Aug 23 2007

The Summer of ’47

When I read David Halberstam’s Summer of ‘49 recently, I thought of my dad many times.  We talked about it one day and he told me about his brilliant Summer of ‘47.  I told him to blog about it and he did.

Life in America was different then.  For a total of $3, he had an amazing summer based around the New York Yankees and the New York Giants.  His day started at Geller’s Candy Store every morning at 8am and ended on his local baseball field in the Bronx each evening when it got dark.  He tells the story well and it’s a great compliment to his story Jake the Pickle Man.

If you’ve been thinking about tech a little too much, or the absurd H-1B visa situation is bumming you out, go read these stories.  If you are a baseball fan, you’ll love them.

50 years later – as my dad says – “… some things have changed in America.  We now know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

Food for thought.