Show all posts by user


Questions and Answers (Q&A) Forgotten Chicago Forum
Explore Forgotten Chicago
Have a question about a specific element in Chicago's history? Ask Away! 

Current Page: 1 of 1
Results 1 - 7 of 7
7 years ago
423reed
Lady Be Good, Aren't you Bill Tracy's sister? I ask you because his sister had a beautiful Pinto mare just like you've described, and she taught some classes. I'm Jim Reed and I was married to Susan Frey who owned and boarded Angel at New Parkway in the mid sixties. I used to ride a livery horse named Sparky whenever I could. I loved the stable. Susie and I were married for 44 years, until she
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
9 years ago
423reed
Hi Tim, When I was a kid (12-13) my folks moved to Wolfram Street near Sheffield. Me and my friends would walk up to Wrigley Field. In those days they were all daytime games and the Andy Frain Ushers kept security under control. Well most weekday games had practically nobody in the park. So in about the second inning the ushers would let us in for free. We could sit in box seats, bleachers, beh
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
9 years ago
423reed
The store everyome has been writing abouwas Leis and Sons.My first job was working there cleaning up after school on weekdays. I remember it paid hardly anything and the owners, who were elderly, were never happy with the quality of my work and they were very crabby. The store sold records in the old fashioned way with individual sampling booths! Across the street a little south was a Marine Corp.
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
9 years ago
423reed
Aprilfool New Fashion Stable was owned at one time by a nice fellow named Eddie (his last name escapes me). Eddie was also a Farrier and he used to shoe the horses at Parkway. Eddie trained another Farrier named A.J. (I don't remember A.J.'s last name either, sorry). Later, Eddie opened and operated another stable located near Cumberland and Lawrence avenues called Westown Stables. We moved Sus
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
10 years ago
423reed
There also was a Niesner's 5 and 10 store on North Avenue just east of Larrabee Street on the north side of the street. There was a bowling alley upstairs. I had my first date with a girl there. I bought her Cokes at the soda fountain. Other dime store chains from years ago were Ben Franklin, W.T Grant, and Newberry's. S.S. Kresges later became K-Mart! I guess today Wal-Mart has become the ulti
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
10 years ago
423reed
As a child I lived one half block north of the Ideal Theater on Ogden Avenue. My best friend Louie I went to the show every Saturday and some Sundays. We went to Ideal alot. I rember getting in and buying a box of popcorn for $ .25! I have digital photos of many Chicago area theaters. But I've never found a photo of the Ideal or the Plaza on North Avenue. Good luck in your search. Jim Reed
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
10 years ago
423reed
I rode at New Parkway stable back in the early-mid-late sixties. It was owned by Chuck and Crista Thompson and Peggy Drummond taught jumping lessons. I met my future wife, Susan Ellen Frey there. She owned a Morgan mare named Angel. We were married 44 years until two years ago when Susie passed away. Chuck passed away years ago, but his daughter now owns and operates their other stable in Palos Hi
Forum: Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Current Page: 1 of 1

Home | Columns | Articles | Features | Links | Forum | Mission Statement | Staff | Media & Press | Maps | FAQ | Contact