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Old 03-19-2009, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We just drove by what used to be the Malibu Sea Lion restaurant, now Dukes.

Sea Lion 1957
looks like a place we used to stop by, but couldn't be us; no wine glasses.

Nita
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Great memories and decidedly dating myself here. Born in San Diego in 1946. Raised in Newport Beach beginning in the early '50s. We were given corporate guest passes to Disneyland for its opening. Half the rides broke down and there was no Matterhorn, Space Mountain or most of the rides there now except the ones in Fantasy Land.

Used to go see Jan and Dean at the Rendevous Room built on the beach by Newport Pier. The second time it burned down that was the end but some of us remember the beginnings of surf music. Jose Feliciano used to play for free at the Prison of Socrates coffee house on the penninsula and there was the Golden Bear in Long Beach along with the Pike.

Anyone else remember the Laguna Beach Greeter? I do. Back in the '50s and early '60s my neighbors were Jane Wyman (next door), John Wayne, James Arness, Andy Devine, the Edgar Bergen family and others. Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and their children summered on Lido Island, where I lived, and the children were my playmates.

Now y'all's makin' me nostalgic. Magical times. Gone but not forgotten!
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Great memories and decidedly dating myself here. Born in San Diego in 1946. Raised in Newport Beach beginning in the early '50s. We were given corporate guest passes to Disneyland for its opening. Half the rides broke down and there was no Matterhorn, Space Mountain or most of the rides there now except the ones in Fantasy Land.

Used to go see Jan and Dean at the Rendevous Room built on the beach by Newport Pier. The second time it burned down that was the end but some of us remember the beginnings of surf music. Jose Feliciano used to play for free at the Prison of Socrates coffee house on the penninsula and there was the Golden Bear in Long Beach along with the Pike.

Anyone else remember the Laguna Beach Greeter? I do. Back in the '50s and early '60s my neighbors were Jane Wyman (next door), John Wayne, James Arness, Andy Devine, the Edgar Bergen family and others. Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and their children summered on Lido Island, where I lived, and the children were my playmates.

Now y'all's makin' me nostalgic. Magical times. Gone but not forgotten!
you don't don't date back quite as far as me, maybe about 8 or 9 years, it is fun huh to remember when??/

I loved visiting Newport, to think your neighbors were some of my favorites like John Wayne, Andy Devine and Roy Rogers, of course I loved Jane Whman's first husband, I don't know if she had more than one...

Nita
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:00 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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you don't don't date back quite as far as me, maybe about 8 or 9 years, it is fun huh to remember when??/

I loved visiting Newport, to think your neighbors were some of my favorites like John Wayne, Andy Devine and Roy Rogers, of course I loved Jane Whman's first husband, I don't know if she had more than one...

Nita
It is fun. I have a press photo of me with Jane Wyman's first husband. We're marching together in a troop the line when I was his military escort and rendering him honors. He and I had a lovely chat. He was decidedly a people person.

So how'd you end up in AR? Not such a dumb question. We'll be moving to the MO Ozarks this year.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It is fun. I have a press photo of me with Jane Wyman's first husband. We're marching together in a troop the line when I was his military escort and rendering him honors. He and I had a lovely chat. He was decidedly a people person.

So how'd you end up in AR? Not such a dumb question. We'll be moving to the MO Ozarks this year.

wow, we are at the foot of the Ozarks, we are so close to MO that we buy our booze there. 10 minutes away and $s cheaper...

Long story, short: hubby worked for her first husband in Sac, then we went with him to DC. from there thought it was time for an early retirement, had our only 2 grandkids at the time in Texas. Moved there, not ready for retirement as we realized you need money to pay for food, etc...13 years later decided we would really retire and wanted a dryer climate: landed in NM, 7 years later, it wasn't for us and we missed family. We had a granddaughter at the University of AR. She suggested we look at Bella vista. Knowing she was a very wise person, we decided to see why she thought us oldsters would like it<,,of course she knew what she was talking about and a year later we made the move. It is all we could have hoped for...We still haven't totally retired, but one of these days...

Nita
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:37 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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wow, we are at the foot of the Ozarks, we are so close to MO that we buy our booze there. 10 minutes away and $s cheaper...

Long story, short: hubby worked for her first husband in Sac, then we went with him to DC. from there thought it was time for an early retirement, had our only 2 grandkids at the time in Texas. Moved there, not ready for retirement as we realized you need money to pay for food, etc...13 years later decided we would really retire and wanted a dryer climate: landed in NM, 7 years later, it wasn't for us and we missed family. We had a granddaughter at the University of AR. She suggested we look at Bella vista. Knowing she was a very wise person, we decided to see why she thought us oldsters would like it<,,of course she knew what she was talking about and a year later we made the move. It is all we could have hoped for...We still haven't totally retired, but one of these days...

Nita
Well, we have totally retired and I still think we'll be able to eat. My wife is having surgery on Monday but once she recovers we're traveling back to buy a house and get out of here. We have seven children and nine grandchildren between us and mine are scattered literally from coast-to-coast.

Your hubby and I could probably swap a few stories. I spent 17 years working and managing legislation for the state.

Mike
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Anyone else remember the Laguna Beach Greeter? I do.
Yes! And breakfasts at the Beach House in Laguna. Also remember the Fun Zone on the Balboa peninsula when the ferry ride was probably free.
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I remembered that in L.A., (some?) traffic signals would have the yellow light flash, then go solid, before turning red.

Was this an L.A./SoCal/California/national thing?

When did this go away and why?
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Great memories and decidedly dating myself here. Born in San Diego in 1946. Raised in Newport Beach beginning in the early '50s. We were given corporate guest passes to Disneyland for its opening. Half the rides broke down and there was no Matterhorn, Space Mountain or most of the rides there now except the ones in Fantasy Land.

Used to go see Jan and Dean at the Rendevous Room built on the beach by Newport Pier. The second time it burned down that was the end but some of us remember the beginnings of surf music. Jose Feliciano used to play for free at the Prison of Socrates coffee house on the penninsula and there was the Golden Bear in Long Beach along with the Pike.

Anyone else remember the Laguna Beach Greeter? I do. Back in the '50s and early '60s my neighbors were Jane Wyman (next door), John Wayne, James Arness, Andy Devine, the Edgar Bergen family and others. Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and their children summered on Lido Island, where I lived, and the children were my playmates.

Now y'all's makin' me nostalgic. Magical times. Gone but not forgotten!

I was born in SD in 1966 and can remember when Space Mtn first opened..I think I was in Jr. High? And all the cool rides were E tickets! This is the most fun thread to go back and read
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I remembered that in L.A., (some?) traffic signals would have the yellow light flash, then go solid, before turning red.

Was this an L.A./SoCal/California/national thing?

When did this go away and why?
How long ago? I don't remember that as far back as the 1960s.
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