Gunsmoke and Dragnet . . .

Today ended up being a ‘errand’ day, but started with lunch at Monterey’s Little Mexico for some Chicken Tortilla Soup, and also to catch up with Julie, a waitress there that we’ve known for a long time. She only works the lunch shift Monday thru Friday, so we don’t get to see her when we go there for dinner.

After that, our next stop was Fry’s Electronics so I could pick up a new computer for a client. I was looking for one that still had Windows 7 on it, but they’re getting to be scarce. However I did find a Acer on sale that will fill the bill. Fry’s had it for $800, which is a good deal since Amazon has it for over $1100.

Next up was a stop at Catherine’s so Jan could get a Christmas theme blouse to wear for several upcoming events. We did have to drive through the Baybrook Mall area, but it turned out to be not too bad.

Then after a quick stop at Brandi and Lowell’s to check our mail, our next stop was a client’s to stomp out a couple of problems.

Later, on the way home, I dropped Jan off to get her hair done while I went across the street to the Kemah Post Office to buy Christmas stamps and get our cards in the mail.

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A while back I came across a really neat website for whiling away those late night hours. It’s located here.

http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/oldradio.html

It’s a link to pretty much every old time radio show there ever was. As a kid in the early 50’s, I remember listening to Gunsmoke and Dragnet sitting around the radio, and these bring back a lot of memories.

And now for some completely useless Gunsmoke trivia. On the radio version, Matt Dillon was played by William Conrad, later of Cannon, Nero Wolfe, and Jake and the Fatman fame. A fighter pilot during WWII, he was thought to be too portly (fat) for the TV role, which ended up going to James Arness, after a recommendation from John Wayne.

Also on the radio show, Doc Adams was played  by Howard McNear, who went on to fame as Floyd the Barber on The Andy Griffith Show.

See, I told you it was useless.

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Thought for the Day:

The reason that teachers should be armed is so that when the wolf shows up, there will always be at least a few sheepdogs mixed in with the flock of sheep.

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One Response

  1. Well I don’t know if the information is useless….maybe to some but I enjoyed it. Although I already knew about Marshal Dill and Doc Adams. I listen to Gunsmoke and Dragnet on XM Radio Classics.
    Who was Sgt Fridays original partner ? Barton Yarborough who played Detective Romero. Ben Alexander played Officer Frank Smith. from 1952 until 1959. On both the Radio and TV versions.

    Merry Christmas.

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