I frequently see posts on Facebook with a picture of an object that was once in everyday use but is now virtually obsolete. One of my favorites was a picture of old style roller skates along with the key used to change the skates’ size. It brought back such vivid memories of my childhood skating in the neighborhood with my best friend.
Objects like the skate key, or the speakers from a drive-in theater, or even an old-fashioned ice box are what I would call touchstones to the past. They invoke memories of times gone by, and entire stories can often be written centered around that one simple object. Continue reading