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
Dictionary.com: 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!
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.