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Time: June 26 2003 at 11:42:50
Name: Daniel Wright
Location: Yakima Wa
Comments: Speaking of not recommended, I managed to get into the Ambassador Hotel when it was closed. That place was a mess. Some of the rooms were burned out. Someone had strung christmas lights through the hallways. In some areas the power was still on. I even made it up on the roof. That was scary. It felt like you were going to fall through.

I got caught...the cops just yelled at me and let me go though. They did a wonderful job restoring the place.

Time: June 26 2003 at 09:21:41
Name: Dan Wright
Location: Yakima Wa
Comments: So how much is still in there? I assume the seats are gone. Is the screen still there? I got that lobby photo by jamming my lens into a crack in the boards.

It so happens I ventured inside the OKC version of the Continental on Monday. Not recommended; it is a pigeon roost and looks like a crack house.

It was pretty dark inside, so I just peered in from the lobby; there were no seats, and I couldn't see a screen.

Tim Schmitz took a bunch of photos outside and inside a couple of weeks ago; here they are: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 (Inside: 13 14 15) 16 17 18 19 20. #17 shows the United Founders Tower, similar-looking to the University Club Tower.

Courtesy of Wes Horton   Courtesy of Wes Horton

Time: June 26 2003 at 00:21:10
Name: Daniel Wright
Location: Yakima Washington
Comments: This may be off topic but the Oklahoma City Continental photos are back online.

Time: June 25 2003 at 17:25:08
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Drivers Ed class '67-'68
Comments: Drivers Ed in suburban Chicago had the Aetna-bought simulators that we used maybe 2 hours a week, in betwixt seeing Illinois State Police-sponsored "gore" films. The simulators had a manual shift on the column (I failed it) and old Dodge/Mopar push-button automatic tranny selectors. The cars that were donated by dealers to the school systems ALL had a right side brake for use by the instructors....we liked the Plymouth/Dodge product best...you could get a license at 16 back then...

Time: June 25 2003 at 17:20:18
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Vacation relief doofus in DC
Comments: Your tax dollars at work - OETA is buying an AP automated news system. How do I know - OETA staffers are here in DC at my hotel for newsroom automation training. How much real news is OETA doing these days?

Time: June 25 2003 at 15:25:38
Name: John Hillis (in 'Village' font)
Location: That would be telling. (You are Number Six. I am the new Number Two.)
Comments: I was too late for Molly Murphy's in OKC, but got the lowdown from Chris Turner, who worked there (as Groucho, among others) and later at CNN (where his dad was Groucho).

I dined once at a similar joint in Atlanta where the costumed waiters insulted the customers called, I think, Mother Tucker's.

As Sir Erick the Epicurean says, none of it holds a candle to a Nelson's Chicken-Fry.

One thing I remember from the drivers' ed gore films were that they were all from the Ohio Highway patrol. To this day, I avoid driving in Ohio. The loss of blood just isn't worth it!

Time: June 24 2003 at 12:19:19
Name: J.A. Arroyo
Location: Tulsa, OK
Comments: I did enjoy Molly Murphy's and the Bacchus Feast! Great Place!

Thanks for the memories!

Time: June 24 2003 at 08:22:54
Name: Erick
Location: Tulsa
Comments: My mom worked at Molly Murphy's in OKC in the 80's. That was a wild place with wild people. It was all good clean fun, though.

And Dan, I've been planning an OKC TV site for a couple of years now, but time is the enemy!

Time: June 23 2003 at 23:36:35
Name: Erich
Location: El Cajon, California
Comments: Regarding the missing Mr. Boaz Rauschwerger, I happen know him here in San Diego's East County. Boaz became associated with Mr. Greg Nelson and started Superior Call Center in El Cajon. To make a long story short Boaz, saving himself from trouble, helped the authorities find and arrest Mr. Nelson after he fled without making necessary payments for payroll deductions and taxes. All the companies employees went unpaid. Have heard that Boaz now sells new cars in Spring Valley, California.

Mr. Rauchwerger responded:

I was involved with Superior Call Centers and tried to guide that company in the right direction. Mr. Greg Nelson was the owner. His interests outside that business caused the company great difficulties. The company eventually folded.

I did not help any authorities arrest him. I do not sell new cars in Spring Valley. I am now a professional speaker.

Time: June 23 2003 at 18:29:41
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Vacation relief guy in DC
Comments: Thanks, Jim Schumacher.

Yep - we Tulsans were shocked to learn that night that Claude Hill was hit crossing traffic in Vegas so long ago during an NAB Convention. like previously posted - I think Claude sold ITA transmitters besides other gear.

Sorry I don't remember your publication - but if you still have any copies or covers - send a scan or 2 to our webmeister to post here!

Time: June 23 2003 at 14:30:03
Name: Jim Schumacher
Comments: For Mike Bruchas:

I was reading your memories of Okie radio and saw a mention of the Okie who was killed at the NAB Convention. His name was Claude Hill (I think). I can look it up if you would like. Yes he had a broadcast supply company in Claremore. I knew him personally. In fact, I had dinner with him just before he was killed. He was a real nice guy. Very laid back and quiet.

At the time I was publishing "Broadcasters Information Dissemination" and he advertised in it.. You may ( or may not ) remember it. I was going to close it down, when a guy offered to buy it from me. I said O.K., and he ran it. He only published 3-4 editions and then let it go by the wayside. I still think it was a good publication. I kept getting subscription requests for about 10 years after it stopped publishing. I just was not a salesman, and couldn't make any money with. It ended up costing me about $40,000.

Time: June 23 2003 at 01:36:29
Name: Dan Murphy
Location: Celebration Station
Comments: Hi, My name is Dan Murphy, no relation to the famed Oklahoma City Molly Murphy's. I'd love to see a Mollie Murphy, but that's a whole 'nother tangent.

Molly Murphy's here in Oklahoma City closed about 1996 or 1997. I do believe that it could never recover from the expose that KFOR did on them, and I honestly think they didn't deserve it anyway. KFOR used to do some rather awful "behind-the-scenes reports" like that. Degrading almost. I remember that the man (possibly the owner) who Anthony Foster tried talked to was arrested for asault (as he tried to punch the cameraman). That same man filed a lawsuit against KFOR, which was later dismissed.

I only ate once at Molly Murphy's but it was a wonderful, and yes, unique experience. I don't really remember the food though. The group I was with were seated in a tree (yes, inside a tree). We were served by a Minnie Mouse/Snow White waitress (I have pictures laying around somewhere). I don't remember anything about the bathroom though. And yes, there was that old car...a 50's era (I'm too young for that sorry) red convertible...maybe a Caddy or T-bird...it was a salad bar...there were commericals on TV to the tune of "Oh What a Night" with people clapping around it. Those were freaky...even freakier than the old Boomerang Grill commercials (don't take me back please).

Right before it closed, Molly Murphy's had a late-night show once week at 1 A.M. (maybe it was Saturday night) of some sort on KOKH or KOCB...I don't remember much about it except it was geared towards college goers.

I could go on and on and on about a lot of things...Oklahoma City TV history (I'd love to see more talk about it...KWTV is turning 50 this year), journalism (my major)...and meteorology (my future major), but I'll end it here for now.


~Dan Murphy

Time: June 22 2003 at 19:58:42
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Watch Larry King on CNN Sunday night
Comments: Has a sit-down interview with a very thin but fully coiffed Paul Harvey. It may repeat twice on the Sunday overnight. These guys voices - talk about timbre....radio guys don't fade away - just go on cable!

Time: June 22 2003 at 15:43:52
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: A Beautiful Day in DC
Comments: TO David Batterson - do you know photographer/location manager Nancy Alvarez in Cathedral City, CA? She formerly worked in DC doing news/corporate work and went on to manage a video post house in DC before moving to the Palm Springs with her significant other - who is a chef there. Darned if I remember his name....

To ya'all planning any East Coast jaunts - starting Wed. thru Sun. and again the July 4th week - Smithsonian's Festival of American Folklife is on the Mall here. Celebrating Scotland, Appalachia nad I forget what else this year...(it's DARK on Mon./Tues. of each week...)..

Also if you are Easterly bound - you should be Quebec-bound - the world class Montreal JazzFest is about to start for 2 weeks' run up there.

Ya'all should be turistas this year!!!!!

Time: June 22 2003 at 13:16:34
Name: Harry Lime

Doubtless like many others, I remember Doc Hull with affection (but I can't recall his program's name: "Sleepwalker's Serenade?" "Milkman's Matinee?" "The Doc's In?").

Hull's final years may have had torment, but his earlier accomplishments were many and enduring; I for one salute his memory.

Time: June 22 2003 at 12:02:40
Name: Andre Hinds
Comments: I certainly recall the Sonny Bono anti-drug film.

It was displayed for all the Berryhill junior high and high school kids in a special assembly when I was in seventh or eighth grade (about 1968-1969).

I don't recall Cher being in the film, though (I always respected her for that). Like most anti-drug films during those days, marijuana usage was always depicted in some terrifying way or another. What the makers didn't realize was that kids LIKE horror films. We all thought the scary parts were cool.

As I recall it, the film ended with a beautiful woman driving at high speed down a two-lane highway in an open convertible. High on "deadly marijuana," she suddenly stood up on the driver's seat, the car still whizzing down the road at high speeds. Then, as she held on to the top of the windshield, her car was struck by a train!

That darn marijuana! We never knew it attracted trains.

Time: June 22 2003 at 10:05:17
Name: David Batterson
Location: the desert oasis (where Barry Manilow now lives)
Comments: Wilhelm Murg wrote: "...theorize Rep. Bono might still be with us if he had used medical marijuana...."

Actually Rep. Bono IS still with us! Only it's Sonny's wife Mary. ;-)

Time: June 22 2003 at 09:44:17
Name: David Batterson
Location: the desert, where even lizards have a swimming pool!
Comments: RE: My name is Chuck Egley. Born Charles Hull in Tulsa to Hollis ("Doc") and Emma Hull in 1943.

Are you any relation to former L.A. top DJ Dave Hull ("The Hullabalooer")? Hull now works here at KWXY-Palm Springs.

Time: June 22 2003 at 09:13:44
Name: Sherrie Moser
Location: Oklahoma City
Comments: Regarding my father, Tommy Perkins, who was a western swing drummer and jazz drummer in the Tulsa area, if anyone wants to write a remembrance for our memory book, please send to slmosers@aol.com

Time: June 22 2003 at 08:57:04
Name: Sherrie Moser
Location: Oklahoma City
Comments: I saw the nice write up about my father, Tommy Perkins and thanks so much to all who sent cards to the family or came to the memorial services. However, there was a small error in the write-up. The tribute in July is not for the Alzheimers Assoc. We were asking that instead of flowers at the memorial service, memorials be sent to the Assoc. The Tribute on July 27th is to honor his music and the proceeds will go the the family for funeral expenses. If you have any questions, you can contact Joe Settlemeyer at the Musicians Union in Oklahoma City.

Time: June 22 2003 at 07:50:00
Name: Chuck Egley
Comments: My name is Chuck Egley. Born Charles Hull in Tulsa to Hollis ("Doc") and Emma Hull in 1943. I know little about my father after he left Tulsa. As I get older, I get more curious. I do know that he died in California (where in Cal?) in May of 1969. He had a melanoma and apparent self-inflicted gunshot. I know he had a second family and I don't really want to bother them, but am curious about his life after Tulsa.

Time: June 22 2003 at 07:19:52
Name: JB
Comments: I absolutely remember that Sonny and Cher anti-drug movie mentioned below. Saw it in 8th grade at what was then Byrd Jr. High in what was then South Tulsa.

This would have been around '72. I remember a scene where they are talking about how marijuana can make you halluncinate and they show someone who's supposed to be stoned and they look in the mirror and see a hideous monster as their reflection.

Am I remembering that correctly? Or was this a Nixon campaign film we were seeing?

Time: June 22 2003 at 01:54:32
Name: Deric Davis
Location: Tulsa
Comments: I don't know why, but I was thinking about Molly Murphy's House Of Fine Repute. I know it existed where the beautiful Night Trips exists today. When did it go out of business? I know that the OKC location stayed longer, and I remember a few years ago I saw a KFOR exposé on the restaraunt, and there was a minor scandal that got the reporter, Anthony Foster, forcefully removed during his report. Anyway, I loved that place. There was an old car that served as a salad bar, crazy costumes, and an incentive to sneak to the bathroom... Also - speaking of "gentleman's" clubs, at 31st & Yale, what was the origin of the Cloud Nine building?

Time: June 21 2003 at 23:20:22
Name: Booger Red
Location: lonely st.
Comments: Just memorialized my special friend yesterday in OKC, and thought some old patrons of 60's Tulsa jazz scene might remember him. Tommy Perkins was my favorite drummer, and all-around fun "cat" to be with. He died of injuries from a single car wreck while returning to OKC from a gig in Texas. A rare talent in music, and art, with the greatest desire for perfection in either, and the ability to turn people on to good music, and get them on the road to the "correct groove". His time in Tulsa was with Sonny Gray @ the Rubiot, and also played Western Swing with Bob Wills, Johnnie Lee Wills, Hank Thompson, and many more. Everyone who knew him, fell in love with his friendly mannerism, and quick wit. He will be missed by musicians throughout the world!

A benefit will also be held with procedes going to the Alzheimer foundation in the name of his life long friend and guitarist Benny Garcia. The date is Sunday July 27 1pm @ the Shrine Temple in OKC. More info as I get it!

Time: June 21 2003 at 16:29:36
Name: Wilhelm Murg
Location: Looking through the dumpsters for lost films

There is a boom of “ephemeral” education films from the 1950s-1970s available on DVD, Subjects range from etiquette films to drug scare movies and gory traffic safety films. When I was in public school in Oklahoma, primarily in Pawhuska from 1967-1974, we usually watched science films or social science films (showing how people in third world countries lived in the 1950s) with the occasional “our friend, asbestos“ -type of movies. I‘ve heard reports of the most notorious traffic safety films featuring documentary footage of dismembered corpses, like RED ASPHALT and BLOOD ON THE HIGHWAY, were shown in the Tulsa public school system (and who could forget "Signal 30"...webmaster).

I remember seeing anti-smoking films from time to time, one when I was in second grade with lung graphics that made the whole class yell and make vomiting noises in disgust every time one came on screen; it was like a primordial version of ROCKY HORROR.

The reason I starting thinking about this was because I finally found an article on the ONLY anti-drug film I EVER saw before the midnight movie circuit turned REEFER MADNESS and the rest of the genre into ironic stoner camp; MARIJUANA narrated by a gold-lame’ pajama-wearing Sonny Bono. I have never met anyone who remembers this bizarre, psychedelic, anti-drug classic.

If memory serves me correctly, this film was first shown on a Sunday night as a "special" on KOTV with a huge hype for a couple of weeks on the station and in ads in the papers (I’m sure there was a news tie-in somewhere that week). It seems like there was a warning before the film (and mixed into the hype) that it contained footage that could make some people sick to their stomachs. Please correct me if I‘m wrong - in retrospect, that seems like rather bizarre ballyhoo even for KOTV the late 1960s. I remember making a joke at the time that Sonny’s get-up was turning my stomach.

Here’s the link to a very entertaining and detailed article of the film from Wave Magazine:


I remember seeing it a few years later in class in Pawhuska elementary. I was the only person who had seen it before, and I was excited. The teacher kept getting onto everyone for exclaiming “COOOL!” at the hallucinations. The film sparked a lot of debate on the playground; it split the class down the middle as to who wanted to smoke pot and who would never smoke pot. Looking back at how the drug market exploded in the 1970s, I can’t help but wonder if the film accidentally expanded the minds of the “dazed and confused” generation.

Aside from that, the only other anti-drug films I remember seeing were the occasional weird exploitation films that KTEW would throw up on the Saturday or Sunday late movies, like THE LOVE-INS, starring James MacArthur, American. Here’s a link to a description of the film on the James MacArthur Fan Club site:

http://teresafogarty.com/JMac/loveins/loveins.htm (Hey, this movie features Joe Pyne, plus Susan Oliver of Star Trek's 1st pilot, "The Cage", are in this, too!...webmaster)

Does anyone remember seeing films from the 1950s showing dressing dos and don’ts - (Greeks vs. the greasers)? Or the effects of LSD from the late 1960s? Or obscenely graphic traffic footage in the early 1960s?

Ironically. the reason I had trouble finding any information is because I had to wade through the many articles and links on the web that theorize Rep. Bono might still be with us if he had used medical marijuana instead of the twenty perscription pills he was taking per day for back pain. Personally, I don't think Sonny should have been skiing on any drugs.

Time: June 21 2003 at 16:11:47
Name: Jim Reid
Location: Dallas
Comments: Just to keep this food thing going, I used to enjoy lunches at Elliot's Bar-B-Q in Brookside. When I worked the weekend sign-off shift at Channel 8 I used to pick up a couple of their sandwiches to microwave at work.

Time: June 21 2003 at 14:04:02
Name: Webmaster
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Final reminder: if you are a fan of Comedy Central's "Insomniac", Dave Attell will be at OKC's "The Loony Bin" on 6/23-24 (next Monday and Tuesday) at 7:30 and 10:00 pm each night. Tickets can be ordered by credit card over the phone (405-239-HAHA).

Insomniac with Dave Attell

Time: June 21 2003 at 13:32:25
Name: Sandra Merwill
Location: OK City
Comments: LOVE your website - thank you for bringing back my Tulsey town memories.

Once worked at the famed Celebrity Club and it was non-stop fun. Yes, I did meet many a T-town celeb including King Lionel's second, Mr. LW (always a fun person in a good mood), Johnny Martin (charming, the perfect gentleman and the best tipper), S. Carl Mark - KAKC owner (preferred the Petro Club and often made suggestions from their menu, very quiet and shy otherwise), and a long list of others.

Is St Michael's Alley still there?? We used to get orders at the CC for their banana frappes. And what happened to Mike S - CC club owner?

Thank you so much for the pleasant trip back into my happy Tulsa days.

You're welcome, and yes, St. Michael's Alley is still at 31st & Harvard.

Time: June 21 2003 at 12:26:40
Name: Michael Kongs
Location: Arizona
Comments: Arizona fire info; at this time, Saturday AM June 21, the Aspen fire is approx 15 miles NW of Tucson on the far side of Mt. Lemmon. The small town of Summerhaven has been completely engulfed and approx 250 homes have been destroyed. No fatalities or injuries yet reported. Send us some rain please. There is no danger to Tucson proper as yet, but some of the foothills communities could be threatened if the wind shifts.

By the way some of the best burgers and fixin's in T-Town in the 60's and 70's could be found at the Burger House on West Edison. Tommy Alexander was the owner and retired to Florida some years back, I believe. Their chili cheeseburger and onion rings were to die for. My girlfriend at the time worked there so I had an inside track on good eating. Don't know if it is still in operation or not, but I have yet to find anything comparable.

Will keep all of you updated on the fires in Arizona if there is some interest.

Time: June 21 2003 at 01:24:10
Name: Jean
Location: Kendall-Whittier neighborhood
Comments: Have just found your page and am so pleased to read memories about going to the Circle Theater and see links to the Circle Cinema web page (www.circlecinema.com). We have some great stories and you can track progress of the restoration. We are working hard to restore the theatre as the center of cinema in Tulsa. If you have stories or photos of the Circle, please let us know at info@circlecinema.com.

Stay tuned as we continue to restore this 75 year old theatre.

Time: June 21 2003 at 01:22:48
Name: Mike Bruchas
Comments: Thanks to Sonny and BBQ fanatics!

Tried to get Sapulpa's favorite son, Guy Atchley, out in Tucson today. To see if his house was affected by this fire disaster out there. No word.

Time: June 20 2003 at 22:59:38
Name: Harry Lime

A kudo for KWGS and Johnny Appleseed's publicized ride.

Last night at a gab-drinkfest, somebody said that CNN's Blitzer deserved praise for skilled ad-libbing in recent coverage of Arabs-Israelis; that caused somebody else to say, true, but the Wolfman is no Peter Jennings; somebody else said, true, but Jennings is no H. V. Kaltenborn (whose CBS stateside coverage of the Munich crisis in 1938, and his ability to simultaneously translate Hitler's über-German ravings into English brought him 50,000 fan letters); that caused somebody else to say, true, but Kaltenborn's gutteral upper class accent made him less popular later than Agronsky or Morgan Beatty or Richard C. Harkness, all former NBC stars who, he claimed, were insufficiently mourned; that caused somebody else to say, true---but who's the best in Tulsa these days?

He then said that at a book signing recently which featured David Halberstam talk turned in a while to the general belief that Heartland book interviewers are a sorry lot who never know their stuff; Halberstam abruptly spoke up that he knew an exception, a guy named Rich Fisher at the PBS station in Tulsa (actually KWGS FM 89.5, an NPR station; Rich's show is StudioTulsa...webmaster); that caused the woman who had earlier praised Blitzer to say, true, that she had been in Tulsa three months ago and that, yes, after listening to most of the radio stations and seeing all of the local TV news anchors she was sold on Fisher, the smartest in town, the best.

She also raved about East 71st Street and Riverside Drive, saying that the newly planted trees certainly improve the city's visual appeal, but that the view gets almost tainted by too many signs acknowledging contributors---sweet though they are. The night ended with her wondering why generosity dislikes anonymity.

Time: June 20 2003 at 22:09:54
Name: Mike Bruchas
Location: Sitting on APTN feeds
Comments: Saw the first kid to get the new Harry Potter book in the UK and he sold it for his college education. Was aghast that a kid was flown by her parents from NC to London to get a book copy. Is it a book or a door-stop???

Am coming back in at 2 am to feed US Harry Potter video to Germany tonight...see, Harry Potter gives me another half day of work! I be an indirect beneficiary!

There are 3 bookstores open at nearby DuPont Circle here in D.C. at 12:01am - nope I ain't shoppin' for one in the rain tonight....

Time: June 20 2003 at 19:06:15
Name: Sonny Hollingshead
Location: Just North of The Razor Clam
Comments: Mike...The BBQ place on Hwy 97 south of Sanditeland is Ethel's 97. It was featured at the beginning of the BBQ section of Michael Wallis' "Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation". I highly recommend the book.

Ethel's is in a white building with an outdoor weekend flea market next door. The restaurant's sign is a kind of hand-written black scribble right on the side of the building. I live only a mile from the place but haven't been inside it in about 15 years. Don't know if it's still open.

The last home of Robbie's was West 61st Street and South 33rd West Avenue. I haven't a clue about the other BBQ place just across the tracks, although I know the building you're talking about.

To change the subject...does anyone remember Bill's "T" Records at Admiral Place and Harvard?

Time: June 20 2003 at 17:40:55
Name: David Bagsby
Location: Lawrence KS
Comments: The rate these guestbooks are filling up it's getting hard to keep up. Someone earlier mentioned the Der Wienerschnitzels closing down in 1975, but I used to eat there at the one by Southroads Mall when I was working at Norton's Luggage (or the Elephant Trunk to you Republicans) back in 1978.

Is it time to rename this thread, "Tulsa TV Dinner Memories"?

Time: June 20 2003 at 17:10:30
Name: Mike (back in duh DC mold belt) Bruchas
Location: 2 floors underground at 1919 M Street NW in DC
Comments: Burp - Big Al's Subs at 15th & Harvard made me a demi-vegan when in Tulsa daze. Best local carrot juice and my first handshake with smoothies.

But don't forget Bob Losure's lunchroom-away-from-home, Brownie's Root Beer. When last there a few years back - the help is still a bizarre Christian/Aryan/ex-con/gay group. So ignore the help - enjoy the burgers!

Re Robbie's BBQ in West Tulsey - will always remember them giving us bodacious amounts of hot ('n spicy) veggies with every sandwich.

But asking Sonny and others - what was the BBQ joint near Crystal City? It was in a small white frame building just across the tracks on 33rd West Ave. on the way to "Tincherville".

And what was the great BBQ joint over near Sand Springs (HWY 97?) that served BBQ on white paper on trays? BBQ Baloney was the lowest priced item for us poor TV folks.

Knotty Pine was for us when well-off. I am sure KTUL's/KOED's Leon Holland is still going to the Sand Springs branch!

Re Carl's Coney-Islander in Crystal City - got my worst case of food poisoning in my long life there the day Don Lundy's son, Matt was born. Circa 1972. This was many years ago but I was covering for Don on directing the 7 am Chick Show and was so sick I was bent over the switcher less than 16 hours after imbibing the 3-Way Chili Special. Jonathon Jeffries finished punching the show for me and Big John Heatley convinced that I needed to get to the Hillcrest ER fast. John took me there and made sure I was okay - and I will forever be grateful to him for this!

Time: June 20 2003 at 14:48:31
Name: Erick
Location: Tulsa
Comments: I notice we are already on guestbook 137.


What festivites are planned for guestbook 200??

At the rate they are going, probably fireworks on this 4th of July.

Time: June 20 2003 at 14:25:20
Name: Don Norton
Location: Tulsa, Once and Again
Comments: For Frank Morrow, who reminded us of the "good taste" boundaries of 1950s radio:

I do remember the "irrepressible" Gordon MacLendon saying on at least one of his Liberty Broadcasting System baseball broadcasts involving the Oakland Athletics: "There are a lot of athletic supporters in the stands."

Time: June 20 2003 at 13:48:03
Name: Erick
Location: Tulsa
Comments: I have had limited experince with Bill & Ruth's, probably because it seems a little too healthy to be mentioned.

For example, today I nursed a Nelson's chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes, fried okra, and cornbread.

Now that's a meal to be proud of!

Time: June 20 2003 at 10:34:34
Name: John Hillis
Location: Under a Flash Flood Warning, growing (m)old
Comments: In all this gustatory outwash, I haven't heard anyone mention Bill & Ruth's subs, perhaps deservedly. One location used to be next to the laundromat where I, well, laundered.

Time: June 20 2003 at 07:35:22
Name: Sonny Hollingshead
Location: Stopped by Latimers on the way to Harvard Lanes
Comments: One local restaurant owner tried to take on Arthur Treacher's in the early 70's Fish 'N Chips craze. Don't remember his name, but the name of the place was Dickie's. One Dickie's Fish 'N Chips location was just south of 33rd West Avenue and Southwest Boulevard, just west of Crystal City.

Dickie's diversified later, adding Rex Chicken to the menu. He sold the restaurants to someone else and they became The Hungry Pelican, before closing altogether.

Arthur Treacher's had a location on the southeast corner of Bartlett Square in the early 80's. That location is now Ike's Chili.

Another Knotty Pine location was along 71st Street east of Sheridan. It was a few blocks east of McCartney Foods, near where Weber's is today.

On North Peoria there was a Sandy's Hamburger place just across the street from McLain High School. They had good fish filet sandwiches, better than McDonalds.

Time: June 19 2003 at 23:45:40
Name: Webmaster
Location: Tulsa
Comments: Guestbook 137 (another quick one) continued the themes of fast food, and exploring the fuzzy boundaries of the informal Guestbook "policy". There was a lot of interesting stuff, though, whether it followed those themes or not. Info is there about Weird Al's Tulsa concert August 1.

Guestbook 137 is now archived and available for your perusal.

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