Posts Tagged Okie Boomers


Putter-Onner-Thingees, Hootises & Other Okie-isms

When I was growing up in Norman, I didn’t realize that colloquialisms were invented by middle-aged people because they couldn’t remember what you called a … you know… a whatchamacallit. As a public service to my fellow Okie Boomers, I offer this useful list of Okie-alisms from my youth. Hootis (N): \who-tiss\ A thing that […]

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What’s for Dinner, Okie Momma?

In the last week or two, Facebook has been making me hungry and nostalgic. Again. The “Do You Remember When” photos in particular have made my salivary glands get all gushy. See these? I think they were called Pyrex, but that’s not what was important. What was HUGELY important, is what my Mom cooked in […]

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Ho Ho the Clown and Pokey the Puppet Were the Best

  Sure, we enjoyed writing about Foreman Scotty, who was great. But when you’re talking about Okie Boomer programming legends, all roads lead to Ho Ho. Ho Ho (Ed Birchall) hosted kids’ shows for 29 years on Koco Channel 5. Generations adored him, because he made TV for the child in all of us. He […]

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Foreman Scotty & Xavier T. Willard — Okie Boomers Remember You!

(Editor’s Note: Part One of a two-part series). If you were a Baby Boomer growing up in Oklahoma in the 50s and 60s, Foreman Scotty was a big part of your afternoon. If you were lucky, you got to be in the studio audience when the show broadcast live every day. And if you were […]

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