Doesn't this just make you SMILE! like Sunny 1210!

- Connie Warren

In the mid-1930's my uncle, Bob Ewing, installed the first frozen custard machine in Memphis across from the Fairgrounds. It was a stand-alone building shaped like an ice-igloo and was called The FROZEN CUSTARD. There were two snowball-tossing bears on either side of the window where one ordered cones of custard. Many years later (1950's) the building was incorporated into the Fairview drive-in restaurant and the original bears were removed and replaced eventually by the ones there now. My uncle worked for the man who innovated the idea of soft ice cream and installed machines all over the eastern part of the U.S. He lived just one block from the Frozen Custard stand at 927 East parkway, That house was just razed in November of 2014. Lots of great memories over the years in that vicinity. Charlie lambert

- Charlie Lambert

Retired and loving it

Dr. George Flinn,

I met you at a Ham Radio breakfast meeting in Bartlett.  

You do have many interests, and in researching, 

I found you are well qualified. 

 

I understand that you are Running for Senator 

and I will probably vote for you.

 

However, TODAY, 

I am voting for you as 

The Man of the Year in Memphis Media,

because of your great contributions 

to the Memphis Media Radio Scene. 

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I was lucky to be at work at Pig-A Dilly a couple of times in the early 70's when the Juke Box man came to change out the records!  He would let you buy the ones he took off for 25 cents and give you the record sleeve and the Juke Box label!  I worked there after school 3 days a week.

This is a picture of the Jukebox! in the late 1960's

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Year 1904

Madison Ave looking west toward the river.

From where Baptist Hospital would be on the left and Russwood Park on the right

I remember that night so well!   We had a blast!!!   I won the tickets from WHBQ!

You introduced Peter Noone!  He said something funny to you, as you handed him the microphone, but we couldn't hear what he said.  The whole show was Fabulous!!

- Connie and Rex Warren

I loved watching Ed Sullivan  and  Topo Gigio  on Sunday Nights!  So exciting back then to see the Bands you listen to on the radio, on TV!

It wasn't like now days, you can you-Tube them when  ever you want to see them 24-7!

-CONNIE WARREN

This is what we got when we went on a field trip to Hart's bakery in the middles 1960's. I cannot remember who Tom Suratt was, his signature is on the back.

Also, on that day Bill Killbrew was there and he drew caricatures of the kids!

I can still remember how good it smelled~

- Connie Warren

 

I know everyone remembers these! They did change the formula over the years, The new ones don't color or smell the same as the Vintage ones!

This the McDonalds on Thomas St. It was located at the front of the parking lot of Northgate Shopping center. It was only a walk up counter. You either ate in your car or took it home.

Rex and I both carried around radios as kids, ones like these, that used a 9 volt battery. We spent most of our allowance on batteries! We just could not imagine life without the radio! - Connie

Here is a picture of the Deluxe Reading Brochure for the toys that were sold in grocery stores in the 1950-1960's, like Big Star here in Memphis. Deluxe Reading later became Topper Toy Company. If you look closely at the picture you may see one of your toys! They sold the Desktop Car for Boys with the, steering wheel, lights and sounds, windshield and wipers that really worked! For the girls a poplar one was the Candy Fashion Doll. Many of these toys can be found on Ebay, but they are Pricey! - Connie

This is The Northgate Shopping center on Thomas Street In the 1950's. My friend was picking up her Grandmother from Work at 3 Sisters. She shared these with us on face book! I just loved seeing them! There was a Gridiron at the corner too! We thought you would get a kick out of seeing the old Pictures!!

We are on our way to early vote in Millington!

- Sincerely Connie and Rex

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