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Subject: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:08 PM

Here's the link to the previous thread.....a real winner!

CLICK HERE FOR PREVIOUS THREAD

And Rick, you can still buy unopened boxes of Maypo at the store. If its not available in Canada, I'll send you a box!! We have a box in the pantry and the kids (and Dad and Mom) love it. Just that hint of maple makes it soooo different than oatmeal.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:14 PM

In the previous thread we had just learned that Bud Collier was the voice of Superman on the radio show. Does anyone recall the name of the television quiz show he was best known for hosting?


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:16 PM

Beat The Clock?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:18 PM

Yep. Beat the Clock.

How many members of the panel on What's My Line? can you name?


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:24 PM

4.....Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen, sometimes Steve Allan, and the woman who sat next to Bennett Cerf....Damn, what's her name???? John Daly hosted.

ARLENE FRANCIS!!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:30 PM

Dorothy Kilgallen covered the first Sam Shepherd trial in Cleveland and was instrumental in getting him a new trial ten years later. She testified that the the trial judge had granted her an interview during the trial because of her fame (columnist and TV personality) and had said to her that Sam was "as guilty as hell." And thinking of that...Do you remember what attorney handled the second trial for Dr. Sam?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:41 PM

Same one who prosecuted Manson?


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:50 PM

No, but he defended Patty Hearst, the Boston Strangler, and OJ.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Matt_R
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 08:29 PM

I guess we've stopped talking about cereal now...?


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 08:32 PM

Not at all, Matt. Go right ahead.


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 09:22 PM

Sourdough mentioned Shredded Wheat and I assume he's talking of the BIG biscuits jobbies. I liked the things really, just a little sugar and milk. However my grandmother had to mess with them all the time. She'd heat the things up in the oven or scald them with boiling water, making a soggy mass, and THEN put the milk on. Geeziz....it was awful. Anybody else do that stuff?

And Peter----Are "Shreddies" Shredded Wheat?

I got to thinking about the most fun toys in cereal and outside of the subs and divers, Post used to put balsa gliders in some cereals and they were just great. Just like the ones you'd buy. I bought a couple of the things a couple years ago and they have really gone downhill!!! Complete junk. The ones years ago and even the ones in Post boxes were great flyers, well made, and they'd really last!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Clifton53
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 09:39 PM

The darn cereal folks, they always put the prize in with the cereal instead of leaving it outside the inner waxy bag. I can't tell you how many times I got blasted for opening the box and digging my little mitts all through the contents until I found the prize.

Clifton


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 09:47 PM

Damn, I wish I had the time to read the whole original thread. My earliest TV memories are Superman, the Mickey Mouse Club, the Life of Riley, and Popeye Theater, with Sally Starr, which may have been a local Philadelphia show. All I can remember of Tom Terrific is that he had a hat that looked like a funnel, and the cartoon started with "Terrytoons presents....the real great adventures of me, Tom Terrific! And Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog."

Speaking of cereal, does anybody remember the Checkerboard Times? It was a whole one-page "newspaper" that was printed on the back of Chex cereals. Since I was (and still am) a compulsive reader, who used to read the ingredients list on cereal boxes (that's where I found out about butylated hydroxytoluene), this was a welcome diversion.

And speaking of reading boxes, this one's for kat: SCREAMING YELLOW ZONKERS!!! Oh, man, I could go on and on, but I don't have the time. Didn't we have this conversation recently on PalTalk?

A-thi-a-thi-a-thi-a-that's all, folks! (But it isn't, of course, fortunately for all of us geezers--of any age!) Now if I could only remember the name of the store in Seattle that SELLS all this stuff...I used to go there on a Saturday and just drool...I even bought one of those thin fish somebody mentioned that wiggle in your hand from your body heat!

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 09:53 PM

I recall collecting tiny replicas of sidearms of the old west. I think these came in Sugar Pops. I say that because they sponsored "Wild Bill Hickok" and one of the featured pistols was the Peacemaker which was, according to the show, Bill's choice of pistol. I think I eventually acquired the whole set. Gotta have my Pops!


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 10:20 PM

Well Mark, you DO bring up another one......"Life of Riley" which starred William Bendix. He must have been one of the most unlikely looking TV and movie stars of the time. Like Andy DeVine though, perhaps we valued individuality more than looks back then....at least in the male roles.

Back to the guns.....Remember the "Buntline Special?" I don't recall anyone having a "pot metal" one but somebody had a plastic kit and of course I HAD to have it. It had this great honking long barrel and looked really cool. Of course I wasn't satisfied to have it sitting around in my room......no, I had to go play with it. About the second time I took it out of the holster I'd special cut for it, the barrel broke off. I was pretty upset, but it was plastic, so I glued it back on. Now anyone who has built models knows that repairs are usually a gluey, gooey, mess and of course it was. But I took it out again (never been too bright) and broke it again......and glued it again.....and broke it again.........Eventually this was the most dubious looking firearm the world had ever seen with the barrel pointing off to one side and a big glue encrusted gauze wad wrapped around it. I finally gave up on it and it went to the top of my closet where it would occasionally remind me of my foolishness.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 10:21 PM

Zonkers were high (!) on my list of munchies at one time.


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 11:37 PM

Rick-- 'Way back up in Thread I you mentioned Davy Crockett; are you talking about the character as played by Fess Parker on television for Disney? I worked as an extra in a couple of those shows!


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 11:59 PM

Oh man......Bill I knew you were my hero, but you gotta' tell us about that!! What episodes? I watched them all and taped some of the ones Disney Channel started showing again a few years ago. A lot of us were "Coonskin" kids and would love to hear this!!!

Seriously.....that's neat!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 12:26 AM

'Spaw--
There's nothing much to tell. Some of the early episodes were filmed on location in southeast Tennessee. They needed some Indians. I'm half Cherokee. There was no talent involved; they shaved my head, gave me a loincloth and a tomahawk, and ran me through the woods while Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen shot blanks at me and a bunch of other fellers. The pay wasn't bad, but it was tough getting a date until that damned Mohawk grew out.


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: GUEST,Thom M.
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 12:28 AM

Does anybody remember Mattel "Shootin shell" Rifles and Greenie Stikum caps? They even had a derringer belt buckle that would fire when you pushed your stomach against it.


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Sourdough
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 01:28 AM

I can't remember the name of that lawyer. He was an ex-Marine and he flew helicopters. (His name had an initial in it) I even interviewed him once in Boston. I had to get him to sign a release, one of those standard documents that says that the television station can do anything it wants with the videotape (wasn't there a "Lee" in his name?) He looked at the paper and said, "You do know that this paper is worthless, don't you?" I figured that he could certainly break it if he put his mind to it. I agreed that it probably was worthless. He smiled, signed, and pocketed the dollar that the station gave me to give out when I got releases so that it would be a more valid contract. They person would have gotten something in echange. Now, what in the hell was this lawyer's name?

Sourdough


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: GUEST,Thom M.
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 01:39 AM

Would it be F. Lee Baily? What about Bosco and Fizzies?


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: kimmers
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 01:43 AM

And speaking of Davy Crockett, are the words to that ridiculous theme song available anywhere on the net? I haven't been able to find them in the DT, but they could be hidden.

At one time, I knew all of the words. Despite the inherent danger, I'd like to learn them again. And no, I don't remember watching the show; I learned the song (along with many others) while playing in the Russell Elementary School Ukulele Band at age 8 or thereabouts.


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: GUEST,Bardford
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 02:07 AM

Kimmers,
I found this via a Google search.

The Ballad of Davy Crockett

From _Davy Crockett
Music: George Bruns
Lyrics: Tom Blackburn

Born on a mountain top in Tennessee
greenest state in the land of the free
raised in the woods so he knew ev'ry tree
kilt him a b'ar when he was only three
Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier!

In eighteen thirteen the Creeks uprose
addin' redskin arrows to the country's woes
Now, Injun fightin' is somethin' he knows,
so he shoulders his rifle an' off he goes
Davy, Davy Crockett, the man who don't know fear!

Off through the woods he's a marchin' along
makin' up yarns an' a singin' a song
itchin' fer fightin' an' rightin' a wrong
he's ringy as a b'ar an' twict as strong
Davy, Davy Crockett, the buckskin buccaneer!

Andy Jackson is our gen'ral's name
his reg'lar soldiers we'll put to shame
Them redskin varmints us Volunteers'll tame
'cause we got the guns with the sure-fire aim
Davy, Davy Crockett, the champion of us all!~

Headed back to war from the ol' home place
but Red Stick was leadin' a merry chase
fightin' an' burnin' at a devil's pace
south to the swamps on the Florida Trace
Davy, Davy Crockett, trackin' the redskins down!

Fought single-handed through the Injun War
till the Creeks was whipped an' peace was in store
An' while he was handlin' this risky chore
made hisself a legend for evermore
Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier!

He give his word an' he give his hand
that his Injun friends could keep their land
An' the rest of his life he took the stand
that justice was due every redskin band
Davy, Davy Crockett, holdin' his promise dear!

Home fer the winter with his family
happy as squirrels in the ol' gum tree
bein' the father he wanted to be
close to his boys as the pod an' the pea
Davy, Davy Crockett, holdin' his young'uns dear!

But the ice went out an' the warm winds came
an' the meltin' snow showed tracks of game
An' the flowers of Spring filled the woods with flame
an' all of a sudden life got too tame
Davy, Davy Crockett, headin' on West again!

Off through the woods we're ridin' along
makin' up yarns an' singin' a song
He's ringy as a b'ar an' twict as strong
an' knows he's right 'cause he ain' often wrong
Davy, Davy Crockett, the man who don't know fear!

Lookin' fer a place where the air smells clean
where the trees is tall an' the grass is green
where the fish is fat in an untouched stream
an' the teemin' woods is a hunter's dream
Davy, Davy Crockett, lookin' fer Paradise!

Now he's lost his love an' his grief was gall
in his heart he wanted to leave it all
an' lose himself in the forests tall
but he answered instead his country's call
Davy, Davy Crockett, beginnin' his campaign!

Needin' his help they didn't vote blind
They put in Davy 'cause he was their kind
sent up to Nashville the best they could find
a fightin' spirit an' a thinkin' mind
Davy, Davy Crockett, choice of the whole frontier!

The votes were counted an' he won hands down
so they sent him off to Washin'ton town
with his best dress suit still his buckskins brown
a livin' legend of growin' renown
Davy, Davy Crockett, the Canebrake Congressman!

He went off to Congress an' served a spell
fixin' up the Govern'ments an' laws as well
took over Washin'ton so we heered tell
an' patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell
Davy, Davy Crockett, seein' his duty clear!

Him an' his jokes travelled all through the land
an' his speeches made him friends to beat the band
His politickin' was their favorite brand
an' everyone wanted to shake his hand


Davy, Davy Crockett, helpin' his legend grow!

He knew when he spoke he sounded the knell
of his hopes for White House an' fame as well
But he spoke out strong so hist'ry books tell
an' patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell
Davy, Davy Crockett, seein' his duty clear!

When he come home his politickin' done
the western march had just begun
So he packed his gear an' his trusty gun
an' lit out grinnin' to follow the sun
Davy, Davy Crockett, leadin' the pioneer!

He heard of Houston an' Austin so
to the Texas plains he jest had to go
Where freedom was fightin' another foe
an' they needed him at the Alamo
Davy, Davy Crockett, the man who don't know fear!

His land is biggest an' his land is best
from grassy plains to the mountain crest
He's ahead of us all meetin' the test
followin' his legend into the West
Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier!


Whew.Bardford


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: GUEST,Bardford
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 02:16 AM

Just some closure for the folks who are no doubt staying awake wondering what XNY 556 refers to. There was a Canadian TV show in the early to mid 60's called The Forest Rangers. A group of kids thwarting crime and protecting the environment from their headquarters in an old fort. XNY 556 were the call letters for their radio. Quite a good show as I recall, with a jaunty, whistle-able theme song. "XNY five-five-six. Chubb, this is Mike. Do you read me? Joe Two Rivers will meet us at the RCMP detachment. Over and Out."

Ah, the olden days.
Bardford


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: DonMeixner
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 02:40 AM

The lawyer was F. Lee Bailey.

Bill Bendix was a great character actor who got his start in the "B" films. Usually as a working guy or a heavy. I think his best stuff was as a Navy gob on the war films. Usually as a Chief rarely just a deck ape. He did some very funny lead roles latter on. One as an umpire with double vision and if his Babe Ruth wasn't exactly as Babe was in life, it was good enough for me.

I had a Fanner Fifty with shootin shells. Greenie Stickum caps and the belt buckle derringer. A friend had the Johnny Rebel Cannon with the muzzle loading cannon ball that was too big to put out an eye but could give you a great head ache.

I had the Superman red vinyl belt, acollection of old west sidearms from Hubley toys. About a million Frogmen and PT boats that ran on baking soda. And free tickets to "Forbidden Planet" from finding a lucky box of Shreaded Wheat.

Don


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: DonMeixner
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 02:50 AM

Kendall,

Those comics from the ceral boxes are called Mighty Minis and some are worth about $40.00 in Near Mint condition. Not a lot when a near mint Spiderman brings $30,000.00 at some auctions but the memories are priceless.

Don


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 02:55 AM

Don has it. The "FLEE"....F.Lee Bailey. Sourdough, you had everything BUT the name. Don't you hate those "senior moments?" Don, I also liked Bill Bendix in those war movies, but the umpire one was really funny. My senior moment, I can't remember the name of it!

and thanks Bardford for the info.....I missed that one.......not a show I remember at all. Great job on the lyrics, but I also recall that a few were added during the "River Pirates" episodes and the race with Big Mike Fink (King of the River---Women hide and bold men shivver. I'm Mike Fink, King of the river)....did you happen to run across those? I'll have to dig out the Fink episodes and copy them down maybe.

And Bill Foster........I'll never look at those "injuns" the same way again! Hey! Did that one have a banjo? LOL.....Thanks for the story.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: GUEST,Thom M.
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 03:01 AM

"Kill the Umpire" was the name of the movie. Bendix's character was called "Two Call Johnson" because due to some eyes drops he used he saw everthig twice. One of Bendix's best role was im the Hitchcock movie "Lifeboat".


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Sourdough
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 03:05 AM

That was it, the lawyer's name was F. Lee Bailey.

I think he did some guest appearances on "The Advocates" if anyone remembers that TV series from the 70s.

I can't remember who told me this story. It was a long time ago but he was visiting, for the first time, a girl friend from college at her home in a Connecticut suburb of New York. He took the train there and her father, a radio announcer, met him at the train station. For some reason the girl hadn't been able to make it. He and the father made small talk as they drove out of the parking lot, along the streets and onto the highway. Finally my friend was no longer able to control himself. He pleaded with the father, "Would you do it, please?"

The father knew what he was referring to and, as the car sped along the Merrit Parkway in suburban Connecticut, the radio announcer did his most famous piece of work, "Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear..."

Americans over the age of 40 will know what this is about. It was th opening of "The Lone Ranger". As far as I know, it never varied from the time it started on the radio, probably in the late thirties to when it disappeared off television in the fifties.

Sourdough


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Allan C.
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 07:53 AM

I used to have one of Mattel's "shootin' shell" rifles. It helped me out of many imaginary battles against rustlers, etc..

Something else Thom said reminded me: Does anyone remember who X Brands was?


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Peter T.
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 11:43 AM

Shreddies were not Shredded Wheat (which is not unlike chewing on your grandfather's beard, if that is your idea of a good time), but bite-sized Shredded Wheat, square thingummies; not, let me hasten to add, like the bite size Shreddies they have now (which is not unlike chewing on your grandmother's beard), but I suppose a first draft version put out about the time they were doing above ground nuclear testing, and subject to similar complaints -- abuse of health, mad scientists, armies of human guinea pigs being subjected to horrible and unknown perils in the name of progress. If I could have buried all the supplies of Shreddies 1.0, no place would have been more suitable than Oak Island, whose map was tucked within the box, and which has withstood all attempts to obtain its treasure for 300 years or more. Had I been in charge of civil society at the time, I would have subjected the executives of the Nabisco Company to a Bill of Attainder, on the basis of their clear and present threat to the future of human well being.

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 12:47 PM

But remember who PRECEDED William Bendix as Riley? Jackie Gleason! Poor old Bendix. They made him play Babe Ruth, and to many, that was the worst sports pic. of all time. William may have been burly but he "Thowed like a Girl"! Almost as bad as John Goodman, but not quite.

Maypo still around?! Well I do declare!

Now here's a bit of an odd one. When I was five or six, my favourite cereal was "Sugar Crisp". Probably one of the more unhealthy concoctions...and it still is today! Except now I alternate with BRAN flakes. Damn this ageing!

Wow! A Davey Crockett victim, one of us! Way to go Bill. By the way, anyone remember Yancey Derringer?

I actually used to sing "Farewell To the Mountains" from the last Crockett episode at the Alamo. Can still picture fess Parker's voice. Of course that was before I started readin' history and discovered who was actually stealin' who's land. I thought the John wayne "Alamo" didn't hold up to Disney, mostly cause ol' Fess WAS Davey.

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Peter T.
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 01:01 PM

No, the new champion for worst baseball pic ever is "For Love Of The Game" -- What a turkey.

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: kendall
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 01:33 PM

Yancey Derringer...played by Jock Mahoney


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Allan C.
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 01:48 PM

Rick & Kendall, see my question above. (heh, heh)


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Allan C.
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 04:30 PM

Okay, I'll give you a break. X Brands played the part of Pahoo Ka Ta Wah who was Yancy's silent sidekick. His best trick was to produce a weapon from behind his head with lightning speed.

I always liked Pahoo and wondered whatever happened to X Brands. I have discovered that he once appeared on Bonanza but that's all.

I found some theme songs of TV westerns here:

http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/children/westerns/index.htm


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: kendall
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 04:43 PM

X Brands was a character actor who appeared in a number of flicks, but, he was never a star, so, is easily forgotten.


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: R!
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 04:44 PM

Mark Cohen, Our Gal Sal, Sally Star, was guest of honor at our holiday parade a few years ago. She got a tremendous reception. Remember Gene London and Cartoon Corners General Store? A co-worker told me that as a child her Brownie troop was on Gene's show. Apparently, the pictures he drew were done beforehand and he's just make a few lines on the paper for the camera. She was crushed to learn that he didn't draw the pictures live. And how about Bertie the Bunyip on Sunday mornings?

Rowana


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 05:18 PM

I thought they still made "Screaming Yellow Zonkers"...I swear I saw them in the store not long ago....oh well. What in hell are we all doing here on Christmas Eve, anyway? Don't you guys have presents to wrap, cardboard blocks to put together, play houses to build, or something?


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Allan C.
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 05:59 PM

Yes, Zonkers are still around.

Nope, no presents to wrap because I give them whever the mood strikes.

I was poking around the old frame house that sits on a hill opposite of the "new" house. I found an empty bluing bottle there. How many of you remember bluing?


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: kendall
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 06:37 PM

I remember bluing. Furthermore, I'm here on Christmas because there is no where I'd rather be.


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 06:41 PM

You mean bluing for laundry (whitener?) or bluing for gun barrels? I remember laundry bluing----blueing? To e or not to e? Washing soda, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Allan C.
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 06:50 PM

No e, Sorcha. I hadn't thought about gun bluing. No, this was bluing for laundry. I have never understood the concept of how it worked to make whites whiter - or at least prevented them from turning yellow.

Mom thought it was a fun idea to put bluing in the wading pool to color the water. (I didn't get any whiter.)


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 07:55 PM

We used to use it along with some other stuff I can't remember (food coloring was one) to grow colored crystals on charcoal briquets.....what else was in it?


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 08:04 PM

We don't have anywhere to go, because we're the destination. Daughter and son never left the home town. They will be here bright and early tomorrow, with our first grandchild (5 months old tomorrow)for a great celebration of gifting and a wonderful dinner.

Like Kendall, I'm here because, until time travel becomes possible, there's nowhere else I'd rather be.

Would you rather be somewhere else?

Bill Foster


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Matt_R
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 08:10 PM

I would. Chicago, definately.


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Melani
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 08:25 PM

I had a Davy Crockett coonskin cap too, and just a few years ago I bought a video of all the episodes!

I've still got one of those diving submarines that you put baking powder in. Actually, I just got it recently--they're selling them now to all us aging boomers who remember them. The difference is that this time I got the thing to work!

And I'm here right now because we're having Christmas dinner tomorrow, and I'm waiting for my mother to arrive to light the Hanukah candles. Oops. there she is. Happy holidays, everyone!


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Allan C.
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 08:46 PM

A few weeks back there was a series brought back on Walt Disney Presents that brought back the memories: The Saga of Andy Burnett. I am fairly certain I saw it in a movie theater the first time around. It made me want to read more stories written by that author - but I have forgotten the name.


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 09:19 PM

OK, I brought it up, so I am here because I am bored..... Mr. in bed (he has t work tonite at 11PM) kids, 22 and 16, are out with friends. Just me and the dogs here at home, in front of the fireplace. Christmas is really no fun without a couple of 5 or 6 year olds to be enchanted (and loony!)


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Troll
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 09:38 PM

I remember that, in a Nabisco Shredded Wheat box, you could get a deed to one square inch of land in Alaska.
Does anyone recall a TV show called,"The Bucaneers"?
"Lets go a-roving
A-roving across the ocean Lets go a-roving
And join The Bucaneers.
etc.
And how about "Crusader Rabbit"?

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Matt_R
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 09:48 PM

Poor Sorcha!


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Allan C.
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 09:51 PM

I was a true Crusader Rabbit fan. Rarely missed a show. I tapped into some re-runs a few years back. It was great.

There is something similar in the way the Trix rabbit is drawn or at least I am always reminded of Crusader when I see it.

One of my favorite segments was the Improbable History.


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 09:51 PM

nah, not really, Matt. At least there are no crises to deal with, and Allan C called to wish us a Happy Christmas. You have a good 'un, too, ya hear? (and the dogs are GREAT company.......lol)


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 09:52 PM

I'm here now because I love all of you and there is no place I'd rather be.

We just got home from Connie and Wayne's, the boys are in bed (no problem tonight!!!), the presents are wrapped and I can anticipate the morning.

BUT YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS!!! I still use bluing and lately haven't been able to find it at my regular store.......Soooooo, lo and behold, I GOT SOME FROM CONNIE AS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT!!! What an odd coincidence, but that's how this place works sometimes. We grow coal crystals with it too.....lotsa' fun for the kids.

I shall now wait a bit and then go deliver Santa's packages to their place under the tree. Word has it that he brought the boys AND Dad a road racing set!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Allan C.
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 09:57 PM

Oops. Was Improbable History on that show or on Rocky and Bullwinkle? The cartooning on both shows, (as well as the overall formats) were so similar IMHO, I often confuse them.


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 10:00 PM

Spaw!! What are the rest of the ingredients for the crystals? I forget.......duh. And uh oh--I have "Santa Stuff" for our "kids"--22 and 16......and the stockings are still in the attic.......better do something about that huh?


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Matt_R
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 10:12 PM

I'm sitting here on Mudcat...checking emails...writing out chords for a song by The Move, getting ready to sing on Paltalk later...talking to my bud on Paltalk...Christmas Eve has never been so eventful!

--M


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 10:27 PM

We just got back from our friends Greg and Cathy and their three charming tots. Great dinner, lotsa laffs and then downstairs to pick some bluegrass. Heather doesn't play but she'a a wonderful audience!

Getting nervous (as I always do) about cooking for 14 tomorrow. Can't help remembering three years ago when the stove went on the fritz and I had to drive the turkey to a friends house...and then go back and get it again! One habit from childhood stays the same. I'll make candied yams with raisins and butter...yum. Happy Christmas, and holidays folks.

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 10:34 PM

(raisins? yuck..)Wish I had a husband that could cook.


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Matt_R
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 10:39 PM

Get that real guitar boy playin', I'm a California Man!!


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: kendall
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 09:19 AM

Sorcha..there is an old saying which I firmly believe..."If you can read, you can cook."


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 10:28 AM

Sorry Sorcha...I'll leave the raisins out of your portion. I'd better, folks have been leavin' the onions out (or mashing them up) for me for years.

I learned years ago that cooking was MUCH easier than doin' laundry, ironing or washing floors....so I've stuck to what i know!

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: Allan C.
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 10:40 AM

WHAT?!! No toasted marshmallows on top?


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Subject: RE: BS: CerealBoxTreasures-Nostalgia,Part 2
From: John Hindsill
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 07:20 PM

Having been out of town until a couple of hours ago, I missed the meat of this thread.

During WW2 (the BIG one!) Kix had miniature models of USAAC planes. Selected boxes had cut-outs that became part of the Kix air field, so that you could eventually have a complete squadron.

In the early 1950s Pep Cereal had tin buttons of Kings Features Comics characters, and later, Tom Corbett, Space Cadet buttons.

About that same time, the separators of Nabisco Shredded Wheat box were filled with Indian Lore and Camping tips called Injun-uities (get it?), as they were the sponsor of the Straight Arrow radio program.

There were lots of others, but I recall these best.---John

PS- Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah or both, or neither if that is your choice.


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Subject: RE: Cereal Box Treasures.(nostalgia thread)
From: GUEST,oldspice
Date: 16 Jan 05 - 09:35 PM

I remember the small license plates, were they in Wheaties? Does anyone know where one could come up with the entire "48" state collection? I would like to know-I once had a set only lacked a couple of the states, but are gone now-just wondering.


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