The Baby Boomers of the 1950's
Born in 1950's and Loving it
The Baby Boomers of the 1950's. I was born in 1953 part of a unique generation. Those were the times when the paint on my crib was made of lead, car seats hadn't been invented, and pregnant mother ate what they wanted, smoked cigarettes, drank and used over-the-counter drugs without even giving it a second thought. Childproof lids weren't invented and we rode our bikes in the streets without a helmet or even brakes that worked. Toys were passed from one generation to the next without ever thinking anyone might get hurt from something which was broken or poorly made. Our toys made of lead, and other questionable substances. We played with them, put them in out mouths, and lived healthy happy lives.
We some how managed to survive and our parent never considered suing anyone if you were hurt or injured by stupidity or carelessness on their part. We ran the street and used our imaginations to invent games and toys we didn't own. We never thought that it was our right to be entertained, we did it ourselves. There were no video games, DVDs and our television only had 3 channels and programing didn't start until late in the day and ended at promptly 11:00 PM.
We found time for studies and were concerned about the grades we earned in school. We knew that if we didn't do well in school we wouldn't do well in life. We took responsibility for ourselves and looked after our younger siblings and stood up for their rights. When we were spoken to by adults we called them Mr. or Mrs. and when questioned by them we always ended out answered with yes ma'am or sir.
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No electronic entertainment we had MARBLES
Girls wore dresses and boys wore ties
The Baby Boomers
For those born 1950's girls we wore dresses and played and exercise all day and never knew it was possible to wear anything else. We dressed up when we went to school and the principal upheld stringent dress code standards. If our clothing wasn't up the exact regulation you were called to the office and your parents were called to bring you something that was proper. Girls wore dresses with slip and sweaters and shoes were always leather and polished to a shine. Boys were required to wear dress pants and dress shirts with ties and if their pants had belt loops a leather belt was standard. Tennis shoes were not allowed and boys too wore dress shoes shined with spit.
Although, we were the first generation to have television it was there for adults. Children could watch TV on Saturday for an hour or two in the morning. We listened to the radio when we needed entertainment. We had good imaginations we grew up to be doctor, engineers, and scientists. We were pushed to fit the mold that our parent designed for us. Since we rarely talked back we followed the rules.
Punishment was swift and was never considered child abuse. We were swatted, spanked, and whooped with a switch of a tree. We were told to pick a switch as part of our punishment and it was used to remind us of the rules we had broken. We had bedtime set by our parents and we dared not test the limits of their patience. We did as we were told and didn't question the wisdom of our parents.
Our Mothers Wore Dresses with Hats
Look Back at the 1950's
See how life was in the 50's
My Generation - The 1950's were grand
We Did It and We're Here to Talk About It
My generation of baby boomers drank from the garden hose, ate food from tin cans fused together with solder, and we live to tell about it. We found friends by going out and looking for them. If we saw a new kid move in, we went over knocked on the door and made friends. We shared everything if one of us got candy we split it up and passed it around. We scrounged up pop bottle and returned them for their deposit to buy one bottle of soda and we all drank from the same bottle. We didn't catch deadly diseases from one another and if we got sick it didn't stop us from going to school. We knew school was our job and we took it seriously.
We played outside and we didn't worry about childhood obesity because we played hard and we exercised all day long. We weren't allowed to eat between meals and meals were planned and everyone ate together. Our parents didn't buy junk food and if we got chips or treats it was because it was a special occasion.
We were never bored because we had each other. We built things out of junk and used our minds as entertainment. We built cars out of wooden fruit boxes and used tuna can as headlights, they didn't have brakes so when someone pushed you down a hill you learned to lean one way or the other so you wouldn't hit a tree. We had fun in our childhoods and when things weren't fun we knew how to make them enjoyable.
We played jacks
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