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Old 02-11-2011, 05:20 PM
 
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"We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance, forever and a day

We 'd live the life we choose, we'd fight and never lose
Oh we were young and sure to have our way!"

I have no idea who put this together, but it's wonderful!!



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 flat-top 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 Lead.



And Beatles lived in gardens then, and Monkees lived in trees,
Madonna was Mary in the Land That Made Me, Me.



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 was 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 side shows 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.



If you didn't grow up in the fifties, then you missed the greatest time in History.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Fl
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And we all loved LUCY!!
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:53 PM
 
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Yep;love Lucy. I thin the eqrly 60's were the ebst years really. After 68 ;I preetymuch thing we start downhill has a civil society inot a whatever turns you on. But now you see people that think they early years they rememeber like 70's and 80's the best years.My parents alwqays thought life got easier but that society got less civil.Have a old family friend who loved the 30's and said his family said the 20's were much like the 60's.Kid of read serveral books that seem to agree.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Superb! Thank you so much - I really enjoyed that!
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