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Nostalgia

Thinking about the past is fun, but, did you know that nostalgia is also good for your brain? Find out what neuroscientists, have to say about nostalgia. Let’s think about the past together!

Discipline and Detention: Looking Back at School in the 1950s
5 months ago

Discipline and Detention: Looking Back at School in the 1950s

By  •  Mindset

My husband and I had an unusual experience this week. We visited his old school, along with about 60 other men in their 60s and above. There were also a few other wives. Let me explain why we were there, and the impact of the visit. Read More

How to Use the Power of Your Memory to Build a Better Future After 60
6 months ago

How to Use the Power of Your Memory to Build a Better Future After 60

By  •  Mindset

The end of the year is a time when people look back and make plans for the next one. Did you know that as you read this, you’re already always living in the past, never in the now? Read More

Which 1980s Toys Did Your Kids Love?
7 months ago

Which 1980s Toys Did Your Kids Love?

Maybe I’m biased, but, it seems like the 1980s was an amazing decade for toys. When my kids were growing up, the electronics revolution was well underway and toys like Teddy Ruxpin, Transformers, Speak and Spell and Micro Machines were flying off the shelves. Read More

Saving Family Memories Will Pay Dividends for Generations to Come
9 months ago

Saving Family Memories Will Pay Dividends for Generations to Come

By  •  Family

I am sure you recall hearing kids groaning ‘oh, not that story again.’ It might have been in a private setting or embarrassingly public, but the sagging shoulders and bored faces are the same. You might even have been one of those offspring once. Read More

Have You Experienced the Power of Nostalgic Music? You Should!
10 months ago

Have You Experienced the Power of Nostalgic Music? You Should!

By  •  Mindset

All through my life I have listened to the radio and there are some iconic songs that immediately take me back in time. Read More

What Are Your Best Childhood Memories of Your Mom?
11 months ago

What Are Your Best Childhood Memories of Your Mom?

I was only a teenager when I lost my mom to cancer. At the time, the emotions that I felt were sharp and hard, like crystal being thrown against a wall. Read More

What Was Your Favorite 1960s Candy? I Loved Dip Dabs!
11 months ago

What Was Your Favorite 1960s Candy? I Loved Dip Dabs!

It’s amazing to think that, in 1960, you could still buy a premium candy bar for $0.05. Of course, people made less back then too, so, it wasn’t like we were rolling around in candy as kids and teenagers. But, there were still plenty of options! Read More

Following My Mother’s Funeral Hearse Back Through History
11 months ago

Following My Mother’s Funeral Hearse Back Through History

By  •  Family

My mother’s last journey on earth was in the fall of 2014 as her casket was carried from the Presbyterian Church to the cemetery. As we drove behind the hearse through the village of Wendell, Idaho, I recognized the three-mile trip as a snapshot of her life. Read More

5 Reasons to Play Kick the Can and Other Outdoor Games with Your Grandkids
12 months ago

5 Reasons to Play Kick the Can and Other Outdoor Games with Your Grandkids

By  •  Family

As a native-born Texan, my Daddy was geographically and culturally predisposed to be a storyteller.

Since everything is supposed to be bigger and better in Texas, it was sometimes hard to separate the fact from the fiction in his tales. Like the beginning of this short story about a popular game of the time he played with his brothers, sisters, and friends. Read More

How Quilt Patterns Reveal the Fabric of Our Lives
12 months ago

How Quilt Patterns Reveal the Fabric of Our Lives

Last weekend I decided to tackle my closet and get rid of old clothing that no longer fit or would never be worn again. Read More