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Michael with his Hats & Crazy Hair


For the 5th Edition Smile For The Camera – A Carnival Of Images, we are to show our ancestors or family with their hats or hair.  I chose my son, Michael, as he use to love to wear hats and he has gone thru some crazy hair styles.

Michael, loved wearing HATS when he was 3.  During his teens, we went thru some stressful times, but he wore his Graduation Cap with pride and made me one PROUD MOM!

August 19, 2008 at 12:44 pm 2 comments

Store of Yesteryear – T G & Y

Genea-Bloggers is hosting an event where we think of a store we went to that is no longer in business.

One of the first stores I thought of was one in Memphis called T G & Y.  As a kid we always said we were going to the “turtles, girdles & yoyo” store.  After a while we actually believed it.  I just knew as a kid, Mom would always get us a toy when shopping there.  LOL

I googled T G & Y and here is what wikipedia said:  “TG&Y was a five and dime, or variety store, chain in the United States. The chain was named for its three founders: Rawdon E. Tomlinson, Enoch L. “Les” Gosselin, and Raymond A. Young. The initials were ordered according to the age of the three, with Tomlinson being the oldest. Founded in 1935, the chain was headquartered in Oklahoma City. At its peak, there were more than 900 stores.

In 2001, the chain filed bankruptcy and eventually all stores were closed. Among consumers, it often had the nickname of “Turtles, Girdles, and Yo-Yos” (alternately: “Tulsa, Garden & Yard”), referring to one of the first stores in which a consumer could get products of various varieties.

In the final years of the chain and as the stores deteriorated in both appearance and cleanliness, shoppers sometimes referred to the chain as “Tacky, Gross and Yucky.” It was also known to kids as “Toys, Games, and Yo Yo’s.”

August 19, 2008 at 12:14 pm 14 comments

Music of my Teens – 1970’s

The Soundtracks of My Salad Days is a blog that has scheduled an event to list the 10 most important music albums of our teenage years.  I had to really think about this as it has been some time (but, NOT that long ago) that I was in my teens.  LOL 

After giving it some thought, here is my list– in no particular order:

1. John Lennon

2. The Beatles

3. Genesis

4. Devo

5. Van Halen

6. Beach Boys

7. Michael Jackson

8. Fleetwood Mac

9. Saturday Night Fever

10. Sytx

August 19, 2008 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

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