Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The Time of my Life!

The late 1950s were good for me. I was good at my job, I had fun in the USA, the American Dream looked as if it really could come true, red and chrome were dominant features in my life and I had money in my pocket and some very pretty young ladies to escort.

Of course there were also tough times and many disadvantaged souls but these were off our radar.

I was reminded of this when reading of the movie The Founder which is now playing at various UK cinemas. I am tempted to see how well it recreates the fabulous fifties when Ray Kroc screwed his partners. left his wife, stole the McDonald's name and concept from Mac and Dick McDonald and the created the fantasy that he was the 'founder' of the Golden Arches empire. [He wasn't - they were]

It is many years since I last visited a cinema and I plan never to do so again. Guess I'll wait until it is released on DVD ... if I remember.

As for my 1950s lifestyle ... the cars, boats  ladies, burgers, coke [Coca Cola!] and the invention of Rock n Roll ... all now just gently fading sweet dreams when I am sittin' on the dock of the bay here in Margate ... or at least I will be when the weather warms up and the wind drops,

When were your 'happy memory years'? If there weren't any, then set about making 2017 your first.

Meanwhile, there are some interesting links in the weekly newsletter from
Still from 'The Founder'
Other pictures on this page via Glastron Boats PR materials