Holiday · Music Monday · Nostalgia

Music Monday, Halloween Style!


It would be safe to say that there are many things we love over here at The Nostalgia Diaries – quotes, words, memories, color, laughter, life. Aw, heck, we love just about everything.

Of course one of the things that tops our list is music!

But you know what else is at the top of our list of things we love?:


With Halloween upon us—a holiday steeped in musical tradition—we thought we’d put together a Music Monday playlist that celebrates this spooky season. 

I mean seriously… Getting to do a blog post that celebrates two of our most favorite things? How completely awesome! Kinda like when you went trick-or-treating as a kid and came across a house that handed out full-sized candy bars. Score! (Not to be confused with these, of course.)

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Childhood · Holiday · Nostalgia

I Want Candy | Halloween Nostalgia


“Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!”

Do you remember your favorite Halloween candy when you were a kid? Was it Bazooka Gum? How about Dots? Necco Wafers? Ring Pops? Smarties? Jolly Ranchers? Nerds? Tootsie Pops? Warheads? Wax Lips?

Maybe you were partial to the chocolate candy? Hershey’s. Snickers. Milky Way. 100 Grand Bar. Milk Duds. Twix. Mr. Goodbar. Kit Kat. Baby Ruth.

Maybe you were a fan of Big Hunk.  Or Salted Nut Roll.

Did your parents accompany you on your trick-or-treating adventures? Did they stand on the sidewalk and let you go up to the doors by yourself? Or did they walk you up to the porch, just to make sure you were safe? Maybe some of the closer neighbors would give a shot of schnapps to your dad as a special “treat”… Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker! Continue reading “I Want Candy | Halloween Nostalgia”