Showing posts with label nostalgic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nostalgic. Show all posts

Monday, March 16, 2020

Huckleberry's Summer ...

   “I do not wish any reward but to know I have done the right thing.”
       ~ “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”
      ~ first published in the 
United Kingdom, December  1884 
& in the United States, February 1885
             ~ by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
                     ~ 1835-1910
 “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” or in more recent editions, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” is commonly named among the Great American Novels. The work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry “Huck” Finn, the narrator of two other Twain novels, “Tom Sawyer Abroad” and “Tom Sawyer, Detective” and a friend of Tom Sawyer. It is a direct sequel to “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”

The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River, set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist over 20 years before the work was published.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer. He was lauded as the “greatest humorist this country has produced,” and William Faulkner called him “the father of American literature.”

This young boy is reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn as he sets sail to fish in the Jordan Creek as a summer sundown nears in this candid shot, presented in sepia, which I captured on a gorgeous mid-July evening at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

With A Cup Of Retro ...

“I can’t imagine there has ever been a more gratifying time or place to be alive than America in the 1950s. No country had ever known such prosperity.”
                   ~ Bill Bryson
                     ~ American-British author
                            ~ born 1951
People line up for a taste of summer –with a cup of retro on the side – in the waning days of August at the Canalside Cup in Williams Township, Easton, Pennsylvania, along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail).

The Canalside Cup serves up ice cream, funnel cake fries, burgers, hot dogs and the like with a retro vibe, as 1950s music plays over speakers outside where shaded picnic tables beckon patrons to soak up the scenic view while they nosh.

I captured this image after starting out from the Theodore Roosevelt Recreation Area Trailhead at Delaware Canal State Park, Raubsville. After walking I grabbed a bite at the Canalside Cup for the first time and it was great. I also enjoyed eating outside as strains of “Earth Angel” and other ‘50s hits wafted through the air. My only complaint is I didn’t hear any Elvis Presley tunes during my visit, maybe next time!

The trail is positioned between the Delaware River and Delaware Canal, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978. The site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.

Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Yesterday's News ...

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
                    ~ Dr. Seuss
                 (Theodore Seuss Geisel)
                   ~ 1904-1991
The June 6, 2018 edition of the Northern Berks Merchandiser remains tucked under a home’s mailbox at the end of that month on a beautiful summer afternoon in Hamburg, Pennsylvania in this high contrast monochrome capture.

The newspaper is published by The Windsor Press of Hamburg and has been family owned and independent since 1958.

Hamburg, Pennsylvania, officially founded in 1787, was named after Hamburg, Germany.