Hugh’s News & Views (The 1950s)

THE 1950s

No decade saw greater changes in my life than the 1950s. When the decade started I was a seventh grader in Junior High School in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. When the decade ended I was a few months into my second full-time ministry with a congregation of the Lord’s people! As the old saying goes, a lot of water went over the dam during those ten years.

When the decade began Harry Truman was president of the United States. When it ended Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. Truman and Ike were our only presidents from the time I was seven years old until I was twenty-three years old! The Korean War occurred in the early years of the decade of the 50s, and Elvis burst on the scene in the middle of the decade. Elvis’ stage gyrations were thought to be sexually suggestive, but compared to what showed up in the 60s and later, Elvis was tame! Plus, Elvis could sing, while many of those who followed only knew how to scream and holler! Pat Boone, then a member of the church of Christ, also came on the scene in the 1950sa clean-cut crooner with a milky smooth voice. Continue reading

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