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7 years ago
bob427
i remember sitting inside when i heard a horn blow. we ran outside and their was a truck with one side open. he had all kinds of beans in different bins like bonza beans,ect. anyone remember this.
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7 years ago
bob427
that could be the same place only they raised the price to .50 cent..
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7 years ago
bob427
Back in the 60s we would take the Grand ave bus to the end of the line by Lake Michigan.There was a water bracker that ran out maybe the lenght of a football field? For .50 cents a guy in a rowboat would take you about fifty feet to the pier. When we were done he would pick us up. You can't find that place bcause itjavascript:editor_tools_handle_italic()s Navey Pier
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7 years ago
bob427
on the 2400s w. north ave. south side of north ave. the pizza place was calle Meloneats..anyone remembers.
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7 years ago
bob427
ya thats the spot.i found out the city is going to make a bike path their
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7 years ago
bob427
i gave you the wrong east & west street..it should be blomidale st.& Talman
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7 years ago
bob427
The street ran east to west on Cortland00 from California to Western in the 1700 north block. North side of the Tracks.
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7 years ago
bob427
on cortland along the old train route wich was over head so you could drive under it none as a vidock.THE BRICKS on the stree were about 10 inch . by 6 inch. If i had to guess it was about 10 lbs and it had a shiney red finish. For some reason my back yard was thoes block insted of dirt. A total of 85 bricks.I duged them out and i put them in the crawl space. With the rest i build a wall in the a
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7 years ago
bob427
i remember in the 60s before our picknik my dad would take us on Western ave in a old factory areal. He would pull up to a dock. Nobody was there but a coin machine that took 75 cents/ When my dad put the money in , then you herd a bang and out of the shoot cam a solid block of ice about 3x2...any one remember this? Forum
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7 years ago
bob427
i remember in the 60s before our picknik my dad would take us on Western ave in a old factory areal. He would pull up to a dock. Nobody was there but a coin machine that took 75 cents/ When my dad put the money in , then you herd a bang and out of the shoot cam a solid block of ice about 3x2...any one remember this? Forum
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7 years ago
bob427
i remember in the 60s before our picknik my dad would take us on Western ave in a old factory areal. He would pull up to a dock. Nobody was there but a coin machine that took 75 cents/ When my dad put the money in , then you herd a bang and out of the shoot cam a solid block of ice about 3x2...any one remember this?
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7 years ago
bob427
back in the late 50s eary] 60s i went to grammer school named Moose..it was around Californiand Wabansia. When i tell my friendsi went to Moose school, they dont believe me.. Anyone hurd of this school?
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7 years ago
bob427
i grew up around talman and wabansia in the 60s. once every week or two this guy from Duncan would have a contest. He would show us a easy trick to do. The 1st one was easy,.useley it was walk the dog. THEy GOT HARDER as it went on,If you miss you were out. The winner got a new yoyo. The others got a pkg. of strings..
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7 years ago
bob427
I used to down one in 5 second. i love Kayo in the bottle..
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7 years ago
bob427
) anyone remember 2300W nORTH ave. ave..south side on North ave. it was called Melomets.
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7 years ago
bob427
The kids dream. i lived in back of a candyy store. It was called Okries at the corner of Talman and Wabansia. It was strange looking back now. At the end of the same block was Zayers store. half a block to the west was a nother store namd Vicks.Then half block East was another store dont remember the name.So within one block theire was 4 stores.I could stand and see all the stores..
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7 years ago
bob427
do you remember at Armitage and cicero ? on the n.w. corner was a big company(carpet) on the outside you coould walk up to a water fall that goes all the way down. i remember you had to walk up the size of a 6 story building this wass late 50s early 60s. bobby
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7 years ago
bob427
looking for name of a store on milwakee ave south of North ave across from Wiebolts store. It was a smaller store and had a sports dept. You had to walk up some wooden stares to get up theire. The 1st. floor han clothing. robert
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7 years ago
bob427
did you ever bowl their..how did you know it was there..i was on the leauge on saturday at 9am.
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7 years ago
bob427
In the 60s my mother took me to a store on milwaukee ave south of North ave. It was on the west side of the street. It was accrose the street from Goldbatts. It was on the corner. I remember it had a wooden stairs to the sports department. On the first floor was clothing.
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7 years ago
bob427
Does anyone remember in the 60s a bowling alley at North & Rockwell. It was on the north side of North ave. It was on the 2nd. floor above the dime store. It was called North Bowl.I want to say it had 8 lanes and the owners name was Stan. I bowled their on a kids leauge,it cost 3 games for $1.25. bob
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