I’ve always been a history buff – my husband would say I’m a nerd; so be it.
I love reading Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe mysteries. Stout wrote them over a span of 40 years. Although the characters in his books never aged, they certainly evolved. The books take place in NYC. As you read them, you’re taken on a journey in a time machine. You see how fashion, language, and ideology change. Believe it or not, there was a time in NYC when you could park your car in front of your house without circling the block for 4 hours.
I was going through some old black and white photos and came across a picture of my grandmother holding my mother in Sunset Park Brooklyn. They are on the corner of 7th Avenue and 41st Street. There have been some changes, but the building behind them is still standing.
Enjoy the quick trip back in time!