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Old 06-27-2011, 04:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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You know your from San Antonio when you think the north side is Castle Hills
Well it is north of downtown...
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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you know you are in San Antonio when you are sure you know where you are going but somehow never can get there like you thought!
that happens to me alot
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The 7-11 convenience chain got their start in s.a. They were called a U-Tote-Em locally I believe. I can remember these stores as a child, around here...So all are really ice houses, ay ?
There used to be stores called Texas Ice House. I'm assuming they started out as actual ice houses then added sodas and snacks. We used to return long-neck bottles (coke not beer or better yet BIG RED) to get money to buy more cokes and candy at the Ice House off IH10 in Shenandoah. It was a big deal to walk to the ice house alone. When I was 10 someone was abducting kids so we weren't allowed to go alone--that was the year I should have been able to go to the pool alone so I remember it well.

As to Valero it used to be called Shamrock. I teared up when they took the Shamrock signs down and slip up sometimes. My mother's sisters knew the family who started the original SA based Sigmore Shamrock.

So if you want to sound local make sure you pronounce your Mexican food right, say IH10 not I-10, go to the ice house for your beer or "coke" and avoid downtown at all cost unless you are taking an out of town guest down to show it off Just kidding--everyone should visit the Alamo but see the IMAX movie first if you're not native. And see, some natives DO live outside 1604, but then I grew up in the 70's version of the 'burbs so I just had to retreat farther to maintain the lifestyle I was used to
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:21 AM
 
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You know you're from San Antonio if you know what this image is.



And definitely if you know what time of the year
is considered a tradition & who makes the best !
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:04 PM
 
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Oh I remember when Valero was called Shamrock. I also remember the Texas Ice House,plus there used to be a Mr.M's Icehouse too. Course folks who grew up here in the 1950s to the 70's probably remember them. I used to walk there from where we lived on Marquette by St.Mary's University over to Mr.M's and the Winn's.
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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Yeah I also recall going to some festival on West Lingstrum at the motherhouse of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate also known as the Marianist Sisters back in the 1960s too.
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:49 PM
 
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You know you're from San Antonio if you know what this image is.



And definitely if you know what time of the year
is considered a tradition & who makes the best !
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