When I* was younger, MUCH younger, I flounced around in my poodle skirts and crinolines through the halls of my high school.
Just as we all did in those days.
My big full skirts would stick out due to the 2 or 3 crinolines I wore underneath and I KNEW I was lookin’ cool.
Even the day when I caught the lace of one of my crinolines, with the heel of my saddle oxford and ripped it about 5 inches.
I did what many of us resorted to.
I grabbed the stapler and the scotch tape and “fixed” it until I could go home and mend the hem.
I mean, I didn’t want a 5 inch “loop” of lace drooping below the hem of my twirly skirt….it wouldn’t look good between my white bobby sox and black and white shoes.
Or maybe it was my penny loafers with the bright shiny copper penny wedged in the slot across the top of my foot…
…. or it could of been my white buck (suede) shoes, I really don’t remember the shoe but I do remember the torn lace.
I smile now as I remember what the fashion was in the 50’s.
And to help remind us, along came a few television programs like Happy Days and Laverne And Shirley just to name a few, which can still be seen in syndication.
A wise person once said it wasn’t necessarily the good old days as much as it was that we got through them pretty much unscathed.
Would you go back again to your high school years and that period of time, no matter what generation?
Well, I have to tell you that our Elite Fleet, Our over 50 group…did just that last week.
We decorated the Family Center with fuzzy dice and pink, black and white tablecloths.
We also used wall decor of a 50’s diner and jukebox.
And Suzy-Q brought her full life poster of Elvis, the king, which had a couple of ladies asking to buy it or find one like it.
We had a great time with the music of our era playing on the CD player…
……don’t tell anyone it was not a 45 record player playing that wonderful music that one could actually dance to.
Or tap your toe or sing along.
Many of our group dressed in their rolled up blue jeans and white T-shirts.
And poodle skirts.
And saddle oxfords.
And I have to admit that the Captain caught my eye with his slicked back hair, white T-shirt, black leather jacket and tight blue jeans and sun glasses.
I was glad to be going steady with him.
Fonzie, be still my heart!
Oh yes, and remember when we wore those class rings around our neck,
on a chain
over our sweaters
with the fake collars?
OR…on our small finger.
Of course we had to use tape (or something similar) wrapped around multiple times to make them fit.
Now, I do have a confession to make.
The poodle skirt I was wearing the other night….was made of blue stiff felt.
And as I looked in the mirror, I thought I certainly didn’t need a crinoline because it stuck out all by itself.
I didn’t remember the pounds the crinolines put on our tiny little figures way back then. 🙂
I put a scarf around my hair and around my neck, and wore my boyfriend’s big shirt over my sweater.
And we looked cool, daddy-oh!
The food was hamburgers, chips, potato salad, and a few other side dishes along with sodas (or pop) depending on which part of the country one lived in.
A few years ago, I wrote another post of “Lost In The 50’s Tonight”…click here to see that one. Unfortunately, the cute little diner is no longer in business but the decor was so 50’s as you can see in this post.
All in all, we had a great time re-living our past.
And then we grabbed our cell phones, our blue tooth head sets and our key fobs that do everything but drive the car….although some do that…and we went home and our Lost in the 50’s party was over.
Do you have any of your blasts from the past stashed away in the attic somewhere as some of our group did?
Or are your memories Lost in the 50’s, or 60’s or 70’s or whatever your era was.
Have a great and blessed day.