Sep 222010
 
About Casey Jones

The 1950′s and 60′s were a special time for children in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Each day there was a kiddy television show called Lunch With Casey. It featured Roger Awsumb as railroad engineer Casey Jones and aired on WTCN channel 11. Roger Awsumb was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on July 10, 1928 to Ardin and [more]

Jul 192014
 
Bob Duerr from the Como Park Zoo

We all remember Bob Duerr’s frequent visits to Lunch With Casey.   This is a vintage press photo from 1967.   The caption that came with the photo reads “What a way to weigh a python.  Bob Duerr, Como Zoo reptile keeper, stands on a scale with a 16-foot, 1-inch female regal python wrapped around him 1/9 [more]

Feb 012014
 
Chef Hank Meadows

Chef Hank Meadows was a well known personality on WTCN-TV, frequently delivering meals to Casey Jones. He hosted a daily cooking show, which ran for 15 years on channel 11.  He promoted his program by creating the “Tired Housewives Club,” who would meet monthly for lunch with local celebrities.   The group at one point claimed [more]

Dec 212013
 
Roger Awsumb as Santa Claus

Several years ago, Jo Ann Merritt shared a number of photos of Roger Awsumb performing at various events in the Brainerd Lakes area.   Here he is as Santa at a Christmas dance.  More of Jo Ann’s photos can be seen here

Nov 302013
 
Lunch With Casey DVD restocked!

We’ve restocked the Lunch with Casey DVD for the holidays!   A great gift for any baby boomer that grew up in Minnesota.  We’ve also go the Dave Lee Memories DVD, and the Hi Kids! DVD from the Museum of Broadcasting, and Jim Barber’s DVD featuring Breakfast with Casey highlights. Shop at the Lunch With Casey [more]