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family guy

Belleville, IL

#1 Dec 2, 2008
teen town at the legion, peg leg pants and penny loafers, dress code in high school, going to the gut at lunch for Snaps secret sauce and cigarettes,played sports cause you wanted to, didn't think of missing practice, original Image band,Hilltoppers in the summer
good memories

United States

#2 Dec 2, 2008
playing hockey where 255 is,camping out at the springs on the bluffs behind Ranges(Quarry filled it in)riding bikes,summers without air conditioning, 8 track tapes--FM converters, prom with sloe gin fizzes for the girls,sledding on the levees on Mcbride by the Bridge,swimming at the sand pit behind Mcbrides, McBrides firemen picnics,rail a thon,Indian ball, dog n suds rootbeer,Mr Softee, burr haircuts(that your Dad gave you like it or not)
oldie

Columbia, MO

#3 Dec 2, 2008
going to the old candy confectionary by the RR, getting your bike stuck in the mud on Theilmann Road, when fLORENCE ave was the NEWEST street in town and 5th St was the street that bordered the other side. When we had 3 stores in town to choose from! The ladies clothes store on Main St, when the gas stations were closed on Sundays! One phone and one car per household, and moms stayed home while we were at school! When a REWARD was scraping everyones trays off in the school cafeteria!! we thought that was so cool! Isn't that funny? We could never do that now- everything is too PC--sometimes it is sad what this world has come to.

Dupo used to have a bowling alley and a movie theater...but that was before my time.
dupo

Englewood, CO

#4 Dec 2, 2008
Memories :) Remember when it got really cold, ice skating on bluff lake.

My grandma lived in Flora acres and to ride your bike there, was like off road riding - over hills and thru ditches, etc.

My dog used to run over to Nolte's, steal huge bones out of their trash and drag them home to eat.
cvs

Fenton, MO

#5 Dec 2, 2008
remember THE GUT.. use to go there for lunch during school and yes, snap had the best burgers in that wonderful sauce. locker inspection. drress code boys had to wear belts.. if not lorenzen put rope on them and made them wear suspenders.. getting swats..man, the fun back then...
Beaver Cleaver

United States

#6 Dec 2, 2008
oldie wrote:
going to the old candy confectionary by the RR, getting your bike stuck in the mud on Theilmann Road, when fLORENCE ave was the NEWEST street in town and 5th St was the street that bordered the other side. When we had 3 stores in town to choose from! The ladies clothes store on Main St, when the gas stations were closed on Sundays! One phone and one car per household, and moms stayed home while we were at school! When a REWARD was scraping everyones trays off in the school cafeteria!! we thought that was so cool! Isn't that funny? We could never do that now- everything is too PC--sometimes it is sad what this world has come to.
Dupo used to have a bowling alley and a movie theater...but that was before my time.
Was the candy store Goulds?The ladies store was Bauchens & Morgans also a Pharmacy.Remember climbing up Booby Illert's ice chute and taking blocks of ice.yes you actually used an ice pick!Love these memories keep them coming
Kelly

Waterloo, IL

#7 Dec 2, 2008
Remember when you picked up the phone and could hear the neighbor talking? I forget what it was called. I remember Goulds and all the candy since my grandma lived next door. Remember getting the speckled balls out of the gumball machine for a prize? The motorcycle dirt track that was right off the levee at the end of Mcbride? The records that came on the back of cereal boxes? Banana seats and flower baskets for your bike with the card in the spokes for added coolness?
Kelly

Waterloo, IL

#8 Dec 2, 2008
family guy wrote:
teen town at the legion, peg leg pants and penny loafers, dress code in high school, going to the gut at lunch for Snaps secret sauce and cigarettes,played sports cause you wanted to, didn't think of missing practice, original Image band,Hilltoppers in the summer
My brother was in Image..Mike Kohlenberger. I remember sneaking across the street to watch him play at the dances in school. He still brings his quitar over to play when he visits.
Dupo Dad

Salisbury, NC

#9 Dec 2, 2008
Kelly wrote:
Remember when you picked up the phone and could hear the neighbor talking? I forget what it was called. I remember Goulds and all the candy since my grandma lived next door. Remember getting the speckled balls out of the gumball machine for a prize? The motorcycle dirt track that was right off the levee at the end of Mcbride? The records that came on the back of cereal boxes? Banana seats and flower baskets for your bike with the card in the spokes for added coolness?
That was a party line! Man the dirt bike tracks were cool! Couldn't get away with the stuff we did then these days.
Do you remember

Waterloo, IL

#10 Dec 2, 2008
Kelly, Do you remember your first boyfriend?
different times

Belleville, IL

#11 Dec 2, 2008
grew up on Mcbride Ave in the 50's and 60's, collecting bottles for deposit to get a soda at Mcbrides, wondering if Floyd had a black eye from the night before.also had 3 confectionaries( telling my age)Tylers, Skippers, Gosses sp? Halloween u could go up 1 side down the other with a pillow case, no worries , no parents!Could name u about every person house by house.1 summer Bush's showed movies behind their house.corkball games,bottle caps,hide n seek ...where has the time gone?
different times

Belleville, IL

#12 Dec 2, 2008
hope this comment doesn't bring the crap.
no one

Columbia, IL

#13 Dec 2, 2008
Beaver Cleaver wrote:
<quoted text>Was the candy store Goulds?The ladies store was Bauchens & Morgans also a Pharmacy.Remember climbing up Booby Illert's ice chute and taking blocks of ice.yes you actually used an ice pick!Love these memories keep them coming
if it was the one at the end of 5th street, it was called guenins. or called Ewengs.. i use to go there as a kid.. something like ..|U.. ngs...
Joy

Redmond, WA

#14 Dec 2, 2008
Dupo had a bowling alley and a movie house?Tell us about where they were and what they were like?
different times

Belleville, IL

#15 Dec 2, 2008
bowling alley was on Main Street about where hair place is ,called Daab's. Heard of movie house before my time heh heh.
Kelly

Waterloo, IL

#16 Dec 2, 2008
Do you remember wrote:
Kelly, Do you remember your first boyfriend?
What I call my first boyfriend and you would call my first boyfriend may be two different things. Are we talking about dupo grade school?
oldie

Millstadt, IL

#17 Dec 2, 2008
remember Chuck Knollmans pharmacy and getting Coke syrup for your cough??? how about riding in the back of a pick up with like 15 people!!!! And we were kids! Oh yeah- and following Sam Hamilton and his mosquito truck down the street- that is probably whats wrong with some of these kids! LOLOLOL
Kelly

Waterloo, IL

#18 Dec 2, 2008
Dupo Dad wrote:
<quoted text>
That was a party line! Man the dirt bike tracks were cool! Couldn't get away with the stuff we did then these days.
That's right! A party line! Can you imagine experiencing something like that now? I'm sure people listened in. I used to take my bike to the track by the levee. What a blast! There was a really neat dustbowl over by where The Rail used to be. If you didn't get in or out of it properly, you would have problems.
Little Brads-Linda

AOL

#19 Dec 2, 2008
no one wrote:
<quoted text>if it was the one at the end of 5th street, it was called guenins. or called Ewengs.. i use to go there as a kid.. something like ..|U.. ngs...
You are right, it was Guenins Store, but it was on Young. My house sat on the corner of third and Young. The store was right out my backyard.I remember going in and getting penny candy, and a glass bottle of soda. Riding mini bikes down Theilmann's Road. I think Flor Acres call it the back tramp. How about going to the bluffs by Hidden Springs. Walking across bluff lake when it was frozen. Building Forts out in the fields when it snow like hell. I even remember ice skating on the lake. Sleding down Plummbers Hill, that's what we call it back then. Now it is just the 300 block of fourth street.
I remember the Jacob's pony, buck my ass off, lol.
Not one to comment always, but thanks to the one that started this. You made my evening better just sitting here reading great times.
Happy Holidays All!!!
Kelly

Waterloo, IL

#20 Dec 2, 2008
Little Brads-Linda wrote:
<quoted text>You are right, it was Guenins Store, but it was on Young. My house sat on the corner of third and Young. The store was right out my backyard.I remember going in and getting penny candy, and a glass bottle of soda. Riding mini bikes down Theilmann's Road. I think Flor Acres call it the back tramp. How about going to the bluffs by Hidden Springs. Walking across bluff lake when it was frozen. Building Forts out in the fields when it snow like hell. I even remember ice skating on the lake. Sleding down Plummbers Hill, that's what we call it back then. Now it is just the 300 block of fourth street.
I remember the Jacob's pony, buck my ass off, lol.
Not one to comment always, but thanks to the one that started this. You made my evening better just sitting here reading great times.
Happy Holidays All!!!
Linda, I forgot all about Jacobs' pony! Ha! I wasn't allowed to get near it.

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