This year for Christmas Santa brought me some of favorite treats from my childhood, Red Hots and Lemonheads. I used to eat these things by the gallon. I started thinking back to the dark ages when I was young and all the things I used to like.
Does anyone remember Cinnamon Gummy Bears? Do they even make those anymore?
If my sister and I escaped the homestead and were allowed to wander, we usually ended up at the Little Store (as we called it) near home buying up Sixlets and Necco Wafers and Whatchamacallit’s. I know they still make Necco Wafers but I have no idea about the others.
I don’t only miss candy creations, but a lot of other things as well. I miss the days when the most exciting form of entertainment was making ‘houses’ out of leaves in the fall. We would each make our line of leaves marking off our little rooms dividing the bedroom from the living room. Back in the old days we went snow skiing in the winter and spent lazy days on the lake in the summer; water skiing, tubing, swimming.
It seemed so much simpler. There were no cell phones, the music player of choice was a walkman and I’m actually not even sure if the internet existed. Today my kids know all about Blackberry and computers and Wii. If they need information for school they look it up. Not in an encyclopedia the way I did at their age, they just jump on the internet and it’s at their fingertips in seconds.
Does anyone remember the card catalog? The one you had to actually be tested on in school before you were allowed to check out a library book?
Maybe it was my post on the E-Reader this week that has made me all nostalgic, I don’t know. I’m even nostalgic for 90’s music these days like Red Hot Chili Peppers and Counting Crows. Maybe it’s just that in this particular time of life, the hustle and bustle of picking up a household again and moving, I’m wishing for a slower pace to life and something to look back on.
Are you ever nostalgic for certain things from childhood? What do you miss the most?
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