Posts Tagged Oklahoma memories


Norman’s Annual Carnival: Goblets, Girls and the Tilt-A-Hurl

  Every year, at a certain time, I think May-ish, the Lion’s Club Carnival came to town. It was always tucked way back in the grotty, southwest corner of Main Street and the railroad tracks. By my estimation, I spent approximately $9,000 there during my childhood. In nickels. Because you had to pitch nickels to […]

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On Woody the Stick Horse, Black Bart and Being a 3-year-old Cowboy in Norman, Oklahoma

                  Whoa, big felluh. It took every ounce of strength I had as a three-year-old to control Woody. He may not look like a massive steed in the photo above but, trust me, he was the greatest stickhorse who ever lived. Strong. Fast. Fearless. Loyal. Bulletproof. And […]

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You’ve Got to Be ‘Agile, Hostile and Mobile’ in Oklahoma Driver’s Ed Classes

The second I turned 15½, I was a man. Well, at least I thought I was, because at that point I could legally drive a car! I was enrolled in Driver’s Education, so no force on earth could stop me. Why anyone in law enforcement or the car insurance industry thought attending Driver’s Ed would […]

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10 Boomer Sooner Childhood Memories

As the Sooners get ready to tear it up, I thought I’d go down Memory Lane for a bit and come up with 10 Boomer Sooner Memories. 1. My Cleveland Cougars won the Norman City Championship when I was in sixth grade, which was pretty awesome. But that was nowhere near as cool as playing […]

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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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Awesome Leaves Must Fall

It’s fall in New Zealand and the leaves are changing. Well, at least they have a bit of color, especially around the university. But it’s nothing like the photo above.

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