Reminiscence

Reminiscence

Cruise down memory lane to see where the conversation takes you.

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Reminiscence
  • Steamboat Willy

    This 1928 American animated short film by Walt Disney Studios is one of the most influential cartoons ever made. Steamboat Willie was the debut of both Mickey and Minnie Mouse and one of the first cartoons to have synchronized sound. (with original sound)

  • 4th of July

    Celebrate America's independence. On July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies declared themselves to be independent states and no longer under British rule. (with music and people's faces)

  • Antiques

    Examine fascinating objects from days gone by. (with playful music, no faces)

  • Antique Toys

    Relive childhood joys with this gallery of classic toys. (with upbeat music, no faces)

  • Babies

    Videos of babies enjoying their first months of life and love. (with cheery music)

  • Baby's First Year

    Explore the first year of babyhood, from the first startling moments out of the womb to their first experiences venturing out into the world. (with sound effects and gentle music)

  • Ballgame with Sing-along

    After watching a moment of history and a bit of local league play, warm up those pipes and help belt out everyone's favorite sports ditty! Once you're done singing, we'll head to the stadium to join the crowds and feel the excitement of a major league game. (with music, sounds, singing and faces.)

  • Barbershop

    Barbers and their customers revisit the relaxing experience of men's grooming. Clippers, scissors, and straight razors all work to tame hair and beards of multigenerational men. (With expressive music and many different men's faces)

  • Candy

    Anyone with a sweet tooth will feel that craving again as they reminsce over the textures and flavors of these sweet, sweet candies. (with lighthearted music)

  • Cars

    A quick look at the evolution of the car, including an original Mercedes jalopy, some muscle cars and a few futuristic high end luxury cars. (with music)

  • Churches

    Celebrating the architectural artistry of churches, from humble parishes to the greatest cathedrals on earth. (with hymn singing, no faces)

  • Classic Cars

    Get your fix of classic car culture with these vintage automobiles. (with mellow country music)

  • Famous Faces (Trivia)

    Can you identify that famous face? A few biographical clues help keep the game interesting. (with chipper retro music)

  • Farm Visit

    Animals make the farm a warm and welcoming place. (still photos with sound effects and short pieces of music.)

  • It’s Your Birthday!

    Celebrate that special person's special day with fun moments to watch, and questions and silly jokes to read. (with lighthearted music and singing)

  • Lakefront Cottage

    Explore a humble cottage on Lake Scugog with Izzy, the resident Boston Terrier. Hang out on the dock, experience a wild afternoon thunderstorm, and experience a breathtaking sunset. (with ambient sound and soft music, no faces)

  • Let's talk About a Sunday Drive

    Take a ride through history — with discussion cues to kick off conversation (and guitar music).

  • Let's Talk About Winter Fun

    A gentle way to start a conversation about beloved winter activities. (with gentle music)

  • Making Art

    There are endless ways to express oneself with art. Here we briefly revisit just a few, including pottery, painting, and carving.

  • Playing Outside

    Relive the joys of childhood games with the kids playing outside in nature. (with music)

  • Primp & Polish

    Folks of all ages primp, groom, do their hair and dress up fine. (with music, sounds and faces)

    (Dedicated to our friend Lorna.)

  • The '50s

    Turn the dial back a few decades to relive the passions, fashions, and festivities of the 1950s. [This video shows people's faces.]

  • Trains

    From the steam engine to the bullet train, we explore the mechanics and might of the first mechanized vehicle to change the world. (with music and live train sounds)

  • Vintage Commercials

    Commercials can be an annoying interruption.... until a few decades later, when they become a fascinating record of life in that era. Enjoy these vintage ads for: Maxwell House Coffee, Laura Scudder Potato Chips, Cracker Jacks, Bufferin, Volkswagen, Shell gas, Pet Evaporated Milk, Hertz Rent-a-Ca...