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

Friday, December 3, 2010

Nostalgic Christmas

Back in the 1950s and 60s my grandpa took plenty of slides. Christmas of course was a favorite photo op. I have edited several of these family classics together in the following video. I hope you enjoy this time travel when the guys dressed up in suits and the women in beautiful dresses and things were a bit simpler than they are now.

In this clip you also get to listen to my rendition of a Perry Como classic "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" so be sure to turn the sound up. Click here or you can also try the little screen below to view.

After I completed this video and watched it, I shed some tears. I was touched at how after all these years, the vibrant images of long gone family jump off the screen as if to beckon us back to those Christmases of long ago.

Merry CHRISTmas


  1. Nice Voice there Jeff! Love seeing the pics of when folks really dressedup for the Holdays!