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Old 04-05-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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Are you sure it wasn't 1976? Because that is when the big Windsor Park store opened.
I'm positive it wasn't 1976. The Terrell Plaza store remained open long after the Windsor store opened.

I remember buying a new suit at the JC Penney outlet store that was on Walzem at Crosscreek in the storefront next to Builder's Square. They had to send the suit to the Terrell Plaza store to have the slacks hemmed, because they didn't do alterations at the outlet store. That was 1985. I remember it well because I've only purchased a few suits in my lifetime, and my motivation for buying that one was because I was participating in an upcoming wedding ceremony for a family member.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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What a couple of cuties! And the driver sure is tall and lanky....
she could have been a model with those gams!
Thanks Mud. Any relation?
Cat, That's my aunt and her cousin (on the back).

She's about twelve in that picture.

She musta been a handful (for my grandparents, and, the boyfriends).


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Yes MUD Pardon me but is the Highlander better or worse than the Eagle?

Dwang,
in my opinion, the Eagle is the more desirable of the two....
more of a hotrod.

The HighLander, more of a grocery getter, or paperboy's machine.

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Can you tell me if you know how to tell them apart?

If you look on this page,
picture three and five are CushMan HighLanders..
*most* of the rest are CushMan Eagles...........
except for the two Eagles with Harley motors installed... CushHogs.
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............. Cushman Pictures Page Four ................
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I guess you should be insulted but it doesn't hurt to ask.

Did you ever work for Manpower and

go to Tacna Arizona in the late seventies?

It's gonna take a lot more than that to insult me..

Answer is no to both questions.


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It's hodge-podge time so away we go ...



Canyon Dam took a while to fill due to several dry years for the upper Guadalupe River,
lots of deep canyons and a large surface area.
I once had a copy of the archaeology report and it was full of pre-historic indian sites
but also a number of historic villages, farms, cemeteries, etc. from Anglo pioneer days.

Bud,
it musta really been something up and down the Guadalupe and the Medina Rivers way back when.
I was born a 100 years too late.


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Rattlesnake bites can kill as our family learned in the 1930s when an aunt was bitten
on her way into the chicken coop on Edwards family farm near Pipe Creek.
I still have the newspaper clippings telling of the incident
then a day later telling it again and adding that the woman died
of the bite by a large rattler on her foot.
Must have been before anti-venom was developed.

I've always heard that even an infant Rattler
no bigger than a pencil can kill.
Horrible loss to the family to lose your Aunt that way... RIP.


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Many thanx are due to Gregg Eckhardt for the Medina Dam archival fotos from his fabulous Edwards Aquifer website.
Check it out but beware it can really pull you in as it
goes on and on and on but it's a great way to spend a rainy afternoon
since it's full info, old postcards, maps, science, history, stories, etc.

no doubt about it, that is a great archive.


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Wow, what a beautiful Sportster and in classic black too.


All we ever had was a 1958 Cushman Eagle that my brother and I
ran the hell out of for a couple years
until he broke its back trying to be Evil Kneivel!

Just for the record, the picture I posted is an 06 HD Dyna SuperGlide...
everything a SportSter wants to be when it grows up.

And yeah, you cain't beat the HD Vivid Black paintWork.


Sure do hate to hear about those broken backs.
Pretty sure your brother probably recalls it even more often than you do.


Since you mention hodge-podge time.....
I'll change the subject to eating and music........

In the sixties, we would often have a RedTop at Luthers on Locust,
then head up the *high*way to Austin and the Vulcan Gas Company most every weekend...

Lotta really good music at the Vulcan....
Moby Grape
Canned Heat
the ConQueroo
Shiva's Head Band
the Fugs
Johnny Winter sitting in with Muddy Waters
Steve Miller Band
etc etc


this is one of the mail outs I would receive every week from the Vulcan.
folded for mailing (six cents), and opened each week with great anticipation.
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If you look close near the bottom left, Jim Franklin's signature.
he was the house artist. I think he lived upstairs........
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In the 70s, we would usually eat somewhere like Reno Sweeny's on Main, downtown.
Anyone else remember Reno's??

The menu was on the table along with a water glass full of pencils.
You circled your selection and handed the paper to the waitress.
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http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/7522/040509renosweenya.jpg (broken link)
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Then we would head up the *high*way to Austin and Willie's Place.... the Austin Opry House.

Here's one of the Programs that I have saved from a really special show.
Bonnie and Muddy.. it can't get much better than these two trading lix...

the four page fold open program........
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:04 AM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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I love these old Menues--Does anyone remember when Little Hipp's sold Goose Liver Sandwhiches??
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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Super post Mud! OMG....that flyer from Vulcan is priceless~
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Austin, Tx.
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Bud to Mud, man you have really hit a nerve now! I somehow survived dozens of Luther's Big Red-Tops, grease burgers, chili and Irish stew which was the bottom layer of the B R-T. He also had really good pies too and the coconut cream was fine. An enduring memory will always be walking into that tiny joint, looking past the counter and seeing Luther's back as he was bent over the sink doing dishes. He would literally look under his arm toward the door and speak those immortal words. "Hey, what's it gonna be boys?" The he'd turn toward the counter as we sat, then pour the remains of the last customer's water glass onto the counter and wipe it down before taking our order. Cheap, tasty and filling was what Luther's Cafe was all about for me while at SAC 1964/'65. The dinky little building is still there or was last year when I passed and someone told me there was another Luther's out there somewhere but bigger and better.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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I love these old Menues--

Does anyone remember when Little Hipp's sold Goose Liver Sandwhiches??
Dwang, the menus are great, the prices were even better....

I made a lot of Braunschweiger sandwiches for myself through the years,
but don't remember ever having one at Hipp's.

I made mine with lettuce, a little mayonnaise, and a bit of salt.



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Super post Mud! OMG....that flyer from Vulcan is priceless~

I might have some more from the Vulcan Cat.
They came every week.
I found several from the Opry House, but no more from the Vulcan, yet.


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Bud to Mud, man you have really hit a nerve now!
I somehow survived dozens of Luther's Big Red-Tops, grease burgers, chili
and Irish stew which was the bottom layer of the B R-T.
He also had really good pies too and the coconut cream was fine.
An enduring memory will always be walking into that tiny joint,
looking past the counter and seeing Luther's back as he was bent over the sink doing dishes.
He would literally look under his arm toward the door and speak those immortal words.
"Hey, what's it gonna be boys?"
The he'd turn toward the counter as we sat, then pour the remains of the last customer's water glass
onto the counter and wipe it down before taking our order.
Cheap, tasty and filling was what Luther's Cafe was all about for me while at SAC 1964/'65.
The dinky little building is still there or was last year when I passed
and someone told me there was another Luther's out there somewhere
but bigger and better.

Yeah Bud, Luther's was a big plus in a little place.
Everything was good there.
I had forgotten about the pie.

A friend of mine bought the place when the old man retired.
Stayed there for a few years then moved a few blocks south on Main.
Across the street from the Wet and Wild.
Then about 15 years ago, there was a hostile takeover,
and he lost the place. Haven't been in there since.

So, if you were at San Pedro High in 64 65, you probably remember
the Ize Box was a couple blocks north.

And if you ventured over to Blanco Rd,
Joe's Hamburgers........ wadda you birds want???
the old lady is gone, her daughter still opens on most days.
I ate lunch over there a few weeks ago.
I think the damage was about three and a quarter.
I ordered one of everything on the menu....
a hamburger, a bag of chips, and a soda.

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Old 04-07-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Austin, Tx.
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I do recall the Ize Box but am also thinking of a really cool place about mid block on Myrtle just across from San Pedro Park. The name slips my mind but it was a classic lounge sort of place that in mid afternoon was a real refuge for any slackers in need of a brew plus some peace and quiet. It was dark, low key and sleepy at that time of day so you could get lost temporarily in the booths. But mention of Hips is another blast from the past with its resident rattlesnake in the aquarium above the bar, aluminum foil wall paper and eternal Christmas tree lights decor. Just remember to sit with your back to the front door until late afternoon or risk temporary blindness from the often opening portal 'cause it was dark in Hips all the time and all the better to appreciate the bubble lights. Big juicy burgers and plate full of fries for carbo-overload and a nap in Algebra II.
So you're saying that the current Luther's bears no connection to the original hole in the wall behind the shops on Main?
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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I do recall the Ize Box

but am also thinking of a really cool place about mid block on Myrtle
just across from San Pedro Park.
The name slips my mind but it was a classic lounge sort of place

Bud the IzeBox on Main was quite a difference from the 09 location on Broadway.
You probably remember that one as well.

I don't remember the lounge you speak of on Myrtle,
so I looked in the CsCC for 1965..
Would it be Dougie's Cafe??



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So you're saying that the current Luther's bears no connection
to the original hole in the wall behind the shops on Main?


No, I didn't say that.
I haven't been there at all for the last 15 years or so....
since the hostile takeover.

mud
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:38 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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G' Evening Mud....
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:41 PM
 
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Mud...refresh my memory....where was the Vulcan Gas Co? Off Austin Hwy where Cowboys is now?
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