Observe life at its best, Listen to life’s songs, Embrace life’s bounties, Breathe the breath of life, Savor life to its fullest!


on August 25, 2012

Echoes from the Past. . .

Remember When

Rock ‘n’ Roll, American Bandstand, the Beetles—
Teenage idols, legends in their own time
Sound and vibrations shook the world
Music made both young and old unwind

James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, J.F.K.—
Icons that ultimately shaped a nation
Lives ended in tragedy
Memories live on in admiration

Jonathan Winters, Bob Hope, Red Skelton—
Stand up comedy in side-splitting form
I Love Lucy resonated clowning around
Hearts remained rosy and warm

Life seemed so much simpler then
Bop Shu Bop Shu Bop, newly waxed gym floors, sock hops
Change was left in your pocket
Enough for drive-in movies, popcorn and soda pops

Remember when life was uncomplicated
Friends hung around to help with life’s collisions
The price of gasoline was under a dollar
Mom and Pop made all the decisions

© 2004
Sharla Lee Shults


31 responses to “TGIF

  1. WOW! what a walk down memory lane..I alays wanted to be a doo-wop girl LOL’
    Love this one you did great!

  2. stutleytales says:

    no wonder the ladies has such lovely figures back then! Talk about a workout – no need for gym membership in the 50’s. LOL

  3. Micki Peluso says:

    Nothing like a jitterbug to burn calories lol. Sometimes I think these were the best days of my life.

  4. Oh Sharla, what a treat! How I loved dancing in those days – and you had to have a partner who had the same rhythm as you. I could have danced all night – and often did!!

  5. Yep! Them was the good ol’ days!

  6. Gonna rip it up – Yay!! thanks Sharla. I’m rockin’ on a Saturday morning.

  7. I’m too busy “dancing” to comment right now!

    • catnipoflife says:

      Wow! Thank you, Chris and congratulations to you!

      • Chris says:

        bless you my friend

      • catnipoflife says:

        Chris, I just found you on Pinterest and clicked to follow! Pinned your book to my board Good Reading:>)

      • Chris says:

        Wow thank you. I am not sure how to use that just yet. I have been trying to get other thing like health taken care of first. I need to spend some time figuring it out.

      • catnipoflife says:

        How is everything with you? Any new doctor reports? You remain in my thoughts and prayers.

      • Chris says:

        Hello my friend I went today. I am cancer free thank God. I do have a large abdominal hernia, hyaris hernia and diverticulis which I need to antibiotics for. The hernias cannot be fixed as I have too much back damage so the muscles are too weak to fix. Other than that I am great lol.
        I appreciate yout prayers and kind words.

      • catnipoflife says:

        That is such good news, Chris! My husband has a terrible hernia and we don’t know yet if he can have the surgery. He had 18″ of his colon removed because of the diverticulitis.

        Thank you for keeping me up-to-date! BTW I talked to hubby about one day meeting you. He said we may make a trip to Maine next summer for our 29th wedding anniversary. Will definitely keep you posted!

      • Chris says:

        wow I have diverticulitis and right now it is the reason I am on two antibiotics and have not eated anything solid for 2 weeks. Dr said it is very infected. Did he feel better when he had the surgery? I have been hospitalized several times with it.

      • catnipoflife says:

        He did GREAT for many, many years. Only until recently have issues been recurring but we are not so sure it is diverticulitis again. He experienced an inflamed pancreas and has to be real particular about his diet and take a pancreatic enzyme at each meal. All I have to say is he is a man doing a man thing! Get my drift?

  8. Teepee12 says:

    And the seasons, they go round and round,
    And the painted ponies go up and down.
    We’re captives on the carousel of time.
    We’re can’t return, we can only look
    Behind from where we came and
    Go round and round and round
    In the circle game.

  9. Teepee12 says:

    Reblogged this on Serendipity and commented:
    Oh yeah!

  10. Teepee12 says:

    I couldn’t control myself, so I reblogged this one.

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