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Kathy Parks

Philadelphia, PA

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#21
Aug 14, 2008
 
Jeff, I remember you. Isn't your brother Tommy and your sister Sharon? I think you were in my brother's first wedding too. Thanks for the comment about my dad. He really was a character. I think he had just as much fun hanging out with all you guys. Dad passed away 3 years ago, but those memories go on forever. Do you keep in touch with my brother David?
Larry T

Norristown, PA

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#22
Aug 22, 2008
 
I have great memories of clementon. I remember being tied to a tree on signal hill by the Lederer gang. Do you remeber that Gail? I would give anything to go back to that time in my life. I really remeber the dairy pub, I use to date the owners daughter Millie and never had to pay for anything. If anyone remembers Rosanna Haubois She passed away on 4th of july. She was married to Tommy Briggs another long time resident of Clementon. We were all very lucky to have lived there when it was a nice place for everyone. Let's keep this going. and a reunion would be nice but where would we have it?
barbara p thomasville nc

Winston Salem, NC

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#23
Sep 2, 2008
 
i grew up in clementon and went to gibbs school,, there was mr miller,,, and his beetle vw and eating in hallway when u were disruptive in cafe,,, and mr penny packer and yes gail i was on the parking lot as a safty patrol and if you hear from my sister ,, tell her to call me,,, i had a st bernard dog i got when i turned 18 that ate falatto's ice cream too johnny would make him a cone,,, the there was ralph and bernard got lost at baptsto and miller drove there to help find them,,, there was the great dane , horse that would pick up cigars from petes cigar store ,,, the clementon lake park,,, and my mom and dad met at that skating rink i will have to ask here about that bench out back. lol... there was sid's where my and vi worked and the fire works we would watch from behind the bank,,, the great cinnimon buns from the bakery on the hill next to the acme, and the lemon buns were my favorite,,, my dad was a funny guy and he and his friend would go to the triangle on friday night only for my mom to ride by to make sure he was there, then there was jaggard,,, his friend , who live behind silver lake inn,,, clementon was a great town to grow up in ,,, those cold walks to school in the snow,,, the halloweens at woosters , the parades that ended up at the legion hall,,, sally star riding in here cadallac to the park and movie theater,,, kathy and i are in nc and david is at goober's please any one know when overbrooks class of 73 reunion is,,, my best friend is still linda,,, hi every one ,,, barbara
Al Garrity

Coatesville, PA

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#24
Sep 2, 2008
 
Have lived in Clementon all my life . How about the Buster Brown Shoe store with the xray machine so you could look at your feet to see if the shoes fit . 16 cents to get in the movie. Mary & Jane's Deli , Sweet Shop nest to movie, Goodwins Food Market , Fred Beckman and George Domuzio the barbers ( opposite sides of the street of course . Sandbergs Floral Shop for the Christmas tree every year . Saturday afternoon at the movie to watch 50 cartoons . The watchman at the railroad crossing who would lower and raise the gates , he stayed in a little building that looked like an outhouse with a pot belly stove for heat in the winter . One day a car with a few people in it went around the railroad gate and was run over by the train , this happened on a Saturday and the police kept all the kids in the movie until the coroner collected all the body parts , the movie just kept running cartoons over and over . Apple and Pillings lakes are long gone because the dam broke years ago , it looks like a small forest now . The coal silos behind Sid's . At that time (50's) it realy did look like Hometown , USA .
barbara thomaville nc

Winston Salem, NC

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#25
Sep 2, 2008
 
i was in class with billy since 2nd grade what is he doing now,,, you must be related,,, the buster brown thing ,, yes i do remember it ,,, sandburgs was great the brothers always treated me good, i got may plants from them i do not remember the train accident , i am coming home on september 24th and have not been back in like 8 years so i plan to visit home and philly and ocean city and atlantic city,,, and my dad george parks in buried in arlington , so i need to stop there on way back,,, most of the people who have written have all movied away,, i guess it makes u appriecate it more,,, we had a great little town,,, unless you lived there back then ,, others do not know what we had ,,, thanks again barbara are you billy's dad ?
barbara thomaville nc

Winston Salem, NC

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#26
Sep 2, 2008
 
i was in class with billy since 2nd grade what is he doing now,,, you must be related,,, the buster brown thing ,, yes i do remember it ,,, sandburgs was great the brothers always treated me good, i got may plants from them i do not remember the train accident , i am coming home on september 24th and have not been back in like 8 years so i plan to visit home and philly and ocean city and atlantic city,,, and my dad george parks in buried in arlington , so i need to stop there on way back,,, most of the people who have written have all movied away,, i guess it makes u appriecate it more,,, we had a great little town,,, unless you lived there back then ,, others do not know what we had ,,, thanks again barbara are you billy's dad ?
barbara thomaville nc

Winston Salem, NC

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#27
Sep 2, 2008
 
oop's would not submit guess it really did lol , sorry
Gale Lederer Sayers

United States

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#28
Sep 6, 2008
 
Larry, don't remember tying anyone to any trees on signal hill, what have you been smoking? lol. Probably my brothers and a good chance my husband Bruce Sayers was involved. Do you remember sledding on Signal Hill, it was the best. We'd end up all the way down by Princeton Ave, the walk back was not fun though. My best childhood friend Connie Klotz was just visiting from Illinois & we took a walk back in those woods & up to Signal Hill, looks the same, a little overgrown but brought back some great memories. Barbara, I remember the parades that would end at the legion hall. Halloween was the best, we'd be out for hours with our pillow cases & everyone remembers Wooster's with the dixie cups & pencils. The great dane was from LaCasa's. My husband remembered that dog so well that we had to get a great dane, actually on our second dane now. I also remember Mr Miller's white VW. Anyone remember Mrs. Simpson or Simpkin the school secretary. She was tall with blond hair always in a bee hive. Remember the two cafeterias in Gibbs, one for hot lunches the other was if you packed your lunch & kick ball at recess. It's great to see so many people contributing to this site. Talk care.
Helene from New Hampshire

Auburn, ME

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#29
Sep 9, 2008
 
You forgot about the girls' softball team with our black uniforms with white trim. The team was run by "Aunt Ruth and Uncle Harry". We always looked good but didn't win very many games.

The airport was in our backyard and we had lots of fun ducking all the planes. Does anyone remember the day the pilot missed the runway and landed in the tree next to the Silver Lake Inn. The whole neighborhood arrived as the pilot got out of the plane and climted down the tree.
barbara thomasville nc

Winston Salem, NC

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#30
Sep 11, 2008
 
the airport was at end of my street watson blvd , and i do remember the pilot landing in the tree,, but never saw him climb down , i do not remember the black and white softball uniforms,,, though ,, helene we must have been neighbors,, i am parks, in nc , seems we are all scattered everywhere,,, i work at baptist er in winston salem,,, now getting done in 15 minutes,,, been quiet tonight ,,,suppose to rain most of the day,,, coming to jersey on 24th of september,,, have not been home in 8 years,,, after all this chatting ,,,ready to visit clementon , have a great day barbara
Ken Haller

Phoenix, AZ

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#31
Sep 11, 2008
 
Hi all
I lived in Lindenwold from 1948 to 1961. Had a grate time at the Park in Clementon, almost every weekend. I attended Overbrook and graguated in 1961. I did come back in 1986 for a 25th reunion and hope top come back for a 50th. It was a great palce to grow up. I also rember going to Little Tonys restaurant on the White Horse Pike. In fact I met Tony in Ohio a few years ago. I gave live in Arizona since 1965. But hereing everyone talk about home brings back a lot of good memories.
Thank You All
Kathy Parks

Philadelphia, PA

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#32
Sep 14, 2008
 
Larry - you mentioned that we should have reunion, but where. I talked to my brother about this and he said the only place to hold it - and hold all of us, would be Clementon Park. I thought that would be a great idea. Maybe this time next year - after the park closes for the summer, we could make arrangements to rent the park for the day.(We would have to see if they would rent it and of course the cost.) We would have the picnic shelters and maybe have someone come in to cook hot dogs. It would take some real planning and we would have to find a way to get in touch with a lot of people. What does everyone think of something like this?

“Larry Topham”

Since: Aug 08

Clementon New Jersey

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#33
Sep 16, 2008
 
The park sounds like a great idea. And I don't think we would even need the rides to be open. Because we are a bunch of old folks. Or maybe clementon fire house will let us use the fire hall. Does anyone have any old pictures of clementon that they can share and if you do how would we do that? My email is Aclarry357@aol.com I have an old book with names of people from clementon but I would have to hunt for it.
Ronnie Brooks - PA

Myerstown, PA

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#34
Sep 20, 2008
 
After reading these comments by all of you, I have to share my recollections and thank all who contributed to this forum!The great dane had a name..."Moonie", remember the cabbie phone outside the triangle? Cabbies: Charlie and Roydsie, the 50 ft tower at Clementon Lake, or the 4:00 announcement and musical recording everyday, Lake Worth slide board into the lake,sledding on Higgins Hill,hanging out at the "sweet shoppe",American Legion dances with Vinnie D,Dr.Davey the Dentist,how about the clerk at Pete's named "Gus",Frank the mailman,Emil's sport shop,the hardware store baby chicks,when Mr.Hoffman and Miss Jaegers got married(Gibbs school), Woosters STILL does ice cream at Halloween! Clementon's resident biker-"Gibby" cruising through on his Harley,trout fishing at Rowans Pond opening day, so many happy times. Thanks all of you guys!

“Larry Topham”

Since: Aug 08

Clementon New Jersey

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#35
Sep 24, 2008
 
Does anyone remember Monkeys Hill and why it was called that? I would like to find a small town like clementon again, our kids don't know what they missed. Does anyone remember Mikes zoo? The bread and milk man that would come to the house. That was great stuff. Our bread man was Romeo and he brought one of the lions to our house from mikes zoo. I really miss those good old days.

Since: Mar 08

Ozark, AL

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#36
Sep 25, 2008
 
Oh my goodness...such wonderful memories! We moved to Lindenwold from Philly in 1953 so my memories are really of Clementon for the most part. What was in Lindenwold then? LOL Kidding. No one has mentioned the wonderful snake dances and bonfire in town for Overbrook. They outlawed them and it really made me sad, but so much has changed. My brother and I were chatting not long ago, and he told me of all of the changes there, both in Clementon and Lindenwold. He told me not to go back because it would break my heart it's so changed. I agree with him. I want Clementon to remain in my memory as it should be. We lived on Gibbsboro road. How I remember the Saturday my best friend Carole and I went to the movie theater to see Elvis in his first movie: Love Me Tender. It was so mobbed you could hardly move. And, the screaming! We ALWAYS went for a float after the movie and sat at the counter, of course! Remember the racks of comic books and magazines? We'd pour over them forever, reading mostly, not buying! LOL Going to Clementon park for our church picnics! Wow, we always had corn on the cob and clams, raw and steamed, thanks to my Dad. My Dad & Granddad (a cop in Philly) owned a house on LBI that they built themselves. It was in Shipbottom on the bay. I loved going to the dances at the park, and dancing in socks! I may be somewhat older than some here. I could go on forever!
Linda Kubinski nee Slothour now in the Arkansas Ozarks (Hardy)

Since: Sep 08

Bernville, PA

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#37
Sep 25, 2008
 
Teddybrgr wrote:
Oh my goodness...such wonderful memories! We moved to Lindenwold from Philly in 1953 so my memories are really of Clementon for the most part. What was in Lindenwold then? LOL Kidding. No one has mentioned the wonderful snake dances and bonfire in town for Overbrook. They outlawed them and it really made me sad, but so much has changed. My brother and I were chatting not long ago, and he told me of all of the changes there, both in Clementon and Lindenwold. He told me not to go back because it would break my heart it's so changed. I agree with him. I want Clementon to remain in my memory as it should be. We lived on Gibbsboro road. How I remember the Saturday my best friend Carole and I went to the movie theater to see Elvis in his first movie: Love Me Tender. It was so mobbed you could hardly move. And, the screaming! We ALWAYS went for a float after the movie and sat at the counter, of course! Remember the racks of comic books and magazines? We'd pour over them forever, reading mostly, not buying! LOL Going to Clementon park for our church picnics! Wow, we always had corn on the cob and clams, raw and steamed, thanks to my Dad. My Dad & Granddad (a cop in Philly) owned a house on LBI that they built themselves. It was in Shipbottom on the bay. I loved going to the dances at the park, and dancing in socks! I may be somewhat older than some here. I could go on forever!
Linda Kubinski nee Slothour now in the Arkansas Ozarks (Hardy)

Hi Linda...the mention of the bonfires and the "snake dance" thru Clementon with the fire trucks leading the way. We always burned an effigy of that weeks football rival on the fire behind the bleachers, remember. I too remember seeing that film when it 1st came out. Screaming girls and stink bombs in the theater. Running out the side entrance or letting somebody in for free. It was all good back then.
Jeff Scott

Toms River, NJ

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#38
Sep 25, 2008
 
Kathy and Barbara, as I read Barbara's note above and you talk about getting a Saint Bernard when you turned 18, I remember that dog and I remember playing in your yard with your brother and stepping in a big pile of dog shit. It was the summer, and I was bare footed, I still remember to this day the laughter and your dad telling me it was good luck. When you talk to David, ask him if he remembers that day. I haven't heard from him in years and would enjoy hearing from him. I remember your other dog Pow, but I can't remember the name of your Saint Bernard. Sorry to hear about your dad. If you asked me about growing up in Clementon, 9 out of 10 times, my response probably would begin with "Remember when we were little and George ....."
Gale Lederer Sayers

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#39
Sep 26, 2008
 
I remember the 4:00 acts at the lake, & couldn't remember the great dane's name but as soon as I saw Moonie I could picture that big horse. Larry, I remember a Mike's little zoo, I think it was in Pine Hill or Erial off of Hickstown Rd. Does that sound familiar? A reunion would be great. I think it would break hearts to see what has happened to Clementon Lake Park, our childhood playground. Helene, I don't remember the girl's softball team. I see you live in NH, it's beautiful up there, you're close to Franconia Notch aren't you? Used to go camping up there 25-30 years ago with several other Clementonians.
Kathy Parks

Philadelphia, PA

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#40
Sep 28, 2008
 
JEFF, As soon as I saw your last post, I called David and started to read it to him. By the time "Saint Bernard" came out of my mouth, David said: "Jeff stepped in a pile of dog crap and daddy told him hit was good luck". So yes, he did remember! He also said he remembers your response was "good luck my foot"! David said he would love to hear from you too. He owns a restaurant in Mt. Airy NC called Goobers 52. If you check his website - you can get the phone number or email through the site. Where he learned to cook, I don't know (maybe my dad?), but he has a great place there. David also comes to NJ 3 or 4 times a year - still keeps in touch with Gus. We really should have a reunion. LARRY, the fire hall would be good idea and probably easier to do. I am sure we have some pictures. There is also a book I got at Boarder's Books about Clementon and there are a lot of pictures in there.

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