Peeps are one of the things that everyone knew about but me.
Being Jewish, we never had them. I was in a discussion at work in my 40s and everyone was talking about Peeps. I thought I could figure out what they were from the context but I couldn’t. I finally had to ask what they were talking about.
There won’t be Peeps this Halloween or Christmas:
The Washington Post used to run Peeps Diorama contests. Here’s are examples. You can search for more.
Many of us who were around remember where we were when the Apollo 11 astronauts walked on the moon. It’s memorable like the Kennedy and King assassinations or 9/11. I remember (age 15) going into my parents’ bedroom to watch it on their small (15″?) black and white TV. It was amazing.
If you weren’t around then, you have no idea how famous the astronauts were. The Mercury astronauts were like rock stars. I can still name all seven. We watched the early flights in our elementary school classrooms. It was incredible.
CNN is showing Apollo 11 tonight at 9:00 and 11:00. I strongly recommend it – I just watched it on Blu-ray. There’s footage that looks familiar and some we have never seen. The picture quality is great considering the age and circumstances of the original recordings.
The Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, NJ has several notable people. They include Grover Cleveland (president), Aaron Burr (vice president), George Gallup (pollster), The Menendez parents (famous murder victims) and John O’Hara (writer). The gallery of my photos from September 8, 2017 includes all of them but the Menendez parents. More information on who is buried there is on Find A Grave.