The Waxing Nostalgic Café – – C'mon In

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  1. bobsvinyl

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    Saturday morning haircuts where you got to read the new comics.

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  3. zebra03

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    This is one of my fondest memories as a kid . I had gotten a 6 band Soundesign radio for Christmas . Our local radio station used to play this at either 11 or midnight every night . It was a challenge to have it play loud enuff to hear and yet not too loud to wake my father .
     
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  4. noogies

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    I had one!
     
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    I am reminded of ads placed by an outfit, located in Hollywood, Florida, from which you could order via US mail baby raccoons, skunks (descented), alligators (caymans, actually, IIRC), and assorted other "exotic pets" (maybe ocelots too?). Were they for real? You bet! Circa 1968 my brother and I "borrowed" around $3.00 from our grandmother, mailed our order, and a couple of weeks later received, in the mail, a live baby alligator (cayman). We nurtured that little feller or gal untils/he was too hot to handle, @ which point we "donated" her/him to the Lincoln Park Zoo, where a neighbour & close friend of our parents, Curator of Birds @ LPZ, facilitated the transition to the "reptiles guy". Turns out the cayman was female and she thrived @ LPZ for many years. I'd guess that most of the specimens involved in the "exotic pets" trade did not come to happy endings.
     
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    For many years, there was a company based in Michigan (?) called Johnson & Smith Novelty Co. Their catalogs offered thousands of fun items....false teeth, whoopie cushions, every sort of mask you could imagine, and quite a few items that would be considered "racially inappropriate" or "insensitive" these days....
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  10. noogies

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    Jeez, did I want a pair of those!
     
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    Did anybody get the Johnson Smith catalog, as I did?

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    Read back a few posts....
     
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    Johnson-Smith is still in business...and still selling whoopee cushions.
     
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    In NJ, in the days before Home Depot and Lowe`s, we had Channel Lumber....a very well-stocked home-improvement center....

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    Looks very much like the GC Murphy I remember in Westminster,Maryland.
     

     

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  18. noogies

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    Thanks for the attachments, guys. I too am a big fan. I have dog-eared copies of "In God We Trust -- All Others Pay Cash" and "Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories" that I've been dragging out and re-reading every couple of years since I was ten.
     
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    In DC, the local PBS station played "Inside Jean Shepard" from 3:30 - 4:30 Monday through Friday back in the early 1970's. I was grinding my own 8" Newtonian reflector lens at that time and spent those days listening to him while grinding away. Do those episodes still exist??
     
  20. MaxxVolume

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    My favorite when I was a kid....
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