What happened to the good old days?

What happened to the good old days?

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LISA K

Akron, NY

#1 Aug 9, 2008
Remember going to the corner store and gettin penny candy?Remember when neighbors whatched out for each others kids? Remember Chrystal Beach? Its sad to think that our kids did miss out on one of the last great eras
JimmyR

AOL

#2 Aug 9, 2008
Remember when you could see your feet when you were standing?
arcade ny

Buffalo, NY

#5 Aug 9, 2008
I remember when you could walk around buffalo, any section at any time of the night...and it was safe..I remember when the nfta was a dime...lol...telling my age..I think the good old days are gone. Its nice to have the memories of buffalo back then..........
LISA K

Akron, NY

#6 Aug 9, 2008
arcade ny wrote:
I remember when you could walk around buffalo, any section at any time of the night...and it was safe..I remember when the nfta was a dime...lol...telling my age..I think the good old days are gone. Its nice to have the memories of buffalo back then..........
Do you remember the corner milk machines...and Twin Fair ...AND TWO GUYS Oh My GOD
sabresfan

Keene, NH

#7 Aug 9, 2008
What about fun and games and the big blue whale?!!!!
LISA K

Akron, NY

#8 Aug 9, 2008
sabresfan wrote:
What about fun and games and the big blue whale?!!!!
Was that the car wash ?
Sam

Hamburg, NY

#9 Aug 9, 2008
do you remember when gas was $1.00? and Hills the dept. store? I miss VIX they had nice cheap things
LISA K

Akron, NY

#10 Aug 9, 2008
Remember playing tag on the street until like 11 at night....remeber jumpin the fence at the closed city pool with your freinds and we all knew how to swim? REMEMBER GENNY POUNDERS
sabresfan

Keene, NH

#11 Aug 9, 2008
LISA K wrote:
<quoted text>Was that the car wash ?
Yes it was!
Sam

Hamburg, NY

#12 Aug 9, 2008
LISA K wrote:
Remember playing tag on the street until like 11 at night....remeber jumpin the fence at the closed city pool with your freinds and we all knew how to swim? REMEMBER GENNY POUNDERS
what about Genny creame ale....ummy
LISA K

Akron, NY

#13 Aug 9, 2008
Do you guys remember the Wherle drive-in and the Broadway drive-in.....I remember seein LOGANS RUN...

“Communism. It's everywhere!”

Since: May 08

Lockport, NY

#14 Aug 9, 2008
I remember McDole's downtown. A burger with a slice of onion was my favorite, then my mom used to take me to the movies and then catch the Genesee Street bus to the end of the line by the Deco restaurant. I used to skip church get a Courier Express and sit in Deco drinking tea. I also remember the "Two Star" edition of the Courier Express that came out about 8 pm. I would get that, then go get a couple of jelly donuts on some bakery on Grote Street in Buffalo, eat the donuts read the paper, then it was time for Eyewitness News on Channel 7 with Irv Weinstein...

"Buffalo blaze busters battled a barnburner in Black Rock...."

"Buffalo Cops clasped the cuffs on a couple of crooks...."

I also remember the infamous father-son breakfasts on Father's Day after Mass where a representative of Erie County Sheriffs Department would show us Reefer Madness or The Dope Fiends on a Sunday morning LOL

Anybody remember the Top of the Town Restaurant in what was the former Genesee Building? Hoity Toity place back then.

“Communism. It's everywhere!”

Since: May 08

Lockport, NY

#15 Aug 9, 2008
Sam wrote:
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what about Genny creame ale....ummy
I was a big fan of Genesee 12 Horse Ale....that was the best....with pretzel sticks
sabresfan

Keene, NH

#16 Aug 9, 2008
Hot Freddies doughnuts!
LISA K

Akron, NY

#17 Aug 9, 2008
Remember Al Cohens bakery...and the smell of the bread...whoa whoa wait ...Dingus Day at Shadracks and G.D.I.
LISA K

Akron, NY

#18 Aug 9, 2008
sabresfan wrote:
Hot Freddies doughnuts!
Remember Sal's on Union rd ...best rootbeer and dogs

“Communism. It's everywhere!”

Since: May 08

Lockport, NY

#20 Aug 9, 2008
LISA K wrote:
Remember playing tag on the street until like 11 at night....remeber jumpin the fence at the closed city pool with your freinds and we all knew how to swim? REMEMBER GENNY POUNDERS
Simon Pure had pounders too. The reason we all knew how to swim it BECAUSE it was taught! I was looking in my scrapbook and I got my Beginners Card in July 1966. I wonder how many kids got Beginners Card today. Swimming was a basic skill that was taught to kids back in those days.
LISA K

Akron, NY

#31 Aug 9, 2008
thenycommie wrote:
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Simon Pure had pounders too. The reason we all knew how to swim it BECAUSE it was taught! I was looking in my scrapbook and I got my Beginners Card in July 1966. I wonder how many kids got Beginners Card today. Swimming was a basic skill that was taught to kids back in those days.
I grew up in the Schiller Park area...and I remember taking my first dive into the 12ft....remember the free lunches and playin baseball ....Scacjagdua

“Communism. It's everywhere!”

Since: May 08

Lockport, NY

#33 Aug 9, 2008
LISA K wrote:
<quoted text>I grew up in the Schiller Park area...and I remember taking my first dive into the 12ft....remember the free lunches and playin baseball ....Scacjagdua
I grew up in the Harlem-Genesee area which was not too far from there. I also lived in other sections of the city during the summers because my grandmother was quite ill. I remember Pine Hill Meats on Genesee. The owner would make veal loaf and you could get it right out of the over on Saturday mornings. Then there was the Deutsches Haus across the street from Schiller Park, they had a great fish fry.....and who could forget the Bailey theater on Bailey between Ferry and Genesee. I remember the Genesee Theater on Genesee before it became a porno theater.(I remember seeing a James Bond movie there) Another good theater was the Kensington on Bailey near Kensington....saw The Dirty Dozen over there when it first came out. A few weeks ago I got the Dirty Dozen on DVD....my grandsons loved it every bit as much as I did.
Mike R

Buffalo, NY

#34 Aug 9, 2008
LISA K wrote:
<quoted text>I grew up in the Schiller Park area...and I remember taking my first dive into the 12ft....remember the free lunches and playin baseball ....Scacjagdua
Tell the truth Lisa, I probably threw you in off the 12 foot board at Schiller...LOL...

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