Gone but not forgotten

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#597 Sep 11, 2012
CAROL K wrote:
I may have done too many drugs in my youth but does
anybody remember a man called "Johnny Haircut"?
Perhaps I dreamed it.
Billy Campanelli's Uncle that left him 1/2 a Pizza place.
Janis

Gilbert, AZ

#598 Sep 16, 2012
Michael Perry wrote:
I lived in Maywood in the mid to late 60's. I remember the root beer stand,white castle, little league baseball at the park near the forest preserve. Maywood was a great place to grow up. I probably wouldn't recognize it now. I could go for one of those large root beers right now.:)
I remember Struzels root beer stand on Fifth Ave, the best root beer in the world. My dad would bring jugs of it home. Ben Franklin, Lexington School and candy store across the street.. Baseball by the tracks...playing outside all day...
SLEEPY

United States

#599 Sep 25, 2012
SANTA in between walgreens and three sisters,you would take a picture with him.
Rob J Bowden

Chandler, AZ

#600 Oct 9, 2012
Melrose Park
Kiddieland
Miniture golf next to Kiddieland,I don't know the name.
Neisners in Winston Park went in 1978.
Troy in Wiston Park.
Amlings.(First Haunted House)
Polk Bros.
Rand Pool and Patio.
Go carts next to Kiddieland.
Skips.
Hasty Grill.(Mom worked there years ago)
3 sisters at Winston Park.
Newberrys.
Community(Where Kmart is)I remember the old wooden floors there and the popcorn for a dime!
Lerners.(Mom worked there too)
Picway Shoes.
Madigans.
Sherwin Williams paint in Winston Park.
Household finance in Winston Park.
Walgreens,actually had a nice restaurant there,and a good store.The best Ice Cream!
Dominicks
Jewel
There was a bowling alley in Winston Park too,and an all you could eat place next to it!
I think a See's candy was there too.
Who remembers the little castle the was snug between two stores at Christmas to see Santa in the 70's?
I haven't been back to melrose for many years,thanks for the memories!
Jack Utz

Nolensville, TN

#601 Nov 6, 2012
CAROL K wrote:
I may have done too many drugs in my youth but does
anybody remember a man called "Johnny Haircut"?
Perhaps I dreamed it.
No....Johnny Haircut was real. I went to Stevenson Elementary at 20th and Hirsch....good old District 89! What I'd give for a beef sandwich from Butch's at 14th and Lake, across from Cock Robin. Where did the good old days go..???
Jack Utz

Nolensville, TN

#602 Nov 6, 2012
I attended Stevenson Elementary in Melrose Park. What great memories! Butch's beef at 14th and Lake, across from Cock Robin...the Melrose theater on Broadway...playing ball at the park at 17th and Hirsch...the PLAZA!! Soda fountain at Neisner's....where did all the good times go...??!!
The Librarian

Chicago, IL

#603 Nov 29, 2012
Trese wrote:
Just reminiscing about the old businesses in Melrose. Do you remember these? Do you have a great memory of them?
- Come back Inn (torn down now, was located at 19th & Lake St)
- Jack In The Box (replaced by Lucky Dog)
- Ground Round (I think that was the name of the restaurant, was located on North Ave by Menards, replaced by, I believe Condos)
- Polk Bros (the furniture store now replaced by Menards, burnt down) I was there when it was on fire, like a tourist attraction going on.
Any other places you can remember?
What about the Mattis travel agency next to Dunk Donuts, Merk's Shoe Repair and Tommy Sarlo's place on 24th and Lake
The Librarian

Chicago, IL

#604 Nov 29, 2012
What about Mattis Travel Agency next to Dunk Donuts, Merk's Shoes and Tommy Sarlos auto parts place on 24th and Lake. Oh...and I just remembered - Palmiers
Schaeffer

Chicago, IL

#606 Dec 4, 2012
Ages ago wrote:
<quoted text>
Herbie's been dead a long time, I heard he was actually found in a sewer.
He passed away in the early 80's on 24 and Walton 917 basement apartment my uncle was a beast for his size
Jack Utz

Nolensville, TN

#607 Dec 4, 2012
Trese wrote:
Just reminiscing about the old businesses in Melrose. Do you remember these? Do you have a great memory of them?
- Come back Inn (torn down now, was located at 19th & Lake St)
- Jack In The Box (replaced by Lucky Dog)
- Ground Round (I think that was the name of the restaurant, was located on North Ave by Menards, replaced by, I believe Condos)
- Polk Bros (the furniture store now replaced by Menards, burnt down) I was there when it was on fire, like a tourist attraction going on.
Any other places you can remember?
How about Hoppy's barber shop at 23rd and Lake?? This one goes WAY back. D&P (Dap's) grill at 25th and Lake...Porte's Drugs on Broadway, Melrose Theater on Broad.

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#608 Dec 4, 2012
Schaeffer wrote:
<quoted text>He passed away in the early 80's on 24 and Walton 917 basement apartment my uncle was a beast for his size
ya he was one big trouble maker that would start something an then run so his buddied could protect him from getting his a$$ kicked or worse

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#610 Dec 5, 2012
Schaeffer wrote:
<quoted text>Lol that's funny
But the truth. You ghardly EVER saw him alone

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#612 Dec 5, 2012
Schaeffer wrote:
<quoted text>I'm laughing because he was a runt funny u never see many kids from town not in a pack We stick together I was in 3rd grade when he passed so I only remember bits and pieces.
I had many an encounter with him. Some good some not
Schaeffer

Chicago, IL

#614 Dec 14, 2012
Does anyone remember Sir Henry the painter he painted windows at the igloo scudieros I'm sure many other places now that's old school.
pappa

Schaumburg, IL

#615 Dec 19, 2012
:)

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#616 Dec 20, 2012
Schaeffer wrote:
Does anyone remember Sir Henry the painter he painted windows at the igloo scudieros I'm sure many other places now that's old school.
:-)

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#617 Dec 20, 2012
:-)

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#618 Dec 20, 2012
pappa wrote:
:)
Yep
tinkeraol

Phoenix, AZ

#619 Dec 23, 2012
Hey Tax! you had many encounters with Herbie?

I only saw his group in action at a dance...Rumpus Room?Maybe..Yeah, he snapped his fingers like Fonzie and the group beat the crap outa 1 poor alone guy. I was just going to ask if someone remembered the name of the group and I did. The 'Gents'.........Queer name for a bunch of jerks that would do that regularly!
Another name of a group comes to mind..Chessmen.O' well, thanks for the memory, we will talk later!

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#620 Dec 23, 2012
tinkeraol wrote:
Hey Tax! you had many encounters with Herbie?
I only saw his group in action at a dance...Rumpus Room?Maybe..Yeah, he snapped his fingers like Fonzie and the group beat the crap outa 1 poor alone guy. I was just going to ask if someone remembered the name of the group and I did. The 'Gents'.........Queer name for a bunch of jerks that would do that regularly!
Another name of a group comes to mind..Chessmen.O' well, thanks for the memory, we will talk later!
The Gents wern't so tough if there wern't more than two with The Rat. He wouldn't get involved untill they weakened someone.

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