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Old 08-01-2020, 02:28 PM
 
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I thought of you guys and this website this morning when my sister, who's sorting pictures these days (as are many during this pandemic, I'm sure texted me one of her and I in 1978 - one of the times (maybe the ONLY time!) I was at the Wildcat House! We're bra-less, wearing bodysuits, sporting permed but long hair, and I've got a pair of flare-legged Dittos (jeans with the saddle stitching on the seat-remember those, girls? they made your butt look good!) I'm sure we thought we looked hot

She reminds me that she had just turned 19 and was old enough to drink (I don't remember that since I left AZ around 1970 and was just home visiting) which would make me 28 at the time.

Drinks are on the house: I've texted her about the Playhouse Lounge and Jeremy's and will let you know what she remembers when she gets back to me BTW, what school did you go to?
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Old 08-01-2020, 02:32 PM
 
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Sorry - Hi, there azmemories!! How are you doing during this crazy time? all good, I hope?
Do I recall correctly that you are back east ? Refresh me

We are so ready for it all be get back to normal? But it's a worry - who would have thought it would go on this long?!
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Old 08-04-2020, 10:47 AM
 
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I thought of you guys and this website this morning when my sister, who's sorting pictures these days (as are many during this pandemic, I'm sure texted me one of her and I in 1978 - one of the times (maybe the ONLY time!) I was at the Wildcat House! We're bra-less, wearing bodysuits, sporting permed but long hair, and I've got a pair of flare-legged Dittos (jeans with the saddle stitching on the seat-remember those, girls? they made your butt look good!) I'm sure we thought we looked hot

She reminds me that she had just turned 19 and was old enough to drink (I don't remember that since I left AZ around 1970 and was just home visiting) which would make me 28 at the time.

Drinks are on the house: I've texted her about the Playhouse Lounge and Jeremy's and will let you know what she remembers when she gets back to me BTW, what school did you go to?
Uh-oh, there goes Musicfreeq turning our nice family friendly conversation about Tucson in the old days into something about provocative clothing (tisk tisk)

Don’t post those bra-less photos and risk having our whole discussion thread closed!

Seriously though, pictures are nice to sift through, especially as a memento when speaking about days gone by. 1978 was the year that the U of A and ASU joined the PAC-10 (it was formerly known as the PAC-8). How’s that for useless trivia?


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Sorry - Hi, there azmemories!! How are you doing during this crazy time? all good, I hope?
Do I recall correctly that you are back east ? Refresh me

We are so ready for it all be get back to normal? But it's a worry - who would have thought it would go on this long?!
Thanks for thinking of me. I do live on the east coast, not far from the place my family traveled from to vacation in Tucson all those years ago, which led to us eventually relocate there. I am doing my best to cope with the pandemic. The most demoralizing part of this ordeal is that there is no longer a definitive end date. The big news today is the tropical storm affecting the area.

I was prompted to do a virtual tour down Stone courtesy of Google Street View. Not much has changed really. It appears that there are more used car lot dealers than from what I remember, two Circle K’s are no longer in existence. The building that was the Wildcat House is still there, just called something else.
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Old 09-28-2020, 04:04 PM
 
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So many great memories!....Does anyone remember the name of the 5 and dime store, that was in Londontown Shopping Center at Pima and Craycroft, SW corner? It was next to ACE Hardware, back in the early to mid 70's.
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Old 09-29-2020, 04:33 AM
 
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So many great memories!....Does anyone remember the name of the 5 and dime store, that was in Londontown Shopping Center at Pima and Craycroft, SW corner? It was next to ACE Hardware, back in the early to mid 70's.
If it's the one I remember, it was Ben Franklin. It was still there in the early 90s when I lived in Tucson at Fort Lowell and Columbus.
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Old 10-20-2020, 06:23 PM
 
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Hi, Guys, we may have talked about this before, but does anyone remember having "The Breadman?" Much like "The Milkman," the Breadman delivered fresh bread (white of course!) back in the late '50's into the '60's? I can remember my cousin and I sitting outside a couple afternoons a week to watch for him and having some change to purchase each of our families a loaf. And sometimes, the moms would spring for an extra indulgence: the cinnamon bread! I want to say the white bread was something like 15 cents a loaf in 1958-59; maybe the cinnamon bread was 20 or 25 cents? Anyone remember this?
Then, of course, we had The Milkman: he came regularly, we must have had "an account," because he would leave several bottles of regular (whole) milk and even a bottle of the (oh-so-gross!) goat's milk my allergic brother needed to drink.



Boy, am I dating myself or what?!
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Old Today, 09:08 AM
 
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Morning, guys! Every once in awhile, I check in here, and am disappointed that hardly anyone has posted in the past year or longer. You'd think people would have so much time on their hands, they'd be visiting more often?

Wondering how everyone is doing and hoping all is well with the regulars that used to post often - my old ”classmates” and ”neighbors!”

We're fine here in SoCal and about to re-open and hopefully, start to get back to normal. It's sure been weird over the past 15+ months, hasn't it?

I came across a bit of memorabilia the other day from when I lived in an apt. on ”Holaway” back in the late 60's and wondering just where that is? Too many years ago for me to remember but I don't think it was in the Amphi district which is where we lived
from 1958 - 1968. Maybe someone sstill in Tucson can clue me in
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