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.