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An Innocent Time I Recall

There's an innocent time that I recall when every girl is Cinderella at a bobby-sox ball each guy, a penny-loafer prince in a white letter sweater and the jukebox music keeps getting better A place where the teens are not overly hip where the burn-outs and greasers don't dare give them lip where 350-engines purr under car hoods where heroes are handsome, virtuous and good The Beach Boys are gone now Bobby Vee, Neil Sedaka, Chuck Berry too Hearing their music brings a tear to my eye If I make it to Heaven, I hope they'll drop by

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Date: 11/30/2021 9:05:00 PM
We used to have a 1970 Maverick with "where 350-engines purr under car hoods" - It was fine! I always want a V-10 or a V-8 or a 350, so this made me smile!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 11/30/2021 9:07:00 PM
The good old days those were... gas for 19 cents a gallon. My first car cost me $50. A Pontiac Catalina with a 350cc engine under the hood. Leaked oil. Used it in my hair. (Yeah, sure) ~ The Fonz
Date: 11/26/2021 5:27:00 AM
Dear Gershon, truly enjoyed your poem about the "innocent time". I am not very much familiar with the music you have mentioned, but I can very much relate to the sentiment. Warm wishes~ Mala
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 11/27/2021 7:19:00 PM
Thanks for relating to this one, even without the music, Mala. Happiness and Joy, Gershon
Date: 11/26/2021 2:20:00 AM
The kind of music you mention brings comfort to me still Gershon. Loved this little trip down memory lane. Thank you. Blessings xxoo
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 11/26/2021 12:46:00 PM
Music is a comfort, indeed. Hope you are feeling well, Connie. Season's best, gw
Date: 11/25/2021 6:55:00 PM
Ah, I'm counting on you to make it, gw. Maybe there we can share a few good laughs...and wonder how we made it!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 11/26/2021 12:45:00 PM
Yes... and definitely wonder how we made it (at least, if you're past is anything like mine...) Season's best, gw
Date: 11/25/2021 6:03:00 PM
I'd hope so, too, Gershon, but not convinced some of them will be there with you ;-)
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 11/25/2021 6:08:00 PM
Nice of you to write these words, Twelve... As for me, the 'if' of me making it there (to Heaven) is truly one big IF! Thank you so much. Happy Thanksgiving. :) gw
Date: 11/25/2021 3:33:00 PM
You have the style of T. S Eliot, especially for this outstanding composition, how much it reminds me of Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock by Eliot but with the delightful revival note, that's I loved the most...Silpika.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 11/25/2021 3:52:00 PM
Whoa... Thank you for your incredible compliment, Silpika. It's amazing to me, as I have not read any T.S. Eliot for 50 years! Appreciate your encouragement greatly! Many, thanks, Gershon
Date: 11/25/2021 2:27:00 PM
You are really having a music revival my friend the beach boys also a heavenly group. Hugs and blessings
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 11/25/2021 3:23:00 PM
Your powers of observation are indeed acute, Jennifer. I am having a music revival -- proof that ordinary people can come back from the dead! lol. Thanks, gw
Date: 11/25/2021 12:59:00 PM
Gershon, Such a fine poem from the golden era of vinyl. It was a fine time to listen to the soundtrack of our lives. -Richard
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 11/25/2021 3:26:00 PM
Gosh, I'd forgotten that those old discs were vinyl. And now I remember that my parents bought a large monaural (!) sound system in the mid-50's. We finally bought a stereo system in the mid-60's ~ The Neanderthals
Date: 11/25/2021 11:43:00 AM
Hello Gershon, I enjoyed the Beach Boys, Beetles, Peter, Paul,& Mary. Collie Simon, and many more. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 11/26/2021 2:39:00 PM
Hello Gershon, yes Gershon, Cheers for those days of good music and lyrics, melody, and harmony The Golden Oldie. Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 11/25/2021 3:31:00 PM
Darlene, I too enjoyed all the musical entertainers whom you mentioned. Here's to the days when music was still about melody, harmony, and lyrics! ~ Golden Oldie