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    Remember?

    Subject: Bob Hope R E M E M B E R S

    **











    *Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot,**
    Before the days of Dylan, or the dawn of Camelot.
    There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me,

    For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born,
    Where navels were for oranges, and Peyton Place was porn.

    We learned to gut a muffler, we washed our hair at dawn,
    We spread our crinolines to dry in circles on the lawn.

    We longed for love and romance, and waited for our Prince,
    And Eddie Fisher married Liz, and no one's seen him since.

    We danced to 'Little Darlin,' and sang to 'Stagger Lee'
    And cried for Buddy Holly in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    Only girls wore earrings then, and 3 was one too many,
    And only boys wore flat-top cuts, except for Jean McKinney.

    And only in our wildest dreams did we expect to see
    A boy named George with Lipstick, in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    We fell for Frankie Avalon, Annette was oh, so nice,
    And when they made a movie, they never made it twice.

    We didn't have a Star Trek Five, or Psycho Two and Three,
    Or Rocky-Rambo Twenty in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    Miss Kitty had a heart of gold, and Chester had a limp,
    And Reagan was a Democrat whose co-star was a chimp.

    We had a Mr. Wizard, but not a Mr. T,
    And Oprah couldn't talk, yet, in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    We had our share of heroes, we never thought they'd go,
    At least not Bobby Darin, or Marilyn Monroe.

    For youth was still eternal, and life was yet to be,
    And Elvis was forever in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    We'd never seen the rock band that was Grateful to be Dead,
    And Airplanes weren't named Jefferson, and Zeppelins were not Led.

    And Beatles lived in gardens then, and Monkees lived in trees,
    Madonna was a virgin in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    We'd never heard of microwaves, or telephones in cars,
    And babies might be bottle-fed, but they weren't grown in jars.

    And pumping iron got wrinkles out, and 'gay' meant fancy-free,
    And dorms were never coed in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**
    *
    *We hadn't seen enough of jets to talk about the lag,**
    And microchips were what was left at the bottom of the bag.

    And Hardware was a box of nails, and bytes came from a flea,
    And rocket ships were fiction in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    Buicks came with portholes, and side shows came with freaks,
    And bathing suits came big enough to cover both your cheeks.

    And Coke came just in bottles, and skirts below the knee,
    And Castro came to power near the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    We had no Crest with Fluoride, we had no Hill Street Blues,
    We had no patterned pantyhose or Lipton herbal tea
    Or prime-time ads for condoms in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    There were no golden arches, no Perrier to chill,
    And fish were not called Wanda, and cats were not called Bill.

    And middle-aged was 35 and old was forty-three,
    And ancient were our parents in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    But all things have a season, or so we've heard them say,
    And now instead of Maybelline we swear by Retin-A.

    They send us invitations to join AARP,
    We've come a long way, baby, from the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    So now we face a brave new world in slightly larger jeans,
    And wonder why they're using smaller print in magazines.

    And we tell our children's children of the way it used to be,
    Long ago and far away in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.*

    *
    *
    *For those of you too young to remember Bob Hope, ask your Grandparents!!!
    And thanks for the memories............
    **

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    Re: Remember?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoppy View Post
    Subject: Bob Hope R E M E M B E R S
    I really like that. a toast to the REAL GOOD OLD DAYS!!
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    *Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot,**
    Before the days of Dylan, or the dawn of Camelot.
    There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me,

    For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born,
    Where navels were for oranges, and Peyton Place was porn.

    We learned to gut a muffler, we washed our hair at dawn,
    We spread our crinolines to dry in circles on the lawn.

    We longed for love and romance, and waited for our Prince,
    And Eddie Fisher married Liz, and no one's seen him since.

    We danced to 'Little Darlin,' and sang to 'Stagger Lee'
    And cried for Buddy Holly in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    Only girls wore earrings then, and 3 was one too many,
    And only boys wore flat-top cuts, except for Jean McKinney.

    And only in our wildest dreams did we expect to see
    A boy named George with Lipstick, in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    We fell for Frankie Avalon, Annette was oh, so nice,
    And when they made a movie, they never made it twice.

    We didn't have a Star Trek Five, or Psycho Two and Three,
    Or Rocky-Rambo Twenty in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    Miss Kitty had a heart of gold, and Chester had a limp,
    And Reagan was a Democrat whose co-star was a chimp.

    We had a Mr. Wizard, but not a Mr. T,
    And Oprah couldn't talk, yet, in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    We had our share of heroes, we never thought they'd go,
    At least not Bobby Darin, or Marilyn Monroe.

    For youth was still eternal, and life was yet to be,
    And Elvis was forever in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    We'd never seen the rock band that was Grateful to be Dead,
    And Airplanes weren't named Jefferson, and Zeppelins were not Led.

    And Beatles lived in gardens then, and Monkees lived in trees,
    Madonna was a virgin in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    We'd never heard of microwaves, or telephones in cars,
    And babies might be bottle-fed, but they weren't grown in jars.

    And pumping iron got wrinkles out, and 'gay' meant fancy-free,
    And dorms were never coed in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**
    *
    *We hadn't seen enough of jets to talk about the lag,**
    And microchips were what was left at the bottom of the bag.

    And Hardware was a box of nails, and bytes came from a flea,
    And rocket ships were fiction in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    Buicks came with portholes, and side shows came with freaks,
    And bathing suits came big enough to cover both your cheeks.

    And Coke came just in bottles, and skirts below the knee,
    And Castro came to power near the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    We had no Crest with Fluoride, we had no Hill Street Blues,
    We had no patterned pantyhose or Lipton herbal tea
    Or prime-time ads for condoms in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    There were no golden arches, no Perrier to chill,
    And fish were not called Wanda, and cats were not called Bill.

    And middle-aged was 35 and old was forty-three,
    And ancient were our parents in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    But all things have a season, or so we've heard them say,
    And now instead of Maybelline we swear by Retin-A.

    They send us invitations to join AARP,
    We've come a long way, baby, from the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.**

    So now we face a brave new world in slightly larger jeans,
    And wonder why they're using smaller print in magazines.

    And we tell our children's children of the way it used to be,
    Long ago and far away in the Land That Made Me* *,* * Me.*

    *
    *
    *For those of you too young to remember Bob Hope, ask your Grandparents!!!
    And thanks for the memories............
    **
    thank you, ahhhh. a toast to the good old days!! "clink-clink"

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    Re: Remember?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoppy View Post
    So now we face a brave new world in slightly larger jeans,
    And wonder why they're using smaller print in magazines.
    Aint that the truth?

    Thanks hoppy, I really enjoyed reading that and thought you might like this also.

    Psychedelirium tremens!

    Remember when "hippie" meant big in the hips?
    And a "trip" involved travel in cars, planes and ships?
    When "pot" was a vessel for cooking things in,
    and "hooked" was what grandmother's rug might have been?

    When "fix" was a verb that meant mend or repair,
    and "be in" meant simply existing somewhere?
    When "neat" meant well organized, tidy and clean,
    and "grass" was a ground cover, normally green?

    When lights and not people were "turned on" and off,
    and the "pill" might have been that you took for a cough?
    When "groovy" meant furrowed with channels and hollows,
    and "birds" were winged creatures like robins and swallows?

    And "fuzz" was a substance that's fluffy like lint,
    and "bread" came from bakeries, not from the mint?
    When "square" meant a 90 degree angle form,
    and "cool" was a temperature, not quite warm?

    When "roll" meant a bun and "rock" was a stone,
    and "hang up" was something you did to a phone?
    When "cat" was a kitten, all grown up,
    and "tea" was a liquid you drank from a cup?

    And a "swinger" was someone who swung in a swing,
    and "pad" was a soft sort of cushiony thing?
    When "chicken" meant poultry and "bag" meant a sack,
    and junk, trashy cast-off and old bric-a-brac?

    When "jam" was preserves you spread on your bread,
    and "crazy" meant balmy, not right in the head?
    When "way out" meant distant and far, far way,
    and a man couldn't sue you for calling him "gay"?

    When "tough" described meat, too unyielding to chew,
    and "making a scene" was a rude thing to do?
    Words once so sensible, sober and serious,
    are making the freak scene like psychodelirious.

    It's groovy, man, groovy, but English it's not -
    Methinks that the language has gone straight to pot!

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    Re: Remember?

    Ah yes, I do remember.

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    "Thanks for the memories."
    Life is a Highway. Let's share the Commute.

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