When 45 Records Ruled and the Beatles were New

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, One Writer's Journal

 Fifty years ago Beatlemania hit America. When I look back on it now, you might wonder why that song “I Want to Hold Your Hand” took the country by storm. The Beatles were already hitting the music scene in England, but here in America, the record companies were reluctant to put out their songs. Maybe because those songs were so …

Thinking Joy in the Middle of Winter

Ann H Gabhart Heart of Hollyhill

February 4, 1965 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. First I have to let you know that last week was a disaster here in Hollyhill. A foot of snow and cold. Somebody told Dad that it was twenty below out on their farm. Wow! That’s too cold to do anything except sit by the fire and hope you don’t …