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Old 06-30-2009, 10:55 AM
 
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Dark of the Moon-

The Music Memory Contest I was referring to was when we would learn classical music. 1st-3rd would learn easy ones like William Tell Overature, 4-6, would learn others but they also had to know 1-3s music and on up to 8th grade who had no learn all the pieces. As I remember they called it a contest but we would be quizzed on the music at our school level. I think the teacher would play a bit of the song and we had to recognize it from that. Children who did well went on and then there was a city wide contest where we would listen to the songs played by the Indianapolis Symphon over the radio. The most exciting year was after Clowes Hall was built, and the winners got to go there to have the contest live with the Indianapolis Symphony.
That's what I'm talking about, too. My grandmother would teach me some made-up lyrics to sing along with the music to help me remember. I still sing "Sleeeeeee-ping Beauuuuuuuuty Wa-a-a-ltz by Tchaiko-ovsky" when I hear that music .....
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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Dark of the Moon -

Now I get it! What a great idea.

Marilyn
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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Paramount Music Palace (restaurant with a huge pipe organ!) OMG We loved that place. I loved how he would come out ( organ would open from the floor) playing Phantom from the opera. The windows would flash like lightening. Or the little misc. birds or trumpets. That was something I wanted to share with my children. LOL maybe we should get together and start that place back up LOL.
Same with Al Greens, they had THE best potato fries ever! I don't ever remember watching the drive in, but has been truly missed.

Market Square Arena.. where I got to see my first concert, John Cougar Mellencamp.
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:25 PM
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Location: Indianapolis area
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I worked at the old Preston's market at 38th and Post Rd in the 70s.
I loved Rosslyn's bakery - the chocolate chip cookies!
The drive-in place on Shadeland - I cannot remember the name. It was between 30th and 38th streets I think.
Dick's Diner on 38th Street.
When John Marshall HS (my alma mater) was a High School! (Now a junior high)
The little league field at 38th and Post Road (remember playing a game there when we heard MLK was shot)
The Christmas Gift & Hobby Show at the fairgrounds - a magical place for a young kid. I remember the pine incense sticks - what a great smell in the wintertime.
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Old 07-12-2009, 02:03 AM
 
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Shopper's Fair in Irvington Plaza (back in the '60s)
Ayr-Way on E. Washington St. where Olive Garden is now (later it was a Target store which has since moved to Washington Square)
Zayres in Linwood Square Shopping Center (now a Kroger store)
Lindner's Ice Cream stores (a relative of mine was robbed while working at the one that used to be across from Our Lady of Lourdes on Washington St.--it's a doctor's office now)
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:22 PM
 
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I remember skating at Melody Skateland on West Washington Street but it burned down several years ago. It was right next to the Krogers down by Lynhurst.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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This is bringing back memorys.

Lindners ice cream store make me think of ice cream shop that was on 38th and Meridian. I remember going there in late 1960's when they served the hot fudge for ice cream in little glass pitcher.

There was also a drug store right on corner of 38th and Meridian that had a place to eat that had some sort of danish at breakfast that was cooked on grill.

All the cafeteria - like MCL.

King Cole, Italian Village, places that had dinner with a play. I think it was on Talbot.

Marilyn
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:45 PM
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Riverside Park around W 28th or 30th street - rollercoaster - I think they held the Soapbox Derby there
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:47 AM
 
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Such memories! I remember going to a Soapbox Derby race at Riverside once about 1969. Speaking of 1969, I got to be on the Harlow Hickenlooper Show with my Brownie troop from IPS #77, I believe the TV station was WFBM, which might be what is now RTV6. The only time I've ever set foot inside a TV station.

I remember they had the Music Memory contest at #77, too. I think I participated a couple of years. I loved my time at #77. The hill on the east side of the school (on Pleasant Run Pkwy.) was a very popular sledding hill in the winter.

My hubby and I had one of our first dates at Paramount Music Palace--the food was kind of bad, except for the ice cream. Remember when Ken Double, a former Channel 6 sportscaster, used to be one of the main organists.

Speaking of dates, we would often see movies at the General Cinemas at Washington Square and Eastgate Malls. Sad that now, one is dying, the other has been dead awhile. And Loews Cinema at Cherry Tree, another one of our hangouts, was completely bulldozed just a few years ago. It's so weird--I remember when Washington Square was under construction and all the buzz about the new mall. Sad that someone was shot out in front of Burlington Coat Factory last year. Sad that stuff like that keeps happening, and the area keeps struggling.

Laughner's Cafeteria, which really hasn't been gone all that long, was one of our favorites. My hubby's favorite place to get mac & cheese. Really sad what happened with one of the owners (child molestation charge, if I remember right). But I don't know if that's what led to the restaurants' demise.

Anybody remember Nehi (sp?) soda pop stores? I remember going with my dad to deposit empty bottles and getting a new case of them, usually orange, but I think they had all kinds of flavors. I think the store we went to was somewhere on Pendleton Pike.

Oh, to be young again....naaah, maybe not!
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:51 PM
 
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I remember they had the Music Memory contest at #77, too. I think I participated a couple of years. I loved my time at #77. The hill on the east side of the school (on Pleasant Run Pkwy.) was a very popular sledding hill in the winter.
When were you at #77? I attended PS 77 for 5th grade (1966) and the beginning of 6th grade (1967) .....

And yes, I also remember the MCL Cafeteria. My grandparents took me there every Sunday after church. (I'm still a member of the "clean plate club" ..... )

During one trip to the Zoo, I saw Janie (of "Popeye & Janie" fame), who was doing a live broadcast, but I was too shy to go meet her.

Here's a stretch -- I remember visiting a small amusement park a couple times, but have no idea where it was or what it was called. This would have been circa 1965. Does anyone know the place?
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