I was just thinking about some of the fads that were going around when I was in school during the 50’s. I graduated high school in the spring of 1961. That, by the way, is one of the very few years that can be turned upside down and it will still read 1961. Don’t believe me, write it on a piece of paper and rotate the paper 180 degrees. The last time that could be done was 1691 and the next time will not be until 6119.
If you are as old as I am, I am sure you can remember the boys’ haircuts. The jocks had flat-tops and the cool cats had long greasy hair combed back into a DA. What about colors? Pink and black was where it was at, man. I even had a pair of black pants with inlaid pink stripes down the outside of each leg. No, I didn’t buy them; a neighbor gave them to me.
A little later Hush Puppies came along. They were a casual wear shoe line which is still in business today. I had a pair of slip-on loafers that were the brightest red you could imagine. No one had ever seen shoes that color and they became a trade mark of mine for a few years. I wonder if I still have them lying around some where. Heck, we never throw anything away (grin).
That is just a few of them. Which fads did you get caught up in when you were in school? Tell me about them. You all have a good day now, you hear?