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Stephanie

Euless, TX

#1 Nov 14, 2012
Fun city and the old skating rink in Pokey?
Rick

Jonesboro, AR

#2 Nov 14, 2012
The Dairy Queen, drag racing on 304 barbeque at Tasty Freeze.The old drive end 67 south.I remember a lot I am 54 years old.
Ann

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Nov 14, 2012
Oh how I loved that old skating rink! The one out across from Baltz Lake .. Gerald Broadway ran that place and was such a sweet old man. Johnny Rapert had the Tastee Freeze and Burley Hosman had the Dairy Center across from IGA . I think that was the name, I could be wrong in my "old age". Circling Sonic and Pizza Hut and parking and visiting at the Dairy Queen. Nothing for kids to do now. What a shame
Zoo Keeper

Euless, TX

#4 Nov 14, 2012
Yes it is a shame I'm only 33 and have lived here my whole life back when I was young ya had fun city and the bowling alley now there is nothing but trouble for the kids to get into I got 4 of my own and a grand baby
Old Fart

Jonesboro, AR

#5 Nov 14, 2012
We could not afford a tastee freeze BBQ with the great slaw and would cut one in 3 pieces and each pay 1/3rd and drink water and think we were in tall cotton. We could't understand how a teenager could afford fries, milkshake AND a BBQ. We could't afford the shoe skates and would rent the clamp skates which would come off all the time but you were sure looking good while they would stay on your shoes.
Rick

Jonesboro, AR

#6 Nov 14, 2012
I spent my own money my dad had me working the summer in Jonesboro during the summer get up at 5:oo am.
Ole Coot

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Nov 16, 2012
Drive In Movies. Parking on the back row.
just me

Jonesboro, AR

#8 Nov 16, 2012
Remember all of it,just never could afford to do any of it..
yep

Ravenden, AR

#9 Nov 16, 2012
hunted the sides of the roads long and hard for 6 empty soda bottles to trade for a full one.

doubt kids now days bother to bend over and pick up a penny or nickel.
Crazy

Euless, TX

#10 Nov 16, 2012
Crazy how much has changed in 20 yrs the old walmart, iga, ramons, penny pincher. Where the walmart is now it used to be full of ran down businesses. An the gas station that was in front of ramons i think it was petro petes. . And im only 26
guest

Euless, TX

#11 Nov 16, 2012
Zoo Keeper wrote:
Yes it is a shame I'm only 33 and have lived here my whole life back when I was young ya had fun city and the bowling alley now there is nothing but trouble for the kids to get into I got 4 of my own and a grand baby
All you did then was get in trouble steph.
good ole days

United States

#12 Nov 16, 2012
remember when everone would chip their money together to buy some drinks, then go to the river and build a bonfire and have fun and going over thrill hill to get the beer. we never feared any danger back then, just lookin to have some fun.
friend

United States

#13 Nov 16, 2012
Penny Pincher, Hogans C Store right outside of town, hanging at Flash Market after school, circling sonic on the weekends. We would hang at skating rink for a bit then go circle Sonic.$5 would buy all my gas for the weekend. And payphones. My mom would never let me leave the house without a dime in my pocket incase I needed to call home! Lol
Changes

Jonesboro, AR

#14 Nov 17, 2012
Does anyone remember when KFC use to be sitting in the middle of the intersection in front of the old Brown Shoe Bldg.(Rancho Bravo)? Or when there was only ONE bridge going across Black River, or when Wal-Mart was in the bldg. where Haley's is now. Or when Nu-Way Foods was in the shopping center next to The Dollar Store. Or when Prichard's Furniture was out on HWY 115 past the city shed in the place where the church is now? I do!
Those were the days

Oklahoma City, OK

#15 Nov 17, 2012
I remember walking to the city pool and on the way back we would go through town and stop at Terry's Quick Stop. When I was really young, my grandpa used to take me to Kings Grocery on Park Street across from Griggs. Who remembers Joe Petes?
good ole days

Cameron, TX

#16 Nov 17, 2012
joe petes, the dime store, van adkins, i think there was a ben franklin store also. then across the river there was crown food mart and the breaker drive in also. played a lot of cenepede games there.
Guest

Ash Flat, AR

#17 Nov 18, 2012
joe petes, the dime store, van adkins, i think there was a ben franklin store also. then across the river there was crown food mart and the breaker drive in also. played a lot of cenepede games there.

Oh yes, those were the days. Joe Pete's, Sterlings, Kings Department Store (Where the cafe is now),across the street where the library is was Van Atkins, next door was Ben Franklin's ten cent store (instead of "dime"), where Counter Concepts is now Otasco was there ran by J.L. Jackson. We had a wonderful town in those days. If we could get together and build this town again, and parents raised their children as we were raised we wouldn't have to have as many prisons and families would be together to enjoy the life of peace and tranquillity.
We were raised in the best of times, sure, many thought it was rough-but in the long run not any rougher than things are today. People were raised to handle things better, to respect themselves and others. Today it is all "ME, ME, ME". And so many standing around for a handout. Back in those days we were not afraid to work for minimum wage, we were not afraid of hard work, and sure didn't think we were susposed to start a marriage with what it took our parents twenty-five to gain, or that our parents owed it to us to support us from womb to tomb.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#18 Nov 18, 2012
the pool hall out on hwy 62 w
just me

Jonesboro, AR

#19 Nov 26, 2012
Arlie Lowerys pool hall uptown..
Meeeee

Salem, AR

#20 Nov 26, 2012
I wish all this would come back!!:(

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