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6 years ago
SWEDE
Did you ever hang around the lounges/discos in the 70's like Bullwinkles, Jokos, Wooden Nickle,Copa, Babbys, Fields show lounge, Paragon Restraunt or Greccos
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6 years ago
SWEDE
Rich, Actually my cousin and buddy both lived in Burbank on McVickers and back then it was a Oak Lawn mailing address until we got our own post office.
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6 years ago
SWEDE
I'm sure we may have crossed paths somewhere in life. I'm just a youngster of 70 yrs. Ha! Ha! My cousin and a buddy of mine lived in Oak Lawn they were about the same age as me. My brother and I lived in Burbank at one time 1968 - 78.
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6 years ago
SWEDE
There was another on 63rd East of Pulaski. I bought a Cameo ring there in the early 60'S
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6 years ago
SWEDE
Growing up we went to Comiskey Park to watch wrestling and Soldiers Field to watch stock car racing.
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6 years ago
SWEDE
Back in the 50's & 60's we went to every Auto Show, Rodeo, Dog Show and whatever. Stockyard Inn had the best steaks. My grandmother worked in the yards for Armour. Just about every friday when I was a kid we went to Drovers Bank and then went to the slaughter house. Went to St Michaels school. I remember the cattle trucks rolling in thru the city especially the smell.
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6 years ago
SWEDE
Rich Sustich, I'm sure you remember my brother Roger Swidron, Steve Duza and Terry. They all worked at the Colony during the 60's. My neighbor Bill Brogan and his son were the Maint. Enginers. You guys had the best popcorn and huge custard cones. Those were the good times. I remember Meyers Food store down the block and who can't forget Gerties.I
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6 years ago
SWEDE
Hey Guys, It's a small world. I'm the guy from Oakley Playground and my wife is from 70th and Laflin. She went to St. Brendan, Atgeld, Ogden Park and she knew some of the Loafers.
Forum: General Discussion
6 years ago
SWEDE
We use to go to that White Castle and the one on 71st and Western ave. Buy a bag after spending the night at the drive in or Brighton show. We use to buy our suits at Robert Hall. I remember the Archer Big Store.
Forum: General Discussion
6 years ago
SWEDE
Rich, When you worked at Rex did you ever eat at Little Eddies Hot Dog Stand. Great dogs! How about Genos Pizza next to Dove Candies. Good pizza, one of the best along with Little Joe's on 63rd Street and Vito Nicks on Pulaski
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6 years ago
SWEDE
Eric, Your right it was St Martini. I thought about after I left the note. Also, the church on 49th and Hoyne was a Russian Ortodox church and not a Greek Orthodox. A neighbor of ours was Russian and that was his church.
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6 years ago
SWEDE
Anyone remember Queens with the cork balls and Marazanos Palace bowl?
Forum: General Discussion
6 years ago
SWEDE
What was the church on 51st right before Ashland? Wasn't that a Orthdox church. It had two cross bars on the cross. Ther was a Greek Orthdox church probably on Hoyne and 49th.
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6 years ago
SWEDE
Hi Eric, The 25 - 30 guys I mentioned were us guys from Oakley Playground in the two square blocks of our neighborhood. I'm sure the Rebels had alot more and then there were junior Rebels. Like Rich said who knows how many.
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6 years ago
SWEDE
We went to the Planet and the Swank. I can hear Plantation Boogie playing right now. Ha! Ha! We also went to St Basil when we were younger and a bunch of us from St Michaels would go to St Joe & St Ann on Friday nights.
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6 years ago
SWEDE
I,m glad that I found this site. It brings back good and some bad memories, however, they were the good old times.
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6 years ago
SWEDE
We use to jump trains at 50ih and Oakley and get off at 47th street to get Chili at Gus's it saved us alot of time. When Binky told us about his brother losing his arm when the box car door slamed shut during a car switch it spooked us for awhile. Rich, did you say you got married in 1957? You must be 7 or 9 yrs older than me. I'm 70. My brother would have been 73. My older brother Roger and I
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6 years ago
SWEDE
Rich, You said that you lived on Wollcot across from Cornell. Did you know Binky and Francewa ( had a partial arm ) lived on Wollcot across from the park and Dave Malek who lived on 49th across from the park.
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6 years ago
SWEDE
Luddite, The names Joe and Louise now bring back old memories. We were Slovak on my dads side and Polish on my moms. My dad passed away at 57, due to a heart attack, in 1970 and my mom passed at 85 due to cancer in 2001. The kids in the neighborhood waited all year for the church carnivals and the free fair, our hang out for the summers.
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6 years ago
SWEDE
Mogee, You asked if anyone knew Peewee. Under the forum Rebels I stated I knew Peewee when we were growing up at Oakley Playground, however, I gave you the background on Stubbie and not Peewee. Stubbie was another one of our friends growing up. Peewee, like Stubbie was a good ball player, hung around with my older brother Roger. Peewee lived on the corner across from the playground. His mom,
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6 years ago
SWEDE
Hey Chevyliddle. Larado were great lanes I bowled there from the late 60's to the early 80's Thursday night industrial league. They had great hot dogs.
Forum: General Discussion
6 years ago
SWEDE
Hey Rich, I'm sure that we met before at Rex. We moved from 50th and Oakley in 1956 and moved to 55th and Komensky/Pulaski across from Loredes High School for girls until 1983. Do you remember the camera shop on 58th Pulaski. My cousin Wally worked there.
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6 years ago
SWEDE
This is a small world. I grew up at 2237 West 50th place and we moved in 1956. I can't remember the names of our neighbor at 2233, howver, they were a nice Polish couple and I always addressed them as Mr or Mrs. If they were your Great Uncle and Aunt they were very nice. They had a nice vegitable and flower garden. I always picked their flower and brought them home to my mom. When your little
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6 years ago
SWEDE
My brother worked at Lawn lanes in the 60's. Do you remember Rog, Steve and Roman?
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6 years ago
SWEDE
I wasn't sure if the message went through the first time. Sorry for the repeat.
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6 years ago
SWEDE
Hey guys. Any of the Back of the Yarders have time to read a post I put on the Question & Answer forum under the Rebels? I went to St Michaels. My brother worked at the Colony. We took our TV sets to Rex TV service. Our Ja Ja gave us an old 1876 French sword that we played with during the 50's. I delivered the Back of the Yard Journal. I remember the smell from the cattle trucks. I can't beli
Forum: General Discussion
6 years ago
SWEDE
Anyone of you Back of the Yarders have the time to read a message I wrote about living at 50th place and Oakley during the 50's. I went to St. Michaels. I wrote it under the Forum: Rebels. Like to hear from you. My brother worked at the Colony, we took our TV's to Rex TV repair. My mother went to Hamlin back in the 20's. It's funny that our Ja Ja gave us an old 1876 French sword that we playe
Forum: General Discussion
6 years ago
SWEDE
That fieldhouse was small, however, we sure packed it everyday after school. During the winter we all kept the ice nice and clean and no one would skate until it was ready. Winter time was project time, building race cars, model planes or any type of wood craft. We had ping pong tournaments amomg ourselves and then against other playgrounds. We had one instructor in the 50's we called her Teach
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6 years ago
SWEDE
509. Rebels
I can answer some of your questions concerning the Rebels and the story of Rogers tavern. I grew up on 50th Place on Oakley. We were a very close and tight neighborhood and not many outsiders came to our playground. Our neighborhood was only a 2 block square. We had railroad tracks on the East side. Railroad tracks and the pumping station on the North side. Western Blvd on the West side and Clau
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