Category Archives: Nostalgia

Be My TV-alentine

This post is dedicated to Rickey Freeman- with the generous forbearance of his beauteous wife, Joan. A kindred spirit when it comes to old television shows, he’s sure to remember everything mentioned here.  Happy VD, my friend. I hope yesterday … Continue reading

Posted in Nostalgia, Television | 14 Comments

Ave Atque Vale

(Photo courtesy of Bruce Robbins a.k.a. Ribs) You may know some of these guys, Dear Readers.  They were Glencoe’s Active Screw Softball Team champs in 1966. (As I recall, the team motto was “There’s no screw like an active screw.”  … Continue reading

Posted in John Barnard, New Trier High School, Nostalgia | 4 Comments

Stuck on You

Hi, Dear Readers.  Hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving holiday. And now… How many of you know what this item is used for? Do the names “Revell” and “Monogram” mean anything to you? If these brands bring back … Continue reading

Posted in E.J.Korvette's, hobbies, Model kits, Nostalgia, pop culture | 17 Comments

Reunited (And it feels so good)

That’s my I.D. badge, Dear Readers, proudly bearing my class picture.  (Wince.) The year was 1967, and although I was having a clearly a bad hair day, my four years at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois were the … Continue reading

Posted in New Trier Class of '67 Reunion, New Trier High School, Nostalgia, pop culture, Winnetka | 14 Comments

Songs of Summer

As summer delightfully descends upon us, music on the radio only means one thing. It’s the 60’s and I’m back at New Trier High School and I’m in a cool car headed for the beach or 31 or the Teatro … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Nostalgia, pop culture, The 60's | 10 Comments

Old School

One look at this picture and it’s 1959 and I’m instantly transported back to the playground of the Avoca School on Chicago’s North Shore. The dresses on the girls and that awful-looking ring thing bring back vivid memories of recess. … Continue reading

Posted in Avoca School, Childhood, Nostalgia, Playgrounds, pop culture | 7 Comments

Da ‘Burgh

Author’s Note:  This is my last blog post of 2016, friends.  I’ll be heading off to Boston soon for Christmas.  So here’s wishing you and your families a very joyous holiday season. See you on Sunday, January 8, 2017.  And Happy … Continue reading

Posted in food, Nostalgia, Travel | 12 Comments

Sweet Tooth

Since tomorrow is Halloween I thought it was the perfect time to talk about candy. These days, I’m all about Dots. They are my perfect, go-to dessert after every meal. But it wasn’t always like that. I remember… Chunky. Wow! … Continue reading

Posted in Candy, Halloween, Nostalgia, pop culture | 31 Comments

East of Edens

Before we go on on a trip down Retail Memory Lane, Dear Readers, let me beg your indulgence.  This will be my last blog post until Sunday, September 25.  I need some time off because yesterday was the first day … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, Edens Plaza, Nostalgia, Wilmette | 14 Comments


Wow, Dear Readers.  At long last, it finally feels like summer around here and that brings one great thing to mind… Riverview! Yeah, I know.  Riverview Amusement Park is long gone.  Sold to a developer in 1967 and vanished overnight … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, Childhood, Dating, Nostalgia | 20 Comments