NOSTALGIA, one of Our Tentative Times e-zines

NOSTALGIA, one of Our Tentative Times e-zines

Updated May 4, 2007       URL is

Email editor Sandra Weinhardt at

5-4-2007 NEW! Wisconsin’s RUBE GOLDBERG CONTEST, 2007, high school students.

Index for Nostalgia e-zine

5-4-2007 NEW! Wisconsin’s RUBE GOLDBERG CONTEST, 2007, high school students. Wells County Creative Arts Council’s Lamp Decorating Contest

and their chair decorating contest
Bluffton Polar Bear Dip Plunging into the New Year at the old Psi Ote ice-covered pond! An Ellenberger Auction
Divine Luncheon of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood New Harmony, Indiana, a must-visit town
These pages are lost; I am hunting for them.
Flushed With Pride   Our  sewage plant open house and spectacular Christmas lights display
The annual James Dean car show Wells County Creative Arts Council’s Chair Decorating Contest WOW!! Indiana’s Historic Radio Museum

including the novelty radios and accessories there
Ed Lepold’s Pearls and Gold Dust kustom Merc and

Ginny and Alfred Gregory’s Mercillac, The Crisco Kid or Praise the Lowered
Humane Society woes, Friends of the Shelter triumph! Arnold’s Drive-In
Gene Stratton-Porter‘s Limberlost Swamp and Geneva, Indiana Fairmount, Indiana City/County basketball fund-raiser game
About Bluffton, Indiana

and advice for newbies on the interenet

Suzanne Miller’s Remarkable Salad Fine Dining at the RittenHouse
Bill Weinhardt’s

many Ham Radio columns

and the Wells County Amateur Radio Club

and our 1999 Ham Radio Field Day
The Dutch Mill Fire with Bud Deihl’s photos

Our Bummies1950s drive-in


A poem by Phil Ziegler on the great 1950s.

Bluffton High School Alumni Southern Wells Alumni Lancaster Central and

Norwell alumni
Melinda Gerber obituary Herman Zepps  

Murray Indiana; it’s da bomb!
Historic Apron Show by the Creative Arts Council Boys and Girls Club

Winchester Gun Show by Dale Krinn
Druelinger family reunion typo corrected Life in a small German city

(Lost page; I am seeking it)

Ancient local news that still draws email. Needs updating.

Comments on Nostalgia pages

The city pages and the nostalgia pages have joined forces in Nostalgia, an e-magazine here. After all, living in small towns is nostalgic, for we have the life that all the city folk fondly remember. You can learn a great deal about Bluffton or see drive-in restaurants and car shows. Visit an auction or see a huge Winchester gun collection. Take side trips to James Dean’s Fairmount Indiana, Gene Stratton-Porter’s Geneva Indiana or the Indiana Historical Radio Museum. Enjoy.

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After you read all my pages, visit the Official Bluffton Indiana website

For more small town atmosphere, visit Fairmount Indiana, boyhood home of James Dean, or find out about Gene Stratton-Porter and her Limberlost Swamp, in Adams County. Also see the new pages on the Indiana Historic Radio Museum in Ligonier, Indiana.

Arnold’s 50s Drive-In Restaurant in Decatur, Indiana rocks and rolls! Arnold’s Drive-In raised $1,800 for Lydia Murray’s liver transplant! This is a darling restaurant with perky people, inside and outside dining and a most unusual neon sign. There is a new 70-seat 1960s room in the back of the restaurant now.

Wow, this is unique. A never-to-be-repeated benefit, a show of the most complete Winchester collection ever, along with Dale Krinn’s Civil War and Native American memorabilia. Did you know they used to use a buffalo bladder for a canteen? Worked very well. Live and learn, at Our Tentative Times journey through Dale Krinn’s Gun Show

This e-zine is created, written and (mostly)  photographed by Sandra Weinhardt, email