This was the lineup of my youth. I will always remember my Big Red Machine. I root for today's team, but dream of the Cincinnati Reds back in the '70s. Not sure why my dreams are always sepia toned. Go REDS!
Throwback Thursday – a Joke in Alcatraz
Today's Throwback Thursday is a vacation to a San Francisco more than two decades ago. During that trip we stopped by Boudin Bakery at Fisherman's Wharf where I picked up some of their delicious sourdough bread. Along the way I picked up some bottled water, which was still a bit of a novelty in those … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – a Joke in Alcatraz
Throwback Thursday – You’ll never guess what this really is…
Came across a photo I have not seen in a while and you will never guess what this is... Was it me working construction? Doing excavating? Heavy machinery? None of the above but playing at it. This is me back in my acting days doing a shoot as an extra in Miami. I was one … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – You’ll never guess what this really is…
Throwback Thursday – Me, Ron and Gin at our Mount Airy home…
Two weeks ago I shared a memory of me taking my own sweet time walking home in the rain when we lived in our Mount Airy home, a neighborhood in Cincinnati. Came upon a photo of the three of us - left to right - Ron, Gin and me on the patio of that home. … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Me, Ron and Gin at our Mount Airy home…
Throwback Thursday – A Digital Adventure Program
I've worked with computers for four decades, since the very early days. My first home computer was a model called a Color Computer sold by Radio Shack from roughly 1980 through 1991. It was different from many of the early computers including other computers sold by Tandy/Radio Shack. First it had an advanced color scheme … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – A Digital Adventure Program
Throwback Thursday – All our Dads
This weekend is Father's Day and I thought I would show a great photo from my family. From left to right is my father, Todd; his brother, my Uncle Jack; and his brother, my Uncle Reed. Unfortunately for my family, they have all passed. But for those who knew and loved them, you can recognize … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – All our Dads
Throwback Thursday – My Reds do not have the worst record in baseball – for now…
So in my occasional Throwback Thursday series - The Cincinnati Reds! Woo-hoo! So if you follow baseball you know that my Cincinnati Reds have gotten off to a historically bad start. For one of the first times in this season, we do not have the worst record in major league baseball. For 2022 that is … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – My Reds do not have the worst record in baseball – for now…
Throwback Thursday – My father would have been 85 today
My father died far too young, taken by his addiction to nicotine and cigarettes. I miss him a lot and thought I would dredge up two nice photos from the past. Below are photos of my father in 1938 and me in 1960. Both enjoying the sun on a blanket on the lawn. Happy Birthday … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – My father would have been 85 today
Throwback Thursday – A high school age confession
I have a confession to make. I am, and I do not take this lightly ... my name is Walter and I am a Thespian. Have been for most of my life. While I was interested in theatre from the time of high school I didn't know much about it. I was working on a … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – A high school age confession
Throwback Thursday – A bicycle made for three
For today's Throwback Thursday, a bicycle made for three. The year is 1942 and the riders are, from left to right, my dad (Todd), his brother (my Uncle Reed), and their cousin (my Uncle Hutch). Todd and Hutch were about the same age (here about three or four I'm guessing) but my Uncle Reed was … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – A bicycle made for three
Throwback Thursday – Don’t Throw Me Back!
Continuing my march into the past we come upon this odd old photo: Yep, that's me in that receptacle. Was it an attempt to dispose of me? Was it a crazy idea for a new play pen? Perhaps I was into too many things while they were busy with other things? Also possible, as a … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Don’t Throw Me Back!
Throwback Thursday – A coming birthday for my brother
For this week's Throwback Thursday I am wishing a Happy Birthday (coming this weekend) to my favorite (and only) brother. He is a fabulous person and quite literally a life saver. Not only is he a great guy he has always had good taste. Below you will find a photo of him proudly standing on … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – A coming birthday for my brother
Throwback Thursday – an Early Christmas
As we hurry headlong into the Christmas Season, how about a throwback to a Christmas Past? The photo is marked 1960 but I think I look a little older. In any case, it is probably a typical Christmas wish for that time period. My only question is why am I barefoot? Did boots not come … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – an Early Christmas
Throwback Thursday – Happy Thanksgiving!
I've only been doing Throwback Thursdays on a regular basis for less than a year. Since Thanksgiving always falls on a Thursday, you can be sure I will have to mount many of these entries over the coming years. Luckily Thanksgiving means a gathering of families and lots of photos along the way. I hope … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Happy Thanksgiving!
Throwback Thursday – Happy Veterans Day!
In 2021 Veterans Day happens to fall on a Thursday, so time to include it in my Throwback Thursday series. I am not a veteran of the US armed services, but my father was. My dad served a hitch in the US Army but it was before I was born. I do not have the … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Happy Veterans Day!
Part 3 of an extended Throwback Thursday – Theatrical Network before the internet!
My final installment of a celebration of the anniversary of the opening of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The beautiful theater (see my Wednesday post for a photo) could be configured for our exceptional Naples Philharmonic, but also for touring performances of other musicians and Broadway touring productions. From my early days of leading … Continue reading Part 3 of an extended Throwback Thursday – Theatrical Network before the internet!
Throwback Thursday – Part 2 – the opening staff of The Philharmonic Center for the Arts
Following up on the celebration of the anniversary of The Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples, Florida. The building is amazing and the community is great. But the best part of my years at The Phil was my colleagues there. The staff was talented, inventive and fun. I kept a copy of the opening … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Part 2 – the opening staff of The Philharmonic Center for the Arts
A Triple Throwback Thursday salute to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts
Yes, I know it is Wednesday, give me a minute to explain One of my favorite performing venues in the world is the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples, Florida. I was part of a terrific team of people who opened the theater thirty two years ago today (November 3, 1989). To celebrate that … Continue reading A Triple Throwback Thursday salute to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts
Throwback Thursday – Our families in Florida!
Our family has a long tradition with Florida, going back to when my grandparents took their sons (my dad and uncles) to the state from Cincinnati to aid in their health growing up. Of course we often vacationed here when we were based in Ohio. As for me, I was born here, graduated high school … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Our families in Florida!
Throwback Thursday – a Bald Tale (or more accurately a Bald Dome)
October 14 is Be Bald and Be Free Day and it is a topic to be addressed on a Throwback Thursday. I've already featured photos of my quite copious mane of teenage hair. As time went on my forehead seemed to grow. Of course what was actually happening was my hair was steadily retreating. I … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – a Bald Tale (or more accurately a Bald Dome)
Throwback Thursday and a peculiar game
I worked at Bailey Concert Hall in Fort Lauderdale for a number of years before moving to Naples, Florida to be part of the team that opened the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. My staff threw a best wishes picnic send off on the occasion. Here is a picture from that gathering. You can identify … Continue reading Throwback Thursday and a peculiar game
Throwback Thursday – a neat old shirt
Back in the day I was known as a bit of a ladies man, I have no idea why. Even my father knew, which is why he gifted me the shirt in the picture below. Story behind it is that dad worked in retail and he would sometimes get new products to showcase in his … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – a neat old shirt
Throwback Thursday – Happy Birthday to the Boss
This Throwback Thursday started in 1949 and continued until last June. Today is the 72nd Birthday of Bruce Springsteen and last June we attended his "Springsteen on Broadway" performance at the St. James Theater. It was the most recent show we saw in New York and it may be some time before we see another. … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Happy Birthday to the Boss
Throwback Thursday – I invented a popular dance move
You know, kids today think they are so clever (hey, get off my lawn!). They do all this dancing and moves and such and think they have invented something new and controversial and sexy. I have news for them. I was there first and I can prove it. Take this here shaking the booty thing … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – I invented a popular dance move
Throwback Thursday – Serious Fancy Event with crazy tuxedo selection
Back when I was in high school (during the Punic Wars) I was involved in several extracurricular activities, mostly revolving around theatre. But I did take a whirl in that very conservative, very business oriented organization known as Junior Achievement. The deal was to create a mock company, build a product, sell it to reluctant … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Serious Fancy Event with crazy tuxedo selection
You must be logged in to post a comment.