Don's Nostalgia Page  

This web site was last updated:  January 17, 2015

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I am an Amateur Radio operator and hold a General Class license.  My current call sign is K6IAA, previously WN6DWN, WB6DWN, WB5ZNA and KC6TMQ.  I have been a licensed HAM since 1973.  I live in Orange County, Southern California. 

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I belong to the Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club W6LY and I am active on most Amateur frequencies. Club station W6LY has a 2-meter repeater and is on 147.615 MHz negative offset pl 136.5 Hz. This is an open repeater and all licensed Hams are welcome to use it. W6LY meets weekly via an on the air net, Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM PST.

Visitors are welcome to check in.


I enjoy VHF/UHF FM and HF SSB voice and Morse Code (CW) as well as many Digital Modes,such as PSK, Olivia and Domino transmitting. My current radio trancievers are an ICOM IC-745 H5F and an ICOM IC-718. My Antenna is an Outbacker Perth Plus mounted on a Outpost Tri-Pod base, which transmits on the 2 through 80 meters bands.

Look for me on 20M PSK-31 digital mode at 14.070 Mhz evenings and mornings.


If you don't like our way of life or our constitutional rights, you are FREE to LEAVE!

If you MUST burn our flag, please wrap yourself in it first!

If You Are Not Willing To Stand Behind Our Troops, Please Feel Free To Stand In Front Of Them!



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  This page is dedicated to memories of things from the past as well as some of my favorite things in present times. My Era is the 50's and 60's, since those were my teen and young adult years. 

Please send me comments and pictures of your favorite nostalgic images,  and with your permission, I may post them for others to enjoy. My email address is:  eMail Link

Nostalgia to me is: Classic Automobiles, Custom Rods, Steam Locomotive Trains, Old Science Fiction, Vintage Music, WWII Airplanes, Vargus Pin-Ups, Vinyl Albums, Antiques, Crystal Radios, Collectable's from days gone by. WWII and up to the 70's are the times I like to learn about the most.

This WEB site is "Rated PG" and is purely for my own non-commercial enjoyment. I welcome any Nostalgia comments, photographs, or other Nostalgia Links from anyone who wishes to send them. 



She is a Korean Jindo named JinSoon.

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Douglas Aircraft Vintage Photos

Oldies Music       Stroll Down Memory Lane   





Best Sci-Fi Movie Ever - War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds (also sometimes known as H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds) is a 1953 science fiction film starring Gene Barry and Ann Robinson. It was the first on screen depiction of the H. G. Wells classic novel of the same name. Produced by George Pál and directed by Byron Haskin from a script by Barré Lyndon, it was the first of several adaptations of Wells' work to be filmed by Pál, and is considered to be one of the great science fiction films of the 1950s. It won an Oscar for its special effects.

 Classic and Custom Automobiles 



Very Cool Chevy PU


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Steam Locomotives.

   Majestic, Powerful and so Historic

Grand Canyon RR 2-8-0 #18  Williams, Az. 
2-8-2T#17  Elbe, Washington

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Hot wheel Die Cast Models



Redline Hot wheels are premium collectors items.

Hot Wheels is a brand of die cast toy car, introduced by American toy maker Mattel in 1968. It was the primary competitor of Johnny Lightning and Matchbox until 1996, when Mattel acquired rights to the Matchbox brand from Tyco. Originally the cars and trucks were manufactured to approximately 1:64 scale and designed to be used on associated Hot Wheels track sets, but by 1970 a series of 1:43 scale 'Gran Toros' were introduced and more recently a range of highly detailed adult collector vehicles, including replicas of Formula One and NASCAR cars, have found success. However the brand remains most famous for the small scale free-rolling models of custom hot rods and muscle cars it has produced since the range first appeared. Today, there are roughly 10,000 different models of Hot Wheel Cars.

The Hot Wheels product line has also included various tracks, accessories, and other kinds of vehicles such as 'Sizzlers' rechargeable electric cars, 'Hot Line' trains, 'R-R-Rumblers' motorcycles and 'Hot Birds' airplanes.

The original, and now famous, Hot Wheels logo was designed by California artist Rick Irons, who at that time worked for Mattel.

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  Favorite Celebes

Gone for now, but will live on in music and film forever.




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The King's Autograph                           The King's Grave Site


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IN THE 70's



Linda in the 70's                    Linda in 2004

Linda Today

Linda Ronstadt 

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The Official Fleetwood Mac Web Site

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My favorite Dire Straits number is "Money For Nothing" played at concert level!


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Their first big hit - "Don't Speak"


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Willie Nelson

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The all-time greatest Rock and Roll Radio Personality and Disc Jockey was Wolfman Jack.

Wolfman Pictures and Story

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When I was going to Franklin Jr. High School and Polytechnic High School in Long Beach in the 1950's, I was wild about the Rock & Roll music that was being played on the radio and sold on 45 rpm records.  I could buy used 45's at a Juke Box Used Record store on Anaheim street in Long Beach.  I remember they sold for 25 cents and were usually like new,  no scratches or fingerprints,  and they were in their original sleeves.  The first Rock and Roll song that I ever heard was "Shaboom" by the Crew cuts. 

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I liked everything that Elvis Presley sang, like everyone else.  Also Gene Vincent "Be Bop A Lula".  And many more such as Bill Doggett, Ivory Joe Hunter, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley and a lot more single artists and groups.  I used to listen to a disc jockey in Los Angeles named Dick "Huggy Boy" Hugg. Huggie Boy He used to broadcast live over radios station KRKD from a music store called Dolphins Of Hollywood, at the corner of Vernon and Central Ave.  He took special requests from the kids hanging out in Dolphins and dedications to their friends.


He was a very enthusiastic DJ and made listening to rock and roll and rhythm and blues a lot of fun and the "In" thing for us teens to listen and dance to. He was a white guy that sounded black.  Not that I cared, but I never knew he was white until many years later. 

Later on cameAmerican Bandstand " on Television.  Now there was a show that brought all the latest hits to the public playing live.  Dick Clark hosted the dance show and was ever-young. In the 60's there was another local TV dance show hosted by "The Real Don St eel" called Hollywood A Go Go.  Now days all the best oldies are played on KRTH "K-Earth 101" in the Los Angeles area.

Something about "Vinyl" records is special,  they have a mellow sound.  I still have hundreds of 33 rpm albums.  I plan on converting them all to MP3 files using a USB Turntable.  It will be a lot od fun to do and then listen to all that great old music. 


There was also a record store named Wallach's Music City in North Long Beach at the corner of Lakewood Blvd and Candlewood now in the city of Lakewood.  They had listening booths with headphones.  Customers could take records into a booth and play them to see if they wanted to buy or not. It became a real popular hangout for kids from all over the area.  There was also a Wallach's Music City at the corner of Sunset and Vine in Hollywood and one in Anaheim.

By Blogger Corey, at September 10, 2007 10:45 PM

I grew up in Lakewood, Calif. I graduated from Lakewood High School in 1971. My father bought me my first acoustic guitar, and later, my first electric guitar and amplifier at Al Kalie's Music in Lakewood Center (as it was called in those days) in the mid 1960's. Nearby was Hody's Drive-In, where food was served to you on a tray placed in the car door window of your car. Across the street was Wallach's Music City where you could listen to "records" in a private booth on a turntable before deciding to buy it. Those were the days!!!


My Favorite Recent and Past Movies








My All Time Favorite Actors & Actresses


                                                                               Clint Eastwood                                                 Elvis Presley & Ann Margaret


                                                                      Jack Nickolson & Morgan Freeman                                                  Kevin Costner

                                                                                    (Laker Fans 2008 )


Ingred Bergman


Dana Delany & Laura San Giacomo

Kirsten Dunst

Elizabeth Mitchell (from "Lost")


Mary McDonnel & Minnie Driver


Salma Hayek & Renee Zellweger


Evangeline Lilly (from "Lost") & Mimmi Rogers



Jean Arthur & Jeanne Crain


Nocolle Kiddman & Barbara Hershey



Sally Field & Ashley Judd


Kim Novak & Linda Carter & Andie MacDowell


Ann Hathaway & Katherine Heigl





Charles Bronson & Clint Eastwood


Patrick Stuart & George Burns


James Arness & Sean Connery

John Cleese


James Coburn & George Clooney

Will Smith


Antonio Banderas & Leonardo Di Caprio


Bill Cosby & Harrison Ford


Albert Finney & Morgan Freeman


Jack Elam & Paul Hogan


Johnny Depp & Gerard Depardieu


Matt Damon & Mel Gibson


Danny Glover & Gene Hackman


James Earl Jones and Tommy Lee Jones


Eddie Murphy & Paul Newman


Leslie Nielsen & Jack Palance


Steve Segal & Tom sekkic Selleck


Peter Sellers & Billy Bob Thornton


John Travolta & Max Von Sydow


Forest Whitaker & Robin Williams

"LOST" My Favorite TV Series

Cast of Lost - Second Season

Lost Season 3 Poster

Lost Season 4 Cast

Cast of Lost - Final Season

The Dominant People of Lost (where's John Locke?)

Andy Rooney

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New August 31, 2009

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Chino Air Show 2009

Beautiful Photos by Bernard Zee

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Lisa's Nostalgia Cafe     Vintage Aircraft

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The Honolulu Clipper

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Human Statue of Liberty

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