Tag: Mother’s Day

A Gallery of Vintage Mother’s Day Ads, Vol. 2

A Gallery of Vintage Mother’s Day Ads, Vol. 2

Retrotisements
Has it already been a year since my last gallery of vintage Mother's Day ads ran? Where does the time go? Well, I'm back with another 10 classic advertisements to commemorate that most special lady in our lives -- mom. Of course, the usual suspects are here -- flowers and chocolates -- but I think this year's gallery manages to mix things up a bit. I think this is the first time I've seen a Mother's Day champagne ad after all.
20 Great Horror Movie Posters from the 1980s

20 Great Horror Movie Posters from the 1980s

Ephemera, Featured Posts, Movies
#1. Cheerleader Camp (1988) #2. April Fool's Day (1986) #3. Slaughter High (1986) #4. Blood Beach (1981) #5. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) #6. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) #7. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) #8. The Mutilator (1985) #9. The Evil Dead (1981) #10. Future-Kill (1985) #11. The Stuff (1985) #12. Friday the 13th (1980) #13. Fright Night (1985) #14. Day of the Dead (1985) #15. Mother's Day (1980) #16. The Fog (1980) #17. Trick or Treat (1986) #18. Berserker (1987) #19. The Gates of Hell (1983) #20. Hell Night (1981)
Retrotisements — Mother’s Day Edition

Retrotisements — Mother’s Day Edition

Retrotisements
Since all the dads out there got to enjoy some vintage advertisements three years ago, it's only proper to finally give mothers their due. So here's a hand-picked gallery of classic ads for Mother's Day. And as always, these and many more ads can be seen in the main Retrotisements area. FTD Florist (1956) Zales (1971) G-E Mobile Maid dishwasher (1959) Western Union (1948) Whitman's (1952) Gibson Mother's Day cards (1952) BarcaLounger (1955) Zippo (1954) Kool-Aid (1962)
Sunday Jazz: For Mother’s Day, remember the dash

Sunday Jazz: For Mother’s Day, remember the dash

Music, Sunday Jazz
Mother's Day is typically a time for celebration and joy. But for many, it's a time of reflection and even sadness. This week's edition of Sunday Jazz is, in my estimation, a bit of both. "Tribute" is the final track on Robert Glasper's fantastic 2007 release, In My Element. It was written for Glasper's mother, Kim Yvette Glasper Dobbs, who along with her husband Brian was murdered in April 2004. Kim's impact on her son's life and on his music was incalculable, and so it was only fitting that he recorded and released "Tribute" for her. The song is beautiful any way you approach it, but what elevates it from pure melancholy to joy is the inclusion of Rev. Joe Ratliff's eulogy, delivered at Brentwood Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. I would kill the spirit of his moving words by analy...