1960’s Dance Crazes

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This was fun to do in the 1960s, it was a new dance craze that caught on like fire! I remember it well I never did learn how to do it but a few friends I knew could work it.

It was a great time fot dance crazes There was the Pony dance and others I will post later on when I come back as this is a test entry again to try out this new editor.


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This is me when I was a kid at 10 years old not, really but it is very close I had redish hair with freckles and on summer days I wore polo shirts like this and had a blast as a kid.  You can view more about my photo on the button link below.

I don’t have any other photos of me as a kid only one I have posted with my cousin, and a friend and me on the porch in 1957..

My sister took the photo after coming back from the candy store around the block from my house, I’m the one eating the Italian Ice on top left : 


Father knows Best

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Father Knows Best

This is a story about 1950’s TV in the 1950s my family and I watched the TV show, Father Knows Best, it was a great show starring the Andersons with, Margaret, Jim, Betty, Bud, and Kathy. My friend and I had a crush on Betty [princess] and Bud was about the same age as my friend and I and we liked the same things he did. And Kathy was the youngest one [Kitten] As her Dad called her and a cutie.

The show was on on a number of years and was a radio show before that a very popular one. Their Christmas show is on very once in a while there were only 2 that I know of one where the go out to cut down their own tree like their father used to do. And then  they get snowbound and find out the true meaning of the holiday.

The other epeisode was one where an Aunt comes for a visit and gets off to a bad start with kathy and it works out fine in the end, yeah it was a great show to watch and many others at the time great TV in the 1950s

What Ragamuffins!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Back in the 1950s it was common to go out on Thanksgiving day knocking on people’s doors saying “Anything for Thanksgiving!”A tradition going back around the start of the century. We just went out as we were dressed although it was common to dress up in costumes, most of the time we were given fruit and nuts maybe some candy.

Some people called it begging and guess some people viewed it like that but back in the 50’s things were tight for most of us who to say the least, so we never looked at it that way as kids we were happy to enjoy it, So the point I’m trying to state is, we were Thankful for the fruit we received on those Thanksgiving days in the 1950s.

I like to wish you all very Happy Thanksgiving!

Rock it Up!

Here’s Your Treat!

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Back in 1957 My cousins and I went treat or treating, we would grab a paper bag as we never used costumes and began our search for many treats, or so we thought!

We just went house to house as always then we had an idea to travel to this apartment building so in that way  we could knock off a lot more treats, going up and down the flights door to door and we were doing great, till we got in the elevator when it came to a big stop!

we were stuck and my little cousin about 5 years old started crying and we had to calm him down. We pushed the alarm and after about 45 minutes the janitor came and helped us out we were stuck between the floors.

We were on our way home about 5 blocks when we ran into a few kids that were older and they were going about town just looking to cause trouble and as they were coming near to us they said “here’s your treat” and pulled out these small pies and threw them at us My cousin got one right in the face! I ran up the block fast as a rabbit! and my cousins followed just as fast. Yea it was a fun time and a halloween memorie I’ll always remember.

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Goosebumps in 58′

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Back in 1958 my friends and I were just hanging out in front of my house, when a few older kids began talking of visiting an old casino about 12 blocks from where we lived. It was used if I remember right for gambling back in the 1930’s but now just boarded up and abamdened.

They wanted to go one night and see what it looked like and maybe find something to take home, we asked if we could go also and it was planned for the next night at about 10:pm. So we met up the next night and walked up to the casino and brought along flashlights to look around. The only thing was we had to open the window in the bottom and slide down to the floor, so we all got in and looked around there was a great big chandelier right in the center of the room and a bunch of tables and other things,

But when we went down the stairs in the back of the room, that seemed to go down a bit, we saw these large spikes implanted in the walls going down! We quickly went up the stairs and went back out the window and headed home with a scary tale to share!

Buddy Holly

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Buddy Holly


Read Retodee’s great column on Buddy Holly, on her site, Retrodee’s Guild To The Best Era Ever! A great musican and songwriter from the 1950’s! And you can listen to Buddy’s music on the Jukebox if you like.

Standard 50’s Music!

The music and stars listed here are mostly of rock n roll of that was out when I was growing up, But there was a lot of great standard music from the area and music stars with hits on the radio, Like the great Pattie Page who sang the great “The Tennessee Waltz”  “Old Cape Code” and more. The Four Lads had a number of hits like “Moments To Remember” “No Not Much”. and others.

The great Nat King Cole had “Unforgettable” The Lovely “Mona Lisa” “Too Young” “Smile” Perry Como had hits like “Catch a Falling Star” “Papa Loves Mombo” “Round and Round” Who sang standards better than Frank Sinatra “Young At Heart” “Witch Craft” “Tony Bennett” “Because of You” “Rags to Riches” “Cold Cold Heart” “Rosemary Clooney” Come On-My House” “Mambo Italiano” “Dean Martin” “That’s Amore”.
Yes They were very much a part of the wonderful 1950’s and many more,the 1950’s would not be the same without their contribution of great standard music!

Dee’s vintage clothing tips!

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Retro Dee

Anyone who really wants to find out about vintage clothing originals, how to read up and spot labeling tips.
Take a quick ride over to Retrodee’s for part one of a four-part series to show you the lowdown on getting it right with vintage clothing!

you’ll be in vintage fashion with her intensive how-to tips!
You can read much more on her site below on the “Cool Posts” link. Enjoy your vintage visit..
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