Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom was a television program from the early 1960’s through the 1980’s. Saint Louis Zoo Director, Marlin Perkins, and his sidekick, Georgia Naturalist, Jim Fowler, turned a generation of kids’ interest to naturalism, adventure, and conservation and this still-delightful program was certainly a major influence on the kids that would grow up to be the Roaming Parkers!
Here is an episode that features another of our passions – The Boy Scouts of America! I bet all you old Scouters out there will be getting misty-eyed when you see this perfect storm of nostalgia – The Wild Kingdom and Philmont Scout Ranch!
Some comedian recently struck a note with folks my age when he commented, “I really thought as a kid that quicksand would be a bigger problem in the world than it is.” It seems like back in my day, every other superhero or western TV series eventually got around to having a protagonist trapped in quicksand and barely escaping. Another […]
“Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold.” So says Irish poet, W.B. Yeats. That seems to be one of the major lessons in life – nothing will ever get better unless someone puts some energy and effort into making it better. Last summer I was chatting with my Scenic Rivers buddy, Ranger Eddie McCalip, and he was lamenting the fact […]
Part of why we started the Roaming Parkers blog and Facebook group is because there are a lot of people who feel bogged down in a virtual rat-race and disconnected from the real, natural world – a large group of people who want to become more connected with something more natural and more real but they may not know how. […]