Three half dollar CD’s took me down memory lane toÂ lazy summer days of long ago.Â How that music transported me back (has it really been 50 years?)
Frankie Avalon, Pat Boone, Paul Anka, Tommy Sands…Brumuda shorts, drive-in movies, car hops…Only the Lonely…and oh, remember Ally Oop and Cathy’s Clown??Â What those songs did to my soul!Â Puppy Love, Johnny Angel, Sweet sixteen…was teen-age love really that passionate?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…those were the days!!!Â Music of the 50’s and early 60’s were the best.Â I think everyone probably feels that way about the music of their youth…but honestly…these were the best!
Well, this afternoon I went back to a golden summer long ago.Â A white convertable with the top down, (girl friend what make and year was that fabulous car of yours?)Â Hours spent on our beach (well Prospect Lake) smearing bottles of baby oil on our bodies and baking in the sun…..wow did I have a fantastic tan….I can prove it too..I’m still carrying the signs of it on my arms!!! We took picnics up the canyon with our battery operated transistor radio singing along with every song!Â Shopping down town to find the perfect shirt within our meager budget.Â What would my grandkids think if they knew their Baba used to sneak into drive in movies in the trunk of that convertable?Â What did a movie cost back then 75 cents?Â Warm evenings dragging main and stopping for cokes at every drive in.
I really wasn’t in my garden watering, weeding,pruning and planting….I was revisiting those olden golden days of one particular summer of my youth and I wouldn’t trade those memories for a million dollars!