Here are the lines, can you guess the song? (Answers below.)
"In school they all stop and stare, I can't hide the tears, but I don't care....."
Mr. Lonely - Bobby Vinton
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes - Bobby Vee
Leader of the Pack - Shangri-Las
The New Girl in School - Jan and Dean
"And if it snows that stretch down south will never stand the strain....."
Twenty-Five Miles - Edwin Starr
Wichita Lineman - GlenCampbell
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
A Mess of Blues - Elvis Presley
"When our good times start and end, without a dollar one to spend, but how much....."
Don't Break the Heart that Loves You - Connie Francis
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
"Wait a minute, it stopped hailing......guys are swimming, guys are sailing......"
Those Lazy-Hazy_crazy Days of Summer - Nat King Cole
Hello, Muddah, Hello, Fadduh (A Letter from Camp) - Allan Sherman
Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah - Bob B. Soxx and The Blue Jeans
Kewpie Doll - Perry Como
"I fear rivers over-flowing, I hear the voice of rage and ruin....."
In the Year 2525 - Zager and Evans
Atlantis - Donovan
Bad Moon Rising - C.C. Rider
Harry Truman, Won't You Please Come Home? -
"He rolled His big sleeves up and a brand new world began....."
Let the Four Winds Blow - Fats Domino
A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Gene McDaniels
The Mountain's High - Dick and Deedee
Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean
|I grew up in the Carrollton area of New Orleans. In the '60's, when I was a teenager, we never kept our doors locked, my friends came and went without ever using the doorbell. My parents, who both worked, never had to worry about me getting into trouble in the neighborhood, if they weren't home, somebody else was......and my mom would know about it as soon as she set foot on the block. Neighbors watched (and watched out for) all of us. My friends and I walked to each other's houses at night, walked to the drugstore, took the bus to the Carrollton shopping mall and the streetcar to the night parades during Mardi Gras......the thought of crime didn't even enter our minds!
I didn't date until I was 16 years old (my father's rule!). And I have a suspicion that my father followed my dates for the first six months or so.....having once been a boy himself, he never particularly trusted them. :-) If there was a boy he was especially nervous about, he made it his business to be cleaning a gun in the living room when the boy came to call. (As far as I know, that old gun didn't even work, but the poor boys didn't know that!)
The Borden's milkman delivered our milk every other day. The neighborhood grocery store, Saporito's, delivered our purchases to the door at no charge. If my mom had a last minute food emergency, she'd just pick up the phone and Mr. Saporito would send what she needed right away, saying she could pay him the next time she came in. The neighborhood drugstore, Gravois Pharmacy, made deliveries, too. And, if a doctor called in a prescription, they didn't wait for the scheduled deliveries, they'd send it out as soon as it was ready. Mrs. Gravois was the most patient lady.....when we were teenagers, my friends, Mary, Sharon and I would settle in for the afternoon at the magazine stand at Gravois, and read every "movie" magazine on the rack. Sometimes Mrs. Gravois even asked if we'd like a Coke, her treat! Can you imagine sitting cross-legged in front of a Wal-Mart's shelf, reading and not buying, and having the manager ask if your mom's hay fever was better and if you were thirsty!?
Those were the days!
How much do you remember about your favorite TV shows? (Answers below.)
Were Andy and Barney related on 'The Andy Griffin Show?' If so, how?
What was the name of the fabulous dance group on 'The Jackie Gleason Show?'
Name one of the regular panelists on 'What's My Line?'
Name Ben Cartwright's three sons on 'Bonanza.' (Can you name their horses, too??)
Which show opened with the words: "There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man."
What was editor, Perry White's favorite expression of exasperation on 'Superman?'
Do you remember:
Have Gun, Will Travel; Gunsmoke; Alfred Hitchcock; Zorro; Dobie Gillis; Sea Hunt;
77 Sunset Strip; Dr. Kildare; The Fugitive; The Real McCoys; Rin Tin Tin; Ed Sullivan;
American Bandstand; The Mickey Mouse Club; The Untouchables; The Lone Ranger?
|What was your favorite candy?
|What did it cost in 1962?
Candy bar: .05
Ice Cream bar: .15
Buster Brown shoes: 3.00
Movie ticket: .50
Soft drink: .10
45 rpm record: .99
Gallon of gas: .31
Daily newspaper: .10
Doctor's office visit: 5.00
Pound of ground beef: .36
New car: 2,300
New home: 15,000
|Answers: Music Quiz
Leader of the Pack
Hello, Muddah, Hello, Faddah
Bad Moon Rising
A Hundred Pounds of Clay
Answers: TV Quiz
Andy and Barney were cousins.
June Taylor Dancers
Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen
Adam, Hoss, Little Joe
(Paw's horse was Buck, Hoss' was Cochise)
The Twilight Zone
Great Caesar's Ghost!