Fun Stuff! Merry Christmas! Connie Warren
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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.
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.
I heard the caller call in and you were talking about the Western Auto Store at Poplar and Cleveland. It brought back so many memories! Your so right! The smell of new tires!!
Remember when it was just as Big or Bigger than the Mid-South Fair!!
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
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 had so much fun taking these pictures that I sat down and looked at the catalog and time got away from me! I looked at the clock and 3 hours had went by! LOL!
- Connie Warren
What fun memories!
- Connie Warren
George, there are some pictures of radio kits you will love!!
This Sears Wish book featured Dennis The Menace all thru the whole catalog!
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!
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
Dr. Flinn, I do like to listen to your radio station on 1210 AM or sometimes on 96.3 FM. I have collected a few pictures of "old Memphis" and am sending a few along to you today:
Two photos of the polar bears that were at the Fairview drive in. Same location that's now the Happy Hocker Pawn shop
- Robert Vaughn
On his death bed they asked him where he wanted to be buried and he said. "Surprise me."
In the early years of their marriage, my grandparents, Bill and Alyne Freeman, lived with Alyne’s parents at 899 Faxon Avenue.
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 was taken in about 1980.
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.