Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
Mickey Rooney hosts this memorable look at the "good old days" -- and some places where the vestiges of simpler times still exist. Icons of America's golden days, from Howdy Doody to Norman Rockwell paintings on the cover of Life magazines, are recalled with fondness. The viewer then travels to the American West, where one can still ride a train powered by the steam of a coal-stoked locomotive, or attend a drive-in movie theater. Then it is on to a small town in Wisconsin where milk is still delivered on doorsteps. From old-fashioned barn dances to the corner soda fountain to victory gardens, the past comes back to life in this nostalgic journey back in time.