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    Sky King

    So the bride and I were out of town together a couple of weeks ago.

    We took advantage of the free Buffet Breakfast offered at the Hotel where we stayed. The decorating theme in the restaurant was Antique children's toys. The food wasn't anything to write home about but the decor was awsome. The toys were all fully functional, full sized, reproductions and we sat next to this one........



    (These are readily available on the internet for less than $250, if I had grandchildren I would buy one for them to ride on.)

    Cranky was happy.

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    Why wait for the grandchildren--That is a work of art and needs hanging on the wall.

    And you never know- We shrink with age and become unsteady on our feet. You might need something like this in a few years time.
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    I thought this thread was also going to be about Penny and Songbird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
    I thought this thread was also going to be about Penny and Songbird.
    Me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
    I thought this thread was also going to be about Penny and Songbird.
    I got SkyKing's autographed photo at a county fair when I was a kid. It was probably in Sioux Falls.
    http://diabloscott.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post


    (These are readily available on the internet for less than $250, if I had grandchildren I would buy one for them to ride on.)
    If I did that - I think I have 7 grandkids and great-grandkids in that age bracket. Not going to happen.

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    Sky King , Sgt. Preston of the R.C.M.P.'s , Straight Arrow & Big John & Sparky were my favorite radio programs!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
    I thought this thread was also going to be about Penny and Songbird.
    That's what I thought. "Sky King" was a staple of Saturday morning kids TV in New England. Don't forget:

    - Ripcord
    - Whirlybirds
    - Highway Patrol. Entire first season is posted for your viewing pleasure at Hulu.com.
    Watch for an episode that features a very young Clint Eastwood as a motorcyclist.

    Cool looking trike though.
    "The People will believe what the Media tells them they believe". George Orwell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackhub View Post
    - Highway Patrol. Entire first season is posted for your viewing pleasure at Hulu.com.
    Watch for an episode that features a very young Clint Eastwood as a motorcyclist.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXZcB8TIA44

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    Did anyone ever wonder about Sky King and young Penny living together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
    I thought this thread was also going to be about Penny and Songbird.
    Me too.

    Even now, like 50 years later, if I hear a Beech or Cessna twin zooming over head, I want to blurt out "Out of a clear blue western sky... it's Sky King!"



    PS: I had a giant crush on Penny.

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    Definitely a walk back memory lane. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
    I got SkyKing's autographed photo at a county fair when I was a kid. It was probably in Sioux Falls.
    I had a Roy Rodgers & Dale Evans autographed photo (even tho I never met them).
    Happy Trails to you, until we meet again.....

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    1950s - Nashville TN, Hillsboro Village Theatre
    Saturday morning movie
    News reel, cartoon (why do Heckel & Jekel pop into my mind (like for 1st time in forever)), then the main attraction (usually a western).
    10 cents and sometimes Dad would give me an extra nickel for a bag of popcorn.

    Just to keep it "on-topic", we rode our bikes the 2 miles each way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
    I thought this thread was also going to be about Penny and Songbird.


    Sorry about any confusion / disappointment that I may have caused.

    For full description, go here.....
    http://www.airflowinc.net/sky_king_trike.htm

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    Who else was PO'd when the Beech was traded off.

    Brad

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradtx View Post
    Who else was PO'd when the Beech was traded off.

    Brad
    Not a Beech;
    Cessna T-50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradtx View Post
    Who else was PO'd when the Beech was traded off.

    Brad
    Looks like but was a Cessna T-50 Bobcat. And yes, the Cessna didn't have the same sound as the twin Jakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post


    Sorry about any confusion / disappointment that I may have caused.

    For full description, go here.....
    http://www.airflowinc.net/sky_king_trike.htm
    cool trike

    Sky king
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    Quote Originally Posted by worthlees View Post
    Sky King , Sgt. Preston of the R.C.M.P.'s , Straight Arrow & Big John & Sparky were my favorite radio programs!!!
    Thanks to the Internet Archive and old time radio collectors, I've discovered Sgt Preston and his dog King. Radio drama was nearly dead when I was growing up. I envy you older posters for having such fun programs to listen to.

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    I remember being bucktoothed and skinny, writing fan letters to Sky's niece, Penny. I wish I had a pencil thin mustache, then I could solve some mysteries, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    I remember being bucktoothed and skinny, writing fan letters to Sky's niece, Penny. I wish I had a pencil thin mustache, then I could solve some mysteries, too.
    I was so very hearing that as I read these posts. Well done.
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    He had an airplane? It wasn't just soiund effects? Really? How do you know just from the sound?
    It is better to smell the flowers than taste the roots.

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    Shimagnolo, You're quite right and worse, worse yet, I've been corrected on that point once before! Live, learn, forget and relearn.

    Brad

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    Re-read the thread. Guess after my kid time the show was on TV. Didn't know that. Guess a person learns something new every day.
    It is better to smell the flowers than taste the roots.

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