Welcome to the Nostalgic Ramber

Hans Jeff Borger is heard on WRGE 97.9 FM in Ocala, FL featuring Christian programming.

"The Nostalgic Rambler" radio show previously heard on Gene Martin & Friends has been suspended due to my commitments at WRGE.

Why a blog? I wrote a book "The Little Grownup: a nostalgic Michigan boyhood" which should appeal to most baby boomers. A mass market book? Well, not yet...but the potential is there! (Be sure to buy it at "finer on line bookstores" everywhere!)

The comments presented in "The Nostalgic Rambler" probably won't be of interest to the masses...anymore. If grandma and grandpa and their friends were still alive, then it would be a different story.

I live in the past. My time warp is a comfortable cocoon even if it sometimes drives my wife crazy. The music of the 1940s and 50s, the stars of those days were big stuff in their day, but are now almost forgotten. Oddly enough, I was born in '64 so those iconic years were for the most part over by that time.

Through "The Nostalgic Rambler" I maybe can help share my love and knowledge for those times and things...all at one time important pieces of Americana but now a bit faded in memory.

The woman who did the blog about cooking all of Julia Childs' French Cuisine Cookbook in a year got a sweet movie deal out of her blog experience. I wouldn't mind that but would be happy to know that you are reading this....and maybe enjoying my time warp, too.

Hans Jeff Borger

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy 1950s Beach Party

Bathing suit styles come and go, but some things never change. Summertime at the beach is always a lot of fun. Here are a couple of shots from my grandpa's 1950s slide collection.

Anyone remember slides? If you are from anytime before the digital age, you might have hundreds (or in the case of my prolific photographer grandpa thousands) of these family gems in your closet somewhere.

I recall when we used to have "slide shows". A special screen would be brought out and the slides would be put into a special projector. Sometimes the show wouldn't happen as the bulb would be burnt out. Sometimes (most of the time) the pictures would be completely out of order...."Oh, there is Martha from 1958 in Germany.......oh the next one is at the beach in New Jersey....oh now we're back in Germany again."

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy these nostalgic images from some treasured people long gone.

I recently converted most of these to the digital age and it is amazing how vibrant the colors are from these 1950s images.

images of Toni & Walter Hinz and John & Martha Margetich somewhere in New Jersey

1 comment:

  1. I remember the slide shows! My older sister and brother have their childhood photos in black and white snapshots, but my other sister and I have most of ours on slides, which means we don't get to view them much. We have to set a date for another slide show, so we can decide which photos all of us kids want copies of.