View Full Version : Whatever happened to.....?



rondvu
08-12-2010, 08:05 PM
I was looking at real estate listings this evening and ran across a well known OKC business man. Larry Evans is now selling real estate for an Edmond company. Do you have any whatever happened to stories????

Generals64
08-12-2010, 08:14 PM
Larry Evans dad was "Duke" Evans....the REAL furniture man in OKC. He owned big red Furniture downtown and then at the railroad on S. Western. Evans moved out to where the others are and then the company sold to Mathis Brothers. The original Mathis Brothers, and Jude 'n Jody all worked for Duke in the beginning of the furniture world. Other than that, I don't know anything else....I had thought Larry was going to run that part of the Mathis empire....There was a guy by the name of John Lahon that was the pitch man for Evans for a long time.....then his daughter was on the air for a while...and was she pretty.. Last I heard, she was in Tulsa...But, that's been some time ago....

skyrick
08-12-2010, 08:45 PM
Bryce Baggett Jr? What a nutcase. I don't remember much about the politics of his dad, but he made Billy Carter and Roger Clinton look dignified.

BBatesokc
08-13-2010, 07:16 AM
I recall that the "Jude" in Jude 'n Jody Furniture was arrested in recent years in a hooker sting, but they were able to keep it out of the media. He was probably 75 then.

rondvu
08-13-2010, 01:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pijxld2e76c

Generals64
08-13-2010, 03:16 PM
Possibly but, he's not 75 yet....

BBatesokc
08-13-2010, 03:50 PM
Possibly but, he's not 75 yet....

If you're referring to Julian "Jude" Daline Northcutt, you're right - he isn't 75 - HE'S 78. He was 75 when he was busted.

papaOU
08-13-2010, 05:08 PM
Brings back memories as to why I never liked the Jude&Jody tv program

USG'60
08-13-2010, 09:12 PM
Larry Evans dad was "Duke" Evans....the REAL furniture man in OKC. He owned big red Furniture downtown and then at the railroad on S. Western. Evans moved out to where the others are and then the company sold to Mathis Brothers. The original Mathis Brothers, and Jude 'n Jody all worked for Duke in the beginning of the furniture world. Other than that, I don't know anything else....I had thought Larry was going to run that part of the Mathis empire....There was a guy by the name of John Lahon that was the pitch man for Evans for a long time.....then his daughter was on the air for a while...and was she pretty.. Last I heard, she was in Tulsa...But, that's been some time ago....

Are you talking about Jan or Jill?

ljbab728
08-13-2010, 10:00 PM
Brings back memories as to why I never liked the Jude&Jody tv program

I'm not sure why they were ever popular. It certainly wasn't because of talent.

Generals64
08-14-2010, 11:42 AM
Are you talking about Jan or Jill?

Jan.............right?????

Generals64
08-14-2010, 11:42 AM
I'm not sure why they were ever popular. It certainly wasn't because of talent.

you obviously didn't know them. Jody was a very talented person...

ljbab728
08-14-2010, 10:59 PM
you obviously didn't know them. Jody was a very talented person...

If he was, it never came across on his TV shows. I could sing better than either of them and you don't want to hear me sing. LOL

village idiot
08-15-2010, 11:21 AM
you might find Jody's story interesting.
http://www.oklahomarock.com/blog/?p=2164

Generals64
08-15-2010, 07:49 PM
you might find Jody's story interesting.
http://www.oklahomarock.com/blog/?p=2164

To the Village Idiot:...Thanks again for covering for me as you have over the past 60 years. But, as you also know Jody was a very good friend of mine. The previous story just barely hits the "High Spots" of Jody's life. He was ALWAYS there if I needed him and no matter what, he stood by his word wheteher right or wrong. Yes, he could play the guitar and he held his own with many of Country's top talents.....Jude must have made a "Huge" mistake....But he's probably not the only one to do that...moving along.....Jody's mom was a great lady and his dad was as onery as possible....

Taxed But Not Represented
09-01-2010, 12:52 AM
I agree, I looked forward to their show. They always had big name or at least who I thought were big name guests. My dad's business was located at 23rd & S. Western for a time and he also was a pilot so we often would eat lunch at the Downtown Airpark. Many times we would see Jude & Jody in there as well. One or both of them also flew. I remember they had a black and white Aero Commander. Really nice guys that didn't mind a rowdy 5 year old bothering them while they were eating.
To the Village Idiot:...Thanks again for covering for me as you have over the past 60 years. But, as you also know Jody was a very good friend of mine. The previous story just barely hits the "High Spots" of Jody's life. He was ALWAYS there if I needed him and no matter what, he stood by his word wheteher right or wrong. Yes, he could play the guitar and he held his own with many of Country's top talents.....Jude must have made a "Huge" mistake....But he's probably not the only one to do that...moving along.....Jody's mom was a great lady and his dad was as onery as possible....

Generals64
10-12-2010, 07:38 PM
In a "Whatever Happened" story does anyone out there know whatever happened to the people or family at Nicolosis's Restaurant. Have they (all the family) gotten out of the restaurant business?.....They had the best Lasagna I believe I had ever eaten......

Prunepicker
10-14-2010, 11:50 PM
Whatever happened to Dennis Donuts, Bonapartes, Shakey's, and
I mean besides closing. Any scoop?

Generals64
10-15-2010, 11:31 AM
Whatever happened to Dennis Donuts, Bonapartes, Shakey's, and
I mean besides closing. Any scoop?

Dennis Donuts sold out....I think Dunkin donuts bought them...(not for sure) but they did sell out.....Shakey's was a franchise and they just couldn't make it here. I remember seeing one or two in Waco, Texas in the late 70's early 80's.... is Bonapartes any kin to Pull-A-Part???

papaOU
10-15-2010, 03:38 PM
You are correct about Dennis and Dunkin. Then Winchells.