Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I wanna live in the Vintage!

My sister in law Lisa did a cute little post on the milk man. The picture that was used is one of my favorite art styles. 50's and 60's advertisements. Oh, I love looking at the Sears and Roebuck catalogs of yore. Perusing a Better Homes and Gardens from 1962 with a cup of coco would be an ideal afternoon. I admire the prim and proper. I adore the fashion. The movie and television selection were some of the best.

Just like Main Street in Disneyland though, my idea of "the way it was" really is just a commercialized version of what really happened.

{I would give most anything to visit Disneyland in it's infancy too. Which occurred in said time frame.}

So if I had a wish, I would wish to go back in time. A place where you could get a guilt-free cheeseburger and chocolate malt. You had a Milkman, Butcher, Grocer, and you are on a first name basis. Where no woman would leave the house without gloves and a coordinating hat/purse combo. The pearls would be a daily accessory and I could dress in the prettiest Donna Reed number. Open a Dick and Jane book, you'll see what I'm talking about.

OK, so my real life is not even close t0 this, nor would I ever want it to be. I know I would miss integration, equality for women, and pants.

Sure, I could put certain aspects of the fantasy into my life, but I like to keep them in the "what if file". I just think it would be a fun vacation if you will. If Pleasantville was a real place to visit, I would be booking a ticket to ride!

I feel the same way about the 80's too. I wish I was a teenager of the 80's. The 90's were awful!
I would be Molly Ringwald. Duh. : )


Alicia said...

I totally relate to wanting to go back in time to the 50's. Even just for vacation, that would be awesome!

Stephanie said...

I was born in the mid 50's. Reality
nevr did look like the tv image

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Lisa said...

LOL...I love your moms comment :)

Great post Heidi.

One thing that I do love about the era is that the women always looked nice. They wore a skirt and blouse and had there hair done up in curls. And the pearls...oh yes the pearls ( I was so glad when you mentioned that) I think that this generation has gone too far the other way. There are some days that I never get out of my sweats...because if I am at home I want to comfortable. But I think it must have felt good to get all dolled up every day and feel pretty.

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dani said...

i think i would like to live on the same street the tuttles lived on in doris day's and frank sinatra's "young at heart".
oh, to smile and sing about all our woes instead of lamenting, ha!!!
i don't know if you've ever seen the movie or not; but it is one of my favorites of all time. however, i would have married "alex burke", the gig young character:P was he ever handsome:O
heidi, thanks for the memory:)
much love,

Marilyn said...

okay, I was a kid of the 80's...they weren't that great. but oh, how I would have loved to grow up (or raise children for that matter) in the 40's and 50's. Seriously. Maybe the grass is greener? I don't know, it just looks fabulous to me.

Heidi 'n' Jeff said...

I was a kid of the 80's too. I just loved everything about it. I thought my uncles were so lucky to be teenagers then.

Amy J. said...

Oh my goodness! I used to watch Donna Reed allllll the time! I loved it!

libbie said...

molly wringwald . . . i could totally be her! she was awesome! whatever happened to her anyway. last time i saw anything about her was she was living in france or something.

dani said...

heidi, you are so funny:P of course i still like you!!! we all get mad at times... ebb and flow:) i hope jeff will find work soon, my friend!

Marilyn said...

Heidi, would you be so kind as to e-mail me your address so that I can mail you your music??? Please? I did have your address, but have since lost it. I am such a dingbat!

The Donald said...

Remember how much fun we had watching Nick at Nite in the 80's when they showed all the 50's shows? Good times.

I liked being a 90's teen. The 80's were cool, and at least we are old enough to remember experiencing them.

And sorry I have been a lazy commenting bum. My IT dept at work is blocking blogger now, so I don't have as much time to read the blogs!