Hop on Your Big Wheel and Take a Ride Over to Maine

Let's go back in the Retropolis time machine to Christmas 1972. What's the first thing by the tree that grabbed my attention? That bright red and yellow plastic big wheel! Oh, how I would love to ride one of those again! The sound of plastic grinding against cement on the sidewalk was pure joy! read more...

New Orleans, Louisiana - Anne Rice's House is For Sale

I was lucky enough to get to see the inside of Anne Rice's house while she still lived there, and, I must say, it was completely different from what I expected. Yet, I LOVED that about her. A diverse woman! read more...

Stay in a Wigwam in Cave City, Kentucky

I never got to stay here, but I heard about this as a kid and it was a dream of mine to stay there. My family used to stay overnight in Cave City, Kentucky on our way to visit family in Ohio, although we stayed at a different chain motel - never in a Wig Wam. read more...

25 years ago: Limahl "The Never Ending Story" - 1984

This song is still gorgeous to me after 25 years, and I have never gotten tired of it. Limahl used to sing for Kajagoogoo (best known in America for their 1983 hit "Too Shy"). I love his voice, and I am happy to hear that Kajagoogoo have gotten back together and they will be reasing a new album later this year. read more...

Easter Weekend with Elvis Presley - 1957 Home Movies

Since it's Easter weekend, I thought it would be fun to show what Elvis was up to on Easter weekend in 1957. read more...

Silly Putty in my Easter basket

The Easter Bunny used to always fill our Easter baskets every year, and one of the items my brother and I would always get was silly putty. read more...

Traditional Passover Kugel Recipe from a Grandma

I found this yummy looking recipe on youtube, thanks to dcortesedc. They called it "Grandma's Kugel Recipe - How to make a Kugel. Get out your eggs, noodles, sour cream, cottage cheese, sugar, and fruit salad". read more...

75 Year Old Easter Cartoon - Funny Little Bunnies

The colors are bright and beautiful in this magical little Easter cartoon about little bunnies who are doing at Easter what little elves do at Christmas time. You'll see what I mean. I was just as delighted as a little toddler would be, seeing all the colorful sights and listening to the sweet old fashioned ladies voices singing in harmony. read more...

Kansas - Remembering Ellsworth (a reminder to make note of your grandparents memories)

While trying to find something about the past about Kansas, I found this sweet and touching song by Rascal Flatts called "Ellsworth", and a sweet and touching video to go with it. It is also a reminder to us that we should really capture the memories of our grandparents, parents and loved ones while we can. read more...

Iowa, photography, and humble beauty

Thank you to prairielightsbooks for this great video on youtube about a photographer in Iowa who captured small town life in Iowa beautifully. The video really speaks for itself. read more...

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