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Flipper – Original 1964-1967 TV Series

By Melissa Genson

How cool would it have been to have a dad like Porter Ricks, to live at Coral Key Park, Florida–and best of all, to have a smart dolphin like Flipper as a pet?

The Family Channel showed Flipper reruns when our daughter Katy was little, around the late 1980s to early 1990s.  We would tape it and watch it with Steve in the evenings, after he got home from work.  It really was a great family show.  The original series had eighty-eight episodes, running from 1964-1967.

The best part about old shows like Flipper was that they made kids feel like the world was a safe place, and that the grown-ups were in charge.  No matter what troubles befell Sandy, Bud, and Flipper, they would always know that their dad would save the day. Continue reading Flipper – Original 1964-1967 TV Series

Ya-hoo! Remember “Ol’ Hillbilly” Mountain Dew?

Mountain Dew in the 1960s

mt dew ad 1I wasn’t allowed to have many soft drinks or sweets when I was a kid.  So when I had the chance, I would get a Mountain Dew and linger over it’s syrupy bite.

I pointedly ignored my older sisters remarks about Mountain Dew’s color, and what they thought it resembled.  It was the perfect complement a Moon Pie or a Nutty Buddy ice cream cone.

Back then, few parents would have thought that a light colored soft drink would be so loaded with caffeine.  It was training wheels for future Red Bull and Starbucks addicts.

Mountain Dew’s early years

Mountain Dew’s original formula was invented in the 1940s in Marion, Virginia.  It was first marketed in Johnson City and Knoxville, Tennessee in 1948. Continue reading Ya-hoo! Remember “Ol’ Hillbilly” Mountain Dew?