Want to buy or sell something? Check the classifieds

Show us their hats!

Messages
10,529
Location
Alabama
Myrtis Dightman, bullrider “the Jackie Robinson of Pro Rodeo”, the first black to ever compete in the NFR.
164D831F-6AEE-479F-93D2-63747C5D2D1D.jpeg
6C5EA7DB-677E-4667-92DB-73CF4D962AAE.jpeg

86 now
7F461A49-774F-49F4-B13B-0688CE1DF795.jpeg

Holding a photo of his 1972 Marlboro ad. He never smoked.
61FF083A-E2F5-41C5-8F89-CBFF801E6D96.jpeg
 

MisplacedHillbilly

One of the Regulars
Messages
129
Myrtis Dightman, bullrider “the Jackie Robinson of Pro Rodeo”, the first black to ever compete in the NFR.
View attachment 367329 View attachment 367331
86 now
View attachment 367330
Holding a photo of his 1972 Marlboro ad. He never smoked.
View attachment 367332
Very cool, thanks for sharing that. How about another first and a pioneer in country music, when the Grand Ol Opry first broadcast across the nation this was who people heard.
1200px-DeFord_Bailey-1.JPG

DeFord Bailey a founding member of the Grand Ol Opry.
 
Messages
14,864
Location
Somewhere south of crazy
Very cool, thanks for sharing that. How about another first and a pioneer in country music, when the Grand Ol Opry first broadcast across the nation this was who people heard. View attachment 367339
DeFord Bailey a founding member of the Grand Ol Opry.
Good one. He is mentioned in the documentary "Country Music" by Ken Burns. His last appearance at the Opry was in April 1982.
 
Messages
15,066
Location
Central California
Inspector Morse is a British detective drama television series based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter. It starred John Thaw as Detective Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis. The series comprises 33 two-hour episodes, produced between 1987 and 2000.

Following the death of John Thaw, the producers decided to promote Sergeant Lewis and have Morse die just as his alter ego did. The series continued as, "Lewis," from 2006 until 2015. Those TV drama shows were very popular abroad as well as here.

You might like to know that there is now a prequel, a young detective constable Morse. The show takes Morse's first name: "Endeavour." The time line is 1965 to 1971 and very popular too, it's proving to be. Shaun Evans is in the title role, seen here beside John Thaw.
View attachment 364088

In a passing nod to Thaw's memory, his daughter Abigail has the part of the local newspaper, The Oxford Mail's editor, her character is called
View attachment 364089
Dorothea Frazil.

The part of the inspector that was once that of John Thaw's is now played by Roger Allam and a very good job of it he has made. His character name is,
View attachment 364090
Fred Thursday.

You can see the transition from almost everyone wearing hats to the wane of hat wearing. It's most fascinating for those of us who lived through the period.


I’m a big fan of both Endeavor and Lewis. Couldn’t get into the original Inspector Morse. I think all the actors do a fantastic job, but Anton Lesser is a standout. I generally think the British make better TV and the Americans make better movies…with notable exceptions on both sides.
 
Messages
15,544
Alcatraz inmates Clarence Carnes, Sam Shockley, and Miran Thompson. Their unsuccessful escape attempt resulted in the prison riot of 1946 where several guards & inmates were severely injured, & other inmates killed. The three inmates went on trial together in 1948; Shockley and Thompson were sentenced to die in the gas chamber. Because he was not one of the planners of the attempt & only became involved late in the effort, Carnes was shown mercy and given a life sentence.

IMG_7925.JPG


Their hats & clothing worn at trial were likely paid for by the taxpayers.
 
Messages
15,544
IMG_7926.JPG


On the night of May 22, 1909 the Frank Grigware gang consisting of Grigware, Jack Sheldon, Donald W. Woods, William Matthews, & Fred Torgenson robbed the Union Pacific Overland Limited Train near Omaha, NE of seven registered mail pouches. Some children found the group's stash of guns and disguises, and the police staked out the location until the gang returned. All five were convicted & sentenced to the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth, KS.

IMG_7928.JPG


In 1910 the Leavenworth penitentiary was undergoing some new construction. Within six months of arriving the five gang members managed to escape by commandeering a locomotive being used to transport construction materials, & crashing thru the prison gate. Within 48 hrs the gang members had all been captured except for Frank Grigware.

IMG_7931.JPG


In 1930 Grigware was identified as James Fahey living in Alberta, Canada when he was fined & fingerprinted for hunting out of season. During his time living in Canada as Fahey, he had married, started a family & even managed to get himself elected mayor of the town of Spirit River. With the support of his family, the citizens of Spirit River & the Canadian gov't, he fought the FBI's extradition efforts all the way. The Canadian gov't finally convinced J. Edgar Hoover to drop their efforts and even petitioned Pres FDR for a pardon which never came. The FBI kept track of Grigware for the next 43 yrs incase he crossed the border of his own volition. Grigware died in 1977 at age 91 without ever leaving Canada.

IMG_7929.JPG
 
Messages
11,229
Location
Southern California
...Actually you don't want to Google Aubergine Rabbit, it come up with female sex toys - I confused it with the "Velvetine Rabbit":eek:
I must have done it wrong--all I got was website after website allegedly answering the question of whether or not it's safe for rabbits to eat eggplant. :confused:

Spoiler Alert - Yes, it's safe as long as it's raw (i.e., not dried or cooked), they don't eat the leaves and/or the stem (i.e., the green bits), and only eat it in moderation. :rolleyes:
 

GHT

I'll Lock Up
Messages
8,122
Location
New Forest
With that melusine finish that Mike Miller has come up with, I should call it Lord Hair Bunny! Actually you don't want to Google Aubergine Rabbit, it come up with female sex toys - I confused it with the "Velvetine Rabbit":eek:
Our social circle of friends enjoy music from the era, we love the fashions back then too and we often get together for a social dance, or vintage festival. We have a name, the suffix of which was Swingers as in Swingtime music. Let me tell you that got changed to Swingsters pretty quickly after the lurid emails that started arriving.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
101,047
Messages
2,867,653
Members
48,644
Latest member
Se7enand7
Top