LISTEN TO BOOMTOWN RADIO! “ALL the Music That Matters for the Generation That Created Rock 'n' Roll”

Make sure you're "hep to the jive" by staying up-to-date" with the latest dance craze. Learn the Batusi now!

Maybe you remember Bazooka Joe. But who remembers Pud?

If you were a Baby Boomer who got up at the crack of dawn on Saturday mornings, poured yourself a big bowl of Sugar Smacks and plopped your self down in front of the family TV, you were up early enough to catch The Mighty Mouse Playhouse, which opened the kiddie programming for CBS.

Among the supporting players on that show, were the unusual comic teaming of a goose and cat named Gandy & Sourpuss. In case you were wondering whatever became of them after CBS cancelled the show...

Alas, Lum’s Restaurants, purveyors of those beer-steamed dogs is no more. A shame,too. At their peak they had 450 stores across America and threw off enough cash that the corporate owners were able to purchase Caesar’s Palace in Vegas.

That’s where the problems began. Once they acquired the resort, they sold off the Lum’s chain to the guy that was running KFC. He got the company moving in the wrong direction and then sold it to Weinerwald, which completely ran Lum’s into the ground many years ao.

Beyond the hot dogs, many of us fondly remember their hamburger, the Ollieburger. Invented by Oliver G. Gleichenhaus, a restaurateur himself, who sold his recipe to Lum’s. The burger proved popular enough that Lum’s also spun off a smaller chain of Ollie’s Trolleys that also served the burger.

If reading this has you jonesing for an Ollieburger, there is a company in Port Richey, Florida that claims to sell the original seasoning for it and other Lum’s delicacies. We have not sampled their products so we are not endorsing them, but simply making you aware. You can find them at: hosting.conquest.digital/ollieburgerspices/  

Makes you wonder what else DuPont gave her besides cellophane!

Or at least that's what they wanted for their hair. So, they started ironing it!

Today, of course, there are much more efficient appliances for straightening hair, but this is the way we did it back in the 1960's!

Remember when all the girls were trying to look like grannies?

Now, many of you ARE grannies!

It was during this week in 1955 that Disneyland first opened to the public.

Dubbed "Walt's Folly" by the "smart money," Walt Disney gambled his future and the future of his studio on the amusement park in Anaheim, California. Disney sunk every penny he had into the place and still required a substantial investment from ABC-TV to finish it. Today, the Disney company has multiple "theme parks" (a term Walt invented) in Florida, France, Japan, Hong Kong and Shanghai. In addition, the Disney Company now owns ABC-TV.

On the day it opened, the park only had 14 attractions operating. They were:
Fire Engine (Main Street)
Main Street Cinema (Fantasyland)
Jungle Cruise (Adventureland)
Mark Twain Riverboat (Frontierland)
The Golden Horseshoe Revue (Frontierland)
King Arthur Carousel (Fantasyland)
Snow White's Scary Adventure (Fantasyland)
Peter Pan's Flight (Fantasyland)
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (Fantasyland)
Casey Jr. Circus Train (Fantasyland)
Storybookland Canal Boats (Fantasyland)
Mad Tea Party (Fantasyland)
Autopia (Tomorrowland)
Disneyland Railroad (The Entire Park)

BTW - To get ABC to invest, Disney had to promise to make TV shows for the network. In a classic "wn-win," Walt created "The Mickey Mouse Club" for the late afternoons and "Disneyland" for Sunday nights in prime time. Of course, the second show worked like a 60-minute commercial for his theme park and quickly made every Baby Boomer in America want to go there!

What girl wouldn't have responded to this ad?

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