The Golden Age of Yesteryear
Gone are the days when you sat around listening to the old-fashioned radio tuning the stations to hear your favorite shows, The Shadow, Just Plain Bill, the Romance of Helen Trent while spending time with your best friend.
This was a 45-minute program, the school lunch break where you sat down and ate at your friend’s home munching on spaghetti and ketchup, her mom’s special snack. Then you rushed back to school opened those big iron doors, crossed the massive lobby floor and raced up the spiral staircase hoping you weren’t late. There was the teacher handing out the daily task to the class.
Gone are the days when you sat around listening to the old-fashioned radio tuning the stations to hear your favorite shows.
Now let’s get back to other historical facts, happenings that set the stage for the coming of a new age. At the turn of the 19th century inventor Thomas Alva Edison’s ediphone was designed to be a dictating machine for office use, but it was the phonograph that let the music loose. The Victrola with its 78 rpms on 12-inch records was the beginning of a new trend. Then came the nifty rockin’ fifties coin-operated juke box craze which started the rage of Rhythm and Soul, Country, Doo-Wop and Rock ‘n Roll.
Gone are the days when you sat around listening to the phonograph, victrola and juke box play. The golden age of yesteryear. Little did we know those memories would be so dear.
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Lyrics created by (Francke) the Yankee
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(Information researched and rhymed on the good old times)
If you want to read about the next new craze “black and white boob-tube days,” children’s first TV show, “It’s Howdy Doody Time” and “Milton Berle, Mr. Television” then purchase the rest of this rhyming piece for a wonderful treat down memory lane as Francke takes you back to the good old days, the golden age of the nifty 40s and 50s.