Saturday, May 21, 2011

50's 160.....




Throwing his Bill-Fold and keys on the counter,
Fred opened up the Ice Box, grabbed a cold one,
punctured two holes in the top, then layed down
on the Davenport.


A scene from the 50's...
Know any Old Timers that still say these things?
Other than ME?
Can you write Micro-Fiction in 160 Characters?
If you think you can, post it on your blog on
Sunday, then go visit Monkey Man...Here!








17 comments:

Stranger said...

Oh yeah, grandpa has a davenport. I always thought there was something special about his couch to get such a cool name. I tried calling mine a davenport but it didn't feel right. I still hear bill fold, cold one and ice box often but I live in a town that Los Angeles forgot after the 1950s.

Ixy said...

He looks so relaxed. I've never heard a couch called a davenport ever - not sure if this is age or one of those American/Canadian things, like how we call it pop and Americans call it soda.

MorningAJ said...

What IS a davenport? Was it a trade name?

Brian Miller said...

everyone is hung up on the davenpoort...i just think punching 2 holes in the can is cool...ha. nice 160 G!

Helen said...

I grew up in the 40s/50s .... everyone had a davenport didn't they?

Christine said...

Oh man come live in my neck of the woods. My sister in law owns a davenport,and the kids in the this town drink their pop that way, then there is the guy that wanders all over town visiting every store until he gets kicked out, he could be that guy in the photo, but that's another story.

hope said...

Dad always had a billfold...and called blue jeans "dungarees".

I've heard an old aunt use the term davenport, but around these parts, that's the name of a local artist: Ray Davenport. :)

Good one!

Mama Zen said...

Yep. In fact, I sometimes call it an Ice Box!

Monkey Man said...

Poor beer can openers....now just relegated to the antique stores. I remember the days before tabbed pop tops. Great Sunday 160 flashback to the '50's, G. Thanks for playing along.

lime said...

and he was wearing dungarees!

Olivia said...

ummmm.. cheers?
You aren't no old timer!!

Sunday Hugs xox

Nimue said...

I always learn some thing new of your time :P !!

hedgewitch said...

My antiquated spouse and I use those terms all the time--hey, *we* know what we mean. We also play albums on the record player (me), or sometimes, the victrola (him.)

TALON said...

Retro looks relaxing, doesn't it? :)

izzy said...

Very cool! I hated those fridges (w/ no shelves on the door) the second is grand
what a good 160.

Steve Isaak said...

Effective, good scene.

secret agent woman said...

Sure, of the grandparent variety. Although billfold is still a commonly used word, at least around here.