Bobaloons is not my real name. What kind of name is
Bobaloons anyway? Yeah even people I know personally ask
the same question. It came about when I first tried the
internet with AOL's free 100 hours and I needed a screen
name. My name is Bob and my wife's is Lucy. I tried Bobalu
and someone was using it. So out of that and my
wife's love of a strange water bird (Loon) Bobaloons was
created. Simple huh?
Bobaloons may have been created on that night, but old Bob was created a long time before that. My website theme kind of hints at just how long. I'll spare you the details and just say that I'm a grey haired "teen-ager" born and raised in Florida, who loves old music, old movies, old cars and to reminise about the fun I've had with all of them.
|Yep, that cool, guitar player with the ultra cool shirt is yours truly. The other fellow, with more knobs on his guitar than mine, is a life long friend. We have played music together for more years than I care to count. Even got paid for it too.|
|Bobaloon's old stomping grounds. Jacksonville Beach, Florida in 1958. Man I wished it looked like that now. You can't even drive on it anymore. I spent many a happy day and night on those white sands. Worked on the boardwalk in summer break from school and it was a blast. Lots of tourists, especially the teenage girls, made it loads of fun.|
The Fourth Of July 1958, found everybody and
their brothers at the beach for the fireworks. It was the only
place I knew of in town that had them. The pier was the launch
pad and the rockets flew high above the ocean, offering quite a view
to the crowds of tourists and locals all along the boardwalk.
Man it was great. The colors and patterns reflected in the wet sand like a mirror. I guess you just had to be there.