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May 25 2007 at 20:28:47
Name: Dave Bartlett
Topic: 1957
Email: dbartlettatameritechdotcom
Comments: Where to begin! 1957 was a year to remember for a 15-year-old kid growing up and living in Tulsa. Obviously it was the year of "the car" soon to emerge from its residence for lo these many years.

It was a year of working on staff at Camp Garland, of attending the Boy Scout 4th National Jamboree. It was a year of longing for my drivers license so I too could cruise Penningtons. I remember far too many things about Tulsa to talk about in one session.

Other outstanding memories include going to the "Tulsan", a five and dime at 21st and Lewis (I think), of riding my bike three blocks to Steve's Sundries and trying to be cool while looking at the Playboy Magazines on the top shelf of the mag rack.

If I remember, my school, Edison, was doing well in the football department and being in the band meant going to Skelly Stadium before games to set up. I remember "Lotta Burger", Sipes.

That might have been the year of several bad tornados in the Tulsa area and since my Dad was head of the Red Cross in Tulsa I got to see all the action. I might remember sandbagging the flood along the Arkansas (not sure of that year though). (1956 pics of flooding, with comments from Jim Ruddle and Frank Morrow in GB 50...webmaster)

I lived in Tulsa from 1952 through 1967 (with 3 years out while in the Army band). Tulsa may very well be my favorite city in the world (OK, maybe Paris) and I have many, many more memories I could share if anyone is interested, at another time.

A quick hello to "Moby" Anderson, we played together at the Purple Cow in Brookside (from another blog in TTM).

Anyway--all for now! "I wish you bluebirds in the Spring...." (from the table-side jukebox at St. Michael's Alley!)

May 25 2007 at 15:53:49
Name: Rick Clark
Topic: Faron Young
Email: clarkrick@yahoo.com
Comments: OK, now for something WAY off base. Perhaps some of you older-timers can help. I seem to recall back in the early seventies(?) singer Faron Young got into some trouble while in Tulsa for a show. Something about indecent exposure perhaps? Little help?

From a Faron Young biography newsletter -- 28 Dec 2005:

"In December 1976 I drove from my Oklahoma City home to attend Faron's concert in Tulsa. I don't remember what he said about it being his first Oklahoma concert in two years. The Tulsa district attorney had issued an arrest warrant for a felony charge of indecent exposure after Faron's New Year's Eve show in 1974. It didn't matter that people had refused to leave his dressing room when he changed clothes. It didn't matter that a woman was coerced into pressing charges because the promoters wanted to extort money from Faron. It didn't matter that she soon tried to drop the charges. The Tulsa DA persisted for over a year in attempting to extradite Faron from Tennessee for trial, before finally dropping the charges due to lack of evidence."

May 24 2007 at 13:08:25
Name: Webmaster
Topic: Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl is making a comeback next month as a venue for concerts, shows and private gatherings. More (but not much more) at TulsaRoseBowl.com

5/25: Tulsa World article: Transformation of Rose Bowl rolling along .

The Rose Bowl was a setting for Weird Al's 1988 "UHF" movie, and Peg and Al Bundy bowled a line there in 1987.

May 23 2007 at 21:24:37
Name: John Hillis
Topic: Dodd or me?
Comments: A question nobody would ask now...but I think maybe it's me on the left in the Clayton, Broo and Who video clip. Doug generally had a better (or at least more frequent) haircut, and, odd as it seems when I look in the mirror at the all-too-visible top of my head now, I had that much hair back then. I also wore glasses back then because I was too lazy to put in contact lenses. (Two cataract surgeries in the
last five years have solved that problem for me, anyway)

Even back then, I was considerably, uh, thicker, shall we say, than Doug. He was and still is better looking and has a better voice.

It was good to see the Monroe time calculator on the desk in the foreground of the shot too. By the time I got to it, the name on the front had been broken off to read "Monpoi" but the calculator told the producers of many a newscast how "light" they were in cold, hard print on a tape. Made a satisfying mechanical noise as it was considering the bad news, too. Only one I ever saw of its kind in my checkered career. With the five teletypes (CBS, Weather Service, 2 AP, UPI, each at a sizzling 300 baud) in the little glass room behind the producer's desk, there was plenty of mechanical noise around my little workspace. Not to mention the cheering sound of Bob Duff calling in "10-8, 10-19" on the two-way terminal ("KKY-615 clear"), also in the foreground.

During my tenure there, the old wirephoto machine was replaced by a laser photo printer the size of a small refrigerator, the latest in 70's technology.

Oops. I have seen Doug Dodd in several newsroom pics, and the hair style and glasses fooled me.

May 23 2007 at 21:21:22
Name: David Bagsby
Topic: TV Tubes
Email: dcbzatsunflowerdotcom
Comments: Here's an auction with an item that surfaces here on occasion.

May 23 2007 at 19:17:29
Name: Rick Brashear
Topic: 1957 Memories
: Ok, so how do we post in the 1957 blog. I find no buttons to click on for posting, just previous postings.

Well, it's not a blog, but if you'd like to add something, post it here with the topic "1957", and I'll move it over.

May 23 2007 at 09:53:31
Name: Michael Bates
Topic: Looking for Tulsa 1957 memories
Email: blog at batesline dot com
Comments: I'm crossposting this from batesline.com. I figure this is the place to find people with long memories...

I'm working on a story for Urban Tulsa in connection with the upcoming unearthing of the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere time capsule, and I need your help. I want to convey to readers who weren't around then what Tulsa was like 50 years ago.

If you lived or worked or visited Tulsa in 1957, whether you were a child, a teenager, or a grown-up, I want to hear your memories. You don't have to be able to remember anything earth-shattering. I'm looking for things like favorite places to eat out, your school, your church, your neighborhood (particularly if you lived in vanished neighborhoods -- e.g., just north of downtown, in Greenwood, west of Denver downtown, or in the Locust Park area), teen hangouts, where you shopped for groceries, what you did for fun in the summer time, what it was like to visit downtown. If you remember anything about the big events of that year -- such as the massive May flood, the car burial, the Tulsarama semi-centennial celebration -- I'd like to hear about that, too.

You can e-mail me at blog at batesline dot com. If you'd rather talk than write, e-mail me with your phone number, and I'll give you a call. My deadline is next Tuesday (day after Memorial Day), so the sooner I hear from you, the more likely I'll be able to use your memories in the story.


TTM has a compilation of Tulsa 1957 reminiscences, with several associated pages linked at the top. We're still open to comments in that vein.

May 23 2007 at 08:39:20
Name: Louise Bland
Topic: On-the-air interview with the "Duke"
Email: l.bland@sbcglobal.net
Comments: John Wayne (The Duke) surprised me following an interview by telling me he didn't like my last name. I needed to consider changing it. The name Bland isn't suitable for you. When I asked what he'd suggest, he tilted his head, looked up, and said "'Pepper'--certainly you're not bland!"

We laughed and I promised to consider his suggestion. Loved that special time. He had a way about him that put you at ease--like talking to a good friend!

May 23 2007 at 06:43:36
Name: Jeff
Topic: John Wayne
Comments: I saw the posts about John Wayne earlier, he would have been 100 this Saturday (May 26), Turner Classic Movies and AMC are running his films, plus the Western Channel is playing 100 hours of his films this weekend.

One of my favorite of his appearances was on "The Lucy Show" in 1965 to promote the War Wagon, where Morgan Woodward was playing the villain (the man has been on everything and everywhere!!)

May 22 2007 at 22:52:00
Name: Lois
Topic: Jack Bunds
Email: lallison@swbell.net
Comments: When you miss a night or two of the news, a new Sports Director can show up, and one never knows what happened to the former Sports Director. So, would anyone be able to tell me what happened to Jack Bunds?

Management said Jack was doing a fine job, but they wanted to go a different direction. Chris Lincoln was hired back as Sports Director. Jack doesn't yet know what his next move will be.

May 22 2007 at 09:38:30
Name: Louise Bland
Topic: Tulsa Centennial next month
Email: l.bland@sbcglobal.net
Comments: Tulsa will be packed--plus I'll be there as well from June 14th through 18th. Hope I run into a few of you guys who're online all the time. Especially Mike, our webmaster.

A bunch of us from different parts of the counry are meeting at the Polo Grill in Utica Square on Saturday night. A brunch or two to attend, then I'm on my own. Anyone who'd like to send me their telephone number, I'll call and maybe we can meet somewhere.

Mike, sorry but I've forgotten how to use html. :)) Also you're asking me to type the characters displayed. Checking to see if I'm drinking? heh! :))

I look forward to meeting you in person, Louise.

Those characters you are asked to type when making an entry to the GroupBlog are to stop spambots from adding garbage. Only a (sober) human can read those characters, then type them in.

Speaking of the Duke, Louise interviewed him and many other celebrities on her show in Tulsa. Check it out on the fascinating Louise Bland page.

May 21 2007 at 22:42:54
Name: Webmaster
Topic: Dewey, Clayton, Broo, and Who?

Here's a short clip with Ken Broo interrupting a Clayton Vaughn promo in the late 70s (Doug Dodd John Hillis can be seen to the left), followed by a strange, unintelligible man butting into a 60s interview with Sen. Dewey Bartlett at the courthouse.

May 21 2007 at 22:14:43
Name: Jeff H
Topic: Another Hollywood Legend
Email: "Hangin' Ten" Through Life
Comments: Katherine Hepburn would have been 100 years old this year as well. She was one of the best Hollywood gave us.

If you are a "Duke" fan Turner Classic Movies is running several of his movies this week. "Take 'em to Topeka."

May 21 2007 at 17:43:31
Name: Mike Bruchas
Topic: John Wayne
Comments: I see where The Duke would have been 100 years old on May 26th. He'll live another 100 on DVD or whatever comes next!

May 21 2007 at 13:24:52
Name: Erick
Topic: Malibu Grand Prix
Email: ericktul@yahoo.com
Comments: I lived across a field from the Malibu Grand Prix which was right off of I-35 in OKC. I would sneak over there with change I found in the couch cushions to ride the go karts. They had 2 kinds of go karts. One for kids and one for older kids and adults. All drivers were required to have a "license". As I recall, the only requirement to get a license was that you had to be of a specific height. I cheated on the height test to get mine.

Malibu had a marketing deal with Warner Brothers, because there was a Looney Tunes theme there.

May 20 2007 at 20:44:21
Name: Kenny Bolen
Topic: Lakeview
Email: kwerks@comcast.net
Comments: Thanks again! Man. That's to that I was close! Yes. Lakeview was the facility. I loved the little pedal cars on the rails and I want to say that there were bumper cars going on as well.

I also wanted to inquire about the old John Zink Ranch. Again, my grandparents would take me out there to watch the motorcycle races and the hill climb contest's. My grandparents had sent me a ton of pictures. I will go through and see if any may be helpful.

May 20 2007 at 10:23:20
Name: Where's My Jetpack?Webmaster
Topic: Where's My Jetpack?

Tulsa native Dr. Daniel H. Wilson was on CBS' Sunday Morning program today. His first book (soon to be a major motion picture starring Mike Myers) was mentioned in GB 220.

His new book is called Where's My Jetpack?: A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future that Never Arrived.

May 20 2007 at 09:10:08
Name: Webmaster
Topic: Sofa King

I noticed the other day that we have a Mattress King store here in Tulsa. This Saturday Night Live sketch mentions a fictitious Mattress King business.

It also spoofs local TV advertising in which the owner and family serve as the on-air talent, like SEVCO and Newport Motors ("My Daddy says buy new car") in the past, and Mathis Brothers Furniture and Glover Chevy ("Dad'll do it") today in Tulsa.

If you, too, possess a juvenile sense of humor, you may get a kick out of this PG-rated (for a homonymic phrase) clip. Don't play it loud at work.

May 19 2007 at 23:17:26
Name: Gary Chew
Topic: Just SW of the Donner Party Family Grill
Email: Just SW of the Donner Party Family Grill
Comments: Joe, yes. The Donner Party Family Grill is "all you can eat".....but, just one family at a time.

Regarding Claxton's marvelous blooper on view here: That's what I always liked about Clay: when we lost it, he didn't make any bones about it. It gave KOTV, in those days, that something extra special that television doesn't have much of anymore, except for Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert.

I think Clay would've been okay with that copy unless it had been written,"FILL their (cash) drawers."

I'm thinking Kitty Gibbons should get a gold star next to her name or, at least, a week's vacation WITHOUT pay from KOTV.

Delmeaux de Gillette du Coffeyville

May 19 2007 at 09:43:32
Name: Kenny Bolen
Topic: Kartville
Email: kwerks@comcast.net
Comments: Yes. Now I do recall the track being located around Sheridan. You're right. We had a thick plastic board that we used and sit at the first corner moving golf tees to account for the laps ran. For the life of me, I can't recall the price but remember it was 7 laps. Later, technology took over and we moved to a timer (5 minutes). I also remember the Malibu Grand Prix out by the Pepsi plant off 44 there in West Tulsa.

Scroll down for another shot. Courtesy of the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa (added 12/23/07)

May 19 2007 at 00:09:22
Name: Don Lundy
Topic: Kart Track at 11th and 73rd E. Avenue
Email: don_lundy@rtv6.com
Comments: At one time, wasn't there a midget rental car track called "Little 500" at 11th Street and 73rd E. Ave.? I think I can remember one in that area, probably late 50s before Go-Karts came East from California.

And, I believe there was another midget track on Yale around Dawson Road.

May 19 2007 at 00:02:36
Name: David Bagsby
Topic: KartVille
Email: dcbzatsunflowerdotcom
Comments: There used to be a Go Kart track over by my house at 11th and 73rd East Ave...right next to the Rose Bowl. Wasn't that skateboard park that turned into Putt Putt miniature golf some kind of mini-bike track?...located at East 12th and Memorial.

Putt-Putt miniature golf

May 18 2007 at 18:00:51
Name: Joe
Topic: No Longer In Tulsa (And Never Were)
Email: aa5drvr at yahoo dott calm
Comments: The automat discussion got me to thinking (very dangerous thing.)

How many other things were planned for Tulsa but never quite got off of the drawing board?

More recently the Griffin Wheel plant off of Apache and 145th? Built a multi-million dollar plant, but they never opened it. Huge white building along the BNSF tracks, and never opened.

I recall then mayor Susan Savage refer to some kind of air freight hub facility. She could never talk about specifics, but it died also.

Indoor sprint car stadium in Vinita or Miami.

May 18 2007 at 17:54:32
Name: Joe
Topic: KartVille
Email: Is the Donner Family Grill, "All You Can Eat?"
Comments: In the old days, KartVille was located just west of Sheridan on 15th Street. I seem to recall the track "attendant" kept track of the number of laps by some kind of board with pegs in it.

That wasn't far from the never-built Automat.

May 18 2007 at 15:46:27
Name: Webmaster
Topic: Claxton loses it

From a 1978 KOTV Tulsa newscast: Clayton Vaughn has a problem with the copy given him by Kitty Gibbons. Tape courtesy of Chris Sloan.

May 18 2007 at 14:01:04
Name: TTM Fan
Topic: Cathey's
Email: Extremely SE of Tulsa
Comments: Thanks for the great site--I have been logging in and reading the GB and other items here for 5+ years now.

The question about Shawnee's in GB 241 led me to ask about something I have wanted to know for a long time: does anyone have a picture of Cathey's or, better yet, a wav file or other recording of their commercial tag line: "Cathey's, 8th to 9th, on Main." For some reason, I loved that commercial. I have always associated it with the art deco class that was and is downtown Tulsa. Thanks!

I'm always on the lookout for it. That line, "Cathey's, 8th to 9th, on Main" was mentioned in the 10th entry (from the bottom) of GB #1.

Added 5/11/2008: Photo of Cathey's at the Retro Tulsa Internet Museum.

Cathey's billboard
Click for full scene. Courtesy of the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa (added 12/23/07)

May 18 2007 at 13:53:23
Name: Kenny Bolen
Topic: Kartville
Email: kwerks@comcast.net
Comments: How many remember Kartville? It was located on Mingo between 41st and 51st Street. I worked there in the summers of my high school years ('74-'79) and after school during its seasonal operation. I believe there was a previous location before it moved to Mingo and I completely forgot where that was.

I was always grateful to the owners Gary and JoAnn Beniger and had a blast working there. I know that has been gone a long while since the widening of Mingo and the all the new commerce that has been established.

On Peoria, 1960. Courtesy of the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa (added 12/23/07)

May 18 2007 at 11:03:43
Name: Kenny Bolen
Topic: Correction
Email: kwerks@comcast.net
Comments: My mistake. It was the old Airview Drive-In next to the Pines.

What about the old Mohawk Amusement Park? I believe it was out on Yale Ave. past Apache near the Mohawk Pond. When we were very little, our grandparents would take us out there for the Pow-Wows. I remember that they also had a few kiddie rides and games out there as well.

That's Lakeview Amusement Park. Not much yet, but Lowell Burch has some home movie footage that I will get out here shortly. There are enough comments about the park to start a page. Here is a Lakeview photo on Rootsweb.com.

May 18 2007 at 10:08:29
Name: Dave
Topic: Walter on tonight
: Programming alert: Tonight CBS will present a one-hour special commemorating Walter Cronkite's career on the occasion of his 90th (!) birthday. It's at 7 p.m. Central time. There's a great preview of it in today's Washington Post.

May 18 2007 at 09:35:34
Name: Kenny Bolen
Topic: Very Cool
Email: kwerks@comcast.net
Comments: Having moved to New England about 12 years ago, I shared many of these memories with the friends I have made here and now much to my enjoyment, a site dedicated to many of those fine times.

I, too, remember Fantastic Theater (I tried so often to imply how the opening music would start) and us kids would just freeze up waiting for the voice to come in and take us to the crypt of the waiting movie. Now, it seems most were very hoakey but to a 5 year old, it was the best you could get. I not only watch these movies today, but I still cherish the memories I have watching it with my Grandpa.

Growing up on the northside in the era, I have witnessed many of the areas dedicated to this site. I actually was on that roller coaster at the Skyline. For some reason, I remember it being called the "Fun Spot" but the location seems to be very close to where my Grandfather's company held their picnic.

I also have a very fond memory of the drive-ins there. The Admiral Twin, which I believe was next to the Pines where we ate many times. Thanks to those who contributed to the site and sharing the stories and information. I for one am very thankful.

Best Regards,
Kenny Bolen

You're welcome, Kenny. I think you must be referring to the Airview Drive-In. It was on Pine, less than a half mile from The Pines (which you can see in this screen shot from "The Outsiders".) The Admiral Twin was less than a mile from the Airview.

May 18 2007 at 06:00:20
Name: John Boydston
Topic: My Son,The Folk Singer
: Don't forget the late great Allan Sherman's Downtown parody, lyrics found on the web and reposted below. For you youngsters, the dance referred to below is the Frug, pronounced "Froog" long o sound. Wasn't there a department store in Tulsa with the same name, spelled "Froug's" at one point?

(Sung to the tune of Petula Clark's Downtown)

Mommy and Dad are never nervous or mad
When you teenagers go downtown.
Daddy and Mom just stay at home and be calm
And watch the late late show uptown.
Cause when you kids are gone we get to spend some time alone here
That's our only chance to use the bathtub or the phone here
When you're away
Besides, we're stuck where we are
Because you kids took our money, you kids took our car and went
Downtown, where can you possibly
Downtown, it's twenty after three
Downtown, what do you mean by, "Let's frug"?

You don't come home till 4 AM cause you're roaming
In the streets somewhere, downtown.
We would feel swell if only someone would tell us
What goes on down there, downtown.
But every time we ask you what you're doing after dark there
You just say that you were frugging to Petula Clark there
That's what I mean
So, kids, give your folks a break
Because you're driving us crazy, we sit here all night and take
Pill town, swallowing pills so we'll
Calm down, counting the hours you're
Downtown, you and your frug and your slop.

While we're lying there we try to watch the television
Then you call us up and say you've had a slight collision
There goes the car
Besides that you've been arrested
So we've got to get up, and we've got to get dressed and go
Downtown, borrow a car and go
Downtown, that's where you are, you finks,
Downtown, wait 'till I get you kids home.

(Spoken) There'll be no more frug'ing, no swing, no jerk, no mashed potato, no slop! And you know what else? You're gonna stay home tonight, and your mother and I are going downtown and we're going to dance the tango, and the waltz, and the foxtrot, and we're gonna do the bunny hop. That's a nice dance! And there'll be no more frug'ing! Is that quite clear? NO MORE FRUG'ING!

May 17 2007 at 19:56:18
Name: Wilhelm Murg
Topic: Mad Magazine
Email: Wilhelmurg at yahoo dot com
Comments: I don't remember it, but I found this on the web:

Ground Round
(Sung to the tune Downtown by Petula Clark)

When you eat meat but hate the meat that you're eating
then you've surely got, GROUND ROUND
It's so unnerving when they're constantly serving
in an eating spot, GROUND ROUND
I may be called a chopped steak, a salisbury or beef patty
No matter what it's called it's always overcooked and fatty
What can you do?
Go up to your waiter there, and loudly pound on your table,
stand up on your chair, and shout:
GROUND ROUND, always you're serving me,
GROUND ROUND, always you're conning me,
GROUND ROUND, why must it always be,
GROUND ROUND, Ground Round, ground round...


May 17 2007 at 19:25:23
Name: Mitch Gray
Topic: What Me Worry?
Email: Empty Fridge Box in B-ville
Comments: Anyone have the lyrics to Mad Magazine's parody of "Downtown"?

A recent Visa ad features this tune and all I could think of was "Ground Round".

I'm certain those Mad rags and that darn "fold-in" helped shape me into the upstanding citizen that I am today.

And whatever happened to the "Pink Barn Dancers" and that studio? Think it was on Memorial 'tween 15th and 21st.


May 16 2007 at 19:57:44
Name: Wilhelm Murg
Topic: Another obnoxious bombardment of self-promotion
Email: Wilhelmurg at yahoo dot com
Comments: I just got two more blogs up. First is a review of a new collection of the pinup art of the late, great Bill Ward, who is best known for his "legitimate" work in "Cracked" (if you call "Cracked" legitimate,) along with his girly art in "Sex to Sexy," "Joker," and many more winking sexy cartoon digests. The new book is a Fantagraphics publication, which is best known as the cradle of the alternative comix/outsider art movement.

This week's TIGER BEAT FROM HELL!!! is simply four CD reviews on the new extended re-issue of The Residents' "Freak Show," a new release by the great and haunting Ego Plum, a new release by The Grails -- which is a stunning and exotic instrumental album, and the satirical musical group, The Asylum Street Spanker's, "Mommy Says No," which is a children's album for adults.

There's a review further down in the blog of David Lynch's "Inland Empire."

All this and more can be found at: MySpace.com/WilhelMurg.

And don't forget to check the source: NONzine.com.

May 16 2007 at 13:54:11
Name: Webmaster
Topic: Lee & Lionel with Claxton
Email: (This and more linked from top of the L&L page)

References in this video for younger readers: Joe DiMaggio, besides being a New York Yankee all-time great, was a spokesman for "Mr. Coffee", the first home-use automatic drip coffee maker (1972). "Mrs. Olson" was the star of a series of 1960s Folger's Coffee commercials. She was acted by Virginia Christine, who once played the part of a servant in "Judgment at Nuremburg." This may be the basis of the King's "Nazi spy" comment.

(Added 9/23/2007) I was just watching the Hitchcock Cold War thriller, "North by Northwest" with Cary Grant. There is a housekeeper resembling Mrs. Olson who pulls a gun on the hero. Maybe that's what Lionel was alluding to.

Here is Swedish-American Mrs. Olson in action:

May 15 2007 at 22:33:29
Name: Gary Chew
Topic: Bob Wills and Tulsa
Email: Just SW of the Donner Party Family Grill
Comments: Hey, I'm sittin' here in Sacramento listening to KVMR FM in Nevada City, CA. They're broadcasting---LIVE---Asleep At The Wheel in concert in Chico, CA. Asleep just did a segment on Bob Wills. First up, "Take Me Back To Tulsa!" I'm cryin' in my Crystal Geyser. That's the only strong stuff I drink these days.

Oh yes, Tulsa can only get KVMR online, its frequency is 89.5. It don't come in too well there in Green Country for some reason.

May 15 2007 at 12:15:22
Name: Webmaster
Topic: Previous GroupBlog summary

Archived GroupBlog 241.

Breaking news in this GB: Gailard Sartain painted the Mayfest poster art, which is being super-sized onto the Crowne Plaza Hotel downtown. Mayfest starts Thursday ...Chris Lincoln is back as Channel 8 Sports Director...Gary Shore up in Iowa made a contrarian Tulsa weather prediction that proved correct...Uncle Zeb had a new book published.

Burger fever was back: readers remembering Sandy's, Griff's, and Chuc Wagun were directed to photos and graphics from past GBs. We learned that in the 60s, there was to have been an Automat at the SW corner of 11th & Sheridan (instead, it became a Consumers service station, then a car lot).

We saw the Admiral Twin's marquee in a detailed 1962 photo. "Twin Peaks" is going to be shown at the Circle Cinema starting tomorrow (5/16). Gary Chew suffered some ribbing about his name.

John Walls' stepson mentioned ads for Grandpa John's/Walls Discount Furniture. Dewey The Barber's history was detailed.

Those are just the main stories in GroupBlog 241.

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