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PostSubject: 1950's   Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:17 pm

> 1950's version of an E-Mail
>>>> >
>>>> > I have no idea who put this together, but it is wonderful!!
>>>> >
>>>> 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,
>>>> >
>>>> > For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born,
>>>> > Where navels were for oranges, andPeyton Place was porn.
>>>> >
>>>> > We longed for love and romance, and waited for our Prince, Eddie
>>>> > Fisher married Liz, and no one's seen him since.
>>>> >
>>>> > We 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.
>>>> >
>>>> > And 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..
>>>> >
>>>> > We 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.
>>>> > For 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.
>>>> >
>>>> > And Beatles lived in gardens then, and Monkees 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.
>>>> >
>>>> > And pumping iron got wrinkles out, and 'gay' meant fancy-free,
>>>> > And dorms were never co-Ed in the Land That Made Me, Me.
>>>> > We 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.
>>>> >
>>>> > T-Birds 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.
>>>> >
>>>> > We 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.
>>>> >
>>>> > 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 fiftys, You missed the greatest time
>>>> > in history, Hope you enjoyed this read as much as I did.
>>>> > If So, PLEASE FORWARD this note to someone who will appreciate
>>>> > these memories...
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PostSubject: Re: 1950's   Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:26 pm


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PostSubject: Re: 1950's   Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:27 pm

EDDIE, GREAT SEND. THE FIFTIES WERE GREAT.

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PostSubject: Re: 1950's   Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:48 pm

Good Post
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PostSubject: Re: 1950's   Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:35 pm

black and white tv rabbit ears with aluminum foil wrapped around the tips..

no cable or color tv

yes, im lost in the fiftys tonight..

ty eddie
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PostSubject: Re: 1950's   Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:12 pm

May be from the 60's but....What about the plastic screens you put on your B & W tv blue on the top yellow in the middle and green on the bottom to simulate colour tv... lol

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PostSubject: Re: 1950's   Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:22 am

i was just a kid.........BUT Reagan was Republican........ OMG

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PostSubject: Re: 1950's   Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:35 am

cattails321 wrote:
i was just a kid


bet you were your dads remote control.....Hilarious




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PostSubject: Re: 1950's   Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:38 am

CoachesCorner wrote:
May be  from the  60's  but....What about the plastic  screens you put on  your B & W  tv     blue on the top yellow in the middle and green on  the bottom  to simulate  colour tv...  lol


CC, forgot all about that plastic screen, thought we were on
top of the world..lol
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