Category Archives: Roaring Twenties

Pacific Coast Steamship Company

Photo Credits Bjorn Larsson In their next adventure, Grace, Jack, and their magical cats, Tatania and Zeus, are on the trail of a missing person who was last seen at the Pacific Coast Steamship Company’s dock in San Diego. The … Continue reading

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MEOW BABY

Please click on the link below to download your copy from Amazon: Meow Baby (Grace, Jack & Magical Cats Novella) Welcome to the 1920s. When Jack’s shovel hits a skeleton at their home ground breaking ceremony, he tells Grace, “Don’t … Continue reading

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A Christmas Feral

Please click on the link below to download your copy from Amazon: A Christmas Feral I’m very grateful for the nice comments I’ve received about A Christmas Feral. Thank you. It’s a special story to me because I hope it … Continue reading

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Books Recommended 85 Years Ago and Popular Today: Part 2

Here’s the description of Thornton Wilder’s The Bridge of San Luis Rey, a novel recommended in 1927, from Amazon: “On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf … Continue reading

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Books Recommended 85 Years Ago and Popular Today: Part 1

While I was looking at 1927 issues of The New Yorker, I thought it would be interesting to see if books that made its “Books Worth Reading” column were still popular today. So far, Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, described … Continue reading

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Becoming a Bootlegger

When he was a waiter at swanky Sherry’s restaurant, Prohibition began, and his bewildered wealthy customers asked him where to find alcohol. They were good customers. One left him a $1,000 tip. $1,000 bills were circulated at the time. When … Continue reading

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Roaring Twenties Dance Craze

This video makes me want to dance:)

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Babe Ruth’s Splendid Summer of 1927

Image Credit National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, NY Babe Ruth hit a record 60 home runs during the 1927 baseball season. And only two years earlier, during a career lag caused by health issues, he was considered “washed … Continue reading

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1920s First Lady Grace Coolidge

1924 White House Portrait of Grace Coolidge by Howard Chandler Christy First Lady Grace Coolidge personified Roaring Twenties glam in her White House Portrait. With her beloved collie, Rob Roy, Grace Coolidge posed for Howard Chandler Christy in 1924. President … Continue reading

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1920s Advertising

My favorite is the advertisement for La-Mar Reducing Soap: “The new discovery. Results quick and amazing—nothing internal to take. Reduce any part of body desired without affecting other parts. No dieting or exercising. Be as slim as you wish. Acts … Continue reading

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