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Fabulous Fifties

Fabulous Fifties

is what they called it,

we just called it a good time.

It was a great time in history

to be a teenager, to have our

youth, it was a time for some

to rebel, others to grow up.

Movies were some of the best

TV shows were coming of age,

with I Love Lucy, Gunsmoke,

Donna Reed, Ozzie and Harriet,

which brought Ricky Nelson fame.

Who could forget Garry Cooper

in High Noon, or Ray Miland

plotting to kill his wife in

"Dial M For Murder".

No one would believe

Richard Carlson when he

told everyone that a space ship

had landed in the Arizona desert

in "It Came From Outer Space",

or the little boy who said

he saw a space ship land out in

his field and people kept

disappearing by falling through

the ground in "Invaders From Mars"

in 1953.

The Brooklyn Dodgers finally

brought home a World Championship

in 1955.  This year also brought

Rock 'n Roll to us teen agers

when Bill Halley and his Comets

had a hit with "Rock Around The Clock".

1956 was the first no-hitter when

Don Larsen of the New York Yankees

threw one against the Brookylyn Dodgers

in the World Series, it has not happen

before or since in the World Series.

The Fifties also brought us 3-D, way

before our so called 3-D  TV sets of today.

I remember seeing a few or so, wearing

those white glasses we thought we were

so cool.

Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Chuch Berry,

Little Richard and many others will

never have that many big music stars

again.  A New York Baseball team went

to the World Series every year of the

Fifties except 1959 and they would

have then also, if the Brooklyn Dodgers

had not moved to Los Angles.

The Fifties was a great time to

grow up, things would never be

the same again, our youth was left

in the Fifties, times would change

and leave us longing for those

good old days when old age

reached us.


Written 6-20-11

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  1. Date: 7/11/2011 6:52:00 PM

    Music, movies, playing outside after dark, back porch picnics, playgrounds, sandlot baseball, wiffle ball, and so much more. (I was and still am a Phillies fan but By Saam will always be the voice of the Phillies for me). It was a great time to be a kid. Vince

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 9:02:00 PM

    I was a baby then but I studied all this stuff to teach music history of the 50's and it sure was a fun time as you describe here.

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 7:06:00 AM

    Wow, I love this wonderful nostalgic write, James. Fascinating

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 11:16:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading some of the memories..Some don't remember..I am glad that I chose this one to read this afternoon..Sara

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 5:12:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading the words that flowed from your pen today James. It is always a pleasure to see and read your poetry. Hoping you have a wonderful day full of inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 2:11:00 PM

    Ohhhhh My Goodness did you bring back some wonderful memories. My sister was 8 yrs. my senior and the fifties were her teen years but I still remember too. The best music was the fifties and the sixties. Will never have good music like that again. My kids weere talking about the concerts of today when they were kids and the stars used to lean down off the stage and say horrible things in the faces of the fans. Oh for the good old days. Great write my friend. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 11:11:00 AM

    Great nostalgic wrote James, Crazy thing is i can remember all of the things you mentioned. Funnier still just last night i streamed a movie from Netflix for my 87 year old mother in law the movie was called Dial M for Murder with Ray Milland. I didnt rent it because of the age, but because it was really good movie