Craig Francom was born in San Diego California and raised in Midvale Utah. Craig had a "Leave it to Beaver" childhood. If not at the local fishing hole, camping out with the Cub Scouts or just "messing around" with his buddies, you might find him putting pennies on the railroad tracks.

Craig also took piano lessons and even tap dancing which was big in the 1950s. He doesn't bring the tap dancing up much though. After attending elementry and secondary schools in the Midvale area he graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. degree in Sociology.

Soon after Craig began working for AT&T, Mountain Bell, USWest and retiring from Qwest Communications in 2007. Since 2008 he has created and maintained a number of websites, Birdvale.com, Pastunes.com and Flashbackzone.com to name a few. When not working on websites he enjoys reading, running, listening to Classic Rock and Roll, going to lunch with "The Guys" and last but not least he enjoys his convertible on those warm sunny days.

Articles by Craig Francom

Building Dreams

Once upon a time rather than hunt Pokemon creatures, boys and girls would spend hours building things. Planning, experimenting and finally creating things through trial and error was the goal. Thanks to the Erector Set countless ideas became a reality. Like many other baby boomers I would spend hours trying to build something new every […] Continue Building Dreams

Look But Don’t Touch

I’ve always enjoyed summer. It’s my favorite season of the year. Sunshine and warm temperatures is what I like. According to a 2012 Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey (33%) of American Adults say spring is their favorite season. Almost as many (29%) picked summer. Next comes fall at (27%) and just six percent (6%) prefer […] Continue Look But Don’t Touch

Fly Like An Eagle

Remember flying the old paper kites? TopFlite and Hi-Flier kites were very popular when I was growing up.  Do you see that many kids today flying kites? I’ve seen a few, but I bet the majority would rather play with one of their gadgets. Their priorities seem to be different nowadays. They don’t know what […] Continue Fly Like An Eagle

Breakfast Time

Growing up my mom would always say, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” I bet lots of other boomers heard the same thing. The moms were probably right. Many nutritionists seem to agree. If you skip breakfast it’s like trying to start your car without fuel. Breakfast provides the brain and body […] Continue Breakfast Time

Point and Click

“Men don’t care what’s on TV, they only care what else is on TV.” Jerry Seinfeld Television was first broadcast in the U.S. on  July 2, 1928. The Federal Radio Commission authorized C. F. Jenkins to broadcast from experimental station W3XK in Wheaton Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. For the first eighteen months, 48-line […] Continue Point and Click

Take Me To Your Leader

“Warning! Take Cover! Flying Saucers Invade Our Planet! Washington, London, Paris and Russia Fight Back!” It seems just like yesterday when I first  heard that line from the 1956 movie, “Earth VS. the Flying Saucers.” I remember seeing it one Saturday afternoon on television. That movie plus many others involving martians, ugly creatures and flying […] Continue Take Me To Your Leader

Good Night Sleep Tight

Baby boomers have been great inventors and innovators. But what is the difference between invention and innovation? Invention can be defined as the creation of a product or introduction of a process for the first time. “Innovation,” on the other hand, occurs if someone improves on or makes a significant contribution to an existing idea, […] Continue Good Night Sleep Tight