Monday, November 24, 2008


Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain.
Right out of college, Phillips Petroleum offered to pay me a whopping $17,000 for a year's worth of computer programming. So, I jumped all over that and moved to Bartlesville, OK. It was the perfect place for me. To relive my Oklahoma years (the 1980s), I rounded up a passel of non-Okie friends on Saturday night and we headed over to the theater to see the Rodgers and Hammerstein account of Oklahoma life. Richard and Oscar got it exactly right - that's just how I remember life in Oklahoma.

To continue my walk down memory lane, I've been busy scanning photos. Here's a volleyball photo from 1980 - I'm the geeky one sitting on the court.
I've added some of these pictorial gems to our photos page. (Scroll down until you get to the really old ones.) If I knew you in Bville in the 1980s, then you might find yourself here. You'll for sure find plenty of heart and plenty of hope.

Yours in O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A OKLAHOMA!


  1. You say a "whopping" $17,000 perhaps in jest, but it sounds good to me. I went to Oklahoma for my first post-college job, too, just two years before that. The Enid, Oklahoma, newspaper snared my talents for a mere $7,500!

    By 1980, I was in Norman, working at the U of Oklahoma (breaking into five digits!)...and listening to the university bands play O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A at every football or basketball game. Then, a few years later, I heard "Everything's Up to Date in Kansas City." And it was.

  2. Ah, Kansas City. I'll have to write another blog post about how much I miss that city. I haven't lived very many different places, but I've loved them all. Fickle, aren't I?

    The Enid, Oklahoma newspaper STOLE your talents.