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You Know You've Lived in This Area Too Long When . . .
Posted by: Older than dirt (IP Logged)
Date: December 03, 2008 12:54AM

You remember the donut man in the white van.

You remember the bread man deliveries.

You remember when milk was delivered to your house and Lawson's was one of the first convenience stores that carried milk in glass bottles with a blue handle!

You remember gallon milk paper cartons!

Downtown was the place to go shopping during the holidays!

You saw Santa in the basement at Strouss and got a picture too!

Foy's was the only BBQ place around!

You took back glass pop bottles to get candy money!

You remember when "all" the officials were corrupt!

It was no big deal to see a dead guy knocked off by the mob on your way to school!

You could play the "bug" anywhere!

You rode car bumpers on Sacred Heart Hill in the snow.

You could walk to Lincoln Park and be back alive before dark!

The Southern Park Mall didn't exist, just Sears surrounded by cornfields.

You remember the giant dinosaurs on display at the Boardman Plaza.

You went swimming in Struthers Yellow Creek Park pool (the bird bath) and Roosevelt Park Pool.

Love and peace stickers were all over the place.

If a guy didn't have long hair he stuck out in a crowd.

You collected green stamps and redeemed them.

You collected value stamps and redeemed them.

Hills had the best toy department and the latest clothes.

You'd hide in a trunk to get into a drive-in.

Isaly's were all over the place!

You walked over 2 miles to get to school and you didn't get shot, or kidnapped!

The Tomorrow Club let anyone in!

Spring Fling at Idora was cold and crowded.

The police strike.

Two party phone lines!

911 didn't exist

Anyone have anything to add?

Good times! Good Times!

Re: You Know You've Lived in This Area Too Long When . . .
Posted by: MACBEE (IP Logged)
Date: December 03, 2008 08:00AM

I remember Y-town on the cover of "Time" featured as "crime town USA". I remember the trucker's strike and the steelworker thugs and mafia running the valley through their hired pols. I also recall getting out of the Army and finding the entire valley high on something.

Follow my advice-its not too late to move. I did.

Re: You Know You've Lived in This Area Too Long When . . .
Posted by: Ex Hippie (IP Logged)
Date: December 03, 2008 09:21AM

How about the penguin YSU had in an enclosure in the 60's?

Boots Bell - yes indeedy doody daddy! And Johnny Kay.

Spending 50 cents to have your fortune told at Idora Park.

The malteds that came in a small glass in the basement in Strouss'.

Riding the bus and enjoying it.

The Aquarian Age head shop on Madison Ave.

Concerts in Wick Park with slices of cake being sold for 25 cents.

Having a whole quarter, going swimming at Northside Pool and still having enough left for an ice cream cone at the DQ across the street.

Feeding the ducks in Crandall Park.

Walking to school in all kinds of weather and not complaining.

Rushing home from school to watch Dark Shadows.

Changing the date on your paper drivers' permit so you could get in bars. There were no photos then, so borrowing your older cousin's was easy too!

The Tomb.

Re: You Know You've Lived in This Area Too Long When . . .
Posted by: P.D. (IP Logged)
Date: December 03, 2008 11:17AM

I remember "steelworker thugs" What the hell are you talking about?
What about corporate thugs? Like the the ones you support, you Republican A-hole.

Re: You Know You've Lived in This Area Too Long When . . .
Posted by: Jaker (IP Logged)
Date: December 03, 2008 11:31AM

You know you have been here too long: When you actually start to believe that the UAW is a fine bunch of folks.

Re: You Know You've Lived in This Area Too Long When . . .
Posted by: Eastsider from the 60's (IP Logged)
Date: December 03, 2008 11:53AM

The Sacred Heart Hill and hanging on to the bumpers of cars as they went by brought back memories. I figure we must know each other.

Watching Vince DeNiro come home and change cars a lot was one memory I had until they blew him up.

Mrs.Ida Biondello's pizza.

Playing mudgutter in front of Roosvelt School and then going to the Taste Freeze across the street covered in mud.

The Pool Rooms on Rigby Steet or playing pool at McCabe's House.

The fights after the football games at Rayen Stadium.

The first McDonalds with 15cent burgers.

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