I was A Candy Baby Of The Fifties
I used to be A Sweet Child of the Fifties
Updated on March 24, 2017 Kathi moreContact Author I got here across this photograph recently and it took me again to another time and place. The photo was snapped in the course of the 1950’s decade which most individuals affiliate with publish struggle baby boomers and sprawling suburbs in America. But if I had to decide on one phrase to explain the 50’s, it must be “innocence”! For instance, I didn’t have a high on in this picture because it was no huge deal again then. It’s a perfect instance of the innocence many people grew up with! Dad and mom protected their children from the truths associated with the grown up world, anyway mine did, and I’ve a lot of friends and associates who will inform you a similar.
When i first checked out this image it gave me so much joy, after which I asked myself, who were these lovely youngsters Who was I Floods of reminiscences got here pouring in. Nostalgia additionally set in and it compelled me to look deeper again at the lighter facet of the culture and actions that occupied our lives through the decade! I shortly came upon how simple that was. The web has oodles of 50’s data and personal accounts from those who lived it! It helped me rediscover who we were then and how it led us to who we’re at present! In the event you grew up within the 50’s, I hope the listing I compiled of video games, Tv reveals, children’s books, style, kinds and household culture of the time, reconnects you to the positive aspect of the period. In case you did not grow up again then, take a look anyway and open up your perspective. It was a contented time stuffed with hopefulness for the long run. Benefit from the experience!
I’ve included some pictures below to assist spark previous recollections and present the times. Most of them came from my husband’s photograph album, Joseph Mirto, who grew up in the Detroit suburbs. Many of my family’s outdated pictures were destroyed by water damage!
A-Z Checklist of 1950’s Culture
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sendingJill 2 years ago
Have been talking with mates…. Do you recall an out of doors toy known as the Hump a Leap….. Type of like a stand up teeter totter I remember it from the mid to late 60’s into early 70’s
Hey Audrey, Oh sweetie, you’re such a expensive. I miss these days too! Thanks again for stopping by! Comfortable Mother’s Day, I hope it’s and that you already know your son is looking after you in heaven!
Hi Tim, Thanks for letting me learn about my little “boo-boo”! That slang in all probability came out of the fifties too, perhaps, lol. Anyway, I like your additions, especially portable document participant and the gum that got here with baseball cards, forgot all about that and remember what a deal with it always was. Glad you stopped by, Hugs, Kathi
timorous four years ago from Me to You
Heheh..I remember many of those (born in ’53). It was certainly a simpler time. Children might just be youngsters, and we respected each other. Ok, we had the odd combat, however ‘bullying’ was no big deal. Neither were cuts and scrapes. We additionally made our own limitless enjoyable, with out the need for any ‘gadgets’. Not that I am complaining. It’s simply that it takes away the kids capability (or need) to invent or pretend.
I could add a few things to your listing:
Leaving your doorways extensive open and unlocked most of the time.
Marvel t-shirt superman and batman femme 50 caps (gunpowder dots on your ‘toy’ gun)
Viewmaster 3D slide viewer
Portable record player
These baseball cards got here with a stick of stale gum within the package
P.S. A bit of error in your record. You meant to say ..coming in from enjoying when the streetlights came on.
Thanks. I enjoyed the article.
Audrey Hunt 4 years in the past from Nashville Tn.
Kathi – Simply had to come back again and browse this once more. How I loved the 50’s. I miss the innocence of those occasions. I love your lists and got teary eyed together with your pictures. Voted up and sharing.
So true Barbara, well said! Thanks for the visit, Blessings, Kathi
Barbara Badder 4 years in the past from USA
I was a toddler within the 50’s too. Life was rather more innocent. Too dangerous our grandchildren must be so cautious. People are the same. Life is just different.
I like it when my 50’s buddies touch upon this “remember when” hub. I so agree with what you mentioned about persons are nonetheless the same and about litter and all! Thanks for the go to!
molometer four years ago from United Kingdom
Beloved this hub.
After i take a look at these photos it seems like a international land, crammed with fascinating individuals.
So much has modified and yet scratch the floor and not a lot has changed at all really.
Persons are the identical, they only could have more ‘stuff’.
That is what I remember. Much less clutter and less ‘stuff’
All the votes for this glorious hub.
Thanks for stopping by xstatic, these of us who grew up then have been given a special reward of innocence in many ways, indeed.
Jim Higgins four years ago from Eugene, Oregon
What a wonderful list and great photos too! This takes us all again. I turned 10 in 1950. so actually grew up in that decade.
Thanks for the nice compliment Cam, I’m glad you enjoyed my fifties recollection. It was a more innocent time for positive. I’ll have to check out your birthday hub, sounds like it can be interesting and one thing that I would take pleasure in. See you there, Kathi :O)
Chris Mills four years ago from Missoula, Montana at the very least until March 2018
Fossillady, Kathi, if I might, I actually enjoyed this hub. In January of this year, I wrote a hub about some of the issues that occurred one the day and within the year I used to be born, January 12, 1957. I really like your photos and the way you used the alphabet. Delightful hub. Thanks.
Indeed the 50’s was like a forgotten time i really feel generally.Thanks for commenting my pal and especially for sending angles my method! I like that and proper back attcha! Kathi :O)
Patricia Scott 4 years in the past from sunny Florida
thanks for permitting us to peek into your childhood. I grew up then too and it was so a time of innocence. We had been so blessed to have lived then I believe.
Your footage are an ideal document of that point.
Sending Angels to you at this time 🙂 ps
AuthorKathi 4 years in the past from Saugatuck Michigan
You might be so proper concerning the 50’s being a more innocent time when folks lived the American dream and values. Greed and know-how has spoiled a few of that, but then there are all the time unfavourable issues about any generation. Thanks so much for stopping by my buddy…good to listen to from you!
damian0000 4 years ago from Belfast
Fossillady…. what a wonderful little one you have been and what a fantastic montage of photos you create here!
I am undecided what job you do but i think it’s best to really have been a instructor, you all the time make the topics you are speaking about so fascinating and also you spark peoples’ curiosity.
For sure the 50s appear like a much more innocent time… Great hub!
AuthorKathi 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan
Look ahead to visiting there when your completed. Me and the opposite hubbers had fun with this one! It’s always good to look back from time to time like you probably did with Fosta’s childhood! It may be so healing. Cheers, Kathi :O)
Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years in the past from Templeton, CA
This brings back many reminiscences for me, too, since I additionally grew up in the 1950’s. This so t-shirt superman and batman femme 50 fits in with the brand new hub I began this morning I will have to hyperlink to it, because it proves my level.
kipronor 6 years in the past from Nairobi
What extra wonderful than to be ables to understand the previous as you look in direction of the future…Childhood is a candy factor and you can never bring it back if you cant look back and thank GOD. Nice Hub
Oh Vicki, your response to my fifties article is near and pricey to me! Thanks so very much for including extra nostalgic symbolism to our treasured era and your stunning tribute to our mother and father before us! I have never been on hubpages these days as time hasn’t allowed and i miss it an ideal deal. Hopefully, I can return regularly some day quickly! I’m so glad I stopped by to take a look at your remark! Take care dear good friend!
Vicki Dial 6 years ago
Actually stirred up some memories, Kath……as soon as I bought rolling…..WOW!
Alka-seltzer(Grandmother’s), anklets, Aqua-web hairspray
Thanks, Kathi, for the opportunity to lose myself in quite probably the most idyllic occasions of my life and bask within the recollections of days gone by, as was so typically repeated by others: a time of truly easy and uncomplicated innocence.
The put up-WWII years had been definitely an era of renewal and prosperity for the country, as our grandparents’ generation possessed a genuine thankfulness to be leaving the ‘battle to end all wars’ behind them, and our mother and father’ technology, with the assurances and classes of their forefathers as a basis, looked forward to building a shiny future, filled with optimism and hope for their own kids; their religion and confidence within the energy and security of our nation evidenced in no small way, by the surge in inhabitants referred to as the ‘child boomer’ generation. It was a glorious time to grow up; we owe our mother and father’ and our grandparents’ a debt that can by no means be repaid for such a reward.
Hi mckbird…Is not good for the soul to reminisce the nice memories every so often The 50’s was such a singular period! Thanks for stopping by my pal! Cheers
mckbirdbks 6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Simply off the crossroads,Texas
Hi there Fossillady. This is a great Hub. Brings me proper again to my youth. I have been writing a collection set on this place in our historical past. Thank you, this can be a treasure.
Hi Neil, ha ha, very humorous comment and you are so right about the hippies too! Thanks so much for stopping by
Neil Sperling 6 years in the past from Port Dover Ontario Canada
Nice Hub — as for the topless image – you could possibly do this in my again yard now 🙂
Simple world would be one without judgements. I am for that.
the hippies have been way more right than individuals at the moment might notice.
It is all the time good to go back and go to what I consider the great previous days although on the time we didn’t understand it. Who is aware of, maybe the present decade will match the bill sooner or later! I do like the less complicated life and take a look at to maintain it that method even though it is not at all times easy! Good to see you Amy
amymarie_5 6 years ago from Chicago IL
I didn’t grow up within the fifties but I am fascinated at how much the world has changed. I really like the photographs. They make me want we lived in a less complicated world. Voted up. 🙂
Susan has always been a lovely lass, inside and out. It is a small world in any case! 🙂
Hi Okay. Thanks for your great comment! I am glad it brought again recollections. I think I should have watched every episode of Joyful Days…lol, Take Care
Kristen Burns-Darling 6 years ago from Orange County, California
As a child of dad and mom married in the fifties, my household’s resident historian, and a toddler who grew up watching “Happy Days” each tuesday evening….I salute you! This is a good hub, filled with nostaliga, and much of fifty’s pop culture info! Great job! I stay up for studying more hubs by you!
Hello James, good to see you, I totally agree concerning the 50’s being the peak decade of American Life! Hey, guess what…now we have a mutual good friend, Susan Mattson. She is married to my brother Matt Zerbel! I occurred to see your picture on her FB wall and requested her how she knew you. So that you two went to school collectively. It’s a small world certainly! I hope life is treating you nicely, take care, Kathi
James A Watkins 6 years in the past from Chicago
I very a lot enjoyed this journey down reminiscence lane with you. The household pictures are neat. I believe the Fifties had been the peak of American life. No, not for everybody and it wasn’t good. But in comparison with all other a long time, I feel it was the best. Thank you.
Is not it the reality Nell, looks like one other lifetime! I might return in a new York minute! Take care, Kathi
Nell Rose 6 years in the past from England
Hi, Kathi this was unbelievable! I wasn’t born until fifty nine’ but there are so many things that overlapped into the sixties, one potato two potato! I remember it well, and i liked the photos, those were the days!
Thanks kindly Mysterious One, I’m so glad you loved it!!!!!
MysteriousOne 6 years in the past
Wow,that was an superior walk down reminiscence lane! What a good looking hub, stuffed with such wonderful recollections.My first visit, but will not be the final! Thanks so much for that delightful write!Voted up and awesome!
Hello Erin, How’s considered one of my favourite hippy girlfriends nowadays I am glad this reminded you of your loved ones in Baltimore and it is cool how they tried to instill the values and customs from this candy period! Take Care Sweetie
Erin LeFey 6 years in the past from Maryland
What an exquisite hub! That would have been my household in Baltimore too I am positive! Thank you a lot for sharing your loved ones images and all the great words. I remember all those still getting used when I was rising up of course in the course of the 70’s as a small little one because our parents have been attempting to recreate for us their own experiences. Voted up and pressed all of your buttons!!
Good to see you here Micky, I had a bike when I used to be a kid that needed to be shared with my siblings. It was handed down from my aunt Kay. I named it “Babe”. It is best to at all times name your bikes do not you assume lol
Micky Dee 6 years ago
Lovely Fossillady! Thanks expensive.
It actually is enjoyable Fay, I hadn’t accomplished that in a long time! Such a long time in the past! Thanks for stopping by!
Fay Paxton 6 years ago
What a marvelous stroll down memory lane. I am extra accustomed to the sixties, but most of this was nonetheless around. I tried this kind of reminiscing in a hub I known as “Remember When”. It’s enjoyable to look back.
voted up and superior
Hey Ruby, Oh yeah, it was a good suggestion, alright! Another enjoyable story from a pricey hubfriend!
Thank you TK, my 60’s buddy, I remember the 60’s more than the 50’s. Had to dig deep for the childhood recollections. It’s a shame in regards to the pictures, my mother and father are particularly sick about it. Fortunately, I had confiscated a number of issues and that turned out to be a blessing. Take Care
toknowinfo 6 years in the past
Thanks for an ideal hub. I grew up in the 60’s however you still introduced me again. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Sorry yours acquired damaged by water. Too unhealthy there was no web again then to scan in the photographs. Great hub and wonderful realizing you through hubpages. P.S. you had been a really cute little girl.
Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois
I think it could be a good idea to go to my NEW hub Las Vegas, Hee
Hi Sweetest Pras, These are precious recollections, I hope you might have pictures of your childhood! If you do not, make up for it with photographs of your personal kids! They’re treasures!
prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia
Thanks for share your childhood story. I actually enjoy all the photographs above. Wow… you continue to keep the photographs as good memories. We had never forgotten these recollections, proper! Rated up up up. Have a pleasant weekend…
Love and peace,
My pleasure Del, it’s good for the soul to take a trip again in time every so often, however to remember the good things! Thanks for the good remark!
Hello Katie, I’m so glad I revealed this hub cause it has been fun for others to come back alongside on the trip! Additionally, it’s been therapeutic to recollect the better of those times…I’ve achieved sufficient analyzing the unfavorable! Keep cool!
katiem2 6 years in the past from I’m outta right here
What a lovely story and the images are simply amazing, good and so properly done, it seems pictures is a time honored reward in your family. That is so sweet, I like the story of you as a child within the fifties, what a cool time. I beloved the alphabet trivia, very neat! Thanks a lot for sharing. 🙂 Katie 🙂
Del Banks 6 years ago from Southern Appalachians
Wow! That was a visit down memory lane! I grew up within the late fifties (1957), however I think it was with the same youngsters,cars and homes, solely on the west coast :)! The alphabetizing was great. Thanks for flogging my reminiscence like that!
AuthorKathi 6 years in the past from Saugatuck Michigan
Hello Nancy, Wow, good to hear from you! You have given me some fantastic reminiscences your self, Lions -)
Debby Bruck 6 years in the past
Hi Kathi ~ I voted up and stated it was Awesome. This reminiscence hub really took me again, very much reminiscing of all the items listed. But, much more, as you said within the hub, it feels like a different planet, a unique time zone, like I dropped into “THE TWILIGHT ZONE” of yester-year. The images may have come from the household album of all those who lived in the course of the 50’s. The cowboy photos, boy-scouts, neighborhood swings and playgrounds. Vacation line-ups of family members; and the edges on the black )
Fiddleman 6 years in the past
Fossilady, Thank you for this hub. It brings again so many memories and you guys look rather a lot like the mill village brats of Tuxedo. What an important time to grow up.