Tag Archives: Toledo Ohio

“Dismembered Big Boy: Yes, Officer, That’s His Pompadour, All Right”

When I was a teenager in Toledo Ohio, my friends and I would always go to Frischs’ Big Boy after or before events. Sometimes going to Big Boy was the event itself. We would usually order cokes and french fries … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink

I grew up in Toledo, Ohio, a once bustling metropolis. With industry having left and the information age in full swing, it is now a shadow of its former self, as in other cities of the midwest. Toledo is situated on … Continue reading

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Rose La Rose and the last gasp of burlesque

In conversation with friends last week, I was reminded of a time in high school when I was in the musical South Pacific as Bloody Mary. (I always got the secondary humorous leads.) There is a scene in the play … Continue reading

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Ghosts in the Lobby of the Secor Hotel

The Secor Hotel as we called it , but actually named the Hotel Secor, was at one time a luxury Hotel in Toledo, Ohio where I grew up. My mother recalls attending wedding celebrations there and dances she and my … Continue reading

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