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Topic tags/keywords: humor arts and crafts rustic traditional

Every holiday season I find my thoughts wandering back to my childhood. Needless to say, my thoughts have to wander a little farther back every year. I think about the simple things that made me happy. One of the things my siblings and I enjoy very much was watching kid’s shows on our black & white Zenith television – shows like Ray Rayner & Friends, Bozo’s Circus, and Garfield Goose.

They all had short cartoon episodes that they would air during the main show. Hardrock, Coco and Joe was one of those cartoons, which I’d like to share with you.

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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#1 posted 576 days ago

What a beauty, thanks for sharing Ted, can’t remember seeing them out here but I can remember when X’mas was enjoyed with simple things not like today. Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#2 posted 576 days ago

Merry Christmas to you too, Bob.

It was part of the Ray Rayner show, which I think only aired here in Chicago.

The Ray Rayner show was special to me because kids would send arts and crafts project they did and he would try to make one. Notice I said “try”. He would screw it up every single time. At the time I thought what a klutz he is, but I admired how he never gave up, and always enjoyed attempting to recreate the kids craft project. Of course, I later realized he was screwing up on purpose (at least I think that was the case), so he could show kids that it’s okay to be less than perfect, as long as we enjoy doing what we do.

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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#3 posted 576 days ago

You know … the method used to make that movie is still used today.
Now you don’t need a studio and millions of dollars to make it happen. I wonder if shop videos could be shot this way …
Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Gotta get back to the workshop. Not quite done. Later.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#4 posted 576 days ago

Merry Christmas Ted. Times have changed. Things were pretty simple and innocent back then. No so these days.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#5 posted 576 days ago

Good one Ted. I had to look and see that your are from Chicago- I know because of Ray Rayner and Garfield Goose. They were from Chicago. I went to an auction form the couple that were the creators of Garfield Goose.
It was in Aurora ( my home town). That house had 3 floors and they were so full of stuff that only 5 people could go through the house at tone time. I bought a big scale from the third floor and had all I could do to fit it through the stuff to get it to the bottom.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 575 days ago

Ted you are full of the oldies but goodies.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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