Tag Archives: nostalgia

If It’s Sunday, It Must Be Ice Cream

Yesterday was a chilly, drizzly, dreary day in Virginia Beach.  My husband and I always go down to the Oceanfront late in the afternoon or early evening for our Sunday ice cream trip to Dairy Queen.  I get a chocolate … Continue reading

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Another Victim of the Digital Age

I’m ashamed of it now, but when I was in fifth grade I was a proud child, proud of how rich I thought  my family was. No, we weren’t as rich as the families up on “The Hill,” but we … Continue reading

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The Five and Dime

For Christmas my brother and sister-in-law gave me a book entitled Good Poems, which are the poems that Garrison Keillor selects and reads on his NPR program, The Writer’s Almanac.  This morning I read a poem called “Woolworth’s” by Mark … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Some years ago, when my oldest granddaughter was about six, I had the pleasure of taking her on her first train ride.  It lasted a little over an hour, traveling from Fairfield, Connecticut, into Grand Central Station in Manhattan.  As … Continue reading

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Funny What Triggers Memories

This week I reorganized the kitchen cabinet that held all my zip-lock bags, aluminum foil, and food wraps.  I found a box of waxed paper I must have bought three years ago when we moved here.  I decided to use … Continue reading

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Missing Pieces

The other day, while thumbing through an old book, I came across a piece of paper that had the married name of an old college friend written on it.  I never would have remembered that married name because I always … Continue reading

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I’ll Always Be Thankful to Frisch’s Big Boy

The RemembeRed memoir assignment this week,  from Write on Edge,  is to write about a memory of ourselves WITH someone else. Word limit, 600 or less. A way to start: His/her name was ______________________ and looking back now, I realize…. I … Continue reading

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How It All Started

I thought it might be appropriate, the first day after my one-year anniversary, to replay my very first post.  I went back to see how many people had actually read it, and the number was a whopping seven.  Since then … Continue reading

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Antique Home Show

Last night my husband and I were watching Antique Road Show on Public Television, and we were amazed at how much money people’s old things were appraised at.  A man who bought some posters of railroads for a dollar could … Continue reading

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Name That Tune

Crepe paper streamers dangled at the entrance to the Passion Pit, the name my brother and I dubbed the finished basement we used for our party room when we were in high school.  It was a misnomer because nothing more … Continue reading

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