Pictures submitted by Mike Rick

"A rather fresh and different set of pics from 1950 - 1960.  Kind of scary when you remember most of this stuff!!!"

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Beetle boots 1964

View-Master 1950

Zenith Cobra-Matic
Record Changer 1950

Corner Hangout

Royal Typewriter
Model FP 1961

8mm Movie Film

Huffy Radiobike 1955
First McDonald's 1955

American Bandstand 1957

3-D Glasses 1956

Schlitz Softop Can 1960

Bendix G-15 Computer

American Bandstand 1957

Fallout Shelter 1957
Vitalis 1965

Zenith G2355 1950

Admiral Color C1617A 1953

RCA 17S351 1954

Philco Predicta UG-4744

YouTube Fun

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Classic Commercial Jingles 50s 60s

50's TV: Classic Chevrolet Commercial (Aired 1956)

Vintage TV Commercial - Lucy & Ricky, Ford Convertible, 50's

This Is Your Life Laurel & Hardy, 1954

Subject: Great Memories From The Past.
This is awesome, pick out one of your favorites from below and give it a try...

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                                      1.  JACKIE GLEASON ON THE ROCKY MARCIANO SHOW THE MAIN EVENT (1960) 41.  THE ADVENTURES OF FLIPPER (1964)
                                      2.  JAMES DEAN: HIS FINAL TV APPEARANCE (1954)  42.  SPIKE JONES (1951)
                                      3.  ELVIS SINGS BLUE SUEDE SHOES (1956)  43.  CAPTAIN VIDEO & HIS VIDEO RANGERS (1950)
                                      4.  A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS PRESLEY, THE KING OF ROCK & ROLL (1959-62) 44.  THE LIBERACE SHOW (1952)
                                      5.  THE EDSEL INTRODUCED ON NBC (1957) 45.  MEDIC (1954)
                                      6.  BOBBY DARIN'S "MACK THE KNIFE" (1959)  46.  THE BIG VALLEY (1965)
                                      7.  WESTINGHOUSE DEBUTS HI-TECH "ADVANCED TV" (1951) 47.  THE ROOTS OF TV BASEBALL (1950-57)
                                      8.  WILLIAM BENDIX AS LOVABLE  CHESTER A. RILEY (1956) 48.  Mc HALE'S NAVY (1962)
                                      9.  ICONS I: WHAT MADE 50'S TV GOLDEN (COMPILATION, (1952-60) 49.  HOPALONG CASSIDY (1952)
                                      10.  THE PATTI PAGE SHOW (1958) 50.  DARK SHADOWS (1966)
                                      11. BLOOPERS FROM THE HONEYMOONERS (1957-58) 51.  FADS & FANCIES OF THE 50s & 60s
                                      12.  THE CENSORED JERRY LEE LEWIS HERE UNCENSORED! (1957-59) 52.  I LOVE LUCY (1952)
                                      13.  A TRUE 50's DOO WOP TV CLASSIC(1958) 53.  THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW (1962)
                                      14.  FAMILY AFFAIR (1966) 54.  THE BEATLES FIRST TELEVISION APPEARANCE (1963)
                                      15.  ALAN FREED'S BIG BEAT DANCE PARTY DANCERS (1959) 55.  BAT MASTERSON (1958)
                                      16.  THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW (1957) 56.  MARTY ROBBINS ON THE JOHNNY CASH SHOW (1964)
                                      17.  THE INVENTOR OF TV SKETCH COMEDY ERNIE KOVACS (1954) 57.  FRANK SINATRA SPEAKS CANDIDLY (1954)
                                      18.  THE RED SKELTON SHOW (1959) 58.  PASSWORD (1962)
                                      19.  ICONS: THE DELINQUENCY RAMPAGE! (COMPILATION, 1957-60) 59.  STAR TREK TV ON DEMAND (1966-present)
                                      20.  FATHER KNOWS BEST (1953) 60.  MORE DANCES OF THE 50's: THE SWINGBACK 1958
                                      21.  PETTICOAT JUNCTION (1962) 61.  THE LIVE TV FRIDGE COMMERCIAL CATASTROPHE (1954)
                                      22.  OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST BOB MATTHIAS (1956) 62.  THE ARTHUR GODFREY SHOW (1957)
                                      23.  DANCES OF THE 1950's: THE HAND JIVE (1957) 63.  BUILDING THE 1958 DODGE (1957)
                                      24.  GROUCHO MARX YOU BET YOUR LIFE (1959) 64.  FIGHT CLASSIC:ROCKY MARCIANO vs. JERSEY JOE WALCOTT (1952)
                                      25.  DRAGNET(1959) 65.  AND MORE GREAT ICONS OF THE 50's VOL III (1952-59)
                                      26.  THE IMMORTAL MUSICAL COMEDY OF VICTOR BORGE (1951) 66.  ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS (1959)
                                      27.  EDDIE FISHER SINGS A MEDLEY OF HIS BIGGEST HITS 1953 67.  SATURDAY NIGHTLIVE~~ BEFORE SNL (1954-58)
                                      28.  ABBOTT & COSTELLO: WHO'S ON FIRST? (1951) 68.  FELIX THE CAT (1959)
                                      29.  MORE DANCES OF THE 1950's THE JITTERBUG (1958) 69.  THE DONNA REED SHOW (1958)
                                      30. THE HONEYMOONERS ... IN COLOR! (1969) 70.  THE GOLDBERGS (1952)
                                      31.  THE ORIGINAL FLASH GORDON SERIAL (theatres-1939; TV-1960's) 71.  LUCILLE BALL & CAROL BURNETT (1965)
                                      32.  THE LONE RANGER (1955) 72.  THE LITTLE RASCALS (1955)
                                      33.  THE ENDEARING GRIMACES OF EDDIE CANTOR (1952) 73.  HIGHWAY PATROL (1956)
                                      34.  BOBBY DARIN NERVOUSLY HOSTS A BEAUTY CONTEST (1957) 74.  LOST IN SPACE (1966)
                                      35.  MORE DANCES OF THE 1950's: THE LINDY HOP (1959) 75.  BEULAH (1951)
                                      36.  SHAKE, BABY, SHAKE!  IT'S THE KILLER AGAIN! (1958) 76.  BEWITCHED (1966)
                                      37.  THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW (1958) 77.  I DREAM OF JEANIE (1966)
                                      38.  SID CAESAR: YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS (1957) 78.  SEA HUNT (1957)
                                      39.  HERE COMES TOBOR! (1954) 79.  DYNAMITE JOE RINDONE (1954)
                                      40.  THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (1954) 80.  THE MILTON BERLE SHOW (1957)
                                        81.  THE LEGEND OF DOO WOP
                                                          Submitted by Mike Rick
                                                                             Source: Xoteria TV 


This is kind of a "blast from the past"  ...   enjoy!!

                                                                                                                 DOO WOP TEST

  1.  When did "Little Suzie" finally wake up?
        (a) The movie's over, it's 2 o'clock
        (b) The movie's over, it's 3 o'clock
        (c) The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock

  2.  "Rock Around The Clock" was used in what movie?
        (a) Rebel Without A Cause
        (b) Blackboard Jungle
        (c) The Wild Ones

  3.  What's missing from a Rock & Roll standpoint? Earth _____
        (a) Angel
        (b) Mother
        (c) Worm

  4.  "I found my thrill . . ." where?
        (a) Kansas City
        (b) Heartbreak Hotel
        (c) Blueberry Hill

  5.  "Please turn on your magic beam, _____ _____ bring me a dream,":
       (a) Mr. Sandman
       (b) Earth Angel
       (c) Dream Lover

  6.  For which label did Elvis Presley first record?
       (a) Atlantic
       (b) RCA
       (c) Sun

  7.  He asked, "Why's everybody always pickin' on me?" Who was he?
       (a) Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
       (b) Charlie Brown
       (c) Buster Brown

  8.  In Bobby Darin's "Mack The Knife," the one with the knife, was named:
       (a) MacHeath
       (b) MacCloud
       (c) MacNamara

  9.  Name the song with "A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom."
       (a) Good Golly, Miss Molly
       (b) Be-Bop-A-Lula
       (c) Tutti Fruitti

10.  Who is generally given credit for originating the term "Rock And Roll"?
       (a) Dick Clark
       (b) Wolfman Jack
       (c) Alan Freed

11.  In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher:
       (a) Little Richard
       (b) Frankie Lymon
       (c) Tony Orlando

12.  Paul Anka's "Puppy Love" is written to what star?
       (a) Brenda Lee
       (b) Connie Francis
       (c) Annette Funicello

13.  The Everly Brothers were . . ...
       (a) Pete and Dick
       (b) Don and Phil
       (c) Bob and Bill

14.  The Big Bopper's real name was:
       (a) Jiles P. Richardson
       (b) Roy Harold Scherer Jr.
       (c) Marion Michael Morrison

15.  In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr.., started a small record company called...
       (a) Decca
       (b) Cameo
       (c) Motown

16.  Edd Brynes had a hit with "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb". What TV show was he on?
       (a) 77 Sunset Strip
       (b) Hawaiian Eye
       (c) Surfside Six

17.  In 1960 Bobby Darin married:
       (a) Carol Lynley
       (b) Sandra Dee
       (c) Natalie Wood

18.  They were a one hit wonder with "Book Of Love":
        (a) The Penguins
        (b) The Monotones
        (c) The Moonglows

19.  The Everly Brothers sang a song called "Till I ______ You."
        (a) Loved
        (b) Kissed
        (c) Met

20.  Chuck Berry sang "Oh, ___________, why can't you be true?"
        (a) Suzie Q
        (b) Peggy Sue
        (c) Maybelline

21.  "Wooly _______"
        (a) Mammouth
        (b) Bully
        (c) Pully

22.  "I'm like a one-eyed cat . . . ."
        (a) can't go into town no more
        (b) sleepin' on a cold hard floor
        (c) peepin' in a seafood store

23.  "Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do . . . . .."
        (a) cause there ain't no answer for a life without booze
        (b) cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues
        (c) cause my car's gassed up and I'm ready to cruise

24.  "They often call me Speedo, but my real name is .........."
        (a) Mr. Earl
        (b) Jackie Pearl
        (c) Milton Berle

25.  "You're my Fanny and nobody else's ......" 
        (a) girl
        (b) butt
        (c) love

26.  "I want you to play with my . . . "
        (a) heart
        (b) dreams
        (c) ding a ling

27.  "Be Bop A Lula ...."
        (a) she's got the rabies
        (b) she's my baby.
        (c) she loves me, maybe

28.  "Fine Love, Fine Kissing ..."
        (a) right here
        (b) fifty cents
        (c) just for you

29.  "He wore black denim trousers and . . ."
        (a) a pink carnation
        (b) pink leotards
        (c) motorcycle boots

30.  "I got a gal named . ... ."
        (a) Jenny Zamboni
        (b) Gerri Mahoney
        (c) Boney Maroney


Scroll Down so you aren't tempted to cheat (as if cheating were needed here).

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1.  (c) The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock
  2.  (b) Blackboard Jungle
  3.  (a) Angel
  4.  (c) Blueberry Hill
  5.  (a) Mr. Sandman
  6.  (c) Sun
  7.  (b) Charlie Brown
  8.  (a) Mac Heath
  9.  (c) Tutti Fruitti
10.  (c) Alan Freed
11.  (a) Little Richard
12.  (c) Annette Funicello
13.  (b) Don and Phil
14.  (a) Jiles P. Richardson
15.  (c) Motown
16.  (a) 77 Sunset Strip
17.  (b) Sandra Dee
18.  (b) The Monotones
19.  (b) Kissed
20.  (c) Maybelline
21.  (b) Bully
22.  (c) peepin' in a sea food store
23.  (b) cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues
24.  (a) Mr. Earl
25.  (b) butt
26.  (c) ding a ling
27.  (b) she's my baby
28.  (a) right here
29.  (c) motorcycle boots
30.  (c) Boney Maroney
                                                                                                                          Submitted by Mike Rick
                                                                                                                                                                   Source:  Groupon



Notice that a "Medium" is a size 14-16

Folwell Jr. High, we made green aprons, and our sewing teacher was Mrs. Travis
Some of us were lucky enough to get to use the electric sewing machines, then others of us got the treadle machines!!!
Remember trying to sew a seam on the treadles, only to mess up the treadle and go in reverse and thus undoing the stitches we had just sewn?

The History of Aprons

I don't think our kids know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few and because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons required less material. 

Along with that, it served as a potholder for
removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, Grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.  After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.

Send this to those who would know (and love) the story about Grandma's aprons..

Remember . . .
Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool.  Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.

I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron - but love . . .


            Submitted by Mike Rick
Source:  Unknown  5/23/11

Life is like a roll of toilet paper...
the closer it gets to the end,
the faster it goes.

Nancy (Tannehill) DuPont

NBC news clip from 1962 titled, "From the Archives:  Spring Break 1962"
Daytona Beach:  Where the Boys Went

Mike Rick

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