Thursday, March 26, 2009

Re settings (sort of)

My friend Louise and I have been thinking about places we wish we could have seen--Paris in the twenties, for example. Or Southern California in the forties when Orange county was filled with actual orange trees. Or my Salt Lake City neighborhood in the 1890's. Or London when Shakespeare was writing (in the spring, though--not in the winter).

Here's the place I'd really like to go--Logan in the late forties and early fifties when my Dad was playing football at USU. I remember something the late Hack Miller said in a column once--that pound for pound my dad was the "mightiest football player God ever made." I would have loved to watch him play and hear him lay a hit on someone.

Where would you like to go? And why?

6 comments:

Karim said...

I would like to go to NYC an go to a speakeasy.

PS- I have missed your blog for too long. It is a treat to read your posts :)

Pink Ink said...

The Philippines in the 18th century. I am fascinated by the life my ancestors lived back then, and would love to get first-hand information.

shelley said...

India during British rule in the Victorian era. Yes, the Brits were terrible to the Indians, but I can't help wonder at the romance of the era.

Alec said...

Wrigley Field (before it was called that) in the 19teens so that I could watch the Cubs while wearing a top hat and a bow tie without anyone thinking I was weird.

Louise Plummer said...

I would like to go back to the forties in Holland as a fly on the wall. I'd like to see my parents moving through the Nazi occupation. I also like the clothes, cars, music, dancing, and movies of the forties.

ann cannon said...

So here's another place I'd like to have seen--I was at Mazza (a great Lebanese restaurant here in SLC) today and noticed again the huge black-and-white photos of Beirut in the 30's that Ali has on the wall. What a splendid city it was! No wonder they called it the Paris of the Middle East.