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The year was 1962. The nights were getting cooler, the county fair was coming and the new TV season about to begin. Talk about excitment! The new primetime TV season would have shows like the ones listed below. How many of these do you remember? Let your mind drift back to 1962,-------- and here we go....................

Father Knows Best, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, Ed Sullivan Show, Cheyenne, I've Got a Secret, Laramie, Gunsmoke, Real McCoys, Bonanza, Candid Camera, Rifleman, Andy Griffith Show, Red Skelton Hour, Jack Benny Show, Wagon Train, Dobie Gillis, Beverly Hillbillies, Dick Van Dyke, Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Donna Reed Show, Leave It To Beaver, My Three Sons, McHales Navy, Andy Williams Show, Mr. Ed, Hazel, Rawhide, 77 Sunset Strip, Route 66, Sing Along With Mitch, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show, Have Gun Will Travel..........How many did you watch? Remember these?

And when the season ended, the top ten shows for the season would be:
1. The Beverly Hillbillies
2. Candid Camera
3. The Red Skelton Show
4. Bonanza
5. The Lucy Show
6. The Andy Griffith Show
7. Ben Casey
8. The Danny Thomas Show
9. The Dick Van Dyke Show
10. Gunsmoke

Have a great day and Sweet Memories.

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One of my fond memories of childhood days was walking down the path to the spring at my Granddad's home.

There was no well and the spring was the means of water. It was a ways from the house. To get to it you walked a path, crossed a footlog over a branch to just a beautiful sight. The spring, with it's cool clear fresh water came out of the rocks. The spring was probably about two feet deep with rock on three sides of it. Like a little box of water. The overflow went out the bottom side down to the creek.

There was a gourd dipper that hung on a tree near by. It was used to dip out the water which was always seemed to be cold and refreshing. How good on a hot summer's day!

I'm reminded of a verse in Isaiah, "And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not."
--Gene

SWEET MEMORIES!

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Do you all remember the Hootenanny? It was the musical sensation that swept the nation in the early and middle 60's. Of course, the word Hootenanny had been around for a long time. It was just waiting to take off and it did! It was a nation-wide folk music happening.

Hootenanny is a word for a get-together for singing and playing and listening. People from Hollywood, and New York and the hills of Tennessee played and sang together. Uptown hippies and earthy country folk, college students and business men and women, young and old...all joined together to sing and listen to the work songs, the cowboy songs, blues, gospel, bluegrass, love and humor.I remember it very well and enjoyed it a lot. The songs and the music, the instruments....guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, mountain dulcimer, the jug and the washtub.

Do you remember the artists? Flatt and Scruggs; Peter, Paul and Mary; Joan Baez; Burl Ives'; the Weavers; The Kingston Trio; The Limeliters; to name just a few of the many.Then there was the M.G.M. movie, Hootenanny Hoot. I think it came out in 1964. It was a romantic comedy which starred Joby Baker, Pamela Austin, Peter Breck with lots of songs by a lot of singers such as Sheb Wooley, George Hamilton IV singing Abilene, Johnny Cash doing Frankie's Man Johnny, the Brothers Four and many others.

There were thousands of songs sung, I suppose, that were Hootenanny songs. See if you remember some of them. House of the Rising Sun, The Midnight Special, Michael Row the Boat Ashore, If I Had a Hammer, Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair, John Henry, Hush Little Baby, This Land Is Your Land, Greenback Dollar, Tom Dooley, This Train, Shenandoah........Remember? Yep, thought you would.

Now everybody join in ......If I had a hammer,
I'd hammer in the morning..............

Sweet Memories !

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Grab the one you love.......Hop in that '57 Chev and cruise on down the Nostalgia Highway.

How many of these do you remember?

When your television had no remote control. That black rotary phone. So tough you could throw
it out a 20 story building and it would still work just fine.

The TV test pattern. The little brownie cameras. When Cokes came only in bottles.

The 5&10 stores. They sold just about anything. Those repeating cap pistols.

S&H Green Stamps, American Plastic Bricks. Bubble gum cigars.
Candy cigarettes. Red Radio Flyer wagons.

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Buffalo Bob Smith and Howdy Doody.
Lone Ranger and Tonto. Beat the Clock.

Drive-in movies. Five cent cokes.

Thunderbirds and Corvettes.

Sweet Memories!

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January 29, 2004


It is a cold day here this morning. The tempt. is 14 degrees F. But inside it is nice and cozy and warm.
But I remember growing up on the farm. We lived in an old house on a hill surrounded by tall Georgia pines. The outhouse was at the back of the yard toward the garden. Nearby was the big barn and chicken house. Near the back porch was the well, we had no running water.

The house sit on rock pillars with no underpinning. The cold winter wind whistled as it blew under the house and you could feel it through the walls in some of the rooms that had not been sealed. I remember when Daddy put sheetrock (drywall) in the bedroom and we moved the beds out of the living room into that room. Until then, the beds were in the living room which was the only room that had been sealed inside.

The house had never been painted and the boards were weathered and gray.

The house was heated by a big tall wood burning heater in the living room. There was a wood stove in the kitchen, but on those cold days, the stove would not even heat the kitchen and many times we would eat our meals in the living room by that big wood heater.

But looking back, those growing up years on the farm sure didn't seem bad at all. We always had plenty to do and life was always exciting. I'm sure times were hard but in many ways they were very good. We always had plenty to eat and we stayed warm by that big old wood burning heater. In so many ways, they truly were Good Old Days.
-Gene


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I've always loved writing, letters included, and I've always loved getting mail. When I was growing up, I had our mailbox full most of the time. I'd get some postal cards and answer the ads that were found in the magazines etc. Many of the addresses I copied from the National Geographic magazines at school. I'd jump off the school bus and run into the house and start writing, then watch the mailbox waiting on my treasure to arrive.I was just looking through a 1954 magazine and ran across many old ads. Let me share a few of them with you all. ----------
192 Movie, TV Radio Stars Photos. And for a limited time only one dollar. And if you order today, you'll get a big surprise gift worth 75 cents, the home addresses of 175 top Hollywood stars.Get the new "closer grooved" 78 R.P.M. records that allow you to hear 18 of the top songs of the day with stars such as Dean Martin and Arlene James. On three break-resistant vinyl records. $2.98 including postage.and what about the photo services? One company offered you 20 wallet size prints for One Dollar and 5o for Two Dollars. Just the thing for your graduation and friendship picture, it said. Nothing extra to pay and satisfaction guaranteed.And another photo company offered you a gold plated picture ring free with any photo enlarged. All this for 97 cents, postage included.And for the girls, they could wear the latest hit records in miniature. Real conservation getters. The ad said you'd get "Oh's" and "Ah's" from your admirers.
Just think...a sterling silver chain and miniature records for just $1.50.
-Gene


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