Seniors Too Young!

Discussion in 'Other Reminiscences' started by Hal Pollner, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    I wish you "Junior Seniors" were old enough to remember the great Movies, Songs, Comedians, Radio Shows, Autos, etc. that I recall with deep nostalgia!

    We could have so many more warm discussions!

    Ahhh well...we can't choose when we wished to be born! :rolleyes:

    Harold, age 83
     
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  2. Bob Kirk

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    You mean like Glenn Miller & the upbeat music . The Green Hornet, The Shadow Knows & The Adventures of Superman. Something about those back seats that were like an overstuffed sofa do bring back great memories.
     
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    Glenn Miller music is a favourite with me - also loved the Glenn Miller story (movie)
    Seen most of the old movies more than once and continue to watch them
     
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  4. Holly Saunders

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    I'm ''only'' 64 but I have a deep passion for music genres galore ...and growing up in the 60's I heard much music on the wireless from the 40's and 50's of which my mother loved , and I came to like much more than she... albeit just a kid!!...of course most American radio shows are completely unknown to me, they didn't get broadcast here to my knowledge... we had our own!!

    Please post your favourites anyway..you never know who will enjoy it , you may be surprised
     
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  5. Hal Pollner

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    Aaaah Yes!

    "Boy, the way Glenn Miller played,
    Songs that made the Hit Parade,
    Guys like us, we had it made,
    Those were the Days!

    And you knew who you were then,
    Girls were girls and men were men,
    Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again!

    Didn't need no Welfare State,
    Everybody pulled his weight,
    Gee, our old LaSalle ran great,
    Those were the Days!"

    (Except Hoover was before my time...I came along with FDR!)

    Thanks for the responses, Seniors!

    I have the Glenn Miler Story too, along with the Benny Goodman Story and the Gene Krupa Story!

    As for Radio, we curled up around the big Philco Console in the living room and listened to:

    The Shadow
    Amos & Andy
    Burns & Allen
    Gang Busters
    Fibber McGee & Molly
    Inner Sanctum
    Henry Aldrich
    Captain Midnight
    The Bickersons
    Charlie Chan
    And others...

    Dad drove a Hupmobile, a Terraplane, a Hudson, a Nash, a Packard, a Studebaker, and a DeSoto.

    Hal








     
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  6. Bobby Cole

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    Arthur Godfrey, Amos n’ Andy and the Lone Ranger were my favorite radio shows. That is, until we got our first TV then it was The Lone Ranger, Amos and Andy and The Annette Funicello Show.

    Yeah, I know. It was the Mickey Mouse Club and Annette was just one of the actors but to me and although I was very young, there was a definite difference between her and the other girls on the show so it was the Annette Funicello show. (That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it).

    All the above is true but even with an age difference between myself and the OP, I still manage to enjoy Benny Goodman, Glen Miller and most of the old greats.
    Like Shakespeare, talent has no age limitations. It goes from one generation to another and is never truly forgotten. It’s all in what we like and what we dislike in how it is remembered.

    My goodness, just slap my face and call me spanky, I still turn on The Bowery Boys, Our Gang and yes, Amos and Andy on YouTube once in a while.
     
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    I appreciate those remembrances form a relative "Junior Senior" like yourself, Bobby!

    Yeah, I guess at 69 you COULD be old enough to remember a few of the Chestnuts of my era!

    Hal
     
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    Chestnuts? Okay.....
     
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    Well Hal---I remember all the songs, movies,radio shows. musicians. actors too, with nostalgia.
     
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    @Hal Pollner Are you suggesting I have to be in my 80's before I'm qualified to have a 'warm' discussion? :p
     
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  11. Holly Saunders

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    :D:D
     
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    My first boyfriend in high school was named Hudson. My father called him "Super 6" and we didn't get it until years later. :D
     
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    Yes indeed! After all, we who are less than say.......80(?) are to be seen and not heard in the company of our elders. Why, Hal and Lon might be listening to a copy of Rusty Warren and heavens knows we can’t be hanging around whilst the big people play the comedic soundings of one so ribald.
     
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    I would stay up late at night listening to radio series on my transistor radio. Although most of them began before I was born, they were still aired while I was a child. We didn't have television until I was a teenager, so I listened to the radio shows often.

    I remember when we had a crank phone, and my dad had a car with rumble seats, and which started with a crank. I also had a Grafanola, with a crank.
     
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  15. Holly Saunders

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    We didn't have a crank phone when I was a kid ..but we did have an old car that had to be started sometimes with a Crank handle !! A morris 10... ...like this...

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