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Old 12-03-2007, 02:39 PM
tcs
 
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There was legend that one existed in the Scenic Loop Grey Forest area north of SA. We drove all over a mountain one night in that area. We thought we were looking for her but really just needed a place to drink. We stopped for a nature break and a horse walked up to the fence close to where we were. You can imagine what our reaction was. That was a great night to remember.

 
Old 12-03-2007, 03:19 PM
 
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It may be more fun to try to remember all the Handy Dan locations, but I opened up my 84-85 San Antonio Kriss-Kross directory and it lists quite a few:

13401 San Pedro
4722 Eisenhauer
2301 SW Military Dr
2503 NW Loop 410
3001 Goliad
1745 SW Loop 410
5830 Bandera

The corporate headquarters are listed at 7909 Fredericksburg Rd and a "distribution center" was at 9600 Ball St.

I remember when Handy Dan would have autograph sessions with the Spurs, the wait was always at least a few hours.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 03:41 PM
 
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The Donkey Lady

I've read discussions in this thread about the donkey lady, but need someone to fill in the details.

I grew up on the southside, and had always heard that the donkey lady lived somewhere near Stinson Field. However, it sounds like you northsiders have a different place identified.

Can someone fill in the blanks for me?

Thanks...
You lived on the Southside and you never went to the Donkey Lady Bridge? The DLB was located on Apple White Rd. Unfortunately it is gone. The one lane bridge has been turned in to a 4 lane road and is very close to the Toyota. That place was scary for sure.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 04:23 PM
 
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You lived on the Southside and you never went to the Donkey Lady Bridge? The DLB was located on Apple White Rd. Unfortunately it is gone. The one lane bridge has been turned in to a 4 lane road and is very close to the Toyota. That place was scary for sure.
I heard that her face was disfigured somehow, thus, the name...but I'm not quite sure of that.

I have been to the railroad tracks near Espada Park where the ghosts push you across the tracks...and that was very scary!!!
 
Old 12-03-2007, 05:14 PM
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Lifted this from Wikipedia.

Handy Dan Home Improvement is a now-defunct home improvement retailer. The retailer is probably best-known today for its April 1978 firing of executives Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank. The day after their firing, Marcus and Blank began a series of actions that led to their founding of The Home Depot.
Now look who's gone and who's a multi-billion dollar company...

Karma will come around and bite you in the butt sometimes...
 
Old 12-03-2007, 08:46 PM
 
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That Home Depot story is awesome. As Johnny Carson used to say, "You know I did not KNOW that!!"
 
Old 12-03-2007, 10:26 PM
 
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That Home Depot story is awesome. As Johnny Carson used to say, "You know I did not KNOW that!!"
I think in the late 80's Handy Dan went down quick.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 06:30 AM
tcs
 
Location: Arlington
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BUt while all of this was happening, Builders Square was getting started. It was headquartered in SA. Short lived company. The company banner is on line. builderssquare.com
 
Old 12-04-2007, 08:48 AM
 
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BUt while all of this was happening, Builders Square was getting started. It was headquartered in SA. Short lived company. The company banner is on line. builderssquare.com
I also thought Builder Square was Handy Dan's replacement, but it had a handful of good years and then it went under.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 09:23 AM
tcs
 
Location: Arlington
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Has the food at Tip Top changed any? Do the fried onions still come to the table as a block?
Something else I miss every Christmas season is Fantasy Land at the old Joskes downtown. That was always a mom and dad event.
Oh and the milk jug luminarios in Windcrest.
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