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Oldsmar, FL

#1 Aug 14, 2008
looking for people that are still or use to live in the village 1957 1980 had a great childhood there...from reading these posts it sounds like its gone to hell
svbear1115

Lansing, IL

#2 Aug 14, 2008
We moved into Sauk Village in 1958 and lived there until 2007.
justme

Oldsmar, FL

#3 Aug 14, 2008
svbear1115 wrote:
We moved into Sauk Village in 1958 and lived there until 2007.
use to walk thru the field at the end of 219th going to bonnies
svbear1115

Lansing, IL

#4 Aug 14, 2008
We used to walk everywhere. Everyone watched out for each other, step on someone's lawn and they were hauling you back to your house for your parents to deal with. We didn't run with guns, or spray paint schools or houses, or walk down the middle of the street in packs of 30 or 40, our clothes were on our butts, Heaven help us if our pants were hanging off our rears.
justme wrote:
<quoted text>use to walk thru the field at the end of 219th going to bonnies
justme

Oldsmar, FL

#5 Aug 14, 2008
bonnies....dog n suds ....use to ride our bikes to the country club and swim in the quarries ... went to st james had to walk from merrill and sauk trail....had to walk to rickover...thought we made it big when they built bob o links.....the summers were great......in the field at the end of 219th the fire dept would fill it with water and we would ice skate..the snow strom of 1969....everybody took care of each other.......what happened?
svbear1115

Lansing, IL

#6 Aug 14, 2008
In my opinion, money for the kids went to better things, like paying trustees, mayor, village manager. Why invest money into community centers for our kids, programs for our kids, village functions where ALL the trustees, village manager & mayor show up? That would only help Sauk village, the money is easier to get by sitting on a little counter during an open board meeting saying speeches about how We are doing this and we are doing that--problem, they almost never show up to SV functions or support SV in any way shape or form unless it is election time, benefits them or there are free drinks. When was the last time you saw the Mayor, ALL trustees, VILLAGE MANAGER, Chief of Police, OFF DUTY police officers show up at a Valentine's Dance-Yes, in all fairness, there are police, the ones paid to be there, yes the Mayor & some trustees did show up a few times--when it was election year. How can residents be expected to support SV when SV employees and SV elected officials won't even make an appearance unless it is election time. Tell me, when was the last time you saw the Chief of Police at a Valentine's Dance sponsored by the Fire Association? When was the last time you saw any of these people at a Fire Dept. Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast? I'll Tell you--when it was election time! SAUK VILLAGE OWN ADMINISTRATION WON'T SUPPORT EACH OTHER and people wonder why the town is going down the tubes, if we don't support each other, how can we expect the residents to support us or support one another? IT IS ALL FAKE CRAP AND ALL "LET'S TELL THEM WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR, NOT THE TRUTH!" If they wanted us to know the truth, we'd see SOMETHING about SV in the local paper (i.e. the Star), but we don't, why because there is nothing good to be said any longer, and that is so very very sad.
anonymous

Chicago Heights, IL

#7 Aug 15, 2008
well if you can remember my sister drove into the dog n suds sign and knocked it over we had so much fun back then but one thing old olivia down by wagoner school was the bad street.and merril on the other side of the trail was bad too.we watched the sub division of st. james estates go up.peterson , you were able to walk it thru from jeffrey to bonnies i worked at the boz hot dogs sauk trail was two single lanes the covered wagon came thru town corn roasts at torrence and trail q and u pool hall the arcade that didn't last long.ben franklin it was great.
justme wrote:
bonnies....dog n suds ....use to ride our bikes to the country club and swim in the quarries ... went to st james had to walk from merrill and sauk trail....had to walk to rickover...thought we made it big when they built bob o links.....the summers were great......in the field at the end of 219th the fire dept would fill it with water and we would ice skate..the snow strom of 1969....everybody took care of each other.......what happened?
mary m

Chicago, IL

#8 Aug 15, 2008
what was "bonnies?!"
remember

Oldsmar, FL

#9 Aug 15, 2008
when they built amber manor apts?? surreybrook? we thought we had become a real town......tropical hut.....bob & johns rest next to bonnies....the whole village came out for 4th of july.....we use to call (before it was built)the hollows where st james estates is now..old st james church and the grave yard...
just me

Oldsmar, FL

#10 Aug 15, 2008
my sister worked at the dog and suds when it first opened
just me

Oldsmar, FL

#11 Aug 15, 2008
mary m wrote:
what was "bonnies?!"
bonnies was a deli and groc store at sauk trail and calumet express way at the light....
Indian Hills Forever

Denver, CO

#12 Aug 15, 2008
anonymous wrote:
well if you can remember my sister drove into the dog n suds sign and knocked it over we had so much fun back then but one thing old olivia down by wagoner school was the bad street.and merril on the other side of the trail was bad too.we watched the sub division of st. james estates go up.peterson , you were able to walk it thru from jeffrey to bonnies i worked at the boz hot dogs sauk trail was two single lanes the covered wagon came thru town corn roasts at torrence and trail q and u pool hall the arcade that didn't last long.ben franklin it was great.<quoted text>
Oh No! Merrill on the South Side of the town was not BAD. It just so happened that it had the highest concentration of boys on any block in any suburb. There were like just 3 girls on the block. There were families with 5 boys, just boys. So Merrill was a little more ornary then some of the other blocks. But the folks were good folks. They would give you the shirt off their back if you were in need.
inatlanta

Oldsmar, FL

#13 Aug 15, 2008
merrill ave all the way down to wagoner school was nice ....i lived at 217th and merrill
Do you remember

Denver, CO

#14 Aug 15, 2008
Do you remember: St. James School flooding the yard in winter so us kids could ice skate? When Strassburg was the middle school? How about the 4th of July Picnic at St. James? Remember when they were building Rickover?
I recently had a trip for work that took me across rte 30. So, I side-tracked down Sauk Trail. I stopped for lunch at Sauk Valley (Round the Clock)walked thru St. James Cemetery (New Strasburg) There are a lot of familiar names in that yard. If you get a chance to go back, take a look at SV history, visit the cemetery. Do it during the day.
remember

Oldsmar, FL

#15 Aug 16, 2008
was one the first...first grade class at st james 4th of july parardes down sauk trail ending at the shopping center....lasted for 4 days the whole village came out for that...
Those were the days

AOL

#16 Aug 16, 2008
I used to Work at Bob and John's , ate all I wanted , and still got paid.
Those were the days

AOL

#17 Aug 16, 2008
Strassburg
1st Grade-Mrs. Wilson
2nd Grade-Mrs. Hovermale
3rd Grade-Mrs. Ricketts
Katz Corner/Wagoner
4th Grade-Mrs. Sporleder
Katz Corner
5th Grade-Mr Plummer
Wagoner
6th Grade-Mrs. Pito
Strassburg/Rickover(1st class to graduate)
7th Grade -Mr. Gurganus
8th Grade-Mr. Orseno
anonymous

Chicago Heights, IL

#18 Aug 17, 2008
when i was 10 -11 yrs old the south side merril was bad.and the north side olivia was bad.then again i was 10-11 yrs old.mr.g was cool i have a picture of him but i don't know how to put it on here.i went to wagoner and rickover i had good teachers mostly great and one bad in wagoner i loved the village when it was good,one thing we will never forget,and you will never find the same kind of friends like you had growing up in the village i miss it alot
Misty

Lowell, IN

#19 Aug 17, 2008
Lived in the village from 1978 to 2006. I still miss my old house but I wouldn't live there again. Heard new owner was robbed. I am still really angry about having to leave. I remember Bonnies, Ben Franklin and the library was actually in a house on Sauk trail. When my kids were little it was a nice place to live.
Old-Timer

AOL

#20 Aug 17, 2008
I remember Roger Theisen being mayor ,like forever. It's just a shame that with it's proximity to the expressway that SV never realized it's potential for passerby business. It seems that SV is just a town of temporary occupants rather than long-time homeownwers. We have SV Government(Section8) for that. When a neighborhood goes down , it takes a long time and a monumental effort to bring it back up. With the lack of pride and respect in this town , it will continue it's downward slide into the ghetto.

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