Folks who hate to part with out-of-date clothing often justify their stuffed closets by insisting the fashions will be back in style, if we only wait long enough.
The same goes for hairstyles. Think, for example, of the bob cut, popular in the 1920s and '30s.
It's back and looks as fresh today as it did on our mothers or grandmothers.
Men's styles, too, have come full circle.
Just ask Terry Stoudt, 75, of Orefield.
Her T-shirt doesn't lie.
When Sue Sacks of Coplay opened a Christmas gift from her husband Mike, she laughed when she saw the two adorable squirrels above the words, "Squirrel Whisperer."
But in her heart she knew the shirt spoke the truth.
She attracts squirrels the way a big bowl of nuts would draw them.
"I am nutty," she jokes, adding that her home displays an unusual greeting to visitors: "Welcome to the nut house."
Once upon a time, older adults who spent hours reminiscing were told to "stop living in the past."
Today, reminiscing by the aging population is no longer considered a negative sign of old age. Seniors are encouraged by health care professionals and social workers to remember and review decades of life experiences.
Personally, I'm an addict for such history. Whenever an elderly person wants to look back and talk about his or her life, I'm all ears.