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Old 02-08-2017, 09:01 AM
 
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Oh I remember the sour sticks too! And the cases of pop delivered to our terraza once a week.
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:41 PM
 
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Default Royal Oaks '76-'79

Was at Royal Oaks for almost four years during middle school 6th through 8th grade before moving to Ft. Worth TX Carswell AFB. Loved Royal Oaks. The pool! Riding bikes up and down the neighborhood. Driving past the Real Madrid stadium on the way into Madrid. Played little league on the base and basketball in the gym there at RO. First broken bone - my ankle, happened there during a game. So many memories. Can't recall any of the teacher's names. But do remember the freedom to run around and just be a kid. Wish I had some pictures of the pool there. That was such a fun time. Especially the Summers.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:11 PM
 
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dealman64 ..there are 2 Royal Oaks groups on Facebook. Plenty of pics of the school, theater, and school. Good luck
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:15 PM
 
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Default At Torrejon Junior High at the same time

I remember Leonard King. I was in Spain for half of 6th grade and all of 7th from 1967-68. I lived on the high road at the bus stop near the field that led down to the swimming pool. I lived upstairs from Lynne and Ralph Schmehl (sp?). It was a short tour, but one of my fondest memories as an air force brat.



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My dad was stationed at Torrejon from May 1966 through June 1969 and we lived in 27C at Royal Oaks. Went to Royal Oaks Elementary for 6th grade - Had Mr. Swain as a teacher and Mr. Hanson for math. Torrejon for 7th grade and 8th grades. I had Ms. Honas - math 7th. In 8th Mr. Cardinalli - math and Mr. Mitchell for science. I had a good friend named Leonard King. I remember Tony Turner, Jay Hipp, Evelyn Hipp, Sheila Scalisi, Abby Gulik, PePe and Poopsi Zerda, Toni, Terri and Russell Broomfield, Eric and Melissa Duval, Sydney Ballback (and brothers), Pee Wee Metzer, Kristine Zelent, Mark and Claudia Thomas, the Hansens (all very tall !), etc. I worked on Saturdays putting movie schedules on a couple of hundred doors in Royal Oaks and had free admission to the movies - That was great because all that we had for television was a couple of Spanish government channels in B&W. My sister Janet had Mrs. Love for the 4th grade. My dad was in the 613th TFS squadron. Really a great three years.. I remember all of the things mentioned in Goldeneyes eariler post. Also there was a pie man that sold pies out of the back of a van. The Spanish vendors with their donkeys used to come through the neighborhood. They had wares for sale and one guy sharpened scissors. Then there were the guys that delivered soft drinks by the case and would leave them on the porch. We went to church at Emanuel Baptist Church in Madrid. Good times! Wheeler Newman
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:36 PM
 
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I was there at the same time; for half of 6th grade and all of 7th from 1967-68. I loved Teen Town and the dances at the pool at Royal Oaks in the summer. I lived upstairs from Lynne and Ralph Schmehl. In fact, Lynne was my best friend. I knew Leonard King, Brian Klein, Connie Mouney (sp?), Michelle Bouvart, Bill Oauna (sp?), Donna Lorenze, and so many more whose names are stored too deeply buried in my memory. Brian Klein was one of my boyfriends in 7th grade and I had a big crush on an 8th grader named David LaRose. I spent almost every waking hour at the swimming pool and riding horses in the summer (a gentle blind horse). I bought bags and bags of peepas and chupa chups at the Frutaria. I had so much fun. One of the high school summer rock band members use to call me "Kink" because I parted my hair in the middle like the Kinks...lol! Those were great times!
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:45 PM
 
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Hi, Leonard! I remember you. We lived in the same area and rode the same bus. In fact, we were friends for a short time. I lived over Lynne and Ralph Schmehl in front of the bus stop at the top of the hiil from the swimming pool for the school bus (bus 39?). Those were fun times!
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:50 PM
 
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Hey, Ken Doss! Our parents were friends! In fact, my Mom is still exchanging Christmas cards with your Mother. Your brother, Morris, and I were in Junior High there together.
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:37 AM
 
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Default Memories

My dad was stationed at Torrejon from 1964-1970. We lived in Canijellas near Barajas. I went to elementary school at Roaks and at the base. I would ride my bike back to Royal Oaks to be with my friends after school let out and we were bused home. Of course this was unbeknownst to my parents. I still consider Spain to be home. I miss the adventure, the freedom and the food very much. Visited in 1999 and it had already changed radically but my home was still there. But now, based on Google Earth, I barely recognize the place. Having a strong pull to return - maybe retirement. Wow that's a foreign word.
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Old 05-02-2017, 03:15 PM
 
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Smile Lived in Madrid 63 - 66.

Hello: Just did a cursory read of many of the posts here and wow does it bring back the memories. My dad was the Civilian Personnel Officer at Torrejon Air Base from 1963 - 1966. My brother graduated high school at the Madrid High School on base in 1966. Right at the height of the Vietnam War so he ended up going into ROTC to better his chances if he had to go (which, luckily, he did not). I was in elementary school at the Generalisimo school for one year in Madrid and then got bussed to Royal Oaks school for 5th and 6th grades. We lived in the "new" (LOL) part of Madrid on Generalisimo Ave. I remember walking to the military theater from our apartment to see movies (you know, when they cost $0.50!!). In third grade I had Mrs. Wilkie as my teacher (she was related to Wendell Wilkie). And 4th grade was Mr. Walden, 5th grade was Mrs. Connors. My brother just took a trip back to Madrid with his wife and sent us some pics of our old apartment building - still there! Amazing how much we all remember after all this time. Does anyone remember the old Balboa Hotel in Madrid where the bus picked up to go the base? It shut down when we were still living there.
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:39 AM
 
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I lived in royal oaks lived near the ritchies, leah, Todd and kevin. I remember chasing 3 brothers home from the nus. My mom cleaned the movie theater. Lisa Yabes was my best friend.who remembers pinky's bar
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