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

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Here Comes Suzie Snowflake!

When television was in its infancy, stations had a lot of time to fill between shows. Around Christmas some special programming was aired to fill in this time and today we present one of those classics, Suzy Snowflake.

Featuring the beautiful voice of Norma Zimmer along with the Norman Luboff Choir, this simple black and white stop action holiday film was so popular it is still shown on several stations to this day. This short movie can be described in one word: charming.

I always hoped to meet Norma Zimmer but alas she passed away earlier this year. Her voice is just as enchanting as this old film is. I hope you enjoy it.

Click on the link here to watch this television classic from 1951. The song also made it onto a record around that time. Click here to listen to it by Rosemary Clooney.

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