My oldest son and two of his children have been in the musical "Bye, Bye Birdie" this summer. The story takes place in the 1950's and brought back some memories of my "growing up" days. If you are past 50 and closing in on 60 like me, some of these things may bring some memories back to you: *Bazooka Bubblegum *Barbie *Annette and Frankie and the beach party movies *madras plaid and bermuda shorts *Archie comic books *Howdy Doody, Captain Kangaroo and Queen for a Day on tv *playing kickball and softball at school recess *family picnics with fried chicken, ice cold watermelon and homemade ice cream always on the menu *playing hide and seek with the neighborhood kids on warm summer evenings until your momma called you home *riding your bike like the wind *roller skates with a skate key *Elvis *playing dress up with your big sister's can cans (petticoats) and high heels *going steady *making the drag *flying kites
My list could go on and on as I think back to those days of innocence and pure fun. How about you? Did this spur some memories for you of your childhood days? Please feel free to share memories of days gone by no matter what the era.