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growing up in the 50s


Blog Posted:1/21/2013 2:18:00 AM
                 1950's version of an E-Mail
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.
There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me,



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.

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..

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, Me.


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

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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 1:14:00 PM
    I enjoyed this very much. Everything you say here is true. I lived a little in the 50's and we did not have commodaties like we have today, but life was good. It was more simple.

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  1. Date: 1/21/2013 4:33:00 PM
    I was born right smack in the middle of that historic period of time. But I never got to really enjoy its pleasures coz I was just a tot and had no idea of all that was going on. I feel that I have lived in some very good decades. I miss them too. Since 9/11 i have not seen them getting better at all!

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    ROBERTS Avatar SEREN ROBERTS Date: 1/22/2013 12:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey I was born in 83 so i missed the lot and some. my folks always used to talk about the old days, they sounded so good. didn't have a lot, but things weren't so important then. being was the important thing.....Seren
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 2:35:00 PM
    I didn't...but the 70's weren't so bad either....love the blog !! But did you really have to bring up the slightly larger jeans !!! hee hee hee

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    ROBERTS Avatar SEREN ROBERTS Date: 1/22/2013 12:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    oops hey I am only 29 but my butt isnt like it was at 18, so age isnt the factor. wish i had lived in those days, my era was a bit boring really, still is haha. ...Seren
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 12:52:00 PM
    Enjoyed this very much, and yes, it makes me nostalgic for what seemed like a golden age today's kids will never understand!!

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    ROBERTS Avatar SEREN ROBERTS Date: 1/22/2013 12:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Carrie if it doesn't talk, go on line, or play games, it isn't of any use to the modern child. Hate to think what the following generation will be like.... Seren
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 11:01:00 AM
    I grew up in the 60's/70's but I still remember most of this. Great trip down memory lane. Thanks for sharing, Seren! Love, Kim

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    ROBERTS Avatar SEREN ROBERTS Date: 1/22/2013 12:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My pleasure , damn it I wasn't around .. Was that the mod and rocker days?...Seren
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 6:11:00 AM
    Hey Seren very good indeed and yep I remember most of this, worst luck lol...David

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    ROBERTS Avatar SEREN ROBERTS Date: 1/21/2013 9:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Glad you liked it David, is this your era too?? ......Seren
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 4:18:00 AM
    are you sure Mandy didn't write this,, it is her style,, whoops i think she a little young to have known the 50's

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    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 1/21/2013 6:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    oh yes way to young harry, way way to young lol xx
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 4:01:00 AM
    Seren every single word of this is truth,,, believe me,,, nothing on this planet will ever replace the simplicity of that era,, where everyone pulled together,, and there was heaps of jobs,,,i could go on on and oh,,, the Music,, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Jackie Wilson,Clyde McPhatter, Dee Clark, see what you have done ,, to me,, i'm back in my time warp,, you are a gem Seren,,, and yes just love your picture....

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    horsman Avatar harry horsman Date: 1/21/2013 10:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    spoil sport ....
    ROBERTS Avatar SEREN ROBERTS Date: 1/21/2013 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oops pic just changed again. Glad you liked it Harry, thought you might...Seren
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 3:37:00 AM
    i definitely wish i had grown in the fifthies ir suxthies instead of late seventhies.Nostalgia indeed.

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    ROBERTS Avatar SEREN ROBERTS Date: 1/22/2013 12:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    me too Charmaine....Seren
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 3:01:00 AM
    hi I am sure I have read this one before but it is so worth a few more reads. love it xx

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    ROBERTS Avatar SEREN ROBERTS Date: 1/22/2013 12:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    i have a feeling i have as well, but I had it by e mail and thought, it would make nice easy reading. Bringing back memories for a few....Seren

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