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LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« on: July 12, 2010, 12:23:25 AM »

Well, you've read the notes, the notes were, and now it is time for you to post until the nostalgic cows come home.
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 12:24:04 AM »

And the word of the day is: AEROMANCY!
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 03:30:11 AM »

Happy Birthday, Cillaliz!
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 03:43:27 AM »

the Island of Long used to be covered with duck farms, stables, nurseries and farms - now the riding stables where I took lessons , riding through the woods is a mega church and the woods are a vasr parking lot , the duck farm which was  right down the block from where I now live is a mcmansion development, there was another horse ranch, bordered by a nursery and across the street wasa potato farm  all gone and in their  places are more mcmansions

the little local airport is now a condominium complex and the aerospace facility where my dad  and later I,  worked, where we built radar systems for the first space shuttle,  is now a Tanger outlet mall

the Grumman facility where they built the first lunar module - now a shopping mall

the airfield from which Charles Lindbergh left on his historic flight to Paris - now a shopping mall

they took Paradise and put up a parking lot.......



oh and all the wonderful drive in movies are gone -  shopping  malls & home depots everyone......
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010, 03:43:59 AM »

Happy Birthday, Cillaliz!

SOMEONE is up early!!!!
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010, 03:44:58 AM »

Laura I love your new quote!
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2010, 03:46:06 AM »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CILLALIZ!!!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2010, 03:47:34 AM »

I did not plan on waking up so early.
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2010, 03:48:31 AM »

I did not plan on waking up so early.

did the gnats wake you up?
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2010, 03:48:42 AM »

Legend City (our amusement park) and the Japanese Flower Gardens. There is an article in the paper today about renovating Papago Park (which means ruining it).
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2010, 03:49:48 AM »

No. And I can't blame five kittens, either. I just woke up early.
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2010, 03:56:06 AM »

I wsih I could stay and chat but I know today is agoing to be a another crazy one so I had better hie me tot eoffice totry and get a head start onteh madness
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2010, 03:58:06 AM »

Happy CillaDay everyone - especially  TCB - I hope you enjoy the festivites!!  I look forwrd to pictures of the melon earing contests









 :) :-*
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2010, 04:06:34 AM »

Have a tolerable day, Vixmom.
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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2010, 04:23:21 AM »

Happy Cilla Day!
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2010, 04:23:46 AM »

I grew up in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Do you really think I miss anything about it???
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2010, 04:25:05 AM »

TOD

None of the movie theaters I would go to as a child to my thirties are all gone. These include the movie palaces downtown, the infamous grind house on St. Lawrence street, and the neighborhood theaters. All gone. Replaced by retail stores. Now there are only three cinemas in my area two multiplexes. 20+ theaters & 1 art house which has three screens.

Also I remember Belmont Park an amusement park that had a midway. The kind one would see i the movies. It eventually closed because the other park La Ronde more modern and better situated for people to get to
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2010, 04:32:56 AM »

Cilla! Have the best of birthdays!
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2010, 05:29:05 AM »

 A Most Happy Cilla Day!
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2010, 05:35:57 AM »

Happy Cilla Day!

To celebrate I shall go to the Goodwill and look for Goodies!
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2010, 05:37:31 AM »

DR GINNY I loved all of the photos from yesterday.......and I especially enjoyed the photos of DR ELMORE and his admirers.....and DR ELMORE the curtain call photo was most interesting....I LOVED THE COSTUMES for the production.

Of course the McKinley photos were most interesting.  We have the [haunted] Benjamin Harrison home in Indy that  is fun to visit.
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2010, 05:38:28 AM »

The small town I grew up in - and still live in is mostly the same - although the occupants of most of the buildings downtown have changed.....the buildings are still there.....we have just sprawled out in many directions.

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« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2010, 05:39:40 AM »

And of course the lighted cross at the corner of Indiana & Main Streets that stood there in the 1920's when Morgan Co was the home of the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan was removed quite sometime ago......although the hole in the sidewalk was not filled in until the 1980's.
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« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2010, 05:41:04 AM »

RE: Perky breasts.

There is the story of the old woman who called the police to complain about the neighbors nude sunbathing......the police arrived and the woman took them upstairs to show them.  The policeman looked out the window and couldn't see the neighbors, and the old lady said:  "Well, climb up on the bureau, lean way out to the right, and use these binoculars!"
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« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2010, 05:41:20 AM »

I love Vince Edwards.  With a low budget or a Lush Budget.  ;D
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2010, 05:43:29 AM »

And the word of the day is: AEROMANCY!

And The Song Of The Day Is: THE RAIN SONG
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2010, 05:51:29 AM »

I was raised in Detroit and have very good memories of my childhood.  What do I miss about Detroit? 1) The Pontchartrain Wine Cellars, 2) Little Harry's Restaurant, 3) Street cars, 4) The Ford Rotunda, 5) Downtown Hudson's at Christmas time, 6) Vernor's Ginger Ale, 7) Sanders hot fudge sundaes, 8) Soupy Sales (originally from Detroit), 9) the Van Dyke Place restaurant, and too many other things to mention. I hope that some of you have heard of a few of these places and things.
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« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2010, 05:53:26 AM »

Happy Birthday, Cilla!
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« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2010, 05:55:11 AM »

BK,

I watched MURDER BY CONTRACT about a month or so ago and also recognized the old sets from THE GREAT DICTATOR.

I had the same "Wow!" reaction as you did.
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« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2010, 05:55:49 AM »

I am off to do Monday things.....since it's a holiday, I hope the bank is open.
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