Nostalgia Time, Tactile Things I Miss

I love the sound of snapping a zippo lighter closed. I don’t know about you, but I also love the smell of lighter fluid. Cigarettes always tasted better when lit with a zippo lighter.

Today’s topic: The rotary phone:
I miss the sound and feel of dialing a rotary phone, especially the older model shown below, it was so satisfying to hear a warbling dial tone and the clicks of the dialing mechanism. Ring, ring, hello.
Could anything beat slamming the phone down in anger on an annoying or unpleasant call? You just don’t get the same satisfaction on a touchscreen.

Lyndhurst Mansion

A few weeks ago, my wife and I had the pleasure of visiting the annual Flower and Antique Show at Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York.

This show welcomes the spring season with a series of events and tours held at the mansion. To learn more, click on the link.

I took some photographs during my visit and I hope you enjoy them.

Victorian Gaslight

While visiting Cape May, New Jersey, a town noted for its Victorian homes, I noticed that most of the street lights are restored, converted gas lit fixtures from the Victorian era.  I also observed that the side streets in the downtown area are still cobblestone and horse drawn carriages are used to take visitors on guided tours of the town.

A dark night lit by these lamps, combined with a cobblestone road, old Victorian homes  and the clip-clop sound of passing horse drawn carriages brings you back to a different time.