Do you remember when the Good Old Days weren't all that, ahem, old? If you're anything like me, you're probably wondering how the years could have passed by so fast. It's almost like a blur!
"I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine," says Mr. Hardcastle in Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer. Ah, yes... I am sure that Hardcastle speaks for many of us. It's fun to reminisce.
I especially remember watching the Slinky commercial. I could hardly wait to get one and watch it walk down the stairs! Afterwards, Mom and Dad were sorry they gave it to me. Such a racket!
Do you remember when times seemed simpler and more enjoyable? Whether it's the 70s, 60s, or 50s, or earlier still, you'll find LOTS of fun nostalgia here.
Be sure to see "When the Circus Came to Town" below. Read the wonderful visitor comments by Victoria B. Cristiani Rossi whose family owned and performed in the world-famous Cristiani Circus.
Would you write for us? Share your own childhood memories and nostalgia with others who visit this page. Maybe you could tell us about your first car, or a special event in your life, while including with an interesting photo or two.
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For instance, I recall growing up in the 1950s. The older girls at school wore saddle shoes, and the boys wore Ivy League pants with thin black and grey stripes. And remember those white buck shoes that were so hard to keep clean.
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Many Wonderful Memories
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Old Fashioned Candy Store
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Shopping At The 5 & 10 - When Sheets Had Hems
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The Simplex Typewriter
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Orange Drinking Spouts
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When the Circus Came to Town
While rummaging around in my basement the other day, I came across my old "King Bros. - Cristiani Circus Magazine" containing the official program for …
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