Remember the good ol’ 60’s?

Oh I remember them like it was yesterday.....I left school....started work and I was off!!! Spending money as if there was no tomorrow and having to borrow of dad until the end of the month lol....

Oooooh the music....then...of course it was 'records'.....I spent many a happy half an hour listening in one of those little booths at the record shop.....deciding ....The Beatles?....the Searchers? ...the Hollies....oh and sooo many more.....they were six shillings and eight pence for ages!....wonderful stuff.....

Stilletoes.....tiny skirts....(had to be careful going upstairs on buses lol)....oh and the make up....

My friends and I all had a sort of Dusty/Cilla hairstyle....backcombed to the hilt....then smoothed....and sprayed with summat that we got from the chemist.....we had to have our little bottles re-filled....god knows what was in it but if you turned suddenly you could have had your eye out it was soooo strong...hahhaha my hair was like cardboard but hey...it was the fashion!!!!!

I think I must have used enough eyeliner to cover the M5...well....it took a lot to achieve the 'Cleopatra Look'...and the mascara....I have many happy memories of spitting on that little black block and scrubbing my brush in it....now all we get is a boring wand thing.....not half so much fun....Vivid green or blue eye shadow.....regardless of whether it suited us....well it was cheap...

It was a new era....I bought enough stuff to clothe a small country...was off to the pictures twice a week.....oh I remember well.....choking in the back having a crafty smoke....they were one shilling and six pence a packet....strange how I remember that....and I bet half of that was tax even way back then....ah well...

I expect many others of you will have such memories....probably far more interesting than mine lol.....but to me.....well......the 60's was the best......(wandering off with my MP4 players listening to 'Hey Jude').byeeeeee!

Lotsalove Morvy xxxxxx

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    1. annemarie

      Morvenna, Loved reading your blog and I grew up in the 50’s and like you have alot of fond memories living in the small town of Greencastle, Pa. with a population of 2000 people back then in the 1950’s. Got married in 58 and so my life changed alot and was married for 33 years to my husband who was my high school sweetheart. 🙂

    2. roseinbloom

      morvenna, here it was about Viet nam war and protests, and civil rights and bell bottoms and hippies and smoking weed and a lot of meaningful discussions and my college being shut down due to a sit in. And some powerful songs.
      Thanks for reminding me.

  1. waylander

    Late 60’s in the UK was very similar.

    Two things that stand out in my mind are::
    1) The Make-up – Remember going round to pick up a girl I’d been out with 4 times to go to the park (Miles of tarmac paths, many secluded areas, lol) This girl came to the door in jeans, a jumper, waterproof jacket and sensible walking boots. I had no idea my girl had a sister. She didn’t. I’d never seen her without her war-paint before and didn’t recognise her.
    In truth she looked better without it.

    2) The mini-skirts – Well not exactly the skirts, but what was worn under them. Thank god they hadn’t invented those thongs, lol. All the girls wore knickers that covered, not only the front, but both cheeks. Loved walking up stairs behind a girl in pastel coloured knickers. The thought of walking behind a mini-skirted girl in a thong doesn’t bare thinking about

    1. skippy

      Hahahahha Way. Thanks for the trip down memory lane Morv , made me smile especially the hair lol. It was much the same in OZ, loved the music of the 60’s and going dancing three times a week. My sister and I worked in the same street in Brisbane just near city hall where we would go after work, iron our rope petticoats and dancing clothes, 6pence I think that was lol, pay 3pence to have a shower, penny to spend a penny and then off up stairs to the ball room where we twisted, jived limboed and met our first loves, Great days xxx

  2. pollie

    morv this blog is ace hun…and the hair laquer back then in the squeezy bottles was bellair if i remember rightly!!! 🙂 😀

    1. Maize

      Hair lacquer in squeeze bottles!…..I remember that!
      And back combed hair….black eyeliner…climbing on the back of a motor bike behind a local bad boy and hoping my parents didn’t see and my sis didn’t tell.
      Diamond patterned tights…’Charlie’ perfume……s o o o
      Sophisticated(!) short tight skirts that made you hobble around, having crushes and songs with nice tunes and words that meant something….thanks for the memories!

      1. morvenna Post author

        yes maize….oh I forgot about the pillion riding!!!! such fun….still in my mini skirt hahhahahah taking over all the cars in the rush hour….brilliant

      1. johnwharden

        morv, that took me back to hun, yep l was a rocker lol never quite got my hair right lol l had a triumph tiger 110, all the mod cones , drop dowm handle bars, and when you kicked that baby into life,ohhh boy did it roar,and yes l done a ton on the girl lol many happy hours riding to brighton, dozens and dozens of us, and the woman course thats what they was, leather jackets a real turn on lol lol but all things come to a end, that was our time this is theres, l hope they enjoy it as much as l ejoyed mine, thanks morv love john william harden xx

  3. johnwharden

    morv, that took me back to hun, yep l was a rocker lol never quite got my hair right lol l had a triumph tiger 110, all the mod cones , drop dowm handle bars, and when you kicked that baby into life,ohhh boy did it roar,and yes l done a ton on the girl lol many happy hours riding to brighton, dozens and dozens of us, and the woman course thats what they was, leather jackets a real turn on lol lol but all things come to a end, that was our time this is theres, l hope they enjoy it as much as l ejoyed mine, thanks morv love john william harden xx

    1. morvenna Post author

      Ohhhh Malteaser what lad you were lolol,,,,,,yes it was Mods and Rockers……we had a Triumph Tigress……so much fun XXXXXX M

  4. foreveryoung2

    I too remember the 60’s – starched rope petticoats and skirts that covered multiple petticoats, and tight tops. I remember my beehive hairdo, but not sure when that was, but I know I had to use a lot of hairspray. I also remember the iridescent socks and the tight black jeans worn by the boys, and their hair styles. We were called wigies and the boys bogies (not sure of spelling). I also remember my first pair of peddle pushers as they were called then – 3/4 slacks. Oh they were the “good”old days. Thanks Morv for the reminder xox

  5. PollyPie

    ” An’ I’m feeling *boom boom* Glad all over……”
    The ‘maxi’s’ ‘midi’s’ and ‘mini’s’
    Hot Pants and
    Go Go Boots
    War of Mods and Rockers
    Tiger Tails
    The Parker jacket
    Twiggy look
    Pan stick
    Flower power
    Tony Blackburn
    Reggae
    Cardboard Kaleidescope tubes
    Sgt. Pepper

  6. johnwharden

    wow a tigress you must have been a mod lol marv was you that chick l picked up just out london one sunday afternoon, lol lol ps leather cout and all lol xx

  7. morvenna Post author

    um…..noooooo..lol…..it wasn’t me …..I never got to London…..the suspension was a bit iffy!!!!!……my god……I have still got the pain from that hahhahahhah !!!!! xxxxxx M

  8. starlette

    Oh the 60s………I had a boyfriend who had a Triumph 125………can still remember the thrill of hearing him revving it outside on the street waiting for me to make an appearance………bouffant hairdo, Dusty Springfield eyes ( I worked in the local chemist so make up samples were a plenty ) and off we would go to Skeggy…………I will mention that he hadn’t passed his test, but little things like that were irrelevant to us, he looked like Marty Wilde and owned a bike and that was good enough for me ………what more could a gal ask for………..and the hours I spent sewing sequins on my many starched to the hilt net underskirts…….think that’s where my love of sparkly things come from………………….and my Marty look alike boyfriend still lives in the village, and we still chat on facebook……… I still love the sound of a Triumph bike, although of course a lot more powerful these days…….ahh the memories. x