Nostalgia Stories

Nostalgia stories capturing favorite memories, family traditions and life lessons from the country.

Farm Life in the 1940s Often Meant Livestock As Payment

March 18, 2014

One father in Louisiana paid the doctor for delivering his newborn daughter with three lambs and $6!

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Children of the Great Depression Hunted Bad Guys

March 18, 2014

Two rural brothers who were children of the Great Depression exercised their imaginations hunting for gangsters like John Dillinger.

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Fond Memories of Childhood and a Special Playhouse

March 18, 2014

In her playhouse, one girl prepared to be a doctor, a shopkeeper and the teacher she ultimately became.

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Cattle Drive to Texas Was Dad’s Greatest Adventure

February 19, 2014

A hardworking childhood that included coin-diving at a Catalina Island pool ultimately led to a Texas cattle drive adventure.

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Alaskan Adventures Made For a Fun-Filled Childhood

January 23, 2014

Boyhood was a never-ending Alaskan adventure in the land of the midnight sun for these two youngsters.

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Family Skate Time at Town Rink Was Fun For All

January 23, 2014

Dad’s inspiration and a family of skating enthusiasts helped turn a rinky-dink rink in Wyoming into magic on ice.

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Steam Locomotive Was Memorable Part of Family’s History

December 19, 2013

Steam locomotive was memorable part of family’s history

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The Singing Mailman of World War 2

November 21, 2013

During World War 2, the singing mailman of Bath spread good cheer on his route along the coast of Maine.

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When Time Stood Still

November 21, 2013

Time stood still in Grandma’s magic land of tea parties and cookies, which was not ruled by “Let’s hurry up.”

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Wheeling and Dealing

October 24, 2013

Dad’s sedans brought a general store on wheels to isolated country folk in the hills around Penn Yan, New York.

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