Nostalgia, April 29, 2017

Today’s post is about the things I miss from my childhood.  It’s also an opportunity for others to pile on with their nostalgic thoughts. First, let me clarify that I am only talking about the things that bring me fond memories from that time. This is not a qualitative judgment of whether that time was better than current times. It’s also not an expression of a desire to have those things now. It’s simply a list of things that once existed, may no longer exist, made me happy when I had them, and make me happy when I think of them.  Here goes:

Ranger Rick magazine

Encyclopedia Brown mystery books

Those books that featured four different athletes’ stories

My Evel Kneivel wind up motorcycle

Sam and Ninah’s five and dime store where all the candy cost no more than a nickel

Marbles

My first pocket knife

My red Stan Musial baseball glove

Jarts

Bike jumps made out of plywood over a couple cinder blocks

Jolly Good soda

 

Over to you readers.

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