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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Lately, everyone seems to be in reminiscing about the '50's and '60's in one way or another.

Last Saturday, Mark Simone, on his WABC evening show, was commenting on how politically incorrect everything was in the '50's and '60's. He even asked listeners to call in with their thoughts. Some suggestions were "Amos and Andy", Hop Sing on Bonanza, among others. Jackie Gleason in his "Joe the Bartender" skit had a comic character (whose name I don't remember) who was mentally challenged and all the customers in the bar were Irish. Andy Griffith's show also had a town drunk, and of course Palladin was a gun for hire.

It wasn't all bad though. I did receive some links to the "good old days". Here's one with the old Burma Shave signs and a song with the Statler Brothers. Here's the link: It's a fun walk down memory lane. Then there's this one It's a quick review of old tv.

I also received an e-mail bringing back some old memories like aluminum Christmas trees, Brownie Box cameras, flash bulbs, tv test signals, reel-to-reel tape recorders and roller skate keys. It was fun looking back and remembering. I'm sure in 30 or 40 years, the current 20 and 30 year olds will look back and remember the "good old days" with pleasure. They may even have some of the same memories we have: I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show, Gunsmoke all thanks to TV Land.

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