After a church service in inner-city Chicago, Andrea Helmus walked up to Alex Mathew, whod been assisting with the program. She talked to me about how difficult it was to be a leader, Alex says. It was the summer of 2004, and Andrea and Alex, both 24, had a great conversation.
Velma Miller was watching a baseball game in Platte County with a bunch of friends. It was the summer of 1934 and after the game, her friend introduced 19-year-old Velma to several of the players. Days later, 21-year-old Jack Loncar asked her out on a double date. Velma loved to go out, so she happily accepted.
At the Wintherthur museum in the Brandywine Valley, visitors can become immersed in the world of Downton Abbey. Or at least surrounded by the clothes. Standing at attention on headless mannequins in a large exhibition space are almost 40 costumes from the show.
Historic landmarks are scattered across Boston, from 17th-century churches and meetinghouses to some of the nations oldest schools. And taking in the sites wont cost you a penny. Just remember that the cramped vintage streets are better tackled on foot than by car.
Tunics werent always fashionable, but we are fans of modern incarnations. High-end designer Victoria Beckham took the shape from plebian to posh in her spring 2011 collection for New York Fashion Week.
True to its namesake, the romper, originally designed as play clothes for children, is made for romping around without worry. The modern, grown-up take is perfect for the park, pool or bicycling.
DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: How can we save our mother from a con man? Mom is in her mid-80s and very capable, but she has fallen under the sway of a clever scam artist, who has tricked her into believing hes her friend.
DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: Get this: A friend and I often meet for lunch and always ask the server to split the bill. Yesterday, I happened to see my friends credit card receipt, and I noticed hed left a huge tip. Since the service hadnt been anything special, I asked why.
When the Central Ice Co. first got going in the early years of the 20th century, it was one of two dozen or so ice dealers in the vicinity of downtown. The history of the company and this building, in the 2000 block of Campbell Street, intersects in ensuing years with some prominent names