Lunch With Casey went off the air at the end of 1972. No complete programs survive. There are about and hour or two of clips that have been preserved. However, at least one audio recording has been preserved. On December 27, 1972, a young woman named Linda Vesta held a tape recorder to her television […]
Celebrating Casey Jones at the Minnesota Transportation Museum
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, the Minnesota Transportation Museum at the Jackson Street Roundhouse will be celebrating the birthday of the real life Casey Jones, Jonathon Luther Jones. There will be cookies and milk, and a bit of history. The…
Merry Christmas from Lunch With Casey!
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Going forward in 2019, I’ll try and post a few more Casey Jones items here and other kids show host material on Minnesota Kid Vid.
Ann Silver meets Casey Jones 1963
Ann Silver met Casey Jones at Queen Anne’s Kiddieland in the summer of 1963. Casey regularly appeared at the park, meeting with kids and driving them on the train. Ann posted on Facebook, “Here is is me with Casey Jones,…
Casey and Santa in 1956
This was a holiday event at North High, promoting West Broadway. It may be November 24, 1956. Casey and Santa arrive in a helicopter. And they posed for photos. Lots of kids and parents in line for Casey…
Merry Christmas from Lunch with Casey!
Thanks to everyone for remembering what a great show Lunch With Casey was. We hope you have a great Christmas and New Year. Celebrate with a little Walking in my Winter Underwear!
Casey Jones at Roberta Brown’s 40th Birthday
I came across a photo on Facebook with Casey at Roberta Brown’s 40th birthday party. I contacted her to see if I could share her photo and she had a wonderful story to share. Eighteen years ago I decided…
Every so often you run into something really cool. Here is an old TV commercial featuring Roger Awsumb as Casey Jones and Daryl Laub as T.N.Tatters. This dates to 1983. Daryl Laub played Skipper Daryl and J.P. Patches on WTCN from 1954-55 where he worked with Roger Awsumb. He then moved to KSTP and the […]
It’s been a Casey Jones holiday favorite since it was first performed on Lunch With Casey. The story goes that Casey lip synced to Jimmy Jenson’s recording of Walking in My Winter Underwear, while dancing in old style long underwear. After the broadcast, the show received a complaint from a viewer who was upset and […]