Nostalgia Stories

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

Cookies for a Chimney

October 28, 2015

The way to Granddad’s heart was definitely through his sweet tooth.

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Dear Ol’ Dad’s Sweater

September 28, 2015

Wearing his faded, stained sweater keeps my father close to my heart.

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Five Months Of Thanksgiving Preparations

September 28, 2015

Holiday season began in mid-July when Grandma-Ma fired up the canning stove in her summer kitchen.

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A Touching Nostalgia Story: Everyone Needs An Aunt Florence

August 25, 2015

She opened her heart and home to all who needed it, whenever they needed it.

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The Kraut Kettle: Making Sauerkraut Was a Major Job for the Whole Family

August 25, 2015

A simmering pot on the stove yielded a bowlful of tender memories.

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Our Personal Search Engine

July 23, 2015

Long before computers and Google, our small-town library relied on the DeRemer Decimal System.

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He Was My Shy Guy

July 23, 2015

I picked the love of my life in the cotton fields of North Carolina.

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Eau De Grandpa

June 9, 2015

When paint cleanup went awry, he created a unique signature scent
born of turpentine and desperation.

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Daddy’s Fountain Of Youth

May 15, 2015

When you’re doing what you love, even baling hay can keep you young.

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Grandfather’s Gift Keeps On Giving

February 9, 2015

Our trusty Radio Flyer has survived three kids, a move to the country and endless adventures.

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