Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Fabulous 50's

The writing assignment I chose this week is: If I could live in any era of history, what would it be -- list 10 reasons why! To read more writing assignment post.. Click on over here!

While I love the day and age I live in now.. I think that I would love to live in the 1950's! I think it would be fun to go back to simpler times.. Some of the reasons I think I would love the 50's are:

1. The Dancing














2. Simple, yet sophisticated fashio
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“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” -Hepburn








3. The Mickey Mouse Club.





Oh, How I would have loved to be a member of the original Mickey Mouse Club. Even as an adult, I love all things Mickey. M-I-C-K-E-Y MOUSE! Sing it with me...











4. Drive In movies...


We had a drive in movie in our town for the longest time. I used to love to go to them.. I love the whole atmosphere.. But I love older movies that depict them. Even though it was fun in the 90's I think it would have been way more fun in the 50's





5. The Television shows..

I Love Lucy
Leave It To Beaver
The Adventures of Ozzy and Harriet
Father Knows Best

I love all of these fabulous television shows. I could watch them over and over again...










6. Diners

I love everything about Diners. I love the menu. Who don't love Burgers and Shakes. I love the Juke Boxes. The checkered floors. I love it all...















7. Stay At Home Housewife's..


Okay- Please do not judge. I am all for women's rights. I just love how the 50's housewife's were portrayed. I love how they tended to their little families and got all pretty before their men got home. I really think a good dose of this would actually do some good... but in order for me to be a proper stay at home housewife... I am going to have to get married first..and then probably get over my fear of the kitchen..lol.








8. The Music


I love the music of the 1950's.

Nat King Cole- Unforgettable
Dean Martin - That's Amore
Patti Page - The Doggy In The Window
Frank Sinatra - I've Got The World On A String
Bill Haley and The Comments - Shake Rattle and Roll
The Crew Cuts- Sh Boom
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
Everly Brothers - All I have to do is dream

I could go on and on...





9. Simpler Times..


10. Elvis



I love me some Elvis. I think I would have been one of those screaming crying girls that crack me up every time I see movies about his life. As a kid I loved Elvis movies. I thought he was so cute.







Oh, what a fun era to be from.. These 10 things are just the beginning. I didn't even mention the baby boom, life in suburbia, white picket fences, the cool toys, safe neighborhoods, new inventions, and the pursuit of the American Dream..













62 comments:

Julie said...

LOVE THIS POST...and agree with you!!!so fun to read thanks...

yeah my hubby is gone in America for a little over two weeks to raise support and recruit people to come to our English camps during the summers... hey you are a teacher...do you want to come to our camps this summer...it would be fun to hang out with you!!! The kids are just a bit bigger than the ones you work with now... :)

Mrs. S. said...

I like this post a lot! What great reasons you gave!

Amy said...

Great post, Becky! I love the 50s era too. Obviously, my parents grew up in the 50s, so a lot of the stories that they share are from that time.
And my mom was one of those screaming Elvis fans that get you tickled. LOL!:) And since we lived in Memphis....she got to meet him when she was pregnant with me. She heard on her radio that he was riding his horse on the Graceland property, so she drove over there. She got to meet him. He was smoking a cigar, and she asked him if she could have it....and in his very Elvisy cool fashion, he took it out of his mouth and gave it to her......Que the screaming! LOL!:) (I was probably doing somersaults and freaking out in her belly.)
Once she composed herself, she ran back to her car and got an envelope and a pen, and went back to Elvis and got his autograph. And that is where that cigar is today...in her autographed envelope. The cigar has his teeth marks in it.
Only in the 50s could that happen. Now a days, you wouldn't be allowed that close to people like say your boyfriend...Blake Shelton. And if you asked for his cigar, you would probably be handed a restraining order.;)

Have a great day, Becky!
God Bless,
Amy:)

P.S. Is this the longest comment in blogging history? Sorry....

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love it! Where did you find all those great pictures?!

Sometimes Sophia said...

What a fun, outstanding post. Loved the way you set it up and the comments were great!!!

SondreLyn said...

You are so cute! I agree, you would probably have fit in really well in the 50s. :D

Melissa said...

What a great post!! I like the 50's too!! I love music and I must say some of my fav songs are from that era. I love me some Elvis too!!!

Sandy Toes said...

What a fun era!! That was great! I love the Mickey Mouse show...the outfits were great and it was simplier!!!

Great post!!!!!!
-sandy toes

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

I think I would most definitely choose the 50's as well. Such a simpler time and fantastic clothes. The dresses! Oh, the dresses. And who knew you had a fear of the kitchen? You USED to be a great Foodie Friend. ;)

He And Me + 3 said...

What an awesome time! Small towns, everyone was your friend and neighbor! The music! Still love it!

Ashley said...

I think number 7 is romantic. If I could just get dolled up after taking care of the house ...
&& Number 10 is DEFINITELY romantic. Hubba hubba!

Jennifer said...

What a fun post!!! What's funny is that was always my dream era too - mostly because of the poodle skirts. (o: But, I've always thought the 50's were super fun and I've loved diners or movies or any thing from that era still.

Let's go get burgers and shakes and go to a drive in - wouldn't that be swell?!

Grand Pooba said...

You'd be perfect for the 50s! And I so agree about the housewife thing. I would love to live in that era.

Katie@ThisCrazyLife said...

I totally agree with you! I would have loved the 50's. I too am a huge Elvis fan!!! In high school while most kids were taking spring break trips to cancun or myrtle beach, I convinced my parents to drive me to Graceland and I am oh so glad I did!

Jo-Jo said...

Oh I love your post! I totally agree...makes me think I should get out of my PJ's before my hubby comes home! LOL

Kelly said...

I love the television shows from the 50's! My Three Sons, Hazel, I could go on and on!
C--See you real soon!

Rhonda said...

That was a great list! And wow! Commercials then were really awful, weren't they? lol

Rebecca Jo said...

AAAHHH - simplier times - amen sister!

Straight to Your Hart said...

I so agree with you on this!!

Hey..Number 8...is she holding a coke in her hand..tehe. Yup...my kinda era.

I'm going to be singing..Kool-aid..Kool-aid all day...!?!

Megan said...

I SO loved this post!! I love the 50's and I woudl always like to take a time machine and go back there for like a week. That is why my favorite movie is Back to the Future I love when he goes back there. I am a nerd!
You are going to the game on the 25th?!?!? My friend is singing the national anthem at that game so Luke and I are thinking about getting tickets so we can be there to watch her. That would be fun if we could meet up!!

Megan said...

I LOVE your post!! Even though I totally wouldn't want to live any other time than right now. It is fun to daydream like that.

P.S. There's an AWESOME giveaway that I linked up to going on at my blogggg!!

La Pixie said...

oooh, girl! I love me some Elvis. those hips!! that knowing grin! is it just me or is it getting hott in here??

I love 50s music!

Sam_I_am said...

Mickey Mouse! My wedding cake topper is Mickey and Minnie. We still have a drive-in where I live. 3 actually. $6 for 2 movies. It rocks. Unless you watch a scary movie, then it's REALLY scary.

Jen said...

The 50's is a popular era people to want to go back to. I can see why from all your pics and that movie. Great post.

My home - My life said...

Drive in movies.... wow! I was at one once before they closed it down and it was so much fun!

georgie said...

I LOVE drive Ins!!! yep definately a cool era!

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Great reasons. I thought about posting this topic but went with a different one. I would have picked the 20's, come on flappers, proabition, speakeasys. Gangsters. Good times.

Caren said...

Nice post! I like the era you chose and could certainly see myself living during that time. (I've already got the SAHM thing down, that's for sure!) Thanks for an enjoyable read.

New Girl on Post said...

Love all the pictures with your post! The 50's would have been fun! I've never been to a drive-in movie and would love to go and diners? I'd love to go to a diner all the time!

Carrie said...

Love it I would love the 50's and everything you posted. Love your blog by the way!

Sam said...

you've got some great photos there! It really does seem like it was a better time then doesn't it, despite the recent end of WW2, people were keen to move on and enjoy life!

Lindsay said...

Oh - you rock girl! Those were ALL great - I especially agree with the TV shows! Although some shows in teh 80's were pretty darn good and fairly "not naughty" too. :-)

And the housewife thing - hilarious. teehee.

K said...

You've convinced me!
Good work.
Thanks for stopping by.
Blessings!

Tiffany said...

That's a great list! Fun!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Great post. Amazing how so many people are nostalgic for the 50s.

Jay @halftime lessons said...

Oh yeah, Hepburn...absolutely.
;-)

Jay @ HalftimeLessons.com

Trina said...

Yay for the 50's!!! I am not sure what it is about that era but I LOVE IT!!! Thanks for stoppin by to let me know we wanna go back in time to the same place...if only for a day or two! lol!
~Trina

Sugar Sweet Thoughts said...

GREAT REASONS! Fab pix! I agree with them all... especially ELVIS! :-)

Jennifer said...

Great post Becky!! I think it would've been great back then too!

Liz said...

Awesome post Becky...it would be a toss up between the 50's and the 20's for me....but Elvis might tip the scale toward the 50's for me!

sassy stephanie said...

Love Audrey. And sure, I'll take a side of Elvis.

Pamela's Pink Pencil said...

I am quite convinced that if possible, I was reincarnated from a person living in the '50s. I feel so nostalgic for the culture and the time period! I'm so glad someone thinks about it as much as I do! I LOVE the pictures you found!

Mama Kat said...

Great list!!! I am right there with you...you make the 50's look like FUN!

Smiling Shelly said...

All great reasons to live in the 50's era but I want to go back further to the 1800's being a girl's of the ton :)

Oh, vacuuming the floors while dressed in a dress, pearls and heals like June Cleaver doesn't do much for me. It's hard enough to clean when I'm in my comfy clothes..

Elaine said...

Great post. Once again, you are so creative.

J'Ollie Primitives said...

On the surface I LOVE the post, the clothes, the music, the diners...but thinking of America's history I'm happy to be stuck in the present.
Oh, but the CLOTHES....so cool!

Employee No. 3699 said...

Great post. I loved the Kool-Aid commercial.

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