A bygone gem and our vintage house of the day is a 1905 Queen Anne Shingle Style that was designed and built by William Mead Raymond for his wife, Lucy Wilden Selleck. The house that once stood at 751 Main Street in Stamford, Connecticut, was home to a small family of three: Will, Lucy and … Continue reading A House for Lucy
Cod fish cakes and Swiss Chard are not so fondly remembered… by Faith R. Connors, author of Love, Midgie Hey, welcome to Same Supper Tuesday. I see you up there at the top of the honeysuckle wall. Come on down. Be careful, though. It is a challenge to get your feet planted firmly on the … Continue reading Same Supper Tuesday
After a 40-hour workweek at Grand Union in June 1955, a first ever for me, I received a paycheck in the amount of $40, more money than I had ever before earned at one time. Babysitting gigs paid $.50 an hour and while playing with my little charges, I’d quickly tally up my days earnings … Continue reading Dear Dollar: A letter of regret from Sweet Sixteen
A Serious Badminton Tournament by Faith R. Connors, author of Love, Midgie, Flavors of the Fjords Digital Edition, and Clark’s Hill Cat. This is the story of how a game of badminton leads to the purchase of a TV set for the Raymond family of Clark’s Hill (Stamford, CT). When other families on Clark’s Hill … Continue reading Family TV: Who put the BAD in Badminton?
An ad in the Stamford Advocate invited job seekers to visit the trailer parked on a vacant lot on Summer Street and apply for openings in a new grocery store. I went early and stood in line, along with some of my high school classmates, to wait in high hopes for an opportunity to fill … Continue reading Sweet Sixteen’s Summertime Job on Summer Street
Looking ahead by looking back October 1973 was a busy month around the world. Israel, Jordan, Egypt were fighting the Yom Kippur War, Gerald Ford was nominated to replace the under indictment Spiro Agnew as Vice President, Maynard Jackson was elected as the first black mayor of Atlanta, OPEC raised the price of oil by … Continue reading Future Shock or Future Shape: Looking ahead by looking back
[Author’s Note: Fresh cherries on sale at our neighborhood grocery brought back a memory of childhood nicknames, a neighborhood cherry tree in Stamford, Connecticut, and my Norwegian grandmother, Marie Theresa Fladvad Cottrell. A Black cherry tree, (prunus serotina) was the focus of intense childhood attention that summer day. Little Merry Mix-Up] -Anonymous Poem- The Secret … Continue reading Merry Mix-up and the Cherry Tree on Clark’s Hill
This blog entry by author Faith R. Connors contains the highlights of a new story or recollection she is writing for you. Why not check back later to learn more about what happens. Thank you for visiting BelleAire Press. Are you a writer? Have you a story to tell? Why not contact us about becoming … Continue reading Sandy O