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Aug 13, 2019 13:02:49   #
sigridsmith
 
The original of this piece was written by Richard Lederer in January of 2015 and published in the San Diego Union Tribune. The original article does not include the offensive sentence about the 50's being a wonderful time to be a child: all of that sentiment was added by those who copied the article without attribution. It talks about lost expressions, not about the idyllic nature of the times. I think the OP probably copied it from one of those adulterated posts.

http://verbivore.com/wordpress/old-words-and-phrases-remind-us-of-the-way-we-word/
 
Aug 13, 2019 13:04:46   #
Doriseve
 
I loved those words. My life in the forties and fifties was happy and free and easy. It’s when I got married that things were not so happy.
Aug 13, 2019 13:19:18   #
Cookiecat (a regular here)
 
There were the riots in the 60s that made me nervous, were only a few blocks away, in Chicago where I lived then. Otherwise, wasn't aware of most of those although we did do one or two of those drills and were told where the fallout shelters were. As a kid I didn't believe adults would be stupid enough to actually bomb each other.
Jessica-Jean wrote:
I must be strange. I found nothing at all "peaceful and comfortable" about the McCarthy Era, public service announcements on what to do in case of an atomic bomb - Duck and Cover. I wasn't feeling very comfortable during air-raid drills - crouched as small as I could make myself with a student from an older grade on all fours over me and both of us under a desk in the classroom. Creeping Communism. Spending a summer in my teens taking classes on how to survive in the basement of the house after an A-Bomb fell on NYC; I was in north central Massachusetts, Leominster to be exact. Daily newsreels (remember them?) on TV showing the 'action' in black and white in Korea, in colour in Viet-Nam. Then there was Dr. Timothy Leary and his ideas to upset what was already messed up!

Nope! The children of the fifties did not grow up in "peaceful and comfortable times", and the boys spent more time worrying about the Draft than who to take to the prom. I wouldn't go back for anything.
I must be strange. I found nothing at all "pe... (show quote)
Aug 13, 2019 13:28:34   #
Emerson116
 
It was a great time to be a kid-again, thank you to the greatest generation!
Aug 13, 2019 13:29:11   #
Cookiecat (a regular here)
 
Agree. Who watches the watchers?
heidiholly54 wrote:
Lol! So many of those expressions I & my friends still use! Sure, we had our "bomb drills', etc..but now we have terrorism. Cameras in every dadgum corner watching every move we make. This to me is a whole heck of alot more annoying than when we used to crawl under our desk, and the such. I'll take that over the invasion of privacy, etc that we deal with now! Just sayin! Have a great day gang!😊
Aug 13, 2019 13:31:40   #
jenlsch
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
I must be strange. I found nothing at all "peaceful and comfortable" about the McCarthy Era, public service announcements on what to do in case of an atomic bomb - Duck and Cover. I wasn't feeling very comfortable during air-raid drills - crouched as small as I could make myself with a student from an older grade on all fours over me and both of us under a desk in the classroom. Creeping Communism. Spending a summer in my teens taking classes on how to survive in the basement of the house after an A-Bomb fell on NYC; I was in north central Massachusetts, Leominster to be exact. Daily newsreels (remember them?) on TV showing the 'action' in black and white in Korea, in colour in Viet-Nam. Then there was Dr. Timothy Leary and his ideas to upset what was already messed up!

Nope! The children of the fifties did not grow up in "peaceful and comfortable times", and the boys spent more time worrying about the Draft than who to take to the prom. I wouldn't go back for anything.
I must be strange. I found nothing at all "pe... (show quote)


I grew up in the fifties and didn’t experience these things. Sorry you had to ,but not all of us experienced it. So it’s best to not judge another’s memories.
 
Aug 13, 2019 13:33:32   #
jenlsch
 
sanchezs wrote:
I guess we all have our own memories and choose whether they were good or bad. Those words for me brought up a simpler time, a time when you didn’t have to worry about getting shot down at a mall, or church or school. A time when people seemed to be more content with simpler things and seemed to have a more community outlook. We weren’t so “me” driven and thought about how our actions affected other people not just ourselves. My memories are happy ones so thanks for the trip down memory lane.


You said what I wanted to,say. There are always downers. I feel sorry for them. And I’m related to a few.
Aug 13, 2019 13:40:17   #
Lenda
 
Hope you,all have a rooten, tooten, good time today. Remember all of the words and phrases and love saying them to my grandchildren and seeing their expressions of bewilderment ☺
Aug 13, 2019 13:46:25   #
Nancylynn1946
 
Boy, I had even forgotten some of them. There were only three I did not recognize 'cause I lived on a farm. I guess I am old, but not that old.
Thanks for the memories.
Aug 13, 2019 13:51:15   #
afoster
 
I said something about "naked as a jay bird" once and a friend got a good laugh out of it. My grandmother said "poke" for a bag and "bumpershoot" for umbrella.
Aug 13, 2019 13:51:26   #
ravin.sekai.designs
 
I still say Heavens to Betsy, and I'm only 34 lol.

I think a lot of these things were only said on TV and weren't super wide spread outside of the US.

and another thing I say a lot: Oh bother!
 
Aug 13, 2019 14:23:52   #
8Linda (a regular here)
 
afoster wrote:
I said something about "naked as a jay bird" once and a friend got a good laugh out of it. My grandmother said "poke" for a bag and "bumpershoot" for umbrella.


My grandmother used to say "bumpershoot" for umbrella, too. She said it was because when you walked carrying an umbrella, you would bump into someone-usually a her and say shoot! My mother said naked as a jay bird.
Aug 13, 2019 14:53:11   #
jordi
 
What the dickens!
Aug 13, 2019 14:59:38   #
Laujob
 
This is so funny! My Grandson just wandered in, walked around rather aimlessly. I said, "Are you at loose ends right now?" He said, "What does that mean?" Had to laugh, because I had just read your post!
Aug 13, 2019 15:08:21   #
String Queen (a regular here)
 
I know them all except ‘ going like sixty’

My mom used many of them. We did swear at our house but she used words like piffle.
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