Nostalgia Neverland Blog

Hearth of the Home

Photo by Stéphane Juban on Unsplash   I say to myself that I shall try to make my life like an open fireplace, so that people may be warmed and cheered by it and so go out themselves to warm and cheer. George Matthew Adams      A roaring fire can invigorate all...

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This Little Piggy Went to Market

Photo: EBay     The rhyming name remains a true mystery. Going strong with over 500 stores, this originator of hands-on grocery stores still operates in 17 states. And it's a beloved part of Americana we love to remember far and wide.     The...

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She Did it All

Photo by Dolls Magazine     Model/Singer/Actress/Activist Par Excellence   She was Julia, a widowed mother and professional nurse in a landmark television series. In my little girl eyes at age seven, this portrayal was her sole identity, and I adored...

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Timeless March Quintet

Photo by Pavan Trikutam on Unsplash   The classic story of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is an American staple. Those who've read the book cannot imagine their childhood without its touching effects.   There are plenty of stage and screen interpretations...

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Iconic Style of Googie

Photos: Architecture Worth Saving   Outrageous, funky, and colorful; Googie architecture swept through the country for 25 years. You could spot it at a distance and be lured into its spell for shopping, food, and fun!   https://youtu.be/h3O6WTZfj64  ...

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Fill ‘Er Up!

Photo by Steven Cordes on Unsplash The ding ding of a service station bell is an immortal tone that plays in my memory as clear as day. And in yours too, if you lived in the days of full auto service attendants.   We're a country of services everywhere. Pet...

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Memento of Epic Proportions

Photo by Jason Ng on Unsplash   There it sat. A small souvenir, tucked into the telephone niche of my great-grandparents' Victorian farmhouse. A glass paperweight displaying the world's greatest waterfall.     From horseback to stagecoach to trains,...

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Dust Bowl Troubadour

Photo by: Celebrate America   This controversial American singer/songwriter was also an activist and author. He left an indelible mark on the fabric of our country.  His Legacy Lives Here   Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make...

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She’s a Lady

Photo by HeadvaseFinds   Girls love dolls and women love vases. The marriage of the two became an American classic collectible.   A Lady of the House in the 1950s was highly likely to own and display one or more of these little treasures. One of my fond...

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