Columnist and editor Doug Larson said nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days. For me, it’s all about the music.


Music evokes so many feelings in us, memories, nostalgia, things that are connected to our past.

When I listen to the hits of the early Sixties, I get happy. Thank you, Pandora and Spotify, for the eternal soundtrack of my life.

My Guy

I read that our brains bind us to the music we hear as teenagers more firmly than anything we ever hear as adults.  And it’s a connection that doesn’t weaken as we age.

Psychologists and neuroscientists confirm that nostalgia isn’t just a cultural phenomenon. It’s a neuronic command.

OK, so maybe in retrospect, those high school dances weren’t roaringly impressive. The memory of them may fade but the sentimental blush of the music? Never.


What tune stimulates your brain’s pleasure circuit?

Toni 9/30/16


With boys, you always know where you stand.

Right in the path of a hurricane.  ~ Erma Bombeck

Trust, with dirt on its face

Toni 9/29/16





Nobody uses it.  Everybody loves it.



Kodachrome is the stuff of dreams. It’s a day at the beach, that glorious prom dress, a backyard BBQ, the big-number-ending-in-zero birthday, all captured and lived over and over in slide shows we never tire of watching.

Kodachrome ~ the Queen of Film ~ gave us snapshots of our lives for years. A small family-owned business in Kansas, Dwayne Steinie’s Photo, used its meagre stash of Kodak chemicals to process the last roll of film on December 30, 2010.


There are no more yellow boxes.

No more cans of film.

Backyard BBQ
Backyard BBQ

Just a mother lode of memories.

Thanks, Kodak. ♥

Toni 9/8/16