Sunday, December 17, 2017

Hopalong Cassidy Museum..Cambridge,Ohio (Gone..Burned To The Ground) but You Can See It Here

MQTlogoa Just off the Historic National Road in  Cambridge,Ohio you will find the Hopalong Cassidy Museum/Antique Mall..
An interesting building..Used to be a hospital..
Hopalong Cassidy..In 1935,William Boyd was offered the supporting role of Red Connors in the movie Hop-Along Cassidy, but asked to be considered for the title role and won it. The original Hopalong Cassidy character, written by Clarence E. Mulford for pulp fiction, was changed from a hard-drinking, rough-living wrangler to its eventual incarnation as a cowboy hero who did not smoke, drink or swear and who always let the bad guy start the fight. READ MORE
The Hopalong Cassidy Festival 2013 May 3rd & 4th Call: 740-432-3364..There will be a gigantic western collectible toy and gun sale plus a chance to talk with western authors & stars.
The museum is in three rooms located at the end of the hall. Remember this building used to be a hospital..All the rooms off the hall are loaded with antiques and memorabilia…
Boyd was born in Hendrysburg in Belmont County, located 26 miles east of Cambridge, Ohio. He was reared in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of day laborer Charles William Boyd and his wife, the former Lida Wilkens.
DSC_0316We finally made it to the end of the hall .a lot to see.
Laura Bates (curator/owner) was shocked when she couldn’t find a fan club dedicated to William Boyd. But instead of feeling sad she happily started one of her own for the Ohio born  actor/producer and his alter ego, the two fisted Western hero Hopalong Cassidy.
“No one had ever done anything to honor Bill/Hoppy. I couldn’t believe it. especially since Hoppy is one of the most popular cowboy heroes in TV or movie history.”
A pretty good creed for a cowboy that always wore a black hat. LOL
As a kid I remember watching the half-hour TV series.
At the height of his popularity in the 50’s Hoppy’s image was on more than 2,500 different items. Boyd was the first person to have his image on a lunch box.
Now check out the photo below (from the net). You sure wouldn’t ride this bike to school today.. My how times have changed.(not always for the better)
DSC_0292  A special thanks to Laura Bates for talking to Linda and I and taking the time to show us around. If you are every exploring the National Road in Ohio and are near Cambridge make sure to check out The Hopalong Cassidy Museum. One last look at some of my childhood heroes…
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MQTlogoa Just off the Historic National Road in  Cambridge,Ohio you will find the Hopalong Cassidy Museum/Antique Mall.. Check out my post on the Zane Grey/National Road Museum CLICK

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Not A Good Thanksgiving For Some…

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man with cigarI think we need to pray for the whole world……. I hope you and yours have a great Thanksgiving…………..

Monday, November 20, 2017

Welcome To Wall Drug…South Dakota… (Wisdom & Advice)










DSC_0228 Hope you feel a little smarter. If you don’t the backdoor is that way. VISIT WALL DRUG IN SOUTH DAKOTA

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

2018 Garden Seeds Are Ordered

MQTlogoa Yes. I’m a “Quality Time” Tomato Snob……………… The “garden” consists mostly of tomatoes & peppers but not exclusively.

"The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat and some old clothes.  And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell somebody else where to dig." T.B. Bender


celebity “Tomato, Celebrity Hybrid This AAS Award Winner established a new standard for main-crop hybrids requiring multiple disease resistance. Highly adaptable from Canada to the South. Medium sized, globe-shaped fruits are crack-resistant and average 7 oz. Semi-determinate.”


“Tomato, Amish Paste Organic heirloom A long-time favorite heirloom plum.Large for a sauce tomato, Amish Paste's slightly irregular plum-to strawberry shaped fruits avg. 8-12 oz. with excellent flavor. These meaty tomatoes are good in salads and great for processing. A Slow Food USA Ark of Taste variety. Indeterminate.”


Tomato, Burpees Early Pick VF Hybrid.. Fine flavor, gorgeous color, solid flesh! Bears fruits early; delivers bumper crops all summer. Fine flavor, gorgeous color, solid flesh! Bears fruits early, bumper crops all summer. Resists Verticillium and Fusarium wilts.


Tomato, Mountain Magic Hybrid The most disease-resistant tomato we've ever seen. A true breakthrough when it comes to disease-resistance. This scrumptious campari tomato withstands the big three threats besetting tomatoes: late blight, early blight and fruit cracking. Count on a crop of sweet, great-tasting, 2 oz. fruits on indeterminate plants.


Tomato, Damsel Hybrid Proven disease resistance of late blight, verticillium wilt and nematodes. Full Description Dainty, compact, indeterminate plants yield pink, round, beefsteaks with beautiful late blight resistance. ‘Damsel’ offers outstanding heirloom flavor with uniform fruits in the 12 oz. range. Guarantee harvests starting 75 days from transplant.


Pepper, Sweet Great Stuff Hybrid A colossal stuffer at 7" long and 5" wide, ripens from green to dark red. Full Description The right stuffer! This Burpee exclusive produces enormous peppers at 7" long and 5" wide, ripening from green to dark red. Very productive and disease-resistant. Produces excellent yields under varied conditions. Days to maturity are from time plants are set in garden. For transplants add 8-10 weeks. Space plants 18-24" apart.

opalka Opalka Tomatoes the tomato sauce that we made with these tomatoes tasted great. The tomatoes were heavy for their size, very meaty, with only a few seeds. The vines were very vigorous growing to 5 1/2 feet tall. The production was good for such a large tomato. ( I saved the seeds from last years Opalka tomatoes.. great for sauce and taste is great for salads etc. This is a favorite of mine.

tomatoguy Have a great day… Some photos and text from Burpee.


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