Lost In the Fifties|
Remebering the 40's - 50's - 60's & 70's
Do you remember?.....
Your first kiss?
Hide and go seek at dusk.
Hopscotch, butterscotch, double dutch.
Jacks, kickball, and dodge ball.
Red rover, hula hoops & jacks.
playin' with a sling shot.
When around the corner seemed far away,
and going downtown seemed like going somewhere.
When you picked up the phone and
the operator said, "Number please?"
And you said, "BE 3- 3381."
Sometimes you picked up the phone and heard voices!
Remember those party lines! We shared the lines!
You had to remember your ring
before you answered the phone, one long, two short!
You DIDN'T hear "press 1 for ENGLISH!"
Penny candy in a brown paper bag.
Catching lightning bugs in a jar.
An ice cream cone on a warm summer night...
A cherry coke from the fountain at the corner drug store.
Cops and Robbers....Cowboys and Indians.
When the only time you wore sneakers
was at school, for gym.
When it took five minutes for the TV to warm up,
if you even had one.
When nearly everyone's mom was at
home when the kids got there.
When laundry detergent had free glasses,
dishes or towels hidden inside the box.
When a quarter was a decent allowance.
When girls never kissed on the first date.
When your mom wore nylons
that came in two pieces.
The Mickey Mouse Club
When homework assignments were a daily routine.
When all of our male teachers wore neckties
and female teachers wore high heels
& had their hair done, everyday.
When being sent to the principal's office
was nothing compared to the fate that awaited you when you got home!
Sitting on the back porch listening to
the ballgame on the radio.
Calling drinks "soda pops"...
news reels before movies
Metal ice trays....
Green Stamps... Lunch tickets.... metal lunch boxes & Candy Cigarettes
Ed Sullivan Show, Gunsmoke, The Honeymooners, Dragnet,
The Mickey Mouse Club, Leave it to Beaver, Advertures of Superman
When Sundays were for God and families. & The "Blue Law"
Remember The Rockin' Fifties?
What a great time it was for all of
us who were lucky enough to live
in that magic time. And if you were
in high school then it was pure fun!
Bobbi socks, pony tails, penny loafers,
rock and roll, ducks butts, sideburns,
American Bandstand, Battle of the Bands,
Cruising 11th, the Carnation, football games, Better Burger, The Pig Stand,
Drive Inns, The Circle! The Gaylynn
& the dancing!
Oh how we danced!
The Bop, The Swing, The Hand Jive, Locomotion, The Hustle &
Hoola hoops swept the nation in a craze!
We all tried it and laughed to see our
Mom's and Dad's out hoola us all.
The diners, the blue plate specials,
a nickel coke! We could get cheeseburgers
for a quarter,
and real french fries! Yummy!
Turn tables and 45 records,
we all had a collection...
Each one about a dollar!
When you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked,
and gas pumped, without asking, for free, every time.
And you got trading stamps to boot!
And, you didn't pay for air.
Ah, do you remember these?
The hit Parade, Grape Cool Ade, The Sadie Hawkins Dance....
Peddle Pushers, Duck Tail hair, and Peggin' your pants...
Howdy Doody...Tootie fruitie.....
Ah, do you remember those?
James Dean, he was "Keen", Sunday Movies were Taboo....
The senior Prom, Judy's Mom, Rock 'n Roll was New...
Cracker Jack Prize...stars in your eyes..."Asking Daddy for the Keys"...
Ah, do you remember these?
Boat Neck shirts and fender skirts and Petticoats...
Mums the Word and Dirty Bird and Double Root Beer float...
Moon hubcaps and Loud heel Taps and "he's a Real Gone Cat"
Ah, do you remember that?
Dancing Close, Little Moron Jokes and "Cooties" in her hair...
Captain Midnight, Ovaltine, and The Whip at the state fair
Roy Rogers horse, and "Only the Shadow Knows"...
Ah, do you remember those?
Going steady, Veronica and Betty, White Bucks and Blue Suede Shoes
Knock, Knock Jokes.........
Knock Know.........Who's There?
Dewey......Remember These.........Yes we do!
Chuck Berry.... The Beatles .... Buddy Holly ....The Platters
The Everly Bros .... Bill Haley & The Comets .... The Chantels .... Ricky Nelson
Chubby Checker & ELVIS!
Remember Hand Jive?
Hand Jive, Hand Jive, Hand Jive, Doin that crazy Hand Jive
Do you Remember The Good Old Days
Do you remember the good old days? Well I sure do!
If your memory needs a little nudge, some of these things will
take you right back, and I hope bring a smile to your face!
Window fans, Kick the Can, roller skates with keys,
hula hoops, 45 records, cherry cokes, juke boxes, pony tails,
bobbi sox, penny loafers, sideburns, Breck & Halo Shampoo,
going home for lunch, marbles, monopoly, rabbit ears,
aluminum glasses, sweater sets, white gloves, and can can slips,
the smell of Old Spice, penny candy, and Mother May I.
Mary Janes, saddle shoes,
and Coke bottles with the names of cities on the bottom,
running through the sprinkler, circle pins, bobby pins.
Bedtime, climbing trees, making forts...backyard shows, lemonade stands.
Your first bicycle, jumping down the steps, jumping on the bed,
pillow fights, slumber parties, ribbon candy,
singing the rhymes while jumping rope, angel hair on the Christmas tree,
white gloves and little hats, walking to church,
the local public swimming pool, (come on! admit you peed in the pool!) ...
being tickled to death, and running till you were out of breath,
laughing so hard that your stomach hurt... how about being tired from playin'?
Friday night at the movies, sitting in the back,
holding hands and smooching? till the usher shined his light on you? *lol*
Going steady in the 50's, and putting so much tape on his ring
just so it would fit you?
A Chevy or a Ford took us
Cruisin' 11th street &
Fuzzy dice hung from mirrors,
Chrome hubcaps shining bright.
I remember the simple days of growing up in the 50's and 60's.
Remember cars without seatbelts?
Remember riding a bike without helmets?
Getting excited to see the milk-man
bringing fresh milk to the back porch?
Sitting on the front porch and knowing our neighbors!
Praying in school?
Being spanked by our parents! ( yeah it was ALLOWED! )
Getting "licks" in school. ( the great board of education! and it worked!)
Being a ONE car Family! you know the one dad used to go to work in!
The smell of sheets on the bed from being hung on a clothes line!
When we used empty food cans with string to talk to our friends ( before we even knew what cells phones were!)
Oh the simple days.....
And...with all our progress...
don't you wish...just once...
we could slip back in time and savor the innocence,
the respect, the slower pace...
and share it with the children of today?
Thank God we have our memories
So we can go back again
To "yesteryear" in our dreams
Just like we did back then.