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Old 04-15-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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This is a "Cincinnati Memory Trip" and the person or persons who
dreamed it up deserve a lot of credit for coming up with all these
"Cincinnati Memories."

They would be meaningless to anyone NOT from the Grand Old "Queen
City" --- but lots of fun for those of us who have spent some years
in that great city on the Ohio River! It brings back a lot of
memories!

Life in Cincinnati * ....
You know you live (or have lived) in Cincinnati if...

You know the first pro baseball team ever was the Cincinnati Red
Stockings. (1869)

You remember watching Bob Shreve's "All Night Theater."

You call it 'pop' not soda or a soft drink.

You or your kids played KNOTHOLE ball not LITTLE LEAGUE.

You know that "Millcreek" would not be a good name for bottled water.

One of your favorite candies is a French Chew.
What about Papas Opera Cream?

You remember that Ruth Lyons put flowers around her microphone.
Her husband Herman and only daughter Candy.
Peter Grant, Bob Braun, Bonnie Lou, Marian Spellman,Coleen Sharp
all got their start on her show.

You know that Norwood, Ohio is the only city that is completely
surrounded by another city.

You could take a picnic basket to Coney Island leave it on a table
and it was still there at lunch time.

You asked for a beer and it was brewed in Cincinnati or Northern Ky.
(Wiedemann, Hudepohl, Red Top, Schoenling & Burger)

Before Walmart there were Rink's, Ontario's, Zayre's and China Town .

You know 'Paul Baby's' last name was Dixon ."

You watched "Hattie the Witch" featuring Larry Smith and his
Puppets every afternoon.

You remember Bob Shreve was on Channel 9 for the afternoon cartoon
show.

You remember the "Wild Mouse" at Coney Island .
(Cuddle Up, Whip, Dodgem & Tumble Bug.)

For you more mature folks...

You cruised up the Ohio River on the Delta Queen to Coney Island
and danced in Moonlight Gardens and swam in Sunlight Pool. It
wasn't the Delta Queen. It was the Island Queen and was destroyed
in a fire. And that was the second Island Queen. (Been there -done
this on the 2nd Island Queen)

Christmas wasn't complete until you went downtown to the CG&E
building and saw the model trains. And the window displays in the
Arcade and Giddings-Jenny and Pogues too.

You were told by older relatives that Cincinnati was the first in
the country to have a full time paid Fire Department back in 1853.

We don't say, Y'all, we say 'you guys' and that includes the women
too and some say "yous guys."

You know that Kahn's is "the wiener the world awaited."

You know who said "This is the old left-hander rounding third and
headed for home" on the Reds broadcasts (Joe Nuxhall still the
youngest MLB player at age 15.)
And you know who said "and this one belongs to the Reds" (Marty
Brenneman.)

You remember that the Reds played at Crosley Field and then
Riverfront Stadium.

You remember the 'Streitman Biscuit Company' before it became
Keeblers.

You remember "Midwestern Hayride" and know who Kenny Price was.

You shopped 'downtown' at Shillitos, Pogues and McAlpins,
Rollman's, Penneys and for special things Mabley and Carew.

You know who the Cool Ghoul was and what channel he was on (WXIX
Channel 19.)

You knew who Bob Braun was before he sold furniture on late nite TV.
I would rather remember him on the Dottie Mack Show with Paul
Dixon, Bob Braun, Colen Male and Sis Camp.
And Dottie Mack's theme song was "It's Almost Midnight"

You can sing the "Audience Wave" jingle from the 50-50 Club.

You immediately recognize the name "Brent Spence" but don't know
who he was (long time Democratic Congress man from Newport KY,
besides naming our bridge after him).

You recognize the name "Ezzard Charles" but don't really know who
he was (Cincinnati's only Heavyweight Boxing Champion.)

You know that pigs do fly in Cincinnati, as can be seen by the four
majestic winged pigs on the river front.

You know that the Cincinnati Airport is not even in Ohio and that
the letters CVG stand for Covington, KY.

You know that ' Reading Road ' is pronounced " RED'ing Road ...not
"READing Road." and Mariemont was pronounced Marymont by the older
residents.

You know what bread is "Hearth-baked on Stone" (Rubels' Rye Bread.)

You remember when the first "Gold Star Chili" parlor was named
"Hamburger Heaven" and was in Mt. Washington just across from the
old movie theater.

Crystal Chile Parlor near the Strand and Dixie Chili near the
Hippodrome were popular places on Monmouth Street .

Then there was the Music Hall and the State which later showed all
XXXXXXX movies.

You know who said (and you were very annoyed by),
"I don't care about making money....I just looooovvve to sell carpet!"
This had to be Harry's Corner on Vine.

You spend every weekend in October going to a different "Oktoberfest."

You remember when the Bengals last went to the Superbowl during
that terrible blizzard and gas was $1.09 a gallon.

You have friends and neighbors with names like Gukenberger,
Hirlinger, Schottlekotte, Schraffenberger and Schoenling.
You know who Al Schottelkotte was. Sure, the WCPO Anchorman.

You know exactly when each parish has its festival and which ones
are the best.

You think that the only 'tri-state' area in the US is Ohio ,
Kentucky and Indiana (some say that is how Okeana got its
name...but those who live there know it was named after a local
Native American Princess.)

During a taste test you can tell the difference in the following
chili's Skyline, Cincinnati Recipe, Empress, Gold Star, Camp
Washington (pronounced Camp WARSHington ), Worthmore(YUK!) and Dixie.
And you know that chili is served in Chili Parlors, not restaurants.

You know how to spell Cincinnati and it is not:Cincinti,
Cincinatti, Cincinnatti, Cinnanatti or Cinti.
And you know it is pronounced "sin-sin-nat-tee" not "sin-sin-nat-
ta." (But, I do remember some in the older generation
pronouncing it this way)

You "warsh" your clothes.

You go to "Cook-outs" not BBQ's.

You wear "gym shoes" not sneakers or tennis shoes.

Anytime anyone wants to know where you graduated from, you answer
without hesitation, your high school...no one cares where you went
to college.

One of the best summer treats, a Black Cow using Barq's Root Beer
or a Red Cow, using Barq's Cream Soda.

You know how to "Save Cash With Cash."
Cash Amburgy from South Lebanon, Ohio

BANG!! You know the "Cross Town Shootout" is not a wild west gun
fight, but the most important college basketball game during the
season, between XU and UC.

You take a leisurely summer drive through a suburban neighborhood
and you see a cornhole game on every block.

You know the Daniel Carter Beard bridge is called the Big Mac Bridge .

You know it is not Easter without Papas Cream Eggs..

Instead of saying "what?" you say "please?"

You add an 's' to the end of grocery store names, such as Kroger(s)
and Meijers.)
How many remember that the
Newport Kroger Store on Monmouth St was called
PAY-N-TAKE-IT.

You drive on roads that change names at the county line, such as
Loveland-Madeira, Fields-Ertel, Hamilton-Mason and Cincinnati-Dayton.

You can buy beer by driving through a drive thru pole barn, or at
the "PonyKeg."

Remember Poopy's on 9th in Newport ?

How many went to Guys 'N Dolls after the prom on Pike 27?

You believe that LaRosa's is fine Italian dining, and have a Buddy
Card.

You recognize Anthony Munoz as a former NFL player not a furniture
salesman.

You remind people that Pompillos was in the movie Rainman.

You understand the traffic reports which ignore road names and use
locations such as:
"Cut in the hill"
The Lockland Split
Five Mile
Wards Corner
Kenwood "Cut in the Hill"
The "S" curve
The Norwood Lateral

Your local convenient store sounds like a labor union: United Dairy
Farmers.

You believe that Pete Rose should be in the hall of fame.

You miss Marge Schott and Schottzie.

You know that everyone has an "Uncle Al" and Captain Windy.

Your favorite "Coney Island" isn't in New York .
Wildcat, Shooting Star and The Lost River.

You know what brats and metts are.
You know that the only kind of goetta to eat is Gliers!
Wrong! Make it yourself.

You know who Skipper Ryle was.

You are at a Bob Evans Restaurant and don't think it is strange to
see someone put ketchup on their eggs.

You like Nick Clooney better than George Clooney.

You know how Jerry Springer got his start (and that you shouldn't
write a check to a prostitute.)

Shillings on Dixie.

You think a mixed marriage is where an East Sider marries a West
Sider.

You know the difference between Hudy and Who-dey.

You know what "cream ale" is, and you think that all cream soda
should be bright red.

You can visit Lebanon, California, Moscow, Wyoming, and go "Over
the Rhine" all in the same day.

You know what is at "Where Paddock meets Vine at the Big Indian
Sign".
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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Nobody it seems, outside Greater Cincinnati, knows what a "pony keg" is. Fun list.
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:37 AM
 
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Nobody it seems, outside Greater Cincinnati, knows what a "pony keg" is. Fun list.
Please????
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:33 PM
 
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Great list! But "I don't care about making money, I just love to sell carpet" was not Harry's, it was Buddy's!!!
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Bridgetown, Ohio
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Default Good memory

Not only did we know which church festival was the best, but you could go through the entire summer, going to a different festival - great homemade food!

Speaking of Ruth Lyons, remember those Christmas songs she wrote? I think my mom actually bought a record with them on it.

My memories also include Jerry Thomas with Granny and Usually Wong. The show was preceded in the morning by Stan Matlock with the Magazine of the Air (MOA).
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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St. Ritas has (had?) one of the best summer festivals. They also had one of the better haunted houses for Halloween.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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Default Wkrc?

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My memories also include Jerry Thomas with Granny and Usually Wong. The show was preceded in the morning by Stan Matlock with the Magazine of the Air (MOA).
My mother was a Jerry Thomas fan. Wasn't that WKRC (a.m.,
of course)? Even we kids used to pay attention to Stan Matlock.

Anyone remember the "Will with a Way" show?
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Ky
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WOW !! That really takes me back. Those were the good ole' days. People weren't worried about being politically correct !! Hyden
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:36 AM
 
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I was at the Gerald Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, MI on Sunday. In one of the galleries, there was a picture of the presidential motorcade driving between ... Pogues and Mabley & Carew's downtown. That brought back memories.
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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St. Ritas has (had?) one of the best summer festivals. They also had one of the better haunted houses for Halloween.
Yes, they still have them! Many things in Cincinnati are still the same, but then a lot has changed, too. I can tell I'm getting older because I find myself missing the simpler, sweeter, safer times.
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