The Fifties Remembered

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AuthorHouse, Sep 28, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 140 pages
The Fifties Remembered is an assemblage of many short stories about some unusual or extrodinary event that happened while growing up and maturing in the fifties decade. Life was simpler before the electronic age. No one was bored, walking was the way of life, and a fun loving sprit permeated society in the years after the war ended. Moral correctness but liberated from discipline made the fifties decade unique. On the street corner the all male crowd gathered every evening to get out of the house and have a good time. Having a fast car gave you more of an advantage than just winning a drag race. In the fifties the Philadelphia waterfront was the cities heartbeat based on a centuries old meeting place where producers, merchants, and store keepers came together. The waterfront characters of that eara were unique. Many people growing up in the fifties were exposed to situations where something tragic could have happened, but didn't. These incidents became whole life learning experiences that can benefit everyone today.

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About the author (2009)

John George Lose grew up in the era of street corner hangouts where the boys gathered every evening and where the consciousness of the Fifties was born.


He lived in West Philadelphia and worked in his family's live poultry business located in the Old Waterfront District of Philadelphia. Frequented by characters like no other place the Old Waterfront was the heartbeat of the city.


Intuitively mechanically inclined John loved tinkering with cars and boats and has many related learning experiences to tell.


Inspired by Sputnik John left the family business to pursue a education. After graduating from Pennsylvania Institute Of Technology, the director offered him a teaching position. His fascination with the burgeoning space program spurned him on to more education and professional licenses as well as careers with Gulf+Western and Boeing.  He was recognized as an Inventor.


"The Fifties Remembered" is his second publication after, "Memoirs of the Half Ball Generation."


John writes about the characters and experiences while growing up in the Fifties Decade for the benefit of all generations to read, learn and enjoy.

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