Midlothian Memories

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian,Il

#61 Jan 9, 2010
COLD WATER wrote:
C&J"s store with all the penney candy as soon as you walked in the door. The Bakery in the middle of town. kozel's grocery store ( where browns chicken is) Chevy dealer (where cvs is) Does anyone remember the pancake house at 147th & Cicero that sat back off cicero a little? The Corsi
restaurant/club that was on 147th/Cicero where white castle is. God I have been here a long time. Anyone remember when there were so many kids in Midlothian we had to go 1/2 days to school? Thats when Spaulding school was built.
The Pancake House was called the Farm. I remember the night it burned down. Remember when Kozel's used to be a Kroger? I have that on film from when the Train crash happened in Midlo going way back.

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian,Il

#62 Jan 9, 2010
Frances Street II wrote:
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Was the disco the place next to Cavallini's that burnt down?
It had so many names, MarkIV, Wooden Keg, Mine Shaft just to name a few.

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian,Il

#63 Jan 9, 2010
andy wrote:
Frances I am an 83 grad so I probably know you. But then again I drank a lot in those days. Seems like a lot of you are still in Midlo, even though I am not that far away I dont get back much these days. Is there a local watering hole that everyone hangs out at now. Or probably much like everyone else there is little time for that. Funny how everyday life takes over. I remember starting to line up where the parties would be on the weekend, and that was a big conceren in the day.
Being young back then, was there anything else to worry about except for the next party or the next Concert?
How about the good ol' Red Room?
love midlothian

Midlothian, IL

#64 Jan 9, 2010
Remember when the drinking age was changed to 18 for a short while.I went to St.Chris and I remember the bands they used to bring to the gym Styx ,Porter county line I wonder if anyone remembers the chinese group they had for us. I remember Ken Bard playing his guitar at the parties.Im a 76 grad.of bremen.I remember gravel side streets and when they dug them up playing in the ditch.
love midlothian

Midlothian, IL

#65 Jan 9, 2010
I remember Sister Mary Martha Claire and how she always hit the boys .And Father Gail with his ruler if you got a bad grade hed hit your knuckles.Father Edwin wasnt so nice either.

Since: Feb 09

Midlothian

#66 Jan 9, 2010
andy wrote:
Frances I am an 83 grad so I probably know you. But then again I drank a lot in those days. Seems like a lot of you are still in Midlo, even though I am not that far away I dont get back much these days. Is there a local watering hole that everyone hangs out at now. Or probably much like everyone else there is little time for that. Funny how everyday life takes over. I remember starting to line up where the parties would be on the weekend, and that was a big conceren in the day.
I don't get out to the local watering holes much. I think the kids go to O'Leary's and TJ's sometimes.
We may know each other. I didn't really go to many parties back in the day but it's not a very big town. You can email me at [email protected] Maybe we had some friends in common.
andy

Broadview, IL

#67 Jan 9, 2010
I remember the wooden keg, my brother fuzzhead was working there when it burned down. As for the next party that was all that was on my mind back then. I dont think kids have that many keg parties now.
uncle bill

United States

#68 Jan 9, 2010
from an old timer that grew up in midlothian from 1944 to 2008 and moved to frankfort,graduated from st.chris in 1954 and from bremen in 1958,remember the melody bowl roller rink in posen,the towne theater,it then became king arthurs pub and it had a revolving round table in it.i dont remember an enco station at 147th and cicero but do remember moores corner a restaurant being there. d'ercoles is now in frankfort and is called enricos and the owners are still the same,there son runs it,remember the drug store in town that had a soda fountain it was a rexall,and cavallinis was a coffee shop,and the old post office,the bakery was called superb bakery,with doris dinett next door,there kriese bros ford at 147th and waverly,you also had bilottis shoe repair and midlothian cab if you go to raday lodge there are some old pictures of town hanging on the walls,grew up on turner ave.,we use to set the prairie on 149th and kedzie on fire and wait for the fire dept to come and they have us help put it out.does anybody remember talons root beer barrel at 147th and western and the drive-in theater.
Raised in Midlo

Winfield, IL

#69 Jan 9, 2010
The SE corner of 147th/Pulaski was also a muffler shop for while before it was converted to back into a restaurant. Perry's was a unique place while it lasted, it seemed they served everything. CVS parking lot now.
love midlothian

Midlothian, IL

#70 Jan 9, 2010
lets not forget Charm cleaners used to be fascinated by the shoe cleaning device in the Lobby Mrs Varga worked there forever.

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian,Il

#71 Jan 9, 2010
Frances Street II wrote:
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I don't recall the tornado. When was that?
That was if I recall aboubt 1968 or 69 maybe. It peeled of part of the Car Wash roof, skipped over Crawford and hit the Apartment on the corner and tore off part of that roof.

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian,Il

#72 Jan 9, 2010
love midlothian wrote:
Remember when the drinking age was changed to 18 for a short while.I went to St.Chris and I remember the bands they used to bring to the gym Styx ,Porter county line I wonder if anyone remembers the chinese group they had for us. I remember Ken Bard playing his guitar at the parties.Im a 76 grad.of bremen.I remember gravel side streets and when they dug them up playing in the ditch.
Grew up with Kenny and his Family. May he RIP. I remember the day he died.
The picture on the inside of Styx's second album was taken in St.Chris gym. Remember when Dennis DeYoung of Styx used to teach at Kolmar? Guitar player from Porter County is now my mailman and we also grew up together. Being here 54 years, I grew up with a lot of people.

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian,Il

#73 Jan 9, 2010
uncle bill wrote:
from an old timer that grew up in midlothian from 1944 to 2008 and moved to frankfort,graduated from st.chris in 1954 and from bremen in 1958,remember the melody bowl roller rink in posen,the towne theater,it then became king arthurs pub and it had a revolving round table in it.i dont remember an enco station at 147th and cicero but do remember moores corner a restaurant being there. d'ercoles is now in frankfort and is called enricos and the owners are still the same,there son runs it,remember the drug store in town that had a soda fountain it was a rexall,and cavallinis was a coffee shop,and the old post office,the bakery was called superb bakery,with doris dinett next door,there kriese bros ford at 147th and waverly,you also had bilottis shoe repair and midlothian cab if you go to raday lodge there are some old pictures of town hanging on the walls,grew up on turner ave.,we use to set the prairie on 149th and kedzie on fire and wait for the fire dept to come and they have us help put it out.does anybody remember talons root beer barrel at 147th and western and the drive-in theater.
What was the name of the Cleaners next door to Bilottis? I remember my older brother hanging around with the Owners Son and my Sister working there. Their last name was McAllister. Zibridas Drug store before it was Walgreens and then M&M Glass.
Talons I remember being on Kedzie and who can forget the ABC Theatre?
I remember when being in the Bremen Heights area, if you had to call the FD, they charged you $40 per call. That was before we were annexed in to Midlo.

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian,Il

#74 Jan 9, 2010
andy wrote:
I remember the wooden keg, my brother fuzzhead was working there when it burned down. As for the next party that was all that was on my mind back then. I dont think kids have that many keg parties now.
Fuzzhead? That's a name I haven't heard in years! You almost gave yourself away by telling your Bro's name:):)
FS You probably know this person:)

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian,Il

#75 Jan 9, 2010
love midlothian wrote:
I remember Sister Mary Martha Claire and how she always hit the boys .And Father Gail with his ruler if you got a bad grade hed hit your knuckles.Father Edwin wasnt so nice either.
Father Gail wasn't too bad but Father Edwin wasan SOB!! I always found him to be very mean and nasty. I remember at Roller Skating on Friday nights in the gym, when he blew his whistle, if you didn't stop like right now, he'd grab you by your sideburns and yank up as hard as he could and just about throw you against the wall to sit. Bruno was a "class" act also. Father Gail was always the best. I remember when he had his Band, Father Gail and the Fireman.

Since: Feb 09

Midlothian

#76 Jan 9, 2010
Wondering Why1 wrote:
<quoted text> Father Gail wasn't too bad but Father Edwin wasan SOB!! I always found him to be very mean and nasty. I remember at Roller Skating on Friday nights in the gym, when he blew his whistle, if you didn't stop like right now, he'd grab you by your sideburns and yank up as hard as he could and just about throw you against the wall to sit. Bruno was a "class" act also. Father Gail was always the best. I remember when he had his Band, Father Gail and the Fireman.
We used to have a fireman's ball too. The firemen would ride around on their trucks selling tickets.

Since: Feb 09

Midlothian

#77 Jan 9, 2010
Wondering Why1 wrote:
<quoted text> Fuzzhead? That's a name I haven't heard in years! You almost gave yourself away by telling your Bro's name:):)
FS You probably know this person:)
Maybe. I put my email address on my post so if he wants to out himself I will do the same and we'll see if we do in fact know each other.
andy

Broadview, IL

#78 Jan 9, 2010
Well I am not trying to hide who I am. I am an 83 grad whose uncle is Howie and brother is fuzzhead so its not that hard to figure out, if you put the pieces together.
love midlothian

Midlothian, IL

#79 Jan 9, 2010
you must be a minas Tommy was a great guy good friends with my brother.

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian,Il

#80 Jan 9, 2010
Frances Street II wrote:
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We used to have a fireman's ball too. The firemen would ride around on their trucks selling tickets.
I remember that.

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