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This week started the new television season and I’ve noticed a lot of shows that are based in the past. The Playboy Club, Pan Am and then there are the shows that they have brought back from decades ago like Charlie’s Angels, Hawaii Five-O. So, it got me thinking about those time spans from long ago. How exciting to have been a bunny at the Playboy Club when it first opened, or one of the first flight attendants on the Pam Am Airlines. Or to work on the set of Charlies Angels when it aired in the 70’s or to be living on the Hawaiian Islands in the fifties or sixties.
Okay, I admit I have three decades that I would love to live in—or at least visit—and not that I think they would be easy, but just interesting…exciting. And remember as you read my choices, I’m thinking of this from more of a romantic angle, not a practical one. Who wants to be practical when you can let your mind wander to romance and your knees turn to jelly? Lol
The 1920’s—Flapper dresses, bobbed hair, bright red lipstick, sneaking into speak-easy’s, prohibition…if you were a wild, single lady in this era, think of the possibilities. The 1940’s—I know, WWII was going on and it was rough, scary, but also think of how everyone pulled together to help each other out. People worked together to get things done and there was a feeling of pride and solidarity—and men in uniform…need I say more? And finally the 1950’s—and this is probably because I’ve watched too many movies from this era…lol. But I can’t help but fall in love with this innocent time. Imagine being a teenager in this decade, rock and roll, sock hops, poodle skirts, cool cars, drag races, cute boys—the bad boy loner and the good guy—with slicked back hair and rolled up jeans. There seemed to be a real sense of family and togetherness, but at the same time a slight edge.
But then I can’t help but wonder if I were actually living in the midst of one or each of those time periods if I would just take them for granted, not realizing how amazing and historical they each were.
Anyway, I digress (yet again). It also gave me a great idea (at least I think it’s great…lol)
…..Drum roll, please….Today’s Friday Fun Fact question is…
If you could live in any time period—past, present or future—which one would it be and why?