Days of Cherry Pink ― Day 25 of NaPoWriMo 2015
Do you remember the song, Cherry pink and apple blossom white? (Lyrics)
Here are my memories of the song and my experiences involving it and other Pink's.
Days of Cherry Pink
Remember those days, Cherry Pink?
Well, I do. Those were the 50's
Pre-hippie days when men wore pink
And though their hair was not too long
Ducktails sprouted as did highlights
Elvis on TV was prime time
Light colored pants, blue jeans were white
Matching his and hers, the buttons were
On the left or right, sex would tell
Neckties pink, wish I still had mine
Colored shirts, around here no more
Jackets to match, beige, white or pink
This late teen college drop out
Had three jobs to support his doings
Hot rod Ford attracted the girls
Favorite job, part-time, parking cars
To the top, radio was playing
Cherry pink, apple blossom white
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Photo and Poem copyright © 2015 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
I am linked with Heaven, a.k.a Grace at the Real Toads, Turning Pink
and with NaPoWriMo 2015, both for Day 25 of National Poem Writing Month
1. Grace reminisced about pink days and cherry pink blossoms and urged us "to write a new poem or prose poem using the word pink in the title or verses."
2. "... Perez Prado's recording of the song as an instrumental with his orchestra featuring trumpeter Billy Regis, whose trumpet sound would slide down and up before the melody would resume, was the most popular version in 1955, reaching number one for 10 weeks on the Billboard chart. Perez had first covered this title for the movie Underwater! (1955), where Jane Russell can be seen dancing to the song. Billboard ranked this version as the No. 1 song of 1955. The most popular vocal version in the U.S. was by Alan Dale, reaching No. 14 on the chart in 1955."
* 3. None of the nearly 30 cars I have owned was a 1955. My grandfather promised me his when he died but that wasn't in his will so, no 1955 Ford was in my life.
- My first car was a 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe (five passenger), the second was a 1952 Ford which I turned into a very fast Hot Rod that would beat the Chevy V8's.
- Third was a 1956 Ford Convertible which I bought new. When I got drafted into the Army I had to trade it for my fourth car, a 1950 Jimmy Dean Mercury Coupe (five passenger). My car payments were more than my total Army pay which included allotments for a wife and two kids.
- My scale model car collection is 30+. Besides the '55 Ford in the picture, from left to right, is a 1948 Ford Convertible, a late model Golf Car, a 1936 Ford Convertible, and a 1930's vintage gas Texaco gas pump. Most of them are 30's, 40's, and 50's 1:18 scale models now, and are Fords like all the cars I have owned in my life.