Tag Archives: 1960

The Baseball Game

It was Spring, 1960. The last day of fifth grade. The last day of school. There were two fifth grades in our small town elementary school. I don’t know how we got split into two grades back in those days, … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

My life revolved around school schedules for so long that I don’t think it will ever change.  While January means new beginnings for many, fall is my new beginning as well as my favorite season.  The colors of fall, the … Continue reading

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Monthly Peace Challenge

The Beatles were wrong. There I’ve said it even though I never thought I would disagree with those 4 adorable boys from the 60’s. What I have learned from the past (almost) 42 years of marriage is….. it takes more … Continue reading

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First Kiss

We were out on a date.  In my Daddy’s car.  We hadn’t driven.  Very Far. Oh wait that was the Last Kiss.  Sorry. Back in the 60’s there was a phrase  – “Sweet Sixteen and Never Been Kissed.”  I don’t … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ in the 50’s and 60’s

My only brother, Ron,  is five years older than me. He was crazy about cars. On the farm, boys naturally had to learn how to service tractors, pickup trucks, and various engines. Eventually when he reached driving age, all that … Continue reading

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Transistor Radio

Boy did my world change when I got a transistor radio!  It was Christmas, 1963 and it was the only thing I really wanted!   My radio looked similar to the one in the picture.  It had a leather case … Continue reading

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The Peace Generation

The 60’s.  I was a teenager.    It was a fascinating and eventful time to be young.   I wish I had paid better attention.   The world and especially the United States was full of turmoil.  The assassination of JFK in 1963 … Continue reading

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Gum Wrapper Chain

It was 1963 and we called it a Boyfriend Chaser.  I’m not sure where it got that name, but you were supposed to make it as long as your boyfriend was tall. My cousin from the city was making one. … Continue reading

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