Posts Tagged OkieBoomer memories


Lincoln Park Zoo — Better’n Star Wars for Kids 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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Toad Strangler Water Biking

When I was a kid growing up on Nebraska Street, I want to tell you, when it rained, it poured. When the skies really opened up, I remember water gushing out of our house’s downspout so hard that it ripped up the Bermuda grass and turned the yard into a mud bog. That, or the […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Chaos in Houston

  Back in the early Nineties, I was with a Houston P.R. firm charged with  generating publicity about their latest master-planned community. My boss decided to bring in a real-live Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle  to the grand opening of the new community center. At that time, hiring a real Ninja Turtle was only slightly harder […]

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Wheelies Turn Boys Into Men

  I got a bike just like this for Christmas when I was 10 years old. It was a dark blue, Deluxe Renegade. And it was an absolute pocket rocket. I could pedal that sucker so fast that my feet were a blur. Once, I raced a high school kid in his Volkswagen, from a […]

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Dez Bryant Should Have Grown Up on Nebraska St

I still think Dez caught that ball in Green Bay. It was a great catch. But, to be honest, we made better catches on Nebraska Street when I was growing up in Norman in the sixties. Dez only had to deal with one short defensive back. Big deal. We had to contend with cars and […]

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Top 10 Hogs Blogs For 2014!

  How can you choose which of your children are your favorites, because you love them all? Blogs are like that. But here are my Top 10 Hogs Blogs for 2014, in no particular order, except the first one, which probably was my favorite. 1. My Grampa’s Hat  Gramps looked especially cool when he was […]

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Decking the Halls…

  The Baby Jesus won’t make his appearance for another four days in New Zealand. Meanwhile, we have done all the decking of halls that can be done. Unless we get way more halls. This “paparazzi blog” features Christmas stuff around the house, not actual peoples, who will come later.  Boy, will they come. Let […]

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