A Daily Thought

Art, Writing, Jokes, Animals, Videos

1950’s Version Of An Email

image0011

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.

The
re 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, and Peyton Place was porn.

image01619

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. 

image00623 image00711

image0055

     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.

image0149

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.

image01116

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.

image02018

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.

image0124

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.

image02115

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, M
e.

If you didn’t grow up in the fifties, You missed the greatest time in history. I hope you enjoyed this read as much as I did. 🙂

Advertisements

9 comments on “1950’s Version Of An Email

  1. ritaroberts
    December 19, 2013

    Brilliant, I must re-blog this for all to appreciate.

    Like

  2. ritaroberts
    December 19, 2013

    Reblogged this on Ritaroberts's Blog.

    Like

  3. Mungai and the Goa Constrictor
    December 21, 2013

    Absolutely brilliant! 🙂

    Like

  4. dorannrule
    December 21, 2013

    Good one Judy! Thanks.

    Like

    • Judy
      December 21, 2013

      So much has changed in the world in our life time hasn’t it? Have a very Happy Christmas and New Year. 🙂

      Like

  5. donnajeanmcdunnd
    December 21, 2013

    This was wonderful. It certainly was a different time. I remember gas wars, when gas prices would drop to ten cents a gallon! It seems impossible now. The music of the 50’s & 60’s is my favorite and we make the trip every year in February to Clear Lake Iowa where Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Richie Valen’s played their last show, before being lost to us in a plane crash. Their music lives on!

    Like

  6. Carl D'Agostino
    August 18, 2017

    Reminded me it’s great to be 68 !

    Like

Would you like to comment? I would love to hear your feedback, if you have the time.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 437 other followers

My Lovely Blogging Community

%d bloggers like this: