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GROWING UP IN THE FIFTIES
  
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The Great Nights at the Drive-In

    Don't forget to unhook those speakers!    
 
 

The 50's/60's

More a State of Mind
Than An
Actual Span of Time

 

#1 - "The Times"

drive in movies - penny loafers - jukeboxes - white wall tires - schwinn bikes - the twist- local diners - jump ropes - bomb shelters - wingtips - hoola hoops - leave it to beaver - milkman - bowling - sunday afternoon drives - crusin' - 45's - 78's - the bop - malts - mini skirts - sadie hawkins day - pedal pushers - hop scotch - stilts - micky mouse club - bandstand - bell bottoms - rear view mirror fuzzy dice - pony tails - ducktails - going steady - polio vaccine - fizzies - root beer barrels - brylcreem - hair rollers - sock hops-saddle shoes - white bucks
  The local level:  soap box derby trials on ellicott ave. - alexander's dress shop - dean's drugs - batavia clippers - it's always ok to owe herb brenner - salways hardware:  the big store on the little street -  francis & mead jewelers - endicott & johnson shoes - dwyer shoes - dagwood - adams toy store - oliver's candies - ymca/ywca - dipsons - poka-dot - pontillo's - flavorite farms



 

 

REMINISCE LINKS
 
Lost in the Fifties:
Another Place, Another Time
 
 
 
 
 


 
 

#2  "THE TIMES" -  REVISITED



   A time when you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time. And you didn't pay for air.
  
No one ever asked where the car keys were because thet were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked.
   Coffee shops & restaurants with tableside jukeboxes.
   Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.

 


#3  " THE TIMES" -  AND IN OUR YOUNGER DAYS...



   Playing baseball with no adults to help with the rules of the game.
   Lyin on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, "That cloud looks like a ...
   Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers. In the winter thet would freeze and pop open.
   Newsreels before the movies.
   Candy cigarettes; waxed coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.
   Decisions were made with "eeny-meeny-miney-moe."
   Catching fireflies could keep you occupied an entire evening.  Well, that and Kick the Can or Oly-Oly-Oxen-Free.
   And, how about those baseball cards in the spokes thgat transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
   Let's not forget Cooties! or Piddle!
And you had five best friends, the BEST, of course was none other than:


      

 


HOW ABOUT THE PRICES ON THESE TWO MENUS

 

 


 

 BATAVIA VIDEOS BELOW

North Side of Main St. at Jackson in Batavia 
1949

 

 
Historical photos of Downtown Batavia Where the Mall (Yuk) Now Stands.

Video by Patti & Josh Pacino

 

A Little History of Batavia

The original Mancuso brothers That Started It All in Batavia
An Old B & W With No Sound

 

A pictorial journey of the '50's with music of Buddy Holly


Best of Times
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