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#21 Jan 11, 2010
Gosh - I guess I was in a different 1950's. We didn't have anything rationed and I don't remember any yellow smog. It's a shame the yankees and other southern states had all the racial tension, but it was pretty quiet and calm in the Dallas, TX area. I grew up being around all ethnicities and when our schools were integrated, we all just wondered what took so long. Looks like I missed a lot of excitement and trauma.
1950s For The Win wrote:
1.) Post-war austerity was characterised by outside lavatories, central heating was rare and many houses were without televisions or running water.
The education system was lauded
2. Racial discrimination was widespread, with signs saying "No blacks, no dogs, no Irish" commonplace. Tensions boiled over with the Notting Hill riots in 1958.
3. Food rations until 1954. Fruit was a luxury, chicken or sweets a rarity. Queues outside butchers lined the streets. Petrol was rationed in 1956-57.
4. Smog, or peasoupers, were thick and yellow, made worse by coal fires. Some have described the fog as a "yellow wall" outside the front door. Parents gave children scarves to wear over their noses and mouths and street lamps were still gas.
5. Britain had to come to terms with being humiliated in the Suez War and its influence on world events being greatly diminished.
6. Bomb sites littered British streets, while air raid shelters, unexploded bombs, gas masks and seaside defences provided a reminder of the horror that had gone before.
Bombed buildings became playgrounds
7. The Cold War intensified throughout the 50s, with tensions illustrated by the Soviet invasion of Hungary and the McCarthy witch hunts in the US.
8. Sporting humiliation arrived when England's football team lost 6-3 to Hungary at Wembley, the first ever defeat to a non-British team at home.
9. Smoking prevalence among UK men aged 35 to 59 was 80% in 1950, and half of deaths of middle-aged men were caused by tobacco.
10. Sexual expression was frowned upon and even criminalised.
Go 50's
Sis from Bastrop

United States

#22 Jan 12, 2010
My family moved to Bastrop County about 10 years ago. My children were in grade school then & have since graduated from local high schools. Bastrop is a fun place to live & work. For the most part people are nice, and there is plenty to do, you just have to know where to look. And if you don't like what you find, well you can always drive into the city. I like the quietness of the country life, but we are growing quickly & becoming the BURBS of Austin. I know everyone of my neighbors by name and face for a mile and then some. We occasionally get together for community cookouts & catch up, since most of us are still working. We participated in National Night Out & had the pleasure of personally meeting the then candidate for Sheriff, Terry Pickering, even before the election and found him to be a genuine, caring & professional individual. I love living in Bastrop County, I love the people, mostly I love the quiet and layed backness of this rural community. I don't even mind that it's growing. Matter of fact, I think I'll just stay.....
C and R

Laredo, TX

#23 Feb 13, 2010
I think it is naturally that older teens should be bored in a small hometown. I hope many of them can be constructive about it and use their dissatisfaction as motivation to get out and see the world after high school! Bastrop is a great place to settle down after you've already seen the world. It's a great place to make a home for families. There is a community feel here that you don't find in all small towns and there are plenty of outdoors opportunities. Plus in downtown there is live music and youth groups. It'd be nice to see more high school kids playing though in addition to the local bluegrass and country music that we normally here. And Austin is just next door for when you want to do more exciting city stuff. It's a short drive. Plenty of people commute everyday. Some kids may not like school, extracurricular school activities, movies, parks, bowling, dining out, outdoor sports or music and they can't get to Austin. Sorry to say it, but I don't know that a kid like that will find much to do anywhere. It's true that there were never any "good old days" and kids have always gotten drunk and pregnant. It's also true that "kids today" need to be entertained and don't know how to create their own fun. But I think most of the kids I see around here are alright!
C and R

Laredo, TX

#24 Feb 13, 2010
Sorry I didn't proof-read my post above. Not a nice way to introduce myself to the forum! Still I'm glad to be here!
You Lie

Richmond, TX

#25 Apr 1, 2010
Bastrop. I love it. It's not heaven, but we can see heaven from here.

The grass is always greener from your side of the fence, only to find out the your grass was much better when you get over to the other side.

Austin, TX

#26 May 2, 2012
well everybody that hates on bastrop are all bitches and can go suck a di** cuz we can get pregnant if we want!

Kyle, TX

#27 Oct 9, 2014
Sue wrote:
Bastrop is where I was raised since the third grade and its not as bad as everybody seems to think. I would rather live here then somewhere that has a high murder rate.
Your deluded then. Everyone here is an addict; so I'm sure theft is sky high here. Just don't breed.

Bastrop, TX

#28 Oct 31, 2014
Always heard, if a man knocks a town, it usually means he had a failure there.

Georgetown, TX

#29 Nov 24, 2014
Come to Cindy Hog Wild this Tuesday at 6 pm to 10 pm first 50 people get free drinks on the house all night! In Celebration of Vernon Tucks divorce party! Sorry food will not be free. Hot woman only please

Houston, TX

#30 Nov 26, 2014
If bastrop sucks so bad why don't you put on a super hero costume and save it better yet move out crack head
blah kah

College Station, TX

#31 Jul 24, 2015
LadiRoze wrote:
Lets see, there is the Family Fun Center(Chestnut Square), that has bowling, movies, mini-golf and arcade. There is the river, the parks,lakes and a skating rink. Sure its not like Austin, however it has many things other towns its size do not have. I guess if you don't like to have honest fun, then you will find dishonest fun, such as drugs, parties, getting drunk and getting pregnant. Guess we can see what side of that fence you fall on, can't we?....
All of these places, teens are using for drugs and sex. Trust me

Corpus Christi, TX

#32 Sep 15, 2015
I'm just glad Bastrop warned us about Jade Helm! That was a close one. I steered clear of the walmart for fear of being imprisoned by Obama. I'm sure you spoiled the US military's plan to overthrow Texas!

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