Posts Tagged Okie Boomer Memories


OKLAHOMA BUG WARS & LOCUST BOMBS

It’s still summer in New Zealand. Every now and again, when I have a wander into the primordial jungle out back, I find a locust husk (or shell… what do you call those things they hatch from?). And every time, my childhood memories come pouring back. We had a mimosa tree in our front yard […]

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Zoo Review — Remembering Lincoln Park Zoo in the Sixties

My niece in OKC frequently takes her chillens and their cousins to Lincoln Park Zoo. Even though they were raised on Harry Potter and Disney World, they love going to the zoo. I think that’s great, but, really, there is no way a zoo trip can be as awesome to them as it was to […]

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There was only one Bull in the Ring — My Buddy Dallas

I went to Cleveland Elementary School, and we won Norman’s unofficial  city championship in 1967 when I was in sixth grade. We had some great players, including a kid named Dallas.  Appropriately enough, he wore a beat up old Dallas Cowboy’s helmet. It looked like somebody had beaten it with different colored baseball bats and then […]

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Mr. Uhles’ Store

( I honestly don’t know how Mr. Uhles put up with us. He ran the neighborhood store that was exactly 79 steps from my best friend Steve Madden’s house on Nebraska Street. We went there so often we wore a trail along Berry Road. We loved his store, but we hated his asphalt parking lot. […]

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Whipped With a Hankie

My Great Grandma Ashley wasn’t big as a minute. So when she threatened to whip me, I wasn’t scared, even at age three or four. Besides, when she threatened to swat me, she was smiling that sweet old lady smile, and brandishing her embroidered hankie — that’s what she was going to whip me with.

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