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Taking A Walk Down Nostalgia Lane
The dictionary describes Nostalgia as being: 1. a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time: a nostalgia for his college days.
2. something that elicits or displays nostalgia.
We all seems to want to go their...why? I believe because it makes us feel young. I hope you will relax and take a "nostalgia trip" with me.
Do you remember when you could get your baby shoes coated and saved as a gift. My mother had my sister's baby shoes made into a pair of book ends.
Then There Were The 1920s and 30s
No, I don't remember the 20s and 30s, but I look at some of the outfits and hairdos and I feel like I could have been there. I like many of the dresses and oh those hats. Speaking of hats, check out my latest lens: Hats Oh My
Jelly Belly Jewelry of the 1940s
Then we had the pretty costume jewelry. In the early 1940s, I remember having an original jelly belly spider. My dad got it for me and never did figure where that spider went! It was beautiful and I sure wish I had it today.
Photo credit - eBay - a Trifari Jelly Belly Spider
and There was me, born July 22, 1945
Yep, that's me. I believe this was one of those "tinted" pictures.
Radio Flyer - 1955
Radio Flyer, the American toy company popular for the red toy wagon was created in 1917. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Radio Flyer created wagons, scooters, tricycles, bicycles, horses and ride-ons.
photo credit: Wikipedia
Cisco and Pancho TV Series
I will always remember these two guys, especially toward the end of the show where Cisco says, "Oh Pancho" and Pancho says, "Oh Cisco"..
Love The Big Trees
When was the first time you saw the Redwoods? I remember the first time I saw those big trees, leaning back trying to see the whole tree. Wow, what a sight for a small kid.
I bet you have a favorite story of something that sits in your memory as a kid: a special trip, visit to a relative in another state, special gift at birthday time? When I was 10, I got a small wadding pool that had 3 horse heads on it. I thought I was in "heaven". I can see that wadding pool clearly now at my age of 67.
Sitting At The Fountain
Are you old enough to remember going to Woolworth's Department Store or a drug store for a soda at the counter?
Man's Best Friend
I loved to watch Rin Tin Tin. What kid wouldn't. The hero was a dog. The setting was the old West; military post and a boy and his dog and all the adventures they could get into.
I could hardly wait to get home from school to watch this adventure. I remember, the owner and trainer of the dogs used in Rin Tin Tin lived in the same city I did as a kid, Riverside, California.
Ladies Head vase
Ladies Head Vase - gift from my Aunt at age 10 (1955)
Please visit: Ladies Head Vases Lens
Remember The Wooden Roller Coasters
I was lucky enough to ride the Long Beach, California Cyclone wooden coaster just before they took it down. I must say though, my husband had to encourage me with a few glasses of wine. After all, the thing went out over the ocean. What a thrill!
Remember the coasters..... - THE PIKE, LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA
You will notice that this is the Long Beach Coaster ....... 1936 movie. I road the coaster in late 1967 or 68. Over 30 million riders rode on the Cyclone before it closed in 1968.
The second video is of the same location, the Pike, Later they called it the Nu-Pike.
Link Along With Me
I hope you will spend some time here at the links. I have tried to include links with history for those of you who need more nostalgia.
- Ruby Lane
Fun and safe site to shop. Antiques, collectibles - fun place to window shop!
- Radio Flyer
The official Radio Flyer Site. You can get replacement parts here as well.
- Ham Radio
Learn all about ham radios.
- Radio Lovers
A site with old radio programs to enjoy.
- Nostalgia Factory
There are more than 38,000 original items on this site, from current-release theatrical movie posters to lobby cards from the silent era-and just about everything in between. You can search our database for pressbooks, press kits, window cards, inser
- Nostalgia Electrics
Electric appliances with a flair for nostalgia. Just a fun site to stop and look.
- Nostalgia Central
Here you will find just about anything for the purpose of nostalgia - movies, songs, decades, etc.
- The Captain Kirk Page
Kirk clips, Shatner links, message board, awards and more.
- Coaster Net
Roller coaster site
- Long Beach Cyclone Racer, California
Clips and history of Long Beach Wooden Roller Coaster
- Long Beach California Heritage Museum
It talks about the old roller coaster
And there was Captain Kirk - Star Trek
of the 60s and few other years
I never thought I would have become a fan of this show, but I confess - loved It. But I always like William Shatner. I remember him in a couple of Twilight Zone shows - great actor.
and there was Bruce and I
Married December 16, 1967
My marriage lasted 42 years. I lost my beloved to cancer in 2010. Thanks for the memories Bruce.
Enjoy Nostalgia by Yanni. Maybe you will see your favorite place here.
"I love it. God help me, I do love it so. I love it more than my life." Patton 1970 movie
Elvis Found Dead
Health deterioration and death (1973-77)
Medical crises and last studio sessions
Presley's divorce took effect on October 9, 1973. He was now becoming increasingly unwell. Twice during the year he overdosed on barbiturates, spending three days in a coma in his hotel suite after the first incident. Toward the end of 1973, he was hospitalized, semicomatose from the effects of Demerol addiction. According to his main physician, Dr. George C. Nichopoulos, Presley "felt that by getting [drugs] from a doctor, he wasn't the common everyday junkie getting something off the street." Since his comeback, he had staged more live shows with each passing year, and 1973 saw 168 concerts, his busiest schedule ever. Despite his failing health, in 1974 he undertook another intensive touring schedule. credit Wikipedia
ACTION FIGURES - late 70s and 80s
What about the 80s?
American Cultural History
FACTS about this decade.
Unemployed in 1980:
National Debt: 1980 - $914,000,000,000
National Debt: 1986 - $2,000,000,000,000
Average salary: $15,757
Life Expectancy: Male 69.9 Female 77.6
Minimum Wage: $3.10
BMW was $12,000; Mercedes 280 E was $14,800
Attendance: Movies 20 million/week
Right: 1980s Rubiks Cube
What Would A Nostalgia Trip Be Without Its Music
This end our nostalgia trip. I hope you have had as much fun viewing this trip as I did making it. Thanks for stopping by.
What is your favorite year? 40s, 50s, 60s or ? I must say, my favorite is the 50s, when I was a kid with no worries except whether it was going to rain or not so that I could go outside (my favorite play).