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Title: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on January 09, 2011, 07:01:05 PM
Any cool shots of you back when monsters REALLY roamed the earth?? Remember when TV's had rabbit ears, cars had muscle, horror shows had hosts, and your pajamas had feet (and the occasional trap door)?? Post your vintage Polaroids here!!

YOU in front of the Christmas tree hoarding your ill-gotten gain.........

YOU at a birthday party when the candles could still be counted without a calculator.........

YOU sporting that Ben Cooper or home-made Halloween costume..........

(http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp358/utopuluxe/17.jpg)

Post your vintage pics of the thrilling days of yesteryear...........let's share the pics and memories that made the mid 20th century the greatest time in the annals of history to be a kid!!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: charp13 on January 10, 2011, 12:26:00 PM
(http://i28.tinypic.com/vdd305.jpg)                         Me in my "Gypsy" costume
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on January 10, 2011, 01:37:51 PM
HA!! How cool!! Hey, where were you Charpie?? Where did you grow up?? Look at all the leaves on the ground..............MAN I miss the Fall.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: charp13 on January 10, 2011, 02:10:53 PM
Addison, Michigan USA      It was pretty cool! I have no idea what brand of costume that was. It might have been a generic IGA brand   :)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on January 10, 2011, 08:13:52 PM
what's the building behind the house in the background ? another house?
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: charp13 on January 10, 2011, 08:20:11 PM
Ooooh- I forgot about that! It was an old storage barn that the mill used. We used to play in it and climb all over the place and it was a 2 story rotted out building with jagged holes in the floor. There were tons of rotted grain bags and rats in there too. Man, I can't believe I didn't get tetanus or die in there! :)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Sean on January 10, 2011, 08:24:45 PM
In college, a girlfriend of mine named Beth went as 'Beth Death' from the Garbage Pail Kids for Halloween 1 year. 

Hey Charp, awesome picture!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Sean on January 10, 2011, 08:26:00 PM
I will get some pics up soon for this thread.  I have to scan some photos from my folks' picture albums once I figure out how to get them peeled off their pages!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on January 10, 2011, 08:26:16 PM
Ooooh- I forgot about that! It was an old storage barn that the mill used. We used to play in it and climb all over the place and it was a 2 story rotted out building with jagged holes in the floor. There were tons of rotted grain bags and rats in there too. Man, I can't believe I didn't get tetanus or die in there! :)

the ultimate hangout...we kinda had one as well, but it was just an abandoned house, with broken glass everywhere and skunks that lived underneath. Good times  :laugh:
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on January 10, 2011, 08:49:05 PM
Hey Scatter! This will be a cool post! Let's get it goin'!(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/charliestevens2.jpg)

This was a  very memorable Halloween.......I'm the werewolf on left, brother on opposite side and best friend Charlie Stevens was the Frankenstein in back. Nobody can figure who the two little ghosts are........possibly acouple candy grabbers that were passing by and were asked to step in for the photo. Later in the night we were joined by another friend, Mike Shields.....he was ornery. At one house where no one answered he took a dump on their porch........blew my young and innocent mind. The mystery of how he wiped has always bothered me..........Bud
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: charp13 on January 10, 2011, 08:59:09 PM
bigbud- Your picture is awesome!  I swear you guys look familiar :)  I probably passed you while I was trick or treating, or maybe I was one of the ghosts-  OK, now I'm getting creepy. But I do agree- This is cool and I hope to see more pictures! 
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: RICKH on January 10, 2011, 09:38:27 PM
Bud, what year was that picture made?  I would guess mid to late 60's?
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on January 10, 2011, 09:52:47 PM
Bud, that pic and story are EPIC!!  >:D
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on January 10, 2011, 11:14:04 PM
My guess on the photo is mid-60s...........
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Gasport on January 11, 2011, 12:22:31 AM
Bud, That pic is PRICELESS!! Too bad no one thought to snap one of what your friend left on that doorstep as a steaming token of his affection that night! Here's another of me posing with a few of my ''friends'' while wearing my older bro's Shock Monster mask probably sometime in 1964 0r '65. Hope you enjoy and lets keep this thread rollin'!

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/Gasport2000/e1326c716f469dd0e853962a6fafc1d1869765ec2.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Monolith on January 11, 2011, 04:06:15 AM
Awesome photos! Cant' wait to see more.
Here's me scaring my little sister with Mattel Thingmaker stuff on my face and a real bug in the jar.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0011ddbd.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Sean on January 11, 2011, 07:42:35 AM
Awesome photos! Cant' wait to see more.
Here's me scaring my little sister with Mattel Thingmaker stuff on my face and a real bug in the jar.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0011ddbd.jpg[/url])


There should be a caption contest for this picture.  My entry:

"SEE?  See what I'm talking about?"
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 11, 2011, 12:41:43 PM
Great collection of pics everyone!  Bigbud, how old were you in that pic?  You were taller than usual, even then!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on January 11, 2011, 09:06:43 PM
Oh Gasport! That is the greatest! Some of us are late to the grave posers......you, my friend, have been a true monster child from way-back!........
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on January 11, 2011, 09:09:31 PM
Bud, That pic is PRICELESS!! Too bad no one thought to snap one of what your friend left on that doorstep as a steaming token of his affection that night! Here's another of me posing with a few of my ''friends'' while wearing my older bro's Shock Monster mask probably sometime in 1964 0r '65. Hope you enjoy and lets keep this thread rollin'!

([url]http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/Gasport2000/e1326c716f469dd0e853962a6fafc1d1869765ec2.jpg[/url])


Man Mike........what's NOT to love about that pic?? The mask, the toys, the vintage couch..........this is what this thread's about!!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on January 11, 2011, 09:10:24 PM
Awesome photos! Cant' wait to see more.
Here's me scaring my little sister with Mattel Thingmaker stuff on my face and a real bug in the jar.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0011ddbd.jpg[/url])


HA!! Freaking wicked Mono!!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Moonshadow on January 11, 2011, 09:43:27 PM
The thingmaker! I recall fondly that my older brother had one. We used to make those bugs and then hide them around the kitchen to freak out our Mom -who knew they weren't real, but would scream and carry on for us any way. Great pics guys!

I know I've shown this before, but what the heck. It's me on a birthday, with my monster cake. It has the GI Joe ape standing in for King Kong, and the groovie ghoulies are playing the parts of the universal monsters. For added fun, there are mini-gorillas, palm trees, and edible rock candy! AND I got to dress like Lon Chaney from London After Midnight...those were the days.

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/walkie20/monstercake2.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on January 11, 2011, 11:41:40 PM
Yea, Primate, you're right. I got tall way too fast! I remember mentioning my height to Mom, she told me if anyone said I looked too old to be trick-or-treating to ask them "would you rather I were out soaping windows and throwing rocks at houses?".............didn't work. Got to an old lady's door and she wouldn't give me any candy....said I was too old..."the candy is for the little ones!" I laid Mom's line on her and she took it the wrong way......her reply......"I'll call the police!"  One of my first examples that people only listen to reason if they can be considered reasonable people.    Bud
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 11, 2011, 11:52:52 PM
LOL!  Yep, bigbud, sounds like that one backfired!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Monolith on January 12, 2011, 02:38:53 AM
Moonshadow---I bet you were the only Lon Chaney in your whole neighborhood!

So, one time my brother made me up as a werewolf and shot a quick movie on 8mm film and here it is...

I Was A Prepubescent Werewolf (1972) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eiWUFO17x4#)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: charp13 on January 12, 2011, 10:38:38 AM
Monolith- you are so cute/frightening!  That's some top-notch acting as well! And those eyes........super expressive!  I haven't seen anything this cute on 8mm film in a long time! Thanks for sharing this priceless little movie.   :)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Monster Bob on January 12, 2011, 11:40:24 AM
Later in the night we were joined by another friend, Mike Shields.....he was ornery. At one house where no one answered he took a dump on their porch........blew my young and innocent mind. The mystery of how he wiped has always bothered me..........Bud


Now that is an awesome Halloween story.

Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on January 12, 2011, 12:46:38 PM
The thingmaker! I recall fondly that my older brother had one. We used to make those bugs and then hide them around the kitchen to freak out our Mom -who knew they weren't real, but would scream and carry on for us any way. Great pics guys!

I know I've shown this before, but what the heck. It's me on a birthday, with my monster cake. It has the GI Joe ape standing in for King Kong, and the groovie ghoulies are playing the parts of the universal monsters. For added fun, there are mini-gorillas, palm trees, and edible rock candy! AND I got to dress like Lon Chaney from London After Midnight...those were the days.

([url]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/walkie20/monstercake2.jpg[/url])


Karen and everyone else, don't worry if you've posted a pic somewhere else before. I'm hoping to create a one-stop thread for these great old pics. That way they're easy to find, we'll get more of them, and those who may have missed them elsewhere can see them too! Any pics, Holiday,birthday, anything at all.

BTW, I'm sure no one dressed as Chaney wants to hear this, but you were adorable!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on January 12, 2011, 12:48:03 PM
Yea, Primate, you're right. I got tall way too fast! I remember mentioning my height to Mom, she told me if anyone said I looked too old to be trick-or-treating to ask them "would you rather I were out soaping windows and throwing rocks at houses?".............didn't work. Got to an old lady's door and she wouldn't give me any candy....said I was too old..."the candy is for the little ones!" I laid Mom's line on her and she took it the wrong way......her reply......"I'll call the police!"  One of my first examples that people only listen to reason if they can be considered reasonable people.    Bud

OK, how tall are you Bud??
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on January 12, 2011, 12:49:57 PM
Monolith, that was AWESOME!! The only thing my brothers and I did together was fistfight!!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 12, 2011, 02:48:00 PM
OK, how tall are you Bud??

He mentioned before that he's 6' 7" & 240 lbs!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on January 12, 2011, 04:07:52 PM
He mentioned before that he's 6' 7" & 240 lbs!

Nearly Sasquatch-like. I wonder if he ever lived in the Pacific NorthWest and once scared a guy with a camera right off his horse??
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 12, 2011, 04:18:24 PM
I've got him by about 80 lbs!  Of course, for my weight, I should be seven feet tall, instead of my dwarf-like height.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Moonshadow on January 12, 2011, 05:59:34 PM
Bud: That picture is actually kinda scary! But very cool!

Monolith: Holy cow, actual film! That's awesome!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on January 12, 2011, 06:01:00 PM
Bud: That picture is actually kinda scary! But very cool!


Much like Bud himself actually.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: charp13 on January 12, 2011, 07:23:27 PM
(http://i28.tinypic.com/fw1ypt.jpg)                                                                                                                    I've posted this picture before, but here it is
                                                                                                                                                                                         again Halloween 1966!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on January 12, 2011, 07:33:16 PM
Moonshadow, your name is creeping me out..........keep hearing Cat Stevens........I'm being followed by a Moonshadow, Mooooonshadow, Moonshadow.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Moonshadow on January 12, 2011, 07:57:03 PM
([url]http://i28.tinypic.com/fw1ypt.jpg[/url])                                                                                                                    I've posted this picture before, but here it is
                                                                                                                                                                                         again Halloween 1966!


You are so cute!! I remember those days of Batmania...
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Moonshadow on January 12, 2011, 07:58:15 PM
Moonshadow, your name is creeping me out..........keep hearing Cat Stevens........I'm being followed by a Moonshadow, Mooooonshadow, Moonshadow.

Bud, you're not the first to mention Cat Stevens and my name....I didn't even think about it when I picked my screen name. I'd love to change it now, but what's the point?  The damage is done.  :(
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Opera Ghost on January 12, 2011, 07:58:39 PM
Bud: That picture is actually kinda scary! But very cool!

Monolith: Holy cow, actual film! That's awesome!

I think you mean Holy Eastman Kodak!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on January 12, 2011, 08:01:45 PM
Hey, it may not look like it, but I put alot of effort into this Halloween costume. And yes, I look alittle tall..........get over it.....I was still just a snotty nosed kid. Check out the great wallpaper. We were the first to live in the house after it was newly constructed........brand new the house cost $5,000. Prices have since risen! Bud

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/halloween1.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on January 12, 2011, 08:14:06 PM
([url]http://i28.tinypic.com/fw1ypt.jpg[/url])                                                                                                                    I've posted this picture before, but here it is
                                                                                                                                                                                         again Halloween 1966!


AWESOME!! Man, that's some 60s goodness right there Char!!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on January 12, 2011, 08:16:57 PM
Hey, it may not look like it, but I put alot of effort into this Halloween costume. And yes, I look alittle tall..........get over it.....I was still just a snotty nosed kid. Check out the great wallpaper. We were the first to live in the house after it was newly constructed........brand new the house cost $5,000. Prices have since risen! Bud

([url]http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/halloween1.jpg[/url])


Ummmmmmmmmmm...............what or who WERE you?? It looks like you were flipping pizza dough over your head and it fell on you.  ;D
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on January 12, 2011, 11:56:26 PM
Scatter, when you feel that knot on top of your head........look up......it'll be me........
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: charp13 on January 13, 2011, 12:08:49 AM
bigbud- Your freakish long arm is pretty cool and it looks like you're holding something in your other hand. Do you remember if it was another costume prop? And you had a lovely home - I love that little jack o lantern on the tv  :)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Monolith on January 13, 2011, 12:12:48 PM
Thanks for the compliments on the werewolf video, I'm really glad to still have that.

I posted this before in response to Charp13's really cute Batman, here's my Batman again...(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0011c809.jpg)

Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: charp13 on January 13, 2011, 02:42:27 PM
Awww man! You've got the American flag behind you Monolith! Now my Kid Batman looks like Bizarro Kid Batman or Evil Imposter Kid Batman!  Hahahaha!!  Seriously, I wonder if we had enough scanners (office equipment not aliens)  we could find hundreds of Kid Batman photos from UMAers and scan them and make a masterpiece! I truly believe that 1 out of 3 kids were Batman at Halloween at some point in their life!  :)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on January 13, 2011, 06:29:58 PM
Scatter, when you feel that knot on top of your head........look up......it'll be me........

LOL!! Seriously my friend, what were you going for there??
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Monolith on January 13, 2011, 07:37:25 PM
Actually Charp13, I think Bizzarro kid Batman is kind of cooler. What a great character that would be!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on January 13, 2011, 08:56:16 PM
Charp13....which arm are you calling freakishly long!? Head knots for you annnnnnnnd Scatter! Think you may be seeing wallpaper and shadow by the one hand.....it's empty. Had to look real close to see the small pumpkin you saw on TV......also looks like a small spook town scene on tv too.   

Scatter, I couldn't figure out what would go well with the long arm.....just did the ghost thing to mask my natural good looks!  Ha! If I remember right, I came to my senses before going out Halloween night........the long arm thing was impractical......defeated the objective.......move fast....grab much candy!      Bud
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on January 13, 2011, 11:40:33 PM
LOL!! Yeah, never forget the Halloween Prime Directive..............GET CANDY!!
That marijuana plant on your TV may explain the costume gone wrong. Ah, the 60s!!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on January 14, 2011, 11:23:30 AM
Oh Scatter, how could you! That single, wilted flower was the one momento my sweet, gray haired Mother kept from the funeral of her dear sister. Aunt Audrey passed away at the early age of 34 from acute arthritus of the toes. Mom was often found silently weeping, on her knees in front of the TV and that cherished and revered plant. And now you, with you calous and thoughtless words have crushed such a sweet memory! Excuse me, I must pause as I reflect on my dead Aunt who never existed.......      Bud
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on January 14, 2011, 04:16:18 PM
My profound apologies Bud................so sorry to have added to your grief unnecessarily. Especially since upon closer inspection it's clearly an opium poppy.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on January 14, 2011, 07:10:07 PM
LOL! Scatter, you got me rollin'! Hang in there brother!      Bud
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Sean on January 15, 2011, 12:04:12 PM

([url]http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/halloween1.jpg[/url])


The natural wood floors are gorgeous!  But REALLY... what the HELL were you?!!?
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Sean on January 15, 2011, 12:08:29 PM

Scatter, I couldn't figure out what would go well with the long arm.....just did the ghost thing to mask my natural good looks!  Ha! If I remember right, I came to my senses before going out Halloween night........the long arm thing was impractical......defeated the objective.......move fast....grab much candy!      Bud

Ah... so the long arm was the centerpiece of the entire project.  Wow.  I would have thought it was the Chuck Taylor All-Stars. 8)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on January 15, 2011, 10:02:06 PM
Sean, Funny you should mention that! Went into the local Footlocker and found a pair of tennies I liked.......turned out to be Chuck Taylor signatures......I have no idea who Chuck Taylor is, but was amazed that they cost me all of $14.......didn't even know I was in a Footlocker outlet store....

I'm getting the definite impression that you guys are all jealous of my Halloween costume workmanship. Making that look like my real arm wasn't easy!   Bud
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: CreepysFan on January 16, 2011, 04:51:27 AM
 I'm jelous of ALL the Halloween photos.  My parents never took such pictures, we posed in the summertime.  The closest costume photo I have is me in Cub Scout uniform.  Guess I just wasn't cute enough.  :o
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on January 16, 2011, 08:18:07 AM
I'm jelous of ALL the Halloween photos.  My parents never took such pictures, we posed in the summertime.  The closest costume photo I have is me in Cub Scout uniform.  Guess I just wasn't cute enough.  :o

Post that pic Bill!! This thread isn't exclusively for monster costume photos.  It's for pics of us back in the day ........a chance to peek into the past of our brethren (and sistren) and relive the our own Glory Days in the process !! That outfit would definitely spark some funny stories and fond remembrances since many of us were Scouts as well. Any and all photos from our youths are welcomed.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Sean on January 16, 2011, 10:05:55 AM
Sean, Funny you should mention that! Went into the local Footlocker and found a pair of tennies I liked.......turned out to be Chuck Taylor signatures......I have no idea who Chuck Taylor is, but was amazed that they cost me all of $14.......didn't even know I was in a Footlocker outlet store....

I'm getting the definite impression that you guys are all jealous of my Halloween costume workmanship. Making that look like my real arm wasn't easy!   Bud

Bud, I really love the costume.  Creative, homemade costumes by kids are THE best. 

BTW, Chuck Taylor was an early 20th century Indiana high school basketball star who wore Converse basketball 'shoes' and ultimately became a salesman/ spokesman for Converse.  They are still classic.  I have a black pair of high tops in my closet... I used to put them on and whip my younger cousins in basketball when they would bother their parents for $150 basketball sneakers 'because they needed them for basketball season at school'.  I told them that I could wear brown paper bags on my feet and beat them and to stop bothering their parents for crazy money because it's NOT the shoes...
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Sean on January 16, 2011, 10:07:08 AM
Post that pic Bill!! This thread isn't exclusively for monster costume photos.  It's for pics of us back in the day ........a chance to peek into the past of our brethren (and sistren) and relive the our own Glory Days in the process !! That outfit would definitely spark some funny stories and fond remembrances since many of us were Scouts as well. Any and all photos from our youths are welcomed.

Right you are, Scatter!  This is simply a photo-archive.... not a Halloween thread, specifically.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: charp13 on January 18, 2011, 09:32:34 PM
I would love to see some pictures of UMA members in their Boy Scout or Girl Scout uniforms! There have been so many changes in the uniforms in the last 50 years, I would imagine that some of the pins and badges are collectibles. Anyway, get out the scanners- I'm sure a lot of the photos are Polaroids!  :)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on January 19, 2011, 12:04:20 AM
Sergeant Charp13!  Are you implying that we are old? Perhaps you believe we use to turn the crank on the family Model T?  That we go to bed early cause if we didn't we'd fall asleep wherever our worn bones reclined? That our once youthful hair has fallen out and our teeth have rotted out of our face!?  Opps.....past my bed-time, gotta go.......no need to wax the bald head tonight.....no need to brush either, still trying to gum that chicken leg......but I'll tell you one thing.....can still turn the crank......Ha!     Bud
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: charp13 on January 19, 2011, 12:06:50 PM
No bigbud, I am not.  But I would hope there are some others here that were scouts in the 60s like myself.  :)  I still have my Brownie beanie and my Girl Scout sash from those glorious days!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on January 19, 2011, 02:17:30 PM
Since she wont admit it, I will......... you all is older than dirt..  :P

great pics, wish I could show some, too bad things dont work right on my end...  :'(
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Post by: bigbud on January 19, 2011, 11:36:38 PM
Only thing I remember getting out of the Scouts was some of the worse cases of chigger bites known to man (or boy)! And those nights in a canvas tent  inside a sleeping bag.......waking up at 2 or 3 in the morning dripping of sweat and mosquitos buzzing constantly........
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 20, 2011, 01:59:13 AM
 .......yeah those were good times. Camping out with good friends.   As soon as I can find the picture i'll post it.
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Post by: Sean on January 20, 2011, 08:04:52 AM
.......yeah those were good times. Camping out with good friends.   As soon as I can find the picture i'll post it.

I, too, have scouting pics somewhere from the 70s.  Gotta find 'em, them scan 'em.
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Post by: Illoman on January 21, 2011, 08:28:23 PM
Visited my dad today, and he found our old family photograph albums!! I haven't seen these for years. Here's me and my older brother Halloween 1963:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Halloween63.jpg)

I'm the clown on the left! We *adored* Hanna-Barbera characters back then.

Here we are three years later, 1966 with my older and younger brother. I'm the Pirate:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Halloween66.jpg)

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Post by: Scatter on January 21, 2011, 08:31:43 PM
Hey, I STILL love Hanna Barbera!! And I used to have that devil costume too!
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Post by: Illoman on January 21, 2011, 08:43:08 PM
Here's some Christmas pics from 1964-5 I'm guessing. I still have the Frosty that sits in the window, but he doesn't work any more.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Xmas632.jpg)

Here's us enjoying our stuff!! I *loved* that Beany doll! My older brother got Cecil the Sea Serpent that year as well. God bless Bob Clampett!!

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Xmas633.jpg)

The look on my brother's face to the right sums up how we felt at Christmastime!!

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Xmas631.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on January 21, 2011, 08:44:45 PM
Hey, I STILL love Hanna Barbera!! And I used to have that devil costume too!

Scatter, I do too!! Touche Turtle, Yogi Bear, the Flintstones, the Jetsons, Huckleberry Hound, Magilla Gorilla, etc were all an important part of my growing up!!
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Post by: Scatter on January 21, 2011, 08:52:22 PM
Mike, those pics are outstanding!! Man, that brings back memories!! Hey, that TV in the background looks a lot like the old B&W my parents put in the playroom when I was a little kid. It was a HotPoint. Monster movies out of New York never looked better to me than on that little TV set!!
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Post by: ramsey37 on January 21, 2011, 09:39:31 PM

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Xmas631.jpg[/url])

Is that a Fred Flintstone toy beside the Coke machine?
George
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Post by: Illoman on January 21, 2011, 09:43:25 PM
George, it could very well be. I really don't remember. I found a photo of me with one of my favorite toys from that era: a set of Yogi bear Bowling pins! Simple plastic Yogi's that you set up and bowled over.
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Post by: Scatter on January 21, 2011, 10:27:16 PM
  I found a photo of me with one of my favorite toys from that era: a set of Yogi bear Bowling pins! Simple plastic Yogi's that you set up and bowled over.

POST POST POST!!
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Post by: charp13 on January 21, 2011, 10:59:41 PM
Illoman- These pictures made me get all misty eyed. You kids were so cute and your pictures were the sweetest things!  :)  Thanks for putting them up on this awesome magical history tour! I think I got one of those Coke machines one year for my birthday. I can taste the cola in my mind! Wasn't it one of those toys where you mixed syrup or powder to make your own pop?
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Post by: bigbud on January 21, 2011, 11:21:52 PM
Illoman! Benny AND Cecil! Believe those two were sold separately and as a combination set.......love the toys but I want the original boxes!   Bud
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Post by: Moonshadow on January 22, 2011, 12:12:16 AM
Illoman, just lovin' all of this! What a trip back. The jammies, the TV,it all  takes me back to the earliest days I can remember. The expressions on you and your brothers' faces are priceless! Such pure joy and excitement. I also spotted a rubber ducky in there; I always loved taking baths with mine. Just great stuff, thanks for sharing!
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Post by: Illoman on January 22, 2011, 07:58:54 AM
POST POST POST!!


Here you go, Scatter:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Yogi.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on January 22, 2011, 08:02:13 AM
I appreciate everyone's comments on the photos. I wanted to post one more. My younger brother was just a baby when this was taken, but I remember my dad reading this to us every Christmas. A few years ago dad had a pile of stuff to go to Goodwill and this book was in there!!! Needless to say I grabbed it and it's in my collection today.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Story.jpg)
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Post by: Scatter on January 22, 2011, 11:39:40 AM
I appreciate everyone's comments on the photos. I wanted to post one more. My younger brother was just a baby when this was taken, but I remember my dad reading this to us every Christmas. A few years ago dad had a pile of stuff to go to Goodwill and this book was in there!!! Needless to say I grabbed it and it's in my collection today.

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Story.jpg[/url])


Man, talk about getting misty-eyed. Damn, I sure miss my dad.
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Post by: RICKH on January 22, 2011, 03:43:09 PM
Mike, I remember that Yogi Bear bowling set.  I didn't have one, but sure wanted it.  Love the photos. I've got some of me in my room circa 1963 where I'm holding a couple of monster magazines...I just haven't  located them yet.
Scatter, I know what you mean I really miss my dad too.
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Post by: charp13 on January 22, 2011, 09:57:46 PM
Illoman- I would be happy to look at every photo you own!!  :)  They are all so wonderful and you are all so adorable!  I am the picture freak of my family, so I take a ton of photos and I have a lot on my computer as well as 25+ photo albums. There's something so magical about old photos- I can't get enough of them. Thank you soooo much for sharing these with us on the history tour.
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Post by: Sean on January 22, 2011, 10:02:37 PM
Awesome pics, everybody!
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Post by: Illoman on January 22, 2011, 10:33:24 PM
Thanks everyone! My folks made sure we always had a great Christmas. I'll post more in the next coupla days.

I had a scare last night. My brother called to tell me they admitted my dad to the hospital. He was having severe vertigo. They kept him in and did an MRI which they'll give us the results tomorrow. Kinda poignant after I just posted a photo of him. I sympathize with those who have lost their dads, and pray they'll be at peace about it.
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Post by: Gasport on January 22, 2011, 10:54:07 PM
Illoman, Wishing your dad all the best and a rapid recovery. I lost mine when i was in my early 20's and that was 30 years ago. I envy everyone who had  long rewarding relationships with their dads and i pray yours continues for years to come.
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Post by: RICKH on January 23, 2011, 12:15:45 AM
Mike, he's in my prayers.
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Post by: Scatter on January 23, 2011, 12:17:36 AM
Thanks everyone! My folks made sure we always had a great Christmas. I'll post more in the next coupla days.

I had a scare last night. My brother called to tell me they admitted my dad to the hospital. He was having severe vertigo. They kept him in and did an MRI which they'll give us the results tomorrow. Kinda poignant after I just posted a photo of him. I sympathize with those who have lost their dads, and pray they'll be at peace about it.

Mike, please keep us updated on your dad. You're all in my prayers brother.
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 23, 2011, 03:29:26 AM
 Hoping your Dad is going to be alright Mike, and that he has a speedy recovery.  Will be keeping him in my prayers.
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Post by: Illoman on January 23, 2011, 04:45:52 PM
Thanks everyone who prayed for my dad. He's home now. They did an mri and blood work and xrays and can't find anything wrong. He feels much better and the dizziness is gone. I appreciate it!

One last photo for now. I have to believe my mom posed us for this one. We are sitting there contemplating the Nativity set! My folks tried to instill in us the true meaning for Christmas, and working retail it gets harder to hold onto in the midst of the madness.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Nativity.jpg)
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 23, 2011, 04:52:10 PM
 Glad to hear your Dad is doing alright Mike, I'll continue to pray that he remains in good shape.
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 23, 2011, 05:22:50 PM
Here is a pic of me being packed up for shipping, apparently lured in place by a chocolate bar
   
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/pic.jpg)
Here is the infamous Pufnstuf outfit. (yellow shirt / brown pants)
   
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/pic2.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on January 23, 2011, 05:51:33 PM
Great pics!!! I was a big HR Pufnstuf fan. I still have a hand puppet somewhere. I even went and saw his movie. Had the soundtrack album, too.
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Post by: charp13 on January 23, 2011, 06:15:11 PM
Man, this is my new favorite place to be on the internet ( it used to be the Disney site)!  Illoman- I am so glad your Dad is on the mend  :)  They have to scare us every once and awhile to get back at us for all the worry we put them through. My Dad is only 19 years older than me, but he had an irregular heartbeat last year and freaked me out royally!  He's also Ok now.  Anyway, I would like to thank your Dad if he was the primary photographer in your family. These photos have made me smile alot!  CreepysFan-  Your pictures are also out of this world cute! I love the little guy leaning casually against the pillar, standing next to you! So cool! And the suitcase photo is brilliant!! If only my kids weren't 29 years old, I'd pose them in a suitcase!  It's so much cuter than babies in flowerpots!  Everyone is so photogenic!   I love it!!!!
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Post by: charp13 on January 23, 2011, 06:29:16 PM
(http://i52.tinypic.com/2cdid7p.jpg)                                                                                 Me & my little sister at Prehistoric Forest
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 23, 2011, 06:56:26 PM
 The guy standing against the pillar is my younger brother.  Love the picture of you two with the Brontosaurus, dinosaurs were my first love in life. 
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Post by: Scatter on January 23, 2011, 07:49:32 PM
Mike, I can't tell you how happy I am y0our dad is OK. Sometimes the fluids in the inner ear get out of wack and that is all it takes to have a touch of vertigo. Your pics continue to bring a smile to my face!!

Bill, I had a beagle as a kid too. No better dog in the world! What was his name?? Char, AWESOME Bronto pic!! Where is the Prehistoric Forest??

MAN I'm glad I started this thread! ;D ;D
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Post by: Opera Ghost on January 23, 2011, 07:54:15 PM
I'm glad you did as well. Unfortunately my parents did not take a ton of photos and what existed was needs to be found if not already lost.

OG
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Post by: Scatter on January 23, 2011, 08:09:52 PM
I'm glad you did as well. Unfortunately my parents did not take a ton of photos and what existed was needs to be found if not already lost.

OG

Me too buddy. Most of our stuff was necessarily left behind when we moved to Fla. Maybe it's because we don't really HAVE these momentos of our own youth that we're so thrilled with seeing the terrific pics others post?
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Post by: Moonshadow on January 23, 2011, 08:55:50 PM
I'm with Charlotte, this is my favorite new thread. Creepysfan, that pic of you and your brother with your dog is so cute. I love your brother's pose too; you guys look like you could be catalog models! And the brontosaurus pic is just awesome Charlotte!

I'm hesitant to post this pic, as the quality is terrible. It's a scan from a very faded black and white. It's me and my older brother, and he has a super-cool Batman shirt on. He is also messing around with one of those old 'helicopter on a string' toys - I remember that one because I got hit in the head with it more than once!

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/walkie20/kandsbatmanshirt.jpg)
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Post by: Scatter on January 23, 2011, 09:04:06 PM
That's a cool pic Karen..........LOVE that Batman shirt. Those graphics are incredible. Man, Batman was on SUCH a roll for a couple of years. Awesome theme song, the greatest TV car in history, and products like that shirt that just OOOOOZE cool.

And I remember those 'copters too!! I used to beat the crap out of mine, running it into walls and everything else. Needless to say, mine wasn't long for the world.

It doesn't have to be a perfect pic to be a great addition to the thread!!
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Post by: Gasport on January 23, 2011, 10:28:21 PM
Terrific pic... I think it was mandatory that every kid have one of those shirts back in the day!
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Post by: Illoman on January 24, 2011, 12:20:37 PM
Terrific pic... I think it was mandatory that every kid have one of those shirts back in the day!


Gee, what makes you think that???  ;D ;D ;D

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Batman-1.jpg)
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Post by: charp13 on January 24, 2011, 12:43:27 PM
Moonshadow- you guys look like such sweet little kids  :)  It must have been cool having an older brother to look up to ( even when he tortured you with his toys) I love your photo! The more faded the better, as far as I'm concerned. They look so genuine and nostalgic with a little fading. I've always been the oldest in my family. Everyone is younger than me except for my dad- thankfully!!! Haha- although he claims he's 55 and I'm 48........ I really like your haircut too! Mine was always super short when I was young because I kepy getting stuff stuck in it- gum, road tar, glue, and once I put on a pith helmet that was in an old shed and ended up with hundreds of spider eggs in it.  Illoman- You win the photo contest!  You boys were so sweet to stand there and allow your pictures to be taken!  My kids were always making creepy faces or moving around! Most of their pictures are weird blurs!  Seriously, I would sit in your homes for hours and marvel at all your photos- DON'T ever let me know where you live! So I guess I should say- post more photos or I'll come over to see them!  :)    This is the greatest topic- SCATTER- You are awesome! 
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 25, 2011, 11:52:07 PM
More proof that all Mom's photos had to be posed for, notice the Christmas door, then how we're dressed.  Brrrr.
   
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/pic5.jpg)
   
Somehow, one of Scatter's baby pictures got mixed in with mine.
   
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/pic4.jpg)
   
From the zoo in South Carolina. 
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Post by: bigbud on January 26, 2011, 12:17:10 AM
Scatter, The above photo proves that all babies, while cute, do not grow up to be anything special in the looks department.......Yea, I'm talkin' bout you, Scatter! Bite on that you hairy ape man......Love, Buddy
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Post by: Gillfan on January 26, 2011, 10:02:26 AM
It was a simpler time, when one could go to the zoo and play with baby gorillas and ride a giant tortoise...
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 26, 2011, 02:45:11 PM
 That's one of the zoo's workers, they wouldn't let us kids hold it.  Which was wise, once in my arms I probably would have made a break for it.
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 26, 2011, 03:20:22 PM
 
Me and little brother with Military haircut, grew up with stern Military father.
   
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/pic3.jpg)
   
  Me with shoulder length hair years after Dad moved out.
   
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/pic6.jpg)
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Post by: Scatter on January 26, 2011, 05:11:55 PM
Gee, what makes you think that???  ;D ;D ;D

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Batman-1.jpg[/url])


The heck with the shirts (OK, I want them too), do you still have that CAR??
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Post by: charp13 on January 26, 2011, 06:17:21 PM
CreepysFan- those bow ties are just the cutest!!  I want to put you two in my curio cabinet!  I love those little outfits.  The long haired look is one I'm more familiar with. I went to high school in 1976- in Florida. So it's not as novel as the sweet little bow tied look -teehee  :)   Also, the woman that is standing with you reminds me of the nicest Mom in the world- from Lost in Space.
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Post by: Scatter on January 26, 2011, 06:22:20 PM
Scatter, The above photo proves that all babies, while cute, do not grow up to be anything special in the looks department.......Yea, I'm talkin' bout you, Scatter! Bite on that you hairy ape man......Love, Buddy

I'm considered quite fetching within my species.

Creepy, my mom used to dress me JUST like that!! LOL!!
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Post by: Moonshadow on January 26, 2011, 09:18:42 PM
Just about fell out of my chair when I saw the bow ties and short pants! That is so perfect! There's a picture of my older brother with his little crew cut and bow tie that would fit right in with that. Awesome!! ;D
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Post by: Monolith on January 27, 2011, 01:48:05 PM
Love the Batman T-shirts.
This IS  a great thread! Lots of awesome old photos.

Here's one of me and my little sister in the back yard from the '60's. Check out my Superman slippers...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc01f84a16.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on January 27, 2011, 03:16:27 PM
*Awesome* slippers!!! Look at the size of that fish!! Holy mackerel!  ;D
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Post by: bigbud on January 27, 2011, 05:42:52 PM
Two little Monsters out with Mom.........at the zoo too! The bigger monster kid is me. I think I'm looking mighty frightening in this photo...........Bud

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/Scan10012.jpg)

 
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Post by: Illoman on January 27, 2011, 05:55:29 PM
LOL!!! Looks like the little guy didn't want his photo taken!
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Post by: bigbud on January 27, 2011, 06:06:13 PM
Quote
LOL!!! Looks like the little guy didn't want his photo taken!


Naw! He's just a tuff guy too! ........... Bud
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Post by: Unknown Primate on January 27, 2011, 11:37:43 PM
GREAT pics, everyone!  It's so cool to see these vintage photos - I feel like you all were part of my old neighborhood!
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Post by: Scatter on January 28, 2011, 01:03:47 AM
Love the Batman T-shirts.
This IS  a great thread! Lots of awesome old photos.

Here's one of me and my little sister in the back yard from the '60's. Check out my Superman slippers...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc01f84a16.jpg[/url])


Holy crap!! I'd wear those slippers NOW if they came in my size!! Great pic!
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Post by: Scatter on January 28, 2011, 01:08:16 AM
Two little Monsters out with Mom.........at the zoo too! The bigger monster kid is me. I think I'm looking mighty frightening in this photo...........Bud

([url]http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/Scan10012.jpg[/url])


HA!! Toss a peal necklace around your mom's neck and she be a perfect June Cleaver 50's housewife!! Great shot!!
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Post by: Monolith on January 28, 2011, 01:59:40 AM
I thought I'd post my favorite picture of my dad, it's from 1951...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc01ffcf37.jpg)
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Post by: Monolith on January 28, 2011, 02:04:50 AM
And my second favorite picture of my dad twenty years later in 1971 reading my comic which I still have. He never read comics so when he picked it up to look at it I had to take a picture. He used to drive me to the corner store and wait in the car while I ran in and bought a stack of comic books.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc01ffdf21.jpg)

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Post by: CreepysFan on January 28, 2011, 02:36:43 AM
 
Monolith those photos of your Dad are awesome, my dad thought comics were a waste of money and time.  If not for Mom I wouldn't have had any.
     
Bud, looks like your ready to take on the zoo animals one by one.
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Post by: charp13 on January 28, 2011, 07:03:32 AM
Monolith- I can't believe how many fantastic photos you have! Your family is very photogenic and you are the awesome to share these with us.   :)   There was a 3 year period in my childhood where I acted like an idiot in every photo and my mouth is in a screaming position or my tongue is hanging out. I really regret this now, as I see that normal 60s kids were cute and acted natural in photos. The pictures of your Father are so cool!!    bigbud- I'm thinking that you also may have had a "mug for the camera" period in your childhood.  I love your facial expressions!  You seem like you were quite the character back in the day.  I'll have to dig up my zoo pictures because I may have one where I'm making a similar face.  haha-  kooky kids    :)
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Post by: Sean on January 28, 2011, 09:21:47 AM
Here is a pic of me being packed up for shipping, apparently lured in place by a chocolate bar
   
([url]http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/pic.jpg[/url])
Here is the infamous Pufnstuf outfit. (yellow shirt / brown pants)
   
([url]http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/pic2.jpg[/url])


Your brother's pose and outfit remended me of Jack Black in Nacho Libre when he was trying to look cool to impress a girl.

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTIxMjU4NzE2MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwODAwMTY3._V1._SX485_SY323_.jpg)
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Post by: bigbud on January 28, 2011, 03:57:41 PM
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I love your facial expressions!  You seem like you were quite the character back in the day.

The DAY ain't over, sweety! I've seen your kid photo too! If the kid I was had gotten near the kid you were I'd have laid a lip-lock on ya that would still have your eyes closed shut today! In fact.....where you at........I'm puckerin' right now! Back in the day! I'll show ya back in the day! I'm a hunka-hunka burnin' monster!     Love, Buddy
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Post by: Scatter on January 28, 2011, 04:09:36 PM
The DAY ain't over, sweety! I've seen your kid photo too! If the kid I was had gotten near the kid you were I'd have laid a lip-lock on ya that would still have your eyes closed shut today! In fact.....where you at........I'm puckerin' right now! Back in the day! I'll show ya back in the day! I'm a hunka-hunka burnin' monster!     Love, Buddy


WOW!! After THAT steamy post, you should stop signing "Love, Buddy" and start signing "Buddy Love"!!

(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lewffteSDT1qak4y9o1_500.jpg)
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Post by: Hepcat on January 28, 2011, 04:14:46 PM
I thought I'd post my favorite picture of my dad, it's from 1951...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc01ffcf37.jpg[/url])


Cool pic! Not just your dad but the house and car as well.

 8)
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Post by: bigbud on January 28, 2011, 04:19:04 PM
Mono, Your Dad is one cool looking guy! I'd have had to grab a camera too if my Dad ever picked up a comic.....and they were everywhere in the house........Bud
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Post by: Scatter on January 28, 2011, 04:44:08 PM
Love the pics of your pop Mono. Dude was rockin' that "Wild One" look TWO YEARS before Brando did it in the movie. Gotta love that!
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Post by: bigbud on January 28, 2011, 05:03:23 PM
Mono, I have to admit that I thought I was looking at a picture of Kevin Spacey in the comic reading photo.....Bud
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Post by: Illoman on January 28, 2011, 10:47:17 PM
Monolith, great pics!!
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Post by: Illoman on January 28, 2011, 11:02:59 PM
Every once in a while, my dad will give me a shopping bag full of old photos. It seems he and mom would get pictures developed, and just toss them in bags to be put in albums at a later date. Ever since she got sick this will never happen. I sort the photos by family (me and my two brothers) and distribute them. The cool thing is when I find old photos like this one. My mom has been in a nursing home for over ten years now. She suffered several strokes, and can't recall what she had for breakfast but can recall things from her youth. She always told me she had a pony named Toney, and I found a photo of her riding him! She was 14 in this photo:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Mom-Toney.jpg)
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Post by: Monolith on January 29, 2011, 02:33:36 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone!

CreepysFan--- that photo of you in the suitcase with the chocolate bar is the best!

Charp13--- I have some photos of me making faces, too. We want to see the photos of you making faces!

Bigbud--- My dad didn't usually look like Kevin Spacey but in that picture he totally does, now that you mention it! That's funny.

Illoman--- That's a really great photo of your mom on her horse. My mom is also in a nursing home and also suffered a couple of strokes. And she also suffers from dimentia sometimes.
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Post by: charp13 on January 29, 2011, 11:46:58 AM
Oh Illoman! That picture is so magical!! I forget scenes like that really existed-  the beautiful horse, the soft road, the car, and the people are just so telling of the time and place. Do you know what area of the country the picture was taken in?  I've never been around horses before, but if my world suddenly changed, I would want one exactly like that one. Your mother looks so graceful and naturally lovely in the picture. I'm so glad you have these photos. I'm kind of in the same boat, finding discarded pictures that my dad (who is a perfectly healthy 67 year old) has decided to throw out to make room for the things that he thinks are important. Some people put very little value on these precious photos, I don't know why- they take up very little room!  But I am happy as a clam to find these old polaroids and crumbling pics and distribute them to the younger members of my family, who find them to be worth more than gold.  I just found 2 crappy poloroids of me and one of my cousins featured in the foreground and sent it to her via Facebook private message and she practically did cartwheels with excitement! I told her I was worried something bad might happen to me because I was fading out in the photo, but she was soo happy to get 1 little picture of herself at 4 years old!!    so cool
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Post by: Illoman on January 29, 2011, 12:30:04 PM
Thanks, Charp! I appreciate your comments. She grew up in Blanchester, Ohio near Cincinnati which is where that and these photos were taken. She evidently also had a pony named Billy, and here's her dog Tippie riding Billy!

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/TippieBilly.jpg)

My mom's dad died before she was born, and her mother died when she was nine. She was raised by her mom's sister and her husband. I don't have any photos of her biological mother, but I keep hoping. This photo was pretty sobering to me. Her step-parents loved her as their daughter, which is evident by the cards and letters that have survived. When you look at the differences in their ages, you have to wonder how could she relate to them, being an only child on top of it. It really saddens me to think about it.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Picnic2.jpg)

Thanks for allowing me to share these treasures with you. I appreciate it.
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Post by: Moonshadow on January 29, 2011, 12:36:37 PM
Illoman, your photos of your mom are really amazing. I know as I've grown older, and especially after my Mom died, old photos like these really mean so much more. It's like finally in my adulthood I am able to see past the person I knew, growing up, and start to understand who she was, as a young woman, and as a child. I've been working with my cousins to get my hands on all the old family photos we can find and scan them and put them on CDs. We're still working on it. Your photos really capture a time, place, feeling...thank you for sharing these.
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Post by: Illoman on January 29, 2011, 12:44:49 PM
Thanks, Moonshadow. I've enjoyed seeing everyone's photos as well. I hope I don't wear out my welcome by sharing one more. This is my brother Jim's (standing) god-parents, and their kids. I'm on the far right holding my Mickey Mouse Rub-Ons. Remember those? Great toy that you could enjoy once and then pitch! LOL!! I'm not sure if my little bother appreciated getting Mary Poppins or not! The gentleman standing just passed away last year, and I see his wife every once in a great while. He was a barber who gave me my first haircut. He always had the best comic books to read, and with two brothers you can bet I had time to sit in his shop and read! When they moved south of town her dance studio was adjacent to his barbershop. I remember them as always being extremely nice, pleasant people.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/FredMarion.jpg)
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Post by: Hepcat on January 29, 2011, 01:23:31 PM
Here is the infamous Pufnstuf outfit. (yellow shirt / brown pants)[/left]
   
([url]http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/pic2.jpg[/url])


Love the beagle!

 8)
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Post by: Hepcat on January 29, 2011, 01:27:42 PM
This is my brother Jim's (standing) god-parents, and their kids. I'm on the far right holding my Mickey Mouse Rub-Ons. Remember those? Great toy that you could enjoy once and then pitch! LOL!! I'm not sure if my little bother appreciated getting Mary Poppins or not!

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/FredMarion.jpg[/url])


I'm sure your little brother would enjoy getting his hands on Mary Poppins these days though.... Love the pic!

 8)
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 29, 2011, 04:04:26 PM
I hope I don't wear out my welcome by sharing one more.
Mike, I'm sure I speak for most of us in saying the more great old family pictures you post, the more welcome you are.  For my part, I'm loving this thread.  Please everyone, post MORE, MORE. 
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 29, 2011, 04:12:57 PM
Thanks, Charp! I appreciate your comments. She grew up in Blanchester, Ohio near Cincinnati which is where that and these photos were taken. She evidently also had a pony named Billy, and here's her dog Tippie riding Billy!

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/TippieBilly.jpg[/url])
Mike, I'm really surprised the dog stayed on the pony long enough to take the picture, or that the pony allowed the dog to remain there without someone standing beside him.
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Post by: Scatter on January 29, 2011, 04:49:09 PM
WOW!! This just keeps getting better and better!! Thanks everybody!! Mike, no way you can wear out your welcome. Keep posting brother, those are some terrific pics!
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Post by: Monolith on January 29, 2011, 05:14:31 PM
Illoman---Yes, keep the photo's coming, we love 'em. that's what this thread is for. Those are great photos! I used to have those Superman Rub Ons and a Popeye set, too.

Here's one more from my family- It's my older siblings (I'm #4 of 5). This is Christmas 1961 I believe. My two brothers each got their own Great Garloo's!!
It was a two Garloo Christmas.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc02186cb5.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on January 29, 2011, 05:18:00 PM
Man, that had to be one of the very first Flintstones' t-shirts! Great, great shot. Love the Christmas tree. Did you have a color wheel on it?
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Post by: Monolith on January 29, 2011, 09:58:10 PM
Yes! We did have a color wheel on the tree. In fact I remember of seeing that color wheel stored in either the garage or the cellar up until about 1980.
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Post by: Illoman on January 29, 2011, 10:05:54 PM
Yes! We did have a color wheel on the tree. In fact I remember of seeing that color wheel stored in either the garage or the cellar up until about 1980.

I remember us having a silver tree like that with a color wheel. Most of the time we had a live tree. I remember the sharp needles!
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Post by: Illoman on January 29, 2011, 10:19:30 PM
This is from Christmas 1968. I am playing with my Mr. Ed talking hand puppet, while my brother behind me plays with his Bozo the Clown and Topo Gigio puppets. I am happy to say all the puppets live in my studio to this day! Bozo and Mr Ed don't talk any more, though...

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Cmas68.jpg)
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Post by: Hepcat on January 30, 2011, 12:01:27 AM
My two brothers each got their own Great Garloo's!!
It was a two Garloo Christmas.

Too awesome!

 8)
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Post by: Moonshadow on January 30, 2011, 12:26:44 AM
Another badly faded photo (I think these were from one of my cousins' Polaroids). Here is me (the littlest one), my brother Steve, and our cousin Dori on the swingset my Dad had put together in our backyard. That's all metal!

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/walkie20/onswingset.jpg)
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Post by: Scatter on January 30, 2011, 02:05:23 AM
Another badly faded photo (I think these were from one of my cousins' Polaroids). Here is me (the littlest one), my brother Steve, and our cousin Dori on the swingset my Dad had put together in our backyard. That's all metal!

([url]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/walkie20/onswingset.jpg[/url])


Of COURSE it's all metal!! Ready to rust, and none of those sissified plastic caps to protect you from the protruding bolts. It's a retro monument to tetanus!! HOT DAMN!!
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Post by: Moonshadow on January 30, 2011, 02:39:55 AM
Of COURSE it's all metal!! Ready to rust, and none of those sissified plastic caps to protect you from the protruding bolts. It's a retro monument to tetanus!! HOT DAMN!!

And it DID rust, brother! I got many a scrape from that swingset, and the one to follow. Also, the metal link chains on the swings caught a finger and twisted them a time or two. It was such an adventure being a kid in those days. Mom always had the Bactine and Band-Aids ready. Of course, there was the occasional trip to the doctor for stitches too!  ;)
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 30, 2011, 02:52:54 AM
  Karen, I love this swing picture.  I'm really grooving on all these pics of my UMA family.  I have a similar picture with me and my brother, even with the same type of fence.  Your swing set was way cooler.  Ours didn't come with a cute Blonde attachment. ;D
     
  Scatter, your so right about the swings.  Back when a kid could still be a kid, and parents hadn't turned into wusses.
   
  Karen, we survived all the scrapes and cuts and are all better for it as adults.  Bet you wouldn't change those memories for anything.
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Post by: Illoman on January 30, 2011, 02:30:13 PM
Just found this one, which I haven't seen for many years. I'm twelve years old, standing on stilts that my dad made for us. I'm wearing my Archie Bunker t-shirt! Those were the days...

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Stilts.jpg)

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Post by: Hepcat on January 30, 2011, 03:26:12 PM
Scatter, your so right about the swings. Back when a kid could still be a kid, and parents hadn't turned into wusses.

Indeed. What was it though that turned parents into such wusses? Was it media sensationalism? Or was it simply baby boomer flower children having kids of their own?

 ???
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 30, 2011, 03:32:30 PM
Thanks for posting this Mike, you just brought up a forgotten memory for me.  My Granfather helped me make a pair of stilts.  Same year too, 1972.  Awesome photo Mike.
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Post by: Illoman on January 30, 2011, 03:53:19 PM
You're welcome, Creepysfan. Happy to share memories with anyone, anytime.
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Post by: charp13 on January 30, 2011, 04:40:46 PM
Moonshadow- Wow!!  You had the "deluxe" version of the swing set we had at our house!!  That slide platform looked super fun! I do remember that when the rust overtook our set, the glider was the first to go. Those things always seemed flimsy at the connecting points.  But the slide was always the last accessory standing, for some reason. But you guys sure look cute in your picture! You must have had fun parents or grandparents to understand the importance of a quality swingset  :)  Illoman- I would like to formally apply for a retroactive adoption into your family!  Stilts?? What?  I didn't know that laypersons could even own stilts! I would have enjoyed the 70s soooo much more if I had a pair of those sweet things. You have the best photos, hands down. I'm going to be obsessed with the thought of having stilts now! Maybe my dad will make me some now, if I ask him. But he'll probably just say "we'll see", which means "no".  haha!
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Post by: Illoman on January 30, 2011, 04:52:40 PM
My dad made us those stilts, and poster frames, bookcases, all kinds of stuff. He really enjoyed making things in his garage. I still have a bookcase he made me at least 35 years ago.
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 30, 2011, 05:20:15 PM
My dad made us those stilts, and poster frames, bookcases, all kinds of stuff. He really enjoyed making things in his garage. I still have a bookcase he made me at least 35 years ago.
 
I really envy your relationship with your father Mike, our father never interacted with us. That was what my brother and toys were for.  I can remember seeing other fathers outside playing with their kids.
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 30, 2011, 05:37:42 PM
 
My father in the Navy in the `40's, with the bases fire engine.
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/DD1.jpg)
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/DD2.jpg)
   
My father in the `60's, now in the Air Force.
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/DD3.jpg)
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/DD4.jpg)
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Post by: Scatter on January 30, 2011, 05:44:46 PM
Cool pics Bill!! As we've discussed before, our dads were a lot alike.
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Post by: Illoman on January 30, 2011, 06:41:47 PM
Great pics, Creepysfan! Love seeing photos from that era.
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Post by: bigbud on January 30, 2011, 09:30:50 PM
Mono! A 2 Garloo Christmas! Too good to be for real, but there it is!  Hey, your sister did alright too! That is the 25 inch Deluxe Reading Beauty Parlor doll that had washable rooted Saran hair that you could wash, set, comb and style. The Deluxe Reading De Luxe Beauty Parlor came with swiveling beauty chair (in lower left of photo), hair dryer on chair high swivel stand, manicure set, hand mirror, brush and combo set, little hair curlers, cotton puffs, pretend lipstick, perfumes and powder. Deluxe Reading introduced the Deluxe Reading Beauty Parlor in 1961, selling them in grocery stores, usually displayed enticingly over the freezer cases as I recall. Suggested retail was $12.88. Oh, and the lipstick came in either Rosebud or Dreamy Pink. The box for the Deluxe Reading Beauty Parlor measured a whopping 34" x 15" 10"....................................................not that I know anything about girl toy collectibles......afterall..... I'm a guy!    Love, Buddy
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Post by: Monolith on January 31, 2011, 02:01:23 AM
More great photo's! We had a metal swing set too, buy it was smaller.

Bigbud--- I was wondering what that chair looking thing was in the corner of the photo. Thanks for all the doll info, I'll have to ask my sister about those.
Looks like she's wearing some kind of drum majorette outfit, too. And my brother Kevin has some Civil War cap and sword!
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Post by: CreepyJeff on January 31, 2011, 02:33:47 AM
Here's me Christmas day, 1974.  My first monster related gift - the Frankenstein puzzle.  Couple of my brothers playing Paddle Pool. 
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5214/5404036466_cda3e134a8_b.jpg)
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 31, 2011, 02:56:16 AM
 Creepy Jeff, great Frankenstein puzzle. Wish I had one now. Don't remember the game Paddle Pool though.
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Post by: charp13 on January 31, 2011, 07:33:55 AM
CreepysFan- Your pictures have been so well taken care of, kudos to your family for treating these photos like treasures  :)  The pictures of your Dad are stunning! The depth of the background and the shine of that firetruck- It looks like it was taken yesterday. I'm really impressed with your collection of family archives. I really need to start scanning my fading polaroids before they are gone. We mostly used the b&w camera with the weird spongy stick that you wiped on the photo to "preserve it", I guess, and our family failed miserably on that final step :)   All the pictures I've rescues from cardboard boxes found in wet moldy crawlspaces, seem to be unpreserved. But I'm happy with the photos I have and I can fill in my missing memories by looking at everyone elses pictures. I have seen so many toys and furnishngs in the background that have kick started many memories of my own good times.  Yay!! 
CrepyJeff-I'm glad you got that monster puzzle, because it looks like those two are gonna hog that paddle pool game and keep telling you that you can play "later"! I know the routine because my sister and I used to pull that trick on our little brother!  And you guys have such a cool living room- what I wouldn't give for that beautiful furniture!!
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Post by: Most Horrible on January 31, 2011, 04:16:02 PM
GREAT pics, everyone!  It's so cool to see these vintage photos - I feel like you all were part of my old neighborhood!

Oh but we are UP. It is a very big neighborhood!  ;)

Illoman- thanks for your photos. I am happy to know your dad is aok.  CreepysFan -I love the Pufnstuf pic! Actually I have enjoyed EVERYONE'S photos! Great stories, great memories! They have made my day. I too will post some photos but that time will have to wait until I next visit my folks. That's where the family photo albums are. Oh how I love this thread! Keep 'em coming folks!
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Post by: Illoman on January 31, 2011, 04:33:13 PM
Man, CreepyJeff I never saw that puzzle before!!  Do you still have it?
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Post by: Moonshadow on January 31, 2011, 09:15:37 PM
Creepy Jeff, you sure seemed to be an excited spectator to that game!
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Post by: Gasport on January 31, 2011, 11:15:23 PM
GREAT PIC, JEFF! Other than the dated clothing , hair and decorative styles it looks as though it was taken yesterday...that carpeting looks like it 's made out of hot dog relish! Thanks for sharing!!
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 01, 2011, 07:09:13 AM
Little rascal me, doing my impression of Alfalfa.  It's a crime to do that to a child's hair.
   
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/alf.jpg)
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Post by: Gillfan on February 01, 2011, 07:35:51 AM
Oh my lord! That is such a cute baby picture! You are like a living Kewpie doll!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on February 01, 2011, 02:07:36 PM
That's what I was gonna say, Gillfan - a Kewpie Doll!
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Post by: charp13 on February 01, 2011, 02:19:53 PM
I gasped at the pure sweetness of that baby picture! The little coveralls, the little walking shoes and the hair- I can't take it!!!!  I just want that baby to jump out of the picture, so I can give him a hug!!  I know..........I just crossed a line    :)   But I can't help it, I've never seen a baby picture with that adorable hair-do!  I had to scroll down and look to see who it was again. CreepysFan!!!!  You win the baby photo contest of the century!  Thanks for finding that one because my daughter is almost 30 and getting married in July and if I play my cards right, in a few (or 20) years- she may have a baby and I will stage a photo exactly like yours!  I had my kids' baby pictures taken at Sears back in the 80s, when they just sat them on a rug and you bought whatever photos came out without them crying-haha.  Thanks again, monster friend!
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Post by: Jim Bertges on February 01, 2011, 02:27:34 PM
A while back I rescued a packet of old negatives from the old family photo album (where the album is now, I have no idea). So here are a couple of scans of those negs.

Around 1954 when I was still cute.
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/scan0027.jpg)

My Dad my Brother and me in that same pool, probably on the same day.
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/scan0028.jpg)

The same year, but inside--still being cute.
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/bookcase.jpg)
Check out that great old TV, I remember watching the original Beany and Cecil on it when they were puppets.

My Brother, Mike, a couple of years later when we moved to Alaska (I can tell by the boots)
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/scan0029.jpg)
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Post by: CreepyJeff on February 01, 2011, 03:22:40 PM
Man, CreepyJeff I never saw that puzzle before!!  Do you still have it?
Hi Mike - I do indeed still have that puzzle.   Two of my other brothers each got one of these puzzles as well - the Phantom of the Opera and the Creature from the Back Lagoon.  Some years later they both "lent" their puzzles to add  to my collection and I'm still borrowing them.  :)  These were made by the same company that did the can puzzles - APC I believe. 
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Post by: bigbud on February 01, 2011, 04:45:10 PM
(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/Santacard.jpg)


Found a shot of my little brother and I with the Dude! Yes, Uncula, there is a Santa Claus! I'm still thinkin' you are in need of a Santa Slappin'! Be good or else........Love, Buddy
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Post by: charp13 on February 01, 2011, 10:38:46 PM
Jim B. - I swear I can hear a ukelele playing when I look at your first 2 photos. They really are from a sweet looking time and place, when you were happy to have a little piece of Summer paradise......ahhhhh! That little straw hat is adorable. And then there was Alaska- my sister lived in Nome for 3 years with her teenage son that hated every minute of the biting cold. But your brother looks like it was ok for him! He must have been a laid back kid to look so natural in that cold setting- I know it's not ALWAYS cold there, but it sure is not a state for wusses like me  :)  How come there are no "ugly kids" on this history tour?  Every one of these photos are the most precious looking children I've ever seen, and I have worked with children for years!!  Am I to assume that the most beautiful cherubs on Earth become monster lovers? Hmmmmmmmm..
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Post by: bigbud on February 02, 2011, 05:23:37 PM
Quote
Am I to assume that the most beautiful cherubs on Earth become monster lovers?

Yes, and just plain monsters.       Buddy
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Post by: Scatter on February 02, 2011, 05:30:15 PM
Mono! A 2 Garloo Christmas! Too good to be for real, but there it is!  Hey, your sister did alright too! That is the 25 inch Deluxe Reading Beauty Parlor doll that had washable rooted Saran hair that you could wash, set, comb and style. The Deluxe Reading De Luxe Beauty Parlor came with swiveling beauty chair (in lower left of photo), hair dryer on chair high swivel stand, manicure set, hand mirror, brush and combo set, little hair curlers, cotton puffs, pretend lipstick, perfumes and powder. Deluxe Reading introduced the Deluxe Reading Beauty Parlor in 1961, selling them in grocery stores, usually displayed enticingly over the freezer cases as I recall. Suggested retail was $12.88. Oh, and the lipstick came in either Rosebud or Dreamy Pink. The box for the Deluxe Reading Beauty Parlor measured a whopping 34" x 15" 10"....................................................not that I know anything about girl toy collectibles......afterall..... I'm a guy!    Love, Buddy

OK, anyone else just get really creeped out?  ;)
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Post by: Scatter on February 02, 2011, 05:33:12 PM
Here's me Christmas day, 1974.  My first monster related gift - the Frankenstein puzzle.  Couple of my brothers playing Paddle Pool. 
([url]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5214/5404036466_cda3e134a8_b.jpg[/url])


Hey, I had Paddle Pool too!! Man, nothing screams 70s like a couple of hippies playing Paddle Pool on a green shag carpet!!
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Post by: Scatter on February 02, 2011, 05:35:46 PM
Little rascal me, doing my impression of Alfalfa.  It's a crime to do that to a child's hair.
   
([url]http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/alf.jpg[/url])
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mdpu2kjAAY4/RvINkm5_OsI/AAAAAAAAAGo/k6L02Zy3iBo/s320/cupie-doll%2Bcopy.jpg)

OK............THAT IS AWESOME!!! LOLOLOLOL!!
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Post by: Illoman on February 02, 2011, 05:38:24 PM
Y'know, for being the awesome dude who started this awesome thread, Scatter hasn't posted any pics!! What's up with that?! Get on it, man!!!  ;D
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Post by: bigbud on February 02, 2011, 05:38:43 PM
Quote
OK, anyone else just get really creeped out?

LOL! Yea, at one time I was going to collect all the Deluxe Reading toys and the Beauty Parlor came my way. I've since given up on the girly toys, but still have that one.........and the G I Joe Nurse......and the Mrs. Beasley doll.......but that's it......I promise! After all, I'm a guy!           Buddy
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on February 02, 2011, 05:48:32 PM
Y'know, for being the awesome dude who started this awesome thread, Scatter hasn't posted any pics!! What's up with that?! Get on it, man!!!  ;D

I really have almost nothing, and no scanner to post them with. Which is why I'm enjoying looking at all yours so much!! If I can get some from my mom and get my scanner working I'll jump in!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on February 02, 2011, 06:21:30 PM
Yea, Scatter's scanner, like everything else is frozen! Hey, wait aminute! He lives in sunny Florida! That ain't right! Make with the photos......pronto........Scatter!    Love, Buddy
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on February 02, 2011, 06:44:06 PM
LOL! Yea, at one time I was going to collect all the Deluxe Reading toys and the Beauty Parlor came my way. I've since given up on the girly toys, but still have that one.........and the G I Joe Nurse......and the Mrs. Beasley doll.......but that's it......I promise! After all, I'm a guy!           Buddy

Shoot, that GI Jane is worth a fortune, as is Mrs Beasley. I'd keep 'em too!! :D
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Moonshadow on February 02, 2011, 07:27:22 PM
Little rascal me, doing my impression of Alfalfa.  It's a crime to do that to a child's hair.
   
([url]http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/alf.jpg[/url])

([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mdpu2kjAAY4/RvINkm5_OsI/AAAAAAAAAGo/k6L02Zy3iBo/s320/cupie-doll%2Bcopy.jpg[/url])

OK............THAT IS AWESOME!!! LOLOLOLOL!!


This needs to go in the Doppleganger thread!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on February 02, 2011, 07:42:54 PM
My boss looked at Creepy's babypic and said that if Alfalfa and Spanky had a lovechild, that would be him!!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on February 02, 2011, 09:33:35 PM
I've seen alot of the current generation with that rise-in-the-center hair style........everything old is new again.......Bud
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Moonshadow on February 02, 2011, 10:17:23 PM
OK kids, time to put your foil hats on!!

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/walkie20/stevekarenmartiansoct1967.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: CreepysFan on February 03, 2011, 01:06:47 AM
 The foil keeps the aliens mind control out.  Love your expression, I miss the total happiness of childhood.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Illoman on February 03, 2011, 07:18:40 AM
OK kids, time to put your foil hats on!!

([url]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/walkie20/stevekarenmartiansoct1967.jpg[/url])


Okay, there's *gotta* be a story here.... LOL!!!!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on February 03, 2011, 10:24:40 PM
Illo......Just remember..Joaquin Phoenix took his tin-foil hat off .......just before the Letterman show.....the aliens got to him.       Bud
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Moonshadow on February 03, 2011, 10:30:51 PM
Okay, there's *gotta* be a story here.... LOL!!!!

Yeah, there is...although I don't remember it personally! But my mom told me that both my brother and I were sick with colds, so she set us up on the couch in the family room (note blankets and pillows on couch) in front of the TV, of course, to recover. To cheer us up, she made us foil 'martian' hats. Judging from our faces, it seems to have worked!

If you look in the background, to the left you can see the table with the slot car track. My brother is still racing slot cars 44 years later!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Illoman on February 03, 2011, 10:41:52 PM
Yeah, there is...although I don't remember it personally! But my mom told me that both my brother and I were sick with colds, so she set us up on the couch in the family room (note blankets and pillows on couch) in front of the TV, of course, to recover. To cheer us up, she made us foil 'martian' hats. Judging from our faces, it seems to have worked!

If you look in the background, to the left you can see the table with the slot car track. My brother is still racing slot cars 44 years later!

What an awesome Mom!!! Whenever I was sick I got to recover in my parent's bedroom during the day because there was a teevee in there! I got to watch Password, Hollywood Squares, Sale of the Century, etc.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on February 03, 2011, 11:10:12 PM
Oh, sorry, getting confused! Moonshadow..........very cool Joaquin Phoenix hats!  Best I go to bed now!   Bud
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Monolith on February 04, 2011, 01:31:14 AM
That's me hanging from the Bison's nose in South Dakota. We went to Mount Rushmore.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc025ad0f6.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Jim Bertges on February 04, 2011, 02:29:39 AM
That's me hanging from the Bison's nose in South Dakota. We went to Mount Rushmore.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc025ad0f6.jpg[/url])


You say it's Monolith, but it'snot.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: charp13 on February 04, 2011, 07:31:17 AM
Moonshadow- You and your big bro are adorable  :)   and I agree that your Mom was super cool to set you up with foil hats to accompany your imagination! Have you seen the price of aluminum foil lately??  Whew! If you're gonna make one now, make sure you take care of it after each space mission.   
Monolith-I am going to S.D. for the first time, in July!  I'm sooo excited! My daughter's fiance is from a small town, but we're all staying in a cabin in the Black Hills and we will be hitting everything from The Corn Palace to Crazy Horse. I'm going to find out where that awesome Bison statue is and my daughter and I will try to re-enact your photo. I'll let her be the snot. So, sometime in July- I will post it........of course it won't be as cute as your photo  :)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Flower on February 04, 2011, 09:01:49 AM
OK kids, time to put your foil hats on!!

([url]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/walkie20/stevekarenmartiansoct1967.jpg[/url])


I race slot cars on a bigger track and often venture to Race World to compete with both big and little kids.  Here is my baby ...

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRA7bKUh25CxzbL3ZeCZBVB4lAov6kiLczCzqu5f8hG8tgX-a2Hfw&t=1)

No one can beat my Lola ..  :laugh:
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Moonshadow on February 04, 2011, 09:46:27 AM
What an awesome Mom!!! Whenever I was sick I got to recover in my parent's bedroom during the day because there was a teevee in there! I got to watch Password, Hollywood Squares, Sale of the Century, etc.

Illo, she really was a lot of fun and very imaginative. She was always encouraging us in whatever we were currently interested in.

Moonshadow- You and your big bro are adorable  :)   and I agree that your Mom was super cool to set you up with foil hats to accompany your imagination! Have you seen the price of aluminum foil lately??  Whew! If you're gonna make one now, make sure you take care of it after each space mission.   

Charp, funny you should mention it, but whenever Mom told that story, she always made sure to include how our Dad complained about her wasting foil like that! Dad was a lot more practical...one of those guys where if you held the fridge open more than two seconds, you'd hear about it!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: charp13 on February 04, 2011, 11:48:38 AM
Hahaha!!!  Yay!   Moonshadow- I grew up in a laid back family that really put no value on possessions or pre-planned meals or cared if the door was wide open and the heat/ac was running!!  And I couldn't be more different!!  Ahhhhhh!  You're wasting ________   (insert any word here)!  I spend so much time following my husband around and turning off lights. WTF?  Why would you need every light on when it's daylight?  Anyway, I'm not a cheapskete- in fact no monster toy or Disney addict can really be a cheapskate, but it's the whole "save electricity,gas, resources, etc."  feeling I got from the 70s that made me this way- Thanks TV and your conservation agenda!!  :)  But, yes- I completely understand- FOIL does not grow on trees!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Flower on February 04, 2011, 12:51:43 PM
Here's another image of my baby ...

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ALola.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Moonshadow on February 04, 2011, 01:28:52 PM
Here's another image of my baby ...

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ALola.jpg[/url])


Wow, very detailed! I've seen some of my brother's cars and they are similar. He lives on the central coast in California and goes to races in his hometown and also in southern California.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on February 04, 2011, 07:23:29 PM
MMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmm.............Bison burgers come to mind. Haven't had one since I left Oklahoma.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Illoman on February 04, 2011, 08:09:17 PM
MMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmm.............Bison burgers come to mind. Haven't had one since I left Oklahoma.

Scatter!! My dog was born in Oklahoma!! Small world! LOL!!!!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on February 04, 2011, 08:14:03 PM
Scatter!! My dog was born in Oklahoma!! Small world! LOL!!!!

I think he once dragged me to shore as I was drowning in a small pond. Tell him I aid "hello".
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Illoman on February 04, 2011, 08:18:58 PM
I think he once dragged me to shore as I was drowning in a small pond. Tell him I aid "hello".


He told me about that. He's still trying to get the taste out of his mouth!

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Maui.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on February 04, 2011, 08:20:21 PM
HA!!  ;D
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Illoman on February 04, 2011, 08:33:01 PM
Okay, just found this one. My dad has been cleaning out his condo, and gives me these huge bags with tons of photos in them. There are many from the last twenty years, but among all the newer stuff are treasures like this one. I do not remember seeing this one. Christmas 1968. I'm on the right. Santa evidently saw a good looking elf off to the side...

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Christmas68.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on February 04, 2011, 08:37:15 PM
Okay, just found this one. My dad has been cleaning out his condo, and gives me these huge bags with tons of photos in them. There are many from the last twenty years, but among all the newer stuff are treasures like this one. I do not remember seeing this one. Christmas 1968. I'm on the right. Santa evidently saw a good looking elf off to the side...

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Christmas68.jpg[/url])


Cool pic Mike!! My mom used to do that too................buy my brothers and I the exact same outfits in different colors. Must have been a 60s thing!! And yeah, Santa DOES look a little distracted there. I guess that wasn't a candy cane you were sitting on after all.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Moonshadow on February 04, 2011, 08:39:21 PM
I guess that wasn't a candy cane you were sitting on after all.

 :o
Thanks for searing that image into my brain....dang it!!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on February 04, 2011, 08:41:40 PM
:o
Thanks for searing that image into my brain....dang it!!

That's what brothers are for!!  >:D
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Monolith on February 05, 2011, 01:52:40 AM
Moonshadow- You and your big bro are adorable  :)   and I agree that your Mom was super cool to set you up with foil hats to accompany your imagination! Have you seen the price of aluminum foil lately??  Whew! If you're gonna make one now, make sure you take care of it after each space mission.   
Monolith-I am going to S.D. for the first time, in July!  I'm sooo excited! My daughter's fiance is from a small town, but we're all staying in a cabin in the Black Hills and we will be hitting everything from The Corn Palace to Crazy Horse. I'm going to find out where that awesome Bison statue is and my daughter and I will try to re-enact your photo. I'll let her be the snot. So, sometime in July- I will post it........of course it won't be as cute as your photo  :)

That's awesome! My photo is from the early '70's. I hope the Bison is still there, I'd love to see your re-enactment. I think there was a big green Brontosaurus dinosaur, too, which I also have a photo of but can't seem to find it right now.

Jim Burgess --- the "it'snot " caption was really funny!

Scatter--- I had a few Bison burgers a while back...Mmmmmmmmm.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Sean on February 05, 2011, 10:12:59 AM
That's me hanging from the Bison's nose in South Dakota. We went to Mount Rushmore.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc025ad0f6.jpg[/url])


I'm just glad you weren't hanging from anything on the OTHER end of the giant buffalo.  That kind of thing could leave a permanent scar. :o
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Flower on February 05, 2011, 07:24:26 PM
Wow, very detailed! I've seen some of my brother's cars and they are similar. He lives on the central coast in California and goes to races in his hometown and also in southern California.


I love Scalextric cars .. Here is their website ... http://www.scalextric.com/ (http://www.scalextric.com/)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Moonshadow on February 07, 2011, 05:51:49 PM
Hmm, we seem to have slowed down a bit here. I love seeing everyone's pictures, so I'll try to get things rolling again with this Christmas card photo of my family from 1967.

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/walkie20/walkersxmas1.jpg)

That's my mom and dad, my brother, and me. You'll notice everyone can follow instructions and look at the camera except for me, but heck, I was only about 3 and a half.

Also, in the background there's a small plastic jack o'lantern on the table. That was left over from Halloween but I am betting Mom let us keep it out past the holiday because we wanted to play with it. I know I still had it at least into my early teens.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Illoman on February 07, 2011, 05:53:41 PM
Moonshadow, great pic!! Thanks for posting. Love that couch!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on February 07, 2011, 06:18:00 PM
Hmm, we seem to have slowed down a bit here. I love seeing everyone's pictures, so I'll try to get things rolling again with this Christmas card photo of my family from 1967.

([url]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/walkie20/walkersxmas1.jpg[/url])

That's my mom and dad, my brother, and me. You'll notice everyone can follow instructions and look at the camera except for me, but heck, I was only about 3 and a half.

Also, in the background there's a small plastic jack o'lantern on the table. That was left over from Halloween but I am betting Mom let us keep it out past the holiday because we wanted to play with it. I know I still had it at least into my early teens.


The couch, the lamp, the two tiered table (which I believe it was illegal NOT to own back then). AWESOME!! What a nice looking family!!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Illoman on February 07, 2011, 06:50:33 PM
My mom would make a special cake for each boy's birthday, featuring whatever they were into at the time. I had cakes with a Jack Kirby Captain America on it, a big Spider-Man face, even Elton John!! When I was 10 years old I was a huge Banana Splits fan, so she made me a Banana Splits cake! For the life of me I can't remember where we got the figures, but I believe it was some sort of model kit. She did a killer job painting them, and I've kept them for forty years, although they've lost a limb or two along the way, and Drooper is nowhere to be found. Sorry for the blurry pic, but that's all that's survived.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Bday10.jpg)

And here's the Splits as they are today:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Splits.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on February 07, 2011, 08:19:59 PM
Moonshadow......the valour pull-over shirt! Man, my Mom use to dress me in those too! Definitely a style of the times!   Bud
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Moonshadow on February 07, 2011, 09:52:30 PM
Moonshadow......the valour pull-over shirt! Man, my Mom use to dress me in those too! Definitely a style of the times!   Bud

I know, that just screams "60s", doesn't it?

I wish I had a picture of the velour Captain Kirk shirt Mom made for my brother. It was just about perfect! She embroidered the insignia and used some shiny metallic ribbon for the rank braid. It was so cool that when my brother wore it to the filming of a local kids show, the host actually had him come out of the audience and show the camera!  ;D

The couch, the lamp, the two tiered table (which I believe it was illegal NOT to own back then). AWESOME!! What a nice looking family!!

Thanks Gary. It freaks me out that my parents were younger in that photo than I am now. Dad was 35 and Mom 32. And I thought they were old!!

Moonshadow, great pic!! Thanks for posting. Love that couch!

Yeah we had that couch for many a year. All the other furniture too.  I also recall that the lamp gave me a terrific electric shock when I was about 10 which sent me sailing across the room!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Moonshadow on February 07, 2011, 09:57:41 PM
My mom would make a special cake for each boy's birthday, featuring whatever they were into at the time. I had cakes with a Jack Kirby Captain America on it, a big Spider-Man face, even Elton John!! When I was 10 years old I was a huge Banana Splits fan, so she made me a Banana Splits cake! For the life of me I can't remember where we got the figures, but I believe it was some sort of model kit. She did a killer job painting them, and I've kept them for forty years, although they've lost a limb or two along the way, and Drooper is nowhere to be found. Sorry for the blurry pic, but that's all that's survived.

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Bday10.jpg[/url])

And here's the Splits as they are today:

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Splits.jpg[/url])


That's just fantastic Mike! I have only a couple of photos of the cakes my mom made. Isn't it amazing what they did for their kids? Just look how happy you are in that picture. It's wonderful.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: CreepysFan on February 07, 2011, 11:46:04 PM
   
Moonshadow - Great family photo, love how happy everyone looks together.  I also had a shirt similar to your brother's growing up.
   
Illoman - Love those Banana Splits figures, and the cake.  Your mom is awesome.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Monolith on February 08, 2011, 02:25:21 AM
Illoman--- Great Banana Splits cake. I loved the Banana Splits ,too.
Aurora made those Banana Splits models, they are very rare and valuable today.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Monolith on February 08, 2011, 02:47:12 AM
This is me and my younger sister. The sign says "ghost town Calif." I think this was in Knott's Berry Farm in the 70's.
My parents drove all the way from Boston to San Diego.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc025adf94.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Sean on February 08, 2011, 08:56:28 AM
This is me and my younger sister. The sign says "ghost town Calif." I think this was in Knott's Berry Farm in the 70's.
My parents drove all the way from Boston to San Diego.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc025adf94.jpg[/url])


...and who's the boy sitting next to you? 8)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Sean on February 08, 2011, 08:58:42 AM
Hmm, we seem to have slowed down a bit here. I love seeing everyone's pictures, so I'll try to get things rolling again with this Christmas card photo of my family from 1967.

([url]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/walkie20/walkersxmas1.jpg[/url])

That's my mom and dad, my brother, and me. You'll notice everyone can follow instructions and look at the camera except for me, but heck, I was only about 3 and a half.

Also, in the background there's a small plastic jack o'lantern on the table. That was left over from Halloween but I am betting Mom let us keep it out past the holiday because we wanted to play with it. I know I still had it at least into my early teens.



Hey, I thought I was the only one who went 'pants optional' for Holiday Cards!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Moonshadow on February 08, 2011, 02:03:11 PM

Hey, I thought I was the only one who went 'pants optional' for Holiday Cards!

You sort of have to go pants optional when you're wearing a dress... ;)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: charp13 on February 08, 2011, 03:38:10 PM
Moonshadow-  Your family is glamorous looking!!  I wish we had your genes in my goofy looking family!  Seriously, your parents look like movie stars  :)  And all your pictures look so welcoming, I feel like I could have come over and hung out at your house without your mom or dad whispering to you - "is that kid EVER gonna leave?".  Hahaha- I also love your brother's shirt. We had a blanket made of that several years ago and we all used to fight to get it-soooooo soft.   
Monolith- That place is creepy! But you kids look like you were having a good time, so that's all that counts. I wonder if there are any more "ghost town" type places that still exist? 
Illoman- Your mom and I are two of a kind, except she actually had cake making skills! I have made theme cakes since my kids were born, but some of them looked like piles of volcanic ash.  The Banana Splits cake is so wonderful! I made Care Bear cakes, Masters of the Universe cakes, etc. just by buying the figures and attempting to place them on the cake. But by the time my kids were school-age, I started ordering them from a bakery so they wouldn't be embarassed in front of their friends. But during the teenage years, it became humorous again to make my sad theme cakes, so I'm back on the cake wagon- with no formal training and it shows   :)     I respect and applaud all "cake Moms"!!!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Sean on February 08, 2011, 11:21:25 PM
You sort of have to go pants optional when you're wearing a dress... ;)


Oooops.  Forgot you were a chick. (I just called you a chick... ::)).... I saw that and immediately was thinking Keith Partridge shirt thingy.....  It would have been SO awesome if your folks had you sans pants for a Holiday Card, though! ;D
(http://i3.squidoocdn.com/resize/squidoo_images/-1/lens14669831_1287935286david_1.jpg)


...and your brother is looking VERY 'Commander Pike-ish'.....

(http://www.jeffreyhuntermovies.com/NewSite/images/StarTrek/ST7r.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Illoman on February 09, 2011, 05:41:41 PM
Okay, here I am at nine years old. I'm hoping someone can help me identify the robot I'm holding. I seriously have no idea what it is or why I had it. It may have been a random gift from somebody.  Thanks!

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Robot.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on February 09, 2011, 05:47:57 PM
My mom would make a special cake for each boy's birthday, featuring whatever they were into at the time. I had cakes with a Jack Kirby Captain America on it, a big Spider-Man face, even Elton John!! When I was 10 years old I was a huge Banana Splits fan, so she made me a Banana Splits cake! For the life of me I can't remember where we got the figures, but I believe it was some sort of model kit. She did a killer job painting them, and I've kept them for forty years, although they've lost a limb or two along the way, and Drooper is nowhere to be found. Sorry for the blurry pic, but that's all that's survived.

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Bday10.jpg[/url])

And here's the Splits as they are today:

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Splits.jpg[/url])


LOVED the Banana Splits!! But it's the CAKE that floors me. That thing is HUGE!!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Illoman on February 09, 2011, 05:52:55 PM
Scatter, it may a depth perception-kinda thing. Although with four hungry males in the family...I dunno!  ;D
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Hepcat on February 11, 2011, 09:26:11 PM
Moonshadow......the valour pull-over shirt! Man, my Mom use to dress me in those too! Definitely a style of the times!   Bud

I went out and bought one at a retro clothing place on Queen Street called Black Market about fifteen years ago. I like to wear it every so often.

 8)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on February 11, 2011, 09:56:38 PM
Quote
I went out and bought one at a retro clothing place on Queen Street called Black Market about fifteen years ago. I like to wear it every so often.

Hep, if it'll get you out of the piano-keyboard T-shirt, if only for a day, please put it on!  Ha! You had to know that was comin'!  Scatter made me do it.......Love, Buddy
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Monolith on February 12, 2011, 03:46:22 AM
We went to Niagara Falls in the '70's and then went to the Movieland Wax Museum in Canada. They had the big 12 and a half foot tall King Kong that
was made by the Don Post Studios there. They must've not allowed photo's inside or we ran out of film 'cuz I don't have a photo of the Kong itself. But here we are in front with the Kong sign behind us. I still have the pamphlet with the Kong image on it.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc025b55e1.jpg)
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 12, 2011, 05:15:07 AM
Monolith, that is so cool, wish I could have seen the King Kong exibit.  If you can find the pamplet, you should post a picture of Kong.
     
  P.S. - Tell your little Sister to get off my car's bumper.
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Post by: Monolith on February 12, 2011, 01:17:55 PM
Here's  a scan of the pamphlet, it doesn't have a photo, just this cool art work.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc02a588a9.jpg)
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Post by: Monolith on February 12, 2011, 01:26:00 PM
Click on link for photo's of the actual Kong. Great pics of the making of the Don Post King Kong!

http://www.rubberroom101.com/dp2new/08.html (http://www.rubberroom101.com/dp2new/08.html)
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Post by: Monolith on February 12, 2011, 01:32:11 PM
More info on the making of the big Don Post Kong here at this great site!

http://www.rubberroom101.com/gazette/vol1no4/splitz/6.html (http://www.rubberroom101.com/gazette/vol1no4/splitz/6.html)
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Post by: Scary Terry on February 12, 2011, 01:51:10 PM
I posted these on my blog a while back -- and they seem to fit the thread -- so here's me back in 1960 something at the touring display of the Sinclair World's Fair dinosaurs.  My dad drove me to Des Moines from our home in Muscatine, Iowa to see them. 

](http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5131/5438803665_0614422e79.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5438803665/)
DINOS3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5438803665/#)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5217/5439410994_91609713a7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5439410994/)
DINOS2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5439410994/#)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5299/5438803577_224d5eed76.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5438803577/)
DINOS1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5438803577/#)
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Post by: Scary Terry on February 12, 2011, 02:04:42 PM
And in the "moms making special cakes" department -- here's me with the Snoopy cake my mom made one year.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5099/5438831519_51f9a151ca.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5438831519/)
bday65A (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5438831519/#)

And the cake from my third birthday in 1961 -- looks like some snowmen (?) candle holders.  This was January in Iowa -- so we must've taken this pic quick and run back inside! Mom will be 91 (!) in August.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5296/5438831593_6c17bac5f6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5438831593/)
bday61 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5438831593/#)
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Post by: Scary Terry on February 12, 2011, 02:08:52 PM
If you look close at the first birthday pic, you'll see the eye of one of my friends peaking out of the long windowpane that flanked our front door.  I never noticed this until I scanned and enlarged the pic recently!  Early "photobomb!"
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Post by: charp13 on February 12, 2011, 02:23:36 PM
Monolith- You lucky duck! I would have loved to see that Kong! Your family looks pretty cool :)  I can't get over how many good pictures you have.
Scary Terry- That dino exhibit looked like a big quality production! Wow! They didn't come to a town near me! It looks like a ton of people were there. This is an event I would have begged my parents to take me to- dinosaurs! That was all I ever thought about for a 3 year period in my life.  I wonder where these dinos are now.... Did they have a parade? I wonder if they had souveniers. I know, I know.....it was a few years ago. Your birthday cakes are delicious looking and pretty big!  The round cake makes my mouth water   :)  I'm assuming they were homemade and oh so fluffy- yummmmmmmm   
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Post by: Scary Terry on February 12, 2011, 02:37:38 PM
Charp -- you can see me holding a souvenir of the dino exhibit in my hands.  they had a "Mold-a-rama" machine there that made toy dinos while you watched.  Pump in a couple quarters -- and presto -- red (hot!) plastic stegosaurus!
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Post by: charp13 on February 12, 2011, 02:50:02 PM
OK, this would have been the PERFECT ending to a PERFECT day!!!!  Man, I love the smell of those machines while you stand there waiting for your treasure!!   I have a couple of alligators I got from Gatorland and a Kong-like ape from somewhere. These are from the last 5 years or so, not my originals that are long gone.  Those machines were like toy making magic to us back then.   :)
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Post by: charp13 on February 12, 2011, 02:53:44 PM
I just noticed- is that lady in the top dino picture, wearing curlers under a hair net?  I was increasing the display size to get all the dino details I could see, and I saw that lady's interesting hair-do. 
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Post by: Monolith on February 12, 2011, 05:40:37 PM
Monolith- You lucky duck! I would have loved to see that Kong! Your family looks pretty cool :)  I can't get over how many good pictures you have.
Scary Terry- That dino exhibit looked like a big quality production! Wow! They didn't come to a town near me! It looks like a ton of people were there. This is an event I would have begged my parents to take me to- dinosaurs! That was all I ever thought about for a 3 year period in my life.  I wonder where these dinos are now.... Did they have a parade? I wonder if they had souveniers. I know, I know.....it was a few years ago. Your birthday cakes are delicious looking and pretty big!  The round cake makes my mouth water   :)  I'm assuming they were homemade and oh so fluffy- yummmmmmmm   

I am very glad I got to see that King Kong. We look tired in the photo 'cuz it was a long drive from Niagara Falls to King Kong. Does anyone know where the Kong is now?

Scary Terry, Nice dinosaur pics, that last one looks like a dinosaur parade.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on February 13, 2011, 02:47:25 PM
Monolith & Scary Terry, love the Kong pics & links & the Dinos photos!

I want that Kong statue.
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Post by: Sean on February 13, 2011, 05:46:10 PM
Monolith & Scary Terry, love the Kong pics & links & the Dinos photos!

I want that Kong statue.

You ARE that Kong statue.
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Post by: Scatter on February 13, 2011, 06:13:29 PM
If you look close at the first birthday pic, you'll see the eye of one of my friends peaking out of the long windowpane that flanked our front door.  I never noticed this until I scanned and enlarged the pic recently!  Early "photobomb!"

Awesome pics, and possibly the world's first photobomb to boot!! Can't beat that, Terry!!
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Post by: RICKH on February 13, 2011, 06:42:37 PM
I've really enjoyed the pictures that have been posted on this thread!  It really brings back great childhood memories.  I've finally tracked down several pictures of my room from 1964 so I'll go ahead and throw my pictures  into the mix.  Oh yeah, I should mention the paint job on my walls... I loved anything to do with the army, war, etc., so my mom "camouflaged" my room.  I thought it was super cool!
(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/1288/scan0004dw.jpg)
(http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/1663/scan0003f.jpg)
(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/5968/scan0002e.jpg)
(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/3691/scan0001ft.jpg)
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Post by: charp13 on February 13, 2011, 07:01:00 PM
RICKH- You are cuter than any child actor of our lifetime!  :)  That smile is so sweet, there's NO way you ever got into any trouble!  And that room of yours is an early version of the Man-cave!  Wow! I really want those curtains, I would love to have them in my den. So cool!!  I remember having smiley face curtains back in the 70s. And you must have had really awesome parents that let you express yourself with the camo paint job- well done! I zoomed in on your model shelf and they were all impressive. Did you do those at such a young age? I couldn't put a snap tite together properly in my 20s! Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures.
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Post by: Scatter on February 13, 2011, 07:05:00 PM
Rick, firstly, your mom rocks!! What WON'T moms do for their kids?? Secondly, you had your OWN TV IN 1964?!?! Unfettered access to Creature Features and Chiller Theater?? I would have definitely been your best friend, although I was actually born in 1964. You would have been the kid everyone thought had a huge tumor on your neck, not knowing it was me as an infant clinging to you for dear life (and Monster TV access).

On another note, how FREAKING AWESOME to see a room bedecked and festooned with monsters, small and heavy armaments, army gear, and all manner of plastic reproductions of killing machines of all kinds. Today a kid such as yourself (and the majority of this MB) would be immediately subjected to various and sundry forms of psychoanalytical quackery for living in such a room as yours (which I would gladly live in today). The 60s and 70s were NIRVANA!!

Awesome pic my friend!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!
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Post by: Monolith on February 13, 2011, 07:46:33 PM
RICKH , those photo's are really great ! Thanks for posting them.
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 13, 2011, 09:25:08 PM
 
Wow RICKH, my mom would freak if any room on the house wasn't plain WHITE.  Your Mom was cool to help you espress your childhood.  Fantastic example of a true Monster room from the past.  Great pics.
     
By the way, I couldn't help notice the suspicious looking plant in your..ahem...60's era room.  Hence the smile maybe. lol. C:)
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Post by: RICKH on February 13, 2011, 09:50:16 PM
Charp, I wish I still had that hair!  As to getting in trouble...I was a terror!  I'm reminded of that frequently by people who knew me when I was a kid, especially since I'm a teacher and a minister :-[
As for the monster models, I worried the snot out of my Mom and my older brother about putting them together and painting them.  They were both too good to me.  Funny story: When I got the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde model I couldn't get my mom or brother to paint it for me.  So, I asked my dad if he would do it.  Now he had NEVER put together or painted any of my monster models, but he said okay.  Well when he was finished I had never seen anything like what he had done to my model.  I asked him what he had done to my model...he said he tried to make it look like the painting on the box. I told him it didn't look anything like the box, I think I hurt his feelings.  He never painted another model and I was glad!
Scatter, you are right I think back on all that my mom, and my dad, did for me to make me happy and I know I was blessed.  As for the television, it only picked up one station and there weren't any stations showing the Universal Monster movies around here back then (sigh!).  I remember watching The Lone Ranger, Clutch Cargo and Space Angel on it.  It was a magical time.
Oh yeah, I still have all of the monster models in the photos as well as Garloo!
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Post by: bigbud on February 13, 2011, 11:36:14 PM
Rickh! Magical photo! A great kid's room! The Marx German helmet is great! THE grail I am always on the look for is that German helmet and the luger pistol together on the original card. Bought it like that when I was a kid, and have never seen one since......Bud
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Post by: charp13 on February 14, 2011, 12:01:52 AM
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2v9vif5.jpg)                              Me & my little sister at some roadside attraction
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Post by: bigbud on February 14, 2011, 12:12:05 AM
What a fun photo, Charlotte! Must be one of those hillbilly themed stops! Everyone is coming up with such great photos! This is the best post on the site! Keep em coming!  Love, Buddy
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 14, 2011, 12:19:41 AM
 The first thing I thought of charp, was the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  The figure in the far right background kinda looks like Count Chocula to me.   fantastic photo, your parents took a lot of great attraction photos with you kids in them.  I envy that, when we went on trips no photos taken.  Like Buddy said, keep these images coming.
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Post by: bigbud on February 14, 2011, 12:21:28 AM
Creepysfan.....what gives?  A new avatar! Or am I just confused?   Buddy
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Post by: Jim Bertges on February 14, 2011, 03:01:49 AM
I know I've posted these before, but it's been quite a while and heck, this is a great place to bring them up again.

This is my room about 1966, when I was 15.
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/tmp323_1.jpg)

And this one is  from a year or so earlier.
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/tmp327.jpg)

This one must be from around 1969 or 1970 because I was able to "borrow" those theatre seats from the old Crest Theatre where I worked.
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/1-4-2008_002.jpg)
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 14, 2011, 03:46:13 AM
Oh man, Jim, those seats are awesome.  Actual theater seats, who knows how many of our beloved monster films those seats were witness to.  Get idea, wish I could have snatched one. You had a monster room I would have killed for during that time period. Pretty wicked old desk too, perfect for your collection.
     
Buddy, yeah new avatar.  Love Planet of the Apes, my favorite Sci-Fi movie.  But be patient, you know I can't go long before my beloved Uncle Creepy represents my avatar once again.
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Post by: charp13 on February 14, 2011, 08:00:34 AM
Jim B.- You already had a flair for decorating at 15!! That room is a perfect monster room! Wow, if that had been my room- I NEVER would have left home! The desk and display area is exactly what I want -in 2011. The theater seat is pure genius-paired with the monster desk.  I have never seen any of those posters before. Ahhhh! I t really is an awesome room- what city was the Crest Theater in?
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Post by: Sean on February 14, 2011, 09:55:46 AM
Rick, firstly, your mom rocks!! What WON'T moms do for their kids?? Secondly, you had your OWN TV IN 1964?!?!  


Forget THAT, Scatter-----I wanna know how he had the 1965 FM Yearbook in September 1964!!!
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Post by: Sean on February 14, 2011, 09:57:41 AM
Creepysfan.....what gives?  A new avatar! Or am I just confused?   Buddy

Mark me down for 'yes' 2 times there...  ;)
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Post by: RICKH on February 14, 2011, 10:57:22 AM
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Quote from: Scatter on February 13, 2011, 07:05:00 PM
Rick, firstly, your mom rocks!! What WON'T moms do for their kids?? Secondly, you had your OWN TV IN 1964?!?!


Forget THAT, Scatter-----I wanna know how he had the 1965 FM Yearbook in September 1964!!!
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that Dr. Emmett Brown was my 3rd grade teacher and I got it on a class field trip! LOL!
Honestly I don't know how that happened!
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Post by: Illoman on February 14, 2011, 04:20:14 PM
RICKH, Charp13 and Jim, thanks a ton for posting these pics and for keeping this thread alive! Rick, your room looked *awesome*!! It's so cool to see the Aurora models in all these old pics. Charp that car looks great, and I *love* that hillbilly behind you! Jim, I remember seeing your pics before, and am glad to see them again. I think most of us had magical childhoods when you look back. Mine had it's problems like anyone else, but overall my parents loved me and allowed me to decorate my room like I wanted, and they helped me get the toys that were important to me at the time.
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Post by: Scatter on February 14, 2011, 06:53:59 PM
I know I've posted these before, but it's been quite a while and heck, this is a great place to bring them up again.

This is my room about 1966, when I was 15.
([url]http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/tmp323_1.jpg[/url])

And this one is  from a year or so earlier.
([url]http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/tmp327.jpg[/url])

This one must be from around 1969 or 1970 because I was able to "borrow" those theatre seats from the old Crest Theatre where I worked.
([url]http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/1-4-2008_002.jpg[/url])


AWESOME room!!
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Post by: Scatter on February 14, 2011, 06:55:08 PM

Forget THAT, Scatter-----I wanna know how he had the 1965 FM Yearbook in September 1964!!!

It's a rip in the fabric of time. You know, same old same old.
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Post by: Moonshadow on February 14, 2011, 09:49:13 PM
Wow, great pics from Rick, Charp, and Jim!

Rick, you look absolutely adorable. Your junior man cave with the mix of monsters and military is so perfect.

Charlotte, do you have any idea where you were in that pic? Looks pretty funky!

Jim, you certainly had a lot of cool artwork on display! I also noticed some buttons -do you recall what they were? I thought one looked like the Thing from Marvel comics.

Love this thread!
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 14, 2011, 10:06:12 PM
 My eye feel on Jim's CREEPY FAN CLUB button.   ;D
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Post by: charp13 on February 14, 2011, 11:14:01 PM
Moonshadow- I'm pretty sure I was in some kind of roadside attraction about Moonshiners. The whole place was weird and had you walk through and read wooden cutouts of various hillbillys with descriptions of the moonshine "culture".  I remember they had a giant moonshine still set up and it was inappropriate for kids. haha! They didn't have real moonshine, but you could watch liquid go through the process. It was in Florida, probably near Ocala where my grandma still lives.  She's around 90 years old ( technically she's my step-grandma) and she's still pretty cool!  I will almost bet the attraction was in St. Augustine. Because we went to the old jail and the Fountain of Youth as well as Six Gun Territory- whew! What an itinerary!
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Post by: Jim Bertges on February 15, 2011, 02:41:47 AM
Yeah, that was a great room. I'm just sorry I didn't have pictures of the rest of it. After I started working at the theatres (first the Crest and afterward the Ritz, both in San Bernardino) I was able to plaster my walls with one sheets. I remember having an original Planet of the Apes, Green Slime, Destroy All Monsters, THX 1138 and a bunch of others. That desk/bookcase was built in to the wall when we moved into that house, it had a built in fluorescent light fixture above the desk and it was the perfect place to build models and write. That spot where all the buttons are was a built in speaker, but it lead to nowhere.  Speaking of the buttons, Moonshadow, here's a closer look at most of them as they are today right next to me as I post this.
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/100_2707.jpg)
IN the upper right are 5 home made monster pins, the high contrast Wolf Man was store bought. Other pins came from Dan Roebuck, one Ackermuseum pin from Joe Moe, The Prisoner button was sent to me by a friend from England. Of course I have my UMA buttons proudly displayed and I still have my Creepy Fan Club Button and my Merry Marvel Marching Society button. Finally that Thing button was also home made, I actually tried to give it to Jack Kirby at the first San Diego Comic Convention, but he didn't want to put a hole in his suit, so I still have it.
As for the other artwork on display, the Frankenstein piece is a photostat of a mock greeting card my dad brought home for me. I don't know who the artist is. The other three pieces in the color photo were drawn by me.
This is a very fun and nostalgia inducing thread and I'm enjoying everyone's photos very much. It's great to see all this stuff and relive those long ago memories.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on February 15, 2011, 12:07:26 PM
Yeah, that was a great room. I'm just sorry I didn't have pictures of the rest of it. After I started working at the theatres (first the Crest and afterward the Ritz, both in San Bernardino) I was able to plaster my walls with one sheets. I remember having an original Planet of the Apes, Green Slime, Destroy All Monsters, THX 1138 and a bunch of others. That desk/bookcase was built in to the wall when we moved into that house, it had a built in fluorescent light fixture above the desk and it was the perfect place to build models and write. That spot where all the buttons are was a built in speaker, but it lead to nowhere.  Speaking of the buttons, Moonshadow, here's a closer look at most of them as they are today right next to me as I post this.
([url]http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/100_2707.jpg[/url])
IN the upper right are 5 home made monster pins, the high contrast Wolf Man was store bought. Other pins came from Dan Roebuck, one Ackermuseum pin from Joe Moe, The Prisoner button was sent to me by a friend from England. Of course I have my UMA buttons proudly displayed and I still have my Creepy Fan Club Button and my Merry Marvel Marching Society button. Finally that Thing button was also home made, I actually tried to give it to Jack Kirby at the first San Diego Comic Convention, but he didn't want to put a hole in his suit, so I still have it.
As for the other artwork on display, the Frankenstein piece is a photostat of a mock greeting card my dad brought home for me. I don't know who the artist is. The other three pieces in the color photo were drawn by me.
This is a very fun and nostalgia inducing thread and I'm enjoying everyone's photos very much. It's great to see all this stuff and relive those long ago memories.


One question.... Those UMA pins.. Explain.
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Post by: Jim Bertges on February 15, 2011, 03:41:26 PM
They were fund raisers to support the UMA Toy Exhibit for several years running.  There are another two pins dedicated to Monster Toys of the 60s & 70s which are not displayed here because they're still in their very cool packaging. I believe they were created by the Monstrously talented Richard Olson. Looks like they may become highly sought after collectibles in their own right.
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Post by: Illoman on February 15, 2011, 05:07:24 PM
I know this thread started out as photos of our childhoods, but it's grown into much more. I'm posting this photo because all of these are friends who have survived life's journey with me. I have had all these from childhood, and am very glad that they are still around:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Puppets.jpg)

Fleegle was my favorite Banana Split. I have photos from when I first got Mickey and Batman. Topo Gigio was given to me since we used to watch him on the Ed Sullivan show each week. HR Pufnstuf was a mail in premium from Pop tarts I believe. I have been a Gumby fan ever since I can remember, and wish i still had my Gumby drawing kit that I had as a child.
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Post by: Moonshadow on February 15, 2011, 09:39:57 PM
Moonshadow- I'm pretty sure I was in some kind of roadside attraction about Moonshiners. The whole place was weird and had you walk through and read wooden cutouts of various hillbillys with descriptions of the moonshine "culture".  I remember they had a giant moonshine still set up and it was inappropriate for kids. haha! They didn't have real moonshine, but you could watch liquid go through the process. It was in Florida, probably near Ocala where my grandma still lives.  She's around 90 years old ( technically she's my step-grandma) and she's still pretty cool!  I will almost bet the attraction was in St. Augustine. Because we went to the old jail and the Fountain of Youth as well as Six Gun Territory- whew! What an itinerary!

A moonshiners exhibit! Now that's something I bet you don't see much of today. With all those other stops it sounds like quite the trip! I can recall as a kid stops in California with dinosaurs, and cowboys and indians. Of course we also had a lot of missions and sometimes outside of those were merchants set up, selling all kinds of stuff. Of course, today kids would be too busy watching their cars' DVD player or fiddling around on their PSP!! They'd never see anything....
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Post by: Scatter on February 15, 2011, 10:24:49 PM
I know this thread started out as photos of our childhoods, but it's grown into much more. I'm posting this photo because all of these are friends who have survived life's journey with me. I have had all these from childhood, and am very glad that they are still around:

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Puppets.jpg[/url])

Fleegle was my favorite Banana Split. I have photos from when I first got Mickey and Batman. Topo Gigio was given to me since we used to watch him on the Ed Sullivan show each week. HR Pufnstuf was a mail in premium from Pop tarts I believe. I have been a Gumby fan ever since I can remember, and wish i still had my Gumby drawing kit that I had as a child.


MAN, I had those Banana Splits hand puppets too!! I had completely forgotten about them until I saw yours!! That's the BEAUTY of this thread............reliving an ERA. Snapshots of our lives. LOVE IT!!
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Post by: Moonshadow on February 15, 2011, 10:45:00 PM
Yeah, that was a great room. I'm just sorry I didn't have pictures of the rest of it. After I started working at the theatres (first the Crest and afterward the Ritz, both in San Bernardino) I was able to plaster my walls with one sheets. I remember having an original Planet of the Apes, Green Slime, Destroy All Monsters, THX 1138 and a bunch of others. That desk/bookcase was built in to the wall when we moved into that house, it had a built in fluorescent light fixture above the desk and it was the perfect place to build models and write. That spot where all the buttons are was a built in speaker, but it lead to nowhere.  Speaking of the buttons, Moonshadow, here's a closer look at most of them as they are today right next to me as I post this.
([url]http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/100_2707.jpg[/url])
IN the upper right are 5 home made monster pins, the high contrast Wolf Man was store bought. Other pins came from Dan Roebuck, one Ackermuseum pin from Joe Moe, The Prisoner button was sent to me by a friend from England. Of course I have my UMA buttons proudly displayed and I still have my Creepy Fan Club Button and my Merry Marvel Marching Society button. Finally that Thing button was also home made, I actually tried to give it to Jack Kirby at the first San Diego Comic Convention, but he didn't want to put a hole in his suit, so I still have it.
As for the other artwork on display, the Frankenstein piece is a photostat of a mock greeting card my dad brought home for me. I don't know who the artist is. The other three pieces in the color photo were drawn by me.
This is a very fun and nostalgia inducing thread and I'm enjoying everyone's photos very much. It's great to see all this stuff and relive those long ago memories.


Thanks for showing your buttons Jim. I was positive I saw good old Benjamin Grimm there! It's really neat that you still have many of them.
 I suspected that some of the artwork might have been made by you - even as a kid you had a lot of talent!
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Post by: Scary Terry on February 15, 2011, 10:55:14 PM
Love that Batman hand puppet!  The Mickey Mouse looked familiar to me -- but I know we (my brothers and I -- whose toys all got mixed up together over the years) never had it.  Working my brain cells a little, I recall we had the matching Minnie Mouse hand puppet.

Oh -- I wish I'd kept my Merry Marvel Marching Society button!
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Post by: Monolith on February 16, 2011, 10:25:37 PM
Illoman--- I love those puppets! I always wanted one of those Batman puppets, but still don't have one.
It's nice to have some things from when you were a kid. I still have three of my childhood puppets; King Kong, Dennis the Menace and Zorro.
Here they are on the wall of a past  apartment...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0e7a6aa4.jpg)
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Post by: Monolith on February 16, 2011, 10:28:17 PM
Here I am opening the Zorro puppet on Christmas morning. I lost his hat somewhere over the years and I think he came with a whip, too.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc02c674c3.jpg)

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Post by: Illoman on February 16, 2011, 10:36:52 PM
Monolith, love that Dennis as well as the Popeye figure!! Great stuff!
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Post by: charp13 on February 17, 2011, 12:53:04 PM
Monolith- I cannot stop smiling every time I see one of your photos!!  Those jammies!!!!  Ahhhhhhh!  They are adorable! And I should know because I am a pj buying machine for my grandson! He loves character pjs way more than any other clothing. :)  I even bought my 29 year old son some giant Smurf pajamas for his birthday. Anyways, you kids are sooo happy looking- you make me happy too! 
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Post by: Hepcat on February 17, 2011, 01:30:25 PM
Of course I have my UMA buttons proudly displayed and I still have my Creepy Fan Club Button and my Merry Marvel Marching Society button.

Too cool!

 8)
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Post by: Most Horrible on February 17, 2011, 02:22:25 PM
I know this thread started out as photos of our childhoods, but it's grown into much more. I'm posting this photo because all of these are friends who have survived life's journey with me. I have had all these from childhood, and am very glad that they are still around:

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Puppets.jpg[/url])

Fleegle was my favorite Banana Split. I have photos from when I first got Mickey and Batman. Topo Gigio was given to me since we used to watch him on the Ed Sullivan show each week. HR Pufnstuf was a mail in premium from Pop tarts I believe. I have been a Gumby fan ever since I can remember, and wish i still had my Gumby drawing kit that I had as a child.


I had the Batman puppet when I was five.  Thanks for the photo Illoman. Ooo how I loved watching Batman!
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Post by: Scatter on February 17, 2011, 04:10:05 PM
Monolith- I cannot stop smiling every time I see one of your photos!!  Those jammies!!!!  Ahhhhhhh!  They are adorable! And I should know because I am a pj buying machine for my grandson! He loves character pjs way more than any other clothing. :)  I even bought my 29 year old son some giant Smurf pajamas for his birthday. Anyways, you kids are sooo happy looking- you make me happy too!


If you can find some Underdog PJs in adult XL, let me know!!  :D

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTMbCwpJ_LaZ1GW67mK2TjMjO-7cfTA8XR_sBXPn2L3QTDolzi5Kg)
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Post by: Monolith on February 19, 2011, 02:11:06 AM
Monolith- I cannot stop smiling every time I see one of your photos!!  Those jammies!!!!  Ahhhhhhh!  They are adorable! And I should know because I am a pj buying machine for my grandson! He loves character pjs way more than any other clothing. :)  I even bought my 29 year old son some giant Smurf pajamas for his birthday. Anyways, you kids are sooo happy looking- you make me happy too!

Glad the pic made you happy!
Those pj's have images of astronauts and a lunar landing on them. I remember they were pretty comfortable.
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Post by: charp13 on February 19, 2011, 06:38:10 AM
Scatter- I got the Smurf adult pjs from JC Penney- I'll keep my eyes open for Underdog!   :)
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Post by: Illoman on February 19, 2011, 08:26:36 AM
We sell clothing where I work and I saw some kiddie pj's with classic, iconic Marvel images on them: Colan's Iron Man, a Kirby Captain America, Romita Spider-Man, etc. I was thinking now why can't these come in adult sizes????
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Post by: RICKH on February 19, 2011, 10:48:30 AM
At the risk of looking like some sort of cult member, there's the Snuggie that has DC super hero logos all over.  Got my 17 year old son one at K-Mart this Christmas.
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Post by: Illoman on February 19, 2011, 10:50:58 AM
At the risk of looking like some sort of cult member, there's the Snuggie that has DC super hero logos all over.  Got my 17 year old son one at K-Mart this Christmas.

Rick, I work at Kmart and we never saw any of these during the holidays! Not that I'm a DC kinda guy, but still..
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Post by: RICKH on February 19, 2011, 12:35:05 PM
Mike, There was a huge pile of them on an isle table Batman, Superman, and JLA member logos.  This was at Paducah, KY. 
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Post by: Illoman on February 19, 2011, 04:28:15 PM
Okay, here's two more. The first is me with my mom on my 13th birthday. My prized Denis Gifford book in the foreground was all I wanted that year! A year later I would have Vincent Price sign that very book for me!! Who'da thunk?

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/13thbday.jpg)

The second one I look kinda dorky, but I was 15 years old. Absolutely hated school. We sent in for a subscription to F.O.O.M. magazine, Marvel Comic's in-house fan club. The day it arrived, my mom taped it to the door, and waited with her camera to capture the look on my face, seeing that gorgeous Jim Steranko Hulk staring at me! It was a nice way to come home from school.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Foom.jpg)

To see what I saw, click here:

http://www.giantsizemarvel.com/2011/02/foom-artwork-by-steranko-kirby-buscema.html (http://www.giantsizemarvel.com/2011/02/foom-artwork-by-steranko-kirby-buscema.html)

My address was in the Hulk's mouth!
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 19, 2011, 04:50:06 PM
 Mike, that expression is priceless.  I must have had a similar look when my Creepy and Eerie magazines arrived.  There was no greater joy after school than to have something special waiting.  Too bad as adults we rarely capture the same level of happiness we had back then.  The look on your face in this photo says it all.  Great picture, thanks for sharing it.
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Post by: Illoman on February 19, 2011, 05:16:23 PM
Thanks, Creepy. Only folks like you on this board would understand any of this.
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Post by: Monolith on February 19, 2011, 06:59:30 PM
Nice photo's Illoman. I used to have a subscription to F.O.O.M. too. I still have them along with the posters and stickers and the cool Hulk envelopes with my name in the Hulks mouth. Like Creepy said it was always so much fun getting stuff in the mail like a monster or superhero mag especially when they had posters and stickers like F.O.O.M. did.
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Post by: Illoman on February 19, 2011, 07:19:34 PM
Monolith, yeah I still have the envelope, the poster, a few of the stickers, some of the mags and I just found my membership card! It's somewhat faded because I faithfully carried it around in my wallet. Those were great days to be a comics fan.
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Post by: Moonshadow on February 19, 2011, 08:03:49 PM
More great pics from Mike. Mike, do you recall what was on your cake in that first photo? There seems to be a figure and some American flags, but I can't tell what it is.

I've been having my own FOOM memories over on the blog I co-author, Bronze Age Babies. I've been reviewing issues and this Friday I just got to issue 7. If you're interested, click on the link in my signature line. Those magazines were such fun. Marvel really made fans feel like they were not just readers, but a part of something special. We got to know not only the comic characters, but a little about the people who made them. I always used to imagine what it would be like to hang out with the Marvel bullpen. Sadly, I've read enough interviews in the last couple of decades to know it wasn't all love and happiness at Marvel, sometimes far from it. But I still appreciate the way Marvel made me feel back then; like I was part of the team. It was always exciting to get Foom in the mail and find out what was coming up next in the books I was reading -which was most of them!
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Post by: Scatter on February 19, 2011, 08:16:39 PM
We sell clothing where I work and I saw some kiddie pj's with classic, iconic Marvel images on them: Colan's Iron Man, a Kirby Captain America, Romita Spider-Man, etc. I was thinking now why can't these come in adult sizes????

ABSOLUTELY!! Shoot, I'd wear 'em with the footies and the trap door if they had them!!
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Post by: Scatter on February 19, 2011, 08:21:01 PM
(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Foom.jpg)

Mike, ain't nothin' goofy about this pic...........that's pure, unadulterated Monster Joy!! This made my day and brought back some awesome memories of my own misspent youth. Thanks for sharing buddy!!
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Post by: Hepcat on February 19, 2011, 11:47:36 PM
Monolith, yeah I still have the envelope, the poster, a few of the stickers, some of the mags and I just found my membership card! It's somewhat faded because I faithfully carried it around in my wallet. Those were great days to be a comics fan.


Great stuff! I miss those days when it wasn't necessary for superheroes to be grim (gritty) at all times.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5012/5422876564_8fd2515150_z.jpg)

 8)
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Post by: Monolith on February 22, 2011, 02:46:59 AM
With all the superhero talk I thought I'd post this pic of me as Captain America...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0011ef50.jpg)
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Post by: Wicked Lester on February 22, 2011, 05:25:17 PM
Cool pics and stories everyone.
Cool pic of you as C.A Mon and that is quite the suburban looking H.Q you have there.
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Post by: bigbud on February 22, 2011, 07:44:02 PM
Mono! That's the best pic yet! Cap never looked so good!    Buddy
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Post by: Illoman on February 22, 2011, 10:40:04 PM
Awesome Cap mask!! And I love your playhouse. My father in law built a 'real" one out of wood with shingles and the whole nine yards for my daughter. One day she and I were having lunch in it, and the cable guy was walking through our yard. I popped my head out the window and said "hi". I think he wet himself!! LOL!!!
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Post by: charp13 on February 23, 2011, 01:17:55 AM
Illoman- Once again, your pictures make me smile because they are a tribute to all the sweet Moms out there that do awesome things for their kids! I don't know which is more thoughtful- the unique cakes she made for your birthdays, or presenting something special to you when you came home after a hard day at school.......What an amazing Mom! And you were a real cutie   :)
Monolith- there is something so adorable about a small kid in a big mask! Ahhhhhh! So precious!
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Post by: Monolith on February 23, 2011, 01:36:53 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone.

I have five photo's of me wearing that same shirt and pants and cape that I'm wearing in the Captain America photo and in one of them I'm blowing out three candles on a cake, so that would make it 1967.
Here's one from that group of pictures where I'm holding a Monkees guitar.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc01f83723.jpg)
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Post by: Scatter on February 27, 2011, 04:49:44 PM
Not vintage, not a photo...........but since I started the thread I'm making an exception.  :D

Jonah bringin' da funk. I can't flip it upright for some reason, but be sure to maximize the image by clicking on the arrows at the bottom right of the video to get the full effect.

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/8232504(*at*)N04/5482967891/#secret236729be41 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8232504(*at*)N04/5482967891/#secret236729be41)
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Post by: Moonshadow on February 27, 2011, 05:18:36 PM
LMAO!!  ;D Too cute; I see Jonah digs jammie pants just like his dad.

Is that big brother Jordan exhorting him to dance?
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Post by: Scatter on February 27, 2011, 05:38:18 PM
LMAO!!  ;D Too cute; I see Jonah digs jammie pants just like his dad.

Is that big brother Jordan exhorting him to dance?

Nope, that is the gorgeous and gracious (and at present under the weather) Nancy.

As for the jammie pants, we NEVER let him run around without a shirt............but he had just dumped a large cup of water and had gotten his shirt wet. So grandma was digging for a matching shirt while Nancy filmed his first performance. Frankly, I think much of the bumping and grinding action would have been hidden by a shirt, so I consider the accident serendipitous.
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Post by: Moonshadow on February 27, 2011, 08:22:26 PM
Nope, that is the gorgeous and gracious (and at present under the weather) Nancy.

As for the jammie pants, we NEVER let him run around without a shirt............but he had just dumped a large cup of water and had gotten his shirt wet. So grandma was digging for a matching shirt while Nancy filmed his first performance. Frankly, I think much of the bumping and grinding action would have been hidden by a shirt, so I consider the accident serendipitous.

He's really groovin'. You're right, a shirt might have kept us from seeing that! Now be sure to hang on to this, so you can show it to his first girlfriend!  >:D

Sorry to hear Nancy is not feeling good. We've had a lot of sickness out here too; I was hit by something for a few days last week. Hope she's doing better soon.
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Post by: charp13 on February 27, 2011, 08:48:54 PM
Scatter- In a few short years (way too short) this will be magical history.   :)   Ahhhhhhhh, now I've started crying!  Anyways, your son is adorable and a barrel of fun! There's no sweeter dancing than baby-dancing!  We are so lucky to have little humans in our lives (although mine is a grandson, not a son) and I think that's what keeps us young!!  And goofy! ( in my case). Thanks for putting this fab video on the tour. It made my day.  :) I would ask you if you took any video of your older children dancing, but they would probably bludgeon you if you posted it.  Although Jordan might be willing, since I'm not sure if he's at that "cool" age yet, where they get embarassed by their parents.  My 30 year old daughter is still embarassed by me in public! 
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Post by: Gasport on February 27, 2011, 10:19:18 PM
Good God, lookit how big he's getting!! Wonderful video, Gary and thanks for sharing it with us. With all the adoption issues behind you i'm sure you all feel like dancing...Hope Nancy feels better real soon!!
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Post by: BaronLatos35 on February 28, 2011, 10:41:14 AM
Gary, that was a great video man! Funny and cool...
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Post by: CreepysFan on March 01, 2011, 02:22:06 AM
 :'(  Darn, looks like I missed all the cuteness.   :'(
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Post by: bigbud on March 01, 2011, 02:26:30 PM
Gary, the dog doesn't seem to be phased by the foot tappin'......Buddy
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 01, 2011, 05:21:52 PM
After watching Jonah getting down with his bad self, I got inspired!  I took off my shirt and started cutting the rug - my wife threatened to call the law, so I stopped ...  for now...  :D
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Post by: Illoman on March 01, 2011, 06:34:44 PM
After watching Jonah getting down with his bad self, I got inspired!  I took off my shirt and started cutting the rug - my wife threatened to call the law, so I stopped ...  for now...  :D

I'll bet your shirt is as big as the rug!! LOL!!!
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Post by: CreepysFan on March 06, 2011, 05:34:10 AM
 
  At 10 months, my first act of criticism.
   
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/critic.jpg)
   
The house with the haunted room in Valdosta Georgia. 
   
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/room.jpg)
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Post by: Scatter on March 06, 2011, 04:34:40 PM
Cool shots buddy!! Man, I've GOT to get my scanner working!
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Post by: charp13 on March 06, 2011, 07:08:09 PM
Yes you do Scatter- I wanna see some lil' Scatter photos!  :)    CreepysFan- When I look at your baby picture, the phrase "bundle of joy" comes to mind! You are the cutest little human!!  Those little toes are are curled up and you are sitting there like a happy little huggable doll!  I don't know who you are, with exception of a UMA monster fan, but you looked like a really alert intelligent baby, so I can't help but wonder if you are a scientist or teacher.  Don't tell me if I'm wrong   :)   I have this idea in my head that I  have some kind of special instincts. hahaha!!  Although I've been told I have no common sense- whatever that's good for....  Anyway- C-U-T-E!
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Post by: Sean on March 06, 2011, 09:43:43 PM
After watching Jonah getting down with his bad self, I got inspired!  I took off my shirt and started cutting the rug - my wife threatened to call the law, so I stopped ...  for now...  :D

For all of you 'NOT in the know', when Mark says he took off his shirt and started cutting the rug------it means he was shaving his back. ::)
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Post by: Scatter on March 06, 2011, 10:29:27 PM
For all of you 'NOT in the know', when Mark says he took off his shirt and started cutting the rug------it means he was shaving his back. ::)

Now THAT'S funny!! And as we all know, good comedy is grounded in truth. ;D
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 07, 2011, 12:04:59 AM
Abbott & Costello, Laurel & Hardy, Sean & Scatter, Martin & Lewis - just some of the world's most hilarious comedic duos!
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Post by: bigbud on March 24, 2011, 08:52:33 PM
Ha! Found this old photo of a visit to San Fancisco's Fisherman's Wharf Wax Museum. The very handsome monster on left is me.......brother Cy on right, and Uncle Frankie in center.   Buddy

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/Frankensteinphoto.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 24, 2011, 09:12:45 PM
Great pic, Bud - what year was it?
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Post by: charp13 on March 24, 2011, 09:26:40 PM
Man I LOVE wax museums!!  This photo is awesome! If my kids were posed that nice in ANY photo when they were little, I would have it made into a 16x20 and hang it up in the living room!!  But alas, one of my young'ens was always making a goofy face or mad about having their picture taken!  You and your brother look like good old fashioned monster lovin' kids!  And you take a wonderful picture   :)
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Post by: bigbud on March 24, 2011, 10:00:01 PM
What year? Why UP........it's obvious the photo was taken last week! Come-on!   Love, Buddy
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Post by: CreepysFan on March 25, 2011, 02:29:54 PM
 
   
Wow, Groovy pic Buddy.  I love these kind of pictures, just wish my Mom had used the camera more.  This wax museam pic is too cool.  That has to be one of the most frightening looking monsters I've ever saw,  and your brother and Frankie are cool too.  :o
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 25, 2011, 02:32:25 PM
What year? Why UP........it's obvious the photo was taken last week! Come-on!   Love, Buddy

Oh, I figured!  Just testing your memory ;)...
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Post by: Scatter on March 25, 2011, 04:36:26 PM
Hey, you really are a handsome devil!! Great photo Bud, thanks!!  :D
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Post by: bigbud on March 25, 2011, 09:13:22 PM
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Hey, you really are a handsome devil!! Great photo Bud, thanks!

The years haven't been entirely kind, Gary.....and CreepysFan.....don't think I didn't catch that comment. Love, Buddy
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Post by: bigbud on March 25, 2011, 09:43:36 PM
Here's a Christmas photo I came across. I'm the dark mysterious geek type on the left. What I am holding is a Modern Toys Neptune battery op. tugboat. Took 3 D batteries. When turned on the upper deck shook, front spotlight lit up, made a chuga-chug sound and whistle, and had mystery action (bump-and-go). Gave the brother the silly bump-and-go train. Boring. Check out the retro Christmas tree. And the red velour sweaters- Christmas gifts too....unfortunately. Hey, a kid wants toys!  Just noticed the sox and shoes matched each of us too......probably a Christmas gift also.   Love,  Buddy

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/christmas.jpg)
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Post by: CreepysFan on March 26, 2011, 03:36:25 AM
   
Cool tug boat Buddy, and what is that Sci-Fi looking object between you two ?  I had that same velour shirt in a gold/yellow color. 
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Post by: Illoman on March 26, 2011, 07:15:47 AM
Buddy, great pic!! Is that a Ker-Plunk game in the foreground? Love that tree!!
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Post by: charp13 on March 26, 2011, 10:04:58 AM
I really like those shirts! I never owned any velour clothing   :(     I lived in a cold climate, but all we had were itchy old wool sweaters!  But you guys really are a couple of sweet looking kids! And I bet you shared your toys and treasures without fighting. I don't know where you are finding all these amazing photos, but I will be happy to view as many as you can find.  They really bring back some warm memories   :)
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Post by: bigbud on March 30, 2011, 11:06:46 AM
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and what is that Sci-Fi looking object between you two ? 

THAT my friend is a Multi-action Space Refuel STation in Orbital Flight with Jet Plane and Rocket! Very cool Japanese tin battery op. with Stop-and-go action with self-lifter. All sorts of lights light up, the radar dish spins madly, it moves forward afew feet, stops, the entire station revolves like it is spinning in space, winds back down and takes off across the floor again. Made by WACO. A company that made very few items in the late 50's early 60's. The space jet and rocket actually dock in the side of the station and pull out for more realistic play. 50's and 60's........when toys were really toys!    Buddy
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Post by: bigbud on March 30, 2011, 02:14:29 PM
Ah! When Flower Power met Disco! What a strange and wonderful time!  Buddy


(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/Budband.jpg)
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Post by: Python on April 01, 2011, 01:10:47 PM
I'm a little late on this repsonse. The Franky wax figure from San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf Wax Museum is still around. The museum has undergone multiple ownerships, closures, remodels, re-openings, etc. Good ol' Franky has survived all the changes. He's been in a variety of poses and positions over the years, but it's like seeing an old friend whenever I visit.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Sean on April 02, 2011, 12:00:45 PM
Here's a Christmas photo I came across. I'm the dark mysterious geek type on the left. What I am holding is a Modern Toys Neptune battery op. tugboat. Took 3 D batteries. When turned on the upper deck shook, front spotlight lit up, made a chuga-chug sound and whistle, and had mystery action (bump-and-go). Gave the brother the silly bump-and-go train. Boring. Check out the retro Christmas tree. And the red velour sweaters- Christmas gifts too....unfortunately. Hey, a kid wants toys!  Just noticed the sox and shoes matched each of us too......probably a Christmas gift also.   Love,  Buddy

([url]http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/christmas.jpg[/url])


I see you guys went with 'live' trees.  Ahhhhhh... the splendor of the natural world. ::)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Sean on April 02, 2011, 12:05:25 PM
Ah! When Flower Power met Disco! What a strange and wonderful time!  Buddy


([url]http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/Budband.jpg[/url])



So must have been your 17 seasons with the Boston red Sox.

(http://ts3.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=590091654074&id=c060f4023dae2c9b682b0575c4265b8a&url=http%3a%2f%2f1.bp.blogspot.com%2f__wps6Q54zw4%2fSzpZwTXjaRI%2fAAAAAAAABrU%2fS4KQsQY3MJA%2fs320%2fdwight-evans-214x300.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on April 02, 2011, 07:11:20 PM
Close, but Dwight Evans didn't have the full curly hair and the great Rickenbacker bass! I thought I was cool back then, even at 6'7".......Buddy
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on April 03, 2011, 05:05:03 PM
I can sense you are all stunned by my hippie/disco period.......I found another Christmas photo, so we'll go there. This may look rather strange.....but then we are a different kind of family. Dad, seated, was somewhat of an exec. and a client of his sent my brother (the small goofy smile kid) and I these donut chef costumes, a game of  States and Statesmen, 2 useless helicopter launchers (in our hands), and 2 Revell spaceship model kits. I've seen the spaceships on E-bay.......very pricey! If I remember right we both were put-off by the incredible number of parts to the spaceship model kits......both reside in some Kansas City area landfill. The photo was taken to send to Dad's client with a thank you note. Don't believe he ever got it.......I KNOW he didn't get the photo. I think we considered how much thanks were appropriate after seeing how goofy we all looked........Love, Buddy

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/budchristmas.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Illoman on April 03, 2011, 07:03:53 PM
Buddy that is an awesome pic!! Reminds me of Ralphie in his bunny jammies! LOL!!! When I was that age I hated really involved models as well. I really didn't care for building cars or planes, but gravitated toward the superheroes. I remember my mom helping us build a Batplane model one time.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: charp13 on April 03, 2011, 07:30:54 PM
Buddy, Buddy, Buddy......I sometimes have trouble grasping the concept that your photos are real! Your life in photos make me smile! Your family pictures look so celebratory and exciting, I find myself wanting to be photo shopped into them! And I think you guys were ahead of your time because I hadn't heard of anyone sending Thank You pictures (with gifts shown) until the 1980s! My sister in law took pics of the gifts I sent her kids one year and I was super delighted seeing them holding up the toys I sent them. I sure hope you keep finding these little pieces of magical history and post them as soon as you find 'em!  :)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: charp13 on April 03, 2011, 07:47:40 PM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/j5ee74.jpg)                                                                                    Me (trying to lick my shoulder) and my weird sister scaring our poor
                                                                                                                                                         frightened baby cousin.
Title: Re: Monster Kid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: CreepysFan on April 03, 2011, 07:54:59 PM
   
  Wicked photo Buddy, glad you held on to it to share here.  Too bad the client didn't send donuts as well.  Was your participation here voluntary or commanded ?  I think I still have Dad's belt imprinted from were we didn't see eye to eye.  I love the retro look of this photo.
     
  Also, as a fellow hippy kid, i'd like to see some more of your hippy pics.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: CreepysFan on April 03, 2011, 08:01:02 PM
([url]http://i55.tinypic.com/j5ee74.jpg[/url])                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                       
   
As totally sweet as you are Char, you couldn't help but trying to get a sugar fix.   Or was it a nice juicy spider ?
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: charp13 on April 03, 2011, 08:14:26 PM
if you only knew......see that car- it belonged to my parents.  2 years prior, they had parked their Chevy Belair in that same spot and I got in the car and put it in gear and rolled it on down the hill across traffic (1960s traffic, that is) and totaled it. My father still talks about it and the squeezing a parakeet to death (accidentally) incident. sigh..... But thanks for the compliment! At least someone thinks I might not have been " Damien".
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on April 04, 2011, 12:05:24 PM
Thanks for the kind works, Charlotte.
        Wrecked the family car, choked the family bird to death, and lick yourself clean. A strange picture of the person you are is emerging........Buddy
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Hepcat on April 04, 2011, 12:59:30 PM
A strange picture of the person you are is emerging........Buddy

Strange but true, just like the Ripley's Believe It or Not show.

 ;)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Sean on April 04, 2011, 01:13:14 PM
Close, but Dwight Evans didn't have the full curly hair and the great Rickenbacker bass! I thought I was cool back then, even at 6'7".......Buddy


Alright, then... how about your years with the New England Patriots' defense?

(http://www.patriotsplanet.net/images/PatriotsPlanet/History/Memorabilia/Topps/1979/Front/269-TimFox-Front.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: bigbud on April 04, 2011, 04:03:52 PM
Sean, you're killing me!   Buddy
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Sean on April 04, 2011, 07:42:55 PM
Sean, you're killing me!   Buddy

Bud, I sincerely hope you enjoy my nonsense.  You, sir, have been a shot in the arm to the board here.  I really enjoy your posts.  One thing I know is that there's a gang here who loves old, nostalgic pictures and you have a war chest of them.  Keep 'em coming.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Unknown Primate on April 18, 2011, 02:52:15 PM
Visited with my 81 year old Mom over the weekend and borrowed a photo album from her.  Hope you enjoy!


My brother, Steve & I.  1966 or '67.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/img110.jpg)


My brother, ME (holding my KING KONG GAME) & my cousin, Clifford Kelly.  1965
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/img106.jpg)


Me & my HD Suoer Glide - ok ok, it's a bicycle.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/img111.jpg)


In 1967, on October 28, my Mom turned 38 years old.  My Dad, friends & relatives threw a Halloween/Birthday Party for her in our garage.  Left to right, my beautiful Aunt Rosemary, Uncle Jimmy, my crazy Uncle Jack as a Samurai Warrior and - my wonderful Mom, Betty as FRANKENSTEIN!  Way to go, Mom!
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/img107.jpg)


Cake my Aunt Bonnie made for my Mom.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/img109.jpg)


Close-up of my Mom.  No one knew who she was for the longest time.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/img108.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on April 18, 2011, 03:01:12 PM
Man Mark, those pics are wicked!! Halloween/Birthday party?? Who wouldn't LOVE that??  :D
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: charp13 on April 18, 2011, 03:21:29 PM
All Right UP, aka Mark, these are well worth the wait! Your family looks extremely cool! The home you lived in is lovely and your relatives look like they would fit in just fine at my house! I wish I could have been at that party!! Your Mom is a real trooper to wear that plastic mask instead of just throwing on some make-up. She looks like the original Monster-Mom.  :)   I am so delighted by your pictures, UP! And WOW!! Look at all those trophies!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: CreepysFan on April 18, 2011, 04:58:17 PM
     
  Wow Mark, as a kid you looked  *GASP*  kinda human.   Love seeing these early pics of your Pre-primate days.  Super awesome man.   Another cool understanding mom too, lucky monkey.   ;D
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: general gruesome on April 18, 2011, 07:13:35 PM
awesome! what total nostalgia
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Hepcat on November 25, 2013, 10:59:42 PM
([url]http://i28.tinypic.com/vdd305.jpg[/url])                       

Me in my "Gypsy" costume.


Very cool how you tracked down another copy of your old mask and it's now in use as your avatar!

 8)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Hepcat on November 25, 2013, 11:03:47 PM
Visited with my 81 year old Mom over the weekend and borrowed a photo album from her.  Hope you enjoy!

My brother, ME (holding my KING KONG GAME) & my cousin, Clifford Kelly.  1965

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/img106.jpg[/url])

Me & my HD Suoer Glide - ok ok, it's a bicycle.

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/img111.jpg[/url])


Great pics! You wouldn't still have the MPC King Kong game or the Super Glide, would you?

 ???
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: jimm on November 26, 2013, 10:17:23 AM
Here are my brothers and I, engrossed in home theater circa 1969 Christmas I'd say

(https://scontent-a-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/395356_330863386935135_1401637865_n.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Hepcat on November 26, 2013, 12:13:59 PM
And you know it's never gotten any better than that!

 ;)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on November 26, 2013, 04:59:45 PM
I want that TV and TV stand!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: jimm on November 26, 2013, 09:49:30 PM
We still have the toy box, albeit repainted 70s Brady Bunch orange! Hard to imagine I know. Got a few thousand slides to go thru LOL
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Illoman on November 26, 2013, 09:59:46 PM
Jimm, thanks and keep posting! *Love* seeing shots like this. That wallpaper is awesome!!  ;D
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: jimm on November 26, 2013, 10:19:26 PM
After we moved, Dad did our game room in vintage wanted poster type western wallpaper, pretty cool!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: jimm on November 27, 2013, 12:58:03 AM
Here's one for you car buff's. Thats my Aunt up ahead in her blue and white '56 Chevy, not sure what dad was driving here, maybe his '60 TBird, or possibly in someone else's car and he took the pic...some scene. eh?

(https://scontent-b-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/222431_477151765639629_163106727_n.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on November 27, 2013, 07:30:10 PM
I want every car in that photo.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Fester on November 28, 2013, 01:03:59 AM
I'd settle for driving into San Francisco on such a nice day.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Hepcat on November 28, 2013, 09:07:45 AM
How about the other way into Oakland, the home of the Athletics, Raiders and the Hell's Angels?

 ???
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: jimm on November 28, 2013, 09:22:15 AM
This is coming from Marin to SF, its the Bay Bridge for SF to Oakland. I went to more A's games as a kid than Giants as Dad worked in the East bay. I'd take a bus to Oakland and meet Dad there.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: horror1o1 on November 28, 2013, 10:48:36 AM
I've really enjoyed the pictures that have been posted on this thread!  It really brings back great childhood memories.  I've finally tracked down several pictures of my room from 1964 so I'll go ahead and throw my pictures  into the mix.  Oh yeah, I should mention the paint job on my walls... I loved anything to do with the army, war, etc., so my mom "camouflaged" my room.  I thought it was super cool!
([url]http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/1288/scan0004dw.jpg[/url])
([url]http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/1663/scan0003f.jpg[/url])
([url]http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/5968/scan0002e.jpg[/url])
([url]http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/3691/scan0001ft.jpg[/url])



wow thats so awesome!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Hepcat on November 28, 2013, 11:21:55 AM
Awesome indeed!

 8)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: jimm on November 28, 2013, 12:55:06 PM
To me, these are the quintessential Monster Kid pics of the era, just perfect.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: jimm on November 28, 2013, 01:03:00 PM
Here's Dad at the 1964 World's Fair. Not sure which I like better the Dinosaurs or the giant tire Ferris Wheel. It was moved to Michigan later I'm told, not sure if it still exists. They actually made a toy of it too!

(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/528559_470703882951084_1819107703_n.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Fester on November 28, 2013, 03:14:24 PM
L'il RICKH looks like he is ready to invade Poland!

Except that is an M1 Garand.
I had one just like it.
Wore it out defending the neighborhood--good times.

Great pics.

The Big Tire still exists--although it is no longer a ferris wheel.
http://www.uniroyaltires.com/about/gianttire.html (http://www.uniroyaltires.com/about/gianttire.html)

Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: horror1o1 on November 29, 2013, 04:59:20 PM
To me, these are the quintessential Monster Kid pics of the era, just perfect.


They sure are. What a great time to be a kid.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: jimm on November 29, 2013, 08:28:12 PM
Here's my older brother and I goofing around in our folks mod late 60s pad, I've got the boss robot in this pic (will cost me at least 1/2 a G for a nice one, if I can even find one, been looking for a couple years for this particular one...)

(http://danefield.com/alpha/forums/uploads/post-1578-0-85749700-1327440285.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on November 29, 2013, 09:48:27 PM
Man, I'd move into that house RIGHT NOW!! Very cool!! But I need the robot too!!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: jimm on November 29, 2013, 10:02:23 PM
Funny, besides the toys, the couch, and the lamp I can account for the rest of the stuff!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: The Batman on November 29, 2013, 10:10:16 PM
I enjoy ALL of the retro photos and comments. I have some Polaroid photos in storage from around 1969 and older. 'Need to dig 'em out of storage for scanning, if they are still alive.
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Hepcat on November 30, 2013, 10:30:12 AM
Here's my older brother and I goofing around in our folks mod late 60s pad....

([url]http://danefield.com/alpha/forums/uploads/post-1578-0-85749700-1327440285.jpg[/url])


That pic just says "home". 'Nuff said.

 :)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Scatter on November 30, 2013, 01:58:26 PM
I enjoy ALL of the retro photos and comments. I have some Polaroid photos in storage from around 1969 and older. 'Need to dig 'em out of storage for scanning, if they are still alive.

Ummmmm...............YES!!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: RICKH on November 30, 2013, 03:17:20 PM
I was surprised to see my monster kid photos reposted!  I've still got all of the Auroras in the photo as well as Garloo.  I'll have to post some photos of them in their new surroundings.  Unfortunately, I don't have the helmet or the Garand...Fester I did switch to a Luger eventually.  Honestly, I wasn't a junior fascist I was just well stocked for our after school and Saturday neighborhood wars.  Lot's of memories, all of them good.
One thing that I do remember is that back then ('63-64) I was the only serious monster kid in my school.  Hummm, some thing never change. ;D
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: marsattacks666 on November 30, 2013, 03:22:14 PM
([url]http://i28.tinypic.com/fw1ypt.jpg[/url])                                                                                                                    I've posted this picture before, but here it is
                                                                                                                                                                                         again Halloween 1966!





I see a Bat-Fan. ;D
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: jimm on November 30, 2013, 04:16:29 PM
This one is of my Aunt and her shiny new 65 Mustang, she had one of the first ones in SF as she recalls and was amazed by the attention it got. Now she's 81 and drives...you got it...a Ford Mustang!  8)

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/397337_329818337039640_106559675_n.jpg)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Hepcat on November 30, 2013, 07:29:41 PM
I was surprised to see my monster kid photos reposted!

Don't be. The internet is forever!

 ;)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Hepcat on November 30, 2013, 07:32:33 PM
Now she's 81 and drives...you got it...a Ford Mustang!  8)

Hopefully with a Boss 429 and Cherry Bomb glass pack mufflers so that she can show the neighbourhood punks how a real woman drives! "Hey, you feel lucky today punk?"

 ;)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Fester on November 30, 2013, 11:01:18 PM
Auntie is lookin' good! 
Hopefully she got the 289 V-8 instead of the 200 straight 6.
Would have loved to see the look on the guys' faces as some mild looking lady in a car-coat blew their doors off. 8)
She's still driving Mustangs?  Cool!
It doesn't happen to be that '65 does it?

Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: jimm on December 01, 2013, 12:07:01 AM
I wish that 65 was still around! She went from that to a 72 skylark, also a v8. A 280z, another nissan, then to a 97 Mustang convertible, she loves it. Her service writer calls her Mustang Sally!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Fester on December 01, 2013, 12:20:09 AM
A '97 convertible!
Not exactly your little old lady car. 8)
But then neither was the 280.

That is some cool aunt you have there!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: jimm on December 01, 2013, 12:29:37 AM
My Dad always helped nudge her in the right direction when it came to cars. Come to think of it, that's why I had a 68 Cougar at 16 too O0
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: The Batman on December 01, 2013, 12:32:51 AM
This one is of my Aunt and her shiny new 65 Mustang, she had one of the first ones in SF as she recalls and was amazed by the attention it got. Now she's 81 and drives...you got it...a Ford Mustang!  8)

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/397337_329818337039640_106559675_n.jpg)

A w e s o m e  retro photo!!  8) ;D
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Illoman on December 01, 2013, 10:22:27 AM
Come to think of it, that's why I had a 68 Cougar at 16 too O0

That can mean something completely different in 2013! LOL!!!
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Most Horrible on December 01, 2013, 02:08:01 PM
That can mean something completely different in 2013! LOL!!!

Oh how funny!! It's true! It's true! Funny how language can change to mean something else to another generation and time. hee  hee!

mh
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Fester on December 01, 2013, 02:32:25 PM
Of course, at my age, even the Cougars were born after I graduated from high school! ::)

Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Hepcat on December 01, 2013, 03:58:26 PM
Cool! That means you can still be robbing the cradle then.

 8)

Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Hepcat on December 02, 2013, 12:58:34 PM
I found some really good pictures of the London, Ontario that was during my formative years. Unfortunately the only thing they lack is me!

Here's a picture of the Arena Dairy Bar on York Street sometime in the fifties:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/LondonArenaDairyBar_zps31af5687.jpg)

Sadly I have no memory of this old time dairy bar but it must have been located right by the old London Arena a few blocks away from our house. I have really fond memories of going to the London Arena for the Labatt Brewing Company's employee Xmas party with cake, ice cream, cookies, a magician and finally Santa Claus with a specially wrapped present for each and every kid in attendance!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/arena2_zpsc79794e8.jpg)

The London Arena also featured roller skating and wrestling with grapplers such as Whipper Billy Watson, Johnny Valentine, Dick "the Bulldog" Brower and Sweet Daddy Siki in the fifties and sixties. I also attended a concert by Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention in the London Arena in 1972.

Robb's Dairy Bar was located two very short blocks away from where my card collecting buddy Tony lived. Drat, but it closed sometime in the late fifties and I don't remember ever seeing it.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/RobbsDairyBar_zps05fb16b7.jpg)

One of the things that I do remember from those early years and sorely miss is milk delivery in returnable refillable bottles!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/milkman2_zps0b0e0e18.jpg)

I remember Borden's, Silverwood Dairy, London Pure Milk Company and Mark Ayres Dairy delivery vehicles prowling London's leafy streets:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/MilktruckB_zpsa3d05a54.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/MilkTruckS_zpse2b71108.jpg)
 
My home town dairy, Silverwood, grew by acquisition to become the largest dairy in Canada by the late sixties and still provided home delivery service in certain markets well into the seventies(eighties?).

Both Silverwood Dairy and the London Pure Milk Company still had horse drawn milk wagons wending their way along London streets until sometime in the mid-sixties. It was back in 1963-64 that my mother and I saw that the train car being backed into the Labatt Breweries plant had somehow collided with a Silverwood's horse much to the detriment of the latter. Her uncharitable comment at the time was that Labatt didn't want people to drink milk.

Here are a couple of pictures of Silverwood's milk wagons:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/SilverwoodsCart_zps2326ee5a.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/SilverwoodsDairy_zps41313d62.jpg)

Here's a picture of a more modern sixties state-of-the-art London Pure Milk Company wagon:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/LondonPureMilkCo_zpsc3fce177.jpg)

We also had home bread delivery from London's own Lewis Bakeries for a while when we lived in Manor Park on the edge of London in the fifties. Many a housewife's household budget was blown succumbing to the pastry temptations proferred that day by the bread man! Best of all though my buddy Dave had a job helping the Jackson's Bakeries bread man make his deliveries Saturday mornings. Talk about a marriage made in heaven! All the delivery man had to do was drive since he had a young boy doing most of the work for him, and Dave got to ride around in a very cool bread delivery truck and run to each house on the route carrying bread in a basket! I'll have to ask Dave whether he received anything more than free tarts and other pastries for his efforts....

Finally, here's a picture from the fifties of Cowan Hardware on Dundas Street where I used to go to admire toys and model kits.

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Cowan's was also where I raced my Monogram Ferrari slot cars after a slot car track was installed upstairs in 1965(?). Good times! Just out of the picture was the Ontario Conservatory of Music where I lugged my accordion on the bus for my weekly lessons. Not entirely good times....

 :)




Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: jimm on December 04, 2013, 02:26:01 AM
Early to mid sixties camping trip to the Sierras I believe. A lot going on here, vintage cars and trailers, big Paul Bunyan....wonder exactly where this was? Actually I was off on the location a bit..would be a cool place to visit again  8)

http://www.treesofmystery.net/ (http://www.treesofmystery.net/)

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Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Fester on December 04, 2013, 01:59:24 PM
I think that picture is backwards.  The Trees of Mystery foliage sign looks reversed, and I don't recall big old Chevy Impalas having a right hand drive. ::)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: jimm on December 04, 2013, 08:22:04 PM
I noticed afterwards also, ah well, still pretty cool eh?O0
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Fester on December 05, 2013, 12:34:21 AM
I noticed afterwards also, ah well, still pretty cool eh?O0

Oh, Absolutely!
Maybe the reversed image came from the parallax in the approach to the past when the Tardis landed as the picture was snapped. 

Or maybe the image was reversed because we are looking backward through time . . .
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Hepcat on December 05, 2013, 11:07:02 AM
Or maybe the image was reversed because we are looking backward through time . . . .

Yes, that's probably it!

 :D
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Fester on December 05, 2013, 11:42:26 AM
That's my story and I'm sticking with it. ;)

Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: jimm on December 05, 2013, 04:39:02 PM
Actually the majority of my good stuff is on slides so if I don't pay too close attention I end up sdrawkcab O0
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Hepcat on October 13, 2017, 01:49:40 PM
Oh how funny!! It's true! It's true! Funny how language can change to mean something else to another generation and time. hee  hee!

Aren't we gay!

 C:)
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Hepcat on January 01, 2018, 10:38:24 PM
Unfortunately many of the great pics that we once had in this thread have now evaporated.

 :(
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: Hepcat on July 04, 2020, 03:32:25 PM
Any cool shots of you back when monsters REALLY roamed the earth?? Remember when TV's had rabbit ears, cars had muscle, horror shows had hosts, and your pajamas had feet (and the occasional trap door)?? Post your vintage Polaroids here!!

YOU in front of the Christmas tree hoarding your ill-gotten gain.........

YOU at a birthday party when the candles could still be counted without a calculator.........

YOU sporting that Ben Cooper or home-made Halloween costume..........

Post your vintage pics of the thrilling days of yesteryear...........let's share the pics and memories that made the mid 20th century the greatest time in the annals of history to be a kid!!

So any more pictures?

 ???
Title: Re: MonsterKid Photo Archive-The Magical History Tour!
Post by: BigShadow on July 05, 2020, 02:02:22 PM
My city, Campbell, Ohio, was one of the largest steel makers in the United States during the early portion of the 1900's.  With so many people living in such a small city (2 miles by 2 miles), it seemed there was a store on every market.  There were also two movie theaters: The Hodgekins (first photo) and The Bell (second photo).
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I also found this old, undated, photo of school children at Halloween. From the look of the costumes I'd say this is from the mid to late 70's.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50079546978_99dfea2351_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jimKdb)
 (https://flic.kr/p/2jimLz9)