East Utica in the 50's & 60's

East Utica in the 50's & 60's

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Jefferson

Utica, NY

#1 Mar 10, 2014
What are your fondest memories?
Liz

Utica, NY

#2 Mar 10, 2014
My fondest memory of all is Monday nite downtown Genesee St...all the traffic, people, horns blowing and the magical feeling...Days gone by and they were the best times of our lives!
vinny

Utica, NY

#3 Mar 11, 2014
Liz wrote:
My fondest memory of all is Monday nite downtown Genesee St...all the traffic, people, horns blowing and the magical feeling...Days gone by and they were the best times of our lives!
what acid did you take in the 60 s for that feeling.
Gary

Utica, NY

#4 Mar 11, 2014
vinny wrote:
<quoted text>what acid did you take in the 60 s for that feeling.
And what acid are YOU taking now???? The 50's and 60's were the BEST times...we didn't need acid to feel happ, magical, etc. KEEP on PUFFING,, SNIFFING, etc. you moron!
joe

Utica, NY

#5 Mar 11, 2014
I sucked alot of "C" back then:) and still do
the blues brothers and si

Utica, NY

#6 Mar 11, 2014
Liz wrote:
My fondest memory of all is Monday nite downtown Genesee St...all the traffic, people, horns blowing and the magical feeling...Days gone by and they were the best times of our lives!
Our fondest memories are from 1957 and up to mid 60's...everything about them, from Monday nites downtown, canteen and parkway dances, leaving your doors unlocked when you went to the store, Leaving windows open when you went to bed. driving around INSIDE proctor park, etc...come on, keep this thread going...
richard head

Utica, NY

#7 Mar 11, 2014
I drive threw procter park sucking black"C" some thingsw never change:)
lil abner

New Hartford, NY

#8 Mar 12, 2014
They were the best times. I forgot about the band concerts every Thursday at the parkway. Nothing but honest clean fun. Nobody that I knew of did drugs. Didn't need them. Even though there were no cell phones, there was no lack of communication. We walked everywhere.The streets were safe, our homes were safe. We were respectful of higher authority such as, teachers, parents etc. I could go on and on about those wonderful yrs.
bobsey twins

Utica, NY

#9 Mar 12, 2014
lil abner wrote:
They were the best times. I forgot about the band concerts every Thursday at the parkway. Nothing but honest clean fun. Nobody that I knew of did drugs. Didn't need them. Even though there were no cell phones, there was no lack of communication. We walked everywhere.The streets were safe, our homes were safe. We were respectful of higher authority such as, teachers, parents etc. I could go on and on about those wonderful yrs.
those years can never, ever be duplicated. They were the BEST years of our lives, also. We are 70 years young, and often reminisce, telling our grandchildren what it was like. They are so excited to hear our stories.
john

Utica, NY

#10 Mar 12, 2014
people are in denile there was alot of garbadge going on back then too
no4sure

Utica, NY

#11 Mar 12, 2014
I remember Eleanor Place...Best kids in the city!!!
ele

Fort Wayne, IN

#12 Mar 13, 2014
Yes, who do you remeber on Eleanor?
no4sure wrote:
I remember Eleanor Place...Best kids in the city!!!
quite the contrary

Utica, NY

#13 Mar 13, 2014
john wrote:
people are in denile there was alot of garbadge going on back then too
denile= denial.....garbadge= garbage.. for the record!

Being 75 years old, I can assure you that in comparison to the recent times, it was 'miniscule' if any, that went on. Maybe you can go to the public library and look up old newspapers in the 'archives' You will, most definitely, see the difference immediately!
Roseanne

Utica, NY

#14 Mar 13, 2014
no4sure wrote:
I remember Eleanor Place...Best kids in the city!!!
names, please?
Jihn

Utica, NY

#15 Mar 14, 2014
lil abner wrote:
They were the best times. I forgot about the band concerts every Thursday at the parkway. Nothing but honest clean fun. Nobody that I knew of did drugs. Didn't need them. Even though there were no cell phones, there was no lack of communication. We walked everywhere.The streets were safe, our homes were safe. We were respectful of higher authority such as, teachers, parents etc. I could go on and on about those wonderful yrs.
Yeah higher authority cops abusing there power parents swatting there kids (parents }don't talk trust or feel my brother who was 15nyears older than me I was 3 stuck his "C" in my azz I have medical records to prove it and yet I'm still in therpy over it teachers didn't help me when I was acting out as a result of all this there was alot of getting awat with things yuck things are now getting better those days were the worst of times

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