How to improve on the 1950s

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    impossible

    I was born in 1953

    The 30s had depression

    The 40s had war

    the 60s had turmiol

    the 70s had bad tastes

    50s ruled

    the funnest time to live................................................
     
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    I remember when my mom rang thetriangle gong for meals in thlelate 50s/early 60s ------------------doesn't get much better than that....................

    no godammn drug dealers in the hood
     
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    I was born in 1953 also....and yes, i think that was the best too!
    We played OUTSIDE until dark.
    We didn't worry about be snatched up by some crazy that wanted to murder us. (although it probably did happen at times)
    Our parents didn't worry about us walking 1/2 mile to school and back, or even walking 2 miles into town by ourselves.
    We rode bikes all over, didn't have to be taxied everyplace we went.
    Our entertainment was the radio or record player. Some TV, although we only had rabbit ears and the stations didn't alway come in very good!
    We talked on a phone hooked to the wall....and some of us even had "party" lines (those were a pain in the butt!).
    Things were pretty simple during the 50's.
     
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    an era never to be repeated
     
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    Yeah. The 50s were great. The greatest economic boom we have ever had. A chicken in every pot, two cars in every garage, a nuclear bomb shelter in every yard, and an iron lung for every polio kid. And our men were killing commies for Christ in Korea.

    An extra added bonus in that blacks, Jews, and gays were kept in their place. A black kid could leave home in the morning and not come home UNTIL dark. If he did stay out after dark, there would be a burning cross for a night light and a noose for a blanket to see him through the evening.

    You are absolutely correct it is impossible to improve on that!

    Good times, good times.

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    The 50s may have not been perfect - but they were better than anything before or since........................
     
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    .....................if you were a heterosexual white Protestant.

    Now black people are allowed to ride in the front of the bus like me. What do they think they are, special?



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    I dunno, a lotta people think the 90s weren't so bad. I'd take that economic boom over the 50s; a lot of people don't realize we fought a nasty war in the early years of the 50s and the so-called boom wasn't booming in the last half of the decade. GDP growth in the back half was about half of what it was in the first half, around 2-2.5%. People back then worried a lot about the Soviets and communism, and Joe McCarthy was running his hearings. That wasn't so hot either. I remember in grade school practicing a drill to hide under our desks in case a missile hit nearby. It wasn't all sunshine and roses.
     
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    Why did this post have to turn into a racial thing?
    Some people just have to bring race into EVERYTHING.
    If you can't talk about something without making it racist then you have a huge problem.
     
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    The 50s had hula hoops
     

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