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, March 21, 2013

In Search of Andy Williams' Sweater

The Nostalgic Rambler is always in fashion wearing Perry Como-esque cardigan sweaters.  Although recently they have been easier to find, they were almost non existent in the stores until I set the fashion trend once again. 

Recently I've been watching the 1960s series "The Andy Williams Show." Andy wore these great V pattern sweaters, which I found out were made by a company called Parker of Vienna. They are the ultimate in cool! 
Donnie Osmond even had one

He wore all different colors on various shows, from yellow to blue to red, all with the similar V pattern design. This was probably to showcase the brand new NBC shows "in living color."

I wanted one of those sweaters to augment my Perry Como type cardigans. Now the problem. Since this was about 50 years ago, there is no more Parker of Vienna. Everyone that had those sweaters probably had them eaten by moths long ago. I can't ask Andy for one as he isn't around anymore. My wife to the rescue........she got out her knitting needles and made me one. Thanks Sweetie! 

And..........Here it is! Moon River anyone?

                    (From the show featuring guest star Henry Mancini --see him on the left?!)

1 comment:

  1. How about West Wing, Jeff; is it accessible on Roku? Second question: how much does it cost?
    Third question: is it instead of our present arrangement?

    Thanks for the info, and the best to you at Munro.

    Larry Clayton