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Cars we will never see again!

All you lovers of the '50's will enjoy this. The Ford Sunliner is almost more than I can stand. Notice how the '51 Chrysler closely resembles today's Chrysler 300.  Remarkable!  From Doris Jane Sewell Moore, OHS'59, Tuesday, January 19, 2010 


 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt

 1951 Buick LeSabre

What would you give for this car now?

1951 Chrysler K310 Chrysler

 1953 Buick Wildcat

 1954 Buick Wildcat II

 1954 Dodge FireArrow

 1955 Nash Rambler Cross Country Wagon

 1956 Ford Sunliner

  1959 Chevrolet Brookwood Stationwagon

1951 Hudson Hornet

 1959 Plymouth Fury

 1958 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser

 1951 Studebaker Champion

 1971 Buick Rivera Boattail

 1958 Edsel Convertible


Back in the days when cars had style, and even with so many makes and models, all changing every year, they made a profit.

And, not only that...One could sit on the porch and name the cars as they drove by... unlike today... when they all look the same.

This was when a car was a car...




by Andy Griffith



 Click ==> World's Largest Balls

(received from Ken Baxter, 6-16-09) 

"Ain't It The Truth" 

(received from Johnny Henson, 5-28-09)

 For Those Of You TOO  Young for This, Hang On Baby, It's Coming!
Someone Had to remind me,
So I'm Reminding You, too.

"Perks of Reaching 50
Or being over 60
And headingTowards 70 + "
Interested in you.

In a hostage situation, You are likely to be Released first. 
No one expects You to run  -- 

People call at 10 AM or 9 PM
And ask, 'Did I wake you?'

People no longer View you as a Hypochondriac
There is nothing left To learn the hard way.

Things you buy now Won't wear out.

You can eat Supper at 4 PM.

You can live "Without Sex"
But not without your glasses.
You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

You quit trying to hold Your stomach in no matter who walks
into the room. 

You sing along with elevator music.
Your eyes won't get much worse.

Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off. 

Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the National
Weather Service.

Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't
remember them either.

Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size. 

You can't remember who sent you this list. 

And you notice t
hese are all
In big print for your convenience.
Forward this t
o everyone you can remember right now!
Never, Never,
Under any circumstances,
Take a sleeping pill,
"AND" a laxative on
The same night!

DooWop Oldies Quiz: 

(received from Linda Sides, 5-30-09)

Even if you were a child of the 50s you know the answer to most of these. Copying teenagers was a way of life for girls in elementary school from the petticoats to music - see how you do....have fun! 

Thirty great memories about  music that caused our parents and teachers grief!  Take the quiz and see how you score as a true 'Oldies Fan.'  Write down your answers and check them against the answers at the  end. Don't cheat, now! 

1. When did 'Little Suzie'  finally wake up? 
(a)    The movie's over, it's 2 o'clock 
(b)    The movie's over, it's 3 o'clock 
(c)    The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock 

2. 'Rock Around The Clock' was used in what movie? 
(a)    Rebel Without A Cause 
(b)    Blackboard Jungle 
(c)    The Wild Ones 

3. What's missing from a Rock & Roll standpoint?   Earth _____ 
(a)    Angel 
(b)    Mother 
(c)    Worm 

4.  'I found my thrill . .'  where? 
(a)    Kansas City 
(b)    Heartbreak Hotel 
(c)    Blueberry Hill 

5.  'Please turn on your magic beam, _____ _____ bring me a  dream,: 
(a)    Mr. Sandman 
(b)    Earth Angel 
(c)    Dream Lover 

6.  For which label did Elvis Presley first record? 
(a)    Atlantic 
(b)    RCA 
(c)    Sun 

7. He asked, 'Why's everybody always pickin' on me?'  Who was he? 
(a)    Bad, Bad Leroy Brown 
(b)    Charlie Brown 
(c)    Buster Brown 

8. Bobby Darin's 'Mack The Knife,' the one with the knife,  was named: 
(a)    MacHeath 
(b)    MacCloud 
(c)    MacNamara 

9. Name the song with ''A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom.' 
(a)    Good Golly, Miss Molly 
(b)    Be-Bop-A-Lula 
(c)    Tutti Fruitti 

10.  Who is generally given credit for originating the term  'Rock And Roll'? 
(a)     Dick Clark 
(b)     Wolfman Jack 
(c)     Alan Freed 

11.  In 1957, he left the music business  to become a  preacher: 
(a)     Little Richard 
(b)     Frankie Lymon 
(c)     Tony Orlando 

12.   Paul Anka's 'Puppy Love' is written to what  star? 
(a)     Brenda Lee 
(b)     Connie Francis 
(c)     Annette Funicello 

13.   The Everly Brothers are . . ... 
(a)    Pete and Dick 
(b)    Don  and Phil 
(c)    Bob  and Bill 

14.   The Big Bopper's real name was: 
(a)    Jiles P. Richardson 
(b)    Roy  Harold Scherer Jr. 
(c)    Marion Michael Morrison 

15.   In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr., started a small record company called... 
(a)     Decca 
(b)     Cameo 
(c)     Motown 

16.   Edd Byrnes had a hit with 'Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb'.   'What TV show was he on? 
(a)     77 Sunset Strip 
(b)     Hawaiian Eye 
(c)     Surfside Six 

17.   In 1960 Bobby Darin married: 
(a)     Carol Lynley 
(b)     Sandra Dee 
(c)     Natalie Wood 

18.   They were a one hit wonder with 'Book Of  Love': 
(a)    The  Penguins 
(b)    The  Monotones 
(c)    The  Moonglows 

19.   The Everly Brothers sang a song called 'Till I  ________ You.' 
(a)     Loved 
(b)     Kissed 
(c)     Met 

20.   Chuck Berry sang 'Oh, ___________, why can't you  be true?' 
(a)     Suzie Q 
(b)     Peggy Sue 
(c)     Maybelline 

21.   'Wooly _______' 
(a)     Mammouth 
(b)     Bully 
(c)     Pully 

22.   'I'm like a one-eyed cat . . . 
(a)     can't go into town no more 
(b)     sleepin' on a cold hard floor 
(c)     peepin' in a seafood store 

23.   'Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do . . ...' 
(a)     cause there ain't no answer for a life without booze 
(b)     cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues 
(c)     cause my car's gassed up and I'm ready to cruise 

24.   'They often call me Speedo, but my real name is  .  .....' 
(a)     Mr.  Earl 
(b)     Jackie Pearl 
(c)     Milton Berle 

25.   'You're my Fanny and nobody else's .....' 
(a)     girl 
(b)     butt 
(c)     love 

26.   'I want you to play with my . . ' 
(a)     heart 
(b)     dreams 
(c)     ding a ling 

27.   'Be Bop A Lula ...' 
(a)    she's got the rabies 
(b)    she's my baby. 
(c)    she loves me, maybe 

28.   'Fine Love, Fine Kissing ...' 
(a)     right here 
(b)     fifty cents 
(c)     just for you 

29.   'He wore black denim trousers and . . ...' 
(a)     a pink carnation 
(b)     pink leotards 
(c)     motorcycle boots 

30.   'I got a gal named . . .' 
(a)     Jenny Zamboni 
(b)     Gerri Mahoney 
(c)     Boney Maroney 

Answers: Scroll Down so you aren't tempted to cheat (as if cheating were needed here). 

* * * * * * * * * * * * * 

1     (c)    The movie's over,  it's 4 o'clock 
2.    (b)    Blackboard Jungle 
3.    (a)    Angel 
4.    (c)    Blueberry Hill 
5.    (a)    Mr. Sandman 
6.    (c)    Sun 
7.    (b)    Charlie Brown 
8.    (a)    Mac Heath 
9.    (c)    Tutti Fruitti 
10.  (c)    Alan Freed 
11.  (a)    Little Richard 
12.  (c)    Annette Funicello 
13.  (b)    Don and Phil 
14.  (a)    Jiles P. Richardson 
15.  (c)    Motown 
16.  (a)    77 Sunset Strip 
17.  (b)    Sandra Dee 
18.  (b)    The Monotones 
19.  (b)    Kissed 
20.  (c)    Maybelline 
21.  (b)    Bully 
22.  (c)    peepin' in a seafood store 
23.  (b)    cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues 
24.  (a)    Mr. Earl 
25.  (b)    butt 
26.  (c)    ding a ling 
27.  (b)    she's my baby 
28.  (a)    right here 
29.  (c)    motorcycle boots 
30.  (c)    Boney Maroney 

click here==> Pyote, TX  Army Air Field

Excellent Article about the "Pyote Army Air Field", (later "Pyote Air Force Station") also known as "Rattlesnake Bomber Base".  

Many of our parents and relatives worked at this base in the early 1940's.  In the mid to late 1940's, as you and your parents were driving past Pyote on Old Highway 80, you might remember looking south from the highway and seeing the "thousands" of WW IIbombers and smaller aircraft being stored on the concrete runways and on the grounds of the then-named "Pyote Aircraft-Storage Depot" or graveyard.  (provided by Sheridan Pettit Moore, 5-30-2009)