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Old 05-17-2008, 06:02 PM
 
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going to see a double feature at the Ritz Theater for 25 cents

being sent to the corner tavern to get my grandma a pail of draft beer

the fun at the Airway Drive-IN and the Four Screen-Holiday, Airway, Olympic, and Saint Ann Movie Drive Ins.

Grade School picnics after finals right before summer at the Chain-of-Rocks park

Popping tar bubbles on really hot Missouri afternoons

double feature at the Ritz Theater for 25 cents

"Phil" the Gorilla at the St.Louis Zoo

paper boy with the cart with no tires

Velvet Freeze Ice Cream

Ted Drews Custard

phone number of EVergreen 5-4795

Stan the Man-Lou Brock-etc.

Johnny Rabbit and Bruno J. Grunion-Chicken Man

Hill Brothers' shoes .. You could get 2 pairs of shoes for $5.00

smell of Switzers Licorice along the river front

Sitting in the audience of “Corky the Clown"

sledding at Art Hill

Watching cars race on Hall Street

Parkmoor restaurant on Kingshighway and Cote Brilliante across from Sherman Park

Ike and Tina Turner @ the Southwinds. (Kingshighway & Chippewa)

Taking the streetcar with my mother to Wellston
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:00 AM
 
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Can't forget the Parkmoor!
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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we used to come up in a '69 SS Chevelle, metalflake blue, souped to the max, with KSHE95 bumper stickers cut out with just the lettering and Sweetmeat on the back windows, and then I got a '79 pale yellow TR7 ragtop with the laurel wreath TR7 logo on the hood, we dropped a smallblock Buick 308 in it. w We were ALWAYS looking for someone to race, after doing the exact same things as y'all! Who knows, we might have raced! What were you cruising in?
My gang was all MOPAR. I drove a blue '68 Plymouth 440 GTX with a six pack, another had a '69 Charger. One Duster with a bored out 383. And two 383 Challengers.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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You guys crack me up! My friends had civics and probes and celicas... very different generation LOL!
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:33 PM
 
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I lived in STL until I was 18 and went away to college...
-Ted Drewes
-Cardinals games
-The Hill (Cunetto's, yum)
-Beatle Bob!! I went to a ton of concerts and he was always there...
-Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey circus
-The "old" Science Center (I still have a cool wand I bought there when I was little)
-The flood of '93 - specifically, running around in the creeks when the water was raging and seeing the Arch steps covered in water
-Boat rides on the Admiral w/ my grandma
-The Zoo (mostly on field trips)
-Haunted houses (I loved Silo X)
-That water slide up on the hill at 44 & 141
-The Anheuser Busch Brewery (dad worked there) and the smell of the beer (which is why I can't drink beer now, I know, I know)
-Running around in the woods and creating forts, swinging on vines (grew up in Wildwood)
-Six Flags - getting soaked on the water rides
-Thinking everyone in West County was a total snob
-Lafayette High School, where everyone was a total snob
-Ice hockey (I miss that)
-Downtown at X-mas time (the trees on every building)
-Getting lots of speeding tickets
-Oh so much more......
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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My favorite haunted house was the one in the Old Lemp building or the one at the baby carriage factory... it's scary and creepy ya know?
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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You guys crack me up! My friends had civics and probes and celicas... very different generation LOL!
LOL!!!!! We were a bunch of moterheads, the muscle car thing was still very much alive back then..... when I think of all the gas we used........
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I was one of those that left for Great Lakes from Union Station in March 1970. It was my first train ride. Got to North Chicago at about 2 am.

Last edited by Lemayer in Exile; 05-23-2008 at 10:02 AM..
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Thanks for the links!!!
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Ballwin, MO
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going to see a double feature at the Ritz Theater for 25 cents

being sent to the corner tavern to get my grandma a pail of draft beer

the fun at the Airway Drive-IN and the Four Screen-Holiday, Airway, Olympic, and Saint Ann Movie Drive Ins.

Grade School picnics after finals right before summer at the Chain-of-Rocks park

Popping tar bubbles on really hot Missouri afternoons

double feature at the Ritz Theater for 25 cents

"Phil" the Gorilla at the St.Louis Zoo

paper boy with the cart with no tires

Velvet Freeze Ice Cream

Ted Drews Custard

phone number of EVergreen 5-4795

Stan the Man-Lou Brock-etc.

Johnny Rabbit and Bruno J. Grunion-Chicken Man

Hill Brothers' shoes .. You could get 2 pairs of shoes for $5.00

smell of Switzers Licorice along the river front

Sitting in the audience of “Corky the Clown"

sledding at Art Hill

Watching cars race on Hall Street

Parkmoor restaurant on Kingshighway and Cote Brilliante across from Sherman Park

Ike and Tina Turner @ the Southwinds. (Kingshighway & Chippewa)

Taking the streetcar with my mother to Wellston
I love it, sounds almost like we were the same person, with a few exceptions. I never heard of the Ritz, I took the Delmar/McKnight bus to the Varsity or Tivoli. Didn't have a grandmother in Wellston, but did take the streetcar from the loop to downtown once, after that we took the bus.

Remember Bruno's Batcave? I used to dial KXOK's phone number, all but the last number, and then the last number when Johnny would say to call to win. I won so many albums. There was a 'one a week' limit, but I used all my relatives names. Johnny would go, "is that you Rick".

Velvet Freeze & butterscotch ripple...hmmm.

I went to the Parkmoor at Big Bend and Clayton every Sunday. Best hot dogs & onion rings. Sat in booths with juke boxes at the table. I almost forgot about that Parkmoor at Kingshighway and Cote Brilliant. Tucked back off the road, great memory.

Used to go to all those drive-ins, we lived just a mile or two from the Holiday. My dad was a drive-in nut.

Our phone number was Wydown 3-5866 and business was a Jefferson prefix.

What fun this thread is.
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