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What image can you find that gives you a bit of nostalgia?

Asked by erichw1504 (26329 points ) May 26th, 2011

Nostalgia is a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to one’s family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time.

Find an image from the internet and link to it here.
Then describe what it is and why it gives you a feeling of nostalgia.
It can literally be any person, place or thing.

If you can’t find an image of it, then just skip that part.

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erichw1504's avatar

Monsters in My Pocket.

I used to have over a hundred of those little dudes. It brings me back to my childhood when my brother and I would play with them.

tom_g's avatar

this

I can’t even describe how much I loved my Commodore 64.

(Note: I don’t want to go back to this time. Rather, seeing a photo of the C64 can bring up many memories of those times. I can almost smell those times, if that makes any sense.)

Cruiser's avatar

This was a happy time in my life…never ever forget it.

tom_g's avatar

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marinelife's avatar

Picking Up Seashells I spent many happy hours during my childhood picking up shells.

YoBob's avatar

Nothing more nostalgic for me than James T. Kirk

El_Cadejo's avatar

Sooo much. Mostly cartoons and old video games give me nostalgia

Lets see we have this , this , this, this, this , and this

its a wonder I grew up into a nerd when all that was my childhood :P

emeraldisles's avatar

The beach since I barely go anymore and used to go when I was younger.

Hibernate's avatar

I have a sunset [ a picture taken a long time ago by one of my uncles ].
A sunset just before a storm ^^

gailcalled's avatar

My first car

My grandfather had an autobody shop and converted the car from a wreck to something barely driveable. A gift on my sixteenth birthday, after I had rushed out and passed my driver’s test.

JilltheTooth's avatar

My Dad had the sister ship to this and some of my best memories are of spending time with him sailing it south from NY to FLA and the Bahamas in the fall.

AmWiser's avatar

This reminds me of the patch of sunshine that would shine between the houses when I was a child. I remember sitting there, sucking my thumb and watching the other children play.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

The parents’ house has a carport, and they kept a picnic table and grill in the back of it. When the weather warmed up, the family would have cookouts, make homemade ice-cream (hand-cranked), and set up a killer croquet course in the front yard. If it got too dark before a game was finished, Dad would hang up spotlights from the front porch. This photo makes me miss those days.

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WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

My first car. It was already almost 10 years old when I got it, but I loved that damn car!

Joker94's avatar

There’s this old Pizza Hut magnet sticking on my Grandma’s fridge that seems ancient to me. It’s got the old logo and everything. It’s got the classic setting of a basket full of plastic veggies and a fake looking pizza in front of it, and the whole thing wreaks of the the mid-to-late-90’s. Something about that thing, and all hokey 90’s ads for the matter, takes me back to my childhood, I guess ‘cause they were always on when I was watching TV Which, as a child, happened to be a lot XD

gondwanalon's avatar

Whenever I see one of these I am suddenly 17 years old again and I can almost hear Buddy Holly blasting on the radio.

flutherother's avatar

This takes me back.

Leanne1986's avatar

Classic Winnie The Pooh drawings They remind me of my childhood and my awesome dad.

geeky_mama's avatar

This one takes me back..it is quintessential summer in my youth for me.

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