Easter Memorys

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Happy Easter!

With Easter almost here it brings back good memories of when my Grandparents would come for a visit on the saturday before and give each kid a box of those marshmellow eggs that come in one dozen cartons.

And on top of that we all got a dollar bill! Wow! it went far for a kid then so after a short stay they would go next door to my Aunt and Uncle “my Uncle was my Mother’s brother” and gave my six cousins the same as us.

And they also came on the Christmas holidays to give each kid a dollar bill. My Grandparents lived a few miles from us and we used to visit from time to time, my Grandfather would pick up My Mother and me and sometimes my sister would come with us also, and they lived right by the major river and I aways remember how it remided me of the house on the tv show “Lassie” with timmy and his folks on the farm.

It was a small house with the meadow grass growing high in the back and and it was like in nowhere land with a small traven across from the house, once my grandfather who called me “Skipper” wanted to take me out in his rowboat on the river but my Grandmother and Mother yelled at him “you can’t take Bobby out on the river” I don’t think we had life jackets at the time! i’m kind of glad we didn’t go out. So Easter always brings back those memories when my Grandparents would visit

Then at home we went about coloring eggs the night before and getting up in the morning to get at your basket with all the goodies in it with the chocolate rabbit, jelly beans, and those peeps, and the grass always seemed to linger for weeks after the baskets were put away! I’m sure you have your memories of Easter past and are just as special to you,

A very Happy Easter to all

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all the Merriest Christmas and Happiest of New Years!

Holiday News!

Holiday News!

Hey If you’re visiting the east coast this holiday season, visit the tree in Rockeller Center N.Y.C.  It’s a breath taking view to see! A lot of hustle and Bustle going on and the crowds are amazing! I’ve been there a number of times over the years and it’s always like seeing it for the first time!I

Whenever I would go with my family there wasn’t enough time to do all we wanted, and the decorated store windows, we hardly saw any that year, only Macy’s and what a sight it was, as they were doing their windows as in the movie “miracle on 34th street”

Bloomingdale’s. Third Avenue at 59th Street. …

Barneys. Madison Avenue at 61st Street. …

Bergdorf Goodman. Fifth Avenue at 58th Street. …

Macy’s Herald Square. Broadway between 34th and 35th Streets. …

Saks Fifth Avenue. Fifth Avenue at 49th Street. …

You won’t be let down I can tell you that! There’s never a better time than the Christmas Holidays to visit New York City!

Check out Retrodee’s blog entry “keeping The 50’s Alive” on Retro Christmas cards and gifts part. 1 >>>

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What Ragamuffins!


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!

Easter Greetings


Easter Greetings

Wishing You and yours a Happy Easter!

Bob & Mike…My Happy Days.