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Got out of bed and stubbed my toe. Thanks Obama!

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Just bought a box of Twinkies.... Thanks Obama's White House chef

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Sep 18, 2013
 
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks so much....takes me back to the adventures of 13-14 year olds, a group of us catching the L at Richton Park and going into Randolph station.....the flower stalls and coming out into the hugeness that is Chicago....a mixture of smells slam into you, bus fumes, hotdogs and steam.....we loved eating lunch at Tad's Steakhouse.....hitting S.State Street, where they had Bailey's Army-Navy Surplus...a must for teenage boys, especially before girls and cars, not necessarily in that order...lol...Good Times....
I think you meant the IC (Illinois Central) train. The old cars that had the straw seats that destroyed women's nylons and windows that opened so you could get the full blasts of hot air and dirt? I actually have a picture of this old car.

You guys sure had some big pocket money or was the steak house the ones that sold steak lunches for about $2? Steaks soaked in tenderizer for about a week...those were good. You never went into the library I suppose....:)

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Tads was a chain downtown,,,i think there were 4-5 scattered around...Kinda early Ponderosa or Bonanza....i started working at 12...i could make $60 on one Saturday morning, only limited by how much gas i could carry....Geez, we missed the Library...i do recall a store that sold tricks and pranks, called Shopper's Corner, where these rough guys were very leary of kids like us..."Are you lookin, or buying?"...they would say, shuffling us along and eventually out the door...lol...IC yeah, wonder where i was where it was the "L" for elevated?

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dahgts wrote:
If anyone is interested, this is a nice 10 min. 1948 movie short of Chicago. Kind of thing that was shown at movie theaters in those days.
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6YJVqLVu-qpd...
Better then today's Abby....
Wow. There is so much that hasn't changed. I am going to send this to my 83 year old father. He would have been 18 when it was shot and was working at his father's restaurant which was on the route up Michigan avenue.

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Sep 18, 2013
 
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Tads was a chain downtown,,,i think there were 4-5 scattered around...Kinda early Ponderosa or Bonanza....i started working at 12...i could make $60 on one Saturday morning, only limited by how much gas i could carry....Geez, we missed the Library...i do recall a store that sold tricks and pranks, called Shopper's Corner, where these rough guys were very leary of kids like us..."Are you lookin, or buying?"...they would say, shuffling us along and eventually out the door...lol...IC yeah, wonder where i was where it was the "L" for elevated?
You were in Chicago for the el. Or NY.

BTW, it still smells the same down where the trains come in at Randolph.

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Sep 18, 2013
 
You don't like the NSA tarcking your emails and phone calls?

You don't like Acxiom aggregating your consumer/computer data?

Think where this one could lead

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-18/nona...

Tracking whether you picked up the TV remote??!!

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Go Blue Forever wrote:
Tads was a chain downtown,,,i think there were 4-5 scattered around...Kinda early Ponderosa or Bonanza....i started working at 12...i could make $60 on one Saturday morning, only limited by how much gas i could carry....Geez, we missed the Library...i do recall a store that sold tricks and pranks, called Shopper's Corner, where these rough guys were very leary of kids like us..."Are you lookin, or buying?"...they would say, shuffling us along and eventually out the door...lol...IC yeah, wonder where i was where it was the "L" for elevated?
Well, you lived the high life. I used to take the bus to Hammond when I was 11-13 and go shopping in downtown Hammond. We'd spend all day walking around -- Weibolts, Carsons, the little candy shops...

Then they built River Oaks in Calumet City and we went there. Back when it didn't have a roof. And you could actually walk around safely before your movie. Saw Star Wars in River Oaks 1.

Do you remember Hangman's Bridge? I think that was Crete.

Maybe you went over to Indiana or Hegewisch and caught the South Shore.

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Sep 18, 2013
 
dahgts wrote:
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You were in Chicago for the el. Or NY.
BTW, it still smells the same down where the trains come in at Randolph.
Not as bad since they've redone Randolph Street station. Had reason to be over there when I took the train over to visit a friend a couple of weeks ago.

Imagine that. No buckets around catching leaking water.

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Toj wrote:
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Well, you lived the high life. I used to take the bus to Hammond when I was 11-13 and go shopping in downtown Hammond. We'd spend all day walking around -- Weibolts, Carsons, the little candy shops...
Then they built River Oaks in Calumet City and we went there. Back when it didn't have a roof. And you could actually walk around safely before your movie. Saw Star Wars in River Oaks 1.
Do you remember Hangman's Bridge? I think that was Crete.
Maybe you went over to Indiana or Hegewisch and caught the South Shore.
My folks took us to Indiana alot, was it Cedar Lake....had a huge slide into the water?...Later on we went to Indiana State Dunes many times, i still remember the great Dog and Suds on the way in....saw a guy killed with a 7up bottle there, in this big fight.....also, later on, i fell asleep in my 66 Mustang Coupe and drove it into the woods, outside Chesterton.....lol....i had worked overnite stocking shelves at Jewell, then just decided to go see my Grama in Michigan...how dumb that was....

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Not as bad since they've redone Randolph Street station. Had reason to be over there when I took the train over to visit a friend a couple of weeks ago.
Imagine that. No buckets around catching leaking water.
ha... took forever to finish that station. The south electric line is the unloved stepchild of Metra.

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Sep 18, 2013
 
So who likes the Eagles? Better be careful who you have around while listening!

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/18/south-ca...

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Sep 18, 2013
 
"rock music by the Eagles"

Um, "lite rock" maybe.

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Sep 18, 2013
 
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"rock music by the Eagles"
Um, "lite rock" maybe.
Did you check out the link? Some woman stabbed a guy for playing the Eagles. Guess she didn't like the song.

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Did you check out the link? Some woman stabbed a guy for playing the Eagles. Guess she didn't like the song.
Yeah, that's where I got the quote about the "rock music" the guy was playing. ;)

I also thought the statement that all three adults were intoxicated went without sayign!:)

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Did you check out the link? Some woman stabbed a guy for playing the Eagles. Guess she didn't like the song.
sounds like a witchy woman

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Yeah, that's where I got the quote about the "rock music" the guy was playing. ;)
I also thought the statement that all three adults were intoxicated went without sayign!:)
They should hve chenged it to Olivia!

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<quoted text>sounds like a witchy woman
Well, she really had taken it to the limit -- and with those lyin' eyes!

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Hey, they just needed a vacation at the Hotel California.

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#91649
Sep 18, 2013
 
A very cool underwater sculpture, incorrectly described as honoring African slaves who were thrown overboard in Middle Passage, but it's still pretty neat:

http://thebicker.net/image/61547323282

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