Archives in Category: Nostalgia

Ten minutes to write. Less time to read.

Honoring the Day

Many Americans remember that on this day in 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States subsequently joined World War II. I say ‘many’ because as the decades tumble after each other, there are fewer and fewer people

 … finish reading Honoring the Day

See more 10 Minutes in category , , | Leave a comment

Tea Anyone?

I found a story in tea cups during book club at my home yesterday.

I was preparing to serve the usual coffee, tea, and water.  Got the mugs out for the Joe; found my pitcher for the water; and then

 … finish reading Tea Anyone?

See more 10 Minutes in category , | Leave a comment

Memory’s Tug

Keith and Chris gave me a snow globe several years ago that had two scenes of New York City.  One was above ground and showed various famous skyscrapers, while one was below ground and showed various subway stops.  It is

 … finish reading Memory’s Tug

See more 10 Minutes in category , | Leave a comment

Memory Lane

The three and a half years I spent in St. Louis in my youth were magical. I was a tween and a teen back then; and I had the greatest friends in the world.

Most of us lived within walking

 … finish reading Memory Lane

See more 10 Minutes in category | Leave a comment

Comfort Food

It was an important text from my son who lives in upstate New York.  It read “Thinking of you. (Actually he wrote ‘u’, but I can’t bring myself to do that.) About to have Spaghettios ® for dinner. Very excited.”

 … finish reading Comfort Food

See more 10 Minutes in category , | Leave a comment

Mrs. McCall

On Sunday evenings I read the Chicago Tribune.  At almost four dollars a pop for an out-of-town issue, you can be sure I read almost every word.  Well, maybe not the car ads, but definitely the obituaries. And that’s how

 … finish reading Mrs. McCall

See more 10 Minutes in category | Leave a comment

Becoming Obsolete

After my experience at the Olive Garden yesterday, I’ve taken to wondering how previous generations felt about the inventions in their lifetimes that threatened what they knew best.

Did farmers think motorized vehicles were silly when horses could pull surreys

 … finish reading Becoming Obsolete

See more 10 Minutes in category , | Leave a comment

Chicago Marathon + One

Yesterday dawned gloriously perfect for the 37th running of the Chicago Marathon.  It was cool, sunny, and dry.  For months my son planned to run with the other 45,000 contestants, while the rest of his immediate family cheered him on.

 … finish reading Chicago Marathon + One

See more 10 Minutes in category , | 1 Comment

D-Day and B-Day Come and Gone

Last weekend was the seventieth anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, France, during World War II. I read that many of those who had participated then were returning to salute their fallen comrades for perhaps the last time.  Those who

 … finish reading D-Day and B-Day Come and Gone

See more 10 Minutes in category , , | Leave a comment

Eighteen Years

Eighteen years ago today my Mother died.  That year, it was Easter Week, which created complications in terms of funeral services and burial in the Catholic Church.  But then Mother never did anything the easy way.

Maybe I’ve said this

 … finish reading Eighteen Years

See more 10 Minutes in category , | Leave a comment