High School 1953
We had an open Campus and
could walk down town for lunch
and buy Hamburgers and hotdogs
for about 10 cents a piece!
Or you could buy 3 pieces
of Bolonga for 10 cents and
slices of bread at the bakery
as my brother would do. Remember
those greasy french fries
with gobs of catsup? Good! Sometimes we would
go in the drugstore where
they had a soda fountain and you
could buy a "Cherry Phosphate",
a soft drink with something in it.
It was sure good! I had
about forgot about them until I started
remembering about the corner
drugstore and the soda fountain.
One of the good guys! Those
guys could really put up a fight and
never lose their big hats!
How did they do that? lol And usually
they won the fight, that
was back in the days when the
good guys won!
It was sure fun going to
the Western "shows" all day Saturday and
watching Hopalong Cassidy,
Rocky Lane, Gene Autry, Bob Steele,
Roy Rogers, Dale Evans,
Tom Mix, Johnny McBrown, The Cisco Kid
and Poncho, to name a few.
For the dime we paid for the "show"
you could also see
a serial of some guys with a big jet pack
rocket on their backs in
funny looking space suits flying around
and going to the Moon! Sometimes
they showed the Little Rascals
which was so funny!
I liked their funny antics. After the shows
we would sometimes go to
the "Dime Store" and look around
awhile, maybe buy a
trinket for Mom or buy some bubble gum or
penny candy. Maybe even
one of those all day "Sugar Daddy" suckers!
Those were really
good and we didn't worry about it pulling out a tooth
filling back then. When
and "if" you went to the dentist back in
those days, the dentist would
just pull the tooth out! Were those still
the Good Old Days???????:) smile......
BabeRuth candy bars were the
thing back then.
I never did care for them except
the center part of it.
I remember the first time
I ever chewed bubble gum. The country
school teacher bought all
the kids at school a piece. I like to
never learned to blow a
bubble! The country school where I
went to school is no longer
there but the old cellar with a
cement top is still there.
I used to play "Jacks" on it at recess.
You ladies should remember
playing "Jacks" with a little bouncy
red rubber ball. Sometimes
the teacher let us play on his desk.
Remember the old TV's with
their round picture tube and lots of
other tubes? This was my
first TV. Boy I thought that was the
grandest thing! I had a
time watching American Bandstand
with all those kids dancing
to the music and Dick Clark talking
to them. My first son loved
watching Romper Room and doing the
"Bend and Stretch, Reach
to the Sky", exercises the "teacher"
would have the little Romper
Room kids do!
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