Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Down The Old Potomac 1917 History of the C&O Canal That Runs From Cumberland Maryland 186 miles Down Beside the Potomac River to Georgetown D.C.

Here is the film all in one video. Click on it to enlarge and go to tube to expand to full screen. Below
is the same film divided into 3 parts.

C & O Canal , 1917, part 3 of 3

This 12 minute film is shown constantly at Great Falls Tavern in Great Falls, Maryland. When I first went to this place in 1967 this was shown on 16mm film on an old projector. Parts one and two are below this one. Scroll down for parts one and two.

C & O Canal , 1917, part 2 of 3

C&O Canal, 1917, Part i of 3

Monday, May 18, 2015

Let's Just Hope That Don Draper Had Nothing To Do With The Debacle Of "The New Coke" in 1985

Maybe Peggy had to do that one when she became a creative director.

Mad Men Ended On A High Note And Everyone Got What They Wanted

It was nice to see Matthew Weiner ended Mad Men on a high and positive note.

All the main characters got what their destiny desired.

Even Betty got what she wanted. She wanted Don to leave her and the kids alone and let her decide where and with who they would live after she dies in six months to a year.  And she got to stay and home and have her daughter Sally look after her and wash the dishes. Betty was still smoking sitting at the kitchen table even after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Hard to believe but back then smokers did actually keep smoking until their last breath.

I know someone who asked for a cigarette while she was dying and in the ICU. 

Peggy got someone who loves her and someone she loves.

Stan got the same thing with his love for Peggy and her returning his love.

Pete and his wife got back together and headed for Lear Jet and Witchita. Getting out of a long
black limosine smiling and getting on a Lear Jet to go off to wherever they desire.

Don finally got some true empathy for another human being and then discovered his inner peace with
some meditation. All signs seem to infer he will go back to NY and advertising for McCann and do the Commercial "I WOULD LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING".

Roger and his new wife are in Paris eating oysters and drinking champagne. He is happily retired.

Joan has her own business and is happy.

1971 Coke - I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Rachel Lefebure Stewart In Paris June 2007

Click on these pictures to enlarge them. Above in the Tulileries along with nine German girls.
In the Orangerie looking at the water lilies.
In the Luxembourg Gardens.
In the Orangerie close up with the water lilies.
Rachel and the water lilies.
Rachel and the Luxembourg Gardens.

Rachel checking out the produce in the market in Rue de Seine near the corner with Rue de Buci.
Same location as above.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Nice Photo Of Rachel Stewart In New Orleans 1965 And Some Pictures Of Our Kittens

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

One of our cats from the French Market on the back deck of our apartment. Top floor 627 Ursulines Ave. New Orleans.

All three kittens from the French market. 1965

Rachel And Ray Stewart At A Playoff Game At National's Park A Few Years Ago...October 11th, 2012 Washington Versus St. Louis

Rachel Lefebure Stewart pretty in pink. October 11, 2012.
Click on the picture to enlarge it. Ray and Rachel at National Park in Washington D.C.
I must have taken this picture.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Vinyl Solution ..In April 1999 Arlington Virginia Central Library Got Rid Of All Their Vinyl Records And I Went To Take A Look

I went to take a look but did not buy the collection because it was scratched and uninteresting. All the good things were long gone. But I was there when the Washington Post Reporter was there or at least the photographer was there and asked me to pose with a library employee for a picture. And that is how I got my picture in The Washington Post on April 7th, 1999.
Click on the picture below to read the article.

Tuba Skinny - "Corrine, What Makes You Treat Me So"

Tijuana Bibles from the Prohibition Era

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

Happy Mother's Day To Rachel Stewart Also Known As Rachel Lefebure Stewart

Happy Mother's Day Sunday Rachel. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Tuba Skinny - "Big Chief Battle Axe"

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015