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Have you ever been in a museum looking at the displays and then realizing that you had ‘one of those’ when you were younger?

It could be something as simple as a Styrofoam tunnel for a train set.

It could also be something such as a vintage skee ball game in an arcade.

Target Holes for Skee Ball

Target Holes for Skee Ball

The beauty of nostalgia is that it evokes a simpler, happier time. It might be something we remember from our youth or something from an earlier time. Either way, it is something that can bring us some pleasure, even if for a short time.



Remember mood rings?

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During the 1970’s Mood rings were a huge craze.

In 1975, two inventors started making rings with a crystal that changes color with temperature. Supposedly you could tell the mood of the person by looking at the color of their ring. It beat “What’s your sign?” to a certain degree as a conversation starter.  They made great Christmas and Birthday gifts.

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1960’s television)

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One of the iconic television shows I grew up with was “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea”. I even had a Seaview bathtub toy.

The show featured a futuristic submarine, The Seaview, that had nuclear missiles, a flying sub, anti air missiles, a mini sub, a diving bell. In addition there was always something or someone trying to destroy the world or at least the Seaview. 

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