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    You're 'OLD WACO' if:

    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 the corner of 18th and Waco Drive 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 Cox's, Monnig's, Harlik's, 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 or Lake Waco.
    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.

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    Where is this from? Someone posted it on here a while back, too.

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    I found it on a Longhorn board posted in my honor by a fellow Wacoan who attended Waco High when I was at Univesity.

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    Thank you for posting that !! What a nostalgic trip down memory lane !! Remember when Hwy 84 was a two-lane road with NO overpasses ? We are from a Great city aren't we !!!

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    uts, do you remember a girl named Gloria Norwood at University High? Also, I wonder if Aubrey Stringer, the BBQ guy had a son named Cotter....a good friend when I was in Waco.
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    I've run into the Stringers at the lake on a few occasions. Small world.

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    I didn't know anyone knew about the Palace of Sweets other than me and I never wanted to go to the Joy Drive-In 'cuz the circle and Lake Air were closer. And I still miss the Chicken Shack and the old Smoke House on the Baylor campus.

    Those were the days.
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    Man, that is great stuff. My first real job was in accounting at Youngblood's, the other chicken place!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by REvansBU71
    uts, do you remember a girl named Gloria Norwood at University High? Also, I wonder if Aubrey Stringer, the BBQ guy had a son named Cotter....a good friend when I was in Waco.

    I sure do remember Gloria Norwood. She was in my class, and she was hot.

    Ooops, hope she isn't your wife. Sorry.

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    "Golden Egg" was from the Goose at Lewis Shoes.

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    Also.....

    you ate at Chatham's Drive-In at Valley Mills and Waco Drive.
    you saw Festus (Ken Curtis) or Molly Bee at the HOT Fair & Rodeo.
    you got your hair cut at Pirelo's Barber Shop or the barber shop at Southgate (and got butch wax put on your hair and got your neck smoothed with a long straight razor).
    shopped at Piggly Wiggly or Gibson's.

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    you still call Park Lake Drive Baptist Church, Alice Avenue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utswaco
    I sure do remember Gloria Norwood. She was in my class, and she was hot.

    Ooops, hope she isn't your wife. Sorry.
    She was my first wife and the mother of my children. They live in the Pittsburgh, PA area now....I went to see them last year.

    Small world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HunterBear
    Also.....

    you ate at Chatham's Drive-In at Valley Mills and Waco Drive.
    Man, yeah! 50-cent chicken or steak-finger baskets!
    We're serious, man, we're not playin'. Baylor's serious! We're on the rise!--Antwan Goodley

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    I graduated University High, '78.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoonerFrogs
    I've run into the Stringers at the lake on a few occasions. Small world.
    Hey, Sooner, Cotter and I used to build racing Karts at Richard Peck's factory.

    We used to terrorize the receptionist......."Darlin, you've got a tan like an aspirin!"

    Ask him if he remembers that Baylor guy, Ron Evans.

    Thanks
    We're serious, man, we're not playin'. Baylor's serious! We're on the rise!--Antwan Goodley

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    This thread is a sad reminder of the increasing homogenization of society. Unfortunately, our children will mostly remember shopping at Wal-Mart, eating at McDonalds and going to movies at the MegaCinePlex, no matter where they grew up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machiavelli
    This thread is a sad reminder of the increasing homogenization of society. Unfortunately, our children will mostly remember shopping at Wal-Mart, eating at McDonalds and going to movies at the MegaCinePlex, no matter where they grew up.
    You're right, and every city and town in the USA is starting to look exactly alike. It is sad. I've lived in Europe, and each country or region has somehow been able to hold on to it's own unique qualities. McDonald's and Burger King are moving in, though.

    Interestingly, Madison, MS recently forced Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Whataburger, and others to build a brick facade on the front of their stores, to be more in keeping with the look of the rest of the town. I would guess this is happening in other places.....at least, I hope so.
    We're serious, man, we're not playin'. Baylor's serious! We're on the rise!--Antwan Goodley

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGTBH
    you still call Park Lake Drive Baptist Church, Alice Avenue.

    JGTBH, when was that? I used to be employed there and lived in the missionary house for 4 years.
    The rumor of our demise has been greatly exaggerated



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