for those around in the 50's

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  1. basicstrategy777, Feb 10, 2021

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    For those born that were around in the 50's......
    Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot,
    Before the days of Dylan, or the dawn of Camelot,
    There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me,
    For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born,
    Where navels were for oranges, and Peyton Place was porn.
    We learned to gut a muffler, we washed our hair at dawn,
    We spread our crinolines to dry in circles on the lawn.
    We longed for love and romance, and waited for our Prince,
    And Eddie Fisher married Liz, and no one's seen him since.
    We danced to 'Little Darlin,' and sang to 'Stagger Lee '
    And cried for Buddy Holly in the Land That Made Me, Me.
    Only girls wore earrings then, and 3 was one too many,
    And only boys wore flattop cuts, except for Jean McKinney ..
    And only in our wildest dreams did we expect to see
    A boy named George with Lipstick, in the Land That Made Me, Me.
    We fell for Frankie Avalon, Annette was oh, so nice,
    And when they made a movie, they never made it twice.
    We didn't have a Star Trek Five, or Psycho Two and Three,
    Or Rocky-Rambo Twenty in the Land That Made Me, Me.
    Miss Kitty had a heart of gold, and Chester had a limp,
    And Reagan was a Democrat whose co-star was a chimp.
    We had a Mr. Wizard, but not a Mr. T,
    And Oprah couldn't talk yet, in the Land That Made Me, Me.
    We had our share of heroes; we never thought they'd go,
    At least not Bobby Darin, or Marilyn Monroe.
    For youth was still eternal, and life was yet to be,
    And Elvis was forever in the Land That Made Me, Me.
    We'd never seen the rock band that was Grateful to be Dead,
    And Airplanes weren't named Jefferson, and Zeppelins were not Led.
    And Beatles lived in gardens then, and Monkees lived in trees,
    We'd never heard of microwaves, or telephones in cars,
    And babies might be bottle-fed, but they were not grown in jars.
    And pumping iron got wrinkles out, and 'gay' meant fancy-free,
    And dorms were never co-ed in the Land That Made Me, Me.
    We hadn't seen enough of jets to talk about the lag,
    And microchips were what were left at the bottom of the bag.
    And hardware was a box of nails, and bytes came from a flea,
    And rocket ships were fiction in the Land That Made Me, Me.
    Buicks came with portholes, and sideshows came with freaks,
    And bathing suits came big enough to cover both your cheeks.
    And Coke came just in bottles, and skirts below the knee,
    And Castro came to power near the Land That Made Me, Me.
    We had no Crest with Fluoride; we had no Hill Street Blues,
    We had no patterned pantyhose or Lipton herbal tea
    Or prime-time ads for those dysfunctions in the Land That Made Me, Me.
    There were no golden arches, no Perrier to chill,
    And fish were not called Wanda, and cats were not called Bill.
    And middle-aged was 35 and old was forty-three,
    And ancient were our parents in the Land That Made Me, Me.
    But all things have a season, or so we've heard them say,
    And now instead of Maybelline we swear by Retin-A.
    They send us invitations to join AARP,
    We've come a long way; baby, from the Land That Made Me, Me.
    So now we face a brave new world in slightly larger jeans,
    And wonder why they're using smaller print in magazines.
    And we tell our children's children of the way it used to be,
    Long ago and far away in the Land That Made Me, Me.

    777
     
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  2. Grizzoola, Feb 10, 2021

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    It all went to Hell when Kennedy was assassinated.
     
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  3. twodicebilly, Feb 11, 2021

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    grizz

    There is no question Johnson was the father of the current democratic party and then
    the rest is history....but i think the real end started when Walter Cronkite lied about
    what he saw in Vietnam and the press found out they could change the country.


    TDB
     
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  4. von duck, Feb 11, 2021

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    Times change man, what's new.
     
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  5. basicstrategy777, Feb 11, 2021

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    nothing is new......times change but people do not change.......the 7 sins remain with us and will never leave us......

    777
     
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    It is people that change, time in itself means nothing. The country we have right now is the result
    of our changes, we allowed millions into the country that had no allegiance to it, we have allowed millions
    to be educated by people that did not like it, and we allowed governments to run it that only wanted to
    see what they could get from it.

    Make no doubt we have the best government money can buy.

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  7. lone irish digit, Feb 11, 2021

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    This is Barney

    Do you remember when you were a kid and how the old men use to complain constantly how much better things were when they were younger. Some things never change...
     
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  8. basicstrategy777, Feb 12, 2021

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    NOW, I understand........and what I understand is....they were right.

    777
     
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