Thursday, May 04, 2006

TT - Thirteen things I remember about the 50's


Thirteen Things about LibertyBelle

1. Hoola Hoop Rings
2. The Sheriff John Birthday song – Put another candle on my birthday cake!
3. Captain Kangaroo
4. Running after tumble weeds rolling down the street.
5. Playing baseball in the street.
6. Trick or treating, and not being scared of weirdos.
7. Our blue Studebaker.
8. Cut-out dolls.
9. Sun-suits.
10. Big plastic swimming pools in the backyard.
11. Block parties.
12. Hide and go seek in twilight.
13. Kites, roller skates with keys, soapbox cars and tiki jewlery.


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23 comments:

Uisce said...

Oh yes, the captain... I was a huge fan!!

Carmen said...

You should get with my mom, she LOVEs to talk about the 50s

Wystful1 said...

This ages us LB!! Ummmm, a studebaker...wow, I remember those too. My dad had one, even bought a LARK when studebakers came out with them.

GREAT, great list.
My T T is published

Chi said...

I loved Captain Kangaroo...and Mr Green Jeans. *s*

Amy The Black said...

Some of those things we did in the 70's: Captain Kangaroo, plastic swimming pools, hide and go seek in twilight (those were the best!), and roller skates. Just being outside without too much fear. Those were the days!

Joan said...

Memory is one of the greatest blessings in life!

Thanks for coming by my blog.

*Skittles* said...

Awesome list! I remember some of that stuff. Trick or treating or more fun years ago. ;)

PowersTwinB said...

What a fun list!!! Good memories too! I have my TT up

TNChick said...

I actually remember some of those but not in the 50s. I came along in the 70s

Cin said...

Love your list! It brings back such wonderful, happy memories!

Kelly said...

Block parties seriously need to be revived.

Norma said...

I didn't watch much Captain Kangaroo, but can relate to everything else.

Thanks for visiting.

WendyWings said...

I just gave a little girl some cutout dolls last week for her birthday :)
Happy TT day !!

Bar Bar A said...

I LOVED SHERIFF JOHN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I remember many of these things! (I was a 60's kid)

Denise said...

I watched Captain Kangaroo. I never realized how odd that show was until I got older.

Lifecruiser said...

Oh, I like this FUN TT of yours :-)

#1 is my favorite.

/lifecruiser.com

Ames said...

thanks for visting my T13 - I think I was meant to grow up in a different time period - I just love hearing about the past. The lady across the street from me and I are planning a block party for the summer...I can't wait!

Lazy Daisy said...

Don't know about the birthday song but can sure relate to all the others. Life was certainly a lot less complicated. My TT is up.

Prairierose said...

I don't remember the 50's (I was born in '58 ... but alot of the things you remember about the 50's, I remember about the 60's. Great list. Thanks for the walk down memory lane -- and also for stopping by.

Chaotic Mom said...

Oooohhhh... I remember Captain Kangaroo! Very interesting list!

Thanks for stopping by my T13, too. ;)

Melli said...

Ohhhhhh so many of my favorites! I LOVED Mr. Greenjeans on Captain Kangaroo! And roller skates with keys - YES! Annnnnnd paper dolls -- Oh I loved them ... and had about a million of them! (wish I'd kept them!) GREAT 13 LB!!!

Norma said...

On Monday May 8, Monday Memories will be about my dream to open a book store, and on Monday May 15, I'll fill you in on the lost and missing beds.

Lisa said...

I remember watching Captain Kangaroo. I loved the ping pong balls crashing on his head. I remember making paper dolls from the Sears & Roebuck catalog.