Babyboomers Remember - The Things from our Childhood

How many things can babyboomers remember from their childhood?

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01.
After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset,
The grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man?
Invariably, someone would answer,
“I don't know, but he left this behind”.
What did he leave behind? __ ______ ________.

02.
When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964,
We all watched them on The ___ _________ Show.

03.
'Get your kicks, ____ ________ ____.

04.
'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to
________ ____ _______.'

05.
'In the jungle, the mighty jungle,
___ _____ _______ ________.'

06.
After the Twist, the Mashed Potato, and the Watusi,
We 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go

In a dance called the '_____________.'

07.
"Nestle's makes the very best _____________."

08.
Satchmo was America's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.'
Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us.
His name was  _____________.

09.
What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________.

10.
Red Skeleton's hobo character was named _____________________
And Red always ended his television show by saying,
'Good Night, and _____________.'

11.
Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War
Did so by burning their ______________.

12.
The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front
Was called the VW. What other names did it go by?
__________ & ________

13.
In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about,
'the day the music died.'
This was a tribute to ___________________.

14.
We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit.
The Russians did it.
It was called ___________________.

15.
One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's
Was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist.
It was called the ‘_______ - _______’.

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Babyboomers remember - the bread & cheese

I remember the cheese of my childhood,

And the bread that we cut with a knife,

When the children helped with the housework,

And the men went to work not the wife.

The cheese never needed a fridge,

And the bread was so crusty and hot,

The children were seldom unhappy

And the wife was content with her lot.

I remember the milk from the bottle,

With the yummy cream on the top,




Our dinner came hot from the oven,

And not from the fridge; in the shop.

The kids were a lot more contented,

They didn't need money for kicks,

Just a game with their mates in the road,

And sometimes the Saturday flicks.


I remember the shop on the corner,

Where a pen'orth of sweets was sold

Do you think I'm a bit too nostalgic?

Or is it....I'm just getting old?

I remember the 'loo' was the lav,

And the bogy man came in the night,

It wasn't the least bit funny

Going "out back" with no light.


The interesting items we perused,

From the newspapers cut into squares,

And hung on a peg in the loo,

It took little to keep us amused.

Babyboomers remember when....

The clothes were boiled in the copper,

With plenty of rich foamy suds

But the ironing seemed never ending

As Mum pressed everyone's 'duds'.

I remember the slap on my backside,

And the taste of soap if I swore

Anorexia and diets weren't heard of

And we hadn't much choice what we wore.

Do you think that bruised our ego?

Or our initiative was destroyed?

We ate what was put on the table

And I think life was better enjoyed.



The Answers to the Quiz

See How Many you got right

01.
The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet ...
02.
The Ed Sullivan Show
03.
On Route 66
04.
‘To protect the innocent’
05.
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
06.
The Limbo
07.
Chocolate
08.
Louis Armstrong
09.
The Timex watch
10.
Freddy, The Freeloader and 'Good Night and God Bless.'
11.
Draft cards
( Bras were also burned . Not flags, as some have guessed)
12.
Beetle or Bug
13.
Buddy Holly
14.
Sputnik
15.
Hoola-hoop




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