Back In The 50's AgainAll my elementary school years were spent back in the 50's. So many sounds and smells that stick with still today. The smell of that new box of crayons, the feel of those new shoes and the poodle skirt with all those petticoats that would flop up in your face when you sat down, and had to be tucked under your desk at school. Dad had a service station back in the 50's complete with a soda cooler that was a large metal box with several racks that held the top of the soda bottles and suspended them in ice water....my first experience with coin operated devices and Orange Crush soda. It is so much better coming out of that cooler, icy cold and dripping wet on a hot summer day.
Transportation for kids in the 50's was bikes, so getting your first one was a very big deal. You now had the freedom to travel all over town, something you never could do on foot.
The 60's defined my life, but the 50's hold all the wonderful childhood memories.