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Old 05-18-2014, 05:25 PM
 
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Devil's cliff, was my first hiking experience, I think about the poppy field and how pretty it was. Your last post reminded me of Peepe and the candy truck and lets not forget the pie guy who gave us free pies for our birthday. My mom and I often spoke of how the four years there were the best years. I feel sad sometimes when I think that so many people never got to experience the freedom we did there.

Brings back old memories. Remember the candy man, The Pie man in his three wheel truck (I think it was 15 cents for a small pie), Sewer hoping and swapping comics in front of the pool. I was there from 69 to 72. 5th and 6th grade. Still remember our phone number 623.
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:32 PM
 
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I was there at that time 69- 73, 10 -14 years old. You may have known my brother and sister. I too have very fond memories of the days of Spain.

I was there at the same time, same age, same teachers as you. Lived up behind the pool.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:33 PM
 
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Gosh, Yeah....Miss it so much.Best time of my life. I believe it was '69-'73 or '74. Swimming pool was the best hangout ever. The small bar with the candy counter. The combo movie theatre/church. We had the apartment with the unobstructed view of the farmers field and cathedral and Madrid Skyline. Mike an GiGi Hale, Molly Hammerman, anyone????
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:31 PM
 
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We were stationed at Torrejon 70 -72. We lived in Royal Oaks and I went to the middle school on base. Anyone remember: Cathy Tanner, Debbie Gleason, Sarah Stumph, Ricky Dunn, Andre Lynch, Greg Elkins, the two brothers Timothy and Calvin, David Earhart, Joe Torelli?
Cathy Tanner lived across the high road from the Fruteria, I knew Sarah, Ricky, Andre and Greg from Torrejon Middle School, 6th and 7th grade, 70-71
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:41 PM
 
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I lived in Torrejon Spain from 83 to 86. I bought several oil paintings from a couple of artists (Munoz and Arias). Was wondering if anyone knew of these artists or if their paintings were worth anything today.
My parents bought a lot of artwork, from Mr. "Cherrytree", the artist selling artwork and copies of works in the Prado, in Royal Oaks, out of the back of his little Renault, and many other works from venues in downtown Madrid. Even from the retired Col. who had the shop on Alfonso Trese, Col. Miller. When we were being packed up to move back stateside, all of the "artwork" was labeled "pictures". At the time, Franco and the Spanish government did not want ANY artwork, original or reproduction, leaving Spain.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:38 PM
 
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My family and I lived in the Royal Oaks during the spring of '65. I was finishing the fifth grade and was in MS. Greenlee's class. I, too, thought her to be a mighty witch. The worst thing, though, was getting into trouble with the lunchroom overseer for making "farting" sounds under my shirt and armpit. I barely remember the pool where my mom talked to her friends about the latest fad which was the topless bathing suit. My dad was in the Air Force and stationed at an off-site location near Toledo. He and some others would carpool there for the work-week and back again for the weekend. Seems as though we lived up on a hill as I remember walking home from school and being soooo thirsty that my neighbor and I would drain water from other people's water hoses. During the summer of '65 we drove our '60 Chevy from there, through France (which had just kicked the Americans out due to France quitting NATO) to my dad's next assignment which was Wiesbaden, Germany. But while in Spain, we got to see an actual "kill the bull" bull fight. We were also blessed to get invited to our house maid's parents home for a truly authentic Spanish meal. It was truly a unique time to be a kid. Thanks for the memories, Dad.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:47 AM
 
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I lived in 182b, probably not far to 191.we were close to the back gate upon the hill next to the back fence. We were there 70-72. Only had gravel roads up to the house. Lived downstairs.lots of oak trees in side yard where my son would get sticky stuff in his hair that wouldn't come out, except with a certain kind of men's cologne. He brought home a little girl with long blonde hair & blue-Gray eyes, he wanted to keep her. I rushed to find her mom because I thought she'd panic not knowing where her child was. One of the painters selling their wares was Pena. We purchased a few. Thanks for letting me share.
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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jichy &jksa09 -I also knew Ann Eikenberry and her parents Harriet and Joe. We lived in the next building and their yard actually faced ours. We were in 38-A. Do you remember their dog Ollie? Our parents have been lifelong friends. She was a few years older than I was and I got her hand-me-down clothes. My favorite was a Pea Coat that she had outgrown. Are either of you active on the Torrejon and Royal Oaks Facebook pages? There are some great pictures and the sites are very active!
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:00 PM
 
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Default aka kasota

I don't know why my name appeared instead of my alias kasota. I'm just not used to posting to this forum.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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We lived in the Oaks from '74-78. My brothers and I remember that place fondly. Does anyone remember the Rodeo grounds on the base. Thats where we spent most of our lives. I rode, cared for and loved every horse in that stable. Miss it even to this day!
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