first-ever appearance of animated Peanuts characters came in the form of television commercials
for the 1960 Ford Falcon. I learned about them in a book titled Peanuts: The Art of Charles
M. Schulz. To me, Peanuts represents a more innocent time in America, where neighborhood
kids played together, were moral in their actions, and even "crabby" kids like Lucy were not
evil. Cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians, pirates and naval mariners did battle with
makeshift weapons and only one ball team at a time won a trophy. My sisters and I rode in basic cars
like the Ford Falcon, without the benefit of seat belts, crawling up onto the package shelf
in the back to watch the world pass by, standing on our heads in the back seat, and thinking
it a privilege to get to ride up front on the rare occasions when Mom was not in the car, too.
It takes me back to my boyhood days in the 1960s and 70s when similar activities were a part
of life, without all the computer-based activities to compete for precious spare time.
These print advertisements were found on the Doug Pratt
Here is my modest Peanuts
1960 Ford Falcon TV Advertisement (aired in 1959) Featuring the Peanuts
1960 Ford Falcon TV Advertisement Featuring the Peanuts Gang
1961 Ford Falcon TV Advertisement Featuring the Peanuts Gang
1961 Ford Falcon TV Advertisement Featuring the Peanuts Gang (in color)
1964 Ford Falcon TV Advertisement Featuring the Peanuts Gang
Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity.
This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation,
which all began in Mayo, MD. There
is a lot of good information and there are lotof pictures throughout the website that you will probably find useful, and might even bring back
some old memories from your own days of yore. The website began life around 1996 as an EarthLink screen
name of ModelAirplanes, and quickly grew to where more server space
Try Using SEARCH to Find What You Need. >1,400 Pages Indexed
on Airplanes & Rockets!