Tallman's House of Foam has ended its reign as downtown Palo Alto's go-to place for foam, upholstery work and mattresses. Home & Real Estate He was born the first child of John and Irene Tallman in Orovada, Nevada, in 1947. TownSquare To do that, he launched a long-term campaign by establishing his own foundation called Bob Tallman’s Charities. He attended a rodeo in Fallon, Nevada, circa 1969 where he roped calves. [16], University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, "Rodeo Announcer Bob Tallman Inducted to National Cowboy Hall of Fame, August 25, 2007", "Longtime announcer Bob Tallman inducted into Reno Rodeo Hall of Fame", "PRCA Announcer Bob Tallman Featured on NBC Nightly News", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bob_Tallman&oldid=981405694, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 October 2020, at 03:18. A&E in Richmond, Texas, Bob Tallman has a mission to assist the doctors and their patients at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Children’s Cancer Hospital. Too bad age and retirement now get in the way of keeping businesses open. The Tallmans moved into Winnemucca when Bob was 10 years old. In 2020, Tallman will work his record 26th NFR at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Dec. 3-12. Uploaded: Wed, Jan 15, 2020, 9:39 am It's just foam. “When you think of legends in professional rodeo, Bob Tallman has to come to mind,” Sturman said. Wishful thinking the the new tenant leave the sign an a vital decades old business in Palo Alts. Tallman's House of Foam, which sells foam and mattresses, shuttered in early January. Best wishes to him. He refers to his voice as his "priceless gift from God" and tries to use it to touch peoples' lives. Regardless of my experience, it’s always sad to see a long time institution close and I hope the Tallman family finds meaningful work elsewhere. Weekly file photo by Norbert von der Groeben. Nice people. For decades, Tallman's House of Foam at 150 Hamilton Ave. stood as a throwback to a simpler time before startups and tech giants dominated the local landscape. I guess you can call that a business or service. He's reached the mandatory retirement age of 65 and after this year's Rangeland Derby he'll hand the reins over to his son Dale. Where can I get this service now? Embarcadero Media News At that time, the 64-year-old said he had no plans to close shop or retire. Special Pubs @Crabbycat - really nice of you to bring up your personal bad experience about a business that has satisfied the majority of its customers for decades, when you go to a funeral to bring up all the bad memories you have of the deceased? Bob has 3 jobs listed on their profile. ( not a very good one ) He did try to ride bucking horses, but was advised by the Canadian bull rider Bob Robinson, "find something else". I can join people who lament the loss of local businesses from Internet competition, but in some cases, there is more competition and better service from the Internet. Best wishes, Bob! The contractor told him to do it when he was done roping. Aw we'll miss ya, house of foam. NOOOOOOO!!!!! He has announced the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for 33 years. Seems like HOF made a living gouging people who had nowhere else to do for top dollar. Subscribe He is known as "the voice of professional rodeo". Bob Tallman born Robert Matthew Tallman (born October 25, 1947) is a ProRodeo Hall of Fame American rodeo announcer. He also announces events on television. Certainly a one of a kind - unique in every way. He went to California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. Always friendly service and a good price. Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed. It's just foam. Sponsored content Wow, some of you are harsh. Tallman did and was paid $100 a performance. Where can I get that foam now and where can I recycle the old foam? Tallman told the Weekly in 2014 that most of his competition quit after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. He announces rodeos all around the country. Successful Retirement. I would suspect so. PR MediaRelease Mountain View Voice Privacy Policy Don't miss out on the discussion! If you want something done right, I guess you have to do it yourself. He tried football in high school, but it did not work out athletically.   Also he had many densities and varieties of foam. The Almanac I met Bob about 1970 after mivimv to Palo Alto. Circulation & Delivery, About Us His store has closed, no need for reviews or dissing. Another goner that comes to mind is Peninsula Hardware. Support Palo Alto Online for as little as $5/month. Not a happy potential-customer of HOF. He was there to rope, but he cared more about spending time with his friends. Thank you also to the landlord that kept things affordable for a traditional business in a non-traditional town and enabled them to stay as long as they did. As of Wednesday morning, no one from the shop could be reached for comment.