Thursday, October 7, 2010

Remember When...What A Year!

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The August Vogue Cover, Red Rose,  Norman Parkinson

If you are not a baseball fan, then you don't know that last night one of the most important records in sports history was broken. Roy Halladay of the Phillies broke Don Larsen's record of the only perfect pitch game in the post season. So what year was it?


  • The cost of a new car was around $2000

1956 Cadillac Coupe De Ville

  • A gallon of gas was 22 cents

  • Elvis Presley entered the charts with Heartbreak Hotel

  • Steve Ballmer was born

  • Grace Kelly married Prince Ranier

  • The only perfect pitch in World Series Game (Dan Larsen for the New York Yankees in the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers) until last night.

  • Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal

  • The hard disk drive was invented by a team from IBM

  • Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria sank off the coast of Nantucket

  • Fidel Castro and Che Guevara landed in Cuba aboard the boat Granma

  • Marilyn Monroe married Arthur Miller

The 1956 kitchen

  • Soviet Union invaded Hungary to quelch anticommunist uprising

  • I Love Lucy was the No 1 show

  • My Fair Lady opened in New York City

  • General Electric introduced "The Snooz Alarm"

  • To Tell The Truth, Truth or Consequences, The Huntley Brinkley Report and As the World Turns first aired on television

  • Elizabeth Taylor was still married to hubby No 2. Michael Wilding!!

  • Eisenhower defeated Adlai Stevenson for the second time, as an incumbent, in the U,S, Presidential Elections

  • 13-year-old Bobby Fischer beat GM Donald Byrne in the NY Rosenwald chess tournament

A Typical lunch for the Ladies Who Lunch was....

Whiskey Sours
Peppermint Ice Cream With Chocolate Sauce

If you've made it this far and still don't know, it was 1956! Wow, that was the year that was!

Ooops, and I almost forgot!

When was the last time you saw one of these!

I know you are wondering what this has to do with cooking and entertaining.. Nothing at all. I was just at a loss for a new recipe and thought we all needed a break.


  1. of course this is right up my alley, I love the RED Vogue, seems to be THE color of the year and a perfect tie in with the Tomato aspic- That luncheon sounds divine something my GranMa would have done up. Gaye

  2. Gaye,

    I knew this was going to be up your alley. Thought of you as I was posting the Vogue picture. Thanks for reminding me to put up the aspic photo!

  3. This was great! you are right, some year!

  4. And Reggie is particularly fond of that year for it was the year he was born. The absolute peak of the Baby Boom. Nice post Roxie. I look forward to speaking about it with you when I see you in just a few days (and I'm counting them down to when I do, believe me!). Your pal, Reggie

  5. Linda-Raxa easily becomes Linda-Roxie, when looking for a friendly nickname, hence an even friendlier shortening to Roxie!

  6. that shower gift sounds kinda kinky!


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