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The Fabulous Fifties

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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I started my school years in the mid-fifties, while living in England, returning to the USA in the late fifties, so my young age & distance from my homeland kept me from enjoying personal memories of most things shared on this; however, I have enjoyed the ones that sparked a memory for me & seeing anew what the 1950s offered so many.


Our Dad did serve in the Korean Conflict, as he had earlier in WWII & would later in the Vietnam War. What utter waste of human life & resources that could have been put to better use!


In the late 1960s, I learned to drive in the same T-bird model that is briefly pictured in the video --- so that, as well as a few other depictions, brought memories for this gal.


I am surprised that Barbie wasn't part of this video. I never had a Barbie (poor deprived kid that I was emoticon), but I do remember friends having them in the late 1950s.


Thankfully, I was a military dependent, living on military installations, with parents who taught us better than to believe that one race was superior to others, so that part of the evil thinking going on with some, in that period of our country's history, did not touch my life.


I am forever thankful to You, my Abba Father, for not allowing my young life to be tainted with such a sad & destructive belief system. Amen!


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To those of you who have stopped by to check this blog out, I say a sincere, emoticon & God bless you with only enriching memories!


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“Lost In The Fifties” is a look back at life in the 1950s, that was such a memorable decade for those that lived it. Many people have fond memories of the cars, music, and icons of the Fifties, but the decade was also marked by not so fond memories like The Korean War, racism and McCarthyism.


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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 5/13/2014 7:04PM

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 5/9/2014 9:16PM

    Although the 50's were before my time, I can relate to Dad being WWII and Korea vet. I grew up in the 70s, seems like each generation the world gets more corrupt.

God Bless and Keep America, and long live the Constitution, which is something every true American can rally around regardless of party, color, or creed.

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/8/2014 5:51PM

    Even though I was born in the late 60's, I think times were better when you were growing up to a certain degree than they are now. People seemed to look out for their fellow neighbor more and they didn't seem to be so self involved. Thank you for sharing!

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C2BFIT 5/8/2014 8:20AM

    emoticon Your parents must have been wonderful parents. Thank you for the link. Sometimes it's easier to hold onto the nice memories & then to forget the struggles & destruction that happened in our life. A thank you from a 1960's baby in helping to bring perspective.

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BABY_GIRL69 5/7/2014 5:19PM

    Great blog! Thank you for taking us on your journey down memory lane Sweets!

God bless,

Dee

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JAKENELL 5/7/2014 1:21PM

    Loved it. I was born in '50 - brought back memories.
Sheila

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NELLJONES 5/7/2014 7:57AM

    I was born in 1949 so remember the 50s as a child. I do remember my father telling me that we were desecrating our environment, though, well before Silent Spring.

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DBELLE39 5/7/2014 7:33AM

    Although I'm a late 60s child, I believe those days you speak off in your blog could well be considered the "good ole' days', the days of value & just genuine good hearted folks lending a hand without expecting anything in return.

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CAKAROO 5/7/2014 5:32AM

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USMAWIFE 5/6/2014 8:57PM

    Great blog. I also grew up in the same type frame as you and married a solider who was s in the post vietname era.. things have changed so much..

sadly our soliders still do not get the true love and respect after serving our country

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NANCYPAT1 5/6/2014 7:45PM

    Those were the days my friend - some of them were worth going back and revisiting

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ALEXSGIRL1 5/6/2014 6:51PM

    to bad we cant go back to a simpler life thank you

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TOPSBEAR 5/6/2014 2:22PM

    I remember some of these things but not from the 50s lol I was born in the late 50s, so my memories are from the 60s, interesting just the same though emoticon

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SENTERSTOCK 5/6/2014 1:52PM

    Good Times!!

Senterstock, Grandmother's Fitness Club, co-lead

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DEB62BIE62 5/6/2014 1:40PM

    Loved the video. I grew up in the 50's and remember a lot of it. I remember playing jacks, and remember how much I enjoyed playing them. Don't remember the racism or the McCarthyism, but may have been too young for that kind of stuff. emoticon

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RHOOK20047 5/6/2014 1:39PM

    If only we could go back to those days. Days without all the technological toys that we have become slaves to, respect for our elders, playing outside with others rather than hours and hours on video games. Yes it was a more peaceful time for sure, but it had its problems as well. Good blog, enjoyed the flashbacks to the past. I was born in 53 so I know what you mean.

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ALIALI2013 5/6/2014 12:50PM

    I love the....not sure if I'd call it "innocence", but lack of all the violence in the general public, and hearing my mom talk about so many things which you didn't need technology for. She lived on a farm with her parents and 15 other brothers and sisters, and to hear her talk about that time is....so soothing, and makes me wish it were that way now.

So much has changed, I grew up during the 60's-70's (born in 1957), and I had 3 uncles in the Vietnam war, and I have always felt bad about the way they were treated when they returned home from a war that wasn't their fault. They felt so rejected and that should never have been that way. But I'm happy for the soldiers now who return to parades, celebrations, etc. I hope that Vietnam Era hate doesn't ever return to our future soldiers.

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