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11
Jul

‘Don’t have a cow,’ slanguage is my second language

Sock hops and snake dances, Elvis, rock ‘n’ roll, fender skirts, whitewall tires and spinner knobs on the steering wheel. Coonskin caps and ducktail haircuts, pomade and butch wax. Greasers and hula hoops. Crazy, Daddy-o! An explosion of slang. That was the ’50s, my “growing up” time.

Slang can describe a particular social culture and time. The ’50s was a very interesting time period, not just for America but for slang. Some polls have indicated that it was the best time, the “happiest” time in American history. “Happy Days” with Ron Howard and Henry Winkler (“The Fonz”) personified the era.

Television was entering practically every living room in our country, but segregation and racism were still parts of American life. Rules were strict for women. They were obligated to stay at home and make sure dinner was ready for the “breadwinner.”

Thu
11
Jul

What is the best indication of a good weekend?

There are many different measures that can be used to determine whether or not the past weekend enjoyed along the path around the Falls came close to being the highlight of the summer. Throughout the weekend touring around Kelly Lake, one could count a higher-than-average number of vehicles parked on lawns. It was obvious people came from some distance to gather and enjoy the relief the cool lake water provided.

One might have marveled at the frequency that the night time sky was used as a backdrop for the many displays of fireworks. The bigger the show, the better the long weekend would have been rated. As often is the case, even though many communities had their “official” fireworks display, there were many unofficial ones. All those fireworks shops must have lots of customers or they would not be operating.

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