Nostalgia Stories

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

A Letter to Mom and Dad in the 1940s

August 20, 2014

In a letter to mom and dad about her car trip east with her new husband, a newlywed shares news of wartime progress and perils.

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Barefoot Childhood Summers

August 12, 2014

For the author and her cousin, childhood summers were spent barefoot on the farm.

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Change of Scenery for Summer

August 8, 2014

First cross-country road trip is more than just a change of scenery.

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Kind Action Helped Family Survive

August 6, 2014

Family survives tough winter thanks to kind action of a fireman.

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Fishing With Dad Was Always an Adventure

July 16, 2014

Memories abound of fishing with dad, and the time his slippery escape artist was determined to get off the hook.

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Making Money as a Kid Isn’t Easy

July 16, 2014

A young entrepreneur figures out that making money as a kid isn’t all fun and games.

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Lessons From Childhood Stay for Life

July 15, 2014

The important lessons from childhood are learned through adventures and mistakes.

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A Special Bond Between a Girl and Her Cat

July 14, 2014

Mousing talent led to separation, but ended in a happy reunion for a girl and her cat.

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Growing Up in the 1940s

June 25, 2014

Friday night dances were the place to be growing up in the 1940s.

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Childhood Artwork in Mom’s Closet

June 24, 2014

Rainy day boredom led to colorful childhood artwork on hidden walls.

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