CLICK ON JUKEBOX to visit a great Doo Wop site"
that plays the oldies the way we first heard them.


TIME FOR ANOTHER LOOK - from our 2015 Reunion


Peggy Cope, daughter of Millard Cope, publisher of the News Messenger, is pictured on her birthday during the 1950s. Each day the Marshall News Messenger publishes a photo from our files that is at least 30 years old.


from Susan Howard 5/31/15


Soff and Sam at the University of Texas - back in the day.


Ronnie Snider, with his1957 Vet and a coke.  In fact, he was rarely seen without a coke.


Recently, Harriett Eaker Adams threw down the gauntlet to the Hog Hunters to create our own 'Hog Hunter Memories" verses.  In that same email, she presented the following nostalgic poem, apparently as part of the prompt (prod) for us to produce.  We did, and the results are presented on the Home Page. 

This is the poem about our past  that Harriett found…

A little house with three bedrooms,
One bathroom and one car on the street.
A mower that you had to push 
To make the grass look neat.   

In the kitchen on the wall
We only had one phone, 
And no need for recording things, 
Someone was always home.   

We only had a living room
Where we would congregate,
Unless it was at mealtime
In the kitchen where we ate.   

We had no need for family rooms
Or extra rooms to dine.
When meeting as a family
Those two rooms would work out fine.   

We only had one TV set
And channels maybe two,
But always there was one of them 
With something worth the view.   

For snacks we had potato chips 
That tasted like a chip. 
And if you wanted flavor 
There was Lipton's onion dip.   

Store-bought snacks were rare because 
My mother liked to cook 
And nothing can compare to snacks 
In Betty Crocker's book.   

Weekends were for family trips 
Or staying home to play. 
We all did things together -- 
Even go to church to pray.   

When we did our weekend trips 
Depending on the weather, 
No one stayed at home because 
We liked to be together.   

Sometimes we would separate 
To do things on our own, 
But we knew where the others were 
Without our own cell phone.   

Then there were the movies 
With your favorite movie star, 
And nothing can compare 
To watching movies in your car.   

Then there were the picnics 
At the peak of summer season, 
Pack a lunch and find some trees 
And never need a reason.   

Get a baseball game together 
With all the friends you know, 
Have real action playing ball -- 
And no game video.   

Remember when the doctor 
Used to be the family friend, 
And didn't need insurance 
Or a lawyer to defend?   

The way that he took care of you 
Or what he had to do, 
Because he took an oath and strived 
To do the best for you.   

Remember going to the store 
And shopping casually, 
And when you went to pay for it 
You used your own money?   

Nothing that you had to swipe 
Or punch in some amount, 
And remember when the cashier person 
Had to really count?   

The milkman used to go 
From door to door, 
And it was just a few cents more 
Than going to the store.   

There was a time when mailed letters 
Came right to your door, 
Without a lot of junk mail ads 
Sent out by every store.   

The mailman knew each house by name 
And knew where it was sent; 
There were not loads of mail addressed 
To "present occupant."   

There was a time when just one glance 
Was all that it would take, 
And you would know the kind of car, 
The model and the make.   

They didn't look like turtles 
Trying to squeeze out every mile; 
They were streamlined, white walls, fins 
And really had some style.   

One time the music that you played 
Whenever you would jive, 
Was from a vinyl, big-holed record 
Called a forty-five.   

The record player had a post 
To keep them all in line 
And then the records would drop down 
And play one at a time.   

Oh sure, we had our problems then, 
Just like we do today 
And always we were striving, 
Trying for a better way.   

Oh, the simple life we lived 
Still seems like so much fun, 
How can you explain a game, 
Just kick the can and run?   

And why would boys put baseball cards 
Between bicycle spokes 
And for a nickel, red machines 
Had little bottled Cokes?   

This life seemed so much easier 
And slower in some ways. 
I love the new technology 
But I sure do miss those days.   

So time moves on and so do we 
And nothing stays the same, 
But I sure love to reminisce 
And walk down memory lane.   

With all today's technology 
We grant that it's a plus! 
But it's fun to look way back and say, 
Hey look, THAT WAS US!


The HOGHUNTERS rose to the challenge with this masterpiece:


Twenty-one guys, not one who still hunts,
Gather each Spring amidst groans and grunts.
Begun in '80, with no more than ten,
We were few in number, with only one chin.

The bar is open but less often  used
The card games are shorter, so the hunters can snooze.
Fishing is great, which most can attest,
But CPAP sleeping is now part of our rest.

The groans are from sore muscles, joints, ligaments.
The grunts often come with disagreeable scents.
But the stories grow better with each passing year,
And the purpose of friendships becomes abundantly clear.

No man is an island, the poets often state.
It’s friendships and communion that make a full plate.
And if thinking of others is the real purpose at hand,
Then you understand the goal of this merry band.

Jokes and stories we tend to repeat,
and its been a decade since I've seen my feet.
We're now in our seventies and way over the hill,
our daily companion is that little blue pill.
Our youthful indiscretions we must not vet,
we're too old to remember--too young to forget.

The Hog bull is good, all colorful and infamous,
It seems that Hunters were once quite villainous.   
Hunters' minds are still sharp, but their bodies are frail,
Adventures are now meek and don't include jail.

Alas, the Hogs are safe and today,
no one even looks for their place to play.
Hunters we were, hunters we’ll remain,
though our prey's changed to glasses, pills, and a cane.

A few will fish, walkabout, or snooze,
while others are busy reducing our booze.
Some play golf, gamble or gab,
But a good time is always had.

These boys, these men, these once Adonii
Now deaf of ear and dim of eye
Who long for those days of long ago
But wouldn't re-start for a boatload of dough;
'Cause it's not friendships or devotion they lack
They know these guys for sure have their back.
And will, after all, be the ones they can call
If in the end things start to fall
And fall they will, if the past is prologue
They'll count on the friends who once hunted hogs.


1980 Hog Hunters Reunion at Lake Livingston





One of the better nostalgia videos, because it goes
through a medley of our music with photos of the times.


Click on the link below for a memory lane video,
with soothing Ronny Milsap's -
                     Lost In The Fifties


In 1970, John Wayne hosted a variety show celebrating America's history. Included in the cast were the following (some were uncredited): Ann Margret , Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Dan Blocker, Roscoe Lee Browne, George Burns, Owen Bush, James Caldwell, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Roy Clark, Bing Crosby, Phyllis Diller, Edward Faulkner, Lorne Greene, Harry Hickox, Celeste Holm, Bob Hope, Kay E. Kuter, Michael Landon, Forrest Lewis, Dean Martin, Dick Martin, Ross Martin, Greg Morris, Ricky & David Nelson, Hugh O'Brian, Dan Rowan, William Shatner, Orville Sherman, Red Skelton, Tom Smothers, Leslie Uggams, Jesse Vint, John Wayne, Patrick Wayne, Dennis Weaver, Dan White, Hal Williams, The Doodletown Pipers. The closing piece featured many of the show's guests.



 One of a Kind Photo...

Flashes From The Past


I give up, why does everyone love Brian?  Who is the guy between Jody
 and me?


I can name them all except the boy in Judy's lap, the girl beside
him (Judy thinks she may be Dianne Echols), and the girl in the
back beside Jane.   Sam believes the boy may be Judy's  brother

A few Oldies to stir your memory banks~ 
   Yours are still open, aren't they?







Ronnie Snider, without coke - probably 1957



The video above (received from Dr. Jim) is of an MHS track
& field event, some general horsing around, etc by students,
probably in the spring of 1958.  It was made by Lewis Brock
and given to Jim, who had a broken finger at the time,
which is probably why he remembers the year.   



Oh, yeah, every weekend at the Corral Club. 



CLICK on music notes to see and hear a
wonderful music video.  I think you are
going to love it (scroll up and stop player

Sent to us by Kay Soloman Andrews.    











New Detroit billboards.....


 Aging is when you still have something on the ball, but you're too tired to bounce it.





 Kennedy's speech to Rice University on going to the moom.






The new Photo Galleries 1960 & 1961 now contain virtually all of the Annual photos, but please feel free to add photos, videos or whatever, from our teenage past to this Nostalgia page.  Photo Galleries GFTG contains photos from the Go For The Gold Reuion.  If you have trouble with the entry, let me know and I will assist you.  Photo galleries are also open now for family photos that you wish to share outside of your personal Profile page. Click on Mavericks - 1960 or 1961 to get there, or there is a link on the Home Page.  In the Photo Gallery section, one can also create their own Nostalgia gallery and/or a gallery of family photos, or a travel log. 


South Marshall Boy's Choir 

Photo from Sam Moseley

So far we have identified:
Front row: lft to rt - Eddie Clark, ___?___, Loyd Nelson, Lynn Wilson, Wayne Massad, Glenn Wilson & ___?____.

Second row: lft to rt - Pat Elliott, Joe Satterwhite, Donnie Waldrop, Tommy Waskom, Lynn Babb.

Third row: lft to rt - Dick Pound, Spencer Jones, Bob Huntsberger, Scott Caven, Danny Barrett, ___?___, Bill Worley, Frank Schnorbus.

Top row: lft to rt - Bryan Conaway, Richard Kay, Jerry Standridge, Mike Murphy, Mike Kelly, Steve Reeves, Sam Moseley, Rex Brown, Sims McCutchan.

Great old photos from Ethyl Rae Wilkinson's collection.


























Check out the following 3 pics from our newest Guest member Jane Walker Payton:







Another oldie but goodie from Sam
            9th grade (1957?) Junior High Student Council Officers
Three in back are David Rutledge, Bubba Smith and Ronnie Carpenter
Front row, Wayne Faircloth, Rush Harris, Kay Clark, Marlee Redding,
Patty Yates, Nancy Conley, Nancy Ayers, Delores Carrington and
Jimmy Elliott.


Methodist Church Kindergarden, from Susan Hardy Vanhorn
Wow, this is an oldie.  Any of you youngsters remember this
well enough to provide names?

We have a winner - Ann Sherrill Davis
              (she's younger, what would you expect).

Front Left: Bobby Wist and Gerald Provenza, two girls (unknown), Jimmy
Hawk and Jack Carson, Walter Cooper (?) and girl (unknown).
Second Row, Lt to Rt: Alfred McClurg, Rex Brown, Jacquline Reynolds,
boy (unknown), Susan Hardy, girl (unknown).
Back row standing on chairs Lt to Rt: Dick Pound (?), Jeanne Lloyd & 
Wilma Ann Sherrill.  Back row right side, Scott Caven (?), and
Paula Grimes.



another oldie from Susan
Now, this is talent.. I know these folks, do you?

Check out the Nostalgia Page for a MNM Hardy
party announcement and pics from her Hobo
party, circa 1954.  Thanks for sharing.



This next one is a bit more mid to late 60s, but entertaining.

 Three great Nostalgic videos from Kay Andrews, enjoy:

   Click Here and CLOSE YOUR EYES
OK, when the video comes up you still have to click on the arrow button to get started, so don't close your eyes until after that...

   Click Here The Diamonds' LITTLE DARLIN - before
                   Click arrow on video to start

 Click Here The Diamonds' LITTLE DARLIN - after 
                   Click arrow on video to start


Thanks again, Juanita!

 There are 20 questions. Average score is 12 . This one will be difficult for the younger set. Have fun, but no peeking!

When you forward this to your  friends/family, put your score in the subject line and let them know your score. Don't forget to forward it to me , as well.

Good luck, youngsters,

1. What builds strong bodies 12 ways?
A. Flintstones vitamins
B. The Buttmaster
C. Spaghetti
D. Wonder Bread  
E. Orange Juice
F. Milk
G. Cod Liver Oil


2. Before he was Muhammed Ali, he was
A. Sugar Ray Robinson.
B. Roy Orbison..
C. Gene Autry.
D. Rudolph Valentino.
E. Fabian.
F. Mickey Mantle.
G. Cassius Clay. 

3. Pogo, the comic strip character said, 'We have met the enemy and...

A. It's you.
B. He is us. 
C. It's the Grinch.
D. He wasn't home.
E. He's really me and you.
F. We quit.
G. He surrendered.

4. Good night, David
A.. Good night, Chet
B. Sleep well.
C. Good night, Irene.
D.. Good night, Gracie.
E. See you later, alligator.
F. Until tomorrow.
G. Good night, Steve..

5. You'll wonder where the yellow went...
A. When you use Tide
B. When you lose your crayons.
C. When you clean your tub.
D. If you paint the room blue.
E. If you buy a soft water tank.
F. When you use Lady Clairol.
G. When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.

6. Before he was the Skipper's Little Buddy, Bob Denver was Dobie's
A. Stuart Whitman.
B   Randolph Scott.
C. Steve Reeves..
D. Maynard G. Krebs.
E. Corky B. Dork.
F. Dave the Whale.
G. Zippy Zoo.

7. Liar, liar...
A. You're a liar.
B. Your nose is growing.
C. Pants on fire. 
D. Join the choir
E. Jump up higher.
F. On the wire.
G. I'm telling Mom.

8. Meanwhile, back in Metropolis, Superman fights a never ending battle
for truth, justice and.....
A. Wheaties.
B. Lois Lane .
C. TV ratings.
D. World peace.
E. Red tights.
F. The American way.
G. News headlines.

9. Hey kids!  What time is it?
A. It's time for Yogi Bear.
B It's time to do your homework.
C. It's Howdy Doody Time. 
D. It's time for Romper Room.
E. It's bedtime.
F... The Mighty Mouse Hour..
G. Scoopy Doo Time..

10. Lions and tigers and bears...
A. Yikes.
B. Oh, no..
C. Gee whiz.
D. I'm scared...
E. Oh my.
F.. Help! Help!
G. Let's run.

11. Bob Dylan advised us never to trust anyone....
A. Over 40.
B. Wearing a uniform.
C.. Carrying a briefcase.
D. Over 30.
E. You don't know.
F. Who says, 'Trust me'..
G. Who eats tofu.

12. NFL quarterback who appeared in a television commercial wearing
women's stockings...
A. Troy Aikman
B. Kenny Stabler
C. Joe Namath
D. Roger Staubach
E. Joe Montana

F. Steve Young
G. John Elway

13. Brylcream...
A. Smear it on.
B. You'll smell great.
C. Tame that cowlick.
D. Grease ball heaven.
E. It's a dream.
F. We're your team.
G. A littl e dab'll do ya.

14. I found my thrill...
A. In Blueberry muffins.
B. With my man, Bill.
C. Down at the mill.
D. Over the windowsill.
E. With thyme and dill.
F. Too late to enjoy.
G. On Blueberry Hill.

15.. Before Robin Williams, Peter Pan was played by...
A. Clark Gable.
B. Mary Martin.
C. Doris Day.
D. Errol Flynn.
E. Sally Fields.
F. Jim Carrey.
G. Jay Leno.

16. Name the Beatles...
A. John, Steve, George, Ringo
B. John, Paul, George, Roscoe
C. John, Paul, Stacey, Ringo
D. Jay, Paul, George, Ringo
E. Lewis, Peter, George, Ringo
F. Jason, Betty, Skipper, Hazel
G. John, Paul, George, Ringo

17. I wonder, wonder, who.
A. Who ate the leftovers?
B. Who did the laundry?
C. Was it you?
D. Who wrote the book of love?
E. Who I am?
F. Passed the test?
G. Knocked on the door?

18. I'm strong to the finish...
A. Cause I eats my broccoli.
B. Cause I eats me spinach.
C. Cause I lift weights.
D. Cause I'm the hero.
E. And don't you for get it.
F. Cause Olive Oyl loves me.
G. To outlast Bruto.

19. When it's least expected, you're elected, you're the star today.
A. Smile, you're on Candid Camera.
B. Smile, you're on Star Search.
C. Smile, you won the lottery.
D. Smile, we're watching you.
E. Smile, the world sees you.
F. Smile, you're a hit.
G. Smile, you're on TV.

20. What do M & M's do?
A. Make your tummy happy.
B. Melt in your mouth, not in your pocket.
C. Make you fat.

D.. Melt your heart.
E... Make you popular.
F. Melt in your mouth, not in your hand.
G. Come in colors.


Below are the right answers:

 1. D - Wonder Bread
2. G - Cassius Clay
3. B - He Is us
4. A - Good night, Chet
5. G - When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent
6. D - Maynard G. Krebs
7. C - Pants on fire
8. F - The American Way
9. C - It's Howdy Doody Time
10. E - Oh my
11. D - Over 30
12. C - Joe Namath
13. G - A little dab'll do ya
14. G - On Blueberry Hill
15. B - Mary Martin
16. G - John, Paul, George, Ringo
17. D - Who wrote the book of Love
18. B - Cause I eats me spinach
19. A - Smile, you're on Candid Camera
20.. F - Melt in your mouth not in your hand

Check out this slideshow for a bit of nostalgia, folks.  Use your mouse to click to the next slide.
Be sure to stay 'til the end for a great "plot twist"!


La Bamba!

Ever wanted to know what the heck the lyrics were to "La Bamba?"

Click on Richie Valens' pic for a link to the lyrics (in Spanish, of course) & the English trans-


Oldies Music Quiz

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. 

(Answers Below) 

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. In 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 Brynes 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) Jack I.e. 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 


Scroll Down so you aren't tempted to cheat (as if cheating were needed here). 
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1. When did ''Little Suzie'' finally wake up? (c) The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock

2. ''Rock Around The Clock'' was used in what movie? (b) Blackboard Jungle

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

4. ''I found my thrill ... . .'' where? (c) Blueberry Hill

5. ''Please turn on your magic beam, _____ _____ bring me a dream,'': (a) Mr. Sandman

6. For which label did Elvis Presley first record? (c) Sun

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

8. In Bobby Darin's ''Mack The Knife,'' the one with the knife, was named: (a) Mac Heath

9. Name the song with ''A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom.'' (c) Tutti Fruitti

10. Who is generally given credit for originating the term ''Rock And Roll''? (c) Alan Freed

11. In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher: (a) Little Richard

12. Paul Anka's ''Puppy Love'' is written to what star? (c) Annette Funicello

13. The Everly Brothers are . . .... (b) Don and Phil

14. The Big Bopper's real name was: (a) Jiles P. Richardson

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

16. Edd Brynes had a hit with ''Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb''. > What TV show was he on? (a) 77 Sunset Strip

17. In 1960 Bobby Darin married: (b) Sandra Dee

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

19. The Everly Brothers sang a song called ''Till I ______ You.'' (b) Kissed

20. Chuck Berry sang ''Oh, ___________, why can't you be true?'' (c) Maybelline

21. ''Wooly _______'' (b) Bully

22. ''I'm like a one-eyed cat . . . ." (c) peepin' in a seafood store

23. ''Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do . . ... . .'' (b) cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

24. ''They often call me Speedo, but my real name is . . . . . .'' (a) Mr. Earl

25. ''You're my Fanny and nobody else's ......'' (b) butt

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

27. ''Be Bop A Lula ....'' (b) she's my baby

28. ''Fine Love, Fine Kissing ...'' (a) right here

29. ''He wore black denim trousers and . . .'' (c) motorcycle boots

30. ''I got a gal named . . .'' (c) Boney Maroney 








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Marshall, Birthplace Of Boogie Woogie 

Growing up in Marshall, none of us was aware that our town had a unique place in musical history.  However, recent research by Dr. John Tennison, a San Antonio psychiarist and respected musicologist, has established that the most exciting, innovative and influential of popular music forms, Boogie Woogie, originated in the Marshall area in the early 1870s.  Jack Canson stumbled upon some hints of this in his research of Caddo Lake history, and in January, Jack and his wife Nancy began a collaboration with Dr. Tennison that resulted in Marshall declaring to be the "Birthplace of Boogie Woogie", and an application for trademark registration was filed.  

Jack and Nancy would like to invite everyone to visit Marshall, Texas Birthplace of Boogie Woogie Fan page on Facebook, to learn more about this discovery.  Use the links below to join their Fan Page, read more about it and see photos and videos.    (Copy and paste in your browser the link below.) In June, they celebrated the Birthplace claim with a Boogie Woogie Homecoming show, that included one of the great Blues & Boogie Woogie piano masters who was returning to his hometown of Marshall for the first time since 1955. There is a terrific Dallas Morning News story about this, which you can see at this link:!/pages/Marshall-Texas-The-Birthplace-of-Boogie-Woogie/259359408579 






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  How many do you remember?

Candy cigarettes
Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside
Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
Hoola hoop contests
Buying milk from a vending machine for a quarter, with your penny change taped to the side
Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum
Home milk delivery in glass bottles, with cardboard stoppers
Party lines
Newsreels before the movie
P. F. Flyers
Butch wax
Telephone numbers with a word prefix .... (Drexel-5505
Howdy Doody
45 RPM Records
Green Stamps
Metal ice cube trays with levers
Mimeograph paper
Blue flash bulbs
Beanie and Cecil
Roller skate keys
Cork pop guns
Drive ins
Wash Tub wringers
The Fuller Brush man
Reel-to-reel tape recorders
The "twist", "mashed potatoes", and "funky-chicken"
The Erector Set
The Fort Apache Playset
Lincoln Logs
15 cent McDonald hamburgers & 10 cent fries
5 cent packs of baseball cards..... with that slab of pink bubblegum
penny candy
35 cent-a-gallon gasoline
When the first man walked on the moon
When Elvis Presley first appeared on the Ed Sullivan show
When the Beatles arrived
When the Barbie doll hit the scene 















 Jeri Mooney (Susan Howard) greets soldiers during USO tour to Vietnam.



Jeri Lynn Mooney (Susan Howard) greeting Bob Huntsberger in VietNam - USO trip

Jeri Mooney (Susan Howard) gets hug from Bob Huntsberger in Vietnam.



Ok, no more cameras!!

1950's version of an E-Mail

Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot,
Before the days of Dylan , or the dawn of Camelot.
There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me,


For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born,
Where navels were for oranges, andPeyton Place was porn.


We longed for love and romance, and waited for our Prince,
Eddie Fisher married Liz, and no one's seen him since.


We danced to 'Little Darlin,' and sang to 'Stagger Lee'
And cried for Buddy Holly in the Land That Made Me, Me.


Only girls wore earrings then, and 3 was one too many,
And only boys wore flat-top cuts, except for Jean McKinney.


And only in our wildest dreams did we expect to see
A boy named George with Lipstick, in the Land That Made Me, Me.


We fell for Frankie Avalon, Annette was oh, so nice,
And when they made a movie, they never made it twice..


We didn't have a Star Trek Five, or Psycho Two and Three,
Or Rocky-Rambo Twenty in the Land That Made Me, Me.


Miss Kitty had a heart of gold, and Chester had a limp,
And Reagan was a Democrat whose co-star was a chimp.


We had a Mr. Wizard, but not a Mr. T,
And Oprah couldn't talk yet, in the Land That Made Me, Me.


We had our share of heroes, we never thought they'd go,
At least not Bobby Darin, or Marilyn Monroe.
For youth was still eternal, and life was yet to be,
And Elvis was forever in the Land That Made Me, Me.


We'd never seen the rock band that was Grateful to be Dead,
And Airplanes weren't named Jefferson, and Zeppelins were not Led.


And Beatles lived in gardens then, and Monkees lived in trees,
Madonna was Mary in the Land That Made Me, Me.


We'd never heard of microwaves, or telephones in cars,
And babies might be bottle-fed, but they were not grown in jars.


And pumping iron got wrinkles out, and 'gay' meant fancy-free,
And dorms were never co-Ed in the Land That Made Me, Me.


We hadn't seen enough of jets to talk about the lag,
And microchips were what was left at the bottom of the bag.


And hardware was a box of nails, and bytes came from a flea,
And rocket ships were fiction in the Land That Made Me, Me.


T-Birds came with portholes, and side shows came with freaks,
And bathing suits came big enough to cover both your cheeks.


And Coke came just in bottles, and skirts below the knee,
And Castro came to power near the Land That Made Me, Me.


We had no Crest with Fluoride, we had no Hill Street Blues,
We had no patterned pantyhose or Lipton herbal tea
Or prime-time ads for those dysfunctions in the Land That Made Me, Me.


There were no golden arches, no Perrier to chill,
And fish were not called Wanda, and cats were not called Bill


And middle-aged was 35 and old was forty-three,
And ancient were our parents in the Land That Made Me, Me.


But all things have a season, or so we've heard them say,
And now instead of Maybelline we swear by Retin-A.
They send us invitations to join AARP,
We've come a long way, baby, from the Land That Made Me, Me.


So now we face a brave new world in slightly larger jeans,
And wonder why they're using smaller print in magazines.
And we tell our children's children of the way it used to be,
Long ago and far away in the Land That Made Me, Me.


If you didn't grow up in the fiftys,
You missed the greatest time in history,



For those of you who haven't seen the Bill Moyers' 1984 series "Marshall, Texas, Marshall, Texas" in a very long time and want to revisit the clip involving the interview with the Brotze sisters, below is a link to the site.  Dale stole, uh, Shared this from Karen's Facebook page ~ thanks, Karen ~ and we were both glad to see it, like an old friend.

Does it bring back fond memories, or cause you to tremble a little, remembering them?