1950’s Classic

This vintage stereo is similar to the one my Dad had. It was always a privilege when he would let me “DJ” and play the records.

Oh those oldies

Weren’t they goodies

And you were a 1950 Classic

Strong and sturdy and true

One thing those songs remind me

They sure don’t make them like they used to

Twisting and shouting

With the King of Rock and Roll

And all those tunes made the girls swoon

In those happy days

For me it was vinyl spinning

And 8 tracks without rewind

Singing along with you and momma

And everything was fine

Late night games of cards and dominoes

Lucky me got to be the dj on your special stereo

Crushed velvet red covering the speakers

Nice wooden case

What a beauty she could play

Vinyl, 8 tracks and cassettes

What’s your pleasure

We got a treasure trove of hits

BJ Thomas didn’t mind the rain

Neil Diamond loved Caroline and red wine

We had Young Girls and Spooky ones too

And Johnny Rivers had the Midnight Special

And Elvis even rocked in the jail

And his swinging hips could love tenderly too

Singing all night and playing games

And if you got the Rocking Pneumonia and The Boogie Woogie flu

We had the tunes that would cure you

Listening to those oldies now

Is like a sip of sweet Sarsaparilla Soda with a bite of ginger

Makes me smile , but it stings on the back side

But Brother Love’s Salvation Travelling Show

Got some things right

And next time we sing together

It will be in the Sweet By and By

So I will sing on and hold on to the memories

until I am in the better home awaiting

in the sky , Lord in the sky

Author: sillypoeticnurse

A silly poet, writer, Nurse Practitioner, wife, and mom always looking for a way to share hope.

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