Gone but not forgotten
John Verive

Mayfield, KY

#271 Aug 18, 2009
how about del percios old fruit bus or the old junk man yelling rags old iron?
well done

Chicago, IL

#272 Aug 19, 2009
Pudgie's popcorn wagon and the Oscar Meyer Weiner-mobile

Benton, KY

#273 Aug 20, 2009
Wow! the memories! How about Bonnie bee grocery,rockies beef on 20th and north ave. rubins sporting goods and the other one on 18th and lake street.Does anyone remember Del Percios bus that they sold fruits and vegetables out of ? How about Frank the Ice cream man that used to pedal an ice cream cart around town?

Benton, KY

#274 Aug 20, 2009
Anyone here from Mt. Carmel school ? I graduated in 1976.


#275 Aug 21, 2009
i graduated same year too


#276 Aug 21, 2009
Hi Up The Creek! Might that be the creek behind the bowling alley? mmm, by North&15th? O' and the "Other" sporting goods store on Lake Street was Costardo's... I went to Sacred Heart, and am a bit older than you!

Maywood, IL

#277 Sep 5, 2009
What about Cobey's on the corner of 19th & Lake
Grace Style Shop
Portes Drugs
Klodek's Tomorrow Shop
Mary Dee's
Dorweiler's Bakery
Litizia's Hardware Store
Bernard's Shoes
Does anyone remember that Prignano's Funeral Home was on Lake Street around 18th Ave?
Or when Division Lounge was the original long before Abruzzo's?
How about the Shell gas station owned by the Carlini twins?
Krumweide's Gas Station on 12th and Lake Street?
And the above mentioned mosquito trucks that we would ride behind on our bicycles----that stuff was the best! We never had earwigs or half the bugs we have now! That must have killed them too! Now whatever they spray does absolutely no good...the mosquito's are bigger than ever! Of course I never see the trucks spraying anymore either! The only time I even am reminded about it is when I see the money allotted from my property taxes for it!!! The only mystery bigger than that is where does all the toll road money go? And why doesn't some slick lawyer file a class action suit that if you don't have an I Pass you need to pay double??? Sorry, back to the original point...Who remembers Yamo's?

Since: Dec 06

Melrose Park

#278 Sep 5, 2009
I do remember Portes Drug on 19th & Main St. Across from the police station, where that furniture store is. I used to go there all the time.

I went to the Taste of Melrose today (Sat 9/5) and was looking at the book of the History of Melrose Park. Very interesting. Anyone gets the chance, check it out. It has some pictures of then and now days.

Spring Hill, FL

#279 Sep 9, 2009
Do you emember the doughtnut shop next to the Lido.You could stand and watch them fry turn over and then get frosted.Also anyone remember the "The Corn crib by the Lido? You could get the best pop corn and penny candy there.

United States

#280 Sep 9, 2009
How about Jim's beef stand?? Corner of 5th and North Ave....across the street from the Roller Rink

Richmond, IN

#281 Sep 9, 2009
How about T&T Igloo on 24th. and Lake
Palmere's on 35th and Lake
Aurie's, on 23rd. and Lake
Andersen hardware on Broadway(Letizia")
Shell gas station where 7-11 is now, at Division and 19th.
Sinclair on 18th. and Lake
Division Auto body behind Division Auto, on 17th. and Division.

Saint Charles, IL

#282 Sep 9, 2009
How about Leo Pool, had to go there for swimming class when I attended Sacred Heart School.
I think the Kodiak Bear from Come Back in is in the Nick's Pizza & Pub Restaurant in Elgin.
Newberry's in the Winston Park Plaza.
Chicken Bowl (my first job) Recently closed.
Santa Clause in Madigans.
Those were the days!
Ages ago

Largo, FL

#283 Sep 10, 2009
How about the horse riding stales on 1st Avenue? I think it was Sunset stables? It was great riding thru the forest preserves.
Angie from Addison

Lombard, IL

#284 Sep 10, 2009
maggie may wrote:
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Herb Baumgart!His wife Dorothy.... Billy, John, and Carol were the kids.another daughter whose name I can't think of... For a while this couple named Ohil and Adeline ran the store.they were "little people" and stood on milk crates to reach the counter!! I grew up on 8th and Chciago avenue.That was when 5th avenue in Maywood was a beautiful and thriving neighborhood business district.
The other daughter's name was Sharon
Angie from Addison

Lombard, IL

#285 Sep 10, 2009
The other daughter's name was Sharon.
Angie from Addison

Lombard, IL

#286 Sep 10, 2009
The other daughter's name was Sharon/
Former MP

United States

#287 Sep 11, 2009
Remember Dairy Maid store on 15th & Lake, The Tomorrow shop, and Sonny's Barber shop on 16th across the street from Bormans.......Sonny was always in the back playing Poker! Never cutting hair!!


#288 Sep 13, 2009
I remember 'Sonny' when he made book, and cut hair on Lake Street. 1309 Lake Street to be exact.
It was a store front that used to be Danca's cleaners. I even remember his last name...They knocked the building down. I heard Sonny died in the late 80's or early 90's.


#289 Sep 13, 2009
Westlake Hospital bought it and made all that into a parking lot. FormerMP, check the old posts.
Can you tell me if ANY of that neighborhood is left? I doubt it. Even Cock Robin is gone. Such a good chocolate ice cream!


#290 Sep 14, 2009
Thak God Abruzzo's bought the old Division Lounge.
If they didn't it would be a mexican restaurant.

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