Television was My Lifeline to the Events of 1968.

tv_1968In 1968 I was in college completing my junior year and beginning my senior year at an Arizona university. My main line of information for all the events happening that year was the television. We had one color TV in the lobby of the dormitory I lived in, so there was often a crowd gathered around it for the evening news and other events. I don’t remember any big demonstrations or riots on my campus but there was a lot of talk among students and in classes about the Vietnam War issues. Continue reading “Television was My Lifeline to the Events of 1968.”

A Story of Sewing & Fashion – ’68 Style

Judy Kaminsky Botvin
Judy Kaminsky Botvin

In 1968, I was a stay-at-home mom with two little girls, ages two and four, and expecting my third. I had purchased a sewing machine for myself after my first baby was born, planning to create clothes for her. And so I did, throughout the late 60’s. I made dresses and playsuits for the girls, and several Halloween costumes, including a Raggedy Ann dress and wig and a half-man-half-woman outfit. I decorated a child’s room with home-made café curtains, topped by a circus-tent-like valance. The full-length pant dresses and pant suits I made for myself were, of course, one-of-a-kind and therefore fun to wear. Though a college English major, I made the most of one semester of sewing class I took in junior high! Continue reading “A Story of Sewing & Fashion – ’68 Style”