A Writer’s Road To Nostalgia

Marvin Gaye
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I got the idea for this fun post from reading my November copy of Ebony Magazine‘s 65th Anniversary issue.This issue celebrates its longevity by having todays stars channel some of the most famous world figures to ever grace the cover of Ebony Magazine. I was blown away with the recreation that includes John Legend as Duke Ellington. Mary J. Blige as Diana Ross and Samuel L. Jackson as Martin Luther King Jr. There are twelve stars paying homage to some iconic world leaders and trendsetters in the Special Collectors’s Edition. 

Clara54’S  special invitation requests your presence as she takes a nostalgic stroll down memory lane during the 70’s where teenage girls celebrated the Age of Aquarius ,rode in cars with boys and partied in tne Psychedelic Shack ” that’s where it’s at!”  Here’s some of what was hot back in the 70’s with a tad bit of research for accuracy 🙂 Stuffy stuff first:

Gaseline was only 40 cents a gallon. The US ended the War in Vietnam. The racehorse, Secretariat won the Triple Crown (sorry to spoil the movie ending) and The Sears Towers in Chicago opened.  Best part of the 70’s?!!

Songs: Tie A Yellow Ribbon by Tony Orlando and Dawn. Bad Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce. Killing Me Softly by Roberta Flack and Let’s Get It On by the late Marvin Gaye.

Movies: The Sting. The Way We Were. The Exorcist (my fav at the time) Papillon with the late Steve Mcqueen and Magnum Force…

It’s not often that clara54 take these sentimental journeys, but recalling those long ago wild & crazy times can be fun and so why not share? What were some of your fav memories from those days gone by? Feel free to send an invite!.

P.S. For all of you creatives in the NY/NJ/Philadelphia area, Deborah Bailey will be holding a booksigning for Think Like An Entrepreneur:Transforming Your Career and Taking Charge Of Your Life at Borders Books in Princeton, NY. Go to http://wwwborders.com/online/storedetailview131 for more info. I completed Deb’s eclass  (based on her book) and she still sends encouraging emails!…

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3 thoughts on “A Writer’s Road To Nostalgia”

  1. Okay so now I have some of the 70’s songs going through my head…Funny how one song can place you right at the school dance, or wherever. Loved The Sting and was so upset when my parents wouldn’t let me see Saturday Night Fever. Oh the trauma. But I got over it.:) Thanks for the memory walk!
    Have a great week,
    Karen

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    1. Hi Karen,

      Yes, those were the days! I don’t go back to yesterdays often, but sometimes I get a trigger. Remember that movie A Trip To BOUNTIFUL? I think that’s the name. Anyhow, loved it and started going home again!:)

      Peace,
      Clara.

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