Saturday, December 12, 2009


I am still watching the hokey old Christmas movies, and I spent a little while trying to decide why I love to watch them. I came up with the answer when I went to the library last week…..

This statue greets visitors to the Manatee Public Library. As I stared and snapped, I went back in time to a place where my mother took my hand every couple of weeks and walked me up the steps of the Pubic Library in Savannah Ga. I felt the same way looking at the children reading that I feel when I watch Christmas movies.

Wikpedia: . Nostalgia describes a longing for the past, often in idealized form a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends
Merriam-Webster: the state of being homesick : homesickness, a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect! ~Owens Lee Pomeroy

It's never safe to be nostalgic about something until you're absolutely certain there's no chance of its coming back. ~Bill Vaughn
I mean do we really want to drive horse and wagon? Or go to a general store instead of Wal-Mart? Cook on a wood burning Stove? NOT ME!

If you're yearning for the good old days, just turn off the air conditioning. ~Griff Niblack
People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of things they weren't so crazy about the first time around. ~Author Unknown

I leave you with this wonderful piece of wisdome from Dr. Seuss
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened

More photos on the way from Manatee Village Bradenton FL. It is decorated for Cracker Christmas Festival and I went there today to enjoy the past, then come home to my coffee pot and wide screen TV.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a neat place, Sandra.... Visiting old places like that are just so special---but as most of the quotes day, we don't want to actually go back there in our lives. We just want to enjoy the great memories...

I learned to play the piano on an old piano like the one you posted...

Great blog post---and I love the quotes... And yes---I want to go home to my air-conditioned home and my bigscreen TV... ha ha


Snapper II said...

I love the blog, I hope to get back to Savannah when there are more decorations up probably the week before Christmass. Thanks for the comment on the "Hamilton Turner Inn 1873" They really go all out every year.

SquirrelQueen said...

Love the photos and the quotes, especially the one by Bill Vaughn. I love antiques and researching my family history but I don't want to live in those time. I'm a tech junkie and want all of the comforts the present time affords.

The Cracker Christmas Festival sounds interesting, looking forward to the photos.

Madeline said...

Wonderful blog! Loved all the quotes and the definitions. I am with you about the air conditioning. No wide screen TV but my regular TV is fine. You are right. We like to look back but we don't really want to go back......Keep up the blogging!

Ginny said...

As usual, love the quotes! What is Manatee village? and that first house with the spanich moss hanging in the forground;what is it? It's in the village? How stunning! Visions of "Gone With The Wind"! I totally agree about the past. My mom always used to say this "It's taken man years and years to invent screen doors and air conditioners, then he wants to leave it all to go camping in the heat with the bugs!!" People are never satisfied, are they?