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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sepia Saturday: Beauty and The Bull and Phil Loves Marilyn

Source:  Lane County Historian, Vol. 44, No. 2, Summer 1999

The post below was originally posted in January of this year, but I thought that my Sepia Saturday peeps might enjoy it this week.  It is on theme, I do believe, of beautiful vintage ladies! 

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On Sunday night, January 26th, we went to the little Central Oregon town of  Chemult, which is about a 45 minute drive from our home.  We were going there to meet Kylie's train (which turned out to be 6 hours late, but we didn't know that was going to happen), and we got into town at 9:00.  Only a couple of places were open, The Pilot Travel Center (thank God that it is a 24/7 joint), and the Chalet.

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 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

If you have ever been to the Chalet, you would know that the owner, Phil, loves Marilyn Monroe, and has a great collection of Marilyn looking gorgeous.  If you have never been, well, I took some pictures so that you can see it for yourself:


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Marilyn gives Phil a kiss.



Now, let's take a little stroll down Marilyn Monroe Blvd.:

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Of course, Ms. Monroe is the original Blonde Bombshell (I think), but there is also a microbrew of that same name made right here in Central Oregon, by the  Cascade Lakes Brewery.  I didn't have any of that though; I stuck with my Merlot.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

These are actually life-sized cardboard cutouts of Marilyn:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

This vintage metal shampoo sign was cool:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Here are some photos of photos/posters that were on the wall:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Another great poster; it is easy to see why the guys loved her:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

More wall photos:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

I really liked this one:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

What a vintage find:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Phil's friend is getting a little fresh here:

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My Best Friend Husband is more respectful.  Of course, he knew that this would eventually end up on my blog:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

I want to give a shout out to Connie at the Chalet, for staying open later for us, and for visiting and listening to me chatter on about my book idea.  She was a goldmine of information, and is setting up a railroad friend of hers for me to interview.  Connie got me going again, yay!  Plus, she remembered my Grandma and Grandpa's little store on old River Road, and it was so neat to talk with her about that, and about everything else.  Thanks, Connie!


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11 comments:

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

That's nice that you found a friend (and and OPEN place!) on your trip and isn't it nice that she remembered your Grandmother and Grandfather's store!
Best,
Gloria

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Marilyn was something, wasn't she? I read somewhere that she wore a size 16, and no one complained about her needing to diet. :) Beautiful lady. Is that the real Marilyn kissing your friend, or a look-a-like?

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Gloria,
That was a God thing, I think. I sure did talk her ear off; but she lived in my Dad's home town for a long time and remembered who they all were, and also knew who my Grandma T. was for going into her little country store. It was amazing to me. :>)

Hi Lisa,
I know ... she was very womanly. I remember going into an Art Museum in the 80's and seeing beautiful nudes with bellies, and I thought, now that is what women are supposed to be like. We were all trying to be a size 5 back then.

No, that is Phil modern day, so that is a look-a-like MM.

~ Kathy

LV said...

What a cute and fun post. There is no doubt who enjoyed this outing the most. Your hubby looks nice beside Marilyn.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thanks, LV, I'll tell him!

Pam said...

Great post. They sure do have a lot of Marilyn stuff there. Glad they were open for you!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you, Pam! They sure do. Oh, I am so glad they were open too. The train was so late; we ended up falling asleep in our truck next to the shuttle van. Good thing he woke us up when he got word that the train was almost there.

Honey at 2805 said...

Marilyn will live forever, such a legend. What a neat place to discover!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Honey,

You are so right, on both counts! Thank you so much for stopping by.

Bea said...

Great place. Glad it was open for you.

Hollywood Megastore said...

more people are deciding on putting a twist to their normal run of the mill house party.

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