Memories are wonderful things, sometimes, especially when it comes to nostalgia.
It helps to know that memory is always selective, too, according to the experts, and those fond memories of yesteryear are often triggered by way of the human senses. Something–sights, sounds, smells–can help those memories come alive.
“It’s kind of like when you hear a song on the radio and you remember what was going on or what the times were like when you first heard that song,” says Norbert Brown, the caretaker of the “Vincennes Remember When” site on Facebook. “It’s the same with restaurants or hangouts. Seeing photos of them or talking about them brings back memories.”
Each generation has had its hangouts, or places teens and other young people would frequent. Over time changes occur in all communities, and restaurants, drive-ins, and other places come and go with the passing years. Everyone has their memories of where they used to go and what they used to do.