Keeping the '50s Alive!

Off Topic? Never!

Hi folks, it’s Retro Dee, here once again with more from The Best Era Ever.

Now, I don’t usually give myself praise; I’m not the kind of person who likes to brag about how on point she is. But when it comes to keeping this blog, don’t I do a fantastic job of staying on topic? Lets think for a moment…


Yes, every single post you find on Retro Dee’s Guide to the Best Era ever, has something to do with the 1950’s. Every one! Perhaps some are more subtle about it than others, and it takes a little, um, digging to get to the 1950’s theme, but it’s there!


Don’t believe me? Well, let’s have a look.

Below I’ll list at few posts that might, at first read-through, appear to have nothing to do with the 1950’s… But wait! They do! Just because “1950’s” isn’t in the title, or even the main theme, doesn’t mean there aren’t allusions to the 50’s galore!

For example:

“Grandma’s Un-haunted House” is a story about the time my cousins and I pretended that Grandma’s house was haunted. The ghost was a fan of Led Zeppelin, a group from the 70’s, so no 50’s references so far… Okay, how about this. Grandma’s house was built around 1960, which is still very much the malt-shop era… sooo that makes this story fit in beautifully with this website’s theme! (Sort of.)

In “What Grinds My Gears: Left Hander’s Day” I rant and use excessive profanity about how disrespectful it is to single us left-handed folks out by giving us an awareness day. There’s not much 1950’s about that, it would seem. But! I also mention how in the 1930’s, kids were forced to write with their right hand in school. Those kids would be young adults in the 1950’s, which is the prime of your life, so this post is undeniably, without a doubt, totally 50’s!

“April In Pursuit” is yet another personal memory about playing with my friend, April, while I was growing up. I grew up in the late 80’s and early 90’s, so this story obviously doesn’t take place in the 50’s. But April was from Texas, and Buddy Holly was from Texas and Buddy Holly was the best thing to come out of the 1950’s. See the connection? It’s clear as day!

In a Dream Blog post, I have a dream that San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey finds a cure for Covid-19. Sure, this seems very current and completely unrelated to the 1950’s theme of this blog. But what is more 1950’s than the SF Giants franchise itself, which moved the team from New York to San Francisco in 1958? I can’t think of anything!

So as you can see, just about every single post on this blog has something to do with the 1950’s. You just need to know where to look. 😉


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