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Archive for July, 2012

Two Barefoot Photos

Yesterday’s Dispatch happened to have two barefoot photos in it.

As I’ve mentioned before, the Dispatch often has these “about town” photos that aren’t really news stories, but just show people out and about.

And every now and again those people are barefoot.

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Give Me Some Latitude

In a couple of comments to my entry about the Hasidic dress codes, Victor was curious about how people dressed in New York (or even much of the eastern United States) in the late 1800s, early 1900s.

Weren’t they hot?

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At the Ohio State Fair

Two days ago I went to the Ohio State Fair, for the first time in four years.

I was concerned I might get arrested.

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Pelmatophiles Unite!

In the comments to Food Truck Foolishness”, I used the word “pelmatophobe”, and Ward asks what it means.

It’s a recent coinage that’s not in any dictionary (or even Google).

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NSNSNS? No, NSNBNSNLCN!

Okay, here’s a new take.

In Hasidic New York.

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Food Truck Foolishness

In a comment to yesterday’s entry, Beach Bum points us to a rather extraordinary photo.

A food truck with a “shirt and shoes required” sign.

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Our colorful character for today is Charlie Haase, from Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin.

He operated a restaurant there, “Barefoot Charlie’s”, for many, many years.

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