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7 years ago
mikbasile
When I went to Gage PARk High School, there was a tough bunch of kids ,who came up 55th, st. from east of Wester Ave. I remember that they hung out at Cornll Park. We just moved to 58th, and Rockwell, from 67th,and Hermitage, St. Marys. of Mt.Carmel.
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7 years ago
mikbasile
Hi all, Im Still with you guys... Richard Stachowski,Swede, and the rest of you guys,are the real tough guys of our city. Thanks for fighting for this site,we ll keep it on top
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7 years ago
mikbasile
does anybody remember the first factory recall,sent out for a vehicle? I have worked for Chrysler, Plymouth< Dodge' I remember the 1978 dodge Volaries being recalled,because the front fenders were rusting out. Recalls seamed to be rare, maybe only one to any car line.?.? Times have changed, Man I miss my old 65 Chevy Impalas
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7 years ago
mikbasile
got cha,,,wont open them.
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7 years ago
mikbasile
One Hundred Twenty Two years of unbroken tradition. I was raised on the southside of Chicago, for several year we lived on Marquette Rd. St Marys of Mt. Carmel parish.My moms family was from the north side,so we would take the bus to Melrose Park ,we would meet our aunts and uncles at the Feast. It was like a family picnic. This was in the 60ies , 70ies. We have taken our mom back, for the last 3
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7 years ago
mikbasile
we played 16" softball ,for gym class, St Marys of Mt Carmel, 67th. Hermitage. If I remember,boys only,the girls had their own activities. We never realized that it was a Chicago sport. One night we were playing softball,in the alley between Hermitage and Palania. My brother pulled one foul,over a garage,"Clang" busted window! We started to run for cover,but then realized we had wri
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7 years ago
mikbasile
Do you remember when the band Styx played at Lourdes high school ? We thought we would be able to sneak in,a side door, but it was blocked by a piano,with a Nun siting on it .We never got in,proubley spent the night cruising around Marquette Park.
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7 years ago
mikbasile
I was a student at Washburn, back in 1977. I took the auto mechanics class, for a full year of training,the class only cost one hundred and twenty five dollars. Washburn was part of the Chicago school system so the students had to live in city limits, I can still remember most of the students, from my group. We were from all parts of the city, but we all worked and learned together.
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7 years ago
mikbasile
I lived on Marquette Rd. St. Marys of Mt. Carmel, hung around the church parking lot,on Wood street.The Loafers would play fast pitch baseball,against the chuch wall.{Do you remember the black boxes spray painted on the walls in playgrounds and open parking lots?} We were in grade school,and the Loafers seemed like grown men.Thay would send us to the little store across the street from the rectory
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8 years ago
mikbasile
Troop 661, St. Marys Of Mt. Carmel. basement.Troop meetings every Wed. night. Scout leader Don Miscotto..Great memories. We had a snowy camp out at Kawinis,back in 1968,went on a hike with the troop. My brother was tall, he jiggeled a snowy branch and the snow fell on the lead guys on the hike. Mr. Miscotto came back,(full of snow) and put some snow down my brothers back. It must have been ruff k
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8 years ago
mikbasile
Great Job, Those old churches held many memories. We would identify where you lived by what parish you lived in. We lived in St Marys of Mt Carmels parish, 67th. and Hermitage. They would have a parish carnival, for the Feast Of Our Lady OF Mt. Carmel. We could see St.Brendans Church from the top of the ferris wheel, It was the next parish to the east.
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8 years ago
mikbasile
I was just a kid,12 vears old , living on the southside of Chicago. Yeah , at that time ,I guess I was a Cubs fan. Channel 9, Ray Raynor highlights in the morning. Lead Off Man ,at 1 o clock, after The Bozo Show. The Sox were on channel 44,and the reception was pretty fuzzy. I remember watching Ernie hitting his 500th. home run,our teacher rolled in a television set into the classroom. Ernie Bank
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8 years ago
mikbasile
Yes ,He road down California Ave. along Marquette Park to 71st. street, on his way to Quigley South, I recall he said mass at Quigley.
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8 years ago
mikbasile
My brother and I had a Chicago Today Paper route, when we were kids. I still have many memories of those days.Our route was from 67th.st. to 69yh.st. and Marshfield and Paulina. We had about 52 people on our route. We had to ride our bikes to a green garage ,on 69th.st between Western ave. and California ave.to pick up our papers. The garage must of been the areas office. A man name Harry was in c
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8 years ago
mikbasile
Me and my brother had a Chicago Today paper route back in 1969, our route was Marshfield and Paulina, 67th, to 69th St. Weekday paper 10 cents, sunday paper 25.cents, collecting money on Tusday night priceless.
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8 years ago
mikbasile
62nd S. Western, we would ride our bikes there. Stopped at the jack in the box for a taco on the way home from Gage Park swimming pool, Boys swim tues, thurs, and sat.About 3.30 in the afternoon,just before rush hour,drop our bikes out front and sit down in side.
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8 years ago
mikbasile
With all due respect to all mention already, and being raised in the sixties and seventies, this topic can only bring to my mind ,one of the most loyal chicagoans of this time...Ray Rayner from ch. 9 If you were a kid back then , Ray had it all covered. Ray Rayner show before school, with baseball highlights school closings in bad weather, Oliver O Oliver on the Bozo show at noon.And after sc
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8 years ago
mikbasile
There was a Bulko gas station on 79th and Elizabeth,when we lived there in 1967,there still was a small prairie to the east then a dime store .We lived in the corner house behind Bulkos Gas station.We could see St Sabinas church from our backyard. During the blizzard in 1067 we could not get oil for our furnace even though we had the alley along the north side of our house. The snow was too deep f
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8 years ago
mikbasile
Hudson 3 2700,,,,,,,, do any of you folks remember that one?
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8 years ago
mikbasile
Yes ,we lived on Marquette rd. Or 67 th. st,, just east of the church. There was a drug store on the north east corner.I remember my dad would walk there,(,cross Ashland),when one of us kids were sick. Was there a gas station on the south west corner?
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8 years ago
mikbasile
Yup! Thats it, cant forget the front of that building, rode our bikes passed it many times,on our way to Gage Park swimming pool.!
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8 years ago
mikbasile
Come join us for an Italian Fest in Mokena. I remember going to this fest 5o years ago and it was great. I have been going over the years to Chicago Ridge where it moved, and now we have it in Will County.July 23rd 2014. I was sent this from my sister,she found it in a Tinley Park newspaper. hope to see some old friends there.
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8 years ago
mikbasile
I know the building, Claremont track behind, Sears Roebuck to the north. Peacock carwash across the street. American Can Co. was a big white building on the east side of the street.
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8 years ago
mikbasile
Trost hobby shop, that was the best shop in Westlawn, Marquette Park area. Dont forget the human heart model they sold...always came in handy for those science projects,
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8 years ago
mikbasile
Abe Lincoln is still on 69th. and Wolcott.(Wolcott Street was originally named Lincoln Street, but its name was changed in 1939 to avoid confusion with Lincoln Avenue.)
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8 years ago
mikbasile
when I was a kid . 1969 we lived at 67th, and Hermitage the 69th. St. loafers were the big guys of the neighborhood.They would play fast pitch baseball ,in St. Marys of Mt. Carmels parking lot. Do you remember the batters boxes painted on the brick wall of the church ? They would send us to the little store across from the rectory,usually for a 16 oz. bottle of pop, and let us keep the change.
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8 years ago
mikbasile
I went to Currie High School, From 1973 to 1976 ,It opened in 1973,I transferred from Gage Park H.S. I remember that a lot of kids worked at Driftwood and The Red Barrel, after school,as bus boys or waitresses. I met a guy, back then, who worked at Midtown Ignition behind Mt. Pindos Restaurent ,through the schools work program. He was a older student, who had dropped out,but re enrolled. We beca
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8 years ago
mikbasile
Thats interesting, I didn" t know that Chevrolet used those shows to showcase there new cars. As a kid from the sixties, that Bonanza theme song ,only ment that the weekend was over. Better do that homework! I remember that on Bewitched they only drove chevys.
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8 years ago
mikbasile
Don"t forget Naples Bakery,95 st. Evergreen Park,And don"t forget there cannolis. Great Italian bakery from 69 th.
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8 years ago
mikbasile
What year did Emil Denemark Cadillac close? I remember the showroom being vary small ,but I remember seeing a giant Cadillac rotating on a turntable .You could see it from the 47th. street side.
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