Posts Tagged OkieBoomer memories


Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup — Crazy Bubbas, Cooters and a Bazillion Angry Snakes

There are two kinds of people in the world. There are people like me, who say the only good snake is a dead snake; one that has been repeatedly shot or chopped-up with a shovel, bitten by the dog, dropped into the burn barrel with long tongs, and then covered with diesel and “insnakerated. And […]

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My Brushes With the Law … and a Rapter

  It was pretty damn cool. I was a reporter on the University of Texas at Arlington student newspaper. And the Secret Service wanted me, sort of. I had to be credentialed if I wanted to be in the press briefing later that year when President Reagan flew into DFW Airport. Even though no one […]

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Bazookas and Johnny Reb Cannons — Now THOSE Were Boy Toys

I do not “get” children of today. And by “children of today”, I mean Junior and his Chinese cousins. And by “today”, I mean 15 years ago. Because that’s how my mind works. When Junior and his cousins got together, they invariably started playing with Pokemons or some stupid board game involving 10 billion little […]

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Heh Diddle Diddle … The Cow Jumped Over the Moon

Heh diddle diddle, The Cat and the Fiddle, The Cow jumped over the Moon. The little Dog laughed, To see such sport, And the Dish ran away with the Spoon.   As you can see, the Cat and the Fiddle are still in good shape. The Moon is a bit like me; worn at both […]

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Cowboys ‘Landry Shift’ Gives Me Goosebumps

I honestly got goosebumps on Sunday thanks to the Dallas Cowboys. It was like I was transported back in time. There in front of me, those huge Cowboys’ offensive linemen heard their quarterback yell out “Shift”, and they did it.   Just like back in Tom Landry’s glory days. It was absolutely the coolest thing I […]

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10 OkieBoomer Memories: Dip-Tops to Sonic Giraffes

In no particular order… 1. Dip-Tops — Back in 1964, the Tastee-Freeze at Main and Berry Road had some kind of magic that allowed them to violate all known laws of physics. They could “draw” an ice cream cone, turn it upside down, dip it into molten chocolate, and then hand it to you, without anything […]

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Wacker’s Beats Walmart All to Heck

  The world was a better place when Wacker’s, not Walmart, was the place to buy cheap stuff. Wacker’s was a low-budget store at the corner of Crawford & Comanche in Norman, sort of round the back from Main Street, in the low rent part of town. It was always busy. You had to park […]

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