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The Fifties

Slide-out Coke machines
Bubble gum baseball cards
Superman/Batman comics
Full service gas stations
25 cents a gallon
Dial phones
AM radio
Fats Domino
Black & white TV
Rabbit-ear antennae
Three channels
I Love Lucy
Drive-in movies
Double dating
Drive-in diners
10 cent hot dogs
Saddle Oxfords
Penny Loafers
Vacation bible school
Homemade playgrounds
Barefoot summers
A dollar was a fortune...

No cable
No Internet
No cell phones
No problem...

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 4/28/2015 9:09:00 AM
Reading through your words gives a majestic result of creating expectations and at the same time meeting them. This is awesome considering the feat achieved in a few lines. Great write friend and please keep on letting your heart speak for us to learn and enjoy. A def 7
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Date: 4/18/2015 3:29:00 AM
Lovely list poem!!! Really enjoyed reading. : ) Something about the 50's makes me really happy! Wish I had a time machine Always, Laura
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Date: 4/9/2015 9:22:00 AM
:) Hello! LOVE THIS. Made me smile! Vacation bible school is still very much alive. As are, thank goodness, barefoot summers. We 'visit' no cable, internet or cellphones once a week. They are called family nights and we play board games. Thank you for YOU. THank you for your emails and kindness. I will try to stay away from "dark things" for a while. I feel them deeply... it is important, to tackle all the horrors of the world, but the lovely things, like this poem, are necessary & good.
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Date: 3/25/2015 6:28:00 PM
I loved yours, Tim. I hope it scored high for ya. I should go look and see. Congrats, my friend. I was sure it was a winner and came here and saw the congrats!!
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Date: 3/23/2015 12:02:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Tim! I enjoyed the walk down memory lane through your well-chosen descriptive words. The younger generations would never believe we did quite well without the items mentioned in your last stanza! Love it! Sandra
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Date: 3/22/2015 11:03:00 PM
TIM, Congratulations on your wonderful win. Always ~LINDA~
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Date: 3/22/2015 8:34:00 PM
A really great poem, Tim! I wish that I could have grownup in a decade of innocence and very few problems. Your words take me there!... Congrats on the win!
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Date: 3/9/2015 9:36:00 PM
If only we could take children of today and put them in this decade, I do believe it would enlighten them. Excellent write Tim. Hugs
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Date: 2/19/2015 9:30:00 PM
OH my goodness. You thought so much like me the way you did yours, Tim. Mine is very similar in style and flavor!!! (I used an oldie) That would be neato if we tied on the list (just hoping to get ON the list). I was born in the middle of that decade but i studied a lot about it when I got into school. It was truly an awesome decade!! how are you, btw? Don't get to hear from you too often.
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Date: 2/19/2015 7:09:00 PM
A trip down memory lane for me. What I miss about that more simple time most is someone pumping my gass. I enjoyed this poem so much Tim! I hope to see it a top winner.
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Date: 2/19/2015 10:32:00 AM
Your words are bubbly and full of spirit and bravado, just like the fifties. Emile. #7.
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Date: 2/16/2015 9:34:00 AM
I love it. I came along as the 60s began but so much of what you list was a staple of my childhood too. Great times. Kids today don't understand what they are missing by having everything.
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Date: 2/14/2015 12:53:00 AM
the 50 the 60's. Nothing compares to the 70's. LOL. Oh Tim, I love this. I just read a poem called the 60's by a poet name BILL.... enjoyed... :)Have yourself a sweet valentine's Day. ~SKAT LOVE~
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Date: 2/13/2015 9:03:00 PM
NO video games!! I keep telling my son - there was a time when imagination was better than video games. He doesn't believe me...I'm going to have him read this tomorrow. Dial phones take me back. Yes, I remember them! Funny, one time we stayed at hotel in about 1984. The room had a dial phone and my brother had no idea how to use it. I had to teach him. We still laugh about that...I wasn't around in the fifties, but I still get nostalgic for simpler times...hugs, Rhonda
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