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Folklore: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)

Rick Fielding 21 Dec 00 - 03:51 PM
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Subject: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 03:51 PM

Our friend Doug R. mentioned a "decoder ring" in another thread and it brought back some great memories. A few years ago at a Festival in Hartford Connecticut, I did a workshop with Steve Gillette and Fred Small. About ten minutes into it, one of us (forget who) mentioned one of those little "baking soda powered submarines" that came in cereal boxes. That was the end of the formal workshop. We all (including the audience) started remembering all the great little toys that the various companies used to get us to buy the cereal. Got pretty funny as we all regressed!

My all-time favourite was the "Own a piece of the Yukon". I forget what cereal (may have been Quaker Oats) but you'd get an actual "deed" for one square inch of Yukon territory. Somehow it went terribly wrong. Some enterprising kids started pooling their "property" and apparently ended up with an acre or so. They (or their parents) demanded that the company allow them to "build something" on THEIR land! Don't remember how it turned out.

I also had a decoder ring that contained "secret Pirate information" and had to be used with the "Commander Tom" television program. The "information" always seemed to be "do your homework, and obey your parents"! Some Pirate!

Anyone else remember these things?

Rick


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 04:00 PM

Aw keericed Rick.........Don't even get me started on this one!!! damn you anyway........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kendall
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 04:07 PM

A Tom Mix siren ring? how about the ring with a mirror in it so you could look behind you without turning around? Glow in the dark spurs? ...shredded Ralston for your breakfast starts the day off shinning bright, gives you lots of Cowboy energy with a flavor thats just right..delicious and nutritous, bite size and ready to eat, take a tip from Tom, go and tell your Mom, shredded Ralston cant be beat! I'll bet Doug remembers!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Mark Clark
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 05:18 PM

Now where is my Lone Ranger Silver Bullet Atomic Ring? I need a few more REMs right now. This little device from the late '40s could be opened up and peered into in a darkened room. You'd see scintillations from what I always supposed was some sort of radioactive material. The light was probably from phosphor but they still needed something to generate the ionizing particle. As I recall, the scintillations were more frequent than cosmic rays would account for. What a good idea that was. Perhaps an early attempt at atomic waste disposal.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Sourdough
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 05:21 PM

There was a little armada of gray, plastic airplanes from Kix, I think and there was a ring from Cheerios with a little bomb-shaped apparatus on the top. They called it a "cloud chamber". It was reminiscent of a "Wilson Clud Chamber" used in atomic research n that there were little streaks of light that could be seen when you looked inside.

There was another item, I think it came through Superman. It was a decoder grid. It turned out to be a simple code that the Confederates used. The grid was easily memorized so an agent could carry it in his head. I still use that code for items that I need to recollect but isn't of great security.

What I remember most is how, growing up in New Hampshire, is Battle Creek, Michigan. What an enchanted place it must be to have all of those premiums. I think Post Cereal was there as well as Kellogs.

I look forward to more premium recollections.

Catspaw49?

Sourdough


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Bert
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 05:23 PM

Well I'll go for the sub title of this thread - (nostalgia).

There was a war on when I was a kid and I don't even remember having cereal boxes let alone toys in 'em.

A year or so after my Mother died, just after the war, we lived in a rest center in London. I was about 9 at the time.. The rest centers were put up because so many houses had been bombed and people had nowhere to live.
They were wooden huts, and a family's living quarters were divided off from their neighbours with heavy black curtains.
There was a communal kitchen with several commercial gas stoves in it.
Well, it was my job to make breakfast, which every day consisted of porrage made from fine oatmeal, none of your rolled oats stuff.

I would take our saucepan into the kitchen and stir it on the stove. I was the only kid in the kitchen with all these women cooking breakfast for their families.
So of course they all made a big fuss over me and I'd join in their chatting over the stove.

So I guess that's one of the reasons that I like women and get along well with them. Often at parties now, you'll find me sitting there chatting with the women while the guys are all watching football.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 06:42 PM

Wonderful story Bert. Luckily the CRS only affects the short term memory.

And Sourdough, you really hit it with the Battle Creek thing. I remember thinking it must be one fantastic place......all those prizes in one town........I wondered what it was like to live there. Some of the stuff, like the little subs, came in the boxes, but you could only get the BIG 5 inch one after saving those boxtops and sending to Battle Creek. Badges, patches, army rank insignia, balsa gliders....there was no end to the largesse!

And I have wondered since if the Ovaltine folks had a bunch of the Secret Decoder pins and rings left over from Little Orphan Annie because Ovaltine also sponsored "Captain Midnight and His Secret Squadron." We drank Ovaltine all the time because I had to have the Captain Midnight stuff.......My pin and OFFICIAL membership card as a Wingman in the Secret Squadron, my Secret Decoder Ring, and the biggie, a model of the Captain's plane (a Douglas Skyrocket).

One of the things that makes this thread funny/sad too, is thinking back on your first disappointment where you began to see the world through new eyes, that all was not as advertized. This is especially timely to me now since last weekend my 8 year old son Michael had his first big disappointment and I swear to you, its harder as a Dad to watch than to live through it. He is a Pokemon addict and when Burger King started ads for "Pokemon GameBoys" he was at my side in an instant. Now you and I know that B-K isn't going to give a GameBoy away with a Kids Meal, but try as I might, I couldn't explain this to Michael. Last weekend we all went to Burger King and seeing the look on his face and the disappointment in his questions and voice was damn near too much for the Ol' Man. He is now an older and wiser shopper perhaps, but another of those pieces of childhood innocense has fallen away.

Anyone on this thread who has not read Jean Shepherd's short story about getting the box from his Mom as an adult filled with "junk they found in the basement" needs to read it. Its absolutely hilarious and what makes it so is the truth in it. I think its in "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" but I'm not sure.

Great thread Rick......I'll be back and I bet some other will too.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 07:05 PM

TOM MIX!!!? Good grief!

Now my own personal cowboy hero (since Bert was smart enough to thread creep into the "nostalgia" bit..I'll happily jump in) was Hoppy. Yup, got a pair of Hopalong Cassidy six guns, filled 'em up with caps, and blasted my way into happy oblivion. Never could figure out the white hair though. As everyone at the age of twelve knew, white hair meant you wuz almost dead...or at least Gabby Hays (dadgummit Roy!)

Never could figure out Red Ryder (other than he had a little Beaver now and then) but I LOVED my Daisy air rifle...and Ol' Red obviously wouldn't steer a kid wrong.

One of the problems with the little circular photo medals that came in Cheerios (?) was that none of the hockey players actually LOOKED like they were supposed to.(maybe that was strictly in canada)

Davy Crockett was a biggy for me as well. I had the complete outfit, fringe, cap and all. Plus a gorgeous two foot long replica of a Tennessee huntin' rifle. It wasn't as much fun as the "Daisy" though, 'cause you couldn't kill toy soldiers with it. (or shoot out the TV, but I've told that one before)

TOM MIX!!?

Damn, Kendall, I've gotta start treatin' you with more respect. Did Tom Mix have a "sidekick"?

Rick


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 08:45 PM

hmmm..I once ordered a Sky King ring...square thing with hinged lid & magnifying glass so you could put pictures under it...and a little telescope ring that you could thread a tiny film strip thru...(I forget whose that was)...also, Nabisco shredded wheat used (1947) to put Buck Rogers space ships made of cardboard as dividers...punch 'em out & fold 'em up!

I'm sure there's a couple others...I had LOADS of 10 cent comics that were lost in a flood back then...I coulda been rich!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 08:56 PM

Anyone from my age group MUST remember the Wack Wallwalker epidemic, as well as Leon Neon, Cap'n Crunch & The Soggies glow-in-the-dark figures, the imfamous water-swelling dinosaurs, etc. Wow...fun to remember all that stuff...


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kendall
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 08:57 PM

He sure did Rick..Sheriff Mike Shaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kendall
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 09:01 PM

His horse was called Tony..Actually, it wasn't the real Tom Mix...he was dead. The part was played by Curley Bradley. I was listening to Superman on a battery radio the day it was announced that President Roosevelt had died..thats FDR to you kids. I remember thinking.."Does this mean the end of our democratic form of government"?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 09:04 PM

You guys are all so old!**BG**

My most prized cereal toy is a teeny-tiny, two-hole, still-works harmonica that my sister, bet, got and later on gave to me! Hah! Music-related even!

My next most prized is one teeny-tiny plastic spoon which my other sister, Priscilla, gave me, or I stole it, CRS, from a group of them she got from boxes of something. I was too little to remember.

My next is my chunk of REAL Alaska gold in its own little grey velvet pouch, certified and everything. I've always been a sucker for rocks.

Most of the cereals we had were in those plastic bags, puffed wheat and rice variety - well there were five of us! Anyway, they didn't give things away, they sold things. I remember one Christmas I saved up all the proof of purchase pieces from the packages, sent in my $1.50 or thereabouts and ordered my mom a complete copper measuring cups and spoons set. Of course, they didn't tell ya they were kid-sized! I was so disappointed, but mom made it feel okay because she acted so pleased and remarked on how they were just right and would be so useful.

Rick, when Roger's mom passed away a few years ago, his sister sent him a few things she found amongst her treasures. One of them was his deed to his one square inch of Alaska. My sister, bet, has hers, too! Maybe we should come back to haunt them and put them all together for a Mudcat getaway lodge!

Thanks, great thread, even if you are a buncha old phoakies!

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 09:58 PM

I was a sucker for the cowboy movies and TV shows. Thanks to a Dad who seemed to never tire of the genre I was also treated to old westerns on TV. The early days of TV were pretty humorous with the programs we now consider classics being filled with serials and other B movie stuff, so I got a lot of Tom Mix, Bob Steele, Tim McCoy, and Johnny Mack Brown as well as Roy, Gene, Hopalong, Cisco, and Sky King.

One of the things I remember well because it was my absolute passion for about 6 months, was a show called "Winky Dink and You." I think this must have been the first interactive thing ever done. I begged, cajoled, pleaded, and whined for my Winky Dink kit....and finally got it. It consisted of a piece of plastic sheeting that you put on the TV screen and some markers for drawing on the plastic. During the show you'd play various connect the dots games and the like, helping Winky through his adventures. For the early/mid fifties, it was pretty exotic.

Like Rick, I was into Ol' Davy too. I had the hat of course, didn't everyone? Walt was no fool even then and I was hooked on everything that had the King of the Wild Frontier on it. But I was never a Mouse Club kid except for the serials like "Boys of the Western Sea" and "Spin & Marty" and of course Annette. In the third grade I threw all caution to the wind and went for an Annette Lunch Box. I had a few fights over that one, but Annette was worth it.

Back in the cereal wars, my parents and grandparents were all eaters of Wheaties and Quaker stuff which NEVER had anything good, so getting the gelt had to start with downing boxes of Sugar Pops, Frosted Flakes, and others which had the REAL prizes. Does anyone remember Lash LaRue? He used a whip and for something like about a bezillion boxtops from a form of wheat germ, you could get one. Man alive, I wanted that whip and although my Dad would eat the cereal, I couldn't stand it and ended up giving my hardly won boxtops to a friend...who never managed to get the whip either. Really gets me now, because I love wheat germ today. Say, I wonder if they still have any of those whips?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 10:00 PM

Geez....make me feel like an infant, why don't ya?? LOL


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kendall
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 10:19 PM

The man who invented Hopalong Cassidy was a Mainer. Matt, I have to wonder what you are going to do for nostalgia...say..40 years from now.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 10:26 PM

Hey, I talked about MY nostalgia up there! I can't help it there's no one young to corroborate it!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: GUEST,Giac, not at home
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 10:31 PM

I sure do remember the submarines - marvel of science, the way they'd sink and float.

Yes, Sourdough, I remember the little grey airplanes. I managed to collect the whole set and had them for years.

Another set of things included miniature license plates from each state (48 states then of course).

I also remember little metal critters, such as a frog and a bug of some sort. They were made of tin and when you pressed down on the back, they'd then pop back up with a clack and the varmit would jump. Don't remember what kind of cereal they came in, though.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 10:36 PM

Spaw, I may be wrong but I think Tom Terrific used the plastic screen cover idea as well. I never got one though.

I saved my two Cheerios boxtops and did some trumped up chores around the house so that I could have the two quarters necessary to send off for an "official space gun - just like the one used by..." it might have been Flash Gordon or it might have been that Captain sombody-or-other who once used an office stapler as a ray-gun on the show. Anyway, I just HAD to have one. Eternity passed and the package arrived. Wow! It really looked like a "space gun" except that it was made of pink plastic.

What was required to use it was to fill a chamber with talcum powder. Then when you squeezed the trigger, it would compress a small bellows inside which blew out a marvelous cloud of white dust.

Twice.

Then it clogged horribly and surgery was the only option. (That's how I learned all about how it worked!) I managed to get it back together again but the bellows never worked right after that.

Now, if that doesn't tug at your heartstrings, then someday I'll tell you all about my first kite.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: MMario
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 10:39 PM

Matt - your nostalgia is accurate...I spent many an hour saying "NO! Put it BACK!" in the grocery store with my nephew and niece. Gave in occasionaly, but they'd dig out the prizes and feed the cereal to the dog, so not often. the dog didn't need that crap and I didn't need the hassle of cleaning up the mess he made afteer he ate it.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 10:48 PM

Oh gawd Allan.......No "first kite" stories....I can't take it. Got one myself.............

I don't remember if Tom used the screen plastic, but I do remember........

I'm Tom Terrific, greatest hero ever.
Terrific is the name for me, 'cause I'm so clever.
I can be what I want to be, and if you want to see
Stand up and follow me.

Pathetic huh? Takes me forever anymore to learn a new song..................oy.............

I think your space gun may have been "Captain Video." You could also get two models of his rocket/spaceship, one of which was really expensive but pretty cool. The other was a cheap thing with cardboard fins. Give you one guess which one I had...........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 10:50 PM

Dang, I forgot about those baking-soda powered submarines! I had hundreds of those things!!!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Ma-K
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 10:50 PM

Remember Jack Armstrong the all American Boy,Little Orphan Annie,Sky King,Dickie Dare? Thay came on right after school. I had the Dragons eye ring,Magic answer box and something that told you how many miles you walked. Butter boxes had stoves, ice boxes, cabinets printed out on their waxed boxes. Flour,sugar,chicken feed sacks were made of printed materal. You bought 100 lb sacks.I had a box of money from different countrys that came from cereal boxs. My kids found them and buried them for tresure and of course could not find them again. The 30's were a great time to be a kid Mary


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Mark Clark
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 11:05 PM

I confess that I was a big "Hoppy" fan too. That was the role I always tried to get when we rode the neighborhood on our imaginary stallions.

Matt, I'm somewhat older than you are... actually, I'm guessing that my children are also somewhat older than you are cause the only thing you mentioned that I've even heard of was Cap'n Crunch. Never actually tried any though. Sounds like I've got some catching up to do. Maybe my grandchildren can bring me up to speed.

To me, Canada was just this big empty space above the U.S. on maps. I didn't come to learn what Canada was really like <g> until the Sgt. Preston radio broadcasts with his faithful sled dog Yukon King. Eventually the sponsor, a cereal company, started printing Dawson City cutouts on the cereal boxes. I'm not saying I learned to love their cereal but I did manage to choke a lot of it down to get the cutouts. I had the whole city collected and the stern wheeled steam boat that served the radio players so well. I'm thinking the cereal was Shreded Wheat but I may be wrong about that. The time was probably c. 1952.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 11:20 PM

Then there were the cool animals from Super Golden Crisp...I had the snake...


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:07 AM

Sargent Preston Of The Yukon! With his dog Yukon King!

On you Huskies, on! Mush! Mush!

Now in those simpler times TV could slag whole races with impunity, so the good Sarge was always tracking down cowardly half-breeds.

Sargent P.: "Well it's the end of the line for you Jacques le Rubberboot"!

Jacques: By Gar! By Jeez, tabernack! H'its dat darn Mountie! Mon dieu you'll never tak me alive, by Gar!

Usually the french canadian villainous trapper would then fall into a crevice, and Sargent Preston would turn to Yukon King and trumpet: "See King, crime doesn't pay".

Canadian kids could get a genuine "official Mountie" badge if they sent in to the show. Even as a twelve year old I didn't think much of the constabulary, so I passed on that.

I DID have an official Richard Greene "Robin Hood" bow and arrow set, with cap and feather.

Oh....and WRESTLING CARDS! Argentine Rocca, Lou Thez, Gorgeous George, Whipper Billy Watson, Dory Funk, Killer Kowalski, and the toughest of all...Gene Kiniski (who stomped off Kowalski's ear! (yes I knew it was totally fake....but my grandma didn't!)

Rick


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:24 AM

Rog says at least he wasn't a singing Mountie! LOL

I made a mistake. It was a square inch of the Yukon, Rog has got. He wants to know, Rick, can he get Canadian citizenship with that, eh? **BG** He also says maybe it was all First Nation land!

luvit!kat


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:30 AM

Yep, Spaw, it was Captain Video.

"I'm Tom Terrific. From Atlantic to Pacific..."

My first archery set was an official Roy Rogers set which featured his signature on the bow (black bow with white signature).

I learned alot of good information about the outdoors from the cardboard dividers that came in Nabisco Shredded Wheat. Some had scenes from The Lone Ranger in which the masked man or his faithful Indian companion would figure out something somehow and I was left with puzzling out how they did it. One I recall was how Tonto knew that the bad guys had been gone for quite some time from their campsite. (The campfire ashes were still warm.) Other cards had line drawings of birds and animals. I am not sure but I think perhaps Mark Trail might have imparted some bits of information about them.

Bill D. will remember them better than I - or at least he did the last time we talked about these dividers.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:32 AM

Oops. The ashes were cold that time.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:40 AM

Allan! I just got the joke in Mark Trail's name!! (only 40 years late!

kat, that square inch of the Yukon must be worth a fortune by now. Oh, and of COURSE it was Native land. Quaker payed them for it with puffed wheat!

Rick


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: roopoo
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:50 AM

Wow you lot over the pond really had some good stuff! My earliest memory of the freebies is the little rotor blades on a stick that you whirled between your hands and then let go. It would be in the late 50s. That would be probably with Kelloggs Corn Flakes. Of course, with cereals that was as exciting as it got for me. My mum never bought many of the more expensive fancy ones like Ricicles. As far as I can remember, British firms seemed more interested in giving plastic roses away with washing powder. Or Christmas decorations. They were silver sycamore or maple leaves with little cones and artificial berries on. How do I remember the detail? My mum's still got some and uses them every year!

Andrea


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 01:36 AM

Does anyone remember little salt and pepper shakers that came in some kind of ceral. They were square with little buttons on the top that you pushed ... and the mugs with the vintage cars on them that came in Quaker Oats? LL


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: GUEST,Thom M. at work
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 02:13 AM

What the frogmen that worked on baking powder similar to the subs. I think they might have been Post cereals. They used to be advertised pretty hot and heavy in the mid fifties.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 02:48 AM

This is a riot! I don't remember most of that stuff! Maybe I wasn't all that interested in the rings and submarines. But I did love what we used to call "wiggle pictures," the ancestors to holograms. Came in Cheerios... And "I want my MAPO!!" Anyone remember THAT?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 03:29 AM

Ah, I'd forgotten about laundry detergents and the way they packed a towel into a little tiny box which had usually settled all the way down at the bottom, so you either had to be patient or dig through all of the powdered soap to get to it. My mom always bought that brand, I think it was Breeze? and I remember buying it when my son was little. Wonder why they stopped doing that? They were pretty sturdy, if thin, towels; came in handy, esp. with little kids around. I think the smaller packages just had wash cloths in them; then hand towels; and if you went for the biggest box, well then...lap of luxury!**BG**

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: bassen
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 03:44 AM

Wasn't the Captain Midnight decoder shaped like a jet/spacehsip and hollow so you could pour a drop of milk in and write invisible messages with the removable nose?

As for Tom Terrific and memory, this from central Norway and most of my life later

I can be a plane up high
A diesel train go roaring by
A bumble bee or a tree
It's me!
When there is trouble
I'm there on the double
From th'Atlantic to the Pacific
They know Tom Terrific

As for the baking soda subs, my Dad used to use a deodorant that came in plastic squeegy bottles (I remember them as green and the sound of wheee-juh, wheee-juh, two doses under each arm in front of a misty mirror in the mild panic to get ready for work/school)anyhow, I'd get the empty bottles, filled with water in the bath tub I used them to strafe the subs when they surfaced...

I should really get back to work...

bassen


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 03:49 AM

Haha, that's a great image comes to mind, Bassen, getting those subs. Reminds me when I was about 5/6 my favourite bathtub toy was a metal submarine which was battery-powered. It was soooo kewl, I just loved it. Anyone else have one of those?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 06:03 AM

I got my first camera with 75¢ and a Wheaties boxtop...worked pretty good, too! I used it for several years.

*remembering that Red Ryder always wore his two guns backwards and did this weird cross-draw...I tried it with my toy set, and even then I thought it seemed awkward..no wonder he had a shorter movie life than Roy & Gene.*


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kendall
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 08:11 AM

I remember Maypo when it first came out. My kids didnt like it. I wish I had saved some of those old comic books, they are worth a fortune now. The Green Hornet...Blue Beetle..Captain Marvel.. Captain America..the Vigilante..and my all time favorite, MAD! Kooking at George W brings back memories!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 08:24 AM

kat, I never had a battery-powered sub; but I had one of those little tin, steam powered boats. A candle was placed under the water-filled canope and once lit, produced enough steam to propel the boat quite nicely. I was pleased to discover that those boats are still for sale in some areas.

Anybody remember potato pistols? I found them for sale recently as well.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 09:40 AM

That sounds kewl, Allan!

Kendall, one of the things we packed up into several crates to go to storage when we changed houses was my MAD collection. I don't have any when it first came out in the 50's, but I do have most of them from the 60's on; very worn of course, as they've all been read by each of my kids and then some. You're right, ole Dumbya unfortunately for Alfred, bears a striking resemblance!

kat


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 09:45 AM

SPUD GUNS!!!!!

Got one in my dresser drawer!!! I used to really make my grandmother angry with those rotting potato bits she'd find all over the place.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:05 AM

Cracker Jacks used to have "Candy-coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize". Well, they still do, sorta. If you consider a miserable little sticker (that doesn't stick) or a water-soluable tattoo that produces an almost invisible image to be worthy of being called "prizes". Gee, they used to have "diamond" rings and all manner of little plastic things you could put together and do something silly with. But I guess they had to stop because of all the problems with kids swallowing the tiny parts. Too bad.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:05 PM

Yesterday heather and I were shopping for Christmas presents for two young friends (4 and 6) and as we walked through the aisles and aisles of toys, I kept thinking: "Where were ALL these things when I was a kid"?

Oh lordy if all the toy weaponry had been there when I was 12...what fantasies I could have lived out! Uzis, Magnums and the like. It's just too bizarre. All those guns when I was a kid and I grow up to be one of those Pinko liberal anti-hunting, anti-uniform commie wimps! Man, if my first REAL hero had been John Wayne rather than Pete Seeger, I'd probably be Toronto's Chief of Police now instead of a folk singer!

Yup Allan, too many kids were goin' to the hospital with little plastic "Popeyes" in their tummies.

Catspaw, I LOVED my "spudgun"! But.....because of my "feminine side", (the part of me that DIDN'T want to blow everything to smithereens) I also loved my

**MR. POTATOHEAD** (is there an "E" on that Dan?)

Nobody's talked about one of the more lethal kids' toys...the slingshot. For whatever strange reason, those things scared me.

Rick


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Bert
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:18 PM

Ah yes spud guns, and pea shooters. Those things never did work very well, fortunately.

And a cap pistol. Now there was a toy. It wasn't 'till I became an engineer that I realised what a miracle it was that they ever worked. You've got this mechanism that in one pull of the trigger, advances the roll of caps precisely the right distance and releases the hammer to fire the cap. It all looks like a quite realistic gun (to a kid at least) and the whole darned thing is made of bloody pot metal. Amazing.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:32 PM

Still have my cap pistol, a real purty six-shooter just like my dad had. Another one I had was a bazooka, it was clear plastic tube, with a smaller tube fitted inside, had ping-pong balls in it and when you pumped air into it (kind of like a trombone slide, but it built up air pressure) out would pop one of the balls. But, we were never allowed to point any of our toy weaponry at anyone or live thing.

Cracker Jacks prizes suck, now, Allan!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kimmers
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:34 PM

Hey, Matt, I remember the Wacky Wall Walkers. And I still have my Freakies magnets on the fridge.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: annamill
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 01:05 PM

Wow!! I loved Lash LaRue and Red Ryder (story later) and Captain Midnight and Sky King And Johnny Mac Brown and Hoppy and Gene Autry and Lone(Long) Ranger and I had a Winky Dink kit too, 'spaw, all too awsome.

About Red Ryder. I never realized how very un-PC Red Ryder was until I was talking to an American Indian or Native American, or Naturist, etc. A couple of us were having this very conversation and I brought up Red Ryder, explaining how very much I enjoyed his show. My Indian friend, John, got up in a huff and left the table and the room. I sat there stunned. Another friend explained. RED Ryder...RED as in Indian...Ryder as in rider...Little Beaver..Little indian boy (REDSKIN)...Red Ryder and Little Beaver ????? Gee, I never thought of it like that...

I still liked the show though (sorry)

Kat, I used to play that I was Lash LaRue (was always a tomboy). I would put on a mask and run around on my make believe horse with a piece of rope for a whip..attacking all the girls and their Barbies and the mean boys.. I made a boy cry once by "lashing" him on the ear. It upset me a lot and I brought him home for my mother to fix his ear. We became really good friends.

Ahh, the innocence of childhood. I sent away for those stupid monkey people!

Does anyone remember having to stay in a dark room because of the measles? I listened to the Lone(Long) Ranger, the Creaking Door, etc. That was fun!

Good memories. Love, annamill


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kendall
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 01:24 PM

I well recall the dark room and measles. The perfect place to listen to The Inner Sanctum, and, Mysterious Traveler. One episode of I Love a Mystery scared me for years, it was titled Bride of the Werewolves.. There is no way they can reproduce that kind of terror on tv!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 01:31 PM

This is either a trip down memory lane or a visit to the chamber of horrors. The darkened measles room.......oy...........

Cap Guns? I think it is part of the genetics of the male child to want to arm himself with all sorts of weaponry. There were some girls who were into it too, but theat passionate need and screaming desire must be located on some male gene. I was a cap gun addict I admit, but I had taste. Those stupid little things that were so common could not hold a candle to the beauties behind the counter at the H&A. What a place! I did all manner of chores to save up for this beautiful, highly polished "Holt 45.".....a cute play on words that I missed as a kid. It was quite a prize and the desire of every gunslinger in Uhrichsville AND Dennison. Several of the "rich kids" had them and I was determined to possess one too. About this time, the "fanner 50" came out. Remember that one? It certainly had merits of its own like a large trigger you could "fan" to get off quick shots from the hip. It was less than the Holt and I had enough money to be one of the first to have one. I bought it that Saturday with all the excitement there was to be had, but I still had a bit of longing for the Holt.....it was really beautiful. Within two days the "big trigger" snapped off my Fanner 50 and soon the plating started to look pretty warn......and a grip fell of......and it wouldn't feed caps.

I could barely go in the H&A. How could I have been so stupid as to go for the glitz and not the substance? The Holt would never be mine and I think I learned something about being a wise consumer that day. Skip the inlay....Do it play???

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 01:45 PM

Ah, puir Spaw. I also have a very tiny, about 2-3 inch six-shooter cap gun which I bought two of at the Kress's store; they were just supposed to be for keychains, so I bought one for my dad and one for me. I used mine and still have it; he carried his on his keychain for years.

Annamill, I was too young to know about any of them. The only thing I remember listening to on the radio was Gunsmoke on Saturday nights and we didn't have a tv until I was 8 or 9 years old. Anyway, though, I WAS a tomboy, too and made a boy cry. We were playing cowboys & indians, I always wanted to be the Indian. I was chasing him, grabbed his new coat and it tore, great big long rip! He was scared of what his mom would say, as was I. I can't remember what happened except being scolded by the teacher.

Ha, what fun!

kat


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Hutzul
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 01:47 PM

Winky Dink! My parents were late sleepers, so I'd walk next door to my grandmother's house for breakfast. I'd slap my Winky Dink screen on the TV and away I'd go. One morning my grandfather walked in and nearly had a stroke. Why is that child scribbling on the TV! (but in Ukrainian).

MAYPO - Anyone remember "I wonder who's sleeping in the lving room? It's Uncle Ralph! Wake up you old rattlesnake... I want my Maypo"

Just who was Uncle Ralph and why was he sleeping in the living room?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Hutzul
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 01:50 PM

I am so sorry. I have no idea why the above appears 4 times! Hutzul

Don't worry about it, Hutzel. Extra bits of nostalgia removed at no charge.:-)
- el joeclone -


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 02:29 PM

Hutzul, often that happens when you use the "Back" button after having posted something. There are other causes, but I can't recall what they are.

Annamill, "Long" Ranger, I am told, is a whole different thing. I think you might find some of his movies in that "other" part of your video store. *G*


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: annamill
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 03:56 PM

LOL, Allan! I remember seeing a movie by that name.

L.,A.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 04:25 PM

Haha, Hutzul!! I'd forgotten about ol' Uncle Ralph! Rattlesnake??? Okay...as long as we're strolling down memory lane, who can complete this sentence....

"You'll wonder where the yellow went......"


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 04:49 PM

"....When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent."

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kendall
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 04:54 PM

Hell, I was 13 before we got electricity! I was 14 before I got shoes..by then, my feet were so tough, I wore them out on the INSIDE first..


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 04:54 PM

"You'll wonder where the yellow went..." Spaw.

"Brusha, brusha, brusha. Its the new..."


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 04:58 PM

Ipana

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 04:58 PM

Oh, I missed seeing KT's post.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 05:17 PM

That's OK Allan....worked out anyway! Do you remember when "Stripe" toothpaste first came out? Everyone thought it was some kind of miracle or something. It could have been the world's worst toothpaste, but everybody had the stuff at least for the novelty value.

Ya' know what you don't see anymore? Tooth Powdwer to brush with. I'm not talking baking soda, but the stuff came in little cans like talc, but you sprinkled it on your toothbrush or made a little paste with it in a glass. I mean it was really worth a crap, but I don't see it anymore....probably for obvious reasons.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 05:28 PM

You don't see Ivory Soap Flakes anymore either. I don't know if they were any good for washing clothes; but there was never anything better to use as snow in a theatre production.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: roopoo
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 05:34 PM

Well I don't know how far back you lot are going, but I was telling my 85 year old mum (who had forgotten where the washpowder Christmas decs had come from) about this thread today. She says when she was small they used to give away little plastic fish shapes in the lids of cocoa. When you put them on your hand they curled and moved. We could be into early 1920s here.

And I too had a spud gun and a Mr Potatohead! I also remember the first stripe toothpaste in the UK. I think it was Signal "with the mouthwash in the stripes". It's still going. I remember Euthymol tooth powder and another that was specifically for smokers. I don't think they make it any more. But you can get beefy flavoured stuff for dogs!

Andrea


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: bassen
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 06:17 PM

Allan C. You mentioned the little tinplate steampowered boats being still available? Check out the poppop Titanic. Fifteen inches long! Have a look at the other tin plate toys, amazing stuff huh?

bassen


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: bassen
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 06:21 PM

Do we want to try that again? Something strange sure happened. This is where I was trying to send you

http://www.hawkin.co.uk/acatalog/Hawkin_Catalogue_Tin_Toys_from_India_15.html

Sorry 'bout that

bassen


You had missed a closing quote in your last post. I've fixed it as they lock threads up for Netscape users. JoeClone


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 06:42 PM

Blue clicky to bassens site CLICK

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kendall
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 08:17 PM

How about Lifebuoy soap? the original one..very distinctive odor. Or, Brillianteen hair tonic? How about sweet spirits of nitre?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 09:01 PM

Oh my gawd........why do we have to show our age on here, anyway?
"Trust your car to the man who wears the star.."
"5 years or 50,000 miles......."
Who sponsored the Friday Night Fights?
Tiddly Winks....Pick Up Sticks...Buterfly sunglasses with sequins....ladies swim suits with box pleated skirts on them.....Follow the Bouncing Ball....the Lennon Sisters...

My kids are STILL mad at me because I refused to buy cereal for the Prize.....their revenge? A plastic soda bottle half full of vinegar, with baking soda in a twist of tissue......(and I had Soda Submarines, too. I also had Sea Monkeys.......)


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 09:20 PM

Well let's see Sorch.............

The Texaco slogan was carried on TV by Uncle Milty, but even more well known to me as a kid was Ed Wynn as the Texaco Fire Chief.

Then it would be the Chrysler Corporation who first advertized the 5/50 warranty.

The fights? "To look sharp" Gilette Blue Blades........And haven't razors come a long way in safety and durability?

Gawd, I love this thread.......

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 09:31 PM

What was (gee, I've never seen this written down before!) Rudy Kazootie's claim to fame (special power)?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kendall
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 09:32 PM

One lives in the past when they have no future. Remember "You bet your Life"? Groucho Marx. Sponsored by DeSoto - Plymouth


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 09:35 PM

Or "Plunk your magic twanger, Froggy". Who starred in that show?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 09:39 PM

I don't know, but

"THIS IS YOUR LIFE!!"


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 09:49 PM

Scroll down this page to find clickies for hearing radio commercials from *G* a few years ago.

http://www.old-time.com/commercials/index.html


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 09:51 PM

Andy Devine.......Sponsored by Sugar Corn Pops? And Kendall, who could forget "See your DeSoto dealer and tell 'em Groucho sent you."

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:04 PM

Andy (who also starred as Jingles P. Jones as Guy Madison's sidekick on "Wild Bill Hickok") got the gig when the original star had a heart attack.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:21 PM

to "Sweet Betsy from Pike"

"I'll tell you a story you'll never forget,
A story about you and YOUR cigarette.
Enjoy smoother smoking, choose wisely, choose well;
Relax and enjoy yourself, light a Pall Mall.

Pall Mall, Pall Mall,
Choose longer and finer and milder Pall Mall.

(yes, that's how you spell it.)

and I can also sing the entire "Rayco Seat Cover" song...

Oh...and about "Plunk your magic twanger, Froggy"..BEFORE Andy Devine was Smilin' Ed McConnell, sponsored by Buster Brown Shoes...."ARF, ARF"..."That's my dog Tige; he lives in a shoe. I'm Buster Brown Brown...look for ME in there, too!"


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:22 PM

Sorry Allan but I missed Rootie Kazootie up there. I remember he played his kazoo (kazootie) and he had a dog (Pooch?) and his special girl was Polka Dottie or something like that. There was a bad guy too anmed Poison Sumac or something like that too.......Never was a biggie for me, but I do remember bits and pieces. My favorite of the puppet types including Howdy Doody was "Kookla, Fran, and Ollie."

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Mark Clark
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:25 PM

Kat reminded us of the towels packed in boxes of Breeze laundry soap but what she forgot to mention was that Breeze was a sponsor of Porter Wagoner's syndicated TV show when Dolly Parton was still working for Porter. Porter and Dolly used to do the commercials live and pull the towels out of the box to show that they were really in there. At the end of the commercial Dolly would always flash that heavenly smile and say---about the towels---"Can't buy 'em."

I got to see Porter and Dolly do a show in the high school auditorium in Hammond Indiana one time. Buck Trent was still there on electric banjo. What a great show, talk about something you can't buy...

Thanks, Kat.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:32 PM

Little bit of trivia for you (us) oldsters. What BIG radio show was Andy Devine on before he joined Wild Bill?

I only discovered this when I took a bunch of old radio shows from the library for my last drive to the States.

Rick


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:33 PM

Dolly also had that line........and you kin oanly git them in boxes of Braize......gotta' love it.

Didn't Fab have something in the box too, besides soap?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:39 PM

Rootie also had an extender on his baseball glove (which he wore constantly). It was one of those doodads that accordioned out to catch baseballs or whatever else came anywhere near him.

Now for a moment of revelation.

I'll bet that nearly everyone thinks that the "C", as in Allan C., is an abbreviation of my last name. Not so. It stands for a name I share with a very early kid's TV show character. My initials are A.C.C..


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: GUEST,Bardford
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:05 PM

A free mountie hat to anyone who recognizes this:

XNY 556

Cheers, Bardford


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:09 PM

You're welcome Mark, but I never saw the program you mentioned. We lived in a one tv channel town, got CBS and mom sort of frowned on any kind of *kuntree* music stuff, plus no tv in our house until spring of 1961, if I remember right, so you all ARE remembering stuff I was too young and too deprived to catch, except a bit of the tail end!**BG**

Question: where is Art Thieme? He ought to have some good ones for this. Art? Are you there? Bring us in some of the musical conenctions, why doncha?:-)

Anybody want to move on into the late 60's and 70's and take a whiff of Hai Karate with me? Or tell me how you guys have Trouble...all day? I have a promotional calendar that Trouble put out that first year, I think it was 1970, each month has some funny qute about Trouble.

"from the land of sparkling wa-ah-turs"

this is fun, makes me feel young, thanks ya'll! **BG**

kat


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:10 PM

Thanks Kimmers! C'mon there must be more of us young folks....right?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:15 PM

Heh heh heh...the orange Wacky Wallwalkers glowed in the dark. I wanted mine to glow REALLY bright, so I stuck it on the lamp...heh heh heh...just a liiiiiiittle too close to the light bulb.....

But hey, I was 7. Isn't melting rubber part of being 7?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:25 PM

Rick you have a toughie there. I do remember him doing a lot of "sidekickin'" with Roy Rogers in the movies before moving to Wild Bill on TV.

Allan and Bards.....Still thinkin'

Kat.......Hai Karate was the "poor man's" Jade East(:<))

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:26 PM

Hey, Mat, we've got stuff for you here,too! For instance: Did you have a crush on Christa or was it Heather on "Zoom"? What was the first line of the theme song?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:28 PM

or was it "sky blue waters?"

Spaw! I was working in health & beauty aids by then and we did NOT discriminate! LOL!! So do you remember Trouble?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:33 PM

Just a guess, Bardford, could that have been the "number" of Sky King's plane? Or was it the license plate of "My Mother the Car?"


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:34 PM

I might be able to tell you Allan...but I have NO IDEA what you're talking about!!!!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Mark Clark
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:35 PM

Rick, I'm not certain but I'm guessing the answer to your question is here. If that's wrong, at least you'll get to hear a great radio show.

I think Andy Devine replaced Smilin' Ed McConnel when Froggy the Gremlin moved from radio to TV but I don't think Devine did any of the radio programs.

"Plunk your magic twanger Froggy!"

"Hiya kids, hiya, hiya, hiya."

or

"Woof! Woof!"
"That's my dog Tige; he lives in a shoe.
I'm Buster Brown; look for me in there too."

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Mark Clark
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:47 PM

While wandering around I found this Saddle Pals & Sidekicks site I think several people here might enjoy.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:54 PM

"Zoom" was a popluar kids' TV show when you were growing up. It was a great variety show and many young guys had crushes on one of the hosts. There were no adults on screen during the show.

"We're gonna Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! Zoom-a, Zoom-a, Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!"

Memorable lyrics, no?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: GUEST,Bardford
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:59 PM

Allan C.- Nope. The reference is a little more north. Although concurrent I think, with My Mother the Car, it was later than the Sky King radio and TV series. I don't know if the show was carried in the U.S. More clues later. Over and out,
Bardford


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:07 AM

That's weird Allan...I never heard of it...


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:14 AM

I checked it out on IMDB...it was supposed to be out last year. I still never heard of it! I think I'm too old!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:22 AM

This is too funny! I have No idea what some of you are talking about but it's a delightful thread, anyway! Makes me smile to read "Hiya kids, hiya, hiya, hiya!!" Don't know where it comes from, but my brother always says it! Was that Froggy the Gremlin?

Okay Here's another fill in the blank. "Saddle your ponies, here we go..................."

And no one has mentioned Mr Green Jeans and Grandfather Clock yet!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:28 AM

Allan, give us another clue!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:32 AM

Hat


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:39 AM

Cat in the Hat????


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:44 AM

That would make for an interesting middle name, I guess.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:46 AM

So yoiu were really named for this character?? How early was this cartoon???


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:46 AM

You had to go say it, didn't you Allan! OUCH!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:51 AM

Matt: ?

KT: The character and I share the same name but I came first. It wasn't always a cartoon.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:52 AM

okay Allan..one more clue.....Wake up Spaw, and help me out here!!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:58 AM

Clem?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:58 AM

The hat was a sidekick to my character. We were seafaring folks.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:59 AM

Clark???


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:00 AM

Ooops sorry Allan...thought it was you who made all those ping pong balls fall on my head...


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:03 AM

hhmmmm.....only sea faring cartoon characters I can think of are Popeye and his gang....no c's there......Guess I'll have to sleep on this one.......


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: GUEST,Thom M.at work
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:06 AM

"Saddle your ponies here we go off to talent rodeo. Gather up Susie, Jack and Joe It's time for the talent round up." Fridays on the Mickey Mouse Club.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: GUEST,Amergin in Idaho
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:07 AM

Oh great, a whole thread dedicated to residents of geriatric centers.....

Amerginrunningandhiding


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:09 AM

When I posted the question there were still a few "really old" people on board. Because of that, I thought the answer would have been immediately forthcoming. Didn't mean for the thread to become about me. So since we now have 112 posts on this thread, let me finish it (in the hopes that someone will soon do a continuation) by telling you the name of the show: The Adventures of Beany and Cecil (the seasick sea-serpent).


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:11 AM

Geriatric!!!!!!

Good on ya, Thom!!"Today is Tuesday....."


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:15 AM

BEANY AND CECIL!!!! My Mother LOVED that show when she was little! I have to tell you, when we bought our first VCR in 1986, what do you think the first video we ever watched was? That's right, Beany & Cecil!


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: KT
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:16 AM

Hey Matt! That's it!!! Cecil!!! Right Allan????


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: GUEST,Nathan Tompkins
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:18 AM

We didn't get our first vcr til about '90.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: RichM
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:50 AM

Jeez, this thread brings back some good memories...I had forgotten about the baking soda-powered subs!

And about Daisy Air Rifles: I got one for christmas when I was about 11...with strict rules about never pointing it at anyone, being responsible about using it, etc...

Later I found out my dad had stopped off at my aunt's place before coming home Xmas Eve, and he and several of my uncles proceded to shoot out all the light bulbs in the house....

Rich


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 10:56 AM

Andy Devine was the "country rube" (with a 300 pound girlfriend) on the JACK BENNY radio show.

Thanks for the radio link Allan.

Rick


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: annamill
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 11:15 AM

I thought Pat Butrum was Roy's sidekick. He drove nellybell, didn't he? I used to get Rudy Kazootie's cookies. I loved Rudy Kazootie!

Gads! What a thread!

Love, annamill


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 11:17 AM

Anyone remember who was the voice of Matt Dillon on the radio show?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kendall
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 11:54 AM

William Conrad. Pat Butram was not the jeep driver...cant think of his name


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kendall
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 11:57 AM

Pat Butram was Gene Autreys sidekick. So, who was the voice of the Lone Ranger on radio? Anyone under 40 will never get it.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 11:58 AM

Pat Brady


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: rube1
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:54 PM

Nobody else collected the pictures of famous Indian chiefs on the backs of what probably was Kellogg's Frosted Flakes? (circa 1963) I never did get the whole set of 12. I kept getting duplicates of King Philip, Cornflower, Chief Joseph and Tecumseh. I ate a lot of cereal that year, but remained in one county in MD. First taste of failure. I wanted that complete set really bad. Still haven't taken off the pounds.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Sourdough
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:07 PM

Rick, kat and Catspaw49, and you others. This is a wonderful thread. I too really loved that period of the late forties and fifties so growing up I was always on the lookout for reminders of that period. This thread has been stimulating, bringing up things I hadn't thought of in a while.

In the early 70s, I was working in Chicago in a television station there, producing a science special with lots of science stars like Nobel Award winners but my attention was on the next studio where Kukla Fran and Ollie were working! What a kick that was! I mean, snaggle-toothed Oliver O Dragon was right there!

A few years later, I got to work a little with Beverly Sills. Did you know that "Bubbles" Sills sang the Rinso White - Rinso Blue radio jingle.

"Rinso White - Rinso Blue
Happy Little Washday song"

Since I knew all of the radio jingles by heart, I certainly remembered that one. I never did work up the nerve to ask her to reprise her version of Rinso White although she graciously recorded Happy Birthday for my son.

Then there was Adele Greene, a lovely lady who had been on the Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She was bright, dignified and lovely and had worked her way, deservedly, into a position of power and influence in that professional world that was important to me. However, I was much more excited to find out that she had been a child actress in "Let's Pretend".

Cream of Wheat is so good to eat
And we have it every day

She had been on the other side of the radio those Saturday mornings, a voice in the productions of Rumplestiltskin, Cinderella and all of those many enchanting stories.

Later on, I had a chance to go on an archaeological expediiton paid for by Clive Cussler. Clive had made a small (or perhaps not so small) fortune with his novel "Raise the Titanic" and was spending his money searching for what he called "Ships of History" that had gone to the bottom of the ocean. However, he hadn't started out as a novelist. He had been an advertising copywriter for many years before giving it up to write books. He had designed the campaign for a household cleaner, I think Ajax. The campaign was built around a knight in shining armor riding through the backyards of America, his long, glistening lance brightening up the lives and laundry of American housewives.

For some reason, he found this unfulfilling and decided to become a best selling author. He studied what were the best selling books of that time and proceeded to write according to the formula he thought he had uncoverd. It took him two or three before he clicked but now he had a franchise built around Dirk Pitt.

In the late sixties, I was working at WGBH, Boston when Chris Sarson, an import from England, sold management on a program to be designed and performed by kids. It was to be called "Zoom". My first wife was a photographer and Chris asked her to do the stills for the show. They became the Opening Titles. Over the next few years, as Zoomers came and went, she did their photos. Today., somewhere in Durango, CO is a great collection of Zoomer portraits.

A piece of Zoom trivia:

If you are familiar with PBS's Masterpiece Theater, you can hear the voice of Zoom's creator, Chris Sarson. He is the refined English voice that does the introductions. He also was the original producer of Masterpiece Theater.

. Sourdough


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:51 PM

I have always admired the wonderful productions which came from WGBH. Now I know one of the reasons they were so good. Thank you, Sourdough for whatever part you had in it all. Oh, and thanks for letting me know that I wasn't the only one who knew about "Zoom".

Pat Butram's most famous role was one he portrayed on "Green Acres". Anyone remember the character's name?

At the age of four, I kicked my older brother in the head for stealing my spot in front of the speaker of the radio console just as "The Lone Ranger" was coming on. I felt totally justified. However, my parents didn't share my views and I had to listen to the show while standing in the corner. I guess I was too young to remember the actors' names.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kendall
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 03:34 PM

Pat Butram on Green Acres was Mr. Haney. The original Lone Rangers voice was Brace Beemer. How about Superman? the voice, I mean..


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 03:48 PM

Sourdough, thank you for those....What great stuff!!!

This is just a fun thread isn't it? Every poster seems to bring up some other piece of the past that triggers more and more. Like I said above though, its both a trip down memory lane and a chamber of horrors! I hadn't thought about my disappointment in never having bought the cap pistol I really wanted til this thread. Geez, its like a deep psychoanalysis.............

AND ......CECIL??? CECIL???.........gawd Allan I love it..............but are you ever gonna' take a beating from me on this one Allan, er,uh....CECIL!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Matt_R
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 03:54 PM

But do you pronounce it "sesle" or "seesul"?


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Peter T.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 04:31 PM

I always had good luck, except for the time I sent away for the one-man submarine.

One of the loony things that connects Rick and I is the Oak Island Mystery!!! (see thread). I first heard about it on the side of a box of Shreddies, which had a treasure map inside!! I forced my mother to buy them, and she forced me to eat the Shreddies -- worst cereal ever invented. I used to eat a bowl and go off and be sick. My mother eventually took pity on me and threw the box out. But I still had the map, which was not a map, but a cut-away diagram, packed with information -- no idea where it came from. It was on my wall for years.

The nicest ones I ever remember (still Canadian) were bird pictures you could get with RedRose Tea (I think). You could send away for an album, which I did. The pictures were fine, and the information was well written. I drank a lot of tea and learned a lot about birds.

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 04:58 PM

Same way as the sea serpent, Matt. Spaw, sometimes I think Cecil was the basic equivalent of Sue.

I don't know about the voice of the radio Superman but here is where you can read about the mysterious circumstances of the death of the actor who portrayed the TV Superman.

http://www.jimnoltenterprises.com/um.htm


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 05:06 PM

Supposing the one-square inch Alaska property deeds were on the up and up at the time, and you've got one--or a bunch--today, you're probably out of luck if you wanted to claim it or them. Probably been seized for back taxes years ago! Bah, humbug!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: annamill
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 05:35 PM

"I can't be a pan-handler, 'cause I have no pan to handle!" Zoom. One of my very favorite kid shows. My ex-husbands too. Maybe that should have forewarned me ;-)

Love, annamill


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 06:01 PM

Ya know, another Gene Autry sidekick was country singer Johnnie Bond.

Holy cow! Redrose Tea and boid pics! Me too. Now Peter, do you remember the offer for (cheap) binoculars?

I just had a sobering thought my friends.(sorry) We were all BLOODY LUCKY!

Another (less sobering) thought. Man, all these little doo-hickeys would be worth a ton of money these days (even unopened boxes of "Maypo"). Ah, well. My mother threw out my HUGE collection of comics (including almost a complete set of Classics Illustrated) when I moved out to be a hippie in Yorkville. Silly thing to do.

I mentioned to Peter once that it was rather disconcerting to me that when I recalled most of the "serious" books I'd read, I seemed to visualize the characters as being two dimensional, badly drawn, and in primary colours!

Rick


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 06:09 PM

Could someone with HTML capabilities please continue this thread. (Suggestion: rename it Nostalgia Thread or something and link it - this will make it easier to trace in the future.) Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: kendall
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 06:13 PM

Ok, I'll let you up, the voice of Superman was (you wont believe this) Bud Collier.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: Sourdough
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:04 PM

I had forgotten all about Cecil the Sea Sick Sea Serpent. I think growing up that I modeled my personlity on a combination of Cecil, Uncle Captain and Beanie.

Another undisputed influence on my life was the offer in Shredded Wheat in which Straight Arrow, "the Nabisco Indian", provided and introduction to wilderness lore and got me interested in becoming comfortable in the great outdoors.

. Sourdough


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:18 PM

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