You're an old time Riverdale/Dolton r...
nicksportspage

Lansing, IL

#804 Feb 12, 2014
Dave I wrote:
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Any time a big snow storm could cancel school how about how we were glued to the Ray Rayner show on WGN to see if school was cancelled.
chelveston? the duck, hard rock cocco joe, speed racer, bozos circus, cookie,
nicksportspage

Lansing, IL

#805 Feb 12, 2014
Dusty wrote:
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You still have Andy's at 144th & Indiana! The Shrimp Boil at Isaac Walton is usually the 1st or 2nd weekend in August.
Some other restaurants along Indiana Ave was Joe's Restaurant in between the old Towne Liquors, later Sola's and the old Dolton Elks Club (which was where the Tri-City Slot Car tracks were). The Elks had a weekly Saturday night Seafood Supper. That's all gone being replaced by the apartments for Seniors.
Browns Chicken was at Sibley & Indiana. There was the Coney Island Hot Dogs across the street (Sibley) from Browns Chicken. There was a real nice looking blonde working there too at one time! There was Artese Pizza at around 141st & Indiana, along with a Chinese Restaurant. There was a KFC near there too. I remember seeing an older guy, when I was a kid, walking north with a bucket of chicken. A train is blocking the crossing so he set the "bucket" on a flat car, hops up onto and over the flat car, grabbed his chicken and kept walking north without skipping a beat! As kids sitting in Dad's car waiting for the train to move it was the funniest thing! Our dad gave us a stern warning not to try that one!
There seemed to be a cheap hamburger joint at Leyden Ave (137th)& Indiana where they had burgers at "White Castle" prices.
I had to think about "House of Pizza," that was on Chicago Rd., right? 144th had Brunetti's Pizza which was moved in with Michael J's when he consolidated that in with the bar. Too bad that's gone along with the old Ben Franklin (Family Dollar).
that aint andys dairy freeze, there was only one andy, nicest man in the world, if he saw someone didn't have enough money to buy something, he would always take care of that person
nicksportspage

Lansing, IL

#806 Feb 12, 2014
KTD wrote:
...it was Thomsen Clinic, and I remember everything that has been posted. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
Thompson clinic, dad sneeking down to the bowling alley for a beer or that little bar just across the tracks, and Dolton riverdale little league, good teams back in the day monarchs
nicksportspage

Lansing, IL

#807 Feb 12, 2014
Dusty wrote:
...the Dolton Carnival and the DFD raffling off a brand new car every year to raise money for new equipment, also...the Dolton 4th of July parade on Chicago Road and the 4th of July fireworks at Dolton Park...Value Village...Koch Foods...sledding on the embankment of I-94 and 142nd St.(Dolton Ave), the old Lincoln School, when the Arcady Grain Elevator was blown up, going in the old abandoned Hales & Hunter Grain Elevator,...
how about everyone winning hams, and nice hams at that
nicksportspage

Lansing, IL

#808 Feb 12, 2014
youse to be there-dusty wrote:
i think you are talking about "misoyves" on chicago rd. old italian family.
sure sounds like misovies
nicksportspage

Lansing, IL

#809 Feb 12, 2014
KTD wrote:
Has anyone mentioned the little grocery store that was on Lincoln Avenue near Langley (I think) right by the curves? It was run by a little old lady who lived upstairs. I remember riding my bike over just to buy the penny candy.
on the S curve, yeah someone mentions the name, I went there but never knew it , the place felt just like misovies
nicksportspage

Lansing, IL

#810 Feb 12, 2014
johnnybright wrote:
<quoted text>I think it was panozzos
cavalinnis classic!, that fancy restaurant place at 142nd and ? across the street from bozos, was cavalinnis at sibley and Chicago, what was the restaurant at Chicago ave and around146th? across the street from the automechanic shop-kevins, panazzos was on 142nd near the expressway, by hostess and the dry cleaners and gas station and the nursing home
nicksportspage

Lansing, IL

#811 Feb 12, 2014
Sally wrote:
How about the drive in show, LouArt's drive in, and there was a SuperBurger with curly fries at 138th & Halsted.
wow saw a boobie driving by there one night ha ha, just like the 41 outdoor
nicksportspage

Lansing, IL

#812 Feb 12, 2014
arby wrote:
another one, papa damiani's pizza. i think they're still there...and brown's funeral home. we buried both my parents out of there.
people that left Dolton still go there, white hen pantry-ice cream shoppe-laundry mat, wet from skitching, sledding, put clothes in dreir, punch the money slot, on goes the drier, and-sedgefield jeans shop, nice owner!! forgot his and his girlfriends name, browns chicken back then pizza hut taco bell sambos, the boots store across the street couple gas stations on the corner,
nicksportspage

Lansing, IL

#813 Feb 12, 2014
KTD wrote:
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Absolutely!! Value Village owned by the Horney Family. I still remember the toy department located in the back of the store and the wood floors that had a buckle to them. I think the only commercial business left from my childhood days is Milhons Florist.
what was the pharmacy name at 142 and Chicago ave, and ice cream joint across the street at 142nd, was value village the main store across from herzogs and the pharmacy, I forgot
nicksportspage

Lansing, IL

#814 Feb 12, 2014
youse to be wrote:
anyone remember the CAL's ROAST BEEF on sibley at woodlawn. luv'd their sandwiches. sorry arby.
a funny story. back in the 70's cal's rented a float for the july 4th parade. a 25ft tall cow with their logo. it was parked in their lot for advertisement.
the morning manager arrives at work and cow is gone. and the dolton police are called. of course the question is how did the police not notice a 25ft cow missing from the lot. LOL. after an APB was issued for the kidnapped cow. the state police call dolton to tell them the cow was found on cal expwy. and the juvenile pranksters caught. case solved. i just wish i could of seen the cops face who saw the 25ft cow flying down the E-way. LOL.
i bet the poor cops in dolton, wished that was their biggest problem now. god bless em
that was crime back than, oh good ole Dolton I miss ya
nicksportspage

Lansing, IL

#815 Feb 12, 2014
Dusty wrote:
Here's a few more memories: flying down hill on Sibley Bridge (over the C&EI RR Yard) on your bike and trying to "peg out" the new speedometer you bought at Mr. Ed's Bike Shop! Sneaking into the Izaak Walton Lake and catching Blue Gill, Trout (that was stocked in there), Striped Bass and did I say Blue Gill-it was loaded with them! Being chased by the Railroad Police for cutting through the train yard! Building forts from the wood you'd get from the Dolton Dump behind the Village Hall!
sneaking into isaak waltons fishing with a couple friends about to graduate high school and have to grow up and go our own ways, along with the nights after closing at nicks or the pink flamingo, growing up, great moments
nicksportspage

Lansing, IL

#816 Feb 12, 2014
Dusty wrote:
Here's a few more memories: flying down hill on Sibley Bridge (over the C&EI RR Yard) on your bike and trying to "peg out" the new speedometer you bought at Mr. Ed's Bike Shop! Sneaking into the Izaak Walton Lake and catching Blue Gill, Trout (that was stocked in there), Striped Bass and did I say Blue Gill-it was loaded with them! Being chased by the Railroad Police for cutting through the train yard! Building forts from the wood you'd get from the Dolton Dump behind the Village Hall!
skitching down irving road by white hen, accidently ripping a few bumpers off, lol, riding bike down the hallways of thornridge at night with the custodian chasing us, fries at Dolton bowl, dining and dashing from sambos, my knucklehead friends idea, run, hey, where you going, penny sundaes at kmart, good ham too, fresh eggs at 151st and irving, my taco bell buddies oh the creations we made, ha ha
nicksportspage

Lansing, IL

#817 Feb 12, 2014
Dusty wrote:
<quoted text>Hey You'se, I can remember Arby' and the case of the missing float seems to ring a bell! I think that was in the local papers.
Here's one for ya', do you remember a local newpaper called "the Advertiser?" I think it went by the wayside in the early to mid-70's.
hey I delivered that and the daily news and some flyers,
nicksportspage

Lansing, IL

#818 Feb 12, 2014
KTD wrote:
I just finished watching some old home movies from the 60's many of which featured the 4th of July parade. Do you guys remember when the crowds were shoulder to shoulder on the curbs and you had to stake out your seating territory before anyone else?
the parades were a big deal!! everyone came out and the whole town got involved
nicksportspage

Lansing, IL

#819 Feb 12, 2014
Dusty wrote:
<quoted text>Dolton Dude, stop by and visit the "good ol' days" anytime and share your stories! Last time I drove through I looked to see if there was anything left of the old go-kart track on 138th St. just west of Halsted, The building is gone but part of the track is still there. I remember the old guy kicking us out of there for driving too crazy! I actually know a couple of people still living around 137th ST.
got yelled at there a few times, raceway park demolition derbys were cool
nicksportspage

Lansing, IL

#820 Feb 12, 2014
grew up in dolton wrote:
Dr. Iwanetz office on 142nd. He drove Avantis and lived in South Holland. Bozo's hot dogs. Kaiser Aluminum. The clay hole. Blackstone Park, Kandy Kane Park. The ice rink they would freeze on 142nd st. The Piscateer's Lake at 142nd and Cottage Grove. The Valley-the neighborhood just south of 138th st. and East of Lincoln Av. Stauffer Chemicals. Going to school and church at St. Marys in Chicago, and dodging the trains to get to and from. Papa Damiani's Pizza. Hennessey-Hornburg Funeral Home. Cal's Roast Beef and the infamous stolen cow incident. The horse where the Eagle got built. Thomsen Clinic, the Tri-City Bowl. The Dolton Office Center Building, which then became a cable TV building. Newman's Drugs.
freezing Dolton park for hockey and warming up in the fieldhouse
Dave I

Scottsdale, AZ

#821 Feb 12, 2014
nicksportspage wrote:
<quoted text>chelveston? the duck, hard rock cocco joe, speed racer, bozos circus, cookie,
Yes Chelveston the duck..he was a mean SOB too..lol
Dave I

Scottsdale, AZ

#822 Feb 12, 2014
nicksportspage wrote:
<quoted text>the parades were a big deal!! everyone came out and the whole town got involved
The parade yes and then the carnival at Dolton Park with great Fireworks on the 4th.
Dave I

Scottsdale, AZ

#823 Feb 12, 2014
Funny, I live in Scottsdale and and the wife of the couple that just moved in next door, went to Thornwood and grew up in South Holland and Dolton..

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