Growing up in Glasgow Village
ljb

Saint Louis, MO

#41 Feb 12, 2013
Does anyone know if the Cusumano's in Maplewood is the same family as the Cusumano's in Glasgow? My moving-around took me to Maplewood for a year in the 90's, but I didn't know anything about Cusumanos. Anyone up for pizza?

Since: Feb 13

United States

#42 Feb 23, 2013
I remember you well, Cornholer. You bragged in high school about doing some French chick, but I can tell you that my parents never forgave you after you were caught screwing their poodle. After seeing your wife last week while out shopping, it's good to know your tastes haven't changed. Arf!
Cornholer wrote:
I am the badest of the badest who ever walked the streets of the Village. A five time state wrestling champion at Riverview Gardens. I was the Pope of Glasgow Village, Rosary, SLUH, McBride, and all those candy cris cross boys feared me.
Bix? You hear me? I'm after you still, Fisher boys, Votaws, I'm still here.....
I could ride my motorcycle to Granite City from Sheply and Lilac and never have a cop catch me....
I taught the Paulsen family how to wrestle
A guy named CAVEMAN tried to be a fullback in HS, I took him out with my first tackle.....
Bob Dotson, Gary Schnurger, Pelley, thought they were fast runners. I beat them all running backwards to their forward....
Yep, I am the badest their ever was in Glasgow....
Castle Point boys even bowed to me ..... while Glasgow boys peed their panties...

Since: Feb 13

United States

#43 Feb 23, 2013
I remember those days as well, and insofar as it was very safe on Halloween to be out with the other kids and our pet dogs until midnight, you couldn't drive through there now on Saturday night without Blackwater Security as an escort. I lived at 10416 Presley from 1953 until 1968.
Diane wrote:
Stumbled onto this forum. Took me down memory lane- catching crawdads- yeah! Our family lived at 341 Midlothian. Diane and David (we are 60 and 61 now). My fondest childhood memories at Glasgow Village! I still have lots of photos of our home. Remember decorating our bikes on Memorial Day and riding in a parade to Chain of Rocks Park?
One of my fantasies is to win the lottery big - then buy back all the properties in Glasgow; then build me a mansion at our original address. Put up a fortress, complete with security 24/7.
I rode through there about 16 years ago. So sad!
PLC

Apex, NC

#44 Feb 25, 2013
My Dad bless his soul was the Dr at the village for decades. We moved out from the village in the early 60's but dad served the community till the day he died. Was just informed the shopping center being torn down today. Its a good thing...its time had long gone.
prc

Madison, TN

#45 Feb 25, 2013
PLC wrote:
My Dad bless his soul was the Dr at the village for decades. We moved out from the village in the early 60's but dad served the community till the day he died. Was just informed the shopping center being torn down today. Its a good thing...its time had long gone.
that's exactly; what i said
PLC

Apex, NC

#46 Feb 25, 2013
prc wrote:
<quoted text>
that's exactly; what i said
Dad's office was in the back of the shopping center, for decades. When he passed away several years ago we went to clean out his office and were scared to death to be there. I remember Bonny Boys, and the drugstore where all his friends were the pharmacists/ owners. Tom Boys was where dad did our grocery shopping forever. That was an innocent time and will never be seen again in that area I am afraid.
greg

Edwardsville, IL

#47 Feb 28, 2013
I grew up in Glasgow Village off of Cameron. I would buy my model cars and Topps baseball cards from the drug store. In high school we ate plenty of pizzas from Cusumano's. I remember the Grand Opening of the IGA grocery store. We bought jeans from Glik's, and hockey sticks from the Ace Hardware store. Back behind the shopping center was a great little hill that we would jump over with our bikes. We used to race down the side of IGA, build up our speed and see how high we could jump that hill. Or how about that little alleyway between the shopping mall and IGA where all of the tough guys would hang out. How about the little sandwich shop on the far side. Used to play football and hockey everyday after school at Highland. Highland had that bricked in area behind the kindergarden that was perfect for street hockey. How about on the last day of school, marching up to Chain Of Rocks park. Great memories. [email protected]
Frank

Roseburg, OR

#48 Mar 13, 2013
Hi, I also lived on Renfrew, a couple blocks from the elementary school. I was friends with the girls on Renfrew/Shepley Dr. I was just curious who you are. I came from the family of boys who lived on the corner of Renfrew and I don't even remember the other street..1 black from elementary school. There were 5 boys in our family and me and my sister. It would be great to connect. I have fond memories of growing up in Glasgow.
Jonell wrote:
I moved with my parents to our new home on Renfrew Dr. in 1954. We lived there 3 years before my dad got a job in another state. It was a special time in my life--a wonderful, safe place for children. I, too, remember Ben Franklin, Chain of Rocks park, Glasgow Village elementary, which was just a block or two from our house. I walked to school and came home for lunch. My best friend, who lived on the corner of Shepley and Renfrew, and I rode our bikes everywhere. Halloween was indeed great fun. I have such fond memories of Glasgow Village.
Randy

Spring, TX

#49 Apr 3, 2013
Lived in Glasgow village until 2nd grade then moved to Riverview in the 60's. That was a great place to grow up. Highland/East/RGHS. Remember the Mad Mouse at Chain of Rocks that used to come off its tracks and hurt people. Yeah, those were the days.
Carolyn LoDuca

Saint Louis, MO

#50 Jul 27, 2013
SUSAN JOYCE wrote:
I LOVED GROWING UP IN GLASGOW VILLAGE ALOT OF MEMORYS. SNEAKING OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND GOING POOL HOPING WAS GREAT! JUST TO BE OUT WITHOUT BE AFRAID OF ANYTHING. DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE COUNTRY CLUB,ARE THE HORSE SHOW? I LIVED ON GLEN GARRY. I RECENTLY MOVED BACK WHAT A BAD DECISSION!
Yes Susan I remember it all and you also!!!! I loved growing up in Glasgow village some of the best times of my life! Oh the sneaking out, yes maam we had great times!
Carolyn LoDuca

Saint Louis, MO

#51 Jul 27, 2013
Growing up in Glasgow Village was amazing! The school picnics from Highland Elementary grade school, walking to school with our rain boots on in pouring down rain or snow some of the best times ever, me and my 5 sisters single file down Spring Garden. Lived on Ben Nevis and always riding bikes or in streets playing!!!
Carolyn LoDuca

Saint Louis, MO

#52 Jul 27, 2013
PLC wrote:
My Dad bless his soul was the Dr at the village for decades. We moved out from the village in the early 60's but dad served the community till the day he died. Was just informed the shopping center being torn down today. Its a good thing...its time had long gone.
Was it Dr. Moscal, I don't remember how to spell the name but I do remember him and growing up he took very good care of our whole family I had 5 sisters.
Carolyn LoDuca

Saint Louis, MO

#53 Jul 27, 2013
ljb wrote:
Does anyone know if the Cusumano's in Maplewood is the same family as the Cusumano's in Glasgow? My moving-around took me to Maplewood for a year in the 90's, but I didn't know anything about Cusumanos. Anyone up for pizza?
The Cusamanos in O'Fallon is the same family
pamela r clark

Saint Louis, MO

#54 Jul 28, 2013
Carolyn LoDuca wrote:
<quoted text>The Cusamanos in O'Fallon is the same family
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yes, same family
pamela r clark

Saint Louis, MO

#55 Jul 28, 2013
yes,same family
butch

Powder Springs, GA

#56 Apr 19, 2014
DeeDee wrote:
My parents have photos of our home on Prestwick Drive being built ... around 1953 or '54 ... my mom and my sister and I standing on the porch of our newly finished, yet to be sodded "estate."
Growing up in Glasgow Village was wonderful! A safe place to play with scores of children ... school grounds and playgrounds galore!... little automobile traffic made bicycling the safe and best way to get around ... I attended Glasgow Elementary School and then Riverview East Junior High School before our family moved ... I have the fondest memories growing up there ... the Ben Franklin and Tom Boy stores ... the Rexall Drug store at the corner of the shopping center ... Halloween netted the largest haul of candy you ever saw!... only wish my children would have had a similar area to experience the delights of childhood.
DeeDee who? We lived on Prestwick up on the circle from 1952 to '65. All of us kids except my youngest sister went to St. PiusX.
butch

Powder Springs, GA

#57 Apr 19, 2014
We moved into our house on Prestwick Dr. in 1953 when Glasgow Village was brand new. Walked to school at St. Pius X (class of '62)which was down the street & thru my buddy's backyard. It was the perfect place to be a kid.
Glasgow Dreamer

United States

#60 Jul 2, 2014
Yes, it was a great place to be a kid. I grew up on lower Glen Gary Road and there were always TONS of kids to play with! Went to Highland Elementary/East Jr (which was just tore down)/RGHS, class of 86. When I think back about those days, it was the best. Our house backed up to the green space that allowed us to walk down to the ball diamond, go sledding on suicide hill and walk to the country club for swimming. I miss those days and wish my daughter could experience that kind of childhood. It's sad that the neighborhood has gone downhill as it has. My parents lived there up until about 10 years ago and I was truly scared for their safety. I now live in Colorado and would love to go back and see the area, but I'm afraid it will ruin my fond memories. Someone SHOULD take the area back and make it what it used to be...for the next generation.
Loved Glasgow Village

Petersburg, IL

#61 Jul 11, 2014
I grew up on Dornoch Dr. We left around 1967. We lived there 10 or 11 years. I do remember Rexall, Ben Franklin, bike riding, Glasgow Elem., the best end of year parties & rides at Chain of Rocks, block parties, walking to school, kick ball in the streets, Brownie meetings, lightening bugs at dusk, the sound of cycadas in the night, the Hornicks, the Crowes, the Mendozas, the Fishers, the Gilberts, the Lundaks - all neighbors back then. We were happy there. Yep, the Halloween candy was amazing.
I went back 3 years ago & the place looked great! I saw a few houses that looked old, but our house looked wonderful. I went to the grade school & it looked good too. No fear of violence as I walked up our street. It was thrilling! Made me miss my childhood.
John Keegan

Iwakuni, Japan

#62 Aug 14, 2014
Denise wrote:
I also grew up in Glasgow on Prestwick. My older brother and I talk about it often. It was a magical place to grow up and have many memories. There was never a lack of kids to play with. We lived on the cul de sac and just had to walk outside to play wiffle ball, kickball or hopscotch. Evening were spent paying it or catching lightening bugs to take to Chain of Rocks amusement park to exchange them for tickets for rides. Spent a lot of time at that park. I went back a couple of years ago and was reduced to tears witnessing the homes growing old, St. Pius being closed and the park had disappeared.
Lived at 10531 Prestwick Dr. from 1953 until 1978 when I enlisted into the Marine Corps. Remember the St. Pius X school picnic to Chain of Rocks park and the school parades, especially the 8th grade one dressed up as the tin man of the Wizard of Oz. Remember the Byrnes brothers dressed as the lion and scarecrow and also Elizabeth Koebel as Dorthy. Remember the wiffle ball league in the circle where if you hit it on the lawn it was a homerun. Remember the Rexall drug store and my numerous shoe boxes of baseball cards purchased there. Sad to hear about the village. Brings back many old and good memories. Now living in Japan with my wife Hiroko.

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