Back In The Day …

We had Bogie and Becall, Tracy and Hepburn, The Duke, Everly Brothers, Andrews Sisters, Marilyn and The Mick.

Olives swam in our martinis.

Ol’ Blue Eyes sang big band accompanied swing songs.

Communists hid in Hollywood and in our Brylcreem jars.

Then Elvis shook his hips.

Protestants disapproved and cried “Hide the children’s eyes!”

Baptist ministers tried not to look in fear of God’s reprisal.

Girls in tight sweaters endeared themselves to boys in tightening slacks.

The British invaded.

Eddie Albert sang: “Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.”

Eva Gabor implored: “Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue.”

We dropped acid at Woodstock.

Hippies with long hair.

Vietnam snowballed.

Nothing was the same.

The Domino Theory was in play.

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