Born in the 50's

  1. Ok, lets really feel old!! Howdy Doody, Davey Crockett, Nestles Chocolate with the dog puppet, Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Green Jeans, Go go boots, Nancy Sinatra, The Beatles, Chubby Checker, "pads" with a "belt" asking your friends to walk behind you to see if "you could tell".... Giant hair rollers, or empty beer can rollers, NO blow dryer, Saturday night baths, white lipstick, Love's Lemon cologne, going braless and the "pencil test". the original hip huggers, God why weren't belly rings around when I had a nice flat belly?? the draft, and vietnam, janis Joplin, the Stones, Boonesfarm wine, ripple........the Gremlin car, when hockey players didn't wear helmets. I could go on and on......Oh God now I really feel old. I graduated high school in 1972 for gods sake! Oh well when I look at my yearbook picture, I feel I look better now at 47 than at 17. Any other memories??? This is a blast!!
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  3. by   donmurray
    Hey, youngster, now you're talking........."Sparky's magic piano", "There once was an ugly duckling", Danny Kaye records, "3 Billy Goats Gruff"(NO wild, There's no sex involved!)
    Government dried milk powder, and orange juice, to supplement kids' diet. Wartime rationing didn't end 'till 1952 in the UK. Oranges, and more so, bananas were quite exotic!
    Don't mention the sixties though, they say if you remember them, you weren't there!
  4. by   donmurray
    Mabe I should swop "senior" member to "elder"!!
  5. by   night owl
    Hey Don and BugRN,Been there done it! And proud of it! Remember air raid drills in school? They scared the hell out of me...The cuban missle crisis? I was so scared over that event. Can you imagine what some kids must be going through with the latest current events???

    How 'bout "flower power," love beads, , the Monkees, Sonny and Cher, The invention of the Television, then color TV, John Glenn, the walk on the moon, psychadelic anything and everything, those d@mn tropicana oj cans for hair rollers and then slept in bed with them!!! the hoola hoop, silly putty, When you bought ONE Barbie then bought the outfits separate @ 5 dollars a pop! {{{oooooooh}}} that boones farm ripple wine... Fresca, Tab, cyclamates, troll dolls- musta had 25 of those little critters!
    45's, 8 tracks, GTO's, and this one, the wringer washing machine...I remember my mother rolling the wash thru that wringer! (rollin,rollin,rollin, keep that wringer rollin!!!) Then she got a GE washer...Whoe!!! How bout defrosting the freezer in the "ice box" an all day affair! Anybody else???
    Last edit by night owl on Sep 13, '01
  6. by   ComicRN
    Oh I feel old! FYI......The name of the Nestle's dog was Farfle!!! "N-E-S-T-L-E-S, Nestles makes the very best Choooooooclate!
  7. by   NRSKarenRN
    ELVIS, Nate King Cole, Tennesse Ernie Ford, Do- Whopp, the Letterman, New Christie Minstrils, Beach Boys, later The Carpenters, Chicago, Sly + the Family Stones, Mama + Papas, Mowtown Sound; Bandstand + Rate a record; 78's, 33 1/3, 45's for record player;

    Giggit & Moon Doggie, Annette + Frankie, Surfer movies, drag races with Fin cars, James Dean, Lassie, Rin- Tin -Tin, Loretta Young Theater, Donna Reid Show, Groucho Marx,Ted Macks Amateur Hour, Art Linkletter, Zorro, Rocky & Bull-Winkle, Yogi Bear, Sylvester + Tweety, F-Troop, Petticoat Junction, My Favorite Martian, Gong Show; Philadelphia kid shows: Sally Starr, Gene London's Cartoon Corner General store, Pixanne, Chief Halftown's STILL on!;Drive-In Theaters;

    poodle skirts, saddle shoes, girdle + stockings, stirup pants gave way to mini skirts, Go-Go boots, Halter tops, Crop tops, Tie dye, bell bottoms...NO jeans to school; pink foam rollars, metal clips, yarn hair bows, hairbands, hairbonnet dryers, Dippity Do...,

    Oscar Myer Weiner Mobile; Dragnet, Andy Griffith Show, Hawaii-Five O Themes; Marge the Manicurist, Mr. Whipple, Campbell Kids, Mm..MM... Good, Quick bunny, Mikey, Where's the Beef?; Geno's, Jack-in the-Box, Steer-In, Hire's Root Beer Stand; Horn 'n Hardart's, Auto mat; Foil TV Dinners, Pot Pies, Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks;

    Lincoln Logs, , Slinky, Holla Hoops, Jacks and marbles, Pick-up stix, Metal doll house, Rover, GI Joe; Barbie, Midge, Skipper and Ken; china doll tea sets, Chatty Cathy, Raggedy Ann + Andy, Tonka trucks, Career Game, Princess phones & Party lines, Pet Rock, Magic stones, Transister radio's- in color;

    Hop-Scotch,Double dutch, Kick the can, half-ball, Dominoe's, Twister, Valentine game, crochet spool for makin doll rugs, Pot holder loops, number paper square, rubber band balls, elastic cord on ankles for jumping games, jumping kacks, Spin the bottle, Chineese fire drill, Truth or Dare..,

    City kid or country, Vacations- shore or mountains?

    Best of all:
    M I C- see ya real soon, K E Y-why, because I like you, M O U S E
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Sep 14, '01
  8. by   night owl
    AND Million Dollar Movie...da-daaaa-da-daaaaaaaaaaaa, da-daaaa-da-daaaaaaaaaaaaa..........
  9. by   bagladyrn
    Was bad enough when I saw Paul McCartney on the cover of Modern Maturity magazine, but just recently saw an ad for an Earth,Wind and Fire/Chaka Khan concert sponsored by Viagra!! Talk about feeling old!
  10. by   aimeee
    Was thinking the other day about how girls were required to wear dresses to school. How we used to wear a pair of shorts underneath so we could do things like go across the monkeybars without revealing our underwear. And how damn cold it was to stand outside waiting for the bus in winter in a dress so we had to wear pants over our tights and then peel them off as soon as we got to school. And how a group of us were angry at having to do this in 7th grade and made up a petition that we took to the principals office. I think it took another year before they finally changed the dress code though.