Good Times In The ’50s

1379 Glenrose Drive

Good Times In The 50s. I liked living at this address. Many of my life’s fondest memories are from this time. I had good friends. I wasn’t crippled emotionally then. It’s the first place I remember living.

memories about the 50's

 I know my parents lived in another area but I don’t know it. Clark Yospe and Steven Ruff were my two best friends. Clark lived about five houses south of my house, and Steven lived about five houses north. I’m not sure what the correct spelling of Steven’s last name so I’ll go with Ruff.

Below is a picture of our house and our neighbor’s house. We lived in the house on the right, the house was yellow in those days. The neighborhood looks pretty run down these days. The neighbors were Warren & Jane Childs. I mention this because I have memories of a severe accident one winter while going up Big Cottonwood canyon to see the ice icicles.


1275 Ashton Avenue – Good Times In The ’50s

1958 to 1968

In 1958 my mom married Fred Palfreyman, and we moved to his house in the Sugarhouse district of Salt Lake City. The house no longer exists and I don’t have many pictures. The entire neighborhood was torn down, accommodating the retail expansion. Which was a good thing? The community was getting run down. This was not part of the Good Times In The ’50s.

Schools teaching – Good Times In The ’50s


Donald Hyland, Ted Jenson, John Oldham, and Craig Hatch were some of my friends were. We all went to the same schools and sometimes hung out together.

I found some pictures on the internet that represent the schools I attended during the 1950s &1960s. One of Irving Junior High is an artist’s rendition. An apartment community replaced the school. The apartment’s front wall is the original wall of Irving Junior High school.

My Life In The ’60s