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Time: May 16 2003 at 22:49:38
Name: Frank Morrow
Location: Austin. TX
Comments: I was reading some previous pages, and saw the entry about Huckett's bowling alley. The original one was near 15th and Peoria near the Plaza Theater, but I can't remember the location of the other Huckett's alley.

The Wagle brothers had their alley on Main Street, one block west of the Boston Ave. Methodist church. Both Huckett and the Wagle brothers were very good bowlers, partipating in the top league in town. I think it was called the Classic League. All three men were very friendly, and, if they weren't too busy, would give you free pointers on bowling.

Tulsa had some very good teams at that time. Some would compete at the national tournament. Pacific Pump was the top team in town, and Meryl Middaugh had the highest average at a little over 200. Bill Lilliard later became nationally prominent. I remember seeing him a few years later in a match game on national TV.

It was rare to see teenagers bowling back then. I was the only youngster in a regular league, bowling each week on a team that my dad formed. I was in 9th grade at the time. One of the Tulsa newspapers had a story on me when I rolled a 242 one night, using a 12 pound ball.

Oh, yes. It cost you 20 cents a game at Huckett's, and 30 cents at Wagles.

Webmaster, 10/21/2008: Other lanes no longer with us: Crystal Bowl (1993 Tulsa World story), Brookside Bowl, Yale Bowl, Northland, Harvard Lanes, Bowl-a-Rama, Utica Bowl, Tiffany Bowl, Bowl-Ero in Sand Springs.

Art Harrison Made Bowling History An Art in Tulsa (1994 Tulsa World story)

Innovator Sieler dies at age 81 (2002 Tulsa World story)

Still going are Riverlanes, Sheridan Lanes, Mickey's in Eastland Mall, Broken Arrow Lanes, Sahoma Lanes in Sapulpa.

Courtesy of the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society
Pete Headrick Plumbing ladies bowling team at Huckett's

Time: May 16 2003 at 22:00:02
Name: Dave
Location: among the beats
Comments: To RWW: Yes, I remember the Rubiot, but only from the outside. It was in that little shopping center on the north side of 51st Street just east of Harvard. That was around 1960, and I was told by my parents that it was a place where the beatniks hung out.

At my age then, the only beatnik I had ever seen was Maynard G. Krebs on Dobie Gillis, and I didn't think we had any of them in south Tulsa. I was pretty sure we didn't have any men with beards in south Tulsa around 1960. But I always wondered what the mysterious goings-on might be in the Rubiyat.

Time: May 16 2003 at 21:25:48
Name: RWW
Location: MIA (FL)
Comments: What was that mysterious "Rubiyat" place at 51st and Harvard? Coffeehouse? Beat club? My parents clammed up when I asked them about it at the time.

Time: May 16 2003 at 19:15:09
Name: Mike Pierce
Location: Los Gatos
Comments: To Mike Miller: No, we were at Mingo Creek that night. I think I remember Greg Sherrill got those shots of DT Bob or Billings maybe or even Bud Blust...Got to run for now. more later

Time: May 16 2003 at 17:48:07
Name: Mike Miller
Location: Vienna, VA
Comments: To: Mike Pierce. Great to hear from you. You had a right to fear Rosser's wrath. I know, I experienced it a few times, myself. Remember that photo of the lion on his wall?

Did you and Stan also film DDT (Daddy Deep Throat=Bob Gregory) on his roof? As I recall, we called out all the troops that night. You guys did a fantastic job!

Time: May 16 2003 at 17:02:59
Name: David Bagsby
Location: Lawrence, KS
Comments: There used to be a coffee-house type place somewhere along 15th between Utica & Peoria called the Open Door. Then of course there was the coffee house in the Sears complex at 21st & Yale.

Featuring Sears' in-house group, The Craftsmen, performing their smash hit "If I Had A Hammer" (rimshot).

Time: May 16 2003 at 15:55:44
Name: Rodger Harris (of the Oklahoma Historical Society)
Location: OKC
Comments: I am trying to locate folks who remember The Dust Bowl. This was a coffeehouse located in Tulsa in the 1960s. I'm told Bob Anderson ran The Dust Bowl but that is all I know about it. I am compiling information on all the coffeehouses in Oklahoma so other Tulsa area coffeehouses are also of interest.

See Guestbook 121 for commentary by several folks. Carl Gregory sent this menu, also seen in #121. Maybe the subject warrants a new page linked off the Counterculture page.

Folk music of this period is spoofed in the new Christopher Guest movie, "A Mighty Wind".

In case you are wondering, "Teem" was Pepsi's answer to 7Up. "Chip-Os" were a General Mills product, formed potato chips, like Pringle's today.

Dust Bowl menu......courtesy of Carl Gregory

Pepsi's Teem         Lea's Pizzeria

June 8, 1974, courtesy of Peter D. AbramsTime: May 16 2003 at 15:38:22
Name: Erick
Location: Tulsa
Comments: I'm working on a research project concerning tornadoes in Tulsa county and in Oklahoma county. In particular, I'm looking for photos and stories concerning the June 8, 1974 and December 5, 1975 tornadoes.

Please feel free to email with any info. Thanks!

Here is a photo taken from Channel 2's studios on Brookside after the 1974 tornado.

Time: May 16 2003 at 05:06:50
Name: Wilhelm Murg
Location: in the middle of a thunderstorm
Comments: Wasn't there an anti-smoking ad that used an instrumental version of the "Song of the Nairobi Trio (Solfeggio)" from the ERNIE KOVACS SHOW? It was used in the skit where three of the cast members would dress in gorilla masks, trenchcoats, and derbys and move blocks to the rhythm of the song.

I remember hearing that music on a PSA (I think) back in the late 60s/early 1970s and then years later I recognized it when PBS showed the Kovacs shows (1976?) It's in one of the anti-smoking PSAs. Does anyone else remember this?.

You can hear a snippet of "Song of the Nairobi Trio (Solfeggio)" online at Amazon.com's listing of Ernie Kovacs' Record Collection. It sounds like something Jean-Jacques Perrey would cover. The Ray Charles Trio did cover it! (see January 18, 2002 list at the link)

Time: May 15 2003 at 22:42:47
Name: Mike Pierce
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Comments: Yeah Mike (Miller), I was your cameraman out in the field that night in '76 with Stan Hopkins.

We almost lost a news cruiser, we were driving down the street around 31st and Memorial, and all of a sudden water started coming over the hood and we started floating. We rolled the windows down instead of opening the doors. We climbed out and pushed it to high ground before very much water got in.

Stan and I had been hired only a couple of months earlier and I was living in fear of Rosser at the time, I just knew if I lost that car in a flood I'd get fired.

Got some great footage that night. I'm the one who shot the body in the trees the next day as well.

Time: May 15 2003 at 16:21:39
Name: Webmaster
Location: Tulsa
Comments: To whom it may concern: the old "like father, like son?" public sevice announcement (PSA) about smoking can be heard at Lisa's Nostalgia Cafe. It's backed by a pleasing jazz composition in 5/4 time. Also on the same page: vintage vacuum tube ads.

It is also on this CD available at Amazon.com:

TeeVee Toons - The Commercials, Vol.1

Time: May 15 2003 at 15:08:06
Name: Weatherdemon
Location: Owasso
Comments: You all were talking about floods. I remember moving furniture out of Jenks High School as a student during the "controlled" Arkansas River flood of '86.

We then moved our furniture out to my aunt and uncle's house who lived south a few miles on Elm Street. As we went back and forth, Polecat Creek kept getting bigger and bigger until it started flowing backwards. Then, we saw water creeping up from the river towards Elm for several hours before finally engulfing it.

Afterwards, we waded through water to get my grandparents' valuables moved from their downtown Bixby home, and then to get their house sandbagged.

I think they said the water was less than 6 inches from spilling over the levy in Jenks. Whew! Close call.

Time: May 15 2003 at 14:58:56
Name: Weatherdemon
Location: NOT DOWNTOWN! :o(
Comments: You're killin' me! I worked downtown for 5 years until being laid off by WCG. Man, I miss going to lunch during Mayfest. I may have to make a trip down there tomorrow. MMMM, Mayfest food!!!! ;o)

Time: May 15 2003 at 13:18:28
Name: Erick
Location: downtown
Comments: Working downtown has it's advantages come Mayfest time.

For lunch today, I had chili and cheese fries. Easily a pound for greasy fried goodness. It seems there isn't as much food variety as in the past. I remember the past few years enjoying a cheese steak sandwich, but couldn't find it. This evening I intend to pick up some tasty cheese strudel. I became a fan of this pastry as a young child attending the Arts Festival in OKC. Was never able to find it in Tulsa until I went to Mayfest the first time.

Also listened to the reigning Miss Oklahoma performing on the stage at the corner of 4th and Boston, and I'm currently enjoying some chocolate Dippin Dots!

For those worried about approaching rain, KOTV has monitors with current Warn Live Radar images inside QuikPrint at the corner of 4th and Main.

Time: May 15 2003 at 11:38:15
Name: Webmaster
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Two Tulsa TV-related Mayfest items in the paper today:

Wilma Jeanne Cummins (of "UHF" fame) is playing her musical pop bottles today on the Coke Stage at 12:45 p.m. She appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in late 2001, apparently as a result of a Tonight Show producer leaving a call for unusual talent on this web site (see the sidebar at the link above).

Monte Toon, KTUL artist, has a watercolor entitled "Cape Clover" in the Mayfest Invitational Gallery. James D. Watts of the World said it "incorporates some interesting visual effects without calling undue attention to said effects."

Here is the Mayfest web site.

Also, in the Sunday World (5/11), you can see a photo of Gailard and Mary Jo Sartain in the "People & Places" column.

Time: May 14 2003 at 19:37:29
Name: Jim Reid
Location: Dallas
Comments: I was working at KTUL during the Memorial Day flood in 76. Just to show you my value at the time, I was sent out to get dinner for everyone during the storm. I guess they decided if I drowned, they could get someone else to slide into projection.

Time: May 14 2003 at 17:52:05
Name: Mike Miller
Location: On shaky ground
Comments: It was the Memorial Day flood of 1976 when I was at Channel Eight. A sidebar was film of Bob Gregory being rescued from the roof of his home, east of Lewis near Southern Hills. (That must have been Joe Creek which also flooded frequently in those days.)

Thanks, Erick and Rich.

I believe I remember that Bob Gregory report, and that it was Joe Creek.

Time: May 14 2003 at 15:34:54
Name: Erick
Location: Higher ground
Comments: The 1976 Memorial Day flood killed 3 in Tulsa, and really started the push to have something done about then-uncontrollable Mingo Creek.

Several changes had been made, home buy-outs occurred, and even some retention ponds had been dug (but not completed) by the Memorial Day flood in 1984. That flood killed 14, and it became a priority to finish the flood control project.

Since 1984, Mingo Creek has been nothing more than a light trickle most of the time, and quite a bit less than a raging river during heavy rains. In fact, I don't believe any significant flooding has occurred in the Mingo Creek watershed since '84.

I think Tulsa's last major flood was in October '86 when the Arkansas River jumped it's banks. Does anyone remember the big to-do over the Army Corps of Engineers opening the gates at Keystone Dam too late and nearly washing Muskogee away?

Time: May 14 2003 at 11:52:11
Name: Wilhelm Murg
Location: the edge

I saw those cows when I was in Kansas City in December. It was just a week or so later that the penguins started showing up around here. My partner, McKenna, became obsessed with finding out what the penquins represented, and correctly guessed that it was the zoo. When the two penguins were stolen she was convinced the zoo was behind it for publicity purposes. No one ever uncovered such a conspiracy, but the news story got people to pay attention to the penguins.

Last night we were talking about King Lionel (which is fairly normal conversation around here these days) and I mentioned the "lion-napping" in the 1960s, when some kids from Bartlesville came down to appear on "Dance Party" (Lee was hosting the show at the time). They found Lionel behind a set and stole him. It was a publicity coup for Lee and they even had a story and picture about The King's ordeal in the paper. As I finished the story McKenna was nodding her head in self-satisfaction and said "Just like the zoo and those penquins."

Time: May 14 2003 at 09:28:05
Name: David Bagsby
Location: Lawrence KS
Comments: First time I noticed any town 'animal' sculptures was in Kansas City with the cows. Lawrence follows suit with the Jayhawks...


Time: May 13 2003 at 17:00:09
Name: Rich Lohman
Location: T-town (not TORNADO town...)
Comments: I seem to remember that Memorial day weekend, and how weird it was 10 years later to have a flood as bad if not worse. I don't remember a tornado that night as such, but I do remember the flooding as friends of ours had 3 feet of water in their living room.

We were out of town when the '84 storm came around and were quite oblivious to everything until on the way home from the airport we saw the flood ponds near Roy Clark Elementary full to the brim.

My late father's understatement of the decade: "Looks like we had a little rain!" Meanwhile all of our friends and family were making our phone rattle off the wall wondering if our house was still here.

Time: May 13 2003 at 15:10:18
Name: Mike Miller
Location: Out of it.
Comments: I recall one Memorial Day weekend around 1975 when I anchored special reports on Channel 8 during a terrific tornado or flood (don’t remember which) that claimed a number of lives.

Our competitors were reporting no deaths, but we had film of bodies in trees as high water receded.

You wouldn’t believe the number of complaints we got because we cut in to the Indy 500 (delayed telecast in those days, I believe.) Perhaps somebody out there remembers that particular storm. I did get a nice memo from Mr. Leake.

Time: May 13 2003 at 13:40:06
Name: John Hillis
Location: East of the storms
Comments: Interesting to see Tulsa doing Penguin public art. I have had fiberglas animals living in my garage and basements the past two years as my artistically talent better half was commissioned to do a Donkey in '02 for Washington DC (did "Party Animals"--elephants and donkeys). After a summer on the street at the Holiday Inn near Air & Space museum, her donkey gal is now living in a downtown DC department store, having been bought at auction for over $6,000. But there's still a picture at http://partyanimalsdc.org/gallery/animals/152.shtml

This year, it was two seagulls for Ocean City, Maryland. You can see 'em at http://www.ocbeachbirds.com/birds/catbird.html and http://www.ocbeachbirds.com/birds/keepsmilin.html

They're fun when they leave the house, and the artist says you learn some interesting tricks about epoxy and Bondo.

Time: May 13 2003 at 11:27:54
Name: David Bagsby
Location: Lawrence KS
Comments: The big tornado here a few nights ago created the same TV moment. There's only one local station here, Ch. 6, and when they told everyone to head to the shelter, they just put up the SkyCam from a tower downtown with some soothing classical music. Good thing NBC, Fox, and the Weather Channel were there.

Time: May 13 2003 at 11:23:16
Name: Rich Lohman
Location: T-town.
Comments: I remember in 1999 when Travis Meyer told the news staff at channel 8 that they had better go to the shelter when the May 3 storm was near the Carbondale church. They cut back to the news desk and there was nobody there.

I'm wondering if it had anything to do with bringing the storms here last week with all the memories of the weather from my childhood. :(

Time: May 11 2003 at 20:52:48
Name: David W. Reynolds
Location: The newsroom
Comments: 2 quick things: You don't suppose we could get a shot of the original Uncle Zeb's Cartoon Camp logo on here anywhere? For that matter, I'd LOVE to hear the old theme song again.

The other, technical matter: anyone familiar with a Franklin co-linear antenna? I can't say I know exactly what this is. WKY up here is using one, and frankly, I'm studying up on the competition! Thanks Mike, for the congrats BTW!

I'll check with Zeb on that.

Time: May 11 2003 at 20:32:24
Name: Dave
Location: beyond the annexed areas
Comments: Mike Bruchas asked if we remembered that OKC had a larger geographical footprint than Los Angeles in the 80s. It did before that and it still does.

OKC went wild annexing everything in sight in the 1960s and surpassed LA back then. The city government web sites for both cities show that today OKC has 622 square miles and LA has 465 square miles.

I don't know if OKC is still the nation's largest. Indianapolis, Jacksonville and Nashville all annexed their respective surrounding counties some time ago so one of them may be on top.

Time: May 11 2003 at 06:53:51
Name: David W. Reynolds
Location: Oklahoma City
Comments: Yes, we've really been riding the storm out (never thought I'd actually quote REO Speedwagon...).

Had a rough few days, being a Muskogeean, I'm not used to it! But a busy newsroom is a happy one...sort of. Gary England actually evacuated Channel 9 at one point Friday night. On the other hand, with the twister bearing down upon us, we here at KOMA stayed put, so did KFOR next door.Not a judgement call on Gary mind you...

Anyway, just a check-in to let you know how its going up here. KOMA still sorting thru stuff, finding what works and what doesn't. This appears to be why we hired a PD last week. Dunno, I thought Bob Sands was doing very well himself!

I promise you though, we're looking at doing an 'offbeat' overnight show (do NOT read 'paranormal' into offbeat), and Tulsa TV Memories will be represented somehow. I fully realise this is OKC, but I want some class on my show, you know? ;)

BTW, got married last weekend, actually honeymooned in Tulsa, and my bride had the most fun chasing those huge fiberglass penguins thru the city! That became the quote of the honeymoon actually; "Where the hell are all these PENGUINS coming from?"

Congratulations! We'd be glad to hear some Tulsa stuff on your show.

KTUL artist Monte Toon decorated the new Tulsa Police penguin, "Officer Justice" (a tribute to Zeb's movie "Cole Justice"?), who may soon appear on the Tulsa Zoo's "Penguins on Parade" page. This is probably the best Tulsa promotion since Zeb and Monte's "8's The Place" campaign over 20 years ago. Zoo Day was an unpredictable element of Zeb's show.

Mike BruchasTime: May 10 2003 at 23:37:23
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Watchin' OK storm aftermath
Comments: Saw a big chunk of Gary England from KWTV on CBS this weekend. Bruce Tidwell - who I am working for - is another OETA escapee and his folks live in Yukon - so we were following all. Had to laugh at CNN late night anchors last night who got the storms confused geographically in Oklahoma in general - not understanding that parts of OKC were being hit....

Bruce Tidwell, courtesy of Mike Bruchas
Bruce Tidwell

Do any of you remember that at one time in the 80's OKC had a bigger geographical footprint than Los Angeles?

BTW OETA's Bob Allen is back as interim Director there after Mac Wall (or is it Wahl) defected to KY PTV. Some things never change! Joy Reed Belt Personnel had a BIG ad in Broadcasting & Cable mag this week for the OETA Director job. Several of us alums joked that it looked like a job spec'd just FOR Bob Allen only!

Time: May 10 2003 at 23:13:07
Name: Lowell Burch
Location: Last tree house on the left.
Comments: For you Saturday afternoon TV Tarzan fans: Did you know that Cheetah is still alive? That is right, 71 years old!

Cheetah used to kick back a few cold ones and smoke cigars when he was younger but now he enjoys a trip to the Sonic for a cheeseburger and coke. He looks at magazines, watches TV and likes to paint. You can buy one of his paintings for $125.00.

Okay, I obviously have too much time on my hands. I better go to bed.

Time: May 10 2003 at 19:24:30
Name: edwin
Location: Blueberry Hill
Comments: I used to do Rathbones segments on the Betty Boyd Show & some kind of news thing, but I don't recall any "program" as such. Of course I do seem to be missing a few parts of the mid '60s.

Time: May 10 2003 at 13:10:49
Name: Mark Roe
Location: Tulsa

Anyone remember a Sunday morning or afternoon show sponsored by Rathbone's Flair Flowers and Gifts? It was a forerunner of Martha Stewart and gave fun little tips on how to hot glue flowers onto wastebaskets to make a lovely centerpiece and things like that. I'm also interested in finding out who the host of the show was. He was a young man (at the time) and I think he may have been a scion of the Rathbone clan.

Mark wrote stories about Gary Chew and Tulsa TV Memories in recent issues of Outline Magazine.

Time: May 09 2003 at 16:28:18
Name: Jim Ruddle
Location: Rye, NY
Comments: For Mike Bruchas: She was coming in the door as I was going out, so I've known her over the years,

Time: May 09 2003 at 08:05:21
Name: Charles
Location: Fargo
Comments: Speaking of tornados, I was listening to Paul Harvey on the way to work and he was talking about the OKC tornado. He noted that "we Tulsans" were always told that the Turkey Mountains kept tornados away from Tulsa. Good to see that Mr. Harvey hasn't forgotten his roots.

Time: May 08 2003 at 23:21:34
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: off Tornado Alley
Comments: My bro drove from Wichita to Chicago today and we too were worried about twisters chasin' him up the interstates, glad all are okay tonight!

David Letterman announced that Jane Pauley is retiring from NBC - question for JIM RUDDLE - was she at 5 in Chicago when you were there? I remember when she moved from Indy to Chi.....

Time: May 08 2003 at 21:32:54
Name: David Bagsby
Location: Lawrence KS
Comments: Just letting you know that we got through the tornado OK.

Time: May 08 2003 at 19:40:33
Name: Webmaster
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Here's news about Purple Overdose, one of whose members is Merritt Woodward, Lee's son.

Time: May 08 2003 at 07:48:14
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: In the transit lounge at Spamtrak
Comments: To Danny Meyers - I think we left a plant of yours in the closet in the apt. on 7th Street....Good to hear from ya! What are you doing now?

Time: May 08 2003 at 07:45:55
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: I'm a MERN not a NERD right now.....
Comments: The government moves in mysterious ways - my temp job in DC is no more as the pilot project of MERN at VOA feeding a TV signal to Iraq - ran out of money last night. I came in expecting work till June 1 but alas....MERN staff produced a TV news amalgamation - I fed it to Ft. Bragg where it somehow went by satellite to Irag. There - a modified plane (I think previously seen in Popular Electronics a year or 2 ago) - flew in a lazy loop over Iraq - feeding the material via an antenna in the sky to Iraqi viewrs. The problem was/is - with no power - it is hard to watch tv....MERN = Mid East Radio Network - part of the Voice of America...

Time: May 08 2003 at 07:41:42
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: DC no NC
Comments: A lot of KWGS changes happened after Larry Elwell took over from Ed Dumit - Larry wanted a more diverse set of programming than just classical and rock - a lot of battles there but his heart was in the right place. That was the first skew from KWGS' original philosophy.

Time: May 07 2003 at 13:13:00
Name: Wilhelm Murg
Location: Sand Springs

When did KWGS change formats? I remember in the mid-1970s they used to list the classical programming in the paper next to the TV listings. I remember it being "Morning Edition," Classical music all day, "All Things Considered" then Jazz until midnight, when they would go off the air. I vaguely remember an "underground" radio show in the mid 1970s that was on from 10-Midnight(?)

So when did the underground period of KWGS end? I must have missed out on all of that.

Time: May 06 2003 at 16:10:23
Name: edwin
Location: Maggie's Farm
Comments: Hey Danny!...the stuff my "tribe" listened to on KWGS in those days gave us the get-up-&-go to create "MAINTAIN".

How many left for KTBA or KMOD (underground) after KWGS? Bro' Mathew Bunyon still has a head shop! Bro' Bob Edwards went the way of the coke Queen (about 18) years ago...couldn't DO 'sid anymore....list more if you please & any word of them.

...do the email trip to me (or anyone else w/info)

Time: May 06 2003 at 02:08:13
Name: Danny Meyers
Comments: This isn't Tulsa TV trivia exactly… but I was one of the "Subterrania" jocks at KWGS during their underground rock heyday in the early 70's. The program director, Steve Smith, gave me a shot at a Saturday morning slot during second semester of my freshman year. At the end of the term, I decided to hang around T-Town and work at the station all summer 'cause I was having SO MUCH FUN spinning Deep Purple and Savoy Brown tunes and talking (as little as possible) in that laid-back, somehow (?) stoned-out sounding voice.

I got to do an all-nighter (1:00 to 7:00 AM I think) on the weekends. Best summer of my life. Years later I would run into people in Tulsa who remembered that show.

Mike Bruchas used to come in and read news for me, and I would return the favor. Together we concocted the infamous "Looney Tunes" signoff cart which made it on the air a few times, actually. It was a classic. Mike, hope you read this and remember.

Great website. I actually found it when I was surfing for stuff about my old buddy Rance Wasson. To answer someone's query from about a year ago, Rance played with Everclear (he and the late Steve Munson, rest his soul) and Homebrew, along with Randy Crouch among others.

LOVE this website. The memories are flooding back like you wouldn't believe!

Thanks a lot...I'd love to do more on the underground radio scene of the early 70s.

Time: May 05 2003 at 15:55:21
Name: Gayle K. Horn
Location: Houston, TX
Comments: It's amazing how many times I have run a search and hit your site. Thanks for the fond memories you have invoked. There are a lot of us Tulsa refugees working here in Houston, I'll have to share it with them. I was born and raised in Tulsa, and it's nice to know that other people enjoy remembering Big Bill and Oom-A-Gog.

I remembered a Gayle K. Franklin at OU in 1972. She was dating Gary Horn, who lived across the hall from me in Wilson Center's Worcester House dorm (intramural team name: The Golden Nads, hence the cheer: "Go, Nads, Go!"). Turns out Gayle is that person and she and Gary have been married for 30 years!

Time: May 04 2003 at 07:26:23
Name: Alex Rivers
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Comments: I am amazed and truly delighted to find this site, thank you Joy Cooper for hooking me up. What a shock to see a picture of my dear friend Dale Bishop on the Record Alley photo posted in the used vinyl section.

After we moved the store to the Brookside area next door to S&J Oyster Co. we became known as the "Reality Brothers" for obvious reasons. At one point in the business we were selling cocktails out of the record store, until Howard Smith, owner of S&J, threatened to call the alcohol beverage control board on us.

The great thing about those wild and crazy days was that I met my lovely wife Lindy, the best bartender S&J ever had. Rock on T-town, McLain H.S '67/East Central '68-'69.

Time: May 03 2003 at 14:49:47
Name: Webmaster
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Major topics in the just-archived Guestbook 129 were Tulsa-area amusements parks, super-slides and bowling alleys. Pictures illustrated some of the comments. We also saw the 1976 KVOO news team, thanks to Si Hawk. You may have missed the link I added for the Circle Cinema, which is the old Circle Theater now undergoing renovation.

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