Air conditioning was rare and exotic at the time, and the marketing department decided to play up that fact that our factory was air-conditioned.)
Each morning, we prepared the free samples, two slices of fresh bread in a clear waxed bag. We also helped Fred, our driver and boss, load the samples into his red and white Taystee bread truck. He would check to see whether his work crew of eight women dressed in starched white uniforms, red belts and floppy red sun hats was ready to represent Taystee Bread Co.
Fred drove the truck to a different neighborhood each day. We worked in pairs, walking house to house, knocking on doors, offering each family a free sample of air-conditioned bread.
Some people wouldn’t open their doors. We could see them peeking through the lace curtains. Others opened their doors and eagerly accepted our free samples. One man even exclaimed, “This isn’t bread! I eat Taystee bread for cake!”
Fred and our crew helped spread the word about air-conditioned bread five days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June through August. I earned $12.50 a week.
My first week’s wages were spent at the foot doctor’s. My poor feet! Walking on hard concrete sidewalks eight hours a day and climbing up and down wooden steps took its toll. My doctor came to the rescue by wrapping my arches tightly with wide hospital tape. By the end of the summer, I became used to the daily walking routine.
Not only did I earn $12.50 a week, but this was the year the government issued the first Social Security cards. Uncle Sam assured me I would have money to live on in my old age. Uncle Sam kept his promise. I am 90 years old now, and I still receive a monthly Social Security check. Thank you, Uncle Sam! And, thank you, Taystee Bread, for that memorable summer.

Evelyn Kiser Bartlow, 90, lives in Kansas City. Remember When appears occasionally. Send your essay and a photo if you have one to
Spreading the word about air-conditioned bread - Kansas City Star

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Friday, October 9, 2009

U.S. Fund for UNICEF - UNICEF USA - Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF: Rev. Allison's lifesaving legacy (Fieldnotes)

When Halloween is upon us it always brings back such fond memories for me. I remember Trick or Treating for UNICEF. We were given the little milk cartons at grade school. I was in the 1st and 2nd grades on Cherry Street 1958-1959, The night before Halloween we would dress up in our costumes and go Trick or Treating for UNICEF. Up and down Cherry and Austin Streets all over the neighborhood by ourselves! Unheard of today. I think the excitement and fun was to see who could get their little milk carton full the fastest! I also saw those pictures of kids like me with no food or clean water I wanted to help them. The other fun thing was we got to dress up twice for Halloween so we could wear different outfits!
I also remember our grade school Halloween parties. Marilyn and I would leave school at lunch time and walk home to Cherry Street to put on our costumes. We would then walk the back streets and as we called it "the long way around" to get back to school for the party immediately after lunch.
Walking the long way around we thought no one would know who we were in our costumes when we got to the party! What wonderful times and memories!
U.S. Fund for UNICEF - UNICEF USA - Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF: Rev. Allison's lifesaving legacy (Fieldnotes)

Make Halloween Count

Today, we’re kicking off the Halloween season and hope that this year you’ll make Halloween count by Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF.

For 59 years, kids, adults, schools and corporations have been raising money for UNICEF—over $140 million to date. But it’s not enough… 24,000 children are dying every day from preventable causes. Together we have the power to bring that number to zero! By Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF, we can get water, education and medicine to the kids who need it most.

Our UNICEF Ambassador and Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF spokesperson, Selena Gomez will be on Live! With Regis and Kelly and the Today show on October 2nd supporting Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Please check your local listings for times and stations. She’ll be doing so much for us throughout the month, so check back often for updates on all the exciting things we have planned.

Whether you’re young or young at heart, getting involved is easy and fun! Whether you use our famous orange collection boxes, create a personal online fundraising page, host a Halloween party to benefit UNICEF or “text to treat” with your mobile phone, you’ll be helping us get closer to zero! As if it couldn’t get easier, everything you need to help with your fundraising activities can be found in our download center.

Join us on Facebook and Twitter for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF updates throughout the month of October, and share the news with everyone in your network by inviting them to make Halloween count this year!

Get started now because Halloween will be here before you know it!

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Dad's 1960's Business Card

While going through Marilyn's picture album she wanted me to scan, I found one of the two business cards left of Dad's. Marty has the other. I'll never forget going with Dad to order these and then going back to pick them up. I went with him to the grocery stores and business offices around the square to said for work.
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