St. Joe. Memories
bena burger boy

Baltimore, MD

#21 Mar 15, 2010
I love King Hill..
Ole

Eureka, CA

#23 Jul 31, 2010
Home Sick In AZ wrote:
Is Miller's Drive-In still here???? I used to love their pork tenderloin sandwiches.
I am very sorry to tell you that Miller's Grill is no longer in St, Joe. I worked there as a 'Curb Boy' in 1966. There is a car dealer at the site now.
bogle

Omaha, NE

#24 Jul 31, 2010
Ole wrote:
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I am very sorry to tell you that Miller's Grill is no longer in St, Joe. I worked there as a 'Curb Boy' in 1966. There is a car dealer at the site now.
Liar!
old school

Baltimore, MD

#25 Sep 13, 2010
Jessie James.. who's the dirty coward that shot mr howard..
Lone Wolf

Springfield, MO

#26 Oct 26, 2010
Millers Grill is unfortunately gone the same way as Snow White. I do remember eating with my Granny (Birdie)at both places. There was also the Tic-Toc cafe on the south Belt and many many more. Another great piece of St Joe history that has moved on is Rich's Grocery Store at 19th and Mitchell. It is getting redone right now into a mini flea market called Takuteze (thanks to Granny for the name) Treasures operated by my Sister. Would love to get to know more of the Frogge side of the family. The only one that I am sure I know that has posted here is ASaphireMoon who is my late mother's cousin.
Lloyd Rochambeau

Carlsbad, CA

#27 Jan 29, 2011
My parents were born in St. Joe, and I grew up there from 1936 to 1951, when I got married and moved to K.C. I have many memories such as going to the Olive Theater every Saturday, and getting Ice cream cones at the the Old Maids shoppe. I went to Everett School, then to Sherwood School for the 3,4,& 5TH GRADES, then to Hall School for the sixth grade. Then to Bliss Jr. High and then to Central High (class of '48). I boxed in the Golden Gloves (1949 118 # Champion). Caddied at the Fairview Golf course, went to the Frog Hop and danced to many big name bands from 1949 to 1954.
After high school I worked at Modern Motors, the Ford dealer on 10th Street, and Westab before getting married and moving to K.C.in 1951.
I have great memories of old St. Joe, but now love living in California.
Cathair Infested

Blue Springs, MO

#28 Jan 31, 2011
Many of my finest memories from Saint Joseph happened at a pool hall called the Chalk and Cue. Is the Chalk and Cue still open? When I was in college at Mo West, I used to go to the Chalk and Cue and lose money playing pool to a man named Rick Thompson. I also once got beat up at the Chalk and Cue by a man named John Wolfe. I think the man who ran the place back then was named Charlie McCartney. If anyone has any knowledge about the Chalk and Cue or any of the folks I mentioned I would be interested in hearing what you have to say.
Teen towner

AOL

#29 Feb 10, 2011
Enjoyed the comments about St. Joe. I graduated from Central in 1951 and have many memories . I also fondly remeember proms at the Frog Hop and the big bands. Krug Park, Cherry Mash candy bars and Snow White. Remember when there was nothing on the belt in those days except Snow White and the Frog Hop and a few other places. I had so much fun at Teen Town and can't find in info. on when it closed. Sad it closed . All teens went there to dance, play cards and just hang out. We went there on Fri. and Sat. nights after the football games and you had to have an activity ticket to get in from any of the schools. I now live in Fl.

“A Sapphire Moon”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#30 Mar 14, 2011
Lone Wolf wrote:
Millers Grill is unfortunately gone the same way as Snow White. I do remember eating with my Granny (Birdie)at both places. There was also the Tic-Toc cafe on the south Belt and many many more. Another great piece of St Joe history that has moved on is Rich's Grocery Store at 19th and Mitchell. It is getting redone right now into a mini flea market called Takuteze (thanks to Granny for the name) Treasures operated by my Sister. Would love to get to know more of the Frogge side of the family. The only one that I am sure I know that has posted here is ASaphireMoon who is my late mother's cousin.
Lone Wolf: Honey, your granny, although a wonderful lady who I loved very much, didn't come up with the name Takuteze. It was your great great grandparents, Maurice Jeanne & Annie Heerlein who did. They built a cabin at the lake (I think it was the old Bean Lake) and that's where they all went on the weekends. I have some old photos. You probably do, too.

I can't tell who you are. My late cousin is Robin (taken from us way too soon & we all miss her so); but she only had a son and daughter, so you wouldn't have a sister. Takuteze is a great name, Frog Hop would have been fabulous, too. Did Aunt Carol come to see you a week or so ago?
Anonymous

AOL

#31 Apr 12, 2011
Hello I just joined and I was wondering about some St.Joe history.My Grandfather Logan and his family
lived in St.Joe during the great depression.They
were some of those homeless that lived accross the
street from Quaker Oats during the 1930-34 time frame.My Dad once told me that they lived in tents
that there were no jobs that it was really bad.
I would be interested in peoples thoughts on those
days.I have wondered if there might even be a record of names of all the people who lived there.
I know that my Grandfather was out of there by 1935

Mike
Penny Drake

United States

#32 Jun 25, 2011
I too love and miss St. Joe. I grew up in the north end but loved the south end too. Hyde Park and the blvd. I went to Lafayette H S.1974 baby. My Mom and brother still live there and my best friend for life but if anyone rememberes me please shout out a hollar on here. Love, love, love all St. Joe had to offer. It will always be home to me I live in Arkansas now. One day dream of coming home though.
bena burger boy

Baltimore, MD

#33 Jul 15, 2011
st joe women i love em i lick em''woo woo
Dave

Saint Joseph, MO

#34 Aug 12, 2011
Cathair Infested wrote:
Many of my finest memories from Saint Joseph happened at a pool hall called the Chalk and Cue. Is the Chalk and Cue still open? When I was in college at Mo West, I used to go to the Chalk and Cue and lose money playing pool to a man named Rick Thompson. I also once got beat up at the Chalk and Cue by a man named John Wolfe. I think the man who ran the place back then was named Charlie McCartney. If anyone has any knowledge about the Chalk and Cue or any of the folks I mentioned I would be interested in hearing what you have to say.
A painter named Gary Teed owned the Chaulk and Que, although I don't know the time frame. Now his son, Dave owns and operates. It's still there with really no changes. John Wolfe was a South ender that was always in trouble. I went to school with his little brother Mark.
Dave Berthiaume

Saint Joseph, MO

#35 Aug 12, 2011
Penny Drake wrote:
I too love and miss St. Joe. I grew up in the north end but loved the south end too. Hyde Park and the blvd. I went to Lafayette H S.1974 baby. My Mom and brother still live there and my best friend for life but if anyone rememberes me please shout out a hollar on here. Love, love, love all St. Joe had to offer. It will always be home to me I live in Arkansas now. One day dream of coming home though.
Is it possible you went to Lake Contrary School??
Don

Buffalo, NY

#36 Mar 5, 2012
My grandparents owned the Snow White. The restaurant closed about 20 years ago. Walgreens has occupied the property for quite a number of years now. There used to be a miniature golf course not far away that we enjoyed going to. It was much nicer than your typical putt-putt. Does anybody else remember that?

“A Sapphire Moon”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#37 Mar 7, 2012
Don wrote:
My grandparents owned the Snow White. The restaurant closed about 20 years ago. Walgreens has occupied the property for quite a number of years now. There used to be a miniature golf course not far away that we enjoyed going to. It was much nicer than your typical putt-putt. Does anybody else remember that?
I remember the Snow White from when I was a kid and when I went to Missouri Western. I loved that place. Both of my parents were born & raised in St. Joe. We moved to KC when in early 1954 & that's where I lived my whole life. Cool Crest is still going strong in St. Joe. It's just about a block up the street from where the Snow White used to be. I bought an old church to renovate in St. Joe. that sits between 12th & 13th on Lafayette in the Patee Historic District. Right now, it's a gigantic money pit; but just an awful lot of fun. My dad was a St. Joe. policeman and my grandfather owned Sterling Pickeling Works at 8th & Seneca for years. Dad's family used to own the land at 169 & I-29; which is now a Love's Truck Stop, Menards, hotel, etc. My aunt's father built the Belt, Frog Hop Ballroom & Frog Hop Station. Sounds like your family is steep in St. Joe. history, as mine was.
Susan Phillips

Apex, NC

#38 Apr 16, 2012
Don wrote:
My grandparents owned the Snow White. The restaurant closed about 20 years ago. Walgreens has occupied the property for quite a number of years now. There used to be a miniature golf course not far away that we enjoyed going to. It was much nicer than your typical putt-putt. Does anybody else remember that?
Hi, Don. I have a piece of china that I think might be from your grandparents' Snow White. Would it be possible for you to email me so that I could send you a photo of it? I belong to the Restaurant Ware Collectors Network and we've been trying to put an ID on this one. Email: clone.stamped AT gmail.com (squish together and substitute an @ for the AT. Thanks for any help you can send our way!
ASusanA

Kansas City, MO

#39 Jun 7, 2012
We are looking for pictures of Miller's Grill, a restaurant that at the intersection of Belt and Pear. Does anyone have any? If so please post at this facebook group page: St. Joe, Missouri - Places and Things We Remember

Thanks!
Lloyd Rochambeau

United States

#40 Jun 22, 2012
I have many memories of growing up in St. Joe. I recently began writing them up. Not going into a lot of detail, just the highlights as I remember them.
I am 81 years old, so I don't know if this means I am
going to be checking out soon or just want to leave something for my kids.
Living in San Diego County in California for about 45 years now. I miss those tenderloin sandwiches and morel mushrooms, fall and spring, but not the winters. Summer was OK, but so damn many bugs!!
Most of the Rochambeau family has moved elsewhere,
so very few there now.
J Daly

Saint Joseph, MO

#41 Jul 8, 2012
Lloyd Rochambeau wrote:
My parents were born in St. Joe, and I grew up there from 1936 to 1951, when I got married and moved to K.C. I have many memories such as going to the Olive Theater every Saturday, and getting Ice cream cones at the the Old Maids shoppe. I went to Everett School, then to Sherwood School for the 3,4,& 5TH GRADES, then to Hall School for the sixth grade. Then to Bliss Jr. High and then to Central High (class of '48). I boxed in the Golden Gloves (1949 118 # Champion). Caddied at the Fairview Golf course, went to the Frog Hop and danced to many big name bands from 1949 to 1954.
After high school I worked at Modern Motors, the Ford dealer on 10th Street, and Westab before getting married and moving to K.C.in 1951.
I have great memories of old St. Joe, but now love living in California.
My father's Grandmother ran the Olive Street Market in 1940 at 2002 Olive Street, he lived with her and his Grandfather there in the store. He talked about the Old Maid Ice Cream Shoppe and how it closed after people found out that the 2 German Ladies who owned it didn't pay taxes, and was rumored that they were sending money to Germany. I would be interested in getting more information possibly address for the Old Maid shop if you can remember. He also remembers this area near the railroad tracks and how the men use to carry buckets to the tavern near the grocery store to carry back beer in. He was only four at the time and even though I have been researching I still was unable to find anything regarding the Ice Cream shop til your post. Thanks

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