For the A to Z blogging challenge I’ve decided to blog about the 1940′s. And in the spirit of the 1940′s, at the end of the month, I’ll be giving away an ebook copy of one of my favorite books, Summer at Tiffany, to one of my newsletter subscribers (sign-up on the sidebar if you are so inclined.) It’s a light-hearted memoir of two college girls let loose in New York City for a summer. What a hoot.


Your Hit Parade was a Saturday night radio broadcast of the most popular songs of the week. It was the age of the big band, and a live orchestra would play the songs, with number one being the last of the night. The other songs were not played in order. I can picture the teen-agers gathered around someone’s cabinet radio in the living room, drinking Coca-Cola, and taking guess on the number one.

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