Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The 1950s

A Wonderful and Simple Time Period
I received a 1950s E-Mail. I have no idea who put this together, but it is wonderful!! Read on and think back to the good old days…

The Land That Made Me, Me

Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot, Before the days of Dylan , or the dawn of Camelot. There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me, 01

For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born, Where navels were for oranges, and  Peyton Place was porn.


We learned to gut a 02muffler, we washed our hair at dawn, We spread our crinolines to dry in circles on the lawn..

We longed for love and romance, and waited for our Prince, And Eddie Fisher married Liz , and no one's seen him since.

04We danced to 'Little Darlin,' and sang to 'Stagger Lee' And cried for Buddy Holly in the Land That Made Me, Me.

Only girls wore earrings then, and 3 was one too many, And only boys wore flat-top cuts, except for Jean McKinney.

05And only in our wildest dreams did we expect to see A boy named George with Lipstick, in the Land That Made Me, Me.

We fell for Frankie Avalon , Annette was oh, so nice, And when they made a movie, they never made it twice..

08We didn't have a Star Trek Five, or Psycho Two and Three, Or Rocky-Rambo Twenty in the Land That Made Me, Me.

Miss Kitty had a heart of gold, and Chester had a limp, And Reagan was a Democrat whose co-star was a chimp.

We had a Mr. Wizard, but not a Mr. T, And Oprah couldn't talk yet, in the Land That Made Me, Me. We had our share of heroes, we never thought they'd go, At least not Bobby Darin, or Marilyn Monroe.

12For youth was still eternal, and life was yet to be, And Elvis was forever in the Land That Made Me, Me.

We'd never seen the rock band that was Grateful to be Dead, And Airplanes weren't named Jefferson, and Zeppelins were not Led.

18And Beatles lived in gardens then, and Monkeys lived in trees, Madonna was Mary in the Land That Made Me, Me.

We'd never heard of microwaves, or telephones in cars, And babies might be bottle-fed, but they were not grown in jars.

20And pumping iron got wrinkles out, and 'gay' meant fancy-free, And dorms were never co-ed in the Land That Made Me, Me.

22We hadn't seen enough of jets to talk about the lag, And microchips were what was left at the bottom of the bag.

And hardware was a box of nails, and bytes came from a flea, And rocket ships were fiction in the Land That Made Me, Me.

23Buicks came with portholes, and side shows came with freaks, And bathing suits came big enough to cover both your cheeks.

And Coke came just in bottles, and skirts below the knee, And Castro came to power near the Land That Made Me, Me.

10We had no Crest with Fluoride, we had no Hill Street Blues, We had no patterned pantyhose or Lipton herbal tea Or prime-time ads for those dysfunctions in the Land That Made Me, Me.

There were no golden arches, no Perrier to chill, And fish were not called Wanda, and cats were not called Bill.

And middle-aged was 35 and old was forty-three, And ancient were our parents in the Land That Made Me, Me.

03But all things have a season, or so we've heard them say, And now instead of Maybelline we swear by Retin-A. They send us invitations to join AARP, We've come a long way, baby, from the Land That Made Me, Me.

09So now we face a brave new world in slightly larger jeans, And wonder why they're using smaller print in magazines. And we tell our children's children of the way it used to be, Long ago and far away in the Land That Made Me, Me.

If you didn't grow up in the fifties, you missed the greatest time in history, Hope you enjoyed this read as much as I did. If So, tells others about it.

My Valentine                            Picture Taken Feb. 14, 2011
heart1IMG_3947Yesterday, Beverly and I unanimously agreed to be each other’s Valentine again this year. As you might know, we are expecting our 50th Wedding Anniversary this year on June 8. Here’s Beverly holding a dozen roses. --->


Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
The 1950s made me, me. It was a wonderful time. I remember day dreaming that if  could ever get a job and make $100 a week, then I would be rich.
In the 1950s opportunity was everywhere, but you had to be willing to work (just like today).

Quote of the Day
Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change
once in a while. 
~Kin Hubbard
Joke of the Day

Three old men had died and went to heaven. before they could go in they met St. Peter at the gates.

St. Peter told them that before I let you pass you are given 3 choices of transportation a skateboard, bike, and a new Cadillac. depending on how faithful you were to your life.

The first man walks up and St. Peter gave him the bicycle and sent him on his way.

The second guy gets a bicycle too.

Sometime later they are riding their bikes, and one yells to the other, “Look there goes our preacher on a skateboard!”


… And some wedding humor …

The Irish lass was disappointed with the engagement ring from her fiancé because it was a sham rock.


When the TV repairman got married the reception was excellent.


It was an emotional wedding. Even the cake was in tiers.

Add your thoughts & ideas to this blog by clicking on the "comments" below

No comments: