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Yogi
08-29-04, 05:25 PM
I was reading the Midway thread on the Football boards, and I thought some of you who enjoyed the memories of Youngblood's and Leslie's would enjoy these Baby Boomer memories of Waco, Texas.

The website I got this from is: http://www.creativeplay.com/rhs/oldwaco.html

YOU’RE “OLD WACO” IF:

You can remember either the Raleigh or the Roosevelt Hotel.

You ever went to Williams Drug, Pipkin Drug, Otis Stahl Pharmacy, or
Heights
Pharmacy for a fountain drink or a “burger” at lunch.

You remember watching Harley Berg, Marvel Russell, Dale Milford, Doug
Brown, Dub King or Johnny Watkins on TV.

You ever got a “Possum Grin” on the Uncle Elihu Show or a “Zebo Gram”
from Zebo the Clown.

You can remember the balconies at the Waco and the Orpheum Theaters,
Saturday Kiddy Matinees at the 25th St. or Texas Theater, and how
cold the AC was at the Imperial.

You remember Mrs. Keaton’s Bakery or Robertson’s Ice Cream.

You went to a drive-in movie at The Circle, The Waco or even The Lake
Air.
Extra points if you remember “no one” ever went to The Joy.

You ever played pool at The Businessman’s Club. Extra points if “Rabbit”
racked ‘em for you.

You ever “bowled” on Austin Ave., Franklin Ave. or even at Southgate.

You can remember what was in the basement at Montgomery Wards.

You made “The Drag” and then went to “flip flop” or to the Griddle, or
maybe
even out to Kim’s. Which school, which hangout?

You ever bought a gun or jewelry at one of the “hock shops” on Austin
Ave., a
block off the square.

You ever had breakfast at Bertrand’s or Picadilly Downtown or dinner at
George’s Chef.

You know and can describe where you were when “The Tornado” hit.
For extra points know and describe where your parents were, too.

You’ve ever been to “Walker’s” Auditorium. Or maybe the “Nite Life Club”.


You can remember where “The Brass Rail” used to be.

You can remember the frozen “chopped steak” dinners from “7-11”.
Curb service too.

You’ve ever bought gas @ 13.9 cents a gallon.

You’ve drank artesian water from Progress Laundry.

You rode the Smoky Hollow Railroad in Cameron Park.

You remember driving over the “Suspension Bridge”.

You’ve read both the Waco Times Herald AND the Waco News Tribune.

You remember Spudnuts.

You watched the Waco Pirates in Katy Park.

You listened to 1580 “KBGO, the Big GO in WACO”.

You remember “FlyTAF” and Connally A.F.B.

You’ve been in a car on the streets of town and had water up to the
bottom
of the door.

You can remember and describe the holes on the “old” Lake Waco Golf
Course.

You can remember Buddy Bostick’s “Mustang.”

You’ve eaten bar-b-que from Crip’s at Pott’s Interchange.

You know what “the other chicken place” besides Leslie’s was.

You’ve been to the “Line” at Perry or Joe Rinn’s.

You have a picture taken by the street photographer’s on Austin.

You’ve swam at the Sun or Kiwanis Pool, watched football at Muny
Stadium,and baseball at Dutton Street Park.

You’ve had your boots shined by “Red” at “Johnnie’s” on Austin Ave.

You’ve eaten a Juicy Pig from Triple XXX Drive Inn (either location),
name where. Extra points, which location had the “Circus” Room?

You’ve driven a car you bought at Waco Chevrolet or Ray Thomas Dodge.

You went to Church at First Methodist Church on Fifth Street.

You’ve picnic’d at Proctor Springs.

You’ve caught a train at the Katy Station downtown.

You can remember “Shadowland”, “Casa Blanca”, “Harry B’s” or
“Arnold’s”.

You’ve had coffee at the “Elite” on Austin or Mexican Food from
the “House of Lyons” or bar-b-que cooked by M.C. Meredith.

You knew where to go for a Gold Brick Sundae, a Purple Cow or a
Silver Saddle. Extra points if you know what you got with the Silver
Saddle or the Purple Cow.

You bought groceries from Losavio’s, Highland Gro. & Mkt., or
Scamardo’s.

You’ve been to free movies in the park.

You know where “Death Valley” was.

You’ve shopped Padgitt’s for a gun. Extra points if you ever bought a
saddle
there.

You can remember riding the Interurban.

You know what Mohawk, Plaza and Prescott mean.

You remember your favorite order from the I. V. or Ira’s.

You’ve ever walked across Lake Waco.

You know where Mr. Fred had his pool hall and can tell his claim to fame.

You know where to find the “Field and Stream” Room.


You can name the establishment that preceded the Italian Village.

You can remember what all was on the menu of the “Palace of Sweets”.

You’ve bought a hamburger at Diamond’s or Cupp’s for 25 cents or less.

You remember seeing Roy Rogers and Trigger at the H.O.T. Fair & Rodeo.
Extra points if you still have the autographed picture they gave away.

You remember Santa’s Workshop Christmas Decorations at the entrance to
Cameron Park every year.

You know where the Professional Building was/is. Again, extra points if
you can remember what was in its southeast corner.

You’ve had a hamburger from McDonald’s in Waco before McDonalds came to
Waco.

You’ve ever taken a date to Pepe’s Pizza. Can you name two locations?

You can name at least three independent cafeterias that served Waco back

then and remember what their specialty was.

You ever got the table by the fireplace at Sambo’s.

You shopped at the five and dime on Austin. Name one of them, Department

Stores don’t count.

You wear a watch or ring purchased from Morris, L. Fred, or Armstrong’s
on Austin Ave.

Your home library includes books bought from Von Blon’s Used Book Stoar.

You had your birthday party at Pittman’s.

You ever got a “Golden Egg.” Where from and why?

You had a house financed by Pioneer or First Federal and banked at either
First National, Citizens or National City.

Your new Easter outfit always came from Tarvers.


You’ve had to go to the E.R. on the top floor of Hillcrest.

You attended Waco High School on Columbus, Moore High on So. 3 rd. St.
or
Richfield High School on 42 nd St.. Now, name each Schools
colors, mascot and name of their Annual.

You can remember what was in front of Wood Bros.

You know where to find “Jacob’s Ladder” and the “Lions Mouth”.

You can name the mascots of North, South, East and West Jr. Highs.

You ate Chili at Charlie Lugo’s and Black Bottom Pie at Sam Coates.

You can still hear the steam whistle from Cameron Mills.

You remember riding the escalator upstairs at Sears on 25th to see Santa

in the Toy Dept.

You’ve been to Charity Ball at the H.O.T. Coliseum.

You are a Trojan who Graduated from Waco Tech.

You remember going to The “Milky Way” for a Milky Way or any thing else
for that matter.

You saw Dwight Eisenhower when he visited Waco.

You remember Mrs. Patterson that owned/ran Jack & Jill School.

You took dance lessons from Miss Nanette at Birkhead Gravelle Dance
Studio
or maybe you were a Hoffmanette.

You can identify the “aroma” you smelled every time you watched the
Pirates
play ball.

You remember Bill Foster’s R.H.S. “tirades”.

You can remember seeing Elvis at the Heart of Texas Coliseum.

You rode the amphibious “Duck” on Lake Waco.

You competed in the Soap Box Derby races on Waco Drive.

You know who Nina “B” is.

You’ve eaten one of Mrs. Fickle’s fried pies.

You remember the Crystal, Melrose, Rivoli or Strand Theaters.

You’ve been to the wrasslin’ matches on Clay or even on Waco Dr.

You’ve read and can identify the real life people alluded to in
“Sironia”.

You remember the smell of the cookie factory on Franklin Ave. Can you
name it?

You remember Dr. Hoehn’s collies.

You’ve been beaten in a pool game by “James” Bond.

You fished old Lake Waco after buying bait at Sunbeam Bait House.

You’ve eaten Aubrey Stringer’s Bar-B-Oue.

You remember Julia and Nall Koch.

You remember the smell of the DDT trucks driving down the alley behind
your
house spraying for mosquitoes.

You shopped the Farmer’s Market in East Waco.

You remember the Square.

You’ve watched 4th of July Fireworks at Lake Air Mall.

You’ve ever been to the witch’s house in Cameron Park.

You got woke up in the early 60’s when the “Air Raid Sirens” went off in
the
middle of the night and everyone thought we were being bombed.

You went to school in WISD and didn’t have air conditioning.

Your mink coat has a tag from “Sach’s Austin Avenue” inside it.

You bemoan the loss of Coxes, Monnings, Harliks, Simon’s Mens Shop and
Goldstein’s Downtown.

You remember and can name the:
three Colias Brothers
three Piazza Brothers
four Castillo Brothers
two Trautschold Brothers
four Khoury Brothers and
two Hoffman (Hoffmanettes) Sisters

You’ve been to the submarine races at Windmill Hill.

You’ve shopped at the S & H Green Stamp Store.
Where was it?

You remember “The Green Perch”.

You’ve been across the old ricketty bridge at Eichelberger’s Crossing.

El Oso
08-29-04, 05:32 PM
you were in attendance the last time the Bears beat the Aggies in Waco in football

Yogi
08-29-04, 05:42 PM
For you Gen Xers who grew up in Waco during the 1970s:

You are old Waco if:

1.) Your mother ever bought shoes for you from Paul's Shoe Service.
2.) If you can remember the unicycle clown inside Paul's.
3.) You bought your first bicycle at Moliter's in Fairgate shopping center.
4.) You bought Star Wars figurines at Moliter's on the Lake Air Mall.
5.) You bought candy from the huge candy counter on the second story of Sear's on 18th and Waco Drive.
6.) You ate ice cream at Polar Bear Ashburn's.
7.) You got a booth at Mr. Gatti's after catching a movie at Diamond Point shopping center.
8.) You bought Royal Maid ice cream from the H-E-B in Southgate or at the shopping center across from Lake Air Mall.
9.) You bought Sugar Babies from the cashier's counter at The Italian Village after a great dinner.
10.) If your old Boy Scout uniforms smell like Cox's.
11.) If your old toys smell like Gibson's.
12.) You remember getting Baylor autograph's at Your Father's Mustache on the Richland Fashion Mall.
13.) You got both the chicken and the fish at Fin and Feather.
14.) You ate under the lighthouse at Ward's Liquor when it was a seafood restaurant. (don't remember the name).
15.) Your parents came home from the 25th Street Theatre smelling like cigarette smoke.
16.) If you had lunch at the Dairy Queen at Cobb's and Lake Air - +1.
17.) If you had lunch at the Griddle on South Valley Mills Drive - +2.
18.) If you had lunch at the Griddle at Hillcrest and MacArthur - +3.
19.) You have ever been to a Piggly Wiggly.
20.) Bonus if you have been inside the same building when it was Skaggs Alpha Beta, Skaggs, Jewel Osco, and Albertson's.

LinuxBear
08-29-04, 05:45 PM
Pls clarify #10.

Could be cause for litigation.

Yogi
08-29-04, 05:52 PM
That's Cox's you dirty pedophile! ;)

Trader Bear
08-29-04, 06:27 PM
Cox's -- That reminds of this guy I saw in Waco once.

He was with his wife at this wedding, but he was wearing this UGLY suit. At the reception, his wife was over kissing the bride and meeting folks, and I saw him at the buffet table. "Pardon me, sir, but I have to ask you about that suit," I boldly stated.

"Yeah, I figured a bunch of folks would. Here's the story -- see my wife over there? Well, she's an Aggie, and I told her to go to Cox's and get me a seersucker suit. Well. she got confused and went Sears and got me a ****sucker suit. And then she insisted that I wear it to the wedding. So here I am."

Poor guy.

Jandek
08-29-04, 09:14 PM
You are old Waco if:

1.) Your mother ever bought shoes for you from Paul's Shoe Service.


HA! She *did* buy me shoes from there! She always bought me a whole new wardrobe from Cox's at the beginning of each school year. Shopped at the Piggly-Wiggly in Midway. Dad busted my tail whenever he found out I ran across the street after school to go to the 7-11 (across from Midway Jr. High).

Bear83
08-29-04, 09:46 PM
Trader - I thought I was the only one that told that joke!!!

Trader Bear
08-29-04, 11:00 PM
Heard that from a clergyman. A Baptist one at that.

Tiny Elvis
08-30-04, 12:20 AM
I don't qualify as old Waco but I do remember getting ice cream from Robertson's, going to Paul's for shoes, going to the S&H Green Stamps store (I think it was somewhere on Valley Mills, maybe near Westview just down from Cox's?) and watching the greatness that was Johnny Watkins. I also recall several trips to the pediatrician, a Dr. Charles Schellenberger, probably long since retired.

Wacoso
08-30-04, 12:57 AM
The S&H on VM just past the old Cox's and before Poppa Rollo's. The long strip center looking building.

Molitor's kicked ass.

Piggly Wiggly on 84 was one of the last in the Texas.

Limited IQ Redneck in PU
08-30-04, 08:12 AM
I grew up a block from the old Piggly Wiggly in Woodway and remember it well. Used to scavenge the neighborhood for bottles to sell there.

#14 on the list was Zuider Zee's wasnt it?

Bearupnobly
08-30-04, 05:27 PM
My grandparents lived in Waco, and I spent a lot of time there as a child, so this has been a trip down Memory Lane.
Did anyone else ever have a "Waco Will" t-shirt? He was some Waco C of C invention to whip up community spirit.

Lord how I miss "Frank's Big Bears" and those apple fritters, along with the "Groove Tube" at the 25th Street Theater. Come to think of it, I saw "Willy Wonka" there first also. What was the name of the bar near campus that had "Rocky Mtn. Oysters"? First time I remember hearing that term. O yea, mini-golf at Lions Park. Some kind of fun.

91Bear
08-30-04, 05:46 PM
Kim's Big Boy on Waco Drive...Mmmm.

Pizza Planet? Super Spud? Oso Burrito? Surf & Sirloin?

When I was in Little League, I got my cleats from B&B Sporting Goods in Waco. Are they still around? Bought a suit (not seersucker) from Cox's when I was a student at Baylor. First movie I ever saw was "M*A*S*H" at the Circle Drive-In. Saw Star Wars at the Orpheum and Corvette Summer at the 25th Street.

ybbodeus
08-30-04, 05:51 PM
You're old Waco if you have the desire to discriminate between old and new Waco...I would think most people there are "reluctant Waco" or "last resort Waco" as opposed to new or used Waco.

No offense.

Jandek
08-30-04, 07:37 PM
Anyone go to Dr. Manske on (I think) Austin Ave?

Hey limited, who were some of your elementary school teachers? Me:

1st: Attaway
2nd: McClendon
3rd: Smith (***** tried to fail me)
4th: Ibsen
5th: D'oh! I forgot. Marlan I think?

Moved away in the 6th grade, and I cannot remember the teacher's name, but she was rumored to have had her period show through her pants. Gross, but that's what they said!

whitetrash
08-30-04, 09:08 PM
A commentary on Yogi's additions:

1.) Your mother ever bought shoes for you from Paul's Shoe Service. Paul's shoes never fit me (too wide). But his billboards of the toddler with a pillow tied to his rear were all over town.
2.) If you can remember the unicycle clown inside Paul's. Vaguely.
3.) You bought your first bicycle at Moliter's in Fairgate shopping center. Yep. A red Columbia with a red/silver sparkly banana seat.
4.) You bought Star Wars figurines at Moliter's on the Lake Air Mall. [nope. too old. Was 15 when Star Wars came out. Saw it at the 25th Street over Labor Day weekend 1977.[/i]
5.) You bought candy from the huge candy counter on the second story of Sear's on 18th and Waco Drive. Remember it vaguely. What I remember most about the upstairs at the old Sears was buying a powder blue leisure suit there in 1976.
6.) You ate ice cream at Polar Bear Ashburn's. Yep. In the old Dunkin Donuts at New Road/Bosque. Where the Bush's Chicken is now.
7.) You got a booth at Mr. Gatti's after catching a movie at Diamond Point shopping center. Yep. The old Mr. Gatti's is now El Tapatio. The current Mr. Gatti's was a short-lived Neal's Ice Cream and Delicatessen. Even further back, it is on the site of the short-lived (and quickly torn down) Minnie Pearl's Fried Chicken.
8.) You bought Royal Maid ice cream from the H-E-B in Southgate or at the shopping center across from Lake Air Mall. Or if you remember when the HEB was originally in Westview (later a Piggly Wiggly, now Pep Boys), then built where Office Depot is now, then built where Lake Air Court is now, then built the giant one where Handy Dan used to be. Bonus points if you bought Lucerne Ice Cream at the Safeway in Lake Air Mall (at the end of Montgomery Ward).
9.) You bought Sugar Babies from the cashier's counter at The Italian Village after a great dinner. Only ate there once. Couldn't figure out why they served mexican food at Italian Village.
10.) If your old Boy Scout uniforms smell like Cox's. And you probably bought it from Rose Chudej, who worked in the Boys' Dept. for many years. I worked @ Cox's for 2 1/2 years during high school--moved every department when they expanded in 1979.
11.) If your old toys smell like Gibson's. Only time I ever got lost while shopping with my mother was at the Gibson's on Franklin. I think I was 6 at the time.
12.) You remember getting Baylor autograph's at Your Father's Mustache on the Richland Fashion Mall. Or at the Sports Mart in Town West Center....
13.) You got both the chicken and the fish at Fin and Feather. At least it was better than the Lazy Fisherman, where everything on the menu was fried in the same days-old grease and tasted sickeningly similar.
14.) You ate under the lighthouse at Ward's Liquor when it was a seafood restaurant. (don't remember the name). Zuider Zee is correct. Lasted less than 2 years as a seafood restaurant, 30+ years as a liquor store.
15.) Your parents came home from the 25th Street Theatre smelling like cigarette smoke.
16.) If you had lunch at the Dairy Queen at Cobb's and Lake Air - +1. Or the DQ on Estates, or in Parkdale. Plain cones were 5 cents, dipped cones a dime.
17.) If you had lunch at the Griddle on South Valley Mills Drive - +2. Torn down to build the Walgreen's.
18.) If you had lunch at the Griddle at Hillcrest and MacArthur - +3.Torn down to build the Hillcrest Clinic. Across from the shopping center where what is now Hillcrest Medical Equipment, but which has been a grocery store, bicycle shop and funeral home through the years.
19.) You have ever been to a Piggly Wiggly. Even more bonus points if you went to the A&P on N. 25th.
20.) Bonus if you have been inside the same building when it was Skaggs Alpha Beta, Skaggs, Jewel Osco, and Albertson's. Yep, yep, yep and yep.

Extra bonus Old Waco points if you:

1. Used the Prestidigitator, the first ATM machine in McLennan County, at the First Federal location at Valley Mills/Lake Air. Extra points if you had a child's savings account that required you to use the booster steps to reach the teller counter when First Federal was at Valley Mills/New Road.
2. Ever ate a hamburger at Burger Chef (where the old Blockbuster was on Waco Dr.), Sandy's (Bosque, behind Walgreen's), or A&W Root Beer (torn down to build the Wendy's on Valley Mills). Also if you ever ate a sandwich at Saxon Sandwich Shop (which became Taco Torch, then Kenny Rogers Roasted Chicken, now Schlotzsky's) or the Whistle Stop (in the old Golden Triangle). Ten points deducted if you ever tried to eat at Taco Torch.
3. Can name what Fiesta Mart, Extraco Bank, Waco Cardiology Associates, Schulman Theaters, Magic Music nightclub, and University Baptist Church have (or had) in common.
4. Watched 4th of July fireworks over the open field between Valley Mills, Bosque and Lake Air.
5. Ate at Frank's Big Bear in every location where he moved (S. 5th, then Dutton across from Brooks, then Ivy Square (where Quizno's is) then downtown on 7th, then back on S. 5th).
6. Remember when cones at the Baskin-Robbins in Lake Air East were 19 cents single dip, 29 cents double dip. Went in there last week--now they are $1.69 single dip, $2.69 double dip.

That's all I can think of for now. I must be getting old and tired.

Camo08
08-30-04, 09:12 PM
K: Bentley
1st: Rampmeyer
2nd: Thompson
3rd: Fulmer
4th: McMahan
5th: Heaton/Taylor

Personal Note: I think Ms Ibson may have lapped the field on spankings given at Woodway Elem! Hard to imagine her "sparing the rod" in this day and age...

Pea Weevil
08-30-04, 09:23 PM
Yogi,

Thanks for the memories! I was one of Mrs. Patterson's students at Jack & Jill School as well as recognize numerous of your other historical references. I went to kindergarten with one of the Moliter's children. I think there also used to be an A&P in the shopping center near todays Hillcrest Hospital near MacArthur.

Pea Weevil

KODIAK
08-30-04, 09:36 PM
Where was the Piggly Wiggly on 84? I remember the one on Valley Mills across from the stadium--the building is now an Auto Zone. Come to think of it there was one at Westview Village shopping center on Valley Mills until the mid 80s.

Pea what shopping center near the hospital? Are you talking about the one on the corner of 34th and Bosque? I thought there was a little grocery chain there at one point until the late 70s or early 80s. I thought it was a Piggly Wiggly as well though.

I know this is applicable everywhere but it is funny to think back at how small grocery stores once were. There are still some old small one's still around like the HEB by BU.

whitetrash
08-30-04, 09:52 PM
The PW on 84 is now the Home Run Alley at 84 and Estates. Was an Ethan Allen furniture store after it was a PW. The old Kestner's at 34th and Bosque was also a PW, as was the Drug Emporium in Parkdale (which also once was Sun Harvest Farms).

Joe E. Tata
08-30-04, 10:26 PM
K: Bentley
1: Rampmeier
2: Fulmer
3. Remus
4. Gilbreath
5. Heaton/ Taylor

Camo - How 'bout those Taylor's Trojans and James Adian on the tug-of-war?

Also, I remember getting fly Polo gear at Henry's(?) and Shellenbergers. Shellenbergers put on one hell of a fashion show for us Symphony Brass.

Damn, I miss Waco. No hurricanes.

Tenbear
08-30-04, 11:01 PM
Jandek,
I had Attaway in first and Smith in third. Attaway died last year and Smith in the 1970's from Lupus. The 6th grade teacher was Reeves. I remember that day.
Beleive it or not I did go to Dr. Manske on Austin. Remember the overhead bicycle apperatus. His son is now the United States Magistrate in Waco. What year were you in attaway's class? I was there in 1971.

Bear83
08-31-04, 12:19 AM
Anyone remember Golden Point Hamburgers on Valley Mills? Was later a used car lot near Booter's Broken Promise. Also, Chuck Wagon hamburgers were awesome.

When I was a kid, my aunt used to haul me down to Chatham's at the corner of Valley Mills and Waco Drive where the U-Haul place is/was and make me do stupid stuff to the waitresses. They were on roller skates as I remember.

Had many a golden egg from Lewis' Shoes and had my pictures made by Erna on Austin Ave.

My favorite stop with my grandad was the Milky Way store (on Valley Mills) where I could fill the paper bag up to the top with candy.

Anyone remember when Valley Mills was Highway 6?

Jack and Jill donuts were required on each and every visit to Waco along with Pure vanilla ice cream from HEB.

Swimming at Lion's Park pool, kiddie rides and putt-putt were also a must. (you have to remember, this was my summer vacation every year.)

Robertson's ice cream through the drive in window - lime sherbet every time.

I definitely remember the A&W on Valley Mills where the Wendy's went in. Frosty mugs!!

Anyone remember the sonic booms from the jets at Connelly AFB? I can still hear the windows rattling!

How many of you used American Cleaners on Speight? I knew the people that owned that place since I was born and saw them every week while I was in school until they tore the place down.

What about the Texas Coffin Company on Franklin? I had an uncle that worked there and it was one of the spookiest places I ever went into.

Then there were the pony rides just off the circle down Robinson Road.

Molitors was the greatest toy store ever.

Frank's apple fritter was my breakfast every day my first year in law school - along with a Dr. Pepper.


I'll stop for now and take a breath.

Limited IQ Redneck in PU
08-31-04, 09:17 AM
1st-Mrs. Brown
2nd-Mrs Thiboux
3rd-Mrs. Remus
4th-Mrs. Buice
5th-Mrs Bredthouar
6th- Mrs. Ballew

All my teachers spanked me pretty often. In 7th grade we kept score. I tied for 2nd. Jerry Fuqua won and Leeander Dancer and I tied for 2nd with 78 licks (probably half from Don Taylor).

notbubbleboy
08-31-04, 09:34 AM
I don't qualify as old Waco but I do remember getting ice cream from Robertson's, going to Paul's for shoes, going to the S&H Green Stamps store (I think it was somewhere on Valley Mills, maybe near Westview just down from Cox's?) and watching the greatness that was Johnny Watkins. I also recall several trips to the pediatrician, a Dr. Charles Schellenberger, probably long since retired.

Schellenberger sawed bones at that dark, spooky sixties mod home turned pediatrician's office on Austin (maybe) across from the photography studio. They were/are great old guys but I get chills thinking about getting the finger stab with the rusty needle they used for a blood test back then.

To the list of great Waco pseudocelebs of yore, please add Marble Russel and Harley Berg. I hope he's still alive and has seen the development of the "wildlife" show from the one guy standing behind a desk to today's era of 1mm bass tournaments and the Crocodile Hunter.

Oh, and one more thing. Noone's mentioned "Shakey's Pizza". Out.

Camo08
08-31-04, 10:11 AM
K: Bentley
1: Rampmeier
2: Fulmer
3. Remus
4. Gilbreath
5. Heaton/ Taylor

Camo - How 'bout those Taylor's Trojans and James Adian on the tug-of-war?

Also, I remember getting fly Polo gear at Henry's(?) and Shellenbergers. Shellenbergers put on one hell of a fashion show for us Symphony Brass.

Damn, I miss Waco. No hurricanes.

Joe E Tata -

How are things at the Peach Pit?

What about running amok at the Brazos River Festival? Or getting the whole our whole 5th grade class to give Sic 'em bears when that hot student teacher from Baylor was teaching. And Swatches.

Limited IQ Redneck in PU
08-31-04, 10:28 AM
Shakeys or Shakely's? They served beer there so we didnt go very often.

Dr. Gamble was also in the same house as Shellenberger.

Anybody remember the super slide in the old K-mart parking lot? The Walmart on Bosque across from Safeway?

The drive in where the Richland Mall is now?

Watching the first x rated cartoon Felix the Cat at the old Joy Drive In? I was a freshman football player at midway playing at LaVega. After our game we had to sit in the bleachers while the JV played. We found we could sit at the top of the bleachers and watch the movie, which just happened to be Felix the Cat. Coach Palmer and Kopec realized what we were doing and the next morning we ran and ran and ran.

Anyone remember the 5 burgers for a dollar at Burger Chef at the corner of Valley mills and Bosque?

Watching Johhny Watkins' show called "Ten Acres" at lunch time?

Hearing your dad gripe about Bill Beal?

The old man that kept Shetland ponies tied up by the highway where the Toys r Us is now?

Getting kicked out of school till you got a haircut and going across the street to Jerry West's barber shop and getting a haircut on credit?

When your phone number started with two letters? Ours was PR.

Riding a bicycle from Woodway to Baylor to play the first video game in Waco? It was Pong.

Swimming at Hog Creek or the bridge?

whitetrash
08-31-04, 12:10 PM
Shakeys or Shakely's? They served beer there so we didnt go very often.

Dr. Gamble was also in the same house as Shellenberger.

Anybody remember the super slide in the old K-mart parking lot? The Walmart on Bosque across from Safeway?

The drive in where the Richland Mall is now?

Watching the first x rated cartoon Felix the Cat at the old Joy Drive In? I was a freshman football player at midway playing at LaVega. After our game we had to sit in the bleachers while the JV played. We found we could sit at the top of the bleachers and watch the movie, which just happened to be Felix the Cat. Coach Palmer and Kopec realized what we were doing and the next morning we ran and ran and ran.

Anyone remember the 5 burgers for a dollar at Burger Chef at the corner of Valley mills and Bosque?

Watching Johhny Watkins' show called "Ten Acres" at lunch time?

Hearing your dad gripe about Bill Beal?

The old man that kept Shetland ponies tied up by the highway where the Toys r Us is now?

Getting kicked out of school till you got a haircut and going across the street to Jerry West's barber shop and getting a haircut on credit?

When your phone number started with two letters? Ours was PR.

Riding a bicycle from Woodway to Baylor to play the first video game in Waco? It was Pong.

Swimming at Hog Creek or the bridge?

It was Shakey's. Where Peking is today (in Town West).

Gamble & Shellenberger were at 26th and Washington. Both are still around, although Shellenberger has retired.

SuperSlide was originally by K-Mart (where Jason's is now). Disassembled and moved to Lion's Park in about 1971 or 1972.

It was Woolco across from Safeway. Then became Sack'n'Save, now Hobby Lobby.

The movie theater at the top of the hill replaced the Lake Air Drive-In where Richland Mall is now. (Now Allen Samuels corporate HQ). The theater had a parking lot in front that was even level with the theater. When they began construction on the mall, they excavated where the parking lot was down 25 feet to the current level of the mall and moved the parking lot around behind the theater.

The X-rated movie was Fritz the Cat, not Felix (although they looked similar). Might have been cutting-edge stuff for 1969, but by the time I saw it in 1983, it was just bad doper jokes.

Not only watching Johnny Watkins at noon, but listening to him on the radio at 6am from his home studio. His signoff line always was "That's another ham in the smokehouse."

I griped about Bill Beall, and I was only 7 at the time.

First place I remember Pong was a pinball hall at 38th & Franklin. Also had the first air hockey table I remember. Around June 1973.

Limited IQ Redneck in PU
08-31-04, 01:31 PM
Your memory is better than mine.

I thought the drive in was called "the Western". The Circle had the big bear on it and was located where the fleamarket is now on LaSalle. The Joy was on the old Dallas Highway. There was also one on I-35 just south of the New Road/I-35 intersection.

Chili Mac
08-31-04, 01:44 PM
"Adios, Amigos, grandes and chiquitas, big 'uns and little 'uns,
Keep 'em running, jumping, swimmin' and flying. . . .
This is your old wildlife man, Harley Berg, till next time">

Limited IQ Redneck in PU
08-31-04, 02:03 PM
Mr. Bergs widow died about two months ago.

KODIAK
08-31-04, 03:22 PM
Any of y'all remember that little water park on south bound I-35 between loop 340 and the Hewitt exit? I think it closed in the early 80s and literally just rotted away there for years. I think finally someone cleared the slides away but the little concessions and ticket stand is probably still there now caved in among the brush being eaten away by termites and critters. There is no evidence it was ever there now it is all just over grown.

Limited IQ Redneck in PU
08-31-04, 03:27 PM
Yes. Went there as an older teenager so it must have been around 78 to 82. It is completely gone now. They razed it and built something there.

Jandek
08-31-04, 03:54 PM
Jandek,
I had Attaway in first and Smith in third. Attaway died last year and Smith in the 1970's from Lupus. The 6th grade teacher was Reeves. I remember that day.
Beleive it or not I did go to Dr. Manske on Austin. Remember the overhead bicycle apperatus. His son is now the United States Magistrate in Waco. What year were you in attaway's class? I was there in 1971.

Attaway died last year? Holy Moly how old was she? I had her in 73/74. My first vivid memory of 1st grade was a boy in another class by the name of John Duffy. He died of some prolonged illness, I think. I remember my Dad trying to help me make sense of my first palpable encounter with human mortality. Jeez. Now we have 9/11 to explain to our kids.

I was in Smith's class the year she was diagnosed. Boy, she and my Mom really had it out on a couple of occasions.

Jandek
08-31-04, 04:00 PM
Anyone remember the 'Boy's Club' gym behind First Federal? Can't remember the street it was off of--the same street in Woodway that would take you to Midway Jr. High.

Was introduced to Asteroids and basketball at that gym.

Tenbear
08-31-04, 06:11 PM
The boys club was behind Estates Drive. Attaway was in her 90's, and it may have been a couple of years now. Anybody remember the music teacher Ms. Woolston? Her husband died and a few years later she married the guy who invented shake and bake and moved to Canada I heard.

Limited IQ Redneck in PU
08-31-04, 06:32 PM
Yes. Mrs Wooley had a daughter a year ahead of me. Her first husband was named Herb and ran the pharmacy. I had my first "make out" session behind the Boys Club.

Jandek
08-31-04, 06:43 PM
Yep. Estates Dr. The first house I lived in as a young kid in Waco was on Fairway, which is off of Estates. Years later we moved to Candlelight Dr. Some of my parents closest friends still live around there.

91Bear
08-31-04, 07:49 PM
I remember when Richland Fashion Mall was built in 1980. What was the name of that arcade across from Your Father's Mustache? Man, they made a mint off of me.

I used to go to Pepper's record store and the Book Nook in Lake Air Mall too.

Bear83
08-31-04, 10:44 PM
I forgot about the super slide. Man that thing was hot in the summertime! I did the slide at both places. Johnny Watkins was the man . . . They played my favorite march for the theme song!

Tenbear
08-31-04, 11:19 PM
Jandek, We were neighbors, and Limited lived a few streets over.

Limited, seems like you might fit the description of someone who backed up to the stadium and pelted the field with eggs during a game with someone I might be related to. This is bringing back some memories. Herb used to serve me root beer floats at his pharmacy, I think it was called Herb's, where the Eckards is in woodway now.

Earlier in the post someone mentioned Ms. Keaton's bakery. I will pay a substantial reward for her cream puff recipe. My father used to buy them in the 1930's and take them to the theatre and drop them from the balcony onto people's heads. Wonder where my brother came up with the egg idea?

spooky
08-31-04, 11:33 PM
I remember when Richland Fashion Mall was built in 1980. What was the name of that arcade across from Your Father's Mustache? Man, they made a mint off of me.

I used to go to Pepper's record store and the Book Nook in Lake Air Mall too.

Wasn't the game room "Just for Fun?"

I remember coming home from a church youth rafting trip, then being snuck
into the drive-in on I-35 to see "Manhattan Mistresses." Quite a wide range of experiences that day. I still wonder how it was ever legal to show X-rated movies out in the open at a drive-in.

Playing video games at Pinocchio's on Highway 6. It opened the weekend of the San Jose ST. game in 1980.

"Sambo's" restaurant and "Handy Dan" hardware on Wooded Acres where the HEB is now. Couldn't name a restaurant that anymore, thank goodness.

Waiting in line for hours at the old Sears on 18th to get a chance to play Pong.

Gulley's gas station on 18th and LaSalle, where he gave every kid a penny that was stuck inside a metal ring of some sort. We always went that way when my parents went to work at BU, and it was years later before I figured out that it was because I-35 didn't exist yet.

The old Sonic on Valley Mills and Sanger that was the turnaround spot while cruising the Valley.

Joe E. Tata
09-01-04, 12:04 AM
I remember getting the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders autographs at the grand opening of the Richland Fashion Mall. I also got some sweet Iron-on t-shirts and a sample of this sweet new candy bar called a Twix. Does anyone remember the bad ass haunted house that was in the spot that used to be the old Gadzooks store next to the mall theatres?

Osoviejo
09-01-04, 05:25 AM
Do any of you "old Waco" remember what the "B" in Harry B's stood for? Also what happened to all of the framed Noze photos when the place was torn down?

Chili Mac
09-01-04, 09:40 AM
Harry Burmeister

Limited IQ Redneck in PU
09-01-04, 10:03 AM
Yes Tenbear. Your brother and I once backed up behind the stadium and pelted the Connally band with two dozen eggs. Your brother was driving that red and cream colored ford pu and I was in the back chunking. When a few people realized what was happening and started chasing us your brother brother tore out across the parking lot and jumped a bar ditch. I was airborn and landed on the side of the bed but luckily fell back in. We never got in trouble for that episode. Good times...

ybbodeus
09-01-04, 11:08 AM
Trader - I thought I was the only one that told that joke!!!

My dad had his best buddy, Mackey Pepper, tell me that joke the night before I headed to Waco as a freshman in 1977. Mackey went to Baylor for two years before returning to Memphis to run his dad's, now his, printing company.

Frankly, I'm surprised to see no mention of Youngblood's Fried Chicken on any of these lists. Did I miss it?

Limited IQ Redneck in PU
09-01-04, 12:52 PM
Youngbloods was mentioned as the "other" chicken place besides Leslie's.

ybbodeus
09-01-04, 01:09 PM
How was I supposed to know that? THE OTHER CHICKEN PLACE besides Leslie's could have been the one on 12th.

Limited IQ Redneck in PU
09-01-04, 01:13 PM
That wouldnt qualify as the Other chicken place. That would be one of the "others".

ybbodeus
09-01-04, 01:14 PM
How was I supposed to know that? THE OTHER CHICKEN PLACE besides Leslie's could have been the one on 12th.

...or the one torn down, take your pick.

Tiny Elvis
09-01-04, 02:00 PM
Limited,
Funny you brought that up about the Joy Drive-in. I played ball at Mexia and I remember sitting on those stands at LaVega and turning around and trying to watch the movie. Not sure what was playing but it wasn't Fritz the Cat.

Was the Coach Kopec guy you mentioned a Joe Kopec by any chance? If it is, I think he went to Baylor, started out coaching and eventually wound up at Mexia as an Assistant Principal at the Middle School...

Limited IQ Redneck in PU
09-01-04, 02:44 PM
Yes. Joe Kopec was my coach in 7th grade, 8th grade and 9th grade. Unfortunately he got involved with another female coach and got caught on the bench press. Coach Roberts fired him and he finished up his masters and went into administration. I used to see him while I was at Baylor and played him in raquetball a few times. He was a great guy (probably still is but I havent seen him in 20 years)and one of my role models.

Pecos 45
09-01-04, 04:47 PM
If you ever went swimming, or had a cocktail at The Executive Club.

You saw Willie Nelson play at The Melody Ranch.

You ate chili mac at Italian Village.

(GREAT THREAD!)

alamobear
09-01-04, 04:51 PM
Shorty's Burgers on (around) 15th street

"star wars" at the 25th st theatre
"sailor who fell from grace" in the orpheum
"serpico" at the circle drive in
triple feature blaxploitation at the Joy Drive in

university high had two close places to eat in my day: The Griddle and Leslie's

Jandek
09-01-04, 08:22 PM
Dad always took me to Captain Billie Wizbangs. Double cheese burger and a bottle of Big Red.

KODIAK
09-01-04, 08:32 PM
Some of you older timers tell me something. About 11 miles north of Waco, near West or just past it near the Hill County border, on I-35 is an old dilapitated building, it was there and run down as far back as I came onto the scene in Waco in the early 80s. It looks like the building was once an old Stucky's--a snack and rest stop chain from the 60s and 70s that popped up on what were the new interstates in those days. Is that what it was if anyone knows?

I think Stucky's is still pretty popular and still litters the interstates in the Southeast, but I thought they were once located in broader areas.

alamobear
09-01-04, 08:45 PM
Some of you older timers tell me something. About 11 miles north of Waco, near West or just past it near the Hill County border, on I-35 is an old dilapitated building, it was there and run down as far back as I came onto the scene in Waco in the early 80s. It looks like the building was once an old Stucky's--a snack and rest stop chain from the 60s and 70s that popped up on what were the new interstates in those days. Is that what it was if anyone knows?

I think Stucky's is still pretty popular and still litters the interstates in the Southeast, but I thought they were once located in broader areas.
Wasn't that known as "The Turkey Shop" at one time. Could have been a Stuckey's before then, I don't know.

KODIAK
09-01-04, 08:51 PM
No I know the building you are thinking that is not the building I'm talking about. This is on the north bound side there are no other buildings around it it is sort of a gray building now that has junk cars piled up all around it now and the building caving in. I cant remember if the building is just north of West or before you get to it.

Missile
09-01-04, 09:03 PM
Yeah, it has kind of an Oriental design to it. Back in the day, it was painted red or "redwood-ish". My grandparents said it was a restaurant called "Shangri-La".

The Turkey Stop was a Stuckey's back in the 70's. Place was a real dissappointment after reading all of those damn billboards on the way

Bear83
09-01-04, 09:29 PM
Shorty's hamburgers!! I must have eaten 100 of those over the years.

Anyone ever go swimming at the Fish Pond?

The Stache
09-01-04, 09:33 PM
Limited, Jandek, Camo08, Joe E. Tata, tenbear: I moved to Midway in '66 when I was in 5th grade. My teacher was Mrs. Curry, later jr. high librarian. My 6th grade teacher was Miss Sudbury, twin sister of Mrs. Ibsen. Mrs. Ballew's husband, Bennie, was high school principal my senior year. I did a pretty good vocal imitation of him, and he actually had me do the morning announcements one day to see if anybody would catch on. I portrayed Bennie in a skit at the "Senior Follies"; I slicked my hair back, wore glasses, baggy clothes, and carried a carton of Carlton cigarettes under my arm, with an unlit stoge dangling from my lips. The carton of Carltons was provided by Mr. Ballew himself; he had cartons stacked in his office! I still have the empty carton somewhere, packed away with other high school mementoes!

I went to school with Mrs. Remus' son, and I recently met Mrs. Bredthauer for the first time. She recognized my name because I had a younger brother and sister that she remembered. Don Taylor was one of my coaches; he coached the O and D lines. My senior year, he was FCA sponsor, and took us to Texas Stadium to see th Pro Bowl. We stayed at a Holiday Inn, and many of the players were staying there. Current BU receivers coach Harold Jackson, then with the Philadelphia Eagles, was staying right down the hall from us. Coach Taylor's son Doak was just a little kid then, and he got numerous autographs.

The mention of Jeff West's barber shop brought back memories of the "Roffler Cut". Jeff could smoke a cigarette, drink a Dr Pepper, talk to his girlfriend on the phone, and
cut hair, simultaneously. After graduating, I can remember parading past the barber shop with my long hair and scruffy whiskers.

Mrs. Woolston's husband, Herb, ran Midway Pharmacy (where Eckerd's is now); they served some delicious burgers from the soda fountain area.

Whitetrash: I ate many a Burger Chef hamburger on Friday nights after Midway football games. Future McLennan County Tax Assessor-Collector Buddy Skeen, my shop teacher, ran the place. I also remember Sandy's...15 cents for a large hamburger!

Kodiak: B & B sporting goods is still around, but I believe they are strictly wholesale
suppliers now. The basketball backboard and goal that was at my folks' house for years was a Christmas present from B & B.

Limited: What year did you graduate? I'm from the class of '73.

Everyone: Thanks for the memories...!

Bankerbear
09-01-04, 11:24 PM
Lots of things mentioned have brought back many memories. I never lived in Waco until I started to Baylor in the summer of 1973, but my grandparents lived on New Road --just a stones throw from Molitors and Lions Park.

A few comments -

Chathams Drive In at Valley Mills and Waco Drive had that great sign of the fish flopping in the frying pan!

Don't forget about the individual drive thru teller booths at the Citizens National Bank! And anyone remember the Citizens billboard on Waco drive near the tennis center and how they would do a cartoonish Baylor football results sign thing? Update it every week based on the previous weeks results. This was in the early to mid 1960's.

No mention of the Hickory Stick. Now it has been mentioned. And the Black Angus. And Surf and Sirloin. And Waterworks.

Shortys (near the projects) was great. So was Lee's Drive Inn on Elm. It is still going! Great milkshakes!

A mention of S&H Green Stamps but no mention of Texas Gold or something like that.

And there were several Kim's Drive Ins. Even before Dan's Dairy Queens.

Remember when Poppa Rollos was in a strip center (Wesview Center) where Coldwell Banker / Jim Stewart Realtors and Synergy Bank is today. Oh, and Westview National Bank was there!

No mention of getting a milk shake at the old Circle Drug -- when it was on the circle near Health Camp. No one even mentioned Baylor Drug. I have a brick from when they tore it down. Remember the "Beat Texas" in the sidewalk? (I think that was it)

Anybody else go buy a loaf of unsliced bread from Mrs Bairds (or Rainbo) somewhere around the overpass on 18th and eat it all? (many times when pledging!) Usually late at night and they would put a hot loaf in a brown paper bag. It was great!

Anybody eat at the grill at the Goldsteins downtown. We took afternoon breaks there when I was working summers at Citizens National. And then the City of Waco made Austin Avenue a "pedestrian mall"--- what was that all about?

And A&W and the frosty mugs ---- frequented that place pretty often my early years at BU. Usually accompanied by a female. It was a pretty easy "quick date - get to know 'em" place.

Did you ever eat at Giovonis or The Smokehouse -- both were great -- in the strip center near Baskin Robbins off of Bosque? Giovonis moved into a bigger nicer building, but lost their quaintness and quality. I think Smokehouse became Uncle Dans and then he moved to his current location on Lake Air.

And the Smokehouse on 8th - behind Memorial and Dawson. I might have burned down more than once.

And a "before there time" Green House on Fifth. Later became Franks. Then maybe the Baylor DPS headquaters. Was near Baylor Records and Campus Pizza. And near Baylor Drug. And someplace where you could buy plaster stuff and paint it. The girls loved it!

Did you see "Young Frankenstien" at Ivy Square?

Remeber when Billy Vitek would cut you a steak? A grill was the best investment I ever made while at Baylor --- cooking at the Quad --- steak, baked potatoe, french style green beans with mushroom soup, salad ----soft music ------ a cheap date!

all good memories --- even the cheap dates!

Freebear
09-02-04, 09:24 AM
You remember Julia and Nall Koch

Actually, Julia and Nalle Cocke
Did anyone know them when they were in their 20' or 30's?

Gosh, some interesting stories wrap around all of these entries.

Limited IQ Redneck in PU
09-02-04, 04:21 PM
Stache, I am kyle King, class of '79. Both my parents taught at Midway for a while. Ben King, high school algebra and calculas and Kay King, elementary.

The Turkey shop is still in Abbot.

The old Stuckeys is on the north bound side before you get to West.

The odd looking oriental building was a fancy Chinese eatery. My mother graduated from Baylor in 63 or 64. i was 3 or 4 and to celebrate Dad took her to that place. i remember there was a ball of green butter on the table and i thought it was ice cream and ate it. I will find out the name and add it when it comes to me. Dad said it was the Shangra La. He said he only went there once because it was way too expensive. $20 for two adults and two kids.

Yogi
09-02-04, 05:26 PM
Dad always took me to Captain Billie Wizbangs. Double cheese burger and a bottle of Big Red.

Only if it was the Captain Billy Whizbangs located off Waco Drive near the Skatin' Place and the Sherwood Forest and Holiday Inns...

The Gambler
09-02-04, 05:58 PM
Missile, Turkey Shop was never a Stuckeys. There was a Stuckeys just north of Waco past the truck stop and then there was a Stukeys in Hillsboro at the I-35 & Hwy. 22 intersection. Truck stop is there now.
Turkey Shop in Abbott was built and owned by the Tufft's family. Great food, ate there at least 3 times a week from '67 to '73.

At Tours road between West and Waco there was the Stuckeys and then just south of it was the Shangi La Restaurant.

The Gambler

KODIAK
09-02-04, 06:12 PM
Gambler thanks for confirming that. I had always wondered about that old building there. I just thought no one knew what the hell I was talking about as to which building I meant.

When did that Stuckey's close?

The Gambler
09-02-04, 09:33 PM
The one at Tours road probably closed about mid to late sixties and the one in Hillsboro
closed around mid seventies I believe. Made the run from Waco to Hillsboro many times during the late sixties and early seventies. The last years had a '69 GTO, man that goat would not run great until you got it up to 80.
By the way, anybody remember The Pit Stop the slot car racing center in Brookview Center at 34th & Bosque??

The Gambler

KODIAK
09-02-04, 09:37 PM
Mid to late 60s really? It is amazing that building is still there. Of course it is dilapitated as hell. As I said has been abandoned and run down since I first came to Central Texas in the early 80s.

whitetrash
09-02-04, 10:00 PM
The Stuckey's just north of West (famous for its Pecan Fried Chicken and its postcards of the Kennedy Assassination Site) was still open as of Jan. 1, 1975, because we had to stop there on the way to the BU-Penn St. Cotton Bowl because my mother forgot her scarf at home (and it was a cold windy day).

Closer to Hillsboro was a Nickerson Farms on the southbound side, and the Factory Store-Walnut Bowls near the Turkey Shop. It was amazing how quickly a building full of cheap walnut bowls went up in flames.

Stache--Miss Sudbury was my 7th & 8th grade English teacher at St. Louis in the early 70s. Drilled us for 2 years on diagramming sentences, but it led us to kick tail on the SAT a few years later. I think she later got her PhD and taught at Paul Quinn for several years.

Gambler--I vaguely remember the Pit Stop (but I was far more into Hot Wheels from Molitor's than slotcars). I got my hair cut at Mr. Bill's Barber Shop in Brookview until I was about 10 or 11.

Missile
09-02-04, 11:04 PM
Missile, Turkey Shop was never a Stuckeys. There was a Stuckeys just north of Waco past the truck stop and then there was a Stukeys in Hillsboro at the I-35 & Hwy. 22 intersection. Truck stop is there now.
Turkey Shop in Abbott was built and owned by the Tufft's family. Great food, ate there at least 3 times a week from '67 to '73.

At Tours road between West and Waco there was the Stuckeys and then just south of it was the Shangi La Restaurant.

The Gambler

My bad. I had to go to Dallas today and I actually paid attention to what was where. You are definitely correct

The Stache
09-03-04, 12:03 AM
whitetrash: Miss Sudbury was obviously consistent; I also have memories of intensive sentence diagramming! She was tough---REALLY tough---but I made A's in English
in high school, and had a minor in journalism combined with three semesters as a Lariat sportswriter at BU. I also remember her tests on the vertebrates and invertebrates. I was so pleased to make an A on the first test that I kept it, and still have it somewhere. I slipped a bit on the second test and made a C+...

The Gambler: The Pit Stop! I remember it well. Shortly after moving to Waco in '66, my dad would take my younger brother and I to The Pit Stop, and we always had a blast. One or both of our cars are still hiding away somewhere at my parents' house.

Limited: I figured you had to be somewhat close in age to me, judging by your comments about Midway/Woodway. Mystery solved...!

Osoviejo
09-03-04, 01:02 AM
I was reading the Midway thread on the Football boards, and I thought some of you who enjoyed the memories of Youngblood's and Leslie's would enjoy these Baby Boomer memories of Waco, Texas.

The website I got this from is: http://www.creativeplay.com/rhs/oldwaco.html

YOU’RE “OLD WACO” IF:

You went to a drive-in movie at The Circle, The Waco or even The Lake
Air.
Extra points if you remember “no one” ever went to The Joy.

Y


You didn't mention the Woodlawn Drive-In Theatre, near the Joy. By the way, whether you ever went or not, do you remember that the Joy had a 69cent carload night once a week. I always wondered about that.

The Stache
09-03-04, 01:33 AM
Limited (P.S.): One Christmas in the early '70s, my dad felt that he and our family had been particularly blessed that year, and wanted to share those blessings with a needy family. He asked a man at church, a man whose job in the social service field put him in a position to know, if he could provide the name of family that could use some help at Christmas. I will never forget the looks of thanks, appreciation, and excitement on the faces of the family that the man had told my dad about. It really brought home the "true meaning" of Christmas, and that memory is still present over thirty years later. The man from church who provided my dad with the name of a needy family is your dad.


When I was a BU student, I was paired with another student to do a very thorough and inclusive paper in a Kinesiology/Physiology class. After compiling our research, we needed the final paper to be professionally typed, and we needed it ASAP. I contacted a lady I knew from church who did just that very thing. The woman who typed the paper for us is your mother.

I prefer to remain The Stache in cyberspace, so I will PM you as to the identity of my real world persona.

Bankerbear: Your post brought back many memories. I ate many a #7 "Texas Burger"
at the Giovanni's/Smokehouse, and more than a few pizzas, too. The Smokehouse on the Baylor campus that you mentioned also had great burgers.

It was cool to see someone mention Baylor Drug, Campus Pizza, and Baylor Records.
Baylor Records had a counterculture feel to it, and the dude that ran it was quite the hipster. I bought quite a few records there, new and used. A memorable
highlight was the purchasing of, and subsequently listening to, "Trick of the Tail" by
Genesis, their first album with Phil Collins on lead vocals.

Many a pizza found the way to my door at K-Mar Apartments, straight from Campus Pizza. Baylor Drug was a phenomenal place; a locally-owned, non-franchise, little-bit-of-everything store. If you looked around or dug deep enough, you could find products from bygone years, still in the original package with the original price, plus the accumulation of countless passing years of dust. I remember that there were some framed photos on the wall in the back, mostly of BU gridiron greats from yesteryear. There was also a photo of Bill Beall, Baylor's head coach from '69-'71. Written on the photo were the words "lest we not forget...", and the W-L record from those years. I think the name of the man who ran Baylor Drug was Roger Edens, and I think he was a Baylor grad. There was also an elderly gent that worked there, a grandfatherly guy that reminded me of veteran actor Burt Mustin (Gus the Fireman on "Leave It To Beaver").

I also remember the brick in front of the store that said "Beat Texas". We did, in '74, and what a victory it was. Now, it is A & M that we haven't beaten in ages.

Thanks for bringing up Baylor Records, Campus Pizza, and Baylor Drug. All three gave the Baylor campus a special flavor, and in the case of Baylor Drug, a very eccentrically
quaint uniqueness.

travelingman
09-03-04, 08:12 AM
Been reading Gambler's posts and he is correct as to where what was on I-35.
1. Stuckey's Tours Road south of West
2. Stuckey's Hillsboro @ Hwy. 22 goes to Hill Jr.
3. Shangri La just south of the Stuckey's @ Tours Road
4. Turkey Shop in Abbott was never in a Stuckeys building. Has been closed for a while now but talked with someone from Abbott the other day and was told that it will re-open again under new ownership.
Nickerson Farm's was just north of Abbott where the Truck Stop is on the south bound side of the interstate.

Missile---Turkey Shop-a real dissapointment?? you must be talking about Stuckey's.
I have never been dissapointed with the food at The Turkey Shop. Have eaten there many times when I was teaching in Hillsboro and kept stopping by after that either on the way to D-FW or on the way back home.
The Pit Stop---Man what a great place- was the manager there from the beginning until I started teaching.

Oh, anyone here ever eat at the Chuck Wagon on 8th Street where the Spirit Shop is now?

Stache--correct on Roger Edens.


Travelingman

Thanks for the memories!!!!!!!!!

Missile
09-03-04, 08:41 AM
1. Stuckey's Tours Road south of West
3. Shangri La just south of the Stuckey's @ Tours Road

Missile---Turkey Shop-a real dissapointment?? you must be talking about Stuckey's.


Correct. As I said, on yesterday's Dallas trip, I paid attention to where everything was and y'all are right. And yes, I meant that Stuckey's was the dissappointment.

travelingman
09-03-04, 08:50 AM
Missile, that is what I was hoping you meant.

OK how many of you were in Baylor when during homecoming the streets were barricaded and order for you to get through you had to kiss the girl that was with you?

Traditions----where have they gone???????????????

Travelingman

turk4037
09-03-04, 11:32 AM
When did Harliks close down? My brother has some good memories from that store.

Bear83
09-03-04, 03:06 PM
I can't believe someone remembered the Pit Stop at Brookview! I was too little to race cars there when we would go by. I got my first haircut at the barber shop in Brookview.

Bankerbear - my grandparents lived on Camp Dr. just around from HOT. I learned to drive in the HOT parking lot!

I can recall everything you put down. Do you remember the service station that painted all of the BU scores on the window? Bill ?? was the guy that owned it and he supposedly was the guy that got the first bear mascot. My granddad knew him and I think they were in Chamber together.

The Texas Gold stamps came from HEB as I remember. I spent many an hour pasting S&H green stamps in those books so I could go get something at the store on Valley Mills next to Cogdells.

Talking about Franks reminds me of the big bear special (or something like that) that was a huge chili cheese burger. Can't find that just anywhere.

KODIAK
09-03-04, 04:24 PM
Bill Boyd was his name. He got Joe College for BU.

whitetrash
09-03-04, 04:28 PM
Talking about Franks reminds me of the big bear special (or something like that) that was a huge chili cheese burger. Can't find that just anywhere.

I had a ritual involving Frank's burgers. Emerson Henke would always give his accounting tests in the evening from 6-9, because he didn't believe that he could give a fair and accurate test in only a 50 minute class period. A buddy and I who took 3 classes from Henke together would start studying on test day around noon, then quit at 5, go to Frank's for a Two-Timer (chili and cheese on top, BBQ sauce on the bottom) and fries, play 1 video game, then walk to Hankamer for the exam at 6. The ritual obviously worked since both of us made A's in all 3 classes, but the only problem was that the Two-Timer "hit bottom" about 7 or 7:30, and it could get a bit uncomfortable sitting there and trying to concentrate until being finished with the test.

Frank Harmon passed away earlier this year and took a lot of tradition with him.

Tenbear
09-03-04, 11:03 PM
Anybody rememeber Drennan's Barber Shop in Woodway. L.V. Drennan's brother was the original Marlboro Man. They were ranchers from west Texas. He used to cut my hair and our famiies would fish at Toledo Bend.

The Stache
09-03-04, 11:23 PM
Anybody rememeber Drennan's Barber Shop in Woodway. L.V. Drennan's brother was the original Marlboro Man. They were ranchers from west Texas. He used to cut my hair and our famiies would fish at Toledo Bend.

Tenbear: I remember Drennan's barber shop; when my family moved to Texas in '66, we lived in that area of Woodway. There was a little grocery/convenience store in the same building, and we often rode our bikes to "the little store". Also, the Fredrich air conditioning business next door was owned by the father of one of my good friends. That building was eventually taken over by my friend's uncle, who made it into a small barbecue
place, and later, a used car lot.

Although I did not get my hair cut at Drennan's, I graduated with L.V.'s son, Jim. I never knew about the Drennans' connection to The Marlboro Man.

Bankerbear
09-05-04, 09:50 AM
You are old Waco if-----

you remember when Baylor fielded competitive football teams ---

and teams like Washington, Washington State, Syracuse, Kentucky, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Ole Miss, and South Carolina would be lining up across from the Bears

bu67
09-05-04, 04:23 PM
I was in Waco from 1963 to 1967 and again 1972-73. A few things come to mind after reading this extensive list:

1. Can't remember the name of the drive in at the corner of Waco Drive and Valley Mills. We used to order vanilla milk shakes and have a raw egg blended in. Made for a pretty rich milk shake!

2. I bought Gulftane gasoline at the little Gulf Station at the corner of 8th and Speight in 1972 for 19.9 cents per gallon!

3. Remember the Texaco station just south of Speight on S. 5th? Believe Bill Boyd owned/ran it and he was the first? Baylor Bear mascot trainer. Not sure I remember that correctly.

4. I lived on Super Health Burgers my freshman year at BU. The Health Camp gave out lots of coupons to BU students in those days. I still eat the Super "Health" Burgers!

5. There was a cafeteria in the Westview Center - near Cox's. I think you could all you want on Sunday nights for 99 cents.

6. The enchilada dinner at El Chico near the Circle was 99 cents on Sunday nights. All of the BU cafeterias were closed on Sunday evenings.

7. I used to order the "Grinder" at the Italian Village. They were always better after midnight! Whatever happened to the IV?

8. Favorite restaurants in those days were Sam Coats on Franklin next to Roundtree Oldsmobile. The black bottom pie was to die for! The Hickory Stick - on North 25th I think, was a winner. Always crowded. Finally, George's Surf & Sirloin on Franklin was good, too.

9. We used to cruise Austin Avenue, driving by the movie theatres and generally trying to see and be seen. I think we turned around in a grocery store parking lot at 18th and Austin on one end of "the cruise" and looped through the alley between 4th and 5th to make the return trip down Austin Avenue. Over and over.......

10. I saw George McGovern at a political rally in 1972 on Austin Avenue near the Waco Theatre and the Raleigh Hotel.

11. The Circle Drive In was the only one I ever went to.

12. I talked to the Navy and Air Force recruiters (1966-67) in an office building on Franklin - think it was at the corner of Franklin and 6th or 7th.

13. Wasn't there a used book store on 8th south of Austin Avenue or am I dreaming?

14. I think I had to pay a city parking ticket somewhere on the old square.

15. BU students used to tell people they were going to BRH, Baylor Religious Hour (on a weeknight) when they really meant Buddy's Road House. Think it was across 77 from the General Tire Plant.

16. How about the honey and biscuits at the Chicken Shack?

Hornfan
09-05-04, 06:51 PM
Mrs. Ballew was the hardest teacher I ever had. If you had her in the 6th, jr. hi was a breeze.
If you had Mrs. Russell in the 6th, you were in for a long year in the 7th.

Hornfan
09-05-04, 07:01 PM
#5- I think it was Lavender's Cafeteria. "98 cents, 98 cents, all you can eat for 98 cents!"

#13-yes there was I got material to do a project about Russia for Mrs Ballew there.
Gladys' maybe.


Anybody remember the Toddle House for after hours food? One on Valley Mills and one on Franklin.

Hornfan
09-05-04, 07:11 PM
You're old Waco if you can remember loading up the car with neighborhood kids and going to the Baylor game and sitting in the south endzone with all the other kids.....then running on the field after the game and trying to beg a chinstrap off one of the players.
Got one, too, from Ronnie Bull. Still have it around here someplace.

Osoviejo
09-05-04, 07:17 PM
Anybody remember the Toddle House for after hours food? One on Valley Mills and one on Franklin.[/QUOTE]


The Toddle House on Franklin was just great, especially their hash brown potatoes. A real treat to eat there after hours. Very good food and very cheap. I don't know if it was true but they not only claimed they were open 24/7 year round but they claimed that there was no lock on the front door. It has been closed for years but I believe the building is still there and vacant.

bu67
09-06-04, 08:47 AM
Wow, the Gambler just brought up another memory from days gone by. My parents took us to the Shangri La on I-35N for dinner. The owners of the restaurant used to own a motel in South Texas in the 40's. The place was strange looking and if my memory is correct, the food was strange, too. We never went back!

KODIAK
09-06-04, 09:08 PM
This Shangri La restaurant y'all are talking about. That is clearly from before my time in the area. Is that building still there? Where was it exactly? and When did it close down?

Bear83
09-06-04, 09:35 PM
I forgot about the Toddle House - best hash browns ever as I recall.

Two things on the Chicken Shack -

1. Anyone ever play "roll toss"? We used to smuggle rolls out of the restaurant and throw them at the chicken on the sign. The goal was to hit the eye of the chicken which looked like a bullseye.

2. Can anyone top 15 rolls with a two breast dinner? My personal best.


bu67 - the drive in was Chathams on the corner of Valley Mills and Waco Drive.

Hornfan
09-06-04, 10:56 PM
Wasn't Shangri-La right next to Stuckey's?

Limited IQ Redneck in PU
09-07-04, 08:56 AM
Yes. The Shangra-La was on the north side of I-35. It looked like an "A" frame on stilts. The main support beams were painted red and the sides were glass. I ate there once when I was 3 or 4 in 1964. The place closed around 67 and never re-opened as anything else. The building is falling down but can still be seen.

I agree about Ms. Ballew. She was tough but a great teacher. She shook me, paddled me and stood me in the hall many times. She once told my mother I would never amount to anything and and that they should start looking for some type of manual labor job for me

KODIAK
09-07-04, 03:00 PM
I was wondering if that was where it was, Limited. That building is still there and crumbling apart as you said as is the Stuckey's building. I am curious as to why the land owner doesnt get rid of those buildings. They have been sitting there rotting away for 30-40 years based on what y'all have said. It seems like there are a bunch of junk cars and parts also piled up and rotting away right next to those buildings.

alamobear
09-07-04, 03:05 PM
They're leaving them up because Bellmead/Elm Mott have expressed interest in annexing them for their Civic Center.

Reinhold Niebear
09-07-04, 03:30 PM
I remember the Shangri-La building I believe. It was visible during college but I don't see it anymore.

whitetrash
09-07-04, 04:09 PM
I seem to recall the Shangri-La building as a KOA Kampground for several years in the 1960s and 1970s.

KODIAK
09-07-04, 05:03 PM
The building Limited described is definetly still there. The glass is boarded up with rotted plywood but that building is or at least 90% of it is still standing.

I pass those buildings on the way to Dallas often and have always wondered about that building and the building that was a Stuckeys and wondered what they once were. Again the Stuckey's building always looked like to me like an old run down Stuckeys as I remembered how they looked when I was a child. Interesting I could get confirmation from some of you folks about those buildings.

BTW there is a KOA located on that side of the Interstate within a couple of miles of those buildings.

The Gambler
09-07-04, 05:39 PM
OK, here is another one. On the hill just north of West, on the left side, there is a pallet co. and (don't recall right off if it is still standing) there was a night club where Willie Nelson first started playing. The place was called the Night Owl. The KOA is 8-10 miles north of the old Stukey's and Shangi La.

xbam
09-26-04, 10:31 PM
Whitetrash: I ate many a Burger Chef hamburger on Friday nights after Midway football games. Future McLennan County Tax Assessor-Collector Buddy Skeen, my shop teacher, ran the place. I also remember Sandy's...15 cents for a large hamburger!

Kodiak: B & B sporting goods is still around, but I believe they are strictly wholesale
suppliers now. The basketball backboard and goal that was at my folks' house for years was a Christmas present from B & B.

Limited: What year did you graduate? I'm from the class of '73.

Everyone: Thanks for the memories...![/QUOTE]
great thread here...i am really enjoy reading it ...speaking of sandy's ... i am looking for any pics and info on waco sandy's for my website www.geocities.com/sandyshamburgers (http://www.geocities.com/sandyshamburgers) any info would be appreciated... where was it located in reference to the schools?.. it looks like it opened in 1967.. i would think that it switched to hardees in 1973/1974 with the majority of sandy's. was it the place where high school kids hung out & was it near a factory or downtown or residential? do you remember the big sign out front with the sandy's girl spinning round and round? did hardees tear down the original building or build around it? if you go to the website and go to the locations icon and then click on davenport, rockingham road, you can see the original beams which held up the roof fins (in other words they built around the building) ... also looking for pics of memorabilia from sandy's .. one more thought... most sandy's would take out ads in the high school yearbook in the back in the business section and the kids would go and take a picture of the building (inside or out) usually with other kids in the picture... if the high school yearbooks had a business section, the pics would be in the years 1968 thru 1973. if someone has a digital camera and could take a picture of these pictures, it would really be appreciated...thanks! - rich

whitetrash
09-26-04, 10:58 PM
Sandy's was on Bosque about where the Genie Self-Car Wash or Precision Tune is located now. A couple of blocks from Richfield HS. Don't remember exactly when it was built, but 1967 sounds about right (I remember the Burger Chef arrived in 1967). Don't think the tract was deep enough for a drive-through. I seem to recall it closed rather than get converted to anything else.

I remember getting a certificate for a free Sandy's burger after the opening game of the 1972 Little League season. Sandy's gave away plastic drink cups (long before most other places other than 7-11 Slurpees), and I remember getting one with my free burger.

That's about all the useless Waco burger trivia I can recall this late in the evening.

KODIAK
09-27-04, 07:48 AM
Was the Burger Chef on around 25th and Waco near Kim's. I seem to recall a building there that looked like an old Burger Chef that was torn down around 10-15 years ago. I think there is a Genie Car Wash on that lot now.

BTW I was wrong about the Shangr La building. It was gone last time a drove that way. It must have gone down in the past year or so. I remember seeing it in the last couple of years.

whitetrash
09-27-04, 08:21 AM
Was the Burger Chef on around 25th and Waco near Kim's. I seem to recall a building there that looked like an old Burger Chef that was torn down around 10-15 years ago. I think there is a Genie Car Wash on that lot now.

Nope--that was the original Der Weinerschnitzel in Waco, where you could get anything you wanted on your hotdog, as long as it was mustard. The building was a big red A-frame that was torn down after only a few years, but the foundation remained and a used car lot operated on the site for many years.

The Burger Chef at Waco Dr/Valley Mills was torn down in 1981 and replaced by Grandy's, which was torn down last year and replaced by a vacant lot.

Limited IQ Redneck in PU
09-27-04, 08:29 AM
XBam- I graduated in 79 and my brothers in 80 and 85. My mother, Kay King, taught at midway but I am not sure about the years. I remember Buddy Skeen but he was a business/work program teacher by the time I went through. Egor Schlotman, also a vocational teacher at Midway from about the same era now runs a photo business near baylor.


The old Night Owl is still standing. IT has had several different names but is currently empty.

The Gambler
09-27-04, 10:12 AM
Limited, Skeen was the art teacher, Schlotman was the work program teacher and he now owns Pics & Gifts on Dutton.

The Gambler

"Beat the He!! out of Texas

Limited IQ Redneck in PU
09-27-04, 11:18 AM
Would have sworn he was one of the bus/vocational types (HERO, DECCA, etc etc.) Think he left before I was actually in high school. I got kicked out of art in jr high and they wouldnt let me sign up in high school. My anatomically correct picture of a cow sunning herself on the beach was too much for the jr high art teacher.

BCL79
09-27-04, 11:42 AM
Remember when "three for one" was legal? And buying two (so actually SIX) at the Waterworks bar ('78 or '79?) because the place was so freakin' packed? I can't remember what day the special was available, but you could barely breath in there. And it was tough carrying six drinks!

Kerrvert
09-27-04, 11:56 PM
you're old waco if you ever went down the waterslide on I35 south of loop 340 near hewitt

Yogi
09-29-04, 08:19 PM
Kerrvert,

Nice memory. I've slid down both of them! Remember: one had a tunnel and the other didn't. I think they finally removed that old mound of dirt out there.

Too bad Waco doesn't have a decent water park. Those slides were sweet, especially being so close to my childhood home.

Max Quad
09-29-04, 08:51 PM
Anyone go to Dr. Manske on (I think) Austin Ave?

Hey limited, who were some of your elementary school teachers? Me:

1st: Attaway
2nd: McClendon
3rd: Smith (***** tried to fail me)
4th: Ibsen
5th: D'oh! I forgot. Marlan I think?

Moved away in the 6th grade, and I cannot remember the teacher's name, but she was rumored to have had her period show through her pants. Gross, but that's what they said!

I went to Dr. Manske.

1st: Mrs. Attaway
2nd: Mrs. Tuttle
3rd: Mrs. Burnet
4th: Mrs. Buice

Mr. Dameron was the principal.

Max Quad
09-29-04, 08:56 PM
Hornfan,

Do you remember sitting behind the Baylor bench on the big pipes they used to roll up the tarps?

We probably competed for chinstraps if you kept going after them in the Lawrence Elkins years.

Max Quad
09-29-04, 09:00 PM
Stache, I am kyle King, class of '79. Both my parents taught at Midway for a while. Ben King, high school algebra and calculas and Kay King, elementary.

The Turkey shop is still in Abbot.

The old Stuckeys is on the north bound side before you get to West.

The odd looking oriental building was a fancy Chinese eatery. My mother graduated from Baylor in 63 or 64. i was 3 or 4 and to celebrate Dad took her to that place. i remember there was a ball of green butter on the table and i thought it was ice cream and ate it. I will find out the name and add it when it comes to me. Dad said it was the Shangra La. He said he only went there once because it was way too expensive. $20 for two adults and two kids.


I believe your dad drove the school bus some of us caught on what was then, Fairway Road.

Anyone ever get a 15 cent hamburger from the Golden Point?

Attend a watermelon cut after the softball season ended?

Remember the guy that played the organ at El Chico?

Swim at Fish Pond Country Club?

Recall the snowstorm during the early or mid 60's?

Sorry. Just had a flood of memories, thus the multiple posts.

LoadedForSteele
09-29-04, 09:11 PM
...

Remember the guy that played the organ at El Chico?

....

The Chair requests that you revise and / or extend your remarks.

Max Quad
09-29-04, 09:23 PM
The Chair requests that you revise and / or extend your remarks.

Oh-kayyy...

But what, what to call an electric keyboard musical instrument without triggering the usual cheap-laugh response...?

Bankerbear
09-29-04, 10:00 PM
you're old waco if you ever went down the waterslide on I35 south of loop 340 near hewitt

I think they finally removed that old mound of dirt out there.




The mound was removed about a year ago.

Today there was a groundbreaking ceremony for a new multi-use business park (Commerical Park @ I35 - Hewitt). It includes the old waterslide site.

Yogi
09-30-04, 08:51 AM
My pediatrician was Dr. Shellenberger at the Children's Clinic off Washington.

Any of the rest of you former Shellenberger patients?

The man used to have a typewriter in his office and used the thing to type his prescriptions. Remember how he typed with his two index fingers only?

That was a pretty cool clinic for kids. Dr. Gamble was there for a while as well.

Speaking of that neighborhood, did anyone ever attend the "Y" summer camp out at the YWCA on Franklin & 26th?

They used to take us on field trips of the old Rainbo Bread Bakery. Surely most Wacoans had an opportunity to tour that old facility.

Yogi
09-30-04, 08:53 AM
You are also old Waco if you can remember all the establishments that have called that little restaurant home across from Baskin Robbins on North Lake Air Drive.

Fin & Feather
Magic China
That new one ;)

The Gambler
09-30-04, 09:03 AM
Yogi,
Before Magic China there was a chicken place there. The gentleman than ran it was an ex-marine. Best rolls in Waco. It was not called Fin and Feather. Before that it was a service station.

The Gambler

"SIC'EM BEARS"

"BEAT THE HELL OUT OF TEXAS"

Betty Bowhead
09-30-04, 10:29 AM
I'm old Waco and old Baylor, having attended Baylor Nursery School, run by the Home Ec Department, when I was three and four years old. My first memory was either walking into the Foyer of Meditation in the Browning Building about the year it was built or attending a Phi Gamma Nu Christmas party in the Union Building (that's Bill Daniel Student Center for you neophytes) at about the same time. By the way, I attended Brookview Methodist Kindergarten and Sunday School at First Baptist Church with the children of numerous Baylor professors.

My pediatrician was Dr. Shellenberger [I remember his office on Austin Avenue before he moved to Washington], and yes those shots did hurt. This Saturday, the oldest child of childhood friends is getting married at St. Paul's, and I wish her great happiness, but do I feel old!!

Yogi
09-30-04, 11:07 AM
Betty?

Do you remember his nurse? She was such a sweet woman.

(except when she stuck me with those needles)

Betty Bowhead
09-30-04, 11:16 AM
Sorry, Yogi, but I don't remember the nurse. Dr. Shellenberger always vaccinated me himself: "This won't hurt."

I did not see Shellenberger again for over thirty years until the week my dad died six years ago whereupon I ran into him at the grocery store and at Hillcrest two days in a row. I found it very comforting to run across this father figure from my childhood, who admittedly was older, but otherwise unchanged.

Gayle
10-01-04, 08:51 AM
What was the name of the bar near campus that had "Rocky Mtn. Oysters"? First time I remember hearing that term. O yea, mini-golf at Lions Park. Some kind of fun.
I think you're talking about Mother's which was on Speight not too far from Viteks. It was co-owned by Roan Lacey and Roland Duty. Roland owned and operated (guess he still does) Poppa Rollo's as well. I was one of the managers there my Junior and Senior years. Very fond memories of the place.

alamobear
10-01-04, 09:26 AM
Roland does still own and operate Poppa Rollo's. Had a pizza there with my daughters last Sunday. I've been taking them there for over twenty years.

Limited IQ Redneck in PU
10-01-04, 01:59 PM
Yes, Max, my dad Ben King drove a bus and taught at Midway High for three or four years in the early 60's.

I remember Dr. Gamble and Dr.Shellenberger well. I also went Brookview Methodist church kindergarten. '65 and '66.

Betty Bowhead
10-01-04, 03:04 PM
Limited, I went to Brookview Methodist in 1956-57--slightly before your time. Isn't it now a Church of Christ?

Limited IQ Redneck in PU
10-01-04, 04:00 PM
I think so. I just attended kindrgarten there. I grew up attending FBC of Woodway.

Missile
05-18-05, 09:17 AM
ttt

WacoGone
05-18-05, 09:32 AM
I was reading the Midway thread on the Football boards, and I thought some of you who enjoyed the memories of Youngblood's and Leslie's would enjoy these Baby Boomer memories of Waco, Texas.

The website I got this from is: http://www.creativeplay.com/rhs/oldwaco.html

YOU’RE “OLD WACO” IF:

[QUOTE]You can remember either the Raleigh or the Roosevelt Hotel.Does it count if your relative kept a mistress at the Roosevelt?


You can remember the balconies at the Waco and the Orpheum Theaters,
Saturday Kiddy Matinees at the 25th St. or Texas Theater, and how
cold the AC was at the Imperial. YES!!


You remember Mrs. Keaton’s Bakery or Robertson’s Ice Cream.YES! Drive-through ice cream!


You went to a drive-in movie at The Circle, The Waco or even The Lake
Air. YES!



You made “The Drag” and then went to “flip flop” or to the Griddle, or
maybe
even out to Kim’s. Which school, which hangout?Did this, but not in high school.


You ever had breakfast at Bertrand’s or Picadilly Downtown or dinner at George’s Chef.We never had dinner anywhere else.


You know and can describe where you were when “The Tornado” hit.
For extra points know and describe where your parents were, too.Yes


You rode the Smoky Hollow Railroad in Cameron Park.Rings a bell.


You remember driving over the “Suspension Bridge”.Nope, but I have relatives who drove over it using horsepower.



You remember “FlyTAF” and Connally A.F.B.Yes


You’ve been in a car on the streets of town and had water up to the
bottom
of the door.Yes


You have a picture taken by the street photographer’s on Austin. My grandmother has


You’ve swam at the Sun or Kiwanis Pool, watched football at Muny
Stadium,and baseball at Dutton Street Park.Yes



You’ve driven a car you bought at Waco Chevrolet or Ray Thomas Dodge.Ridden in them


You’ve had coffee at the “Elite” on Austin or Mexican Food from
the “House of Lyons” or bar-b-que cooked by M.C. Meredith.Yes


You bought groceries from Losavio’s, Highland Gro. & Mkt., or
Scamardo’s.Does anyone remember the meat market at ~34th and Bosque?


You’ve been to free movies in the park.Yes



You remember your favorite order from the I. V. or Ira’s.I remember Ira's


You can name the establishment that preceded the Italian Village.OK, what was it?


You remember Santa’s Workshop Christmas Decorations at the entrance to
Cameron Park every year.God, yes.


You shopped at the five and dime on Austin. Name one of them, Department

Stores don’t count.I have, but names elude me. Too young.


You wear a watch or ring purchased from Morris, L. Fred, or Armstrong’s
on Austin Ave. Armstrong's


Your home library includes books bought from Von Blon’s Used Book Stoar.Probable


You ever got a “Golden Egg.” Where from and why?OK, this sounds soooo familiar. What was it? Now this is going to make me nuts.


You had a house financed by Pioneer or First Federal and banked at either
First National, Citizens or National City.Yes


You’ve had to go to the E.R. on the top floor of Hillcrest.Yes


You attended Waco High School on Columbus, Moore High on So. 3 rd. St.
or
Richfield High School on 42 nd St.. Now, name each Schools
colors, mascot and name of their Annual.Waco High Lions or some cat, annual was...I can't remember, but I've seen many--WAIT--is it the DAISY CHAIN?. Richfield Rams, Aries was the annual. Jeff Moore? Can't remember...


You know where to find “Jacob’s Ladder” and the “Lions Mouth”.Yes


You are a Trojan who Graduated from Waco Tech.Nope, but married to the son of one.


You remember Mrs. Patterson that owned/ran Jack & Jill School.Know the school


You took dance lessons from Miss Nanette at Birkhead Gravelle Dance
Studio
or maybe you were a Hoffmanette.YES!!


You’ve read and can identify the real life people alluded to in
“Sironia”.OK, who has really read that whole thing? But I know it.


You remember the smell of the cookie factory on Franklin Ave. Can you
name it?Yes..And no.


You’ve ever been to the witch’s house in Cameron Park.Yep.


You got woke up in the early 60’s when the “Air Raid Sirens” went off in
the
middle of the night and everyone thought we were being bombed.They were still doing these in the middle of the day even later, weren't they?


You went to school in WISD and didn’t have air conditioning.Possibly


Your mink coat has a tag from “Sach’s Austin Avenue” inside it.Believe we have one of those.


You bemoan the loss of Coxes, Monnings, Harliks, Simon’s Mens Shop and
Goldstein’s Downtown.Yes, yes, yes!



You’ve shopped at the S & H Green Stamp Store.
Where was it?Yes. Wasn't it by Cox's?

WacoGone
05-18-05, 09:33 AM
The S&H on VM just past the old Cox's and before Poppa Rollo's. The long strip center looking building.

Molitor's kicked ass.

Piggly Wiggly on 84 was one of the last in the Texas.
Ah, Molitor's. That was the best toy store ever. We went to the Piggly Wiggly practically every day. And I was a Paul's shoes gal. I don't think I've had anyone measure my foot like that since.

WacoGone
05-18-05, 09:36 AM
I'm old Waco and old Baylor, having attended Baylor Nursery School, run by the Home Ec Department, when I was three and four years old. My first memory was either walking into the Foyer of Meditation in the Browning Building about the year it was built or attending a Phi Gamma Nu Christmas party in the Union Building (that's Bill Daniel Student Center for you neophytes) at about the same time. By the way, I attended Brookview Methodist Kindergarten and Sunday School at First Baptist Church with the children of numerous Baylor professors.

My pediatrician was Dr. Shellenberger [I remember his office on Austin Avenue before he moved to Washington], and yes those shots did hurt. This Saturday, the oldest child of childhood friends is getting married at St. Paul's, and I wish her great happiness, but do I feel old!!
Dr. Shellenberger was mine, too! AND one of my earliest memories is reading Romeo and Juliet in the Browning Library. Did VBC at First Baptist.

Yogi
05-18-05, 11:02 AM
Dr. Shellenberger was my pediatrician, but after he had moved to Washington.

Does anyone else remember how he typed?

I remember an S&H Green Stamp Store on Valley Mills Drive where Krispy Kreme now sits.