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
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 longed for love and romance, and waited for our Prince, And Eddie Fisher married Liz , and no one's seen him since.
Only girls wore earrings then, and 3 was one too many, And only boys wore flat-top cuts, except for Jean McKinney.
We fell for Frankie Avalon , Annette was oh, so nice, And when they made a movie, they never made it twice..
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.
We'd never seen the rock band that was Grateful to be Dead, And Airplanes weren't named Jefferson, and Zeppelins were not Led.
We'd never heard of microwaves, or telephones in cars, And babies might be bottle-fed, but they were not grown in jars.
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.
And Coke came just in bottles, and skirts below the knee, And Castro came to power near 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.
But 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.
So 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
Yesterday, 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. --->
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.
Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change
once in a while.
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.