Level 1

Since: Jul 09

Louisville

#1859 Jul 20, 2011
If anyone is still reading this post...my dad has been talking to me about a book called "Live Saturday Night" that was written in the 40's, all about the night life in Louisville. He said it was a great book. If anyone has ever heard of it, please let me know. I can't even find it at the library in the "Louisville" section. As a last resort, I'll call Tom Owen but I hate to bother him because he knows Louisville and I've done it before.

Level 1

Since: Jul 09

Louisville

#1860 Jul 20, 2011
If anyone is interested, they have a summer movie program downtown at the Palace Theatre...such a great place to go back to. It started last week and goes till the end of Aug. This year it all Jimmy Stewart movies...Fri and Sat nights at 8 for $5. This Sat is It's a Wonderful Life. You can go to the Palace website for more info. It gets crowded so you need to get there early but the balcony is open which helps.

Level 1

Since: Jul 09

Louisville

#1861 Jul 20, 2011
mark DF wrote:
yeah, Blondetime, I spent alot of crazy times at
Kelley's on dixie. I do hear that Ehrler's has made a re-appearance of sorts? Thats nice to know.
Ehrler's had opened an Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen on Dixie Hwy @ Stonestreet. It was a really cute little place and the pies and ice cream were so good, especially on a hot day. They closed a few months ago because their rent had been raised. It was too bad too.

Level 1

Since: Jul 09

Louisville

#1862 Jul 20, 2011
Does anyone remember the guy who use to ride his motorcycle around the south end (southern pkwy area) with his Old English Sheepdog on the back? I've always wondered whatever happened to him and his dog.
Blondetime

Finchville, KY

#1863 Jul 20, 2011
ellen1974 wrote:
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Ehrler's had opened an Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen on Dixie Hwy @ Stonestreet. It was a really cute little place and the pies and ice cream were so good, especially on a hot day. They closed a few months ago because their rent had been raised. It was too bad too.
Wish I had know that, I moved out of the area there in 2006 and only get back as far as Southend Medical. Its not that far I just don't care to drive anymore then I have to. Ehrler's was the last milkman I had in the early 70's. They had milk in plastic bags that you put it in an orange pitcher and snipped the corner. My husband worked for Haywoods before that and dilivered the milk home...lol.
mike

London, KY

#1864 Jul 23, 2011
markdf wrote:
<quoted text>
graduated from Western in"69"
yes i graduated western in 1968.
Blondetime

Louisville, KY

#1866 Jul 25, 2011
mike wrote:
<quoted text> yes i graduated western in 1968.
I graduated in 1968 also, Rachel Burton then.

“Cynthia”

Level 1

Since: Apr 09

Clarksville

#1868 Jul 26, 2011
Boom wrote:
I grew up @ 22nd & Griffith in Portland. The smell of Howard's Bakery's donuts in the morning, oh man! We used to walk the streets all the time and nobody bothered us. My friends and I used to play tennis at Lannon Park and we'd also go to Portland Park and swim at the pool. Or we'd take tarc out to Cresent Hill to the pool and to the cinemas. My grandma lived on Illinois Ave and we used to go to George Rogers Clark park and slide down the hills when it snowed. I remember when it was nothing but woods where the hospital, the new stores, the nursing home and all the houses are. We used to go in the woods and play all the time. I also remember Ehrlers Dairy and The Quarry Center (Rubens Pharmacy & Convenient). None of it is there anymore. Oh how I wish I could go back to those good ole days. Life was so simple but then again, we were kids and didn't have the worries we have now as adults.

Boom I grew up in the same area. Was wondering your name, and if I knew you?
Frieda

West Palm Beach, FL

#1869 Aug 5, 2011
Mr blue eyes wrote:
All of this has got me thinking, way too much. Yesterday, I went and dug out so old records, I have. My wife wanted to know what I was doing, I told her I am going to get the record player from downstairs and play them. I believe she thinks I have lost it. Last night I was telling her about all the memories that have been awaken because of the posts that have been coming in. That got her started and she took a step back in time and was telling me of all her childhood memories. She loved to play marbles and have foot races. She grew up at 18th and Market and went to Roseavelt (sp) elem. school, then moved to the Iroquios Housing project (lived in Building 36)remembers the cold walks to school. There were eight(8) children in her family, things were rough, but, they made it through. Her maiden name was Barbara Fiereisel, she was and still is a beautiful lady with blonde hair and blue eyes. If anyone remembers her, please leave me a post.
I am 62 and when I was a little girl I use to visit with my "grandmother" who owned the building that housed Hubs Dept store. One of the memories I have was playing dolls and games with a little girl named Barbara. If that was your wife I remember her as a fun playmate.
dottie jeffries oneil

Louisville, KY

#1870 Aug 15, 2011
Kiddieland and Arlans on 7th st
markdf

Zionsville, IN

#1871 Aug 15, 2011
I was in Louisville this past Satuarday and drove downtown! Wow lots of changes since I was there last. Does anyone remember the ckubs downdown like Beggars Banquet, the Windmill, or Eddie Donaldson's club down on Washington under the bridge? those were some good times and music was great in Louisville with WAKY and WKLO.
CURIOUS

Buford, GA

#1872 Aug 16, 2011
I remember the name Beggars Banquet but I graduated in 76 from J-town. Our big thing was sneaking into clubs like TROUBADOUR and CITY LIGHTS. We often wondered what happened to the CITY LIGHTS BAND. Heard they were suppose to record in L.A. but never seen them again. I remenber when COYOTE CALHOUN was still with WAKY and would remote broadcast from BABES in the mall.We cruised HIKES POINT AND STREET RACED ON Seatonville road, Gene Synder beforeit was finished and on TAYLORSVILLE RD. near CLARK STATION. The parties were in the county at Picketts DAM, POPE LICK PARK and GUTTERMANS FARM ON Pope LICK.wE CARRIED FAKE id cards that we printed in study hall and bought kegs for $25 from MAPLE INN. oF COURSE THE DEPOSIT FOR A TAP WAS A $100. iF YOU ACQUIRED A TAP YOU KNEW YOU WERE IN. We had fun but never caused harm to others.
waymoresblues

Englewood, TN

#1873 Aug 17, 2011
CURIOUS wrote:
I remember the name Beggars Banquet but I graduated in 76 from J-town. Our big thing was sneaking into clubs like TROUBADOUR and CITY LIGHTS. We often wondered what happened to the CITY LIGHTS BAND. Heard they were suppose to record in L.A. but never seen them again. I remenber when COYOTE CALHOUN was still with WAKY and would remote broadcast from BABES in the mall.We cruised HIKES POINT AND STREET RACED ON Seatonville road, Gene Synder beforeit was finished and on TAYLORSVILLE RD. near CLARK STATION. The parties were in the county at Picketts DAM, POPE LICK PARK and GUTTERMANS FARM ON Pope LICK.wE CARRIED FAKE id cards that we printed in study hall and bought kegs for $25 from MAPLE INN. oF COURSE THE DEPOSIT FOR A TAP WAS A $100. iF YOU ACQUIRED A TAP YOU KNEW YOU WERE IN. We had fun but never caused harm to others.
curious .thats the diffeene between our generation and todays generation ,we knew how to have fun without harming anyone . today there always has to be guns involved . great memories and post .
DangMe

Sonora, KY

#1874 Aug 20, 2011
Boom wrote:
I grew up @ 22nd & Griffith in Portland. The smell of Howard's Bakery's donuts in the morning, oh man![snip] None of it is there anymore. Oh how I wish I could go back to those good ole days. Life was so simple but then again, we were kids and didn't have the worries we have now as adults.
I don't remember the name but I will never forget the tasty bakery goods one could buy at a bakery in the building at the intersection of Market Street and 26th Street. The store building now houses ACE Hardware.

I'd buy a half-pan of pastry with fruit on top and cinnamon swirled on top of it all. It cost less than two dollars, closer to just one dollar and some change! I'd eat part of it and save the rest for later. The pastry treat tasted great! It was all natural foods, to the best of my knowledge.
DangMe

Sonora, KY

#1875 Aug 20, 2011
My older brother and I came back to Louisville from San Pedro, California in 1966, I believe. We were teenagers and we hung out all summer long. Totally irresponsible during that period, which was not like us, normally. Our aunt kept us up with meals and gasoline money. Gas was cheap. We drove from L.A. to Louisville on just $50.00 and no spare tire.

Anyway, we caused a sensation. My best friend drove his mother crazy because she couldn't find the style of clothes we wore at local stores! Our friends had never seen an 8-track stereo cassette player before. They's leave their Corvette sports car parked and ride in our '56 Chevy just to listen to our stereo system.

We went to the Kentucky State Fair and the crowd parted to let us walk past. I looked at my brother and laughed. Did we really look that strange? A few years later, one of my uncles who always wore a flat-top hair style changed it to long-hair.

We picked up our style from the teenagers who hung out at Pandora's Box on Sunset Blvd. in North Hollywood. The surfers started the trend with their long, sun-bleached hair. We were simply called "Long Hairs" at the time. Back then, the word "hippie" hadn't been coined yet.

Back to Louisville: We didn't know racing slicks were not street legal. A LPD officer pointed that fact out to us. We didn't have any money so we continued to run on the tires anyway. In the rain, we do stunts by slamming on the brakes and spinning the our '56 like a top. It scared the heck out of our buddies.

(A couple of years earlier, they ran through stop signs like they didn't exist. Scared the crap out of me when I was 14-years-old.)

Most importantly, I remember the custom car called "Wild, Wild, West." The owner modified it soon after seeing our '56 Chevy. He did a better job of "jacking" up his car.

Summer soon came to an end and so did our good times in Louisville. We headed back to San Pedro, CA. Our '56 Chevy was totaled by a New York driver who hit it doing 90-miles-per-hour. The wreck happened just outside Joplin, MO. My brother was driving and we were knocked into a group of truck drivers who were using flares to warn of a fatal wreck up ahead. Our car struck one of the truck drivers. The impact left a big dent in the hood, rammed the radiator through the fan, and jammed the motor against the firewall. To this day, I wonder if the guy lived... My picture ended up on the front page of a Joplin newspaper.
DangMe

Sonora, KY

#1876 Aug 20, 2011
awf wrote:
I was at FF Park the day that the blacks rioted there...prior to that time I remember seeing the black kids looking through the wrought iron fence. We skated for the Fountain Ferry Roller Club. Great times. My dad could never give me an answer to, "why the black kids couldn't come into the park".
Fontaine Ferry park (or Ghost Town on the River when the Blacks ransacked it and chased off the park workers) had been integrated BEFORE the park was destroyed. NO EXCUSES for the way these people acted!
DangMe

Sonora, KY

#1877 Aug 20, 2011
I remember the old Black men who pushed carts around Portland, picking up scrapes of clothing and cast-off items like copper pipes. I was amazed these men could push such big carts. Some had car wheels, but most had wagon wheels. They'd call out to neighborhood residents in a sing-song voice, "Rag man, rag man, rag man." Usually, a young woman would come to the back fence and hand over something that had lost it's usefulness.
DangMe

Sonora, KY

#1878 Aug 20, 2011
My brother and I asked where the teens hung out. We were told there was a teenage club called "The Flame." It turned out to be a union hall on Poplar Level Road. I can recall the terror of driving on The Watterson Expressway. Just two lanes and no shoulders going both ways. The on-ramps and off-ramps were just 25-miles-per-hour. It was nightmare compared to the freeways of L.A. where we had learned to drive.

We drove the Harbor Freeway doing 100-miles-per-hour in our '50 Lincoln.(Darn, I wish I had that car again; it was wonderful -- just check the oil and gas it up!) Suicide doors. One day, we heard a whistling sound. My older brother told our best friend to close the door fully. He forgot and opened the passenger-side back door. He was jerked out into the wind stream. The back seat was completely devoid of any thing to grab and hang onto. I looked in horror as he hung onto the door handle, the Lincoln speeding down the freeway. The sudden decompression of the interior sucked out all papers, etc. Our long hair was pulled back by the escaping air. In a heartbeat, our friend slammed the door shut and sat silently. I don't know how he pulled himself back into the car's interior. My brother and I broke out laughing. "It ain't funny!" he yelled at us. We continued to laugh. It was a miracle that he didn't get hurt! God was definitely with us that day. I've heard God looks out for drunks and fools.
just me

Hazard, KY

#1879 Aug 21, 2011
does a,ynbody remember cruising frichs on dixie highway in 68,69 and some of the kids names that hung out there alot?
carol

United States

#1880 Aug 22, 2011
My friend Jamie and I would go to the afees medical induction station and leer at
young men getting a medical physical nude. The male physician there didn't care
That we were there violating these young men who were about to go into the
Military and be in harms way. It was a CFNM (clothed female naked male fetish)
and it turned him on too.He was a sick bastard.

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