Just sayin

Pittsburgh, PA

#42 Sep 19, 2009
Who can forget Harry's store on Jenny Lind St?

“Truth Will Set Us Free”

Since: May 08

Mckeesport

#43 Sep 19, 2009
Johnie Keys on lower Evans.
White Lightning

Mckeesport, PA

#44 Sep 19, 2009
Who can forget Harry's store on Jenny Lind St?
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Yeah I remember, Martha & Harry's next to Movic's.
Nickel pinball machines & they would make you a
jumbo sandwich with pickle for 10 or 15 cents.
They treated us kids great.
ol school

Mckeesport, PA

#45 Sep 19, 2009
It is sad that most of these neighborhood stores are gone - not just in McKeesport, but everywhere. The white flight, corporate mentality has taken over. Now the moms drive the kids in the SUVs to the McDonalds at lunch. They stay home and play the video games and browse the web.
We used to get up at 8 on Saturdays and play ball (baseball, football, basketball) until it was dark. Or we would ride our bikes to the corner store for a drink and snack. Maybe spend 10-20 minutes in front of a pinball or bingo machine.
Sure there were a few fat kids around, but no where near what it is today.
fat kid

Finleyville, PA

#46 Sep 19, 2009
why the wise crack about us.....what did we do to you
Just sayin

Pittsburgh, PA

#47 Sep 19, 2009
ol school wrote:
It is sad that most of these neighborhood stores are gone - not just in McKeesport, but everywhere. The white flight, corporate mentality has taken over. Now the moms drive the kids in the SUVs to the McDonalds at lunch. They stay home and play the video games and browse the web.
We used to get up at 8 on Saturdays and play ball (baseball, football, basketball) until it was dark. Or we would ride our bikes to the corner store for a drink and snack. Maybe spend 10-20 minutes in front of a pinball or bingo machine.
Sure there were a few fat kids around, but no where near what it is today.
In the summer, we left the house to play in the morning & didn't come home until dinner! No one needed to make "play dates" back then....
Ray

Pittsburgh, PA

#48 Sep 21, 2009
Just sayin wrote:
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In the summer, we left the house to play in the morning & didn't come home until dinner! No one needed to make "play dates" back then....
Those were the good ol days
Ray

Pittsburgh, PA

#49 Sep 21, 2009
Sluggo wrote:
Barb sold Ice Cream too from behind the counter I believe. Used to buy my comic books and wrestling magazines there. Also, those little wafer flying saucers with the little colored beads in them.... After a hard day at 5th Avenue School Yard, we'd get those 7 oz. Coca-Cola bottles.
Minerva Bakery is still there. Gotta love a community institution.
Hand-dipped ice cream.......whithouse and butter pecan were two of my mother's favorites

“Truth Will Set Us Free”

Since: May 08

Mckeesport

#50 Sep 21, 2009
Ray wrote:
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Hand-dipped ice cream.......whithouse and butter pecan were two of my mother's favorites
Exactly. I think they mixed up shakes in these old metal shakers too. Hey, my guess is first initial "L.". Am I right?

Paul
Ray

Pittsburgh, PA

#51 Sep 21, 2009
Sluggo wrote:
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Exactly. I think they mixed up shakes in these old metal shakers too. Hey, my guess is first initial "L.". Am I right?
Paul
Yep you are right.........how is the old neighborhood? Not too many houses left I hear.

“Truth Will Set Us Free”

Since: May 08

Mckeesport

#52 Sep 21, 2009
Ray wrote:
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Yep you are right.........how is the old neighborhood? Not too many houses left I hear.
Hey L.,

The old neighborhood is pretty quiet for the most part. So many houses gone with more that need to. Not like the old days when we had dozens of kids there all the time.

I hope you don't believe the stuff you read about me on here. Please realize that most of the crap written about me here comes from folks who have a lot to lose if an honest man is ever elected Mayor.

I have had my share of trouble this past 18 months, some self inflicted, but I am still the same guy who just wants to make a positive difference here that you grew up with.

Keep in touch.

Why "Ray"? You had me fooled for quite some time.

Paul
Ray

Pittsburgh, PA

#53 Sep 21, 2009
Sluggo wrote:
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Hey L.,
The old neighborhood is pretty quiet for the most part. So many houses gone with more that need to. Not like the old days when we had dozens of kids there all the time.
I hope you don't believe the stuff you read about me on here. Please realize that most of the crap written about me here comes from folks who have a lot to lose if an honest man is ever elected Mayor.
I have had my share of trouble this past 18 months, some self inflicted, but I am still the same guy who just wants to make a positive difference here that you grew up with.
Keep in touch.
Why "Ray"? You had me fooled for quite some time.
Paul
Sometimes i think how nice it would be to be a kid again and then I think No they have twice as much too deal with now then we did.
I will email you do't want to put tmi out there.
remembering

Allison Park, PA

#54 Aug 19, 2010
Lippert's
Oddo's
Star Restaurant
Green's
Murphy's
Club Car
Cox's
Immel's
David Israel's
Helmsteders
Blid's
Sam's Hotdogs
Henry B Klein's
Shadango

Cheswick, PA

#55 Aug 20, 2010
Myer Park wrote:
Anyway... Although it is not really McKeesport, I remember going to Eastland Mall in the early 80s. I loved Gee Bees and one year for Christmas my dad took me and my brother to see Return of the Jedi at the theater.
I was just up at the old Eastland site the other day, looking at the vast expanse of "nothing", marveling at how that used to be a shopping hub.

Its weird to see the big empty field now.

I wonder if they have any plans for it?
long time McKeesporter

New Kensington, PA

#56 Aug 20, 2010
Shadango wrote:
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I was just up at the old Eastland site the other day, looking at the vast expanse of "nothing", marveling at how that used to be a shopping hub.
Its weird to see the big empty field now.
I wonder if they have any plans for it?
It's back to looking like it did in the 50's What progress huh?
Former McKeesport

Portsmouth, VA

#57 Feb 22, 2013
I moved away a long time ago but every time I work with my model railroad collection, Lou Oddo comes to mind. That small store stuffed with toys and trains and filled with the sweet smell of Lou's pipe.
Former McKeesport

Portsmouth, VA

#58 Feb 22, 2013
I remember when Eastland became a flea market. I haven't been back in years, is it all gone now ?
Collin Street Alumni

United States

#59 Feb 23, 2013
It is time for Collins Street...a new era for both the Machine and the Port. Access cards for everyone.
Speaking Truth

Elizabeth, PA

#60 Feb 24, 2013
Former: Yes, it's all gone now. Just a field of rocks. Really sad, I had so many great memories of the place. And much of Mckeesport (the city) is gone as well. Almost nothing, that meant anything to me, exists any longer. Entire sections of business property have been reduced to boarded up buildings and broken windows.
Good Ole Klan Rally Daze

Kabul, Afghanistan

#61 Feb 25, 2013
Remember Sluggo goin' to all them there Klan rallies? What a racist hoot was he. Here endeth the lesson, McK.

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