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Old 03-03-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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TR - we lived in Glen Oaks, in the older section when that fighter crashed but moved to the newer part closer to Wurzbach while I was in HS. I was at John Marshall HS from 1962-1966. In the seventies and eighties I was back in the area again, rented a duplex near Poss & Evers for awhile, then bought a home in Twin Creek off of Grissom before Ingram Mall was built.

Was your hardware store THE hardware store in LV? I can't remember the name but IT had everything - if you looked long enough. Loved just browsing through that place, bought a lot, too, I might add, for the house in Twin Creek.
Yeah, that was ours - "Mandry General Hardware & Supply". Right across Bandera from Poss Road, next to "Paula's Cafe". Never forget - 6 burgers for a buck. We lived on Sawyer Road - folks bought a place in Bandera and I went in the Navy. Got back, lived behind Texas Star Inn for a while, then bought a place over on the west side. Sold it a few years later, and spent the next 20 years in Timberhill, Silver Creek and Braun Station homes. Then over to the NE side of San Antonio, and finally to New Braunfels back in '04.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Got back, lived behind Texas Star Inn for a while
I remember Texas Star Inn waaay back ... way before it became "Grady's BBQ"......... getting old.... but it's a good thing.

The old store in Hunt, TX is still the old store in Hunt, though. Gotta travel to get to the good stuff.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:58 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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I lived back behind the Texas Star Inn in the late eighties. Just before it became Grady's. I liked it better as Grady's because I would always get a six pack on my way home from work and an order of ribs was great with the beer. Paper routes---When I was going to San Pedro High (SAC) I got a job throwing the Northside Recorder. I had a VW bug and I took all the seats out. I would get the papers and take them home. 2700 of them! I got a penny a paper to throw them--27 dollars a week. We got a little more money for putting them in the plastic bags. I remember watching the Sonny and Cher Show and rolling up newspapers. Family members helped. The bug would be full by about two or three in the morning--full to the very tip top. We did the Jefferson Village area. My younger brother would toss out one side and I would do the other. I paid him ten bucks. I knew guy's who would do the "Southside Recorder" as well as the "Northside Recorder" and could make over a hundred dollars a week--not bad for 1973!
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:46 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Ah, the old Northside Recorder...I was a stringer for 'em in the late 70's, covered Leon Valley. Managed to tick the mayor off a time or two....<SEG>
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Ma.
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[quote=BudB;13136492][quote=Boss Rider;13131948]
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Man if I had a nickle for every tamale I ate at the Neighborhood ..."

I'm wondering if Reuben's are still the same.

As for your paper routes, can we assume that you were not doing seven of them on bikes?
Several people mentioned when I was there last month that Ruben's were somehow different now. Living a couple of thousand miles from the nearest tamale factory, I experimented with on-line places and have found the Texas Tamale Warehouse in Ft. Worth to be pretty good.

The Texas Tamale Warehouse - Homemade Tamales ~ Mexican Tamales ~ Texas Tamales!

The paper routes (The Light) were thrown out the back of a huge '54 Pontiac station wagon which his mother owned. The routes amounted to almost 400 papers and we pretty well filled it up. She'd get the papers and roll them during the day when Ron and I were in school, and we'd throw them after school. I didn't get paid, just helping out a friend, but it was kinda fun, we met a lot of nice people, and we had some interesting 'adventures' on the side as well.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: In the sticks of Colorado County
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What a fun place. What became of it?
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Yeah, that was ours - "Mandry General Hardware & Supply".

Timberhill was the central street in Twin Creek subdivision off of Grissom and where I bought my first home. Did/do we have a Timberhill subdivision too?
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......, and spent the next 20 years in Timberhill, Silver Creek and Braun Station homes. Then over to the NE side of San Antonio, and finally to New Braunfels back in '04.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:05 AM
 
Location: NOVA
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I had a dream I was living back in SA. I was grinning from ear to ear, then I thought I need to find job and awoke remembering why I got out of there.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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[quote=BudB;13136492][quote=Boss Rider;13131948]
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Man if I had a nickle for every tamale I ate at the Neighborhood ..."

Thanks Boss and those were damn good tamales at less than a buck a dozen if memory serves. Can;t recall the brand but for mass produced tamales they were ok. Not Reuben's tamales for sure but I'm wondering if Reuben's are still the same. Last couple times back around Christmas, they seemed different somehow but maybe it's just me.
As for your paper routes, can we assume that you were not doing seven of them on bikes?
Lone Star Ice and Food Stores sold Patio tamales for 25 cents for 1/2 dozen when I was a kid in the late 50s and early 60s. That was a good lunch for me! They kept them hot in roaster ovens.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:48 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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What a fun place. What became of it?



Timberhill was the central street in Twin Creek subdivision off of Grissom and where I bought my first home. Did/do we have a Timberhill subdivision too?

Dad sold it when I went in the Navy. The Allen's bought it, but not the property, and relocated several times afterwards. A place like that, you don't want to move around too much, and they finally shut down. It was a shame - lots of memories in that store, and lots of learning for a young kid like I was!!

I said Timberhill - I MEANT to say "Timber Ridge" - sorry!!!!
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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Would anyone by any chance have a scan of an old St. Michael Catholic school patch? Back in the 1960's when St. Michael's Church & School was still on South street, the boys wore khaki uniforms with a black tie. The school patch was worn on the shoulder. It was a round embroidered yellow & gold patch, in the middle was the Alamo.

I am also searching for pictures of the school, church or any activities. I attended St. Michael's 1960 thru 1965. In 1965, the facilities were closed & torn down in preparation for Hemisfair 68'. Where St. Michael's was once was now stands the Tower of the Americas. Thanks so much.

Last edited by Nix54; 03-05-2010 at 10:54 AM.. Reason: Corrections In Spelling
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