We were discussing the 1950's era with our family and friends. The retro feel is definitely back and not only do I love it but it seems everyone is enjoying it too. I believe the 1950's represents something very special in American history. This was a time when we would get together as families around the dinner tables (not live separate lives), a time when mothers/housewives worked in the home (weren't looked down on for not having a career), when dad's didn't kill themselves by working 60 hours a week (didn't have to worry about downsizing or global corporate take overs), you could help a stranger (not worry about getting sued), kids could play on their bikes (without getting kidnapped), and you didn't have to apologize for believing in Jesus (no such thing as Politically Correct).
Life was definitely easy going compared to today. However, just because we live in a time when things are a bit crazy doesn't mean we have to participate in it. It's nice to take charge of my life and schedule and say, "No thank you, I'm going the other way." I'm not interested in running the race with the Joneses. I don't care if the Joneses have the bigger house, I don't feel bad if the Joneses have the nicer car, I really could care less if the Joneses have the newest high tech gadget, and I'm really not impressed with the Joneses who put value into stuff over integrity. No, I think my "uncool" life suits me just fine. I'm feeling the need to live a more simple life without the hustle and bustle. Therefore, I'll just watch the Joneses run their little hearts out in this race called life; I'll be sipping my cold ice lemonade from the stress free sidelines.
My favorite things about the 1950's.....
Bobby Darin is one of my favorite singers from the 50's. My hubby and I had a retro 50's style wedding. We played all 50's/New Orleans music during our reception. It was a lot of fun. Every age group was out on the dance floor. Bobby Darin was one of the artist we played.
I grew up watching Doris Day movies. I loved, "Please don't eat the Daisies." I thought Doris Day was beautiful.
My dream car since I was about 9 years old. My dad use to restore cars and when I was younger he restored a 1956 T-Bird. I fell in love at first sight and I've wanted one ever since.
Who doesn't love Perry Mason? I thought Perry Mason was one cool dude. He always figured it out, caught the bad guy, and saved the innocent from going to jail, all within the hour. My hubby and I have been watching the old series on our dvd sets. They are so much fun. I love to look at all the retro clothing. The men looked so classy in then with their suits and hats.
What do y'all like about the 1950's. I would love for you to share with me.
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