From PRETEEN to TEEN in the 1950s

Letterman sweaters and getting pinned. You know, I'm really happy that was on the way out by the time I got to high school.

The last in the series of this girl's life. Ready to take on the world or at least the Rate the Record booth on Bandstand.

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And now a step back into her time with a song that's got a good beat and is easy to dance to.

Tattered and Lost volumes 1 to 7 available at Amazon.


  1. I was teen age in the '50's and believe me you got it right.

    But that's grandma's old lamp over there.

    1. It reminds me of my grandmother's house, though her taste in lamps was more like the one on the right. Good times. Good times.

  2. My mom said girls weren't allowed to wear jeans to school during the 1950s and only wore them on the weekends. Can't imagine as jeans were a major part of my highschool wardrobe in the late 70s - early 80s.

    By the way, I want to let you know I’ve nominated your blog for the Illuminating Blogger Award. Please visit their website at http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/

    1. 50s? We weren't allowed to wear jeans to school in the '60s! Of course the boys could, but we weren't even allowed to wear slacks. I'm not kidding. We had to wear dresses all the time and the length was standardized. We couldn't wear a long granny dress, which were very popular, nor, until my senior year could we wear very short minis. Just above the knee a few inches was allowed. Now, they did finally relax things a bit when they gave girls "Slacks Day" once a year. Yes, we could wear slacks, but they had to be nice. One day. A year. And lest you think this was in a conservative area, this was in the San Francisco/Bay Area. Hardly a bastion of conservatism.

      Thank you for the kind recognition. I appreciate it, but I really don't get locked into the loop of nominating people.