Reflect on the good times in Vallejo ...
CasualObserver

Berkeley, CA

#383 Nov 2, 2008
A simple human wrote:
That is true Casual, but I do still consider myself young, perhaps because of the new lease on life. I try very hard not to be cynical and to see good things around me today (in Vallejo, everywhere,and in people) but I am afraid that from time to time the cynicism wins. Plato, I'll got to Sacs today and toast with one of the delightful hotdogs to you and your wonderful thread.
Good for you. I am glad it is working out for you!:)
From Vallejo

United States

#384 Nov 2, 2008
I remember Mare Island being so busy that there would be people welding all night. It looked like the 4th of July. There would be Marines and Navy personnel walking down Tennesse St from the main gate on their way to see the sights. The town was thought to be ruff but, at 3am the streets would clear and it would become silent until 6am. Then the routine would begin again. If a citizen heard gun shots it was usually the Mare Island range on training day. Subs would be lined up for repairs and ships and trains would arrive with materials. The first thing one saw as they entered Vallejo was the Barrel Club......oh well

Since: Oct 08

United States

#385 Nov 2, 2008
CasualObserver wrote:
"night mares"
Are those horses that only go out at night, Homer?
That was funny Doug, now go back to your VIB dolly
Class of VHS 79

Dublin, CA

#386 Nov 2, 2008
You guys got me going down memory lane, Vallejo was a true working class town with heart -
Mayor Douglas came to Curry school to eat lunch with us in 1971, Taies Inn was the best Fish & chips at Larwin plaza, Eucalyptus records, Consumers distributors, VHS band marching practice at McDonals on Sonoma, New vallejo market - Mexico Lindo #8 enchaladas, Automovies at Benicia road during the CB radio craze, Roller rink and Bob's hamburgers on Sonoma blvd, Stereo showcase, Montgomery auto parts, Tuttles tattoo shop, on Tennesee st, Rudy's supper club on Springs rd, Redwood Inn and getting a haircut as a kid and peeking thru the Playboy mags was cool, Redwood center Barber shop when Pete Ancheta and Larry cut hair together before Pete left to open Pete's BS on Wallace ave...Frank Bigoski III at VHS and his Dad at Hogan HS, both taught music, Jack at Golden bubble restaurant and KNBA 1190am radio station ran by Lou Ripa...Callen field and County field which is now gone the welfare building is there now...Memories of a Vallejo gone by....50s - 70s

Since: Oct 08

United States

#387 Nov 2, 2008
Class of VHS 79 wrote:
You guys got me going down memory lane, Vallejo was a true working class town with heart -
Mayor Douglas came to Curry school to eat lunch with us in 1971, Taies Inn was the best Fish & chips at Larwin plaza, Eucalyptus records, Consumers distributors, VHS band marching practice at McDonals on Sonoma, New vallejo market - Mexico Lindo #8 enchaladas, Automovies at Benicia road during the CB radio craze, Roller rink and Bob's hamburgers on Sonoma blvd, Stereo showcase, Montgomery auto parts, Tuttles tattoo shop, on Tennesee st, Rudy's supper club on Springs rd, Redwood Inn and getting a haircut as a kid and peeking thru the Playboy mags was cool, Redwood center Barber shop when Pete Ancheta and Larry cut hair together before Pete left to open Pete's BS on Wallace ave...Frank Bigoski III at VHS and his Dad at Hogan HS, both taught music, Jack at Golden bubble restaurant and KNBA 1190am radio station ran by Lou Ripa...Callen field and County field which is now gone the welfare building is there now...Memories of a Vallejo gone by....50s - 70s
Now you get armed robberies on Sonoma and Redwood, stabbings, shootings (lots of them) and the most corrupt city council in the history of Vallejo. Talk about the good ol boy system, Tony Persal used to be a non leader city council member and now he is being paid over $100,000 a year to paint murals on buildings and find homes for criminals coming out of jail. Doug Keener used to be Tony's campaign manager and now he sits on a board to hear section 8 cases. Both Tony and Doug are extremely vocal against the public safety and funny how they both land $100,000 jobs with the city of Vallejo.

both are also members of the VIB, old white alcoholic men and woman against all public safety.

What a city, Vallejo. Lots of memories to come.
Class of VHS 79

San Francisco, CA

#388 Nov 2, 2008
Josey Wales used to be the Coronado Inn
Class of VHS 79

San Francisco, CA

#389 Nov 2, 2008
The ravioli place on nebraska and broadway was Zanetti's... next to Tarantinos fish market - Remember Al's sport shop on Tennessee st where we bought our LL jerseys?...How about Dad ordering a fresh Turkey for Thanksgiving at Poultry center on Broadway near Sereno dr ?....Jays hamburgers on Wilson Ave......How about the performing seals in the pool behind Palby's.....Village pizza (Ross) was originally at that hole in the wall bldg. 66 block of Lincoln rd east before He moved to Adm. callahan location by the windmill, anybody remember what that place was called befor Village pizza moved there in 1976 ??...I thought it was Annas or something like that...Now theres a Jack in the Box there.....
Let Me Help

San Francisco, CA

#390 Nov 2, 2008
Class of VHS 79 wrote:
.....Village pizza (Ross) was originally at that hole in the wall bldg. 66 block of Lincoln rd east before He moved to Adm. callahan location by the windmill, anybody remember what that place was called befor Village pizza moved there in 1976 ??...I thought it was Annas or something like that...Now theres a Jack in the Box there.....
Sadie's Hof Brau, I believe a nickname derived from the Sadenwater Family that owned it.
Govno

San Ramon, CA

#391 Nov 2, 2008
Anyone remember City of Paris and Crowleys dept. stores ??
Class of VHS 79

San Ramon, CA

#392 Nov 2, 2008
Thanks "Let me Help"...That was it (Sadie's)
OLd skool Vallejo

Vacaville, CA

#393 Nov 2, 2008
What was the name of the burger joint at Adm Callaghan & Tennessee where the Valero gas station is now?
Plato

Hayden, AL

#394 Nov 2, 2008
Is the car wash on Adm. Callaghan still open?
remember the coffy shop that used to be across from it I worked there it was called Bay Pie Shop
Wicked

United States

#395 Nov 2, 2008
Twin Castles
Shay58

Vacaville, CA

#396 Nov 2, 2008
Govno wrote:
Anyone remember City of Paris and Crowleys dept. stores ??
I remember hearing about City of Paris. It closed when I was really young. Please correct me if I'm wrong but I think it was on the corner of Marin and Georigia Street. I was told it had a stained glass ceiling. If that's true, I wonder if it is still in the building? Crowley's was also on Georigia Street - I think. An antique shop is there now. If you get a chance, look down at the entrance way as you walk in the old Crowley's building- talk about memories. Do you remember Statts and Bell Furniture Store? It was in front of the old PGE building on Virginia Street.

Since: Jun 08

Glen Burnie, MD

#397 Nov 2, 2008
I also attended Olympic Elementary School. If I remember correctly, didn't the name change to Sierra Vista Elementary School? Loma Vista was the new school that was built across the street from Olympic/Sierra Vista.

Does anyone remember "The fields" that were across the street from the schools. My mother told me not to take a shortcut to school through the fields because bad men lurked there to steal little kids. They also found plastic blasting caps there from WWII days.

I remember the book mobile, walking to Short Stop, riding my skateboard down Swan Way, going barefoot, and one of my favorite memories was going trick-or-treating. We would walk miles at night (without parents) to get as much candy as possible.

The teachers I remember were:

Sierra Vista - Ms. Seaford; Ms. Young; Ms. Only
Solano Jr. High - Mrs. Ward; Mr. Hom
Vallejo High - Mrs. Exline, Mr. Krebs

God Bless You all for taking me down memory lane.
BigDaddy

Antioch, CA

#398 Nov 3, 2008
Susan59386 wrote:
I also attended Olympic Elementary School. If I remember correctly, didn't the name change to Sierra Vista Elementary School? Loma Vista was the new school that was built across the street from Olympic/Sierra Vista.
Does anyone remember "The fields" that were across the street from the schools. My mother told me not to take a shortcut to school through the fields because bad men lurked there to steal little kids. They also found plastic blasting caps there from
WWII days.
I remember the book mobile, walking to Short Stop, riding my skateboard down Swan Way, going barefoot, and one of my favorite memories was going trick-or-treating. We would walk miles at night (without parents) to get as much candy as possible.
The teachers I remember were:
Sierra Vista - Ms. Seaford; Ms. Young; Ms. Only
Solano Jr. High - Mrs. Ward; Mr. Hom
Vallejo High - Mrs. Exline, Mr. Krebs
God Bless You all for taking me down memory lane.
Larry Hom my english teacher at Solano Jr. High.

Short Stop. Used to make you take your shoes off and sit behind the counter if you stole candy.

Ask me how I know?
Proud Parent

United States

#399 Nov 3, 2008
Susan59386 wrote:
I also attended Olympic Elementary School. If I remember correctly, didn't the name change to Sierra Vista Elementary School? Loma Vista was the new school that was built across the street from Olympic/Sierra Vista.
Does anyone remember "The fields" that were across the street from the schools. My mother told me not to take a shortcut to school through the fields because bad men lurked there to steal little kids. They also found plastic blasting caps there from WWII days.
I remember the book mobile, walking to Short Stop, riding my skateboard down Swan Way, going barefoot, and one of my favorite memories was going trick-or-treating. We would walk miles at night (without parents) to get as much candy as possible.
The teachers I remember were:
Sierra Vista - Ms. Seaford; Ms. Young; Ms. Only
Solano Jr. High - Mrs. Ward; Mr. Hom
Vallejo High - Mrs. Exline, Mr. Krebs
God Bless You all for taking me down memory lane.
I also attended that school. Yes it did change to Sierra Vista elementary. I went there until the school closed as an elementary in 1971. Then Elsa Widenman elementary was opened and I was among the first students in Fall 1971 and the first graduating 6th graders Class of 1972. Elsa W. school used to be the old Vallejo Jr. College, then Solano College. When Solano College was built in Suisun, that's when the old college was converted to what's now Elsa W.
Proud Parent

United States

#400 Nov 3, 2008
I had the same teachers. I just saw Mrs. Seaford (Now Mrs. Scott as a widow) the other day with her daughter. God I loved that bookmobile. I wish we still had it. Just the other day I mentioned it to 2 librarians at the Springstowne Library. They looked at me like,"What the heck are you talking about". When I told them I used the bookmobile as a child during the late 1960's and early 1970's, the librarians said it was before they were born. Obviously, that's why it's foreign to them. Oh and trick-or-treating was off da hook back in the day. That was before those cruel devils began inserting razor blades and poisons into candies and fruit. 20 years ago, my husband and I took our children trick-or-treating at Sun Valley Mall in Concord, and the pumpkin patch at the old Children's Wonderland, then to people that we knew well and trusted. Every year we have Trunk-or-Treat at the annual Harvest Festival at (Church on the Hill) we we are members.

Since: Jun 08

Glen Burnie, MD

#401 Nov 3, 2008
BigDaddy wrote:
<quoted text>
Larry Hom my english teacher at Solano Jr. High.
Short Stop. Used to make you take your shoes off and sit behind the counter if you stole candy.
Ask me how I know?
OMG. BidDaddy, that same thing happened to me. I was six years old and walked to Short Stop (by myself of course). I went in and started taking candy and as I was getting ready to walk out, the manager stopped me, took my shoes and sat me behind the counter. He called my dad. My most vivid memory of this incident is my dad telling me that I better get home before he did. He was in the car and I remember running home as fast as I could. Yes - I got spanked. Never stole again. I did have an excuse for what I did though - I thought that everyone just went into the store and took what they wanted. I didn't know you had to pay. I did my "shop lifting" proudly right in front of the manager.
Proud Parent

United States

#402 Nov 3, 2008
This is what saddens me. Today's Kids (not all of them) are so bad and rotten. They are so rude, inconsiderate. To me youngsters act like the world owes them. They expect you to slow your car down and wait all day for them to cross the street regardless if it's a non-crossing one or not. They don't say "THANK YOU" when someone holds the door open for them in public. They talk so loud about everything under the sun and don't care who hears. They commit all kinds of violent act. They have no respect for elders or authority. Unfortunately, many today's youngsters do not have precious memories of the simple life like we Babyboomers and older generations do. My children are in their 20's and teens. We parents know raising children is not easy, especially during these times. My husband and I worked hard disciplining with tough love, exposing our children to a lot of healthy actitivities, instilling Biblical values and higher education.

PROVERBS 22:6 says TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO AND WHEN HE IS OLD, HE WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT.

Also in the Bible it mentions that when a child grows up honoring their parents, they will be satisfied with a good long life. I don't remember the exact scripture. It's obvious disobedient kids lives are cut off so short to mostly violence and serve a long term or life sentence in prisons.

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