Friday, May 15, 2009


Even then citizens were up in arms about the high taxes. Those folks would tremble with rage if they saw our tax bills today.
(You will note that the graphic is not quite as clear as those I scan in "grayscale." Grayscale is much cleaner, but large text files can take up huge amounts of space. The graphic above has been scanned using the "Black and White" mode, which is a "bare-bones," non-adjustable graphic, but very small in relation to the size of a grayscale graphic.


With this graphic, I am beginning a completely new departure from posting HUGE grayscale articles. Thanks to Mr. George Conwell, Director of the Hamilton Township Public Library, a full size tabloid scanner has been added to the arsenal of the Local History Collection. Add to this the fact that the Director has also updated my equipment with an incredible 17 inch Dell laptop, which will be used for my many outreach programs here in Hamilton, and we are well on our way to 21st century technology. It is truly gratifying that our Director has in interest in local history,

(If this graphic were to have been posted in "Grayscale" Jpeg format, it would be a huge 8 megabytes in size, versus the "Black and White" scan above of 970 Kilobytes.)

Sunday, May 10, 2009


A case of bad planning, along with a lack of publicity will probably result in a dismal turnout for my Wednesday night May 13th musical program at the Kuser Mansion. Unfortunately, the dates available did not coincide with the appearance of my "Sentimental Journey" column in the Times of Trenton. However, the program will go on, and perhaps a visitor or visitors to this website will be interested in participating in our journey back to the years of good music.
Here's the advertising poster for another of my very popular Kuser Mansion music programs. If you have two hours available next Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30, come on over to Kuser Mansion on Newkirk Avenue and Cedar Lane and join those of us who love the music we grew up with. We'll be remembering all those great 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's vocalists that sang the music we loved. Remember Tony Orlando and Dawn?....Barry Manilow?.....Englebert Humperdinck? Perry Como? Bobby Goldsboro? There's music with a melody and understandable for all ages from World War II right up to the recent past, when the music died, vocals turned to spoken words or screams, and instrumentals that puncture the ear drums.