A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn” (3/18)
Irish Grape (potato) (3/18)
“Oranges are pre-sliced by nature” (3/18)
“My dad was a workaholic. Every time someone mentioned work, he got drunk” (3/17)
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Entry from June 17, 2018
“In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these”

Entry in progress—B.P.
“In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these” is a saying that has been printed on many images.


Wikipedia: Paul Harvey
Paul Harvey Aurandt (September 4, 1918 – February 28, 2009), better known as Paul Harvey, was an American radio broadcaster for the ABC Radio Networks. He broadcast News and Comment on weekday mornings and mid-days, and at noon on Saturdays, as well as his famous The Rest of the Story segments. From 1952 through 2008, Harvey’s programs reached as many as 24 million people a week. Paul Harvey News was carried on 1,200 radio stations, 400 American Forces Network stations and 300 newspapers.

4 February 1964, Greenwood (MS) Commonwealth, “Put the Toothpaste Back in the Tube: by Paul Harvey, pg. 8, col. 6:
Times like these it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.

Time magazine
Paul Harvey: The End of the Story
By Richard Corliss Sunday, Mar. 01, 2009
“This is Paul Harvey.” That clarion Midwestern voice was its own time machine; it carried listeners back to radio days of yore, when a distinctive vocal performance was as important as good looks are in TV news today. The opinions Harvey expressed were old-fashioned as well: politically and socially conservative, the musings of a grandpa who’s seen it all — or, as he put it, “In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Sunday, June 17, 2018 • Permalink