Friday, April 20, 2012


Retro. The mere word evokes memories of products and styles from the past. By association, it also brings to mind memories of our younger days: games, television, food, and much more.

Most people enjoy reminiscing about the past. Sometimes, these memories are amusing. (I can't believe I wore that!) Sometimes, they're frustrating. (Why don't they make those anymore?) No matter how they make us feel, our memories are part of us.

Many Pinterest users have pinboards dedicated to memories of the past. Most often, they depict happy memories of childhood toys, favorite foods, and the like. Pins showing images of the past trigger our own memories, which come flooding back. Maybe you'll see a pin of an older version of Monopoly and think, That's a newer version than the one we had! Then, you'll find yourself searching for a picture of the one you remember playing.

Here are just a few of the great pinboards where you can find retro images:

Kirsten Ugalde - Retro Vibe

littlespace - Retrograde

Melanie Leavey - Not too old to remember the past

Diane Monger - Memory Lane and When my kids were small

Mindy Golding - Remember? Remember!

Karen Porter - RETRO

Kayla Epting - Childhood memories


Jeremy Bates said...

I am so new to Pinterest you can smell me. I love retro...except when it comes to tech.

Eliza Wynn said...

Pinterest is a lot of fun. I spend far too much time there.

Stephsco said...

I'm reading The Future of Us which was written last year but takes place in 1996. It's funny to remember some of the differences just 15 years ago; internet service was dial up, those aol free hours discs that used to come in the mail, pagers...

Eliza Wynn said...

I'll have to look up that book.

Yeah, those disks just kept coming.