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1950’s Version of an eMail

1950’s version of an eMail

I have no idea who put this together!! ENJOY…..
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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,
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,
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For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born,
Where navels were for oranges, and Peyton Place was porn.
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We longed for love and romance, and waited for our Prince,
Eddie Fisher married Liz, and no one’s seen him since.
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We danced to ‘Little Darlin,’ and sang to ‘Stagger Lee’
And cried for Buddy Holly in the Land That Made Me, Me.
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Only girls wore earrings then, and 3 was one too many,
And only boys wore flat-top cuts, except for Jean McKinney.
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And only in our wildest dreams did we expect to see
A boy named George with Lipstick, in the Land That Made Me, Me.
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We fell for Frankie Avalon, Annette was oh, so nice,
And when they made a movie, they never made it twice.
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We didn’t have a Star Trek Five, or Psycho Two and Three,
Or Rocky-Rambo Twenty in the Land That Made Me, Me.
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Miss Kitty had a heart of gold, and Chester had a limp,
And Reagan was a Democrat whose co-star was a chimp.
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We had a Mr. Wizard, but not a Mr. T,
And Oprah couldn’t talk yet, in the Land That Made Me, Me.
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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.
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We’d never seen the rock band that was Grateful to be Dead,
And Airplanes weren’t named Jefferson , and Zeppelins were not Led.
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And Beatles lived in gardens then, and Monkees lived in trees,
Madonna was Mary in the Land That Made Me, Me.
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We’d never heard of microwaves, or telephones in cars,
And babies might be bottle-fed, but they were not grown in jars.
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And pumping iron got wrinkles out, and ‘gay’ meant fancy-free,
And dorms were never co-Ed in the Land That Made Me, Me.
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We hadn’t seen enough of jets to talk about the lag,
And microchips were what was left at the bottom of the bag.
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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.
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T-Birds came with portholes, and side shows came with freaks,
And bathing suits came big enough to cover both your cheeks.
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And Coke came just in bottles, and skirts below the knee,
And Castro came to power near the Land That Made Me, Me.
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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.
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There were no golden arches, no Perrier to chill,
And fish were not called Wanda, and cats were not called Bill.
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And middle-aged was 35 and old was forty-three,
And ancient were our parents in the Land That Made Me, Me.
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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.
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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.
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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…

More Memories

40s kidsCONGRATULATIONS TO ALL BORN IN 1930’s, 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and Early 80’s !!! First, you survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a tin, and didn’t get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, your baby cots were covered with bright colored lead-based paints. You had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when you rode your bikes, you had no helmets, not to mention, the risks you took hitchhiking .. As children, you would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a van – loose – was always great fun. You drank water from the garden hosepipe and NOT from a bottle. You shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this. You ate cakes, white bread and real butter and drank pop with sugar in it, but you weren’t overweight because…… YOU WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!! You would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach you all day. And you were OK. You would spend hours building your go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out you forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, you learned to solve the problem . You did not have Playstations, Nintendo’s, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones, no text messaging, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms……….YOU HAD FRIENDS and you went outside and found them! You fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents you played with worms(well most boys did) and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. You made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although you were told it would happen, you did not poke out any eyes. You rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them! Local teams had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! The idea of a parent bailing you out if you broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever! The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. You had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and you learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL! And YOU are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS! You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good. And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

Small Towns

Anyone from a small town will relate to this.  I have no idea who wrote it but they were raised in a small town also.

SMALL TOWNS

Those who grew up in small towns will laugh when they read this.

Those who didn’t will be in disbelief and won’t understand how true it is.

1) You can name everyone you graduated with.

2) You know what 4-H means.

3) You went to parties at a pasture, barn, gravel pit, or in the middle of a dirt road. On Monday you could always tell who was at the party because of the scratches on their legs from running through the woods when the party was busted. (See #6.)

4) You used to ‘drag’ Main ..

5) You whispered the cuss word and your parents knew within the hour.

6) You scheduled parties around the schedules of different police officers, because you knew which ones would bust you and which ones wouldn’t.

7) You could never buy cigarettes because all the store clerks knew how old you were (and if you were old enough, they’d tell your parents anyhow.) Besides, where would you get the money?

8) When you did find somebody old enough and brave enough to buy cigarettes, you still had to go out into the country and drive on back roads to smoke them.

9) You knew which section of the ditch you would find the beer your buyer dropped off.

10) It was cool to date somebody from the neighboring town.

11) The whole school went to the same party after graduation.

12) You didn’t give directions by street names but rather by references. Turn by Nelson’s house, go 2 blocks to Anderson ‘s, and it’s four houses left of the track field.

13) The golf course had only 9 holes, if there was one.

14) You couldn’t help but date a friend’s ex-boyfriend/ girlfriend.

15) Your car stayed filthy because of the dirt roads, and you will never own a dark vehicle for this reason.

16) The town next to you was considered ‘trashy’ or ‘snooty,’ but was actually just like your town.

17) You referred to anyone with a house newer then 1925 as the ‘rich’ people.

18) The people in the ‘big city’ dressed funny, and then you picked up the trend 2 years later.

19) Anyone you wanted could be found at the local gas station or the dairy bar/Queen .

20) You saw at least one friend a week driving a tractor through town or one of your friends driving a grain truck to school occasionally.

21) The gym teacher suggested you haul hay for the summer to get stronger.

22) Directions were given using THE stop light (sign) as a reference.

23) When you decided to walk somewhere for exercise, 5 people would pull over and ask if you wanted a ride.

24) Your teachers called you by your older siblings’ names.

25) Your teachers remembered when they taught your parents.

26) You could charge at any local store or write checks without any ID.

27) There was no McDonalds.

28) There were no Malls in those days.

29) It was normal to see an old man riding through town on a riding lawn mower.

30) You’ve pee’d in a cornfield.

31) Most people went by a nickname.

32) You laughed your butt off reading this because you know it is true, and you forward it to everyone who may have lived in a small town.

I would not have wanted to have been raised any other way!!!!

Tough times don’t last… Tough people do!!!!

My Summer Seven: Summer Happenings

I walked out the front door and onto my screened porch and thought I was walking into an oven.  It almost takes your breath away. So my summer was here and I missed it.

Joanna is having a neat blog fest where anyone can post their summer happenings and then read everyone else’s.  She had some very funny happenings.  In fact some of hers sounded sort of like mine.

1.  She mentioned being somewhere with the temp over 100, well not to be out sweated….I have spent the last three weeks, sitting in my car at the edge of a grassy field in a park with no trees within 5 miles, watching and waiting while my 8 yr old grandson learned the fine art of football,  wearing a real helmet and full pads, in 110 degree heat……..the things granny’s do for their grandkids.

2.  I sat hidden in my house under the ac while it has been some 54 days of no rain and over 100 degrees everyday.  Will it ever rain again?  I did have 4 drops today on my windshield until the cloud moved.

3.  There will be a “new Sheriff” in town at my daughters house after the first of October.  My daughter who is getting married (again) and catch this:  to her love when she was in college some 26 years ago.  He has been trying to run into her for those 26 years and finally they landed on the same Facebook page a year ago.  Oh my it’s nerve racking for him to get used to two teenagers and an 8 year old, at his age and never had children of his own!!!!!

4.  Since I am in my “older years” as they say and I have a terrible back and bad leg which causes me to fall flat on my face now and then, I finally gave in to some outdoor exercise.  I got myself a three wheel bicycle so I can ride with my grandson and not fall over and break my hip or something else.  I would really hate to have to be cared for by my newly married daughter and her “true love” …..she would never forgive me.

5.  I have spent an enormous amount of time watering my dead grass and rose bushes, and not achieved anything but a larger water bill.  This heat has killed all the flowers, bushes and grass all over town.  There are a few who still have grass but they are the people with the big bank rolls and can afford underground sprinklers that seem to be on all the time.

Well that’s about all I can think of.  This seems to have been a totally wasted summer having to stay inside.  Or maybe not, grandson will be playing real football this year.

P.S.  be sure and click on the big 7 above and check out Joanna’s summer.

HOW TO READ BAR CODES…(very good to know)

A friend sent this to me and I want to pass it on. Bet not many of you have ever heard this.

COPY THESE DOWN SO YOU WANT FORGET, COPY THEM DOWN ON YOUR SHOPPING LIST.
I am going to watch those bar codes a LOT more now… I am busy reading the ingredients.. 

Boy.. shopping is a full time job!!! 
ALWAYS READ THE LABELS ON THE FOODS YOU BUY–NO MATTER WHAT THE FRONT OF THE BOX OR PACKAGE SAYS, TURN IT OVER AND READ THE BACK—CAREFULLY!

With all the food and pet products now coming from China , it is best to make sure you read label at the grocery store and especially Walmart when buying food products. Many products no longer show where they were made, only give where the distributor is  located.
It is important to read the bar code to track it’s origin.
How to read Bar Codes …. interesting!

This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it’s a concern to you.

GREAT WAY TO “BUY USA   &  CANADA ” AND NOT FROM  CHINA!!

The whole world is concerned about China-made “black hearted goods”.
Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or  China ?
If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN  CHINA.
471 is Made in Taiwan . 
This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the 
public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves. Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products “MADE IN CHINA “, so they don’t show from which country it is made.   However, you may now refer to the barcode – remember if the first 3 digits are:
690-692 … then it is MADE IN  CHINA
00 – 09 …  USA   &  CANADA
30 – 37   FRANCE
40 – 44  GERMANY
471 …  Taiwan
49 … JAPAN
50 …  UK

BUY USA & CANADIAN MADE by watching for “0” at the beginning of the number.
We need every boost we can get!  Pass this on to everybody on your E-Mail Contact List!! 
If the government won’t help us, we MUST help ourselves. 

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