Saturday, April 28, 2012

She certainly got around!

Outgoing and with many friends, she described teaching herself, at age 15, how to smoke in front of a mirror before trying, with less success, to teach her mother to smoke. Later, during the war years, she maintained engagements to several young soldiers in order to "give them hope."

Thursday, April 26, 2012

There's more ... much more

JRock will be placed to rest in the St. Mary’s section of Odd Fellows (the irony) Cemetery in Ponca City and I’m sure he would invite you to come by later and have a laugh on him — literally.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

It's always something.

She was known for her taco sauce, which was always eagerly anticipated.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The consummate tummler

But his forte became the Simon Says routines. (He spelled it Simon Sez.) Contestants stayed in the game as long as they did only what Simon told them to do, of course, and Mr. Goldstein, with a rapid-fire delivery, was masterly at tricking them into doing what Simon had actually kept mum about. (H/T to Paul LaRosa)

Friday, April 13, 2012

He'll be missed.

Mike wanted it known that he died as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctors' orders and raising hell for more than six decades. He enjoyed booze, guns, cars and younger women until the day he died.

Raised a fledgling crow

As a teenager in 1950, his biggest claim to fame was being published in "Ripley's Believe it or Not" for having raised a fledgling crow, and teaching him to talk. As the crow grew, he would fly to greet Alan walking home from school calling Alan's name all the way.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Baseball was his life

The crowd cheers as he slides into home plate with the winning run! Smoking Joe is moving up to the big leagues and will pitch in the 2012 lineup with Heavens Team of Angels.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sounds like someone I know ...

Dad frequently checked the obituaries in The Day.