Nostalgia

As Seen on TV: The Early Days of Television

Our generation was privileged to grow up with the most influential, most promising invention since the wheel. We watched its humble beginnings through snow, squiggles, and rolls on tiny monitors that took minutes to warm up, often hours more to “tune.” In those pre-clicker, pre-color days, Dad was in charge of the “rabbit ear” antenna,…

B-17 Flight
Nostalgia

A Geezer’s B-17 Flight Into History

Exactly 60 years ago tonight – New Year’s Eve, 1944 – Lt. John McLaughlin was piloting a bomber called Andy’s Dandy’s in a group of 18 four-engine B-17s on a run over Germany. Target: Hamburg. Suddenly the sky went black with German fighters. McLaughlin estimated some 100 Messerschmitt 109s coming fast at 12 o’clock high….

senior nostalgia
Nostalgia

Senior Nostalgia (Suddenly Senior Memories and Stories)

We’ve got the best collection of senior nostalgia available. Check out some of our memories and stories from Suddenly Senior writers and readers. 50th Reunion Evokes Memories, Melancholy A look back at 1957, our black and white world, our expectations, our ideals, and dreams. And why Lily Tomlin was correct when she said, “I always…

Last Oldsmobile
Nostalgia

Last Oldsmobile: Oldest Auto Brand Dies

Many of us lost a dear friend yesterday (April 29, 2004) as the final and last Oldsmobile rolled off the Lansing assembly line. The oldest automotive brand name in US history died at age 106. My grandfather owned our family’s first Olds, a 1941 two-door, two-tone with Hydra-Matic transmission. Grandpa had lost the use of…

1939 Studebaker Green Bomb
Nostalgia

1939 Studebaker Green Bomb: Boy’s First Car

It wasn’t much on looks. It had more miles on it than God. We called it a Studebaker Green Bomb. It was a sexy (for that time) 1939 Green Studebaker. The clutch slipped, the rear shocks didn’t work, and inside it smelled like someone died. Or at least how I imagined that would smell. His…

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