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
ODIOUS UNCLE NORMAN
One Horrendous Summer
LA VIE PARISIENNE 1958
My Days in Straight Paree
EUNICE, PART ONE
From Dover to London
EUNICE, PART TWO
And Back Again
ANN ARBOR, DEJA VU
The Prodigal Son Returns
THE WEDDING
Here Comes the Bride

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