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rainydaywoman43

Acton, MA

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Aug 6, 2008
 

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weinbergs and penny candy? st thomas sunday school on saturdays? long tall soda bottles at the gas station vending machines and villanova hall for 10 cents? the head shop in the center? the pet shop?
the lunch counter drug store in the center?
when big joes was on the other side? mirabellas on the opposite? jack in the box? simons? grants? 45 cent records at grants? rexall? when market basket was in the middle of the plaza?
friendlys?

“Do NOT Feed the Trolls!!!”

Since: Jul 08

Lowell MA

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Aug 6, 2008
 
Wilmington Ford
Tewksbury Mom

Taunton, MA

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Aug 6, 2008
 
pewter pot
Tony

Sherborn, MA

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Aug 6, 2008
 
I really miss Mancini's; McD's is there now. The food was always good and the help was very nice. Of course I'm a little biased because my godchild's sister worked there. The other people were good too. They had an extensive menu. You could get pizza, Italian food, fish, burgers and chicken. Hard to find a place like that now. I can't really blame them for selling to Mickey D's for a nice price.
Calister

Watertown, MA

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Aug 7, 2008
 
How 'bout Sunnyhurst Farms? "Harry" the pharmacist in North Wilmington, who would deliver your Rx!
rainydaywoman43

Acton, MA

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Aug 7, 2008
 
wow sunnyhurst farms! forgot about that and yeah i also forgot until now that mancinis was there. i used to get veal cutlet subs there.
wilmington ford yeah i used to ride my bike past there and the pager would come on paging the employees, it could be heard outside.

remember when cigarettes were 45 cents a pack at weinbergs. we used to walk there from WHS in the morning and get our smokes.
when all the kidsfrom school worked at every retail in town. i was at market basket.(73-74)
rainydaywoman43

Acton, MA

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Aug 8, 2008
 
wt grants??

the lake in the summer and the smelly beach house.

trying to yell across the lake.

the shady trees at silver lakes where the old ladies and babys were.

the fish at the other end of the lake where no one went swimming. none of the kids in the neighborhood wanted to go to the lake with us because my mother made them swim in that shallow baby section where the fish were.
rainydaywoman43

Acton, MA

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Aug 9, 2008
 
does anyone remember the head shop in the vicinity of 1970-71 in the center of town next to the pet shop? we used to sneak in there as kids and look at the dirty black light posters in the back and wonder what all the paraphenelia was in the glass cases.it was something to do on a saturday.
rainydaywoman43

Acton, MA

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Aug 9, 2008
 
rainydaywoman43 wrote:
weinbergs and penny candy? st thomas sunday school on saturdays? long tall soda bottles at the gas station vending machines and villanova hall for 10 cents? the head shop in the center? the pet shop?
the lunch counter drug store in the center?
when big joes was on the other side? mirabellas on the opposite? jack in the box? simons? grants? 45 cent records at grants? rexall? when market basket was in the middle of the plaza?
friendlys?
the streaker at the wilmington plaza in 1974?
TOM

Lawrence, MA

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#11
Aug 9, 2008
 
How about Huntleys Diner and George Spanos Restarant? TATS<[ Tatersalls}and last but not least Dames Garage on RT. 38
rainydaywoman43

Acton, MA

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Aug 10, 2008
 
ah yes tattersalls.crowds of barefoot and tanned kids from the beach crowding in picking out candy.me one of them. walking back to silver lake with our goodies.running up to the ice cream truck and the ice cream would be melting before we even got back to the blankets. wearing id tags for residency and lending them to our relatives. making us get out of the water so that the guards could check our tags.getting stuck in the smelly bath house during a lightening storm.having to ride my bike home in it because the lifeguards closed the beachhouse.
looking out over the beach and looking out at that big house on the other side. listening to our radio shack transistor radios and getting all the info on what top 40 songs were hot. people watching and naming people we didnt know. there was the weird love american style guy(he also drove a taxi in town) and the very old man who would swim extremly slowly.my brother was a life guard there for most of the 70s and i knew all the lifeguards. life was fun.
Yaz

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Aug 12, 2008
 
Brewsters lumber, the old Wilmington hockey rink, the dump, the Whitfield school, and the arcade that went in Sunnyhurst.
rainydaywoman43

Acton, MA

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Aug 12, 2008
 
the old drug store lunch counter in wilmington center where the news stop is now. next door was a pet shop.
rainydaywoman43

Acton, MA

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Aug 13, 2008
 
sunday school on saturdays in the st thomas church basement.

and afterwards...

the bus driver ken, who would make sure to tell us that we were heading for a bump and we would all go to the back of the bus and begin bouncing up and down on the seats so that when we hit the bumps, we were air borne. that was FUN!!!
we did that when the bus was almost empty because our stop was one of the last.

saving your dime that your mom gave you, to give to the church donation basket after sunday school, and running over to villanova hall instead to buy one of those long tall pop drinks from the vending machine?

fr croak? fr berube? both were not kid friendly.

first communion?

when the library was as big as a tool shed with windows.

when we got the new library. my girls scout troop moved the books.

having to memorize the act of contrition. whatever that was.

matinees at the high school auditorium on saturdays. disney was the most common.

the swingin' dance/teen center in the basement of villanova hall?
rainydaywoman43

Acton, MA

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Aug 19, 2008
 
joes taxi? it took one hour to get a taxi. i dont know if we even have a taxi service anymore.
Wil-Town

Lexington, MA

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Aug 19, 2008
 
Woodsides Dinner - Has been for a long time but is now Royal Dynasty

CCD at Wilmington High on Saturday mornings

Arcade at Big Joe's

Who didn't have Mr. Kelly or Dick Scanlon
Malden2Lowell

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#18
Aug 19, 2008
 
When Textron was known as Avco. I worked there for 4 1/2 years on the 80s in what I call now my life before M/A-COM. Some of the guys I knew in the drafting dept would refer to Woodside's as Building W.

I loved the original Stelio's and I can still remember when the land was being filled in for Mike's Pizza and one of the subs they offered was the AVCO MX. I used to love Mike's original meat pies when they first opened.
gwb

Marlborough, MA

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Aug 19, 2008
 
candle pin bowling..atomic sub shop
rainydaywomn43

Acton, MA

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Aug 19, 2008
 
where was candle pin bowling?

stellios was a dump and the roof leaked, but i guess the food was good.

i remember a carnival that avco had once(74-5?)..my hs boyfriend worked there for a while mowing the lawn, and he won me a rubber gorrila.

i had mr scanlon but i never had mr kelly..he was a math teacher right?? i didnt take math.

i remember when ccd was moved over to the high school.
fijidot

Cambridge, MA

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Aug 21, 2008
 
Does anyone remember Kilminack, it was the "parking spot" on Saturday nights. Skipping school and taking the train to Boston and watching the Hari Krishna on the common.Just hanging at the Plaza. Sweetheart Plastic being the place to get a job after school from 3-7

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