Monday, April 28, 2014

Ah, the 1950s...........................

I suspect a fair number of visitors here did not grow up in the '50s.  It was a time different from each of the succeeding decades.  Friend Bilbo posted a poem, In the Land of Sandra Dee, that captures much of what I remember (not forgetting that I was only 8 when the '60s arrived).  A few excerpts (and some photos to go with some of the words):

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 of Sandra Dee. 

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 of Sandra Dee. 

Sandra Dee

A scandalous prime time TV soap opera

President Eisenhower "Ike" in the White House

Dan Blocker as "Hoss" on TV's Bonanza

Buddy Holly

Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon

Matt Dillon and Miss Kitty on TV's Gunsmoke

Dennis Weaver as Chester with James Arness as Matt Dillon

Ronald Reagan in Bedtime for Bonzo

Mr. Wizard

Bobby Darin

Marilyn Monroe


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