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Aging Nostalgia

Summer is Still A Bummer

June 15, 2017

Greetings from the high seas!  My darling and I are about to embark on our very first cruise.  According to our sea-going friends, we’ve waited much too long to indulge in this wonderful way to travel and see the world. Since we’ve always enjoyed exploring new places on land, we had postponed cruising until we were “older.”  I haven’t checked our birth certificates recently, but I’m pretty sure we’ve reached that milestone.  

Because I’ve abandoned my keyboard for two weeks, I’m reposting a seasonal essay from last year that some of you may recall. And I’ll be back before the end of June with something new, and in plenty of time to fully enjoy the perils of summer! Continue Reading

Aging Nostalgia

Summer Is A Bummer

May 31, 2016

Admittedly, I’m not a big fan of nostalgia.  My capacity for fondly recounting the good old days is about half a cup.  Sure, I have pleasant memories of growing up in the 40s and 50s, but I’m not about to initiate a petition for the return of Howdy Dowdy, or lobby the fashion industry to bring back poodle skirts.

And, while I do miss Archie and Jughead, I don’t get sentimental when reminded of what the price of gasoline used to be, or that a movie ticket used to cost 25 cents. Continue Reading