Downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, in the mid 1940’s was a bustling metropolis for a boy of 7 just away from the farm and ranch community where he was born. My father, a cook and cowboy by trade, had just started as one of the first cooks for the Casa Manana restaurant in 1947. He moved us to an apartment on Ohio Street, right across from the Gem Theater, between 7th and 8th Streets. It’s here that we would stay for the next three years. The Gem Theater became a magic palace for a young mind. But it had to share that distinction with the rest of the magic that was Wichita Falls. I attended San Jacinto and Carrigan elementary schools, as well as Reagan Junior High, and belonged to the Boys Club on 6th Street. Please join, and share your stories and pictures through a Guest Blog, of early Wichita Falls - or your home town. Contact me at or leave a comment. We could use old pictures of movie houses, drive-in theaters, and other nostalgic pictures related to our youths.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Wonder Woman

WONDER WOMAN. For my Wonder Woman fans, here’s DC’s Wonder Woman 57. With the lovely Linda Carter gracing the cover in the role. We watched her in the role during the 1970's TV series.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Mom & Pop Cafe

Mom & Pop Café. In this day of big, fancy restaurants, it’s fun to look back at what small café’s looked like in years past. The Mom & Pop café’s of small town America once looked exactly like this. The only think missing is a jukebox.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Carl Barks

Carl Barks. One of my favorite artists, Carl Barks’ paintings are classics to behold. His work on the Donald Duck comic books were some of the best art to appear on any comic. My favorites were especially the Uncle Scrooge covers. Here we see Donald and the gang discovering a cave with a fortune.  

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Magazine Shop

Magazine Shop. Another shop with comic books and magazines on display. I enjoy seeing this old shots of a bygone time.