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Getting 'On' The Edison

Posted by Jim Botticelli  December 4, 2013 10:43 PM

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Looking at the old entrance ramp to the Expressway, I'm struck by the low speed film catching relatively low speed cars driving up the ramp as though racing!. A cool pic. Hope viewers agree. But the thing that stands out here is the Edison billboard. It brings to mind how once upon a time in America, a blue collar kid (I'm confessing to being blue with white stripes) would strive to "Get On The Edison", "Get On the Gas", "Get On The Telephone Company", or any other semi public utility that got that kid a middle class job with a pension, health insurance, and a smattering of dignity. And thinking those days are really gone. And thinking how fortunate Boomers were at the employment gates, but not the military draft gates.....You all know the deal.

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Jim Botticelli, a 1976 Northeastern University graduate, is a retired Boston Public Schools teacher. In college, he drove a cab and learned the city's cow paths. An avid collector of More »

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