Elvis Presley, 1956

This summer has been a good one

James Dean photographed by Roy Schatt.

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Schloß Augustusburg, Brühl, Germany.

Too cute!

Iced tea! Nothing is half so refreshing as a glass of black tea piled high with ice! More than a quencher of thirst, it is a tamer of tempers, a lifter of lethargy, and a brightener of smiles. It is a taste of Winter’s chill, magically trapped in midsummer’s glass.Not surprisingly, iced tea has a short history compared to hot tea. It wasn’t created until the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904. As the story goes, a tea promoter by the name of Richard Blechynden was having trouble selling hot tea in the middle of a blistering heat wave. When the temperature climbed above 100 degrees, Blechynden despaired of moving a single cup. Then came the stroke of genius! Why not pour tea over ice and serve it like lemonade, cold enough to banish the heat? The idea was a huge success and caused a stampede on the tea tent. Iced tea has been an American favourite ever since. No picnic is complete without it. Here are some pointers for enjoying Winter’s icy blast in the middle of Summer.Read More