April 6, 2015 |
White, rubber-soled shoes are giving girls (and guys) a chic boost this spring as athletic wear continues to get a dressy makeover. The trendlet Navy or neutral. Marsala or metallic. Leopard-print or white. Kicks of any color with thick, white bottoms are cool and comfortable. Meant to be worn without socks, the shoes look fantab with cutoff denim. Girls get a needed lift with the maxi dress. Guys should slip on a pair when an event calls for a linen or cotton-twill, slate-gray suit.
June 15, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO — Normally, the only way to get the golf media up with the sun is to offer them a comped round at Pebble Beach. With caddies thrown in, of course. Maybe even breakfast. But Thursday morning at the Olympic Club, a different kind of enticement had them piling into all those early shuttle buses. This time it was that 7:33 first-round pairing for your 112th U.S. Open, with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and the newest major winner, Bubba Watson. Before the ESPN cameras even came on, their opening ninth hole was the spot to be. Much the same way that on Wednesday night it had been across town at AT&T Park.
June 30, 2011 |
As was evident on Thursday's opening day of the AT&T National at Aronimink, golf and fashion sense, much like bowling and sobriety, are mutually exclusive terms. Given that their clothing tastes tend to range from garish to ghastly, it's always been difficult to know whether golfers are way ahead of the fashion curve or they wiped out on the first turn back in 1966. Anyway, after a day at Aronimink, one fashion trend was in clear focus: white belts. Are they in again?
May 8, 2008
My most enduring memory of my mother, Lee Kennedy, is of her standing at the kitchen sink, washing dishes, looking out the window that faced our backyard, and singing to herself. There were five of us kids, so she was washing dishes constantly. Sometimes I'd catch her looking off into the distant woods, and I fancied her picturing herself on a stage somewhere, singing to a grand audience. She'd given up her career in musical theater for marriage and family, and I think this was the only way she felt she could have a connection to the life she left behind.
November 20, 2002 |
Surveying Paul Fussell's elegantly crammed Walnut Street apartment, one suspects how and why Philadelphia's great scholar-curmudgeon ended up knocking out his droll new study, Uniforms: Why We Are What We Wear (Houghton Mifflin, $22). Late at night, while wife and fellow writer Harriet Behringer sleeps, the 78-year-old author of The Great War and Modern Memory - named by Modern Library as one of the 20th-century's top nonfiction books - undoubtedly wanders amid his rooms of war and travel bric-a-brac in full regalia of one sort or another.
October 31, 1996 |
Back in September, I wrote about Widener's Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, who had been honored by the College Football Hall of Fame for his accomplishments at the NCAA Division III school. I was public relations director at Widener during Johnson's career, and I mentioned several of his more remarkable games, including one against Franklin & Marshall College in which he gained 151 yards and scored two touchdowns - on his first three touches of the game! Well, that comment struck a nerve with J. Ward Larkin, F & M Class of '76. Larkin wrote to my editor, saying that I "failed to mention that Billy's club lost the game and . . . [Billy]
September 26, 1996 |
A few careers ago, I had the privilege of serving as public relations director at Widener College during the explosive career of Billy "White Shoes" Johnson. I saw the running back score most - if not all - of his 62 career Widener touchdowns, and I got to know this personable young man extremely well. So, it came as no surprise to me when Johnson, always a Hall of Fame human being, became an official Hall of Famer recently when he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind. I remember what a pleasure Johnson was to work with and how he stopped in my office to thank me for helping him get named to the small college All-America team.
August 20, 1996 |
Retire after 50 years in the flower business? No, thanks. Cut back to a five-day work week? Forget it. "As long as I can keep going, I'll keep going," said Catherine Walrath, dressed in spotless white pants, white shoes and a white-flowered blouse as she bustled about her shop here last week. That sums up her approach not just to running a business for 50 years, but also to each day. It has guided her small corner store, Talarico's Flowers, and been the pillar on which Walrath, widowed 40 years ago with five children to rear, always has relied.
May 18, 1996 |
Terry Bradshaw, Walter Payton, Wilbert Montgomery and Widener's Billy "White Shoes" Johnson were among the first group of players from the NCAA's Division I-AA, II and III and the NAIA named to the College Football Hall of Fame yesterday. Bradshaw, who won four Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers, passed for 6,568 yards from 1966 to 1969 for Louisiana Tech. Payton, the NFL's all-time rushing leader with 16,726 yards in 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears, played for Jackson State from 1971 to 1974.
October 9, 1995 |
Who said that you can't go home again? Looking as fit and trim as he did when he was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and adjudged by many as the greatest punt returner in NFL history, William Arthur Johnson, better known as Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, proved that old saying to be untrue. Johnson, who played 14 seasons in the NFL and one season in the CFL, returned to his roots Saturday, again wearing his trademark white shoes, when his former Chichester No. 11 jersey was retired in a pregame ceremony before Chichester's football game against Penn Charter at Anthony Apichella Memorial Field.