Linda A

Maple Shade, NJ

#735 Sep 6, 2012
Kathy, I would love to read what your Mother has to say about life on Narragansett!
Ron Walker

Haddonfield, NJ

#736 Sep 18, 2012
Christopher Hegeman wrote:
Although I did not grow up in Clementon during the 50's & 60's, my parents did. Dick Hegeman and Sandy Colvin. Some of you might know them. My dad grew up on East Atlantic Avenue and worked at the park as a kid & my mom grew up in Lindenwold. I will definitely refer them to this site. I have great memories of going to the park and 4th of July at my grandmom's house in Pine Grove. Swimming in Apple Lake. BTW, does anyone know how Apple Lake got it's name. My Aunte Carole (Sproul) was wondering! I remeber Petes, we use to buy our sparklers there and the train would drop boxcars off and deliver Red Rose fertilizer or something. My dad and step-dad Jim Sproul worked for Bill Smith's appliance store too I remember. Believe it or not I remember a lot of what you all did, mainly about the park. I'm sure my parents remmember the school and the skating rink. Well, I look forward to reading more posts here.
I remember swimming in Apple lake with your family. I was just a
kid then and don't remember specific names but my brother and sister and I remember the Hegeman and Sproul names. On July 4th
they would always have a softball game at the sand lot and all kinds of games for the kids. Later that evening, we would all go
to the Association Hall for more fun and games.

I'm glad I found this site. So many great memories of my childhood
growing up. BTW, my grandmother's house was on Overington Ave and
her name was Emma McCreary. The best part of every spring was when she would buy the 'tags' for the lake and my bro, sis and I would pin the tag on our swimming trunks for the upcoming season.
Gary Thompson

Griffith, IN

#737 Oct 10, 2012
Carol, Mickey is my Great Uncle. His sisters are Lucy Blackman and Marie. They are both still near the Clementon area. I grew up on Delaware ave. by Apple lake road. Mickey' brothers are Sam, Jimmy, Vincent, and Al.
Carol richards brown wrote:
i remember Didios and their family, it may not be spe;;ed right. I belive micky married a girl from pine Hill. We use to all run around together, Sonny Zein Micky and I have forgoten all the girld named
Jill Sapio

Alexandria, VA

#738 Oct 10, 2012
I have soooooo many memories growing up in Pine Grove!! Nobody can even begin to understand how Lucky we were to have Lived there. My Parents still Live there in the same house across from Hegemans. I Lived there from the time I was 3 until about 21. They still do things for the kids on Fourth of July. My Favorite was the Pie Eating Contest & then Jumping in the Lake to wash off the Blueberry Pie! LOL & all the seaweed fights we would have & King of the Raft!!!:)
joe griffith

Sicklerville, NJ

#739 Oct 24, 2012
just happened to stumble on this page. i went to st.lawrence and overbrook and lived in clementon 1951 to 1988. i still live in sj and it was great to read everyones comments about the old places in town.
Ken Haller

Tucson, AZ

#740 Nov 3, 2012
I lived in Lindenwold and left in 1961. I hoep everyone in lindenwold and Clementon are doing will since the storm. I have not been able to contact some of my friends in the last week. Everyone please take care.
Ida Peacock

Cherry Hill, NJ

#741 Nov 7, 2012
I didnt live in Clementon back then. I lived there for 9 yrs. though and just moved to Berlin about 3 yrs ago. I remember shopping at Grants with my mom and grandmom. I also remember going to a feed store I think it was, directly across from Clementon Park (where CVS is now). There was a strip of stores there and every week we would go there. There were baby chicks in the front window and my dad would let me get one what seems like almost every time we went. (we lived on a farm). I was also told (but dont remember) that Clementon Park was the first place I ever saw fireworks as a toddler, and I screamed the entire time.
liddlebigboy

Riverside, NJ

#742 Nov 10, 2012
Just tryin' to remember the name of the bar that used to be on Blackwood-Clementon Road, just past the Amusement Park goin' toward the Berlin Auction.
I think it was Eddie's Palm Garden, but I need someone to help me here.
Was goin' there, in 1977, to see the girl I adored, and we met, but she left with another guy (later found out it was her first love). But today we have been married for 34 years, with 4 kids and 6 grandkids. So that worked out nice.
Just need someone to tell me if it was Eddie's Palm Garden, up a bit on a hill, just past the Clementon Amusement Park. Anyone remember?
Linda A

Maple Shade, NJ

#743 Nov 11, 2012
Maybe it used to be called that but later called the Park Grille, or something like that? BTW, love your story about your wife!
liddlebigboy

Riverside, NJ

#744 Nov 11, 2012
Thx much for that, Linda. But the Park Grille was on the corner across from the amusement park, and to the right of the Park grille in the same building was the entrance to the Clementon pool hall, where you would walk up the worn wooden steps and make a right turn at the top to enter, and the pool hall was above the feed store.
But the bar I'm talkin' about was further up the road, just past the entrance to the amusement park on the left side. You had to go up steps to enter, cause it was on a hill. Anyone got any other thoughts as to it's name?
Clementon girl

Clementon, NJ

#745 Nov 14, 2012
liddlebigboy wrote:
Thx much for that, Linda. But the Park Grille was on the corner across from the amusement park, and to the right of the Park grille in the same building was the entrance to the Clementon pool hall, where you would walk up the worn wooden steps and make a right turn at the top to enter, and the pool hall was above the feed store.
But the bar I'm talkin' about was further up the road, just past the entrance to the amusement park on the left side. You had to go up steps to enter, cause it was on a hill. Anyone got any other thoughts as to it's name?
Red's Bar or it may have been called Snyder's bar.
Jose S

AOL

#746 Nov 14, 2012
Around 1955 we moved to Erial

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Around 1955 we moved to Erial Rd. in Clementon. My father was in the Army and stationed in the Nike site in Erial. I remember at night when the park closed, you could hear Pat Boone's "Love letters in the sand". I remember swimming in the lakes behind the park, the movie, etc. I had a paper route the covered Chews Landing Road. I walked to WT Gibbs school and Overbrook Regional HS (Class of 62), by the way the 50th class reunion is being held 11/17/12 at the Castle in Vorhees, NJ. There are many memories of Clementon Lake Park
Clementon girl

Clementon, NJ

#747 Nov 22, 2012
Mutt and Jeff bar, Reds bar, and Dee's bar.
Ken Haller

Coronado Ntl Forest, AZ

#748 Nov 23, 2012
I hope everyone is OK after this earthquake.
Acme

Orlando, FL

#749 Dec 6, 2012
Hopefully somebody remembers -

Turning down Berlin Rd past Clementon Park

Another turn down either Trout Ave or Higgins ave, en route to the old Acme (now torn down)

Gigantic Steep Hill, either Trout or Higgins

Looking down bottom of hill, right side, gigantic abandoned house, in a severe state of neglect and dilapidation, possibly Victorian style

Anyone remember that house?
April Murdock

Philadelphia, PA

#750 Dec 26, 2012
DMartin wrote:
My family used to go to Blue Mirror Lake all summer during the 60s and early 70s. Alma and Bill Frost ran the place. There was a really cool slide, maypole and trampoline plus diving boards and you could rent a canoe or speed boat with water skis...Does anyone else remember this place?
Grew up on that lake, water skied all the time, the lakes gone now (dam broke) & it's a county park
April Murdock

Philadelphia, PA

#751 Dec 26, 2012
Just found this site today from a post on the Facebook Clementon site (Connie Klotz posted about it) What made this thread really nice is that it started a few years ago, there's so many names here that I recognize and so many awesome memories, it's been like reading a book from the past with 750 posts. I have a friend I visit all the time on Pawnee ave. so I ride through Clementon all he time, this past summer I stopped by the house where I grew up with my brothers on Niagara Ave and the owner was sweet enough to walk me through the house, surprisingly he has barely changed anything inside so it was like a walk back in time in so many ways. Im extremely lucky the owner is such a nice man, we moved out in the 70s, how many people ever get to walk into the house they grew up in 30 some years later..
Sadly Pillings lake is gone along with so much of the old Clementon we all remember but reading all these posts today was incredibly wonderful, Id like to thank everyone who posted here, this was really GREAT!!! Thank you :)
Ronnie Brooks

Brooksville, FL

#753 Jan 9, 2013
April Murdock wrote:
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Grew up on that lake, water skied all the time, the lakes gone now (dam broke) & it's a county park
I spent many days at that lake for a free pass snce my father worked there doing all kinds of odd jobs for 'Frosty' as we called him. The beach was always clean and thrre was a great concession stand with burgers and such...fond memories!
Howard

Burlington, NJ

#754 Feb 1, 2013
Linda A wrote:
Kathy, I would love to read what your Mother has to say about life on Narragansett!
I lived on Narragansett Ave. from 1946 to 1963
Howard

Burlington, NJ

#755 Feb 1, 2013
liddlebigboy wrote:
Thx much for that, Linda. But the Park Grille was on the corner across from the amusement park, and to the right of the Park grille in the same building was the entrance to the Clementon pool hall, where you would walk up the worn wooden steps and make a right turn at the top to enter, and the pool hall was above the feed store.
But the bar I'm talkin' about was further up the road, just past the entrance to the amusement park on the left side. You had to go up steps to enter, cause it was on a hill. Anyone got any other thoughts as to it's name?
It had a few names over the years, Mut and Jeffs, McGowens, Dees and I think one other.

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