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Old 08-14-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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No - but I proudly carried my Q-102 "Q-Card" which entitled me to valuable discounts in merchandise like LPs, haircuts, and the occasional cover charge.

Does anyone remember the Six Flags bumber stickers? I swear when I first went to Six Flags - probably around 1970 - you'd come out to the parking lot at the end of the day to find that every car had a Six Flags bumber sticker stuck on it. I tell people this and they think I'm crazy.
Yep, I remember those. Black with Yellow lettering! I thought it was cool (I was just a kid), but I remember my dad being ticked off that they would just attach a bumper sticker to your car without asking if it was ok.
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:14 PM
 
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How well I remember one of those stickers on our new '66 Chevy Impala (it cost under $4000 at Doran Chevrolet Downtown Dallas). My daddy wasn't too pleased, either. I think we 'made' him keep it because it looked cool to us.

Hey at least some kids had jobs putting those on..
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:24 PM
 
Location: El Campo, TX
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How well I remember one of those stickers on our new '66 Chevy Impala (it cost under $4000 at Doran Chevrolet Downtown Dallas). My daddy wasn't too pleased, either. I think we 'made' him keep it because it looked cool to us.

Hey at least some kids had jobs putting those on..
I remember the stickers they put on at Six Flags. Does anyone remember Cowboy Town? It was somewhere out in the sticks in Arlington.
BLD
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:10 AM
 
Location: El Campo, TX
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I remember the stickers they put on at Six Flags. Does anyone remember Cowboy Town? It was somewhere out in the sticks in Arlington.
BLD
Since we were on the subject...if you ever went to Gilley's in Pasadena, TX, they would always put a bumper sticker on your vehicle.
BLD
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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Yeah, I agree. My parents bought a house over off Denton Dr. and they were sceptical about the Jets flying over our house. That was 1961.
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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I recently moved back to the Dallas area after being gone for 40 years. All these posts bring back so much nostalgia. Since I havent been out Harry Hines I was just wondering if the carhop restaurant with the delicious hamburgers was still there??? I dont recall the name... I do remember The Circle and the Circle theater and the restaurant built like a ship.
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:53 PM
 
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I will just throw some local company names that some may remember.

1. Bill King's Brake-O
2. Jim Dandy Chicken
3. Gibson Department store
4. M.E Moses Five & Dime
5. Western Auto
6. Bonanza Steak House
7. GW Jrs
9. Polar Bear Ice Cream
10. Sanger Harris
11. Titches
12. Gemini Drive In
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:01 PM
 
Location: WESTIEST Plano, East Texas, Upstate NY
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I will just throw some local company names that some may remember.

1. Bill King's Brake-O
2. Jim Dandy Chicken
3. Gibson Department store
4. M.E Moses Five & Dime
5. Western Auto
6. Bonanza Steak House
7. GW Jrs
9. Polar Bear Ice Cream
10. Sanger Harris
11. Titches
12. Gemini Drive In
I think several of these have been discussed, but they are all great.

Gibson's - GREAT toy section, sporting goods

ME Moses - many childhood treasures were bought there; marbles, Hot Wheels, goldfish, Aurora model kits

Bonanza - not a terrible steak at a good price. Was out in the Chino California area in the mid 90's and they still had them. Need to google and see if they're still around.

Polar Bear - still in my opinion the very best ice cream store ever

Gemini, Plano, Apollo - saw many movies, many an empty beer bottle, and many a fight. Kept a couple of pieces of plywood hidden in the bushes at the rear exit of the Plano so we could drive over the spikes and get in for free.

Also had a Hardees that later became a Sandees in Plano. GREAT little hamburger for something like 29 cents. Had a similar place in College Station in the late 80's (don't remember the name). Would stock up on burgers when the check came from home, freeze them and buy beer with the rest of the money.
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:17 PM
 
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I will just throw some local company names that some may remember.

1. Bill King's Brake-O
2. Jim Dandy Chicken
3. Gibson Department store
4. M.E Moses Five & Dime
5. Western Auto
6. Bonanza Steak House
7. GW Jrs
9. Polar Bear Ice Cream
10. Sanger Harris
11. Titches
12. Gemini Drive In
Western Auto
We'll be *two hand claps*
Good to you!

Thanks to whoever posted that I can use 817 when dialing 844-****. I like the forecast and the less annoying ad. Bank of America completely ruined the Dallas area codes.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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Originally Posted by Grainraiser View Post
I will just throw some local company names that some may remember.

1. Bill King's Brake-O
2. Jim Dandy Chicken
3. Gibson Department store
4. M.E Moses Five & Dime
5. Western Auto
6. Bonanza Steak House
7. GW Jrs
9. Polar Bear Ice Cream
10. Sanger Harris
11. Titches
12. Gemini Drive In
1, 5, 6, 10

I think there used to be a Bonanza along I-30 in Garland. I can almost remember the commercials for Brake-O

and I think western auto had a jingle "western auto we're no strangers to these parts"
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