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, May 12, 2013

Revisiting Miss Suzy's Treehouse: Thanks Ma!



Once in a while some fond childhood memories come back. Since today is Mother's Day, I recalled growing up when my mom would read to me.  One of my favorite childhood books was "Miss Suzy"  by Miriam Young. Somewhere in a box of junk I still have the tattered book from the 1960s.

I looked up the book and this simple tale of a little gray squirrel who is chased out of her home by mean red squirrels is apparently in lots of baby boomer memories.  It was released in 1964 by Parents' Magazine Press. 

 You can read some of those fond baby boomer memories of Miss Suzie at several websites including here and here.  Miriam Young wrote a lot of other books but they don't look like they are in print anymore. Miss Suzie was re-issued after many requests from nostalgic readers. 

Hopefully a new generation will enjoy this heartwarming tale. Thanks Ma to reading it to me so long ago...along with the story of the Gingerbread man and Morris the Moose!

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