Posts Tagged: Depression

Fluke encounter during Depression turned Steven Kordek, 100, into pinball design wizard

    (Without Steven Kordek’s work, I might not have pissed away hundreds of quarters in dozens of bars in college.) CHICAGO – If not for the need of some shelter from the rain, pinball might never have had its

Fluke encounter during Depression turned Steven Kordek, 100, into pinball design wizard

    (Without Steven Kordek’s work, I might not have pissed away hundreds of quarters in dozens of bars in college.) CHICAGO – If not for the need of some shelter from the rain, pinball might never have had its

First person: Seattle homebuilder Albert ‘A.C.’ Goodwin, 95, said he was sheriff of Cut-and-Shoot, Texas

SEATTLE –  Albert “A.C.” Goodwin, long time Seattle homebuilder, past President of the Seattle Master Builders, enthusiastic amateur sailor, life-long reader, possessor of an astonishingly large amount of basic, general information, and father of Terry, Greg, and Gael Goodwin, died

First person: Seattle homebuilder Albert ‘A.C.’ Goodwin, 95, said he was sheriff of Cut-and-Shoot, Texas

SEATTLE –  Albert “A.C.” Goodwin, long time Seattle homebuilder, past President of the Seattle Master Builders, enthusiastic amateur sailor, life-long reader, possessor of an astonishingly large amount of basic, general information, and father of Terry, Greg, and Gael Goodwin, died

Chicago engineer Stephen Hrajnoha, 94, helped make the aluminum Christmas tree a pop classic

CHICAGO – Stephen Hrajnoha worked in the tool and die industry, setting up production lines for everything from aircraft engines to locomotive parts. His West Side manufacturing company also had great success with the aluminum Christmas tree — a fad

Chicago engineer Stephen Hrajnoha, 94, helped make the aluminum Christmas tree a pop classic

CHICAGO – Stephen Hrajnoha worked in the tool and die industry, setting up production lines for everything from aircraft engines to locomotive parts. His West Side manufacturing company also had great success with the aluminum Christmas tree — a fad

First person: Lyn Ackroyd loved poker, parties and a good Manhattan

TORONTO – Lyn Ackroyd enjoyed the occasional dry Manhattan. In fact, she made a personal survey of the cocktail on trips to New York, and decided that the Oak Bar at the Plaza made the best. (This story by Lynda

First person: Lyn Ackroyd loved poker, parties and a good Manhattan

TORONTO – Lyn Ackroyd enjoyed the occasional dry Manhattan. In fact, she made a personal survey of the cocktail on trips to New York, and decided that the Oak Bar at the Plaza made the best. (This story by Lynda