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

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Captain Kangaroo and the JL Hudson Thanksgiving Day Parade

Although I haven't lived in the city of Detroit since the late 1960s, I was born there and grew up in the suburbs. No one seems to be too proud they are from Detroit....except when we remember Detroit's heyday when they cranked out the cars everyone drove, the downtown area was alive and vibrant, and the city was bustling with holiday spirit at Thanksgiving when JL Hudson's put on their annual Thanksgiving Day Parade seen around the country on tv.

Those days are long gone, but here is a fun clip from the 1962 CBS coverage with your host Captain Kangaroo himself! Watch it here and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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