This website is constantly growing. What started out
as a one page site listing links to nostalgic sites has now become one of the most extensive on the web, thanks to contributors
from around the country. It was first published in 2002 and has been constantly updated, scrutinized, and tweeked since.
I hope you enjoy your visit and may you always be ready to "let the good times roll."
Site Last Updated On : December 20, 2017
I grew up in the fifties
West Virginia, a college town ( Marshall University)
at the tri-state meeting of Ohio, Kentucky
and West Virginia. Huntington was
a city of 80,000,( now about 50,000) where everyone seemed to know everyone else. Marshall
University was a growing place of learning at the time, not yet attaining the designation
of University. There were numerous grade schools, many Junior High Schools (
Middle Schools ) and three High Schools; Huntington
High School, East Huntington
High School and Vincent High
School. Today, there exists but one, all combined
to form Huntington High School. Most of the middle schools and grade schools are closed as Huntington’s population decreases
each year. Oh the winds of change!
to the fifties and sixties, growing up in a fresh air, blue sky, birds singing environment made me want to preserve those
days for myself, my children and their children. It was a time of caring and
sharing. A simple, uncomplicated time. A time when a quarter would buy you a
Big Cola drink and two of your favorite comic books and you would still have a few pennies left to buy some bubble gum, a
few licorice sticks and your favorite flavored syrup wrapped in a tube of paraffin wax. A time when you listened and learned
from your Parents and Teachers, when you sang songs to yourself, got together with all the other kids in the neighborhood
and shared a Watermelon. A time when life was new and exciting and begged to
be explored. It was the foundation of the advancement and technology break through's that we enjoy today.
So I have put this site together
for all those things of that wonderful time to remind us all of just how far we have come and just how much we have left behind.
Have fun looking
around and …………Let the good
I moved to Huntington, WV when I was only two years old. I was raised
there till the age of sixteen and have always considered West Virginia my home. Take a look at the video posted here and perhaps
you too will see why I love West Virginia.
It was only appropiate to open this site with portraits of John F. Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther
King due to the influence and the culture they represented during the decades of the fifties and sixties. I present them,
not to be idolized but rather in rememberance of a time gone by.
"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some acheive greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them."
SHAKESPEARE, Twelveth Night