posted on Feb, 19 2016 @ 11:26 AM
Your question is sort of fun and sort of sad. It was a great time until the moment JFK was shot. The time between the news, and the rest of the news,
was the same as watching 911, and things were never the same after that.
But on the lighter side, what comes to my mind is how uncomfortable curlers were to sleep on. Also the day that Tab came out. Tab was (still is?) a
version of Coca-cola, but only with one calorie in it. I had taken my baby-sitting money and bought a bottle of it home and split it between two
glasses. I offered a glass to my mother asking her which glass she wanted and she looked a bit worried and asked me, "I don't know. Which one has the
calorie?" At first we were hesitant to taste it. Then we took a sip, but neither of us could discern what a calorie was, much to our relief.
I also remember false eye lashes. Once I found my grandmother at my dressing table, spraying mine with a can of Raid.
But what I remember most was how romantic the music was, how beautiful the ladies with their sequined and satin gowns. I couldn't wait to be old
enough to wear these, but by then the styles had changed. And Viet Nam also changed and took the magic out of life.
But oh, the Beatles! I had them everywhere! I even had a picture of Paul that I cut out and pasted into the center of the phone and he would spin
around when the phone was dialed. I even had Beatle tennis shoes.
But again, Viet Nam...
And they had these boxes with long cords, so you could hear the TV from your bed.
Anyway, thanks for the memories...