Archives in Category: Nostalgia

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Libby

I got the call last night; Libby had died. She was in her mid-nineties, and I hadn’t seen her in almost twenty years, so our relationship was mostly birthday cards and flowers at Christmas. Still I appreciated the call.

I

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The Concert in Grant Park

Recently I caught a rerun on PBS of Simon and Garfunkle’s Concert in Central Park, which was originally performed in September, 1981.  It was a free concert that the folk duo gave before five hundred thousand people to help raise

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.”

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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

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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

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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.

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