Mel Birnkrant's
rRECOLLECTIONS
THE FIRST CHRISTMAS
Growing up in Berkley
BIGOTRY
Upon moving to Seven Mile Road
A VISIT TO SAINT NICHOLIS
Excerpt from an Interview, Illustated
THE J.L. HUDSON BARBER SHOP
The Best Haircut in the World
THE CEMETERY
A Subtle and perhaps Prophetic Dream
HAMPTON SCHOOL
A Strange and Terrible Day
HOWDY DOODY TIME
The Golden Age of Kid's TV
THE STUDENT PRINCE
A Musical Comedy
COLLECTING THOUGHTS
Unaccustomed as I am to Public Speaking
WORDS
Your First  Collection
RELIGION
A Revelation
CHRISTMAS
A Status Gift
BRIMFIELD
The Port-O-Let
A THOUSAND OBJECTS
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
DAY-GLO
Colour Out of Space
SURVIVING SURVIVAL CLASS
Or What I Learned at Pratt
TWO SPANKINGS
And a Martian Invasion
PEEWEE'S GREAT ADVENTURE
A  Leap  of Faith
MIMI'S TAIL
A Tale of Two Kitties
THE FLYING SAUCER
A Single Sighting  1954
STINK BUGS
An Alien Invasion
DORIAN GRAY
Exceeding one's Abilities
THE MICHIGAN STATE FAIR
A  Childhood Memory
THE MONKEY THING
A True Story
HEDGE'S WIGWAM
American Indian Cuisine
LA DOUBLE DOUCHE
A French Shower
THE GHOST CAT
Another True Story
THE GIFT OF LIFE
Pee-Pee and Mookie
TARAS BULBA
A Meaningful Coincidence
CHRISTMAS WINDOWS
My First Job, Ungainfully Employed
THE TATTOO PARLOR
A Lost Painting
CAMP MEHIA
Summer Camp for Jewish Indians
PEEWEE THE MUSIC CAT
The Purrfect Friend
THE MOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN
Halloween 1951, the Shape of Things to Come
A CURIOUS DREAM
Resting in Peace
THE ICE CREAM CONE
A  Conundrum.
THE MAGIC FOUNTAIN
My Fathers Masterpiece
BLUE DENIM
A Brief Anecdote
THE HITCHING POST
Politically Incorrect?
THE MAGIC MIRROR
Reflections
THE THIRTEEN CLOCKS
A Puppet Show & Interview at Disney Studio
MY LIFE IN CRIME
Now, It Can Be Told
FLAMING YOUTH
A Sentimental Journey
CONVERSING with COLLECTIBLES
Interacting with the Inanimate
MOTOR CITY MAGIC
Downtown  Detroit Daze
SMALL THINGS
Remembering  Johnson Smith & Company
A EULOGY
And A Celebration
AUTO EROTICISM
CARnal Knowledge
LOUCILLE AND CHARLES
Dear Friends and Loving Family
LIFE AMONG THE BIRNKRANTS
The Game of Snores and Uh-Huhs
KENNETH ANGER
The Making of Mouse Heaven
A YEAR AT PRATT
A Real Art School, at last
LIFE? AT PRATT
Making Out

To Be Continued ...
of a Toy Collector
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