Using my blog to try and make the world a better place. If I can help someone forget their troubles for a few minutes a day, it's all worth it.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
If you wanted to purchase men's clothing from the 1975 JC Penny catalog, I'm afraid you'd have had to choose from one of the above outfits. Sorry, sucked to be you...
Thursday, June 24, 2010
When this commercial came out, I thought the above line was "he eats everything", and I was wondering why they thought he wouldn't eat it if he eats everything. Actually I was wrong about that line for years....
Monday, June 21, 2010
I finally found a pic of the old place on the internet. I've looked a long time. This was my Great Grandfather's restaurant in Harwich on Route 28. He ran the place with his girlfriend Marilyn. Mom, my aunts and uncles all worked there as teenager. Business was so good, my aunts would easily make $100 in tips a day waitressing, and that was in the 50's and early 60's. The place isn't there anymore. I found the above pic at a Facebook page several of the old employees have put together.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
The above was "cutting edge" for the standards of the time. Back in '77, there might've been one computer in an entire office building, and only around '77 did we start to see personal computers that didn't take up a whole floor. Of course, being only 9, I was too young back then to know first-hand, but that's what I was told. About the ad, between you and me, I have absolutely no idea what that tape recorder's supposed to be for.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I know a bunch of people that really got off on this cereal. Personally I couldn't get into it. To me, it all just seemed so unnatural.. I bet you could pick up those premiums easy on ebay, alot of people had them. I may check them out after this is posted.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Looks like Timer's getting ready to make himself a "wagon wheel", not to be confused with the "I hanker for a hunk of cheese" commercial. To this day I have really no idea what Timer's supposed to be: was he a small guy??? a troll? an elf???? a gram of protein??....
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
In the late 70's I started to slack off in school. Mom used to keep harping on me that if my grades didn't improve, I'd barely graduate and I'd end up working in a factory. I basically thought she was full of crap and just ignored her. What the heck did she know, anyway.... Well, my grades didn't improve, and although I graduated, I barely graduated, and I ended up working at a factory for almost 2 years....
Monday, June 14, 2010
Back in the very early 70's, my great grandfather (the one who lived in Chatham and owned a restaurant in Harwich), had a dog. It was a black and white mixed-breed. His/her name was CC. I asked mom if it stood for Cape Cod. She said "No. Canadian Club".
Saturday, June 12, 2010
This is a scan (not mine, I stole it) from the puzzle page of Dynamite Magazine. I didn't do well on the puzzles, I'm afraid. I loved Dynamite as a kid. My folks never minded me getting these. I purchased a couple off ebay a few years ago as keepsakes. I love the artwork and the colors. They were true works of art.
Friday, June 11, 2010
1. We didn't have any decent trees on the property.
2. I'm incredibly afraid of heights. Like, embarrassingly so.
3. I could never coordinate anything with the kids on my block.
You can't do everything, I guess..
Monday, June 07, 2010
... so the days flow through my eyes, but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.
Now John at the bar is a friend of mine, He gets me my drinks for free. And he's quick with a joke, or to light up your smoke, But there's someplace that he'd rather be. He says "Bill, I believe this is killing me." As the smile ran away from his face "Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star, if I could get out of this place."
Friday, June 04, 2010
sunny, brave, and true.
From tiny bud to blossom,
he'll do good deeds for you.