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7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
Hey Swede, here's a description of my cousins' husband Chuck who worked at Canco. Chuck always had the crewcut, was in the service, and never lost it. He liked it at Canco, lived nearby around 54th and Sawyer, did the Canco night shift for years. Not too tall, maybe Five nine, heart of gold. Lithuanian. Born in 1921. Thanks Swede!
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7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
bring the skates to the Bogan High School fields, they used to flood the fields in the winter, also in the early 50's the old 'temporary' kindergarten/first grade/second grade schools on 83rd street east of Hamlin, had a pretty good skating spot. Someone remember those?
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7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
Still remember the sauce. They have changed it a lot (was at Jack in Irvine, California). ANyone know what the original sauce recipe is?
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7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
Hey Swede Did you know Chuck Paleks? He worked as a machinist at Canco, the night shift. Left in the late 1970's to go to Coors in Colorado. He's my cousins husband, passed away a couple years ago. Thanks!
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7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
Yes, thanks. We were Marquette Park country cousins at 65th and ROckwell and if we took the road home and watched, we could see the smiley face! Thanks for the memories!
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7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
didn't that factory have a water tower with the kool-aid face on it? that is what I can remember, what intersection was it at? Thank you everyone.
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
Went back to the Fine ARts Building on South Michigan a couple weeks ago in April 2015, the manually operated elevators are wrought iron and classy. The operator is professional, and makes you feel like its 1950 or something. THanks for the memories!
Forum: General Discussion
7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
Before they built the expressway, does anyone remember a watering hole beer garden at 732 west cermak (still there, a brown brick building) tavern. I believe my Dad took me there as a kid, he was 'visiting' Anton Cukur, a family friend. Anyone remember?
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7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
the story I heard of the last day of Riverview was that nobody suspected it was the last day. A normal sunny day in September at Riverview, but alas it was the last to be had. you can still see a bit of the original concrete walks if you look real hard while driving by the area which used to be Riverview
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7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
Ben's Hobby Shop (advertised in Popular Mechanics) for trains, airplanes, at 72 West Washington (this would be several blocks south of Lake, and east of Wells)
Forum: General Discussion
7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
the all nation hobby flyer shown above in the post, is shown with an address of 182 north lasalle, which is just south of lake and east of wells. was there yet another shop which featured lionel in that area?
Forum: General Discussion
7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
Didn't Yardbirds (3300 block 63rd street) go by the name of Village Records ? I remember buying (and listening to the 45 rpm first) the song "Village of Love", Anyone recall the store by that name?
Forum: General Discussion
7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
St. Denis on the southwest side was home to over 1,000+ grammar school students from 1955 onward. The class sizes were enormous, there were even double shifts in order to make use of the classrooms from 730am to 130 and 130 to 5 or something close to that. There were Classrooms in the basement, my fourth grade class was in the basement with the Go Go White Sox 1959. Lunchroom was the basement, no
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7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
After doing a dogpile search on "all nation hobby shop" , there was a catalog found at an estate sale and listed 182 North LA SALLE Street as the catalogu store location, this was in the 1960's, this shop relocated to West Madison in the 70's. COuld this be the one you are referring to for the Lionel.
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7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
WHen we went shopping, lunch was always at Carson's basement Tartan Tray cafeteria, with the scottish plaid trays (anyone remember?), also, in the early 1950's Henrici's with the mini cream glass bottles for the coffee, where the Civic Center is. OF course lunch at Berghoff's after the Art Institute, (I hear they are now back open for lunch, will have to try it !)
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7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
Jaycee's was at 79th and southwest highway, we had funeral lunchoeons there for the relatives, Alywards was further south on 78th. Great memories. Greater food.
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7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
TO be at Comiskey and see the White Sox play the Yankees as a kid, with my Dad, that was living! Saw Whitey Ford, Minnie Minoso, and Kurt Wilhelm (spelling?). We lost the game, but we had a great time, always in the left field bleachers. Always enjoyed being there, even to take my two brothers on the bus down there, saving up the big bucks for good seats and lots of popcorn and soda. Good times.
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7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
Was there a beer garden or two near the south west side cemeteries, like near 87th and Kean near the lithuanian national cemetery? and what about adjacent to st. casimirs on pulaski (where Marist High is located)? can anyone refresh on this? Thanks!
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7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
A couple weeks ago I dragged out the block city blocks with one of the grand kids and it was a huge hit, with the green little doors, windows and all the various shapes and sizes of white plastic blocks! Thanks for the memories!
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7 years ago
southwestsiderlaredo
we could smell Vito and Nick's from the house on 83rd place. still could if we were back there. before vito and nick, it was a gigantic prairie, buried a collie in the back of vito and nick's in the early 1950's. thanks for the memories
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