Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Labor Day Weekend In Walla Walla



We went back to my hometown, Walla Walla this last weekend.  We brought our friends Marjie and Rick,who wanted to check out wineries.  Sunday, we rented a limo from Black Tie Limos, a local company.  That way, we got a tour of the area and did not have to drive while sipping.  We went to North Star, Gifford Hirlinger, Zerba Cellars (pictured above), and Forgeron Cellars.  On Monday,  before we left, we picked a designated driver and visited Dunham Cellars, and Three River Winery
Good places that we visited were The Coffee Connection (formerly the Red Apple) and the Fair (middle picture).   The bottom picture in the parking lot of what is known around town as the "Barer Building" , owned by my dad until a few years ago.  It is at 4th and Main.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

KTEL Lee Michaels 1971



A blast from the past, Lee Michaels doing the Coffee Break show on KTEL in the early 70s.  Rockin' Cochran can be heard doing a commercial at around 8 minutes.  You can also hear local favorites like Dave Dirks and Bevan Roth.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Last Dance At Century Link For Cougs

I went to Century Link field last night to watch the Washington State Cougars drop a heartbreaker to Rutgers 41-38. It is the last time that the Cougs will play a scheduled game in Seattle, at least for a while.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

KXLY 50 Starlit Stairway Show



In one of the best marketing campaigns of the Inland Northwest, viewers from our generation can still remember the phone number of the Boyle Fuel Company.  Starlit Stairway, an amateur talent show, ran for 20 years on Spokane TVm first KXLY channel 4 and then KHQ-6. The show went off the air in 1973. Here is the story of how the Boyle Fuel Company jingle came about.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Groz and Gas Interview Pat O'Day



The beginning clip is a good snapshot of 1960s era Rock  and Roll radio.

Walla Walla Trivia Posts Mentioned In That Town's Paper

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin feature editor Annie Charnley Eveland has recently mentioned this blog in a couple of separate features. 
First was the Denney's Hi Spot commercial (above), one of my memories from childhood.  It was a local classic and had been hoping that someone had it on tape.  Enter Wa-Hi graduate Hank Unck, who worked at KTEL during the early 1970s and was able to e-mail it to me. 
The next was Eddie Feigner (pronounced Faynor).  Eddie was a legendary fast-pitch softball pitcher, who traveled the world with his 4 man team known as the King And His Court.  Eddie was inducted into the Washington State Sports Hall Of Fame, along with some other better known sports figures in a ceremony before a Mariners game that my wife and I attended earlier this month.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Revelations at Loon Lake





I sure miss my Uncle Dave,  my was my Grandfather Barer's brother and one of the sons from B. Barer and Sons.  My dad and him were business partners for 18 years.  This was taken from their vacation spot at Loon Lake by Burl (Dave's son), who has lately begun to post some old family videos.

In this clip, Dave is being interviewed by grandson Lee Goldberg.