What Do You Remember About the Fifties?

A nostalgic look back at the Fifties.

I imagine that every now and then you get emails with pictures from the past. If they are from the 19th century, you may have a new insight into historical events you have only heard about. If they are from the 20th century, but before you were old enough to experience them, they can help you understand events your parents and grandparents talked about.

However, when videos and photos are about events you have experienced, it can be amusing to see how foolish we were, how unsophisticated, how blind to injustice, how willing to accept political certainties. Life certainly seemed simpler back then.

Today, I bring you a video titled “Lost in the Fifties — Another Time, Another Place.”

Every person or thing I saw in this video brought me right back to those days of soda fountain counters, snap-on roller skates, drive-in movies, vinyl records, hula hoops, Swanson’s frozen dinners, Tonto and the Lone Ranger, comic books, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, as well as hand-painted signs for and against segregation.

I could go on much longer, but that may give you an idea of what you’ll find in this four-and-a-half minute video.

Whether or not you were alive back then, sit back and enjoy.


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