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dp
11-28-2009, 01:40 AM
I lived in Portland, OR. I may have mentioned before that as a New Years eve baby born in 1946, I'm Portland's oldest boomer by some hours. Anyway, 60 years ago today we kids tuned our large console radio to "The Cinnamon Bear" radio play. We did this for several years until we left Portland for Hawaii, never again to hear and relive the adventures of the Crazy Quilt Dragon and the Cinnamon Bear.

It was a radio serial that ran from the day after t-day to Christmas. Being as impatient now as I was then I've listened to each of the 26 original radio plays this evening and am thoroughly surprised at how much of the story and the characters I recall from so long ago. Listen to it here: http://www.radiolovers.com/pages/cinnamonbear.htm

Point your grandkids there and see if their heads fill with pictures of adventures that last a lifetime. I haven't heard it in more than half a century but it's still fun and it's great to know my inner child is alive and well. My wife had never heard of it and kept shushing me when I'd reveal the next scene :)

Walter
11-28-2009, 02:03 AM
My inner child is also alive and well. The little brat still has a bad attitude and a rotten sense of humor. ;)

dp
11-28-2009, 02:15 AM
My inner child is also alive and well. The little brat still has a bad attitude and a rotten sense of humor. ;)

Mine still wants a BB gun.

oldtiffie
11-28-2009, 02:15 AM
Dennis.

No happy snaps as pics to be loaded here thanks - I mean any of you in your "birthday suit" - then or now.

Please.

Walter - give that "inner child" a swift kick in the ar$e or a whack in the ear - or both - or a trip to "Brat Camp".

Both I and any "inner child" I may have had have always been at least "angelic" - as you can imagine.

Happy "B"-day Dennis.

dp
11-28-2009, 02:20 AM
Tiffie - I always hear harps when I see your name next to a thread :)

oldtiffie
11-28-2009, 02:52 AM
I am not surprised at all Dennis.

That's me (the small angel with the harp) - in all of the "Great Masters" paintings in all the best museums, commanding all the attention - and prices.

You will probably find me painted in the Sistine Chapel, The Louvre Palace, most great cathedrals and almost certainly at the "Last Supper" etc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sistene_chaple
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louvre_Palace

I may have the Celtic harp (Irish back-ground).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harp#Folk.2C_lever.2C_and_Celtic_instruments

But for a classic case of harping, I'd have to refer you to my MIL - a classic combination of "Harp and Harridan".
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/harridan

http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/archive/2003/05/23.html

My wife (71) is certainly NOT a "Boomer" (she speaks to me in dulcet tones) but even though of "Pre-War" vintage she was a great banger and is the exact opposite of MIL!!!

dp
11-28-2009, 03:01 AM
I am not surprised at all Dennis.

That's me (the small angel with the harp) - in all of the "Great Masters" paintings in all the best museums, commanding all the attention - and prices.

You're not too involved with noodly appendages, are you?

I suspect your wife and mine have stories to tell that neither of us wish to hear! Well I know mine has that I don't wish to hear AGAIN! :)

Bless yours and mine that we still can call them our wives. Surely they are both gold standards of wifedom.

Ian B
11-28-2009, 03:07 AM
Dennis,

A fellow Pastafarian? :)

john hobdeclipe
11-28-2009, 08:29 AM
Mine still wants a BB gun.

"You'll shoot your eye out!"

Jpfalt
11-28-2009, 07:00 PM
Yep, it's still running on one of the AM radio stations. Another local station runs a series of stories told by the "Sinamon" Bear, Cinnamon Bear's evil twin. Some things just won't go away.

oldtiffie
11-28-2009, 07:52 PM
Originally Posted by oldtiffie
I am not surprised at all Dennis.

That's me (the small angel with the harp) - in all of the "Great Masters" paintings in all the best museums, commanding all the attention - and prices.


You're not too involved with noodly appendages, are you?

I suspect your wife and mine have stories to tell that neither of us wish to hear! Well I know mine has that I don't wish to hear AGAIN! :)

Bless yours and mine that we still can call them our wives. Surely they are both gold standards of wifedom.

Thanks Dennis.

All bull-$hitting aside, I am the most fortunate of men - in my eyes - as I do have the gold standard - in my eyes - with my wife. Dead true!!

We had out share of bumps along the way and thought we'd never get where we are.

Despite me, she gave it her 100% best shot (I'm damned if I know how or why at times - but she did).

She asks little of others and gives all she has - lots!

We have our 50th. Wedding Anniversary next month and she is more excited - very - about that than she was when we were married - 50 years ago!!!.

I wish you all the luck I have in that regard.

No - I don't think I could stand being in the room if our wives recounted some of the things they know about us. Its not so much the things I know she knows but those that I think -and hope - that she doesn't know (but which I suspect that she does) that worries me.

Happy Birthday.

I wish you, your wife and close and extended families all that you wish for yourselves on the occasion of your making the "BIG 6-OH!!"


You're not too involved with noodly appendages, are you?

I wish!!!

At my age and stage in life, I can hardly find it, can't remember where it is or how or when or where to use (and NOT use) it.

If I were "run in" for "exposure" it would make my day!!! That someone would have to have better eye-sight than anyone I know of!!