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5 years ago
SWEDE
Does anyone know if Sir Ref's Steak House & Lounge is still open. It was across the street from Lourdes High School on 55th & Komensky Northeast corner. I worked there all through high school & got 20% off on all food after hours on date night. Free food while you worked.
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5 years ago
SWEDE
Mom use to bring home bags of coco chips that she bought to spread in our garden. It smelled delicious and it kept the weeds from growing.
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5 years ago
SWEDE
Every year St Michaels put on a school play, costumes and all. Of course everyone just about had to join. I wonder if schools do that now.
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5 years ago
SWEDE
I loved the Texaco gas station commercials in the 50's. Every service staion attendant had a particular function to do; clean your windshield, check your wipers, check your oil, tires and I loved the song. Can anyone sing it?
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5 years ago
SWEDE
Name a can label and I'll let you know if we made it.
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5 years ago
SWEDE
Roll over roll over let Jancie come over. One of the games that the girls would like to play. Boys did join in........
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5 years ago
SWEDE
Mikbaisle, That place was great! In the 60's I don't recall the name being Jackies, however, I remember they would take your order, never write it down, call out your food to the cooks and have it ready as you move down the line. I thought it was owned by a Greek family. We lived on 55th & Komensky. My folks loved the food especially after Dipsy Doodle closed on 56 & Pulaski. Do you re
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5 years ago
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Not sure what candy company was on 25th & Princeton, however, my mother worked at World's Finest Chocolate on 48th & Lawndale after my dad died in 1970. She worked there for almost 15 years and the owner asked her why she is retiring and he said that he still works and he was in his upper 80's. My Mom answered and said it's time and well I start work at 6:30 am and work to 3 or 4pm and you
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5 years ago
SWEDE
I can't remember the funeral home, however, it was close to St Joesph Church on the southside and during the wake several of us went to this Polish tavern across the street and and the juke box was playing a Beatles record in Polish. Weird!!! I'm Polish and Slovak.
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5 years ago
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Hey Rich, Your talking about a building called the stroll and I remember doing the dance called the Stroll. Very popular back in the late 50's early 60's. My wife and I still love to dance, especially the JItter Bug. We belong to the Moose Club it's like a playground for seniors, dancing every week. We belong to the American Legion and sometimes they will hold a dance for special occasions.
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5 years ago
SWEDE
Another good southside shopping district was 63rd Street from Pulaski to Halsted. Halsted had everything, shows, food, clothes, sports stores, etc. I wonder how it looks now.
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5 years ago
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Western Ave on the Southside had many used and new car dealerships. Sometimes the gas stations had lisense and a lot to sell cars.
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5 years ago
SWEDE
I remember the Army building across from the park. We use to go swimming and fishing at the park in the 50's 60's.
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5 years ago
SWEDE
BTT
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5 years ago
SWEDE
I'll always remember Fort Dearborn and the fresh smell of wood burning. UGH It was always fun unless you had latrine duty and pouring in the lye.
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5 years ago
SWEDE
To this day if I meet someone from Chicago I still say I'm just a poor guy from the Back of the Yards and Go White Sox. LOL
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5 years ago
SWEDE
Lets add hot dog joints to this post.
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5 years ago
SWEDE
Back to the top
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5 years ago
SWEDE
Back to the top.
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5 years ago
SWEDE
It's funny that not all the stuff in dime stores were 10 cents, however, in todays Dollar Stores everything is a dollar except for greeting cards they are 2 for a dollar. Interesting..........
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5 years ago
SWEDE
Our old phone number was Hemlock 4-2268 and it was a party line back in the 50's. Our next number was Ludlow 5- 8690. It's amazing that I remember our first two phone numbers and not the next 10+ numbers in my life. LOL
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5 years ago
SWEDE
Just think the Yards made Chicago famous.
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5 years ago
SWEDE
go to Question & Answers for more Boy Scout posts,
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5 years ago
SWEDE
Hey Guys, Back to my saga of cars. After getting married and my wife owned a 73 Pinto and not loaded at all, it did have 4 wheels LOL, however, my wife thought my 78 T Bird was too big for her to drive and it was only 2drs she thought a 4 dr would be more practical so we traded the T Bird and bought a 4dr Chevy Impala, however, we did keep the Pinto and I drove it to work. WOOOOOW. I'll keep you
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5 years ago
SWEDE
I think every other block in Chicago had a funeral home and just as many taverns. LOL
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5 years ago
SWEDE
All you Do Wops out there must remember Brylcream ( A little dab will do ya)or Vo 5. It kept our wops in place. LOL
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5 years ago
SWEDE
We were 5 stories high and you could see downtown from our Englewood Plant.
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5 years ago
SWEDE
5 years ago
SWEDE
Any of the O'Neil clan from St Rita High School Chicago Southside?
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5 years ago
SWEDE
My grandmother worked for Armour as a pork trimmer. It was always cold in the packing houses.
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