Sunday

September 24, 1950 - The State Fair

There is an episode of Father knows best that talks about going to the state fair and this activity has always felt very vintage to me since it has been going on for over 100 years in my state.  That is our activity today and I will be posting about what we did in the next few days.  Just thought that I would give a quick update.

Wednesday

September 20 1950 - A Beautiful Day At The Ballpark

This summer the hubby and I have spent quite a bit of time at the ballpark.  Well actually all four local ballparks to Pennsylvania.  We have gone to see 1 game at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Stadium because they were playing the Iron Pigs.  Then we have seen multiple games at the Reading Phillies, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Coca Cola Park & of course I think we are up to 6 games this year at the absolutely beautiful Citizens Bank Park where the Philadelphia Phillies play.
Of course I wish that I had gotten the chance to see the original Shibe Park (Connie Mack Stadium) where they actually played during the 50s but it was torn down in 1976 some years before I was born.
Baseball is something that is a very vintage day out!  There are quite a few movies based on baseball including very good movies like Angels in the Outfield, Kill the Umpire and a great one from 49' called It Happens Every Spring.  There are so many more but it would take me a good long while to list them all.

A few weeks back we went to another Phillies game and had fabulous seats for the Alumni Weekend game which is where they bring back quite a few of the surviving players from previous teams.  I got a chance to see some of the players that actually played in the 50's which was pretty amazing to me.

It's was such a nice day and even though there was a little controversy involved (look it up if you don't know what I'm talking about), it was a wonderful game with tons of food and I even got up close and personal (haha) with the Phanatic.

We actually met him in the Diamond Club Lounge when we went to get food.  With the Phillies, your level of ticket dictates where you can go, on this particular day we had amazing seats which gave us access to the Hall of Fame Club which includes restricted restaurants and a private museum for Hall of Fame Club ticket holders only & the Diamond Club Lounge which has a really nice and exclusive to Diamond club only Grille and a really nice lounge.  Plus they have wait staff that you can order food and drinks including mixed drinks at your seat and they bring them out to you and $30 of food credit is included with your seat.  I was very spoiled that day.
Hope everyone elses day is going well, share more soon.

Monday

Two Long Years - Sorry About That . . .

Well I can't make excuses, I had simply spent the last two years in the modern world. I gave up vintage thinking, well, at least as far back as the fifties for quite some time. As I've mentioned before, I suppose it's a few years ago now. My husband is very much not into the fifties the way that I am.If asked his decade of choice would be the 80s.  I do love many things about the 80's so I have spent the last two years doing a lot of research and collecting into that particular decade.  We even went to see many bands that still tour including Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, Hall & Oats, Bad English, Men Without Hats, Katrina and the Waves, Blondie and a few more.  (It has need a rather busy summer)
Although there are so many things that I love about the 80's my heart has been and always will be dedicated through and through to the 50's.  There is nothing about this decade that doesn't scream fantasy of chiffon and lace, meatloaf and Jello, Spencer Tracy and my favorite TV show of all time Father Knows Best.  When I dedicate myself to the fifties my house is cleaner, my husband is happier and I carry myself with more pride and feel more joy than with any other project I have ever attempted, so back I go!  Resetting the clock to 1950 and starting the whole project over again.
Going back to making and wearing the clothes, food and enjoying the entertainment that I used to enjoy so much that I temporarily gave up but I'm now happy to return to.  For my birthday this year I think my husband knew how much I was missing my fifties life and got me a HUGE pile of magazines and about 80 new early to mid 50s viewmaster discs with views from all over the world.  Including the full 3 disk set of Queen Elizabeth's Coronation.
Please accept my apologies for the more than extended absence and I look forward to my time spent sharing my fifties adventures again with all of you.

Sunday

August 23, 1951 - Budget Month

I will be the first person to admit that I am just terrible at keeping a budget.  My husband and I came into some money a few years ago and just stopped worrying about our spending habits.  This is a very bad move to make and a very hard habit to break so for the month of September I am going to try my very hardest to stick to a very fifties budget. I won't go into specific numbers but I know that this is a pretty good pie chart of how the economics of the 1950s worked.

It seems that this is doable.  I'm going to take the 5% on healthcare to mean that you are going to spend 5% on things such as deductibles and prescriptions as well as over the counter remedies seeing as healthcare is now taken directly out of our paychecks every week.  I will do my best to keep you updated on how it goes.

July 19, 1951 - All-Star Game

In honor of the All-Star break (my hubby is a huge Phillies Phan [yes I meant to spell it that way.])  We do go to modern games from time to time because a day at the baseball park no matter what decade your in is a great day out.  This got me thinking about the game that would have taken place this year [1951].  I was blown away by the amount of future amazing Hall of Famers were part of the teams and the legendary Ty Cobb threw the first ceremonial pitch from the stands something I wasn't used to seeing but the husband explained that it was something that was routinely down back then.

Here is the highlights reel:


I also took a little trip to the Wiki world and here is the information provided by them.

THE STARTING LINE-UP


BOX SCORE


HOW THE RUNS WERE SCORED

I hope you all find this as interesting as I did.
Till Later!