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Nostalgia



   FlatCityGirl  A poster from WWII that I have never seen
   July 19 at 21:34 EST .

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   Gram77  Just thinking.......I held my first sparkler in 1936. Makes me smile.
   July 4 at 12:54 EST .

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   MeiDei  1947 : )
July 5 at 00:39 EST .

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   MeiDei  Reconstruction of Emerson HS in Oklahoma turned up hidden finds from 1917 - God, cursive & sweet pictures on chalk boards ... go back in time ..
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2015/06/12/blackboards_fr
om_1917_emerson_high_school_in_oklahoma_city_uncovers_slate.
html
May 4 at 17:58 EST .

   2 people like this.



   Surfhut  This is in my neck of the woods. Awesome!
July 9 at 10:11 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thought of you when I read this, I hope you get to see it Surf.
July 18 at 10:19 EST .




   MeiDei  Mother never taught me this....
   March 13 at 20:14 EST .

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   StormCnter  My word! From 1949? I thought by that year, we females were no longer considered to be mostly decorative (put on a clean dress? Have your hair in order? ). I sewed a lot when my children were young and I do agree with the part about having the housework done before sitting down to sew. Otherwise, it's hard to spend the day at the machine.
March 23 at 05:55 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Pictured is a 1948 Palace Royal restored travel trailer.

This is the website for Flyte Camp:

http://flytecamp.com/portfolio.html

I discovered this television program, Flipping RVs, by accident, and am hooked like a speckled trout. Opening each photo on that page reveals photos of the restoration, and the interiors of the restored trailers.

Here is the facebook link:

https://www.facebook.com/flytecamp

You can walk through the shop and see what old trailers are being restored; and read Justin and Anna's take on what they are doing.

One thing I appreciate about this show is that there is absolutely no foul language ever. No bleeping of the dialog.

   March 11 at 11:03 EST .

   2 people like this.




   StormCnter  This comment will be nostalgia gone awry. Or nostalgia pre-empted.
Do you remember the boxes of Brach's Chocolate Covered Cherries we could buy at the grocery store for under a dollar? Sweet, gooey, yummy nectar of the gods. I loved them. Several years ago, they disappeared. An Internet search revealed the cherries had been discontinued and the Brach's brand sold. Alas!
But, before Christmas, I discovered the new owner of the brand was putting Brach's Chocolate Covered Cherries back on the market as Brach's Cherry Cordials. I was thrilled and bought a slew of boxes to pass out to friends at Christmas.
Beware. They are not the same. The new offering looks the same, but when I bit into one, expecting messy sweet white fondant goo surrounding the cherry to drip on my chin, I found the cherry is firmly centered in a semi-solid coating of fondant. No goo, no sweet juice mixed with fondant but a completely different product. I have complained to the manufacturer. L-Dotter Susannah tells me she still sees the old brand in her stores and has offered to send me one for testing.

   January 7 at 09:26 EST .

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   BirdsNest  If I am not mistaken, the filling of the chocolate is powdered sugar rolled around the cherry. Once dipped in chocolate it takes a certain amount of time for the moisture in the cherry to melt the sugar into a drippy liquid.
January 8 at 17:25 EST .

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   StormCnter  I agree, but it is eventually supposed to liquify and these never did. Maybe the cherries they are using are at fault. Or they don't want sticky stuff leaking during shipping. Whatever the cause these never did turn into good stuff.
January 9 at 09:48 EST .

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   Linder  Say it isn't so! Loved to freeze the choc covered cherries. They never became solid...would pop one into my mouth and savor the flavors. I stopped buying them long ago because I had no self control and would eat too many. Would kill for one this moment now that I know they are no longer available.
January 9 at 18:48 EST .

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   StormCnter  Linder, there are other brands, but usually not available in the stores. I have ordered Queen Anne and Cella from Amazon in years past and they're just fine. Also, Philadelphia Candies' Chocolate Covered Cherries are available on Amazon. I haven't tried them.

Stay away from the new Brach's, however.
January 14 at 10:05 EST .

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   StarFire  Our local Walmart carried the Queen Anne this year. They are not exactly the ones my mother bought, but they are darned close. My daughter stocked up on the dark chocolate for me. I have one of the dark chocolate each night as my bedtime treat.
January 17 at 22:35 EST .

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   StormCnter  Oh Starfire, who can stop at just one if they are good ones.
January 19 at 11:58 EST .

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   Balogreene  Look on Nuts.com, I'm pretty sure they have chocolate covered cherries. My dad loved those Brach's.
January 19 at 21:00 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  For the last two years [and maybe three], United Supermarkets have had chocolate covered cherries for $1.00 a box. My son loves them and gets several. I've eaten a couple, and whatever the brand is, they have the runny, goopy, syrupy, drip down your chin center.

I like them okay, but not a favorite, like my son, who lives for them. Therefore, I don't know the brand.

You might look at United in your area, SC, and see what they have. If they sell them, they are probably the same ones that they sell at Christmas.
March 11 at 14:19 EST .

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   StormCnter  Thanks. My United tore (Market Street ) has been bought out by Albertson's and nothing is the same. But, I'll check the chocolate-covered cherries as you suggested.
March 23 at 05:58 EST .

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   MeiDei  Years ago some treats were seasonal - a long anticipated favorite of mine was a Charlotte Russe, only sold in a local dept. store during Easter & corresponding Jewish holiday. Here is some background:
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/culture/2012/02/520443
6/lost-foods-new-york-city-charlotte-russe
Recipe included, we bought the ones in paper push up cups - devine!
January 2 at 17:08 EST .

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   StormCnter  At Christmas, we kids were allowed the little raw sugar cones that are a Mexican favorite, piloncillos. They're also used in cooking, but we loved to just break chunks off for sucking slowly in the mouth. Yum!
http://www.melissaguerra.com/shop/pilonc
illo-raw-sugar-cones/
January 3 at 08:35 EST .

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   Gram77  This should give away my age nicely.......getting a tree was my dad's and my job. The farm was backed up against a big woods and we would bundle up, get the ax, and roam the woods for the perfect tree. My dad would tie a rope around it and then pull the tree back to the house. It would go in the barn where the snow would drip off and then into the house. To me that was the perfect Christmas. How times change.
November 29 at 07:31 EST .

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   Surfhut  Lovely memory, Gram. A lot of folks here in flyover country still pick their Christmas tree just as you and your dad did. Merry Christmas!
November 29 at 08:42 EST .

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   Balogreene  We picked our tree, a week before Christmas, once or twice daddy cut it, usually we went to a lot to buy one. In the 70's daddy started making ornaments too heavy for natural trees, we have always had fake since then. We still have many of daddy's ornaments to hang.
December 16 at 18:59 EST .

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   StormCnter  My childhood memories are similar to Gram's. Except Santa put up the tree, decorated it and lit birthday candles all over it on Christmas Eve while our daddy took us down to the barn to look at the baby pigs or to feed the turkeys or to brush down a couple of horses. Whatever he could find for us to do until it was safe to walk back up to the ranchhouse where magically, Santa had come. We always opened our gifts on Christmas Eve.
December 21 at 16:31 EST .

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   Surfhut  Time for Christmas!!! One of my favorite childhood memories was shopping for the perfect tree. The whole family went together, it was always freezing cold, but we took our time to find the perfect tree. Daddy made a clean cut on the trunk and stuck it in a bucket of water in the garage overnight. It was torture for we kids to not put it up immediately! He and Mother herded us inside. Daddy made hot chocolate and cinnamon toast while we watched Disney (Disney was wholesome back then ). We studied our Sunday School lessons. Daddy polished our shoes and Mom put we girls' hair in foam rollers. Sunday morning, a pot roast or chicken went into the oven while we were at church. FINALLY, after church and Sunday dinner, we got to decorate the tree. We kids were off the charts excited when that magical time came. It is one of my favorite memories but the experience taught me two of the greatest lessons in life my parents could have given me/us: patience & delayed gratification. Hope to hear some of your favorite Christmas memories.
November 27 at 10:33 EST .

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   Balogreene  Surf: when I was 18 (1970 ), I was 4 years into babysitting for a family. They invited me to Christmas Mass (I was not Catholic ). I showed up at their house, the formal tree was up, the boys, parents, neighbors and I went to Mass. When we came home, there in the Family Room was a fresh tree, decorated, lit, with presents under it. Santa had been there.

To this day, I don't know how they did it. Their very best friends were in church with us, it was magical for the little boys, and even for me!
December 3 at 20:59 EST .

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   Surfhut  Beautiful memory, Balo. Thinking about how the parents pulled that off made me laugh and cry at the same time!
December 5 at 10:17 EST .

  6 people like this.





   MeiDei  The news has been so bad lately, time to take a break with some nostalgia & humor - Hollywood Squares (may be out-takes ) remember when?




November 16 at 18:31 EST .

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