Linda Tate on August 29th, 2011

Thanks to alert Wellston Loop reader Maud Essen for sending me info about a new St. Louis documentary that’s out now and screening this weekend at Off Broadway, 3517 Lemp Avenue (Friday and Saturday nights, 7:00 both nights). In Brick by Chance and Fortune, filmmaker Bill Streeter explores St. Louis’s rich brick history (yes! it has a […]

Continue reading about New Film: Brick by Chance and Fortune

Linda Tate on August 29th, 2011

This week, I’m captivated by a radio essay by local St. Louisan Sean Collins. Aired on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” the piece highlights a “sound of summer” — in Collins’s case, the sound of the train at the St. Louis Zoo. This is an iconic sound for me as well, and I especially home my […]

Continue reading about Remembering the Train at the St. Louis Zoo

Linda Tate on August 22nd, 2011

Last week, I featured Raleigh Cigarettes, with their coupons that could be saved to purchase special items. An even more popular way to save toward something special was to collect Eagle Stamps and Green Stamps. Retailers – such as grocery stores and department stores – would give these stamps out at the checkout counter, basing […]

Continue reading about Trading Stamps

Linda Tate on August 15th, 2011

Raleigh Cigarettes by DwightFrye The last two weeks, I’ve written about my grandfather’s favorite beers – Falstaff and Stag. Now it’s time to immortalize his favorite cigarettes: Raleighs. Made by Brown & Williamson, Raleigh Cigarettes were the sponsor for Red Skelton’s popular Raleigh Cigarettes Program. (I remember watching Red Skelton with my grandparents but didn’t […]

Continue reading about Raleigh Cigarettes

Linda Tate on August 8th, 2011

Last week, I wrote about one of my grandfather’s favorite beers – Falstaff. But the beer I associate him with even more is Stag, a St. Louis-area favorite. Grandpa had his particular way of referring to this beloved beverage: “Stag. Stag Beer.” (Those readers who heard Grandpa say this will know exactly what I mean.) […]

Continue reading about Stag Beer

Linda Tate on August 1st, 2011

One of my fondest recurring childhood memories is seeing my grandfather, Art Landsbury, sit at the kitchen table with his transistor radio tuned to the Cardinals ballgame. In the ashtray would be a Raleigh cigarette. In a tall brown bottle would be either a Falstaff Beer or a Stag Beer. When I recently went to […]

Continue reading about Falstaff Beer