Update 01 November 10

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And what a time it was.
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American Bandstand 1957

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P.F. Flyers 1962                                                                          Mobil Station 1953

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Davy Crockett Coonskin Cap 1955                                        Royal Typewriter Model FP 1961

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Beatle Boots 1964                                          S & H Green Stamps 1959

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Viewmaster 1950

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Hula Hoops 1959

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Spoolies 1967

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3-D Glasses 1956                                                               Fallout Shelter 1957

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Huffy Radiobike 1955

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Keystone Capri K-30 8mm 1957                     Zenith Cobra-Matic Record Changer 1950

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Flexible Flyer Airline Junior 1955

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Vitalis 1965                                                         Schlitz Softop Can 1960

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Radion Rabbit Ears 1959                           Marshmallow Fluff 1953

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Brownie Target Six-20 Camera 1946                                              First McDonald's 1955

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1954   

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NY Mets Mr. Met Mug 1963                                           Glass Milk Bottles 1956

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Bendix G-15 Computer 1956

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JFK & Ike 1960                                                 Sony TR-63 1957

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1952

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Bell & Howell 256 8mm Projector 1963              Sony Video Rover DV-2400 Portapack 1967

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Sylvania Blue Dot Flash Bulbs 1965                                                Swanson TV Dinner 1959

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      Beatle Wig 1964                                           Solarex Scientific Sun Glasses 1948

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Duncan Beginners YoYo 1962                                 Mickey Mouse Pez 1955

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1950

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A & W Root Beer Mug 1964                                 Siamese Cats TV Lamp 1958

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1961

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       Zenith G2355 1950                           RCA 17S351 1954                       Admiral Color C1617A 1953  

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Metal Ice Cube Trays 1958                                                         8mm Movie Film 1960

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Superman Lunchbox 1954                                    Old Spice Shaving Mug 1951

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High School Reunions

Every five years, as summertime nears,
An announcement arrives in the mail,
"A reunion is planned; it'll be really grand;
Make plans to attend without fail."

I'll never forget the first time we met;
We tried so hard to impress.
We drove fancy cars, smoked big cigars,
And wore our most elegant dress.

It was quite an affair; the whole class was there.
It was held at a fancy hotel.
We wined and we dined and we acted refined,
And everyone thought it was swell.

The men all conversed about who had been first
To achieve great fortune and fame.
Meanwhile, their spouses described their fine houses
And how beautiful their children became.

The homecoming queen, who once had been lean,
Now weighed in at one-ninety-six.
The jocks who were there had all lost their hair,
And the cheerleaders could no more do kicks.

No one had heard about the class nerd
Who'd guided a spacecraft to the moon;
Or poor little Jane, who'd always been plain;
She married a shipping tycoon.

The boy we'd decreed "most apt to succeed"
Was serving ten years in the pen,
While the one voted "least" now was a priest;
Shows you can be wrong now and then.

They awarded a prize to one of the guys
Who seemed to have aged the least.
Another was given to the grad who had driven
The farthest to attend the feast.

They took a class picture, a curious mixture
Of beehives, crew cuts and wide ties.
Tall, short or skinny, the style was the mini;
You never saw so many thighs.

At our next get-together, no one cared whether
They impressed their classmates or not.
The mood was informal, a whole lot more normal;
By this time we'd all gone to pot.

It was held out-of-doors, at the lake shores;
We ate hamburgers, coleslaw and beans.
Then most of us lay around in the shade,
In our comfortable T-shirts and jeans.

By the fortieth year, it was abundantly clear,
We were definitely over the hill.
Those who weren't dead had to crawl out of bed,
And be home in time for their pill.

And now I can't wait; they've just set the date;
Our fiftieth is coming, I'm told.
It should be a ball, they've rented a hall
At the shady Rest Home for the old.

Repairs have been made on my hearing aid;
My pacemaker's been turned up on high.
My wheelchair is oiled, my teeth have been boiled;
And I've bought a new wig and glass eye.

I'm feeling quite hearty, I'm ready to party;
I'll dance 'til the dawn's early light.
It'll be lots of fun; I just hope there's one
Other person who gets there that nght.