Well! NW Okie and David are moving us SW Colorado horses to NW Oklahoma this weekend. This is what I'm leaving up here and what Quoti, Maggie and I will be traveling in Friday, April 4, 2008.
Bud's Birthday Bash & Bar-B-Que
If you do not know J. L. "Bud" Clark, I would be surprised. Seems like Bud Clark knows just about everyone where ever he goes.
Alva Coop Gas Prices of '55
"I used to buy gas at the Co-op in Alva at Barnes & 4th in 1955 for 19 cents per gallon. Gas then ran from $.19 to $.21 per gallon.
Metric was really unkown in Alva during those years. Nothing "kilo" meant anything except maybe Japanese slang for a murderer." -- Steve Nicholson - OkieLegacy Comment
Kit Carson of Waynoka, OK
"Linda, would the name on the Coop receipt be Kit Carson? Kit lived here (Waynoka, OK) probably all his life. His grandson Mark is the publisher of our newspaper (Woods County Enterprise of Waynoka, OK)." -- Sandie
Farmers Elevator & Kit Carson of '39
Elizabeth Hollen of Alva, OK
"Elizabeth Hollen was a sister of Mrs. F. B. H. Spellman (wife of Judge Spellman). To my knowledge Elizabeth never married. She was an artist & has paintings around the community. I have a plate with a picture of the old Woods County Courthouse. I assume it was taken from a postcard." -- Eleanor
E. Hollen & Elizabeth Hollen
"E. Hollen was Elizabeth Hollen I'm not for sure but I think she worked at The Alva Review Courier. She was very well groomed and always looked like she had just stepped out of a band box. Her hobby was china painting." -- Bill - OkieLegacy Comment
Enjoyed Bullfight Story
"I thoroughly enjoyed your 4th of July bullfight story. I had never heard about this before even though this was the year I graduated from high school. Certainly recognized the names of the people involved tho and it was a fun story. I especially enjoyed your last two issues of the Legacy. I always enjoy reading the weekly saga." -- Arlene Wiersig Thies
The Good Ole Days TV
"Beethoven's 5th Argument - a live television sketch comedy from the 50's. If you like classical music and Sid Ceasar and Nanette Fabray, this will be a treat." -- Roy
Monday Is Always Wash Day
We are in the process of taking down Kenneth Updike's stories and ramblings of "Growing Up In Oklahoma" because Kenneth asked us, "To remove all of my previous writings to you about my Ramblins. Personal stories that I told you and your readers. My Son has had all of my writings, and notes copyrighted so that we can put them in a book or booklet. His idea. I really have no objections to this, but he insists we can be viewed by more people. I leave it up to him. Thanks for your help in the past, and I still read your Okie Legacy nearly every week."
ARC Newspapers Back Issues
"The Cherokee Alfalfa County Library has a full set of the Goltry, Alfalfa County, newspapers. I bought them (as a gift to the library) from the Oklahoma Historical Society." -- Jim Bradley - Okie Legacy Comment
Castle On the Hill Plate
"I have had one of the "Castle on the Hill" plates, dated 1966, in my kitchen for many years, along with a companion plate of the old Woods County Courthouse. Elizabeth Hollen was an Alva artist/painter, but these don't look painted. Perhaps she was able to do some kind of color transfer of a picture to the plates. My parents were Glenn and Doris Downs, now deceased, who both knew Elizabeth." -- Shalah Smothers - Okie Legacy Comment
Hippie Happening in May, Rosalea's Hotel
NOW On You Tube...
"Share with your family and friends this amazing FORTYYEAR JOURNEY OF ENDURANCE AND A DREAM to save historic downtown Harper by a woman standing alone against a simple-minded (corrupt?) city council slowly demolishing their own town. Plan to attend the Hippie Happening the first weekend in May ... appreciate your heritage, give what you can, and pass it on! The Internet will breathe new life and hope into this 40 year dream. youtube.com/balmer
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