Captain Kangaroo!

Captain Kangaroo

Captain Kangaroo was began on Oct, 3rd 1955 and ran till, December 8th 1984, at the time it was the longest running children’s television show. Bob Keeshan played the title character the show was based on the warm relationships between Grandparents and Children.

Bob Keeshan also played “Clarabell The Clown” on NBC the show was built around life in the “Treasure House” later known as “The Captain’s Place” and he would tell stories and have guests on and use puppets.

The May 17, 1971, episode had two major changes on the show: The Treasure House was renovated and renamed “The Captain’s Place”and the Captain replaced his navy blue coat with a red coat.

In September 1981, CBS shortened the hour-long show to a half-hour, briefly retitled it Wake Up with the Captain, and moved it to an earlier time slot; it was moved to weekends in September 1982, and returned to an hour-long format. Captain Kangaroo was cancelled by CBS at the end of 1984.

Bob Keeshan performed over 9,000 times over the 30 years the show was on! And I watched the first one because it was on my 8th Birthday!

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New Videos!


Hi, I added 2 new short videos today one is a Blizzard of the 1950s, and the other is from a 1954 Community Summer Gathering.

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New Page update!

Hi, I added a new page “1960’s in film” and will be updating the “1950’s in film” also in the coming days.. Bob

What’s a little rain?

Today It’s raining hard on the east coast and at times especially in the summers of the 1950’s when it was a rainy day, I would go out on the front porch and just watch as the rain came down and I loved that aroma that rose from the streets from the summer heat!

So if it wasn’t too bad I would across the street to the monastery grounds and because the large driveway came down on a sloop, the rain would roll down into the street. And then I would go and make a dam out of twigs and things because a lot of the ground was dirt, all but the driveway and the area where the people parked their cars for Sunday mass at the Church.

And the rain didn’t bother me at all I would spend a hour or two there just me and the rain making dams and knnocking them down just to start over again. And this weather always makes me think of those days in the rain.

My friends also loved the rain in the summer and after it stopped raining, we would run out by the cars and wiped the cars off with our hands just to feel the cool water on a hot summer’s day and go up and down the block, a bunch of weirdos! But that’s what great memories are made of!

Happy Mother’s Day

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Wishing all the Mom’s a Very Happy Mother’s day Enjoy!

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The Roy Rodgers Show

The Roy Rodgers Show

If there was any western shows I liked as a kid in the 1950s it would be the Roy Rodgers show and Saturday was the day for those great westerns! And of course The Lone Ranger and Tonto, with his horse Silver and dog Bullet!

Roy Rodgers and his wife Dale Evans had a cafe named “Eureka” and a hotel in Mineral City, “not a real town” and also starred Pat Brady as their cook and sidekick, and he had his Jeeep “Nellybelle” that he always seemed be chasing after!

Much of the show was filmed at the Samuel Goldwyn Studioes in L.a. at California Chatsworth and at the Iverson Movie Ranch, and was sponsored in the beginning by General Mills mostly with Cereal Ads Like,”Snap Crackle Pop, Corn Flakes” and others. I can almost see nyself sitting in front of our small Dumont TV and it’s Saturday morinng again, Hi Ho Silver away!!

The show was aired by NBC and ran six seasons between December 30, 1951 and June 9, 1957. with a total of 100 episodes! I would get up early on Saturdays ” The best day of the week” and watch this show and the others that followed. As the shows theme song written by Dale Evens went, Happy Trails to you till we meet again!

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I’m sorry about the post I posted here but I had to delete it. I did redo it and added it below as a gallery on the left site of the column. I’ll be adding to the gallery over time. Bob

The Poolroom!

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In 1964 to about 1968 I began hanging out with a few friends and we started going down to the poolroom about 12 blocks away and we got to meet and make friends there. The room we played in was upstairs and right next to it there was a bowling lanes separated by a wall and there were about maybe 12 tables to use and If I remember, they charged $1.00 an hour per game.

And downstairs there was a food counter where we would get a bite to eat maybe, some fries, soda, mostly and a Jukebox, I can still hear the four seasons on it singing “Lets Hang On! Then at times we would hang outsite just singing the songs of the times like, the Four Seasons, the Beatles, Motown hits like, “My Girl” and many others.

We would go down the poolroom almost every night to play a game or just to hang out other than have band practic at my friends home. Or we played at a dance or backyard party somewhere. It really seems like yestderday when it all happened, over the years we mostly went our own way but I did stay in touch with my friend who played lead guitar in the band we formed.

In 1965 I did save up $60.00 to buy a Pool table and had my brother In-law help me we had to tie it up on the roof of his car and it was bigger then I thought, I had it set up in my bedroom that I shared with my brother, and it took up most of the room Hah! But we didn’t mind because we had fun playing on that table till it wore out!!

Deviled Eggs!

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By : Elise Bauer Simply


  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp minced shallotor onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parikka


1- Add 1 inch of water to a saucepan, add the water to insert into a steamer basket. When the water comes to a full boil then place the eggs in the steamer basket. [You can just add the eggs in 3/4 inch of water, lf you don’t have a steamer basket]

Next- After covering the pan letting the eggs steam in the boiling water for 17 minutes, [if you use regular size , or 15 minutes for 6 large]

If using the regular size eggs, reduce the heat by a couple a of minutes, Then shock them in cold water.

Now- After peeling the eggs, using a sharp knife, slice each egg in half lenghtwise. Remove the yolk halfs gently and place them in a small mixing bowl. The egg whites should be arranged on a serving platter.

Next– Using a fork, mash the yolks and add the mayonnaise, mustard, onion, tabasco sauce, adding just a spirnking of salt and pepper. To get a creamy consisiency you can add more mayonnaise.

Next– Spoon or pipe with a piping bag [star tip] or use a spoon to put the egg yolk into the white halfs, then last, add the mixure into egg white halfs, then last, sprinkle with paprika. Enjoy ! You can visit Simply Recipes below for more ways to prepare these great holiday eggs!

Cook Time: 30 minutes. Yield: Makes 2 dozen eggs.