NOSTALGIA

 

                                   

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU MOVE TO THE SOUTH
1. A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.
2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in the South.
3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in the South, plus a couple no one's seen before.
4. If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite cha.
5. Onced and Twiced are words.
6. It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy!
7. Jawl-P? means: Did you all go to the bathroom?
8. People actually grow, eat, and like okra.
9. Fixinto is one word. It means I'm going to do something.
10. There is no such thing as lunch. There is only dinner and then there's supper.
11. Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar. It is referred to as the Wine of the South.
12. Backwards and forwards means I know everything about you.
13. The word jeet is actually a question meaning, 'Did you eat?'
14. You don't have to wear a watch, because it doesn't matter what time it is, you work until you're done or it's too dark to see.
15. You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH em.
16. Y'all is singular. All Y'all is plural.
17. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect, or animal.
18. You carry jumper cables in your car for your OWN car.
19. You only own five spices: salt, pepper, mustard, Tabasco, and ketchup.
20. The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local high school sports, motorsports, and gossip.
21. Everyone you meet is a Honey, Sugar, Miss (first name), or Mr (first name).
22. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.
23. You know what a hissy fit is..
24. Fried catfish is the other white meat.
25. We don't need no dang Driver's Ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive!!!
26. You understand these jokes and forward them to your Southern friends and those who just wish they were from the SOUTH. AND one more:
27. Why did the chicken cross the road? To show that stupid possum that it CAN be done!

from Sam 9/24/21
 

REMEMBER THIS?

T&P fire2




 

 

Who can you identify?

from Jerry Power via Kay Andrews
North Side - Second Grade

 

 

 

                         
CLICK ON JUKEBOX to visit a great Doo Wop site"
that plays the oldies the way we first heard them.

 


TIME FOR ANOTHER LOOK - from our 2015 Reunion

 


Peggy Cope, daughter of Millard Cope, publisher of the News Messenger, is pictured on her birthday during the 1950s. Each day the Marshall News Messenger publishes a photo from our files that is at least 30 years old.

 


from Susan Howard 5/31/15

 

   
Soff and Sam at the University of Texas - back in the day.

 


Ronnie Snider, with his1957 Vet and a coke.  In fact, he was rarely seen without a coke.

1980 Hog Hunters Reunion at Lake Livingston

PERSON TO FAR LEFT IS BUDDY CONNOR (FRIEND OF ABBER'S)

PERSON IN BACKGROUND, I BELIEVE, IS A FRIEND OF AL'S.

 

 


One of the better nostalgia videos, because it goes
through a medley of our music with photos of the times.

 

Click on the link below for a memory lane video,
with soothing Ronny Milsap's -
 

http://safeshare.tv/w/FEDEwZHZXu
                     Lost In The Fifties


 


In 1970, John Wayne hosted a variety show celebrating America's history. Included in the cast were the following (some were uncredited): Ann Margret , Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Dan Blocker, Roscoe Lee Browne, George Burns, Owen Bush, James Caldwell, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Roy Clark, Bing Crosby, Phyllis Diller, Edward Faulkner, Lorne Greene, Harry Hickox, Celeste Holm, Bob Hope, Kay E. Kuter, Michael Landon, Forrest Lewis, Dean Martin, Dick Martin, Ross Martin, Greg Morris, Ricky & David Nelson, Hugh O'Brian, Dan Rowan, William Shatner, Orville Sherman, Red Skelton, Tom Smothers, Leslie Uggams, Jesse Vint, John Wayne, Patrick Wayne, Dennis Weaver, Dan White, Hal Williams, The Doodletown Pipers. The closing piece featured many of the show's guests.

Enjoy!


 

 One of a Kind Photo...
 

Flashes From The Past

 


I give up, why does everyone love Brian?  Who is the guy between Jody
 and me?

 


I can name them all except the boy in Judy's lap, the girl beside
him (Judy thinks she may be Dianne Echols), and the girl in the
back beside Jane.   Sam believes the boy may be Judy's  brother
Bruce.

 
 
 
A few Oldies to stir your memory banks~ 
   Yours are still open, aren't they?
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ronnie Snider, without coke - probably 1957


 

 

The video above (received from Dr. Jim) is of an MHS track
& field event, some general horsing around, etc by students,
probably in the spring of 1958.  It was made by Lewis Brock
and given to Jim, who had a broken finger at the time,
which is probably why he remembers the year.   


 

 

Oh, yeah, every weekend at the Corral Club. 

 


         

CLICK on music notes to see and hear a
wonderful music video.  I think you are
going to love it (scroll up and stop player
first).

Sent to us by Kay Soloman Andrews.    

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 Remember?
New Detroit billboards.....

 
 
 
 
 
 

 Aging is when you still have something on the ball, but you're too tired to bounce it.

 

 

 

                                 

 Kennedy's speech to Rice University on going to the moom.

 

&

 

 

 

The new Photo Galleries 1960 & 1961 now contain virtually all of the Annual photos, but please feel free to add photos, videos or whatever, from our teenage past to this Nostalgia page.  Photo Galleries GFTG contains photos from the Go For The Gold Reuion.  If you have trouble with the entry, let me know and I will assist you.  Photo galleries are also open now for family photos that you wish to share outside of your personal Profile page. Click on Mavericks - 1960 or 1961 to get there, or there is a link on the Home Page.  In the Photo Gallery section, one can also create their own Nostalgia gallery and/or a gallery of family photos, or a travel log. 

 

South Marshall Boy's Choir 


Photo from Sam Moseley

So far we have identified:
Front row: lft to rt - Eddie Clark, ___?___, Loyd Nelson, Lynn Wilson, Wayne Massad, Glenn Wilson & ___?____.


Second row: lft to rt - Pat Elliott, Joe Satterwhite, Donnie Waldrop, Tommy Waskom, Lynn Babb.
 

Third row: lft to rt - Dick Pound, Spencer Jones, Bob Huntsberger, Scott Caven, Danny Barrett, ___?___, Bill Worley, Frank Schnorbus.


Top row: lft to rt - Bryan Conaway, Richard Kay, Jerry Standridge, Mike Murphy, Mike Kelly, Steve Reeves, Sam Moseley, Rex Brown, Sims McCutchan.



Great old photos from Ethyl Rae Wilkinson's collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Check out the following 3 pics from our newest Guest member Jane Walker Payton:

 


 

 

 

 

 

Another oldie but goodie from Sam
            9th grade (1957?) Junior High Student Council Officers
Three in back are David Rutledge, Bubba Smith and Ronnie Carpenter
Front row, Wayne Faircloth, Rush Harris, Kay Clark, Marlee Redding,
Patty Yates, Nancy Conley, Nancy Ayers, Delores Carrington and
Jimmy Elliott.

 

Methodist Church Kindergarden, from Susan Hardy Vanhorn
Wow, this is an oldie.  Any of you youngsters remember this
well enough to provide names?


We have a winner - Ann Sherrill Davis
              (she's younger, what would you expect).

Front Left: Bobby Wist and Gerald Provenza, two girls (unknown), Jimmy
Hawk and Jack Carson, Walter Cooper (?) and girl (unknown).
Second Row, Lt to Rt: Alfred McClurg, Rex Brown, Jacquline Reynolds,
boy (unknown), Susan Hardy, girl (unknown).
Back row standing on chairs Lt to Rt: Dick Pound (?), Jeanne Lloyd & 
Wilma Ann Sherrill.  Back row right side, Scott Caven (?), and
Paula Grimes.

 

 

another oldie from Susan
Now, this is talent.. I know these folks, do you?

Check out the Nostalgia Page for a MNM Hardy
party announcement and pics from her Hobo
party, circa 1954.  Thanks for sharing.

 

 

This next one is a bit more mid to late 60s, but entertaining.

 Three great Nostalgic videos from Kay Andrews, enjoy:

   Click Here and CLOSE YOUR EYES
OK, when the video comes up you still have to click on the arrow button to get started, so don't close your eyes until after that...

   Click Here The Diamonds' LITTLE DARLIN - before
                   Click arrow on video to start

 Click Here The Diamonds' LITTLE DARLIN - after 
                   Click arrow on video to start

 

BABY BOOMERS QUIZ
Thanks again, Juanita!

 There are 20 questions. Average score is 12 . This one will be difficult for the younger set. Have fun, but no peeking!

When you forward this to your  friends/family, put your score in the subject line and let them know your score. Don't forget to forward it to me , as well.

Good luck, youngsters,


1. What builds strong bodies 12 ways?
A. Flintstones vitamins
B. The Buttmaster
C. Spaghetti
D. Wonder Bread  
E. Orange Juice
F. Milk
G. Cod Liver Oil

 

2. Before he was Muhammed Ali, he was
A. Sugar Ray Robinson.
B. Roy Orbison..
C. Gene Autry.
D. Rudolph Valentino.
E. Fabian.
F. Mickey Mantle.
G. Cassius Clay. 


3. Pogo, the comic strip character said, 'We have met the enemy and...

A. It's you.
B. He is us. 
C. It's the Grinch.
D. He wasn't home.
E. He's really me and you.
F. We quit.
G. He surrendered.


4. Good night, David
A.. Good night, Chet
B. Sleep well.
C. Good night, Irene.
D.. Good night, Gracie.
E. See you later, alligator.
F. Until tomorrow.
G. Good night, Steve..


5. You'll wonder where the yellow went...
A. When you use Tide
B. When you lose your crayons.
C. When you clean your tub.
D. If you paint the room blue.
E. If you buy a soft water tank.
F. When you use Lady Clairol.
G. When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.


6. Before he was the Skipper's Little Buddy, Bob Denver was Dobie's
friend...
A. Stuart Whitman.
B   Randolph Scott.
C. Steve Reeves..
D. Maynard G. Krebs.
E. Corky B. Dork.
F. Dave the Whale.
G. Zippy Zoo.


7. Liar, liar...
A. You're a liar.
B. Your nose is growing.
C. Pants on fire. 
D. Join the choir
E. Jump up higher.
F. On the wire.
G. I'm telling Mom.


8. Meanwhile, back in Metropolis, Superman fights a never ending battle
for truth, justice and.....
A. Wheaties.
B. Lois Lane .
C. TV ratings.
D. World peace.
E. Red tights.
F. The American way.
G. News headlines.


9. Hey kids!  What time is it?
A. It's time for Yogi Bear.
B It's time to do your homework.
C. It's Howdy Doody Time. 
D. It's time for Romper Room.
E. It's bedtime.
F... The Mighty Mouse Hour..
G. Scoopy Doo Time..


10. Lions and tigers and bears...
A. Yikes.
B. Oh, no..
C. Gee whiz.
D. I'm scared...
E. Oh my.
F.. Help! Help!
G. Let's run.


11. Bob Dylan advised us never to trust anyone....
A. Over 40.
B. Wearing a uniform.
C.. Carrying a briefcase.
D. Over 30.
E. You don't know.
F. Who says, 'Trust me'..
G. Who eats tofu.


12. NFL quarterback who appeared in a television commercial wearing
women's stockings...
A. Troy Aikman
B. Kenny Stabler
C. Joe Namath
D. Roger Staubach
E. Joe Montana

F. Steve Young
G. John Elway


13. Brylcream...
A. Smear it on.
B. You'll smell great.
C. Tame that cowlick.
D. Grease ball heaven.
E. It's a dream.
F. We're your team.
G. A littl e dab'll do ya.


14. I found my thrill...
A. In Blueberry muffins.
B. With my man, Bill.
C. Down at the mill.
D. Over the windowsill.
E. With thyme and dill.
F. Too late to enjoy.
G. On Blueberry Hill.

15.. Before Robin Williams, Peter Pan was played by...
A. Clark Gable.
B. Mary Martin.
C. Doris Day.
D. Errol Flynn.
E. Sally Fields.
F. Jim Carrey.
G. Jay Leno.


16. Name the Beatles...
A. John, Steve, George, Ringo
B. John, Paul, George, Roscoe
C. John, Paul, Stacey, Ringo
D. Jay, Paul, George, Ringo
E. Lewis, Peter, George, Ringo
F. Jason, Betty, Skipper, Hazel
G. John, Paul, George, Ringo


17. I wonder, wonder, who.
A. Who ate the leftovers?
B. Who did the laundry?
C. Was it you?
D. Who wrote the book of love?
E. Who I am?
F. Passed the test?
G. Knocked on the door?


18. I'm strong to the finish...
A. Cause I eats my broccoli.
B. Cause I eats me spinach.
C. Cause I lift weights.
D. Cause I'm the hero.
E. And don't you for get it.
F. Cause Olive Oyl loves me.
G. To outlast Bruto.


19. When it's least expected, you're elected, you're the star today.
A. Smile, you're on Candid Camera.
B. Smile, you're on Star Search.
C. Smile, you won the lottery.
D. Smile, we're watching you.
E. Smile, the world sees you.
F. Smile, you're a hit.
G. Smile, you're on TV.


20. What do M & M's do?
A. Make your tummy happy.
B. Melt in your mouth, not in your pocket.
C. Make you fat.

D.. Melt your heart.
E... Make you popular.
F. Melt in your mouth, not in your hand.
G. Come in colors.

 

Below are the right answers:

 
 1. D - Wonder Bread
2. G - Cassius Clay
3. B - He Is us
4. A - Good night, Chet
5. G - When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent
6. D - Maynard G. Krebs
7. C - Pants on fire
8. F - The American Way
9. C - It's Howdy Doody Time
10. E - Oh my
11. D - Over 30
12. C - Joe Namath
13. G - A little dab'll do ya
14. G - On Blueberry Hill
15. B - Mary Martin
16. G - John, Paul, George, Ringo
17. D - Who wrote the book of Love
18. B - Cause I eats me spinach
19. A - Smile, you're on Candid Camera
20.. F - Melt in your mouth not in your hand
 
 
 

Check out this slideshow for a bit of nostalgia, folks.  Use your mouse to click to the next slide.
Be sure to stay 'til the end for a great "plot twist"!

 

La Bamba!

Ever wanted to know what the heck the lyrics were to "La Bamba?"

Click on Richie Valens' pic for a link to the lyrics (in Spanish, of course) & the English trans-
lation.

 

Oldies Music Quiz

Thirty great memories about music that caused our parents and teachers grief! 

Take the quiz and see how you score as a true ''Oldies Fan.''

Write down your answers and check them against the answers at the end. 

(Answers Below) 

Don't cheat, now! 

1. When did ''Little Suzie'' finally wake up? 
(a) The movie's over, it's 2 o'clock 
(b) The movie's over, it's 3 o'clock 
(c) The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock 

2. ''Rock Around The Clock'' was used in what movie? 
(a) Rebel Without A Cause 
(b) Blackboard Jungle 
(c) The Wild Ones 

3. What's missing from a Rock & Roll standpoint? Earth _____ 
(a) Angel 
(b) Mother 
(c) Worm 

4. ''I found my thrill ... . .'' where? 
(a) Kansas City 
(b) Heartbreak Hotel 
(c) Blueberry Hill 

5. ''Please turn on your magic beam, _____ _____ bring me a dream,'': 
(a) Mr. Sandman 
(b) Earth Angel 
(c) Dream Lover 

6. For which label did Elvis Presley first record? 
(a) Atlantic 
(b) RCA 
(c) Sun 

7. He asked, ''Why's everybody always pickin' on me?'' Who was he? 
(a) Bad, Bad Leroy Brown 
(b) Charlie Brown 
(c) Buster Brown 

8. In Bobby Darin's ''Mack The Knife,'' the one with the knife, was named: 
(a) MacHeath 
(b) MacCloud 
(c) MacNamara 

9. Name the song with ''A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom.'' 
(a) Good Golly, Miss Molly 
(b) Be-Bop-A-Lula 
(c) Tutti Fruitti 

10. Who is generally given credit for originating the term ''Rock And Roll''? 
(a) Dick Clark 
(b) Wolfman Jack 
(c) Alan Freed 

11. In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher: 
(a) Little Richard 
(b) Frankie Lymon 
(c) Tony Orlando 

12. Paul Anka's ''Puppy Love'' is written to what star? 
(a) Brenda Lee 
(b) Connie Francis 
(c) Annette Funicello 

13. The Everly Brothers are . . .... 
(a) Pete and Dick 
(b) Don and Phil 
(c) Bob and Bill 

14. The Big Bopper's real name was: 
(a) Jiles P. Richardson 
(b) Roy Harold Scherer Jr. 
(c) Marion Michael Morrison 

15. In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr., started a small record company called... 
(a) Decca 
(b) Cameo 
(c) Motown 

16. Edd Brynes had a hit with ''Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb''. > What TV show was he on? 
(a) 77 Sunset Strip 
(b) Hawaiian Eye 
(c) Surfside Six 

17. In 1960 Bobby Darin married: 
(a) Carol Lynley 
(b) Sandra Dee 
(c) Natalie Wood 

18. They were a one hit wonder with ''Book Of Love'': 
(a) The Penguins 
(b) The Monotones 
(c) The Moonglows 

19. The Everly Brothers sang a song called ''Till I ______ You.'' 
(a) Loved 
(b) Kissed 
(c) Met 

20. Chuck Berry sang ''Oh, ___________, why can't you be true?'' 
(a) Suzie Q 
(b) Peggy Sue 
(c) Maybelline 

21. ''Wooly _______'' 
(a) Mammouth 
(b) Bully 
(c) Pully 

22. ''I'm like a one-eyed cat . . . ." 
(a) can't go into town no more 
(b) sleepin' on a cold hard floor 
(c) peepin' in a seafood store 

23. ''Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do . . ... . .'' 
(a) cause there ain't no answer for a life without booze 
(b) cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues 
(c) cause my car's gassed up and I'm ready to cruise 

24. ''They often call me Speedo, but my real name is . . . . . .'' 
(a) Mr. Earl 
(b) Jack I.e. Pearl 
(c) Milton Berle 

25. ''You're my Fanny and nobody else's ......'' 
(a) girl 
(b) butt 
(c) love 

26. ''I want you to play with my . . . '' 
(a) heart 
(b) dreams 
(c) ding a ling 

27. ''Be Bop A Lula ....'' 
(a) she's got the rabies 
(b) she's my baby. 
(c) she loves me, maybe 

28. ''Fine Love, Fine Kissing ...'' 
(a) right here 
(b) fifty cents 
(c) just for you 

29. ''He wore black denim trousers and . . .'' 
(a) a pink carnation 
(b) pink leotards 
(c) motorcycle boots 

30. ''I got a gal named . . .'' 
(a) Jenny Zamboni 
(b) Gerri Mahoney 
(c) Boney Maroney 




Answers: 

Scroll Down so you aren't tempted to cheat (as if cheating were needed here). 
* * * * * * * * * * * * 

 

 

 
1. When did ''Little Suzie'' finally wake up? (c) The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock

2. ''Rock Around The Clock'' was used in what movie? (b) Blackboard Jungle

3. What's missing from a Rock & Roll standpoint? Earth _____ (a) Angel

4. ''I found my thrill ... . .'' where? (c) Blueberry Hill

5. ''Please turn on your magic beam, _____ _____ bring me a dream,'': (a) Mr. Sandman

6. For which label did Elvis Presley first record? (c) Sun

7. He asked, ''Why's everybody always pickin' on me?'' Who was he? (b) Charlie Brown

8. In Bobby Darin's ''Mack The Knife,'' the one with the knife, was named: (a) Mac Heath

9. Name the song with ''A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom.'' (c) Tutti Fruitti

10. Who is generally given credit for originating the term ''Rock And Roll''? (c) Alan Freed

11. In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher: (a) Little Richard

12. Paul Anka's ''Puppy Love'' is written to what star? (c) Annette Funicello

13. The Everly Brothers are . . .... (b) Don and Phil

14. The Big Bopper's real name was: (a) Jiles P. Richardson

15. In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr., started a small record company called... (c) Motown

16. Edd Brynes had a hit with ''Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb''. > What TV show was he on? (a) 77 Sunset Strip

17. In 1960 Bobby Darin married: (b) Sandra Dee

18. They were a one hit wonder with ''Book Of Love'': (b) The Monotones

19. The Everly Brothers sang a song called ''Till I ______ You.'' (b) Kissed

20. Chuck Berry sang ''Oh, ___________, why can't you be true?'' (c) Maybelline

21. ''Wooly _______'' (b) Bully

22. ''I'm like a one-eyed cat . . . ." (c) peepin' in a seafood store

23. ''Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do . . ... . .'' (b) cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

24. ''They often call me Speedo, but my real name is . . . . . .'' (a) Mr. Earl

25. ''You're my Fanny and nobody else's ......'' (b) butt

26. 'I want you to play with my . . . '' (c) ding a ling

27. ''Be Bop A Lula ....'' (b) she's my baby

28. ''Fine Love, Fine Kissing ...'' (a) right here

29. ''He wore black denim trousers and . . .'' (c) motorcycle boots

30. ''I got a gal named . . .'' (c) Boney Maroney 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   

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Marshall, Birthplace Of Boogie Woogie 

Growing up in Marshall, none of us was aware that our town had a unique place in musical history.  However, recent research by Dr. John Tennison, a San Antonio psychiarist and respected musicologist, has established that the most exciting, innovative and influential of popular music forms, Boogie Woogie, originated in the Marshall area in the early 1870s.  Jack Canson stumbled upon some hints of this in his research of Caddo Lake history, and in January, Jack and his wife Nancy began a collaboration with Dr. Tennison that resulted in Marshall declaring to be the "Birthplace of Boogie Woogie", and an application for trademark registration was filed.  

Jack and Nancy would like to invite everyone to visit Marshall, Texas Birthplace of Boogie Woogie Fan page on Facebook, to learn more about this discovery.  Use the links below to join their Fan Page, read more about it and see photos and videos.    (Copy and paste in your browser the link below.) In June, they celebrated the Birthplace claim with a Boogie Woogie Homecoming show, that included one of the great Blues & Boogie Woogie piano masters who was returning to his hometown of Marshall for the first time since 1955. There is a terrific Dallas Morning News story about this, which you can see at this link:

www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/061810dnentsharriff.20cd1f3.html

www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Marshall-Texas-The-Birthplace-of-Boogie-Woogie/259359408579 

 

 

 

 

 

The History Lovers Calendar
 Click a Day to See Its Trivia

 

 

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  How many do you remember?

Candy cigarettes
Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside
Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
Hoola hoop contests
Buying milk from a vending machine for a quarter, with your penny change taped to the side
Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum
Home milk delivery in glass bottles, with cardboard stoppers
Party lines
Newsreels before the movie
P. F. Flyers
Butch wax
Telephone numbers with a word prefix .... (Drexel-5505
Peashooters
Howdy Doody
45 RPM Records
Green Stamps
Hi-fi's
Metal ice cube trays with levers
Mimeograph paper
Blue flash bulbs
Beanie and Cecil
Roller skate keys
Cork pop guns
Drive ins
Studebakers
Wash Tub wringers
The Fuller Brush man
Reel-to-reel tape recorders
Phonographs
The "twist", "mashed potatoes", and "funky-chicken"
Tinkertoys
The Erector Set
The Fort Apache Playset
Lincoln Logs
15 cent McDonald hamburgers & 10 cent fries
5 cent packs of baseball cards..... with that slab of pink bubblegum
penny candy
35 cent-a-gallon gasoline
When the first man walked on the moon
When Elvis Presley first appeared on the Ed Sullivan show
When the Beatles arrived
When the Barbie doll hit the scene 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 
 
 
 
  
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 Jeri Mooney (Susan Howard) greets soldiers during USO tour to Vietnam.
 
 
 

 

 

Jeri Lynn Mooney (Susan Howard) greeting Bob Huntsberger in VietNam - USO trip

Jeri Mooney (Susan Howard) gets hug from Bob Huntsberger in Vietnam.
 
 
 
 

 

 

Ok, no more cameras!!

1950's version of an E-Mail
 

 
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,

 

 
For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born,
Where navels were for oranges, andPeyton Place was porn.

 


 
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 fiftys,
You missed the greatest time in history,

 

 

For those of you who haven't seen the Bill Moyers' 1984 series "Marshall, Texas, Marshall, Texas" in a very long time and want to revisit the clip involving the interview with the Brotze sisters, below is a link to the site.  Dale stole, uh, Shared this from Karen's Facebook page ~ thanks, Karen ~ and we were both glad to see it, like an old friend.

Does it bring back fond memories, or cause you to tremble a little, remembering them?

http://billmoyers.com/content/walk-through-20th-century-marshall-texas/