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lnstevenson
12-28-2009, 08:52 PM
Ernie Freshour is my brother. He is still in Oklahoma City. He was 12 years older than me, but even I remember his performance on the football field for Grant. Wow! What memories!!! He was romanced by several major colleges to play, but got married instead. He ended up being very successful in the oil exploration business.

Generals64
12-29-2009, 10:45 AM
Ernie Freshour is my brother. He is still in Oklahoma City. He was 12 years older than me, but even I remember his performance on the football field for Grant. Wow! What memories!!! He was romanced by several major colleges to play, but got married instead. He ended up being very successful in the oil exploration business.

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He (Ernie) was many a young man's hero.....I was at Grant when he played for the football team..... between him and Jody Crosby, Grant was a power house....Of course, you can't ignore Mike O'Shea (deceased) and John Suggs
That was a terror for the OKC Highschool football club. Tracy Norwood was coach when Ernie was there....

CarltonsKeeper
12-29-2009, 12:05 PM
Ernie Freshour is my brother. He is still in Oklahoma City. He was 12 years older than me, but even I remember his performance on the football field for Grant. Wow! What memories!!! He was romanced by several major colleges to play, but got married instead. He ended up being very successful in the oil exploration business.
You must be kin to the Teague's! I use to live next door to them for many years and Ernie lived around the corner on about S.W. 43rd St. Are George Sr. and his wife still living and what's the younger George doing???

Prunepicker
12-29-2009, 07:57 PM
Who's the pro football player that's buried at the Czech cemetery on S.W.
44th?

Generals64
12-29-2009, 08:01 PM
Who's the pro football player that's buried at the Czech cemetery on S.W.
44th?
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Hey, we discussed that back on about page 68-100. I'm going to get Frisky to re-read all of it for the answer....Unless you just want to tease the newbies...Like ChuckE.....and his gang....

village idiot
12-29-2009, 10:06 PM
To be fair for anyone trying to answer the question, it should read,
(Who WAS buried at the Czech cemetery)

ChuckE
12-29-2009, 10:40 PM
@Generals64,

This Newbie would not know anyhow, I'm not a big fan of most team
sports.

My theory is this:

Football is a bunch of guys standing in a circle in the middle of a field
patting each other on the ass, and baseball is a guy standing in the middle of
a field grabbing his nards. So you gotta wonder about people who play these
games, and the people who watch them too. :evilsmile

Chuck E.

papaOU
12-29-2009, 11:36 PM
@Generals64,

This Newbie would not know anyhow, I'm not a big fan of most team
sports.

My theory is this:

Football is a bunch of guys standing in a circle in the middle of a field
patting each other on the ass, and baseball is a guy standing in the middle of
a field grabbing his nards. So you gotta wonder about people who play these
games, and the people who watch them too. :evilsmile

Chuck E.

As well as people who use the above as an avatar.....

A "wrestling" garb....

Your young enough you still have time to grapple with some old sweaty dudes...:woowoo:

ChuckE
12-29-2009, 11:39 PM
@papaOU

Thats not wrestling garb, it's Dom DeLuise as "Captain Chaos" from the
Cannonball Run movies.

I Always thought he was a great comedian, and character actor.

He died May 4, 2009

R.I.P. Dom

Chuck E.

papaOU
12-29-2009, 11:58 PM
@Generals64,

This Newbie would not know anyhow, I'm not a big fan of most team
sports.

My theory is this:

Football is a bunch of guys standing in a circle in the middle of a field
patting each other on the ass, and baseball is a guy standing in the middle of
a field grabbing his nards. So you gotta wonder about people who play these
games, and the people who watch them too. :evilsmile

Chuck E.

After this slight I am going to spill the beans.

Birth: Apr. 13, 1945
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jul. 21, 1970

Professional Football Player. 1st Lt. in the Army Reserve (Unit: A BTRY, 2ND BN, 11TH ARTY RGT, 101 ABN DIV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma). Bob was born James Robert Kalsu and attended Del City High School in Del City, Oklahoma. At 6'3" and 235 pounds, he was an All-American offensive tackle in 1967 as the University of Oklahoma won the Big Eight Conference title. The Buffalo Bills selected him in the eighth round of the 1968 college draft but he quickly proved himself by earning the team's Rookie of the Year award in his first AFL season as guard it would also be his final season of football. Bob had made an ROTC commitment with the 101st Airborne Division in college and in late 1969 he was called to duty in Vietnam. He was told that as a pro football player arrangements could be made where he wouldn't have to serve but Bob would have none of it. He said, "I gave my word to my country. Just because I play pro football doesn't make me any better of a man or any different of a man than the men already serving our country. I'm going to live up to that commitment and the word I gave." Bob left behind his beloved wife, Jan, who was pregnant and a young daughter. On July 21, 1970, only eight months into his tour of duty, Bob fell while helping defend Ripcord Base on an isolated jungle mountaintop near the Ashau Valley, Thua Thien, South Vietnam - enemy fire ignited an ammunition depot. Bob's wife Jan received word of her husband's death as she lay in her hospital bed only hours after giving birth to her son, Bob Jr. Bob Kalsu was the only active professional football player killed in the Vietnam War. (bio by: Brenda Normandin)

First time I have taken offense to a posting. I don't care anything about your opinion of athletes, fat comedians in wrestling garb, the Viet Nam war!

This "MAN" should be an example to all on a daily basis.

He was first buried at the Czech Cemetery, but later moved to Resthaven.

ChuckE
12-30-2009, 12:11 AM
Sad, kind of reminds you of Pat Tillman's story.

@papaOU

That was a jest aimed at Generals64, you DID notice the
devilish smiley after words RIGHT?

I was not trying to offend anyone, or their heroes.

Not that I did not expect to get crap for maligning the
national pass-times.:Smiley259

ChuckE.

papaOU
12-30-2009, 01:39 AM
Sad, kind of reminds you of Pat Tillman's story.

@papaOU

That was a jest aimed at Generals64, you DID notice the
devilish smiley after words RIGHT?

I was not trying to offend anyone, or their heroes.

Not that I did not expect to get crap for maligning the
national pass-times.:Smiley259

ChuckE.

Sorry. Generally things do not bother me and I am not sure why that did......

Need to always keep in mind that this site is for fun.....:tiphat:

ChuckE
12-30-2009, 01:48 AM
Sorry. Generally things do not bother me and I am not sure why that did......

Need to always keep in mind that this site is for fun.....:tiphat:

That's ok, we all have strong feelings about things, and sometimes
we don't realize how strong 'till we get set off about them.

Any how here is a Wikipedia article on Bob Kalsu:

Bob Kalsu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Kalsu)

Look in the honors section at the bottom.

Here is another on Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord:

Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FSB_Ripcord)

Chuck E.

Generals64
12-30-2009, 07:48 AM
Easy boys:...........We ALL enjoy this site ....Right?.....When you become a member of this Group it's like a "Family" .... Right?......I knew about Kalsu and I noticed Dom Delouise (sp)......Keep Plugging....Viet Nam touched a lot of us....Some in different ways but I lost too many friends over there....As di quite a few others....Keep hasseling me ChuckE....I'm from the Southside remember....

gen70
12-31-2009, 09:32 AM
I remember back in about 1969 Kenny Skaggs Sr. took a Nash Rambler in trade for a Kirby vaccume cleaner. Kenny Jr. and I used to have a big goof driving that little thing around southside. Just saw one of the Nash's sell om Barrett-Jackson for $30,000.

village idiot
12-31-2009, 04:40 PM
I had a friend in highschool that "HAD" to drive a 64 Nash Rambler stationwagon to school. He never thought it was as cool as the other guys cars. He always drooled over my 327/4 speed impala. He thought I was just being nice to trade cars with him on Saturday nights, but there wasn't a better ride to take your date to the drive-inn movies in than a big roomy stationwagon. Damn I sure hated to see him trade that thing off for a boring 67 SS 396.!!

gen70
12-31-2009, 06:11 PM
I had a friend in highschool that "HAD" to drive a 64 Nash Rambler stationwagon to school. He never thought it was as cool as the other guys cars. He always drooled over my 327/4 speed impala. He thought I was just being nice to trade cars with him on Saturday nights, but there wasn't a better ride to take your date to the drive-inn movies in than a big roomy stationwagon. Damn I sure hated to see him trade that thing off for a boring 67 SS 396.!! I guess the best of both worlds takes two cars.

papaOU
12-31-2009, 09:56 PM
My first car was a Nash Rambler. Bought it for $50.00

gen70
12-31-2009, 10:13 PM
My first car was a Nash Rambler. Bought it for $50.00 I bet you still had it.

gen70
12-31-2009, 10:15 PM
Ya can't hardly buy a bicycle for that now.

Generals64
01-01-2010, 01:00 AM
Ya can't hardly buy a bicycle for that now.

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I bought a Grain Drill From a farmer in the panhandle a couple of weeks ago and he had a 1948 flat bed Grain truck (still runs) wanted $300.00 for it.....Know it is a deal but it's 325 miles out there and it's too big to haul on a car trailer...

grantgeneral78
01-01-2010, 06:40 AM
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I bought a Grain Drill From a farmer in the panhandle a couple of weeks ago and he had a 1948 flat bed Grain truck (still runs) wanted $300.00 for it.....Know it is a deal but it's 325 miles out there and it's too big to haul on a car trailer...

And you did not think about me grrrrr!! :LolLolLol

USG '60
01-01-2010, 07:12 AM
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I bought a Grain Drill From a farmer in the panhandle a couple of weeks ago and he had a 1948 flat bed Grain truck (still runs) wanted $300.00 for it.....Know it is a deal but it's 325 miles out there and it's too big to haul on a car trailer...

Who was the farmer in the panhandle? I know a bunch of 'em. And what are you going to do with a grain drill, give it as a door prize at a Coit's meeting?

flintysooner
01-01-2010, 07:28 AM
And what are you going to do with a grain drillThat was what I wondered when I read the post. I gave one of ours away a few years ago. Far cry from the behemoths in use now. Took us about forever and a day to plant 40 acres and now they do that between breakfast and coffee break and in an enclosed cab, too.

Generals64
01-01-2010, 10:25 AM
Who was the farmer in the panhandle? I know a bunch of 'em. And what are you going to do with a grain drill, give it as a door prize at a Coit's meeting?

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As dumb as this may sound I have a small farm east of Lexington ....even have a Tractor and the other implements.....Played Cowboy for too many years and can't get the horse & Cattle blood out of my system...Gotta raised hay etc....
I know what you're thinking and laughing about but someone's gotta do it....

CarltonsKeeper
01-01-2010, 10:54 AM
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As dumb as this may sound I have a small farm east of Lexington ....even have a Tractor and the other implements.....Played Cowboy for too many years and can't get the horse & Cattle blood out of my system...Gotta raised hay etc....
I know what you're thinking and laughing about but someone's gotta do it....
Do you dress up in your Red cowboy boots and and spurs and jump on your Shetland Pony and hollar' "YEE-HAH" "RIDE-UM COWBOY"

Generals64
01-01-2010, 11:15 AM
Do you dress up in your Red cowboy boots and and spurs and jump on your Shetland Pony and hollar' "YEE-HAH" "RIDE-UM COWBOY"

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Yep, I'm headed towards your house in just a few minutes to let you ride ole paint and I want to borrow "Silver" from you for the week-end.......

Speaking of which what did YOU name your Stick Horse when you were a little kid? Don't tell me you didn't have a stick horse.....Your old Buddy across the street from me (DP) found a bunch of Broom Sticks somewhere and we sold them to the kids in the neighborhood....I kept a Yellow one...you can guess the name....the one he always rode was painted Red.....Hadn't thought about that in years.....my grandfather had some strips of leather and we "nailed" the bridles on them.....and an old mop head made enough strings left for the manes.....Kids today would not be caught dead doing that. If they had "Stick Horses" that would have to come from some fancy toy store......

CarltonsKeeper
01-01-2010, 12:50 PM
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Yep, I'm headed towards your house in just a few minutes to let you ride ole paint and I want to borrow "Silver" from you for the week-end.......

Speaking of which what did YOU name your Stick Horse when you were a little kid? Don't tell me you didn't have a stick horse.....Your old Buddy across the street from me (DP) found a bunch of Broom Sticks somewhere and we sold them to the kids in the neighborhood....I kept a Yellow one...you can guess the name....the one he always rode was painted Red.....Hadn't thought about that in years.....my grandfather had some strips of leather and we "nailed" the bridles on them.....and an old mop head made enough strings left for the manes.....Kids today would not be caught dead doing that. If they had "Stick Horses" that would have to come from some fancy toy store......
I didn't ride mine unless I had my chaps on and "Tails of the Texas Rangers" style twin holstered six shooters, not to mention my 10 gallon hat!! LMAO thinking about you dressed like that going down 1-35 on Trigger!!

USG '60
01-01-2010, 12:58 PM
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As dumb as this may sound I have a small farm east of Lexington ....even have a Tractor and the other implements.....Played Cowboy for too many years and can't get the horse & Cattle blood out of my system...Gotta raised hay etc....
I know what you're thinking and laughing about but someone's gotta do it....

You left off who the farmer was you bought it from was. Spill the beans. Oh wait, better yet put them in the grain drill. :irule:

village idiot
01-01-2010, 02:03 PM
I lived on the same street that Gen64 lived on and I could never figure out how he got his stick horses to run so fast. We would trade horses and damned if he couldn't get my horse to outrun his. Never could figure it out. Gen64 also had a herd of stick cows and stick sheep. He sure was fond of those sheep.

Prunepicker
01-01-2010, 02:08 PM
Speaking of which what did YOU name your Stick Horse when you were a
little kid?
I did, but I don't remember it's name. Maybe Geronimo or Charly.

USG '60
01-01-2010, 02:15 PM
I don't know if ya'll have noticed but Gen64 is a stick figure.

Generals64
01-01-2010, 02:19 PM
I don't know if ya'll have noticed but Gen64 is a stick figure.

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Whoa:.....it has taken 63 years to get muscled up like I am.....No longer do I have to worry about having a "Six Pack"...I'm carrying around a Keg....

USG '60
01-01-2010, 02:22 PM
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whoa:.....it has taken 63 years to get muscled up like i am.....no longer do i have to worry about having a "six pack"...i'm carrying around a keg....

lmao

Prunepicker
01-01-2010, 02:49 PM
No longer do I have to worry about having a "Six Pack"... I'm carrying around
a Keg...
You've come from carrying a six shooter to carrying a six pack. Some would
call that progress.

USG '60
01-01-2010, 02:55 PM
You've come from carrying a six shooter to carrying a six pack. Some would
call that progress.

And some would call it Lone Star.

Generals64
01-01-2010, 04:51 PM
Ironic that Progress Beer was bought out by Lone Star Beer HUH??????????????

Prunepicker
01-01-2010, 05:25 PM
Ironic that Progress Beer was bought out by Lone Star Beer HUH?
Wasn't the Lone Star brewery on S.W. 2nd street? I remember that the
League for the Blind took it over for a while.

Where was the brewery located? Was there another one in town?

papaOU
01-01-2010, 05:48 PM
Wasn't the Lone Star brewery on S.W. 2nd street? I remember that the
League for the Blind took it over for a while.

Where was the brewery located? Was there another one in town?

You are correct. Don't know of another one in town.

If you check the Sanborn Maps there was a Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery downtown. I think it was near where the Santa Fe Station sets now.

papaOU
01-01-2010, 05:50 PM
OMG! 64 in a 10 gallon hat. Bet he looks like a mushroom (LOL)

USG '60
01-01-2010, 06:59 PM
OMG! 64 in a 10 gallon hat. Bet he looks like a mushroom (LOL)

LOL, inDEED. :LolLolLol

grantgeneral78
01-01-2010, 09:05 PM
I didn't ride mine unless I had my chaps on and "Tails of the Texas Rangers" style twin holstered six shooters, not to mention my 10 gallon hat!! LMAO thinking about you dressed like that going down 1-35 on Trigger!!

Don`t ride through San Fransico my friend in the getup!!
:gossip:

Generals64
01-01-2010, 09:11 PM
Don`t ride through San Fransico my friend in the getup!!
:gossip:
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You gys are just jealous because at the ripe old age of 8 years old I was Wrangling Stick Horses and selling them.....A good Stick Horse would bring as much as three to four 25 cent comic books....That would equivalent to 25 to 30 in today's trading space....And they were pretty easy to break and they didn't eat too much....Yee-Haw....

CarltonsKeeper
01-02-2010, 08:00 AM
Don`t ride through San Fransico my friend in the getup!!
:gossip:
Only if I've got my Lipstick on!!!!! LOL

grantgeneral78
01-02-2010, 07:02 PM
I wont touch that with a 10` pole!

Did ya ever do the playing cards in the spokes of the bike though?.....early V-TWIN!

Prunepicker
01-02-2010, 07:54 PM
Did ya ever do the playing cards in the spokes of the bike though?
Early V-TWIN!
How about the Vroom motor by Mattel? It bolted to your bike?

http://www.yourememberthat.com/medi/3040/Vroom_Bicycle_Toy_Mattel_Toys/

USG '60
01-02-2010, 09:47 PM
I wont touch that with a 10` pole!

Did ya ever do the playing cards in the spokes of the bike though?.....early V-TWIN!

Well ....duh.

grantgeneral78
01-03-2010, 07:39 AM
Well ....duh.

Ok but did you ever extend your forks out to dangerous levels to make a chopper!!:doh:

USG '60
01-03-2010, 08:43 AM
I had outgrown bicycles before I ever heard of or saw a chopper. I m REAL old.

papaOU
01-03-2010, 12:41 PM
Ok but did you ever extend your forks out to dangerous levels to make a chopper!!:doh:

I did. Cut the front forks off another bike and slide them onto yours. Butterfly handle bars, banana seat and a large "sissy bar" .

Captain America for sure.....:doh:

CarltonsKeeper
01-03-2010, 12:59 PM
I wonder what Gen/64 did to hop up his stick horse "Trigger" We know he used a leather belt for a bridle and a mop head for the mane!! Maybe he left it just like that and used it to round up those "Sheep" that he was always so fond of!!! Hmmmmmmm!! He may have went ahead and put a high goose neck on it with a set of Dallas handle bars, but a Pearson seat, I don't think so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

grantgeneral78
01-03-2010, 06:44 PM
I did. Cut the front forks off another bike and slide them onto yours. Butterfly handle bars, banana seat and a large "sissy bar" .

Captain America for sure.....:doh:

Thats exactly how we did it!

Was horrible on the jump ramps , jumping trash cans for distance though.:ohno:

Prunepicker
01-03-2010, 10:23 PM
Thats exactly how we did it!

Was horrible on the jump ramps , jumping trash cans for distance though.:ohno:
Do any of you remember the Popular Mechanics issue that showed us how to
create a low rider? I believe it's in the August 1968 issue.

A real cool bike!

Generals64
01-04-2010, 09:31 AM
Do any of you remember the Popular Mechanics issue that showed us how to
create a low rider? I believe it's in the August 1968 issue.

A real cool bike!

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I'm out of this picture, I was married and making Mortgage payments...Sold me Bicycle long before that....that's really a lie, some Capitol Hill Thug stole my Bicycle and put me a foot before I got my first car......Which by the way......

DESCRIBE your First REAL car....Mine was a 1951 four door chevy that had ACME Cleaners on the side....Gave $65.00 for it had it three weeks before the Village Idiot and I blew a rod in it....Radio still worked though...

Generals64
01-04-2010, 09:35 AM
TERIOKC....Where are you????? Are you still O.K.???? Still commuting to Dallas on Saturdays to get your braces tightened?.....This Thread (that you started) has even gotten East Coast Okies to move back to the area just so they can meet this "rowdy" bunch......We still miss you and wonder if you aren't teasing us about being an Okie....GEN/64....But, we still LOVE you....

USG '60
01-04-2010, 09:45 AM
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I'm out of this picture, I was married and making Mortgage payments...Sold me Bicycle long before that....that's really a lie, some Capitol Hill Thug stole my Bicycle and put me a foot before I got my first car......Which by the way......

DESCRIBE your First REAL car....Mine was a 1951 four door chevy that had ACME Cleaners on the side....Gave $65.00 for it had it three weeks before the Village Idiot and I blew a rod in it....Radio still worked though...

Mine was a four door '51 Studebaker. I gave it "class" by removing all the chrome and spraypainting black primer around the areas so it would look like it was in the process of being "customized." I swiped one of the little masonite Out of Order signs off of a washing machine in a laundramat to hang where the grill had been. In our Class Will, I left the honor of having the sharpest car at Grant to Dickie Filler (class of '61) who had about a 1950 Willis.

Generals64
01-04-2010, 09:51 AM
Mine was a four door '51 Studebaker. I gave it "class" by removing all the chrome and spraypainting black primer around the areas so it would look like it was in the process of being "customized." I swiped one of the little masonite Out of Order signs off of a washing machine in a laundramat to hang where the grill had been. In our Class Will, I left the honor of having the sharpest car at Grant to Dickie Filler (class of '61) who had about a 1950 Willis.
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I remember The old Willys....thought that had to be the ugliest car I had ever seen...I was in the eighth grade when you graduated...didn't you park the old Stude' by the Gym????

USG '60
01-04-2010, 09:59 AM
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I remember The old Willys....thought that had to be the ugliest car I had ever seen...I was in the eighth grade when you graduated...didn't you park the old Stude' by the Gym????

Usually. I considered it close to the cafeteria though.

Generals64
01-04-2010, 10:51 AM
You know, when you are in the 8th Grade and you see all of those "OLD" Guys and their cars you just are amazed. I know Bobby Atherton had the best looking purple '50 model (I think) lowered Chevy in the world. My Sister (1 year younger than you) had a '54 Ford Convertible her Junior year......I was mesmerized by the cars the guys and gals had.....But then, I was an 8th Grader....and I remember the old Studebaker,,,,,

USG '60
01-04-2010, 12:51 PM
Mine never got any cool pin stripes like the REALLY cool cars. Bobby's was minimal and tasteful. JUST the right amount. The front of his frame was an inch off the ground. Sparks flew and some dips he simply HAD to avoid. Dips in the road, silly, not THAT kind of dips. :LolLolLol