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Forum: Culture & Community 04-28-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 100,206
Posted By Jvanv
I'm Still Working on This

Just wanted to let anyone who visits that as of April 28, 2014 I am still working on this project.

I have made fairly good progress on information about the Skyway Club and other area venues and...
Forum: Culture & Community 10-23-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 100,206
Posted By Jvanv
Those Followig This Thread

I am making progress on the book portion of this project. The Skyway Club was a club on the Bossier Strip between 1936 and 1966. It was host to some of the biggest names in country music in it's day....
Forum: Culture & Community 09-17-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 100,206
Posted By Jvanv
I Really am Working On This

Hello everyone. This has certainly been a long and drawn out process, but after many hours pouring over info on the internet and several trips to gather information from old timers I'm finally...
Forum: Classifieds 11-29-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 50,260
Posted By Jvanv
Exclamation Shreveport History Project

What do you remember about Shreveport? The way it used to be, Stan's Record Shop, Shreve Square before the casinos, the Louisiana Heyride, concerts at the Municipal Auditorium, school integration,...
Forum: Culture & Community 09-27-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 100,206
Posted By Jvanv
It's been a while

Well this has sort of gotten put on the back burner but I still think it is worth while. I will get back to it at some point.

Does anyone remember Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs playing in the...
Forum: Culture & Community 01-01-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 20,322
Posted By Jvanv
Never Say Never?

I resolve never to make another new years resolution. I think I can probably stick to it this time :cool:
Forum: Culture & Community 01-01-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 100,206
Posted By Jvanv
Cuban Missle Crisis - Barksdale

I vaguely remember bombers being scrambled and the base being shut down, does anyone else have any recollections of what was going on out there (or anywhere else in the city for that matter)?

And...
Forum: Culture & Community 01-01-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 100,206
Posted By Jvanv
More to think about

I don't recall Hair Shapers ever being next to Byrd, I think that was Illusions run by Doug Yelverton and Bev? weird lady with wild hair. Hair Shapers was one of the, if not THE first, salon to...
Forum: Culture & Community 11-17-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 31,870
Posted By Jvanv
Swing Voter

Well I'm one of those Swing Voters you were talking about.

Whether or not you believe that global warming is real or not I say it makes sense to switch to other forms of energy that WE can...
Forum: Culture & Community 11-17-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 100,206
Posted By Jvanv
Actually he just looked like a hippie. His name...

Actually he just looked like a hippie. His name was Robie Odom and from what I've heard he was kind of an uber-athlete at Byrd High School in the late sixties. He moved to Dallas and became a graphic...
Forum: Culture & Community 11-17-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 100,206
Posted By Jvanv
Bosco's Hobby Shop - Shreve City: That was a...

Bosco's Hobby Shop - Shreve City: That was a boyhood hangout of mine. I use to go in and marvel at the remote control airplanes. I bought my first .049 model airplane engine and balsa wood plane kit...
Forum: Culture & Community 11-05-2007, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 31,870
Posted By Jvanv
Oil's Well that Spoils Well

Asking Greenpeace to give up their boats would be the equivalent of asking the US to give up our WMD. Oops, I forgot, we don't have any WMD, only the bad guys have WMD. We have defensive...
Forum: Culture & Community 11-05-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 100,206
Posted By Jvanv
I would laugh, but considering so of the stuff...

I would laugh, but considering so of the stuff I've done in my life I think I'll pass :cool:
Forum: Culture & Community 11-05-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 31,870
Posted By Jvanv
Not Just Lefties

Judging from the comments I guess the majority of those posting here would have to include themselves in the group of joiners.

1) Nowhere in the video do Penn & Teller say that the people they...
Forum: Culture & Community 11-05-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 33,812
Posted By Jvanv
Just When I Thought I'd Seen It All

Does Mac Davis driving down the freeway picking his nose qualify?
Forum: Culture & Community 11-05-2007, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 100,206
Posted By Jvanv
Riots - 1988?

So you are referring to the 1988 riots in Cedar Grove?

Was there any rioting near the school? Did you see or hear any of the rioters? Did you or your parents participate in any way? What was the...
Forum: Culture & Community 11-05-2007, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,561
Posted By Jvanv
Gigglefest in YOUR Front Yard?

It is okay to wear bathing suits - at the swimming pool. It's a question of appropriateness and taste. The man obviously had no sense of either.
Forum: Culture & Community 11-04-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 100,206
Posted By Jvanv
Shreveport/Bossier History Threatened

Okay, maybe that was a little harsh. I am working on a film project revolving around events in Shreveport's history. Many of these events have not been recorded in either texts or on film and need to...
Forum: Culture & Community 11-04-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,561
Posted By Jvanv
Wink Not JUST a Beauty Shop

I have been in the salon business and I can guarantee that this guy isn't the first person to come up with the idea of having scantily clad girls cut a man's hair. As a matter of fact there's a salon...
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