In the hustle bustle of today's world, sometimes we need to escape to a simpler time. That is why I was thrilled when I first discovered a magazine called Reminisce.
Even if you do not remember the days when you could leave your bicycle out all night and no one would steal it, staying out until the street lights come on, or visiting a penny candy store with a fist full of coins, you may still enjoy this magazine.
I am always excited to find Reminisce magazine in my mail box. No matter how busy I am, I like to at least take the time to sit down and look at the pictures inside. Some of the photos from my grandparents and great grandparents time look creepy and foreboding as their stoic faces stare back at me from their sepia tone world. I like to imagine what their lives were like. What were they thinking at the time that photo was taken? Didn't anyone ever think to smile for a picture back then?
Other times there might be images in black and white, dating back to my parents era, the big bands and WWII. The people from that era always seemed to know how to have fun, even if there was a war going on.
Moving into the 50s era of bobby socks and blue jeans, it strikes me how little people had to entertain themselves, yet always seemed happy whirling around the roller rink or hanging out at the malt shop.
I especially like the photos from the 60s. We were still too corny to be hip. Back then, my biggest dilema of the day was what my doll was going to wear. I can remember those times more vividly as I look into the faces of little kids posing with their doll buggies or a Good Humor man handing out ice cream bars to little boys in cowboy suits.
Reminisce is reader written, so when you crack open the pages, it seems more like a nice little 50s community complete with white picket fences. In this magazine you will not find the violence, profanity, or the crudeness that seems to surround our every day lives.
The magazine has its own regular departments that I always look forward to reading. Some of the departments featured in each issue are: I Know... I Was There, Name That Car, I've Kept It All These Years, Our Most Memorable Meal, my favorite section - Color Slides from Readers' Pasts, and so much more.
It is so refreshing to find a magazine that focuses on the good old days, the seemingly simpler times. Even if those days weren't always happy, people seemed to make the most of them. I might not be able to go back to those times and I am sure I would miss my computer if I did, but I sure can try to relive them just a little, with Reminisce. Thanks!