Category:
Family

Thirteen Daughters, Then a Boy

I wonder if this 1953 record has ever been broken?

Story here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 23, 2019 - Comments (2)
Category: Family, Children, World Records, 1950s

Accidental Family

Jerry van Dyke could not buy a good show for the longest time.

The Wikipedia page.

Posted By: Paul - Sat May 18, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Domestic, Family, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Television, 1960s

Follies of the Madmen #422



"Takes a drenching, yet keeps on clenching!"

Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 19, 2019 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Family, Underwear, 1910s

Follies of the Madmen #354



"That should give you time to mow the lawn!"

Posted By: Paul - Sun Mar 04, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Business, Advertising, Family, Food, 1960s

Follies of the Madmen #352



Put the noisy little brats in the unsafe cargo area, why not?


Source of ad.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 19, 2018 - Comments (12)
Category: Business, Advertising, Family, Children, Parents, 1980s, Cars

Follies of the Madmen #336



Original ad here.




Wow. This sets the bar pretty high, or pretty far out in the hi-falutin' and pretentious end of the spectrum, in order for a person to purchase or own a ring from Zale's.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 24, 2017 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Eccentrics, Family, 1960s

A Date With Your Family



No one, even at the time, thought of incest allusions?

Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 07, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior, Family, PSA’s, 1950s

Yanks in the UK

This makes Brexit all the more mandatory!




Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 27, 2017 - Comments (6)
Category: Antisocial Activites, Culture and Civilization, Family, Sexuality, Foreign Customs, 1950s, Europe, North America

The Stoneman Family







The combination of Donna Stoneman pogo-ing while playing the mandolin, and Ronnie Stoneman's generally dour expression while plucking the banjo, makes for a bizarro mix.

Wikipedia page.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 24, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Family, Music, 1960s, Dance

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