Real Life Friday – 1957

At Wham-o the Pluto Platter

Gets a brand new name

Fred and Ethel say farewell

Dick Clarke gets his fame

The Cat in the Hat is born

Bogie has moved on

Hurricane Audrey rages

While Paul meets with John

Sputnik said that space is now

The brand new frontier

But Russia’s I. C. B. M. missiles

Make their intentions clear

Four hundred officials killed

By Vietcong hands

Elvis starts his life behind

The walls of Graceland

Seventy thousand more lives

Lost to Asian flu

We were losing the space race

As Vanguard dies too

In Arkansas the guards block

The Little Rock Nine

Eisenhower sends in his troops

To settle down the times

McGovern points a finger

Says they’re Commie Reds

Soviets test the H Bomb

Brings ultimate dread

Laika makes it into space

U.S. is grounded

Great Britain test their bomb and

All the alarms are sounded

Great innovations and fails

In births and technology

The electric watch, the Edsel

Jayne Torvill and me

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