Category Archives: Nostalgia

Music of the day – Over the river and through the woods …

One of a few things that I remember from kindergarten is learning this song for Thanksgiving. The other two are making clay snakes, and napping on the rug that my mother knit for me. Advertisements

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Today in history – The Spruce Goose!

Tara Ross On this day in 1947, the “Spruce Goose” flies for the first and only time. With a wingspan of 320 feet, it remains the largest airplane to ever take to the sky. Did you know that the largest … Continue reading

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Southeast Michigan’s Premier Event – 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise

Today is the 24nd annual Woodward Dream Cruise, billed as the world’s largest classic car event.  It takes place in my back yard. Well, to be exact, it’s about 1/2 a block away from my front yard! More than a … Continue reading

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Learning to drive in the 1960’s

To be perfectly honest, I first drove a car before I learned to drive. How is that? Well, my uncle Ross had an old Chevy with a 3-on-the-tree at my Aunt Anna’s farm (our family farm), and somehow (the memory … Continue reading

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Aretha Franklin is dead at age 76

Aretha has passed today at her home in Detroit of advanced pancreatic cancer. Her death is not unexpected, although her family has kept the news fairly quiet. She is part of the music of my youth, especially as a Detroit … Continue reading

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Growing Up In the 1950’s

My earliest memories are of life in the early Detroit suburbs, a time when families were moving out of the city into the country.  So it was with our family.  My Aunt and Uncle and their sons had bought some … Continue reading

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Romance – Poems and Songs

An oldie but goodie. Enjoy! In honor of my wedding anniversary (51 years ago, but who is counting?) Of course, I was divorced long ago and, even if I had not divorced, my ex-husband is no longer alive, so this … Continue reading

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