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

  Some kids liked to play cards or board games in the sixties. The games came with a lot of rules.  And when kids played them, they were quiet.  Worse, there was never any bloodshed. What a colossal waste of time.   When I was a kid in the sixties, we only played games that would […]

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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 violated 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 melting or exploding. […]

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Wacker’s Kicked Walmart’s Butt!

  The world was a better place when Wacker’s, not Walmart, was the place to buy your 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 downtown. It was always busy. You had to park […]

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