Monthly Archives: November 2018

LITTLE TOOT

THE CONTARIAN   Back in the 50’s when we oldsters were kids, before TV, a high point of the week was the Saturday Matinee. Both the Strand and the Royal movie theaters would be crowded with kids, while parents went … Continue reading

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THE CARPET OF HISTORY

THE CONTRARIAN I am a history nut. I believe we are at the leading edge of history as it unfolds, sort of like rolling out a carpet, and everything that has gone before has an impact on what is to … Continue reading

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MAKING GAS

THE CONTRARIAN   A page from Willie Brant’s diary — Dull showery day, Joe and I are playing crib while we do a bit of quality control on some chocolatey Italian liqueur his daughter left behind after her last visit.  … Continue reading

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