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Things That Make Me Nostalgic: List It Tuesday {Saturday Edition}

For Artsyville's List it Tuesday, I doodle-lettered a list of things that make me nostalgic. This list resides in the 5x8" moleskine that I use for my on-going, never-ending, rarely-remembered to-do lists. Drawn in pitt pen, colored with gelly rolls.

The list includes:

TV Guide. I remember thumbing through the TV Guide strategizing what my brother and I would watch each week. Yes, contemplating channels 2, 4, 11, 13 and 53 took quite some time.

The Big Chill. Watched this with friends so many times that we knew every.single.line.

Yiddish. Hearing yiddish takes me back to my childhood.

Xmas Lights in Department Store Windows. When I was little my parents used to take us downtown one evening each December to see the elaborate holiday displays. Twinkling lights, miniature trains, little dolls, the stores used to go all out.

Stairway to Heaven or Freebird. Fond memories of annual "best song" contests when people would call in to the radio station and vote. They'd play the top 100 songs from 100 to 1 and I'd wait up to see which song would win. These were always the top two.

Cherry snow cones, roller coasters, white cottages. Lots of time spent at amusement parks as a kid. 

Freshly dry cleaned clothing. The scent brings back memories. My uncle owned a dry cleaners and I remember the hot steamy air, the huge pressers, the freshly folded oxford shirts and the little tags.

Love lists? Join Hanna and I on our list-making extravaganza where we swap hand-stitched journals and fill them with lists!

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Reader Comments (11)

Yes...Stairway to Heaven!!! Love your list and so glad to find this blog!

09.29.2012 | Unregistered CommenterLynn Fisher

fantastic! i am absolutely fascinated by the Yiddish, your grandfather's heavy accent and the air mail envelopes!

09.29.2012 | Unregistered Commenteraimee

A really great topic for a list. And fun to see how lists differ by generation!

09.29.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndria

That is a great list... the Big Chill soundtrack is still one of my favourites...xx

Stunning list!! I love your lettering as well. Nothing like big department store Christmas displays with lights. We have a big fancy department store nearish to us and they have magical Christmas displays.

09.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterNatasha

I miss the TV Guide actually. I used to love the stories and the crossword puzzle.

09.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

Gelly roll pens.... ah! I first discovered these at a craft show about 2 or 3 years ago and fell in love. What a great concept... It really appeals to me - love lists, so it's the perfect kind of prompt for my art journal.

Totally with you on the Air Mail envelopes - nothing beats the pang of nostalgia of the old red and blue diagonal stripes across the edges of the envelope. *sigh

09.30.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Yes, The Big Chill is a favourite for me too - aound track and movie. My all-time favourite movie of all time would have to be Truly Madly Deeply.

I've got a list of all I want (as opposed to need) to do over these school holidays - I could do with a month rather than the 2 weeks I have!

Love your list, and the swimming pool smelling chlorine reminds me many things too!
Thanks for sharing!

10.1.2012 | Unregistered CommenterReiko

I LOVE this page. It is so colorful and cheerful and filled to the brim with wonderful words.

10.1.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarci Glenn

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