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5 years ago
mikbasile
what ever happened to the Dodge boys in white hats
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5 years ago
mikbasile
this is a oldie and a goodie
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5 years ago
mikbasile
How about the Double Drive in, 71th, and Southwest highway., True story. One night after Marquette Park closed,11 P M , we parked out side the Double drive in, slipped through the back fence, with a few six packs. In a loud voice, we heard "Alright freeze, put your hands up" We froze for a few seconds, then realized ,we had snuck into a Clint Eastwood Movie. There was always somewhere s
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5 years ago
mikbasile
The Colony Theater was our neighborhood movie theater, when I lived on 58th, and Rockwell. Back in 1975, one rainy Saturday night, we drove through Marquette Park, and found it empty,,,usually full of guys and girls, from all the local high schools...well we took a ride to the colony and found it full. of course a few cans of beer were snuck in. Always a good place to go.
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5 years ago
mikbasile
when we were older. we road our bikes from our house on 58th, and rockwell, to oak street beach. We used our old boy scout back packs ,to carry are supplies. Four 16 onz. six packs of old style beer. I dont remember what we did it keep them cold, i think one of our friends was driving down with a ice cooler. Western, to Archer,to State,then over to. Michigan ave. We were prepared for the ide ther
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5 years ago
mikbasile
Jackies on 54th and Pulaski, there still open. There top hamberger is called the Big Baby.
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5 years ago
mikbasile
top
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5 years ago
mikbasile
but ,,, did you like fireworks? what was it ... for a chicago kid and fireworks .
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5 years ago
mikbasile
Jan. 17th. 2016... zero degrees, glad Im not a sunday morning paper boy anymore,,,but we would have got them out in the old days. Right?
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5 years ago
mikbasile
Be Prepared
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5 years ago
mikbasile
Was that beach called Rainbow beach, our Dad and Mom would bring us there on Sundays, C T A bus, down 79th.St. I remember the routy teenagers on the back of the bus on the way home. They seemed cool,we were only kids, but they were highschool guys and girls,This was around 1966, tune in your transistor radio and head to the beach.
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5 years ago
mikbasile
You guys remember 63rd, and Damen, Animal Wonderland. Looked like an old corner gas station, but it was full of stuffed animals. We never went in there , i think they may have sold fireworks in the summer, before the forth. Just the legal city stuff, snakes and sparklers.
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5 years ago
mikbasile
wounder if Murphy Motors is still there, time has caught up to all the locale dealerships.The dealers serviced there own neighborhood,so they knew most of there customers, and kept the business in there neighborhood. I started as a apprentice in 1978, Chrysler dealership, right before their bankruptcy. The owner took over from his father. that dealership is long gone,there grandsons ,and great gra
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5 years ago
mikbasile
Mon Wed. and Fri. Boys swim Ridge Park. indoor pool, Tue. thur. and Sat. Gage Park pool. We would take the bus to ridge. Funny thing I remember,if you forgot your towel and swimming trunks on the bus,you could go down to the bus barn at the end of the line, and reclaim it. Now days we"d write them off and buy new ones.That was our summer entertainment back then.
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5 years ago
mikbasile
Hollingsheads body shop was on 58th and Clarmont about a block behind Mel Wolfs Gage Chrysler Plymouth. We would ride our bikes down Western,to Gage Park pool. Every shop had its own noises and smells.
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5 years ago
mikbasile
What about little Timmy from Long Chevorlet???
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5 years ago
mikbasile
Well a corny joke is better then spam,any day.
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5 years ago
mikbasile
saturday morning our dad would take us to my uncle johns barber shop, for free haircuts. he would give us those cheep pocket comes, that would make music if you flicked you thumb along the teeth.but not to hard... or the teeth would bust off.
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5 years ago
mikbasile
btt
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5 years ago
mikbasile
CURLYS fUNERAL hOME,new location is in Chicago Ridge, on 111th. St. We lived on 79th. and Elizabeth. I believe that Curlys was on 79t.st, next to Dressels bakery. This was back in 1967.We lived in the first house,behind the Bulkos gas station. Does anybody remember this corner? Back to Curlys, I here their doing good, people are dieing to get in.
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5 years ago
mikbasile
yes i remember that shop on 55th. st. they sold pool tables too. We would bum around Ford City Mall, they had several record shops. In 1973 ,recods were still selling,but 8 track tapes were being sold also.
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5 years ago
mikbasile
Anybody like to play table hockey? nothing fancy, just the old game you would play on your kitchen table. Five players and a goilie. This game was popular in the sixties, but I have checked back as far as the forties. The players were controled by metal rods under the deck,movement was limited,but once you polished up your skill you were ready to take on any challenger.
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5 years ago
mikbasile
Thanks Dunning, this the topic that brought me to Forgotten Chicago.
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5 years ago
mikbasile
Just came across a old movie,the Singing Nun. What memories this movie can bing back.It came out in 1966, and the nuns at St Marys of Mt. Carmel loved it. The sound track of the movie became part of our music class. We would listen to a album on a phonograph. We all learned to sing along, some nuns could sing pretty good.
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5 years ago
mikbasile
Anybody remember listening to record albums with your friends,After Christmas. We would listen to whatever albums,we received as christmas gifts. We would hang out in a friends basement,somewhere warm. Sometimes kids with older brothers or sisters had a cooler choice of music.
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5 years ago
mikbasile
Still had roller skating on Sat. mornings , at St. Michaels, in the 70ies. Just down the street of the Mayor Dealy Fun Fair
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5 years ago
mikbasile
Good Stuff, back before spam.
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5 years ago
mikbasile
I pulled this post up from a few years ago, good info, to share. Now I can show the W.W. 2 wooden sign ,my uncle passed down to me. I will have my son download the pic. Happy New Year Chicago
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5 years ago
mikbasile
How about on the frontroom floor ,in front of the only fan, on hot summer nights. Our dad would get the couch, and four of us would fight for a cool spot on the floor. Then our dog would move in, right in front. It was a old box window fan,that my dad put screen over the open side,to make it safe.
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5 years ago
mikbasile
That was in 1973 , we moved on to 58th.t and Rockwell. Gage Park was a nice area back then, Rockwell was a wider street, and it seamed that the front lawns were larger. It took a little time to learn the neighborhood,but it wasnt long before we made friends. We once took one of the tennis court nets from Gage Park,and made a hockey net 6 x 4 . Then brought it back up to the emty tennis court, to p
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