Don's Nostalgia Page  

This web site was last updated: FEBRUARY 7, 2024

(see Family page, Miller page, Miller Fire page, with Newspaper article and photo)

Family Member Link

Click Link

Ham Radio  

(Click on link)

I am an Amateur Radio operator and hold a Extra Class license.  My current call sign is K6IAA previously KC6TMQ, WN6DWN, WB6DWN and WB5ZNA.,  I have been a licenced HAM since 1973.  I live in southern California in Orange County.  I belong to the Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club W6LY and I am active on most Amateur frequencies.  I enjoy VHF/UHF FM and HF SSB voice and Morse Code (CW) transmitting.



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!


  This page is dedicated to memories of things from the past as well as some of my favorite things in present times. My favorite 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. 



Her name is JinSoon.

She is a Korean Jindo.

She is gone now, RIP JinSoon. You are missed every day.

(click link)

    Things I Have Learned




Favorite Sci-Fi Movie - 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


(click link)

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

Wolfman Pictures and Story

(Click Link)

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. 

Shaboom ( Life Could Be A Dream) - LINK

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!!!





    PEARL ATTACK      



Do you like Nostalgia, Americana, and old time Places, People and Things? Let me know what you like. I love to share memories, old photos, and stories about things in the past. Want to share? Have questions? Send me an email message.

New August 31, 2009

Other Schwab's

Click Link

Chino Air Show 2009

Beautiful Photos by Bernard Zee

Bernard is a great photographer and all of his photos are tops!

Click Link


See Bernard Zees' Link

Click Link


Lisa's Nostalgia Cafe     Vintage Aircraft

Click Links

The Honolulu Clipper

Click Link

Vintage Ads

Click Link

Vintage Dangerous America

Click Link


Some very good photos and commentary from sister Dorothy

Click Link

Human Statue of Liberty

Click Link


Click Link

Notice:  Many images on this WEB Site have been gathered from other WEB Sites throughout the WWW and may or may not be copyright protected.   If any person or orginization owns copyrights to any images displayed on this site, and would like them removed, please notify me via e-mail ( and I will remove them, or add a requested link to the owner, if desired.