Blast From the Past

February 17th, 2013

Lately I’ve been on a nostalgia kick. I’ve been thinking about the various things that I loved growing up, and how things change over the decades. When my brother was a kid- Star Wars was the thing. He had all the action figures and still has them to this day. My nephew- who is now almost 13, was a huge fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and also watched all the cartoons- the movies- had all the action figures and even went as one of them (don’t ask me which, since I can’t seem to keep up with who’s who.) one year for Halloween. If you click here you can still see just how popular those little turtles are.

Just out of curiosity- I asked my nephew if he still had all his turtle stuff and he responded as though he couldn’t believe that I was asking such a question. It followed with an ‘Of course, I do.” He proceeded to tell me that was just like me still having my old Barbi’s well into my 40’s. He has a point there.

I suspect that one day- when he’s a father- he’ll tell his son about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just the way my brother told him about Star Wars. It’s like passing on a bit of nostalgia and history. It makes my heart smile.

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