Looking back to where it all began
always considered myself very fortunate to have
grown up during the mid 1950's. It was, I believe, a very
General Motors unveiled their new and exciting
Chevrolet 265 V-8 Bel Air and dubbed it the "Hot One".
Little did they know that it would become their first
was also a time of peace, prosperity and very
simple pleasures. In 1956 more than 38 million
households watched the $64,000 Question on television
and saw Elvis Presley make his first appearance on the
Ed Sullivan Show. The "Late Great" Jim Reeves also
signed his first singing contract with RCA Victor and
produced his first album "Singing Down The Lane"
stood in line to watch Marilyn Monroe, Frank
Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Elizabeth Taylor star in their
favourite movie. And of course everyone loved Lucy.
was a time for real live heros. In 1956 Mickey
Mantle earned himself the Triple Crown of baseball, lead
the New York Yankees to their fifth pennant in six
seasons and a World Series Championship.
also the greatest decade for the American motorist.
If you are one of the lucky people who can recall pulling
into a full service gas station, winding down your window
and uttering those famous words "Fill 'er up" then
"Welcome to Bud's World". I hope you'll stay a while
and enjoy a nostalgic stroll down memory lane.
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