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Doug Loudenback
07-01-2011, 06:34 AM
I'm proud to say that Jim Kyle has written another fine article, this one about the end of prohibition in Oklahoma: http://dougdawg.blogspot.com/2011/06/memoirs-thoughts-of-oklahoman-reporter_30.html

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a49/DougLoudenback/JimKyle/oklahoman_1959_04_08.jpg

Check out these business cards that Jim's article describes:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a49/DougLoudenback/JimKyle/sin2.gif

Jim was an Oklahoman reporter during 1959 and he's got some great stories!

Thanks, Jim!

jmarkross
07-01-2011, 11:52 AM
i remember the days before this...when a "guy" would deliver bottles of hooch for my parents bar...and he always scratched of the state tax stickers from another state for some reason. The folks said it was cheaper in those days--and it was delivered! Ha!

ljbab728
07-01-2011, 10:14 PM
i remember the days before this...when a "guy" would deliver bottles of hooch for my parents bar...and he always scratched of the state tax stickers from another state for some reason. The folks said it was cheaper in those days--and it was delivered! Ha!

Your father must have used a different bootlegger than mine did. He had to go pick his up.

jmarkross
07-01-2011, 10:41 PM
Your father must have used a different bootlegger than mine did. He had to go pick his up.


Remember the STUPID days of having to bring your own bottle to a bar and they would put some tape on it with your last name? Soon--I learned the game--go where they paid off the authorities and the rule book flew out the window...like the Cellar in the Hightower Bldg.--hell--there they didn't even check your ID when you were 16!!

The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas was the same way...room service booze at 16..."send up a fifth of Bacardi please...Thank you"!

ljbab728
07-01-2011, 11:42 PM
Remember the STUPID days of having to bring your own bottle to a bar and they would put some tape on it with your last name? Soon--I learned the game--go where they paid off the authorities and the rule book flew out the window...like the Cellar in the Hightower Bldg.--hell--there they didn't even check your ID when you were 16!!

The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas was the same way...room service booze at 16..."send up a fifth of Bacardi please...Thank you"!

I'm shocked!!!!! You started drinking when you were in your teens????? I was a late bloomer in that area. I never had a drink until my fraternity big brother started spiking my drinks at parties without my knowledge. LOL
Liquor was legal by then.

Doug Loudenback
07-02-2011, 09:10 AM
If memory serves, aside from beer, my first liquor was cherry sloe gin mixed with 7-up as a junior in high school. Pewk ... don't know why we got that, probably just copying someone else. The solders in old Lawton served us well.

jmarkross
07-02-2011, 09:17 AM
I'm shocked!!!!! You started drinking when you were in your teens????? I was a late bloomer in that area. I never had a drink until my fraternity big brother started spiking my drinks at parties without my knowledge. LOL
Liquor was legal by then.

Scientific experimentation is all it was...although Drambuie after dinner was something that grew on me...

kevinpate
07-02-2011, 09:28 AM
late bloomers

jmarkross
07-02-2011, 10:02 AM
late bloomers

^^^ "Ditto" ^^^

Doug Loudenback
07-02-2011, 12:03 PM
I'm shocked!!!!! You started drinking when you were in your teens????? I was a late bloomer in that area. I never had a drink until my fraternity big brother started spiking my drinks at parties without my knowledge. LOL
Liquor was legal by then.
A little. I graduated from LHS in 1961 so the time would have been around 1959-60, shortly after prohibition repeal.

Snowman
07-02-2011, 12:47 PM
Your father must have used a different bootlegger than mine did. He had to go pick his up.

My dad was a kid working at his fathers's gas station at the time and a lot of people would not be sure if they should ask a kid where the bootleggers were, when they did ask he could point them to a few though.

jmarkross
07-02-2011, 02:05 PM
My dad was a kid working at his fathers's gas station at the time and a lot of people would not be sure if they should ask a kid where the bootleggers were, when they did ask he could point them to a few though.

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