Mid-Century Must-Haves

The good Catholic boys of Corpus Christi College-Academy in 1950 listed their prize possessions for their yearbook senior portraits. You will find nothing technology-related. It was a simpler time. Take John Carew, for example:

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He cherished his bag of marbles and yo-yo. And if he reached his ambition, just think how many more marbles he could buy!

Some boys prized their own good looks, like Mr. Anderson.

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Honestly, would you have even known it was red?

Still others prized life at the academy itself, like the redundantly-named Brian O’Brien.

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These two favored material objects.

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And while no graduating 2016 senior would put a portable radio at the top of his list, some things never change. Men love cars.

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Here’s hoping Rob Klepac is still burning gas 66 years later.

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11 comments

  1. I assume when Robert talks about “burning gas” he’s talking about driving his baby-blue convertible. If he were to write that now can you imagine how many folks would scream bloody murder.

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