Favorite Childhood Memories

Favorite Childhood Memories

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Born in the 70s

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#1 Sep 14, 2008
What is your favorite childhood memory??? I remember being able to walk down the street to my friends house without a care in the world.(No predators to worry about). Oh, and not wearing seat belts. We could stand up in the seat, LOL, and even lay down in those bigger cars by the back window.
Winn Friend

Mount Pleasant, TX

#2 Sep 14, 2008
I remember riding our bicycles everywhere, even out to Gum Springs. Didn't have to worry about getting run over or kidnapped. Going to the recreation center every day during the summer to go swimming. Meeting up with friends at the Venus theater on Saturdays to see the movie. (I'm really telling my age). Going to Dick Porter's drug store and getting a coke that he mixed with carbonated water and coke syrup. Those were the best. Staying outside playing till after dark and our parents having to make us come inside. Those were some good times. Not a care in the world.
Jack

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#3 Sep 14, 2008
I remember the pool at the rec. My youngin's couldn't believe that there was once a pool there. And they couldn't believe that the medicine shop was once Kentucky Fried Chicken. I remember my mama taking me into Ben Franklin and getting popcorn. And the nights at the drive-in. We had alot of fun.
Lucky Lady

Mount Pleasant, TX

#4 Sep 14, 2008
I have very fond memories made at the Rec and the drive-in. I remember some kids would hide in a friends trunk so they wouldn't have to pay. Or lay down in backseat covered with blanket. I could never do that, too claustrophobic. LOL
Got my first real kiss at drive-in. I've still got some old movie playlists in a scrapbook around here somewhere.
oasys

Little Rock, AR

#5 Sep 14, 2008
Does anyone remember the Goat Castle, my parents always talk about that place. My best memories are of growing up in Joyce (aka Gorhamtown) and walking or riding to Twin Oaks to get an Icee also Hollands Grocery was the BEST hangout!!
Lucky Lady

Mount Pleasant, TX

#6 Sep 14, 2008
Oh my gosh, we always got Icees at the store where Donut Palace is now. Was it Westside Gro.? That man was so nice. And the Icee was such a treat!!!
Shopping at Milams, Ben Franklin, UB Carpenters and remember when West's would have moonlight madness sale?
Mom

Salt Lake City, UT

#7 Sep 14, 2008
Yes it was west side grocery and his name was mr. laCaz? maybe...you must have grown up close or in my neighborhood.
GOOD TIMES

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#8 Sep 14, 2008
I also grew up in Joyce. Those were the days. I remember Twin oaks and those icees.Also Hollands grocery. Every Saturday my best friend and I would go to the Venus theater.Loved those Elvis movies!
Good Memories

Natchitoches, LA

#9 Sep 15, 2008
I remember the Goat Castle from when I was VERY small, but I do remember they had the best fried shrimp--that was a big treat in those days to go out for a meal in a restaurant. And I remember West Side Grocery, I would ride my bike with the banana seat up the street and get an Icee. Remember the Diamond Drive In? We would meet every day after school for Cherry Cokes. I even vaguely remember the Princess Theater..seems like it was close to the Lone Star Cafe. I AM old....
Hot Legs

Mount Pleasant, TX

#10 Sep 15, 2008
Remember Kwik Chek Gro.? I remember the cute bagboys. LOL
blt

Van Buren, AR

#11 Sep 15, 2008
does anyone remember the green garden cafe? it was there when we moved to winnfield in 1958, wow!! i'm really telling my age. we lived on lafayette st.,moved to joyce when i married, where his family lived, and still live there. also, there was wright station close to the green gardens, and yes the goat castel was there to.
blt

Van Buren, AR

#12 Sep 15, 2008
does anyone remember stanly smiths grocery in joyce?i do and before it was smiths ,it was keiths grocery. in joyce,my husband remembers a store called harse boyetts,and cockerhams gro.my two sons loved to go sit in hollonds gro. and listen to the carecters that hung out there, those were good times and good people.
joe from jordan hill

Shreveport, LA

#13 Sep 15, 2008
I remember Troy Lynn Smith's Grocery was where the gym was on Main Street. The Goat Castle had the best house salad dressing. I remember Strick's Bait Stand out on the Natchitoches Hwy and Lynda's and the old bowling alley was out there too. I remember seeing "Patton" at the drive-in. And getting a hamburger at Trawick's Dairy Maid there accross from the Ford dealership.
Good Memories

Natchitoches, LA

#14 Sep 15, 2008
I vaguely remember a little cafe/gas station there where Lafayette street becomes a "Y", becoming the Alex highway, just past the armory. It was an odd little building with a really high-pitched roof.
I also remember going to the drive-inn, next to "Huey P's". I remember sitting on the hood of my parent's car, parked in front of the store on the corner of Lafayette and Court street--they had a color TV in window and people would watch TV from the sidewalk or sitting on their cars. That would have been very early 60's.
blt

Van Buren, AR

#15 Sep 15, 2008
you're right,thats where it was. do you remember the walgreens in winnfield?,also the morgan&linseys? it was next to the princess theater, sure has brought back lots of old memories.
Lucky Lady

Mount Pleasant, TX

#16 Sep 15, 2008
blt wrote:
you're right,thats where it was. do you remember the walgreens in winnfield?,also the morgan&linseys? it was next to the princess theater, sure has brought back lots of old memories.
Loved goin to Morgan Lindsays
Jill

Vidalia, LA

#17 Sep 15, 2008
I think all of us old enough to remember have pretty fond memories of the Drive-In. Spent lots of Summers out there.
GOOD TIMES

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#18 Sep 15, 2008
I remember Tullos Dry Goods, Ub. Carpenters and Winn Dept. Store, Ben Franklins, Morgan and Lindsey, Western Auto, West Dept. Store, Rileys Gorcery,Baum Jewelers and Tomlnisons Jewelers. The White House Grocery and don't forget Milams Grocery and Dept. Store and how about the little hamburger stand by Milams. The co-op across the street and Troys supermarket. Norman Smiths, A&P,where Aarons is now. Cliff's Texaco. Grantadams when it was down by Brendas. You could get a burger for a quarter. OMG, what happened to this town, it seemed like it used to be much bigger. I think Walmart happened!!!!!! How I miss those days.
Mom

Salt Lake City, UT

#19 Sep 15, 2008
when I was pretty young, my sister took me to the Venus to see Bambi and when we sat down she told me to keep my feet up on the seat in front of me because of the rats that crawled around on the floor. But it is a good memory...with my sister,eating popcorn,watchin Bambi.
mygoodness

United States

#20 Sep 16, 2008
game room called the tiger den and the skating ring...

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