Submitted by Name: Ed Norris From: Canton, Ohio E-mail: Contact
Comments: I am 72 and my tween and early teen years were spent listening to AM radio in the evening with my family and if company came over, the radio was turned down but not so much as to miss any of the show. Mom listened to her soaps in the afternoons and we all sat around the set in the evening listening to the green lantern, the lone ranger, the shadow, and others. When TV came into our house, it was the same way after we spent the day outside playing we watched TV till bedtime but if some one stopped in, the TV was turned down. Today the TV, Internet, and cellphones aren't ignored just attention is divided between them. has life gotten that fast?
Admin reply: Life has zoomed so fast that there is now no time to stop and smell the roses. Thank you Ed for visiting and sharing your thoughts.
Added: December 22, 2014
Submitted by Name: Mike From: South Jersey E-mail: Contact
Comments: Born in 1957, I had a front row seat of what was an explosion of popular TV, that began in the 1950s, and became the animal of the 1960s. While most of us born during this time frame became ONE with our TV sets, it also became the fodder of playground conversations the next day at school. Remember conversations that began . . . "Did ya see _____ last night?" Wasn't that great!?" And the talk went from there right through recess. All of you from this time period, ENJOY the memories!!!
Admin reply: Yes indeed I think we all remember those times on the playground and our conversations. As you have said enjoy the memories. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your memories, Mike.
Added: December 22, 2014
Submitted by Name: Callen From: Abilene, Tx. E-mail: Contact
Comments: Wow. It is amazing reading your portrait of growing up in the sixties. At 60 this year I was born smack dab in the middle of the baby boomer years and your story sounds so much like the stories I told my son as he was growing up. MY mother is 83 this year and she and I often sit and talk of the minor differences in the experiences of our childhoods. My wife's grandmother was born in the late 1880s and lived to be 96. She related many stories to me of life when she was young and if you would change the name of the games and the toys, her childhood was not that much different than my mother's and mine. My son, born in 1979, has always struggled to understand how there could be so much change in his childhood when compared to the previous hundred years in the way children were raised, family values and community closeness at the block or neighborhood level. Any way you have a great site.
Admin reply: Thank you Callen for your memories and sharing them with us. Continue to come back often and revisit the memories here at The 60s Official Site.
Added: December 22, 2014
Submitted by Name: Deena Wilson From: Alabama E-mail: Contact
Comments: Thanks for the memories ! was hoping to find a certain song part of it goes "I went a fishin and a caught a smelt ,I put it on the stove and the durn thing smelt ,of all the smelts that I ever smelt ,I never smelt a smelt like that smelt ,smelt ,there's a lot more to it but that's all I can think of. I was a small kid and it's funny how songs stay in your head...Would love to know who sang it. I saw it on TV and heard it on the radio late 50's or 60's .If you know or have an Iea where I might be able to find out I'd appreciate it . Thanks in advance ,and Merry Christmas!!!
Admin reply: You may be thinking of the song by Homer & Jethro titled 'Tennessee. Tennessee," a parody of the song "A Thousand Miles From Here." The lyrics from the parody is as follows:
1. Ladies an' gentlemen, we're gonna sing a song. The song we'll sing won't take us long. So don't get offended; take no offense, 'Cause the singer that's a-singin' it hasn't any sense. Tennessee, Tennessee, a thousand miles from here.
2. I once't had a gal down in Tennessee, An' she had a face like a chimpanzee. She had a wart on the end of her chin. She said it was a dimple, but a dimple turns in. Tennessee, Tennessee, a thousand miles from here.
3. I've got a dog; he's as thin as a rail, An' he's got fleas all over his tail, An' ever' time that his tail goes flop, The fleas on the bottom all hop on top. Tennessee, Tennessee, a thousand miles from here.
4. A girl named Murray, she had a tooth pulled. A tack was on the chair. Murray jumped up an' hollered, "Whoo! Does the roots go way down there?" Tennessee, Tennessee, a thousand miles from here.
5. Grandpa had a set o' false teeth. He took 'em out one day last week. He put 'em on the seat as he drove to town. He bit hisself an' now he can't sit down. Tennessee, Tennessee, a thousand miles from here.
6. Well, I went out a-fishin' an' I caught a smelt. I put it on the stove an' the dern thing smelt. Of all of the smelts I ever smelt, I never smelt a smelt like that smelt smelt. Tennessee, Tennessee, a thousand miles from here.
Added: December 21, 2014
Submitted by Name: Kevin hunt From: Laurinburg NC E-mail: Contact
Comments: Thanks for the memories
Admin reply: You are welcome Kevin.
Added: December 20, 2014
Submitted by Name: Tom Wells From: Seattle E-mail: Contact
Comments: I miss the summers of love
Admin reply: Definitely a different time than today. Thanks for stopping by Tom.
Added: December 17, 2014
Submitted by Name: Brittany Thomas From: Waco,Texas E-mail: Contact
Comments: I missed the 60's by 3 years (born 1972) sniff! Now I am trying to soak up as much info about that era as I can possibly manage. I love the 60;s! It seems like people were more positive, fun, carefree! I discovered the 60's when I was 15, and I was fascinated by it. Now I want to learn more. I love your site! Never stop doing what you are doing!
Admin reply: Thank you Brittany for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.
Added: December 16, 2014
Submitted by Name: Ed Norris From: Navarre,Ohio E-mail: Contact
Comments: Grew up in the 60's and was amazed when I found this site. Went to your pumpkin fest a couple of times. I sure wish we could convince kids today what we didn't have back then that they have now and I really bet how much happier we were than they are today.
Admin reply: Thank you Ed for your thoughts and for visiting The 60s Official Site.
Added: December 15, 2014
Submitted by Name: Cindy Ann From: Louisiana E-mail: Contact
Comments: Were you my neighbor? That is exactly how we lived. We made it though. I am so thankful I was raised during this time. I learned so much and value life in every aspect. Thank You for reminding me of my wonderful childhood.
Admin reply: You are welcome Cindy and thank you for visiting The 60s Official Site.
Added: December 12, 2014
Submitted by Name: Drew From: Calif. E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hi Carl,
It's funny, it feel like 19?? to me but the year 2015 is almost here, my how time fly's
May the magic of Christmas brighten up your holidays and the New Year is kind to you.
Admin reply: Thank you Drew and Merry Christmas to you.