What you will be viewing below has been sent to me an number of times, and strange as it may seem, I enjoy reading it each time. This was an amazing time to grow up. It was an amazing time to live! After this many times I decided to post it.
Some of the pictures sent in the e-mail aren't posted because I have some copyright concerns. I have no doubt that the Walt Disney Company would not be happy if I posted a picture of Annette Funicello as a Mouseketeer, but I have posted those that I think will pass muster.
I have no idea who originated all of this, but it does clearly depict the stability of a by-gone time. It also generates strong feelings of nostalgia in those of us who are growing old far faster than we like, and seeing a world that would have seemed like an alien planet sixty or even fifty years ago. Please enjoy. RK
Black and White TV (Under age 40; you won't understand.) You could hardly see for all the snow; spread the rabbit ears as far as they go. Pull a chair up to the TV set: ‘Good night, David; Good night, Chet.'
My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning. My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter and I used to eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can’t remember getting E. coli.