Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sock Hop/Car Show 2007


In prior Post Punny Feet, I showed you feet and the Sonic Hotdog and girls on roller skates.. I took those photos and these in 2007 at the Sock Hop/Car Show at the long term nursing facility where I volunteered. The staff dressed in 50's style, ferried the residents out to take a look into the past.


 Would you like to have a car pun here? or would it drive you up the wall.. I am only doing a few because I think you may be exhausted and want me to pipe down...


Sonic brought their traveling food truck, and everyone had hotdogs and rootbeer floats, staff and residents and of course ME the photographer. The skating car hops pushed the residents outside and around to each car.

My attire somewhat 50's style, but when Bob came over to look at cars, I am not sure he was in proper attire for a sock hop. What Think Ye????

23 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I have seen this picture of you and Bob. But don't remember any of the others. This must have been a really nice nursing home; which is almost impossible to find. The red and white car...I have never seen a trunk open like that! It is wild and crazy. Wonder what the point is...it would be harder to get things into the trunk. I bet for a day the patients felt like hey were young again. Sad but fun.

Ginny Hartzler said...

So I showed this car to Phil. He says that this is not really the trunk lid. It is the hood, and they put it back there. Apparently it is a convertible with no trunk. For single swingers.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Good girls in poodle skirts should stay out of this car.

Mildred said...

Good Morning, What a fun outing for those residents. My dad always loved looking at vintage cars. Love that candy apple red one that you and Bob posed beside!

Karen said...

What a great idea for the residents. Tell Bob they won't let into the sock hop without socks LOL

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, it does look like a fun outing for the residents. I did not know Sonic had a food truck. I like the cars and the shot of you and Bob! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

This could have been photos from my past at the A@W Root beer stand.

From the Kitchen said...

You're good but Bob needs to go home and change!!

Best,
Bonnie

crafty cat corner said...

Wow, now they are what you call cars, bet they will be around for a long time. Lovely photo of you and Bob.
Briony
x

Madi and Mom said...

I used to love roller skating. Went to the rink every Saturday.
You gotta love those full skirts.
MOLMOL Bob was channeling his inner surfer dude look!
Hugs Madi and Mom

Jo said...

Hi Sandra, at last I'm able to blog visit again! I love this post. What a neat nursing home. And the 50's dress for the carers is brilliant. I love the photo of you and Bob. Have a good day. Jo
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SweetMarie said...

what an awesome event for everyone! love the color of the car that you and Bob are standing by. Bob always looks ready for the beach. :)

DawnTreader said...

I had to look up "sock hop"! But yes, I guess Bob seems a bit underdressed for the proper 50's style... :)

photowannabe said...

Sandra, what a delightful activity at the nursing home.
Very clever and so much fun to look at.
That Candy Apple Red car is to "die for".
Terrific Throwback Thursday.

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

Oh these are some cool cars :)

Mevely317 said...

That is the coolest nursing home idea in the history of EVER!
How I wish they had had something like that here when it came time to relocate my mother. I'm no expert, but imagine sing-alongs and bingo gets realllly old after a while.

Ann Thompson said...

I love lookingbat the old cars. I think Bob needs to work on his sock hop attire

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I was way off in my guess the other day. Love the cars!

Rose said...

Maybe Bob thought it was a sockless hop. Anyway it was, I love those cars!

Dory and the Mama said...

What a fun day!! Bob looks like he may be part of the Surfer Crown of the 60s!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Ruth Hiebert said...

I'm sure that many of the seniors enjoyed reliving the past.

pattisjarrett said...

That's a beautiful red paint on the car behind you. I liked that El Camino, and the '57 Chevy. My dad had one of those. (The '57). Everywhere we went for YEARS was in that car. I was around two years old when he got it, and he was still driving it when I graduated high school. Did you spend time at the punitentiary?

Gail said...

We used to have an El Camino. I wish we had all the old cars/trucks we used to have. If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.