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Old 01-09-2013, 07:15 PM
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Santa Claus, Indiana facebook post this morning:

Who still has their Christmas tree and decorations up? We do!

Love it since they keep theirs up year round! It shows that it's okay to still have your decorations up.

Wayne and I hope to visit Santa Claus, Indiana again someday. What a great place to go to!

I DO !!!!!!!! But I think this weekend it will have to be taken down....
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Originally Posted by lauriebear View Post
Hi everyone

Happy Wednesday all...

Well, today is a little sad my Mother In Law goes home to England today. We had such a nice visit I really enjoyed having her visit.

Awww....try not to be sad, LB. I will pray for her safe journey xo
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Originally Posted by Christmas-A-Holic View Post
That's impressive!!! I know you are glad you met these legendary people!!! I will have to show my dad this. He loves things like this!

This just sparked up a conversation with my mom down memory lane. She just left my house about a half hour ago. We sat on the computer looking up a couple of houses she lived in Long Beach, California.

She absolutely could not remember the actor who was on the Little Rascals but it was not the top ones (like Spanky or Alfalfa, etc), she knows that for sure.

She did bring up an artist they lived by and visited often when they moved to the Peninsula in Long Beach by the name of Frank Bowers and his wife Vicki. She has told me about them many times and he was known for painting murals in California. My mom's family would visit with them and he would be in the middle of painting so she got to see a lot of his work. While she was here I did a google search of him and quite a bit of info came up about him. She had no idea that there would be any info on him online but it seems that he made quite a name for himself and there are some forums of people discussing his work. I have never ever heard of him except for my mom knowing him and that's it. What really amazed her is she recognized one of his works of art online that she watched him paint in his home!

We had quite a bit of fun going on Google Earth looking at her home on the Peninsula. She said it still looks the same, with a little fresh paint of course! We had fun doing this together today and my mom's eyes just lit up on things we found online. She just called me and told me to go over the home movies that were made when she was a child to take a look at that neighborhood back in the 40's-50's. I might be doing that later. We had all the films transferred to VHS many years ago.

This is fun! Thanks, MerryCarey!
This is all fascinating! If you're ever watching Our Gang with your mom and she spots her neighbor, let me know which one. We know about the "not the top ones." There's an excellent book by Leonard Maltin and Richard W. Bann, called The Little Rascals: The Life and Times Of Our Gang (originally Our Gang: The Life and Times of the Little Rascals), packed with photos and info about the films and all the kids. It may be out of print now. I should look in there and see if it mentions any of them living in Long Beach!


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I think I will get into my jammies and read some more on the steps I need to take to retire. Lots of reading to do! TTYT
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:18 PM
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Evening all
Hi IrishSnow !!! I LOVE your signature !!! xo
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Originally Posted by Seawaters View Post
I would love to see those old home movies. If we ever get to meet up somewhere, bring those to show everyone!!!
I second that! It's always fun to see genuine old footage from that time period. If any of it is Kodachrome, the color is stunning and doesn't fade.


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Originally Posted by Meceka View Post
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((((HUGS)))) right back at ya xoxo

And also...........This !!


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I love hearing about your friends. It is so exciting!
Most of them I met only briefly, long enough to get a photo, but I'm so lucky to have those experiences to remember. It's amazing to see one of them onscreen and remember seeing him or her in person.


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Originally Posted by snowflake22 View Post
Good afternoon!!
I'm sitting here at an auto body shop waiting while getting an oil change on the Acura.

Made, what would you say the average cost should be for a 30 point inspection/oil change w/ Mobil 1 oil? I have a turbo engine. I knew it would be a lot more for this car, but holy cats!! Ugh..

We went to the DMV yesterday, and our now registered here, w/ our licenses on the way. Yay! Check one more thing off the list.

How are you all today?

Praying for Wish & CM3. Sending our best to them. Xo

It's pretty nice today, warmed up to 30 degrees yesterday. But there is a chilly wind. Brr!

Hope you guys have a great rest of your day! See you later @ The Pines!!!!

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Originally Posted by MerryCarey View Post
I'm glad you got to meet Spanky---he was something else! I saw him on a panel at a film convention, and someone phrased a question that implied he might have had a better life if he hadn't been screwed up by his childhood in films. He promptly shot back, "I've never been screwed up!" And his cameo appearance on "Cheers" was priceless. I have a photo with Spanky.

You wouldn't recognize the names of most of those I've met. Some went way back into the late 1920s and early 1930s (before Spanky, Darla, Alfalfa, etc.---the series ran from 1927 into the 1940s). But here goes: Dorothy DeBorba (Echo), Harry Spear, Pineapple Jackson, Jerry Tucker, Jacquie Lyn, Eugene Lee (Porky), and the very first Our Gang member: "Sunshine Sammy" Morrison. Mr. once had a nice chat with Darla Hood at an airport, and also met Jean Darling.

I attended a film convention in 1992 that was unforgettable. Hal Roach (head of the studio where the Our Gang and Laurel & Hardy films were made) was a guest, at the age of 100. Several Our Gang "kids"---now in their 70s and 80s---were also there as guests. So in one place were the now-elderly "kids" and their 100-year-old "boss"!

I've almost met a few of the "Babes in Toyland" (1934) stars: Virginia Karns (Mother Goose), Henry Brandon (aka Henry Kleinbach--Old Barnaby), and Felix Knight (Tom Tom). Again, unforgettable!
That would be fascinating to be able to visit with those folks !!
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