Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 7: A Look Back at the Good Old Days

If you are of a certain age (that is, if you grew up in the '40s and '50s), we have a book that will make you smile in remembrance of a lost time.  Portland author and illustrator Dennis Adler has produced a nostalgic look back at an innocent era, called Wax Lips & White Bucks: Looking Back at What We Did.  The book is general enough to appeal to you wherever you grew up, but it’s especially fun if you grew up in Oregon.  It just takes a few words to evoke memories:  Curb feelers.  Burma-Shave Signs.  Watching the radio.  Pneumatic Tubes in department stores.  Grocery delivery boy.  Orange crate hot rods.  The crying room in movie theaters.  Party lines.  Pedal Pushers.  I Like Ike.  I could go on, but you get the idea.  Hundreds of memories are within these pages, illustrated in color by one of Portland’s most well-known artists.  Don’t you know someone who would love to have this book?

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