Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ahhh, Memories

How many of these do you remember?


Fredd said...

Yup, I remember most of it. Some of it was before my time, as I was still crapping in my diapers when moon caps were cool, and James Dean was on the rampage.

A&W Rootbeer floats, the Addams Family and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. were certainly on my radar back then, though. Nice little ditty, Mark.

Mark said...

I remember Sadie Hawkins day dances with a particular fondness.

When I was in Junior High (That's middle school for you young folks), I was the shortest kid in school.

A girl who stood about 5'10"(or so it seemed to me at the time. Probably more like 5'7 or 8") warned me she was going to catch me and marry me at the school's Sadie Hawkins race. She did, and I've referred to her as my first wife ever since.

40+ years later, she is one of my Facebook friends.

If you are unfamiliar with the Sadie Hawkins day traditions, here is a primer

Z said...

Well, I'm glad to say I don't remember ALL of them (since I just had a big round birthday :-)
But, seriously, the song is SO cheerful and cute and I did love seeing so much of the things I do remember. thanks, Mark, for posting this...but, I have to admit, it made me even more homesick for the SO MUCH BETTER THAN TODAY "Good ol' days".......Gosh, they could have added "..Do you remember when Americans loved this country!" right? :-)

that is SO sweet about the tall girl at the Hawkins dance...that you've reconnected on Facebook..great! (I think I was born 5'9", so I suppose I was a terror to shorter guys all through school, too!..:-)

Always On Watch said...

A nice trip down memory lane. I guess we recognize that we're growing older when we watch this video, huh?

A few years ago, I saw John Astin (aka Gomez Addams) do a one-man show as Edgar Allan Poe. Mr. Astin and I actually managed to have a private conversation after the show. He told me, "I loved portraying Gomez Addams."

tugboatcapn said...

Do you remember when Tug used to blog?

Mark said...

I've never forgotten. Tug.