Thursday, December 17, 2009


I think it was The Artist Formerly Known as Prince who mistakenly sang, “So tonight we gonna, we gonna--Tonight we gonna party like it's 1999.” Or maybe it was 50 Cents singing “We gonna party like it’s yo' birthday.” Or the Shop Boyz singing, “Party like a rock star.”

This only shows how little Prince and 50 Cent and the Shop Boyz know about really good partying. Their parties ain’t no thang but a chicken wang.

If those gentlemen really wanted to party down, they needed to party like it’s Carlisle in 1954. Or 1957. Those were the party years in the party place.

Like my grandma’s 75th birthday party in 1954. Open your eyes, Grandma! You’re havin’ fun!

Or Paul’s birthday party in 1954, complete with chocolate angelfood cake and good-looking women outnumbering the men 6 to 4.

Or Yvonne’s party in 1957 complete with farm animals. We invented animal-themed parties back in Carlisle.

Or Annette’s party in March 1957 where every single party goer got a balloon of her very own. To keep forever. (The only downside was that Annette’s mom made her include her pesky little sister on the guest list, too.)

So don’t talk to me about partying like it’s 1999. And don’t tell me about partyin’ like it’s yo' birthday. Or partying like a rock star. If you want to have a really good time, party like you’re in Carlisle in the 1950s!


Cindy said...

Love this post. So enjoyable! What a difference today, huh? Withour digital cameras, we take 4 or 5 of a group and then use the best. Oh, the closed eyes that I have in my albums!

Anonymous said...

Nice looking sheep!

bd said...

Fun to see those old smile for the day:-)

Anonymous said...

Not only is everyone so cute, but I love the fashions. And remember your grandma, reaching in her pocket and bringing out a piece of candy for everyone after church on Sun! Thanks for the pics DrH