A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

Principal's Potpourii

The Century, America's Time: 
"Happy Days"  
Segment  1
"Happy Days"
Segment 2
" Happy Days"
Segment  3
A Good Laugh Makes Us Feel Much Better


Michael Davis Entertainment Ford's Theater 
Part 1 

Michael Davis Entertainment Ford's Theater   
Part 2
Moments to Remember
"... and that was good."

   We were kids growing up in the Forties and Fifties.  Many of the folks in the later generations make fun of our childhood. They tend to shudder and say "Eeeew!" But was our childhood really all that bad?
    ...  In 1953 the US population was less than 150 million ... Yet you knew more people then, and knew them better ... And that was good.

...The average annual salary was under $3,000 ... Yet our parents could put some of it away for a "rainy day" and still live a decent life ... And that was good.
...A loaf of bread cost about 15 cents ... But it was safe for a five-year old to skate to the store amd buyone ... And that was good.
...Prime-Time meant I Love Lucy, Ozzie and Harriet. Gunsmoke, and Lassie ... So nobody ever heard of ratings or filters ... And that was good.  
...We didn't have air conditioning ... So the windows stayed up and a dozen mothers ran outside when you fell off your bike ... And that was good.
...Your teacher was either Miss Saile or Mrs. Howland or Mr. Jenson ...But not Ms. Jenny or Mr. Dan ... And that was good.
... The only hazardous material you knew about ... was a patch of grassburrs around the light pole at the corner ... And that was good.
... You loved to climb into a fresh bed ... because sheets were dried on the clothesline ... And that was good.
...People generally lived in the same hometown with their relatives ... so "child care" meant grandparents or aunts and uncles ... And that was good.   
...TV was black and white ... but all outdoors was in glorious color ... And that was certainly good.  
... Evening radio shows like "The Shadow",