I was born in 1957...the
end of an era. Perfect families...
Perfect homelife...A simpler time.
|I am not even sure I can claim this
era....I was born in Dixieland on February 26,1957. They say it was
The most that I remember about the
1950's is the TV age...LOL. I was told by my Mother that I would sit for
hours in front of the TV and watch 'I Love Lucy', Howdy Doody, Captain
Kangaroo, and The Mickey Mouse Club.
I also remember that I admired the teenage girl that lived beside our small house. She had a HULA HOOP! She walked to school everyday and I would watch her come home with her long skirt on and saddle oxfords. I also remember my Dad going to work every day and coming home in the afternoon(Lucy...I'm Home!!!!). My Mother had supper on the stove and the hardwood floors were shiny with wax.
|Oh, this is the beginning of my
School began for me in 1963. I remember going with my Mother and my sister to J C Penney's and buying plaid school dresses and brand new underwear. My Mamaw sewed and I had some very pretty dresses...and this was great because being 'prissy' was right up my ally.
We learned to read using the giant
DICK and JANE book. We learned to be best girlfriends by 'holding
Oh, but remember this was an era of CHANGE.
I became very aware of boys.
I particularly liked one and collected the loops from his shirt to remember
him. (I know his Mom was probably not very fond of this
|I was a junior
high student in 1970. I was still attending public school.
Fashion had changed and so had a lot of things.
Living in the
South in the '70s was a frightening time
The '70's were
full of controversary....
|By 1982 I had my second daughter.
Disco was burning out and I was watching Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers on
the TV now. I was part of a dying breed....the Stay At Home Mom (SAHM).
I spent my days either at home with my girls or at the school . My
girls loved clothes. They wore 'JAMS" and desperately wanted to look
like Madonna. They loved the new TV Channel 'MTV'. If I could
say one thing that probably influenced my children's behavior the most
it was MTV. So much so that it was soon banned.
We all had the full hairstyle of
the day. A perm and a lot of gel and moose. We curled, crimped, and
Everyone got in shape and we did aerobicsand exercised. I, personally was glad to see the decade come to and end.
The 90's looked promising indeed.
|The '90s brought
technology to our rural town. Computers and the Internet. My
growing fast. In fact, the oldest graduated in 1996.
We saw cell phones, mini vans, and the YUPPIE.....LOL.
We became very
interested in our health and began to take 'control' of our lives.
Our music had changed.
the way we changed. I look in the mirror and I see a 40 year old's
eyes looking back.
Two years ago
I was computer illiterate. My husband
Bob Dylan's Son grew up...John Lennon's son grew up, and with them the music has also.
It is certainly
ironic to see the high school students these days. It looks like
they tore a page out of my
I look forward to the new decade. I have my first grandchild and things are beginning to slow down.
I am rambling now...as my children say...
If you have some of the same memories...let me know!!! Sign my guestbook!
I will be waving
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