DOGS BACK IN THE GOOD OLD BABY BOOMER DAYS

Posted on October 22nd, 2010 in 1950s,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I begged and begged and begged some more.  My first choice, a Collie that looked like Lassie—the greatest  boomer dog star in history—was a no. Too big and sheds too much. Second choice, a German Sheppard that looked like Rin-Tin-Tin was also nixed—same reasons, plus he might bite. President Eisenhower had this strange-looking dog few hadRead the Rest…

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FIRST BOOMER GLIMPSE OF BARE KNEE

Posted on September 11th, 2010 in 1950s,Fashion,Music,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

BABY BOOMER REVERIE: 1958 A moment seared in my adolescent boomer brain forever. I was walking upstairs for algebra class. As usual, I passed Marsha on the way. She was “bad,” and getting “badder” fast. That day she appeared with a skirt above the knee—the first girl in my high school that dared to crossRead the Rest…

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WASHING YOUR DIRTY LAUNDRY IN PUBLIC

Posted on August 26th, 2010 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities by Terry Hamburg

BABY BOOMER REVERIE: 1968 “So, what’s Italy like?” dad’s voice crackled over the ancient phone. The only time most parents of baby boomers got to visit Europe was in uniform. My dad was lucky. He had a hernia in boot camp and went home. “It’s a lot like France,” I said, “except the people areRead the Rest…

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FRAT DAYS

Posted on April 12th, 2010 in 1950s,1960s,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

BABY BOOMER REVERIE: 1963 FIESTA! It was the pledge class party of the year. Our theme—South of the Border, a popular choice in the early and pre-boomer college scene. Guys wore torn old clothes and sombreros. Most sported blacked out teeth and drooping Zapata moustaches. A few came with rifles and bullet straps around theirRead the Rest…

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