Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - Gone! :-{

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Oregon Fine Art Gallery - Closing For Good - Really! But OregonArtGuy Blog will Still Be Here!

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Yep, is closing for good on Jan 1, 2009. If you haven't had a chance, take a look before the many thousands of pieces of art covering many periods and genres are gone from the internet for good. Like the one by James Tissot - "Young Lady in a Boat" Have Fun!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


This is a close-up photo of the "lonely bush" after a little more snow
(Our furnace quit working at 2 this morning - thankfully its only down to about 15 degrees) - *note to self - get alternative heat source :-}

Friday, December 19, 2008


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Hope you like it.

Thursday, December 18, 2008



This one pretty much speaks for itself - it has to make the rest of your day seem pretty easy :-}
"May all your hurdles be lower than this - WAY lower!"

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

This is the last of the "Old Duffer" answers

Mairzy Doats is a novelty song composed in 1943 by Milton Drake, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston. It was first played on radio station WOR, New York, by Al Trace and his Silly Symphonists. The song made the pop charts several times, with a version by the Merry Macs reaching No. 1 in March 1944. In addition to its success on the home front, it was also a hit with American servicemen overseas, who allegedly used its nonsensical lyrics as passwords.
At first glance the song's refrain, as written on the sheet music, seems to be meaningless:

Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wooden shoe?
Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wooden shoe?
However, the lyrics of the bridge provide a clue:
If the words sound queer and funny to your ear, a little bit jumbled and jivey,
Sing "Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy."
With this aid, the refrain is quite easily comprehended, and the ear will detect the hidden message of the final line: "A kid'll eat ivy too, wouldn't you?"

Since my walk down memory lane was received with a little less enthusiasm than I had anticipated, I'm going to let us Generation Geritol people just move on to something new, but you can rest assured that I know you're out there. :-}

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Blue and White Azalea

One of my more recent pieces. I like it - what do you think?

Monday, December 15, 2008

And Last But Not Least - my favorite AM DJ - 1963

Dick Biondi

“The Wild I-tralian"

In the early 1960s, Biondi was the nation’s #1 disc jockey, averaging a 60 share of the national audience. You listened to Biondi or else.In early 1963, Biondi was the first DJ in America to play the Beatles. That same year, Biondi left Chicago for KRLA/Los Angeles. The following year, he joined the Mutual Broadcasting System for a syndicated program heard on over 125 stations. During this time, he launched the Dick Biondi Road Show, bringing young acts to local schools throughout Southern California.

Yeah, "Dick Biondi - The Wild I-tralian" on KRLA 1110 - that's who I listened to! How about you?
(I think I listened to too much radio too - then I got a guitar - but that's another story)

Lookin' Out My 'FRONT DOOR'

It keeps snowing - my car is in there somewhere! - note to self - use the garage next time :-}

Honolulu Lulu

"Queen of the surfer girls"....
Jan and Dean - 1963. If you don't remember them, Does "Surf City", or "Deadman's Curve" ring a bell?
The pic is from 1959 - before those long haired hoodlums from Great Britain came over here and ruined our young people - (The Beatles). :-}



Sing Along with Mitch - Follow The Bouncing Ball

The bouncing ball is a device used in films to visually indicate the rhythm of a song, helping audiences to sing along with live or prerecorded music. As the song's lyrics are displayed on the screen (usually one line at a time), an animated ball bounces across the top of the words, landing on each syllable when it is to be sung.
The bouncing ball has been used in many films and television programs over the years. High-profile modern use of the bouncing ball include its most prominent and extensive use on television was in Mitch Miller's Sing Along with Mitch program (1961–1964).
Well that takes care of a couple more - Do you remember any of these? I think I watched way too much TV as a youngster. More answers soon.

Lookin' Out My Back Door - Day 2

Not all that exciting, but if you compare it with yesterday's pic, you can see that we got about 5 more inches last night and its still snowing hard. 0 degrees with wind chill - I think I'll stay
home today :-}
As for the answers to the "Old Duffer" post "I'm still workin' on it"

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Do, Do, Do, Lookin' Out My Back Door

Not much snow compared to a lot of places, but we don't get all that much here - so now you know what it looks like out my back door - this morning

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I'm Still Behind...

I'm Still Behind...
but this will give a hint to some of the answers: Hint:
This is the Jeep that was on the Roy_____ and Dale_____ Show
That's their sidekick Pat in the driver's seat
I sure hope somebodody remembers this.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Was it something I said?

You Know..... Old Duffer is not a derogatory term - I wear it with pride. So I don't know why I've had such a poor response to my "Old Duffer" post?......... Maybe if I made an Award?........Yeah, that's it!! I'll make an AWARD!!
This Award is designed to be given to those who fail to comment on the "Old Duffer" Post below, because you are obviously in denial - You know who you are. Then eventually to all the great old duffer blogs I find. Speak out all you AARP people!! Look for the "Old Duffer Award" at a blog near you :-}
Have a good day,

Thursday, December 4, 2008

"You Might Be An OLD DUFFER If:"

You Might Be An "OLD DUFFER" if:

* You remember roller skates with metal wheels that you had to clamp onto your shoes with a "Skate Key"
*You remember your favorite AM radio station and disc jockey
*You think of "Sing Along with Mitch" instead of beer when someone says "Miller"
*You remember the name of the jeep on "The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show"
*You remember "The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show"
*You remember Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
*You remember who sang "Honolulu Lulu"
*You know the rest of the lyrics to: "Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy"
*You remember "Bazooka Joe" Bubble Gum
*You know what the phrase: "follow the bouncing ball" refers to

That's 10 - enough for today, but there will be a lot more. leave a comment and let me know if you know any or all of these things - I'd like to know how many of us there are :-}
NO CHEATING - you can find anything online, but if you don't know - don't look it up. I'll be on the lookout with my trusty Rin Tin Tin looking for "Old Duffer" wanabes!
till tomorrow - "I'll Be Workin' On It"
PS - (This is what happens when you wake up at 2 in the morning and can't go back to sleep) :-}

Vintage Chocolate Box Labels 2

Vintage Chocolate Box Labels
See the Slide show at the bottom of the page for more Vintage Chocolate Box Labels, or visit :
Have a good one -

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tropical Paradise

Here is a nice example of the Tropical Island and Sunset scenes you can view and purchase at . Come on over for a visit!