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How many remember the Bob Allen Girls?

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  1. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Bob Allen had 2 stores at the Grand one on the west end and one on the east end
    and the very pretty girls in the short skirts selling his merchandise.

    The girls brought in the shooters like bird feed to the birds.

    He sold merchandise.

    Will that ever happen at the Grand Grounds in Sparta?

    Have not seen any similar stores anywhere anymore at any site.

    Us old time shooters remember as we were reminiscing this yesterday at the Airport Gun Club in Lancaster Ohio.

    Gary Bryant
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  2. awbenz

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    Devi couldn't even get her Hot Buns contest going this year at the Grand.Allen
     
  3. Phil Kiner

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    Anyone that has forgotten them is not breathing.
     
  4. Sam Ogle

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    I'm afraid it's the sign of the times.

    I remember years ago, attending a Bank's grand opening: Women employees (Tellers, Cashiers) were walking around dressed like cigarette girls in Las Vegas casinos with trays of booze that said "scotch, whisky, etc, and short skirts and hose.. It was very enjoyable and they looked foxy.

    But, today, that is frowned upon. Too bad for us old guys, I guess.

    A while back, as a joke, the grandchildren, (probably put up to it by their folks) gave this grandpa a gift card to a "Hooters." The wife and I went there, had a Cheezeburger and Fries, and my only feelings were "Dang, that's a lot of money for a Cheezeburger.

    Like the song says "Now, it's old dogs, children, and watermelon wine."
    Oh, forgot........I don't drink anymore, so it's lemonade.

    Sam Ogle, Lincoln, NE
     
  5. Go Fish

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    I remember. First look the girls over, then 2nd hit the 50% off racks. Brought a lot of vests, coats etc. from the 50% off rack. One year my buddy picked up 2 shooting sweaters, regular size for 19.95 each when the price was about 70-80 bucks. Sure do miss those racks.

    Ed Fish
    Racine, WI
     
  6. Dr.Longshot

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    Bob Allen had 2 stores at the Grand one on the west end and one on the east end
    and the very pretty girls in the short skirts selling his merchandise.

    The girls brought in the shooters like bird feed to the birds.

    He sold merchandise.

    Will that ever happen at the Grand Grounds in Sparta?

    Have not seen any similar stores anywhere anymore at any site.

    Us old time shooters remember as we were reminiscing this yesterday at the Airport Gun Club in Lancaster Ohio.

    Gary Bryant
    Dr.longshot


    Gary Bryant
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  7. awbenz

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    Devi couldn't even get her Hot Buns contest going this year at the Grand.Allen
     
  8. Phil Kiner

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    Anyone that has forgotten them is not breathing.
     
  9. Sam Ogle

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    I'm afraid it's the sign of the times.

    I remember years ago, attending a Bank's grand opening: Women employees (Tellers, Cashiers) were walking around dressed like cigarette girls in Las Vegas casinos with trays of booze that said "scotch, whisky, etc, and short skirts and hose.. It was very enjoyable and they looked foxy.

    But, today, that is frowned upon. Too bad for us old guys, I guess.

    A while back, as a joke, the grandchildren, (probably put up to it by their folks) gave this grandpa a gift card to a "Hooters." The wife and I went there, had a Cheezeburger and Fries, and my only feelings were "Dang, that's a lot of money for a Cheezeburger.

    Like the song says "Now, it's old dogs, children, and watermelon wine."
    Oh, forgot........I don't drink anymore, so it's lemonade.

    Sam Ogle, Lincoln, NE
     
  10. Go Fish

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    I remember. First look the girls over, then 2nd hit the 50% off racks. Brought a lot of vests, coats etc. from the 50% off rack. One year my buddy picked up 2 shooting sweaters, regular size for 19.95 each when the price was about 70-80 bucks. Sure do miss those racks.

    Ed Fish
    Racine, WI
     
  11. stokinpls

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    They were easy on the eyes, but if he'd had them restitching/reinforcing some the shell bags he sold, he'd been better off. I swear some of his shell bags would come unstitched on the way back to the car. Regardless, I'd still show up for a look-around every year.
     
  12. W.P.T.

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    Ahhh Yes, I remember them well ... They were one of the main attractions ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  13. Butler

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    Yes indeed, there were some nice "racks" there. Jim
     
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    I started shooting in 2003 and my first visit to the Grand was 2004. How many years did I miss this by?
     
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    For those too young to have seen this spectacle, go to a Hooter's...close but not quite there.

    Phil, yep, I'm still breathing and yep, I remember them well. Someone will post pics I'm sure.

    milt
     
  16. chuckwagoncook

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    Completely agree with you Stokinpls, shoulda put them to work adding stitching.
     
  17. over the hill

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    I still have some shirts with the insert- a pad in them. I don't think you can get them (pads) anymore. The shirts lasted a long time.

    Most of BA stuff is junk today, a shame, but I read on Yahoo that the textile industry and mills are dead in the water in this country.

    At least the memory of the chics is still good, all dressed in white as Bob Allen was if I recall.



    Regards....Gerald
     
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    I remember the " special dealer" catalogues.
     
  20. pweld

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    I still wear one of his winter coats and it is over 30 years old that I bought at the Grand.

    Paul Welden
     
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