Growing up, Ali, was an endearing name that only my mom called me. Hearing it takes me back to the days of being tickled on my parents bed, always listening to the oldies station and begging to stay up late to watch another episode of I Love Lucy. I've seen every single episode of I Love Lucy out there. I think I've also seen every Bewitched, I Dream of Genie and Mary Tyler Moore too. My mom and I loved spending time together that way, and I think that's how I developed a love of the 50's and early 60's.
In junior high my favorite movie was Grease. I even got to play the role of Marty in my church play (PG version). After that I was a pink lady for Halloween two years in a row. When it was time for my senior prom my mom let me design my own prom dress. I designed a knee length, dress strapless dress with a full skirt that had powder blue tulle.
I love to dance, and in college I took a dance class almost every semester. My sophomore year I decided to take swing dancing lessons. I not only got an A in my class, but I walked away with a boy friend who is now my husband. =)
My love for the 50's has served me well, and I don't think I'll ever stop loving that era. Is there a time period that you most relate to?