When We Were Kids In The Fifties

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Mahdj, United States, When We Were Kids In The 50's
When we were kids... television was relatively new on the scene and most of our fun was inventing games outdoors - we used twigs for "guns" pretended to be Roy Rogers and Dale Evans - together with Trigger, Buttermilk, Bullet, Pat and Nellybelle!

On Saturday morning we would watch the Lone Ranger with Tonto, and then we'd be him... Other programs that we were allowed to watch were Farmer Gray, Sky King, Ramar of the Jungle, and Froggy the Gremlin ("Plunk your magic twanger froggy," and Midnight the cat in the Buster Brown Show, a/k/a Andy's Gang.

There was also the Super Circus with Claude Kirchner and "the Queen," Mary Hartline... Of course everyone knows about Howdy Doody, Buffalo Bob, Dilly Dally, Mister Bluster, Flubbadub, Clarabelle, and Princess Summer Fall Winter Spring and, of course, the peanut gallery!

How about Captain Midnight and Ovaltine (still around)... Kukla, Fran, and Ollie was fun for kids, and Kate Smith was on every TV as we'd walk by homes in the evening... but that was when air conditioning was not available and doors were never locked!

And I remember crying when King Kong was killed hanging from the Empire State Building.

Despite objections from some, we love the little rascals and Amos and Andy, Abbot and Costello and the 3 Stooges.

Ed Sullivan was on every Sunday evening - then there was Jack Benny, Milton Berle, George Gobel, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, Dinah Shore (mwah!) and Arthur Godfrey with Marion Marlowe, Frank Parker, and Julius LaRosa. Music was the central theme of Lawrence Welk, the Hit Parade (Jazelle McKenzy), Perry Como, and a friend at school appeared on Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour.

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1 comment:

  1. I remember Marbles. We had event championships, local, regional, and nationals. I rembember bicycle races and baseball played in the backyard or in a field. I remember building forts and tree huts. We climbed tree and went on walks down the railroad tracks and thru the woods. And we damed up the creek and went swimming in our underwear. Life was full and rich. Where did it all go?