Let Your Fingers Do the Walking — Phone Book Mod
by Lynne Rostochil
One of my favorite research resources is a 1964 phone book I found at a garage sale several years ago for a quarter, and I swear, I spend more hours looking through the great ads in the back of this now-battered slice of life from the mid 60’s than I do poring over my favorite, beautifully photographed architecture books.
So, I thought you might like to take a voyeuristic look at OKC in the months after Kennedy was assassinated and the Beatles took America by storm.
New to town? First stop: transportation for your tour of our “arrows-to-atoms” metropolis:
Next up, a place to stay. There are a plethora of choices along Lincoln Boulevard; I highly recommend the Suntide Inn because it has to be the owner of one of the best signs in the Metro:
Hungry? Well, let’s hop into our (hopefully) air conditioned rental with a.m. radio and vinyl bench seats and head over to Sussy’s for their famous international dinner or to the delightful, Tiki-themed Malihini for some Polynesian fare:
So, you’ve decided that you like OKC and want to move here? Great! Here’s the most modern in apartment living…
… which you’ll undoubtedly want to furnish in high style with pieces from this store:
So, now that you’re settled in, you want to meet that perfect somebody. This might be a groovy place to start:
Or, maybe you’ll meet someone at work in this swanky, modern office building:
When you do find that person you want to go through life with, don’t forget to keep the romance alive with a beautiful flower arrangement or special gift from this fine establishment:
And, after a long and swinging life, you may not be too sad to find yourself going out in a very mod way here: