Tuesday, May 31, 2011

South on Watson, North on Ransom. Where am I?

A Warm Memorial Day Afternoon at Indian Lake County Park

JoAnna and I make our first visit here in over 20 years.

Far removed from this place.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lysol, Mineral Ice, and Eclipse Polar Ice Gum

These three Items smell the same to me.

No wonder the thought of popping a piece of Polar Ice gum into my mouth nauseates me.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Ponds Walk, Sunday evening, May 15

We have plenty of other routes we can walk -- Lakeview Park, the Pheasant Branch Nature Preserve, to name two -- but the figure 8 walk around Tiedeman and Stricker ponds is the only one where a heron siting takes place.

And JoAnna loves her herons.

Unfortunately, none was spotted on this walk.  (Just a single duck.)

The route.

OK, so it looks more like a lorgnette that someone stepped on.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Television by Capehart

The home entertainment unit, complete with books!

...and at prices within reach!

Note that the ad doesn't specify whose reach Capehart products are within, but the well-appointed living room should give you a clue.

"Stopover in a Quiet Town"

My homage to this episode of a classic TV series.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Procol Harum's A Salty Dog

Procol Harum's albums spent a lot of time on the turntables at 428A Allenhurst Drive and 4028 Bailey Avenue (same color after all these year!) in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and no album more than this one.  Its nautical theme and perfect arrangement of tracks gives A Salty Dog the feel of a rock opera.

I managed to catch Procol Harum in concert twice during my 4 years at UB, the first time at Clark Gym and again at the acoustically wondrous Kleinhans Music Hall.

A Salty Dog made its debut on Billboard's Top 200 albums for the week ending May 10, 1969.  It spent 20 weeks on the chart, making its way as high as #32.

I still listen to A Salty Dog on a regular basis; the listening experience remains as fresh as it was 42 years ago.  It's definitely a candidate for my top 10 favorite albums of all time.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Home Entertainment Unit from 1950

And what would this TV cost in today's dollars? $6,225. I'm betting that's at least twice, if not three times what Dad made as pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Auburn Washington.

What of the TV shows promoted in the above ad.

Starring Leslie Nielsen.