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Salzypat  (Level: 154.5 - Posts: 5296)
Wed, 5th Nov '08 8:52 PM


I got this in an e-mail today and thought the rest of you might enjoy a trip down memory lane.

What Made Me, Me

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,
Long ago and far away
In the Land That Made Me, Me.

Oh, there was truth and goodness
In that land where we were born,
Where navels were for oranges,
And Peyton Place was porn.

For Ike was in the White House,
And Hoss was on TV,
And God was in His heaven
In the Land That Made Me, Me.

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

And they could hear us coming
All the way to Tennessee,
All starched and sprayed and rumbling
in the Land That Made Me, Me.

We longed for love and romance,
And waited for the 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 three 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 Rockey-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 weren't Led.

And Beatles lived in gardens then,
And Monkees in a tree,
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.

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 bites came from a flea,
And rocket ships were fiction
In the Land That Made Me, Me.

Buicks came with portholes,
And side show came with freaks,
And bathing suits came big enough
To cover both your cheeks.

And Coke came just in bottles,
And skirts came to the knee,
And Castro came to power
In the Land That Made Me, Me.

We had no Crest with fluoride,
We had no Hill Street Blues,
We all wore superstructure bras
Designed by Howard Hughes.

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 Perriers to chill,
And fish were not called Wanda,
And cats were not called Bill.

And middle-aged was thirty-five
And old was forty-three,
And ancient was 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.

And 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.

Author: Unknown

Toledosugar  (Level: 51.4 - Posts: 281)
Thu, 6th Nov '08 11:28 PM

Great post! Thanks.

Bobbsey  (Level: 153.0 - Posts: 252)
Sat, 10th Jan '09 11:17 AM

how true, how true, thanks for that.

Cinnylu  (Level: 20.9 - Posts: 1)
Thu, 12th Mar '09 11:00 AM

This was really good & oh so true...

Ladyvol  (Level: 203.1 - Posts: 5440)
Thu, 12th Mar '09 7:05 PM

I really enjoyed is all so very true too

Bobolicios  (Level: 116.8 - Posts: 1745)
Fri, 20th Mar '09 11:28 PM

Loved the poem. It really makes you realize how fast the world is changing. Love Bobo

Moogle  (Level: 1.0 - Posts: 6)
Sat, 11th Apr '09 6:49 PM

Wow so true, Great Poem I realy enjoyed it

Caramel1  (Level: 126.0 - Posts: 21557)
Sat, 11th Apr '09 7:10 PM

Great when you first posted it and still is-thanks, Pat- Linda

Jeannette  (Level: 109.5 - Posts: 1736)
Sat, 18th Apr '09 5:20 PM

memories that was lovely thanks xx

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