memories of the 60s and 70s growing u...
The Way We Were

Kokomo, IN

#1925 Apr 13, 2014
I visited a friend of mine who lives outside of Louisville and we went down to the West End where we both grew up. We both lived on W. Broadway. He was in the 2500 block and I lived in the 2300 block. It was a shock to see what the blacks have done to that area. Every other house was boarded up and trash all over the place. What looked like public barbecues on the sidewalks made the area look like a 3rd world country. It was a sad scene that I will never forget. That idiot in the white house doesn't have a clue.

Since: Mar 14

Evansville, IN

#1926 Apr 13, 2014
The West End is over.........its destroyed by the monsters who dwell there.
The whole is Louisville is under attack, from the thugs of Loserville.

“Don't Start Nothing ”

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Since: Sep 07

It won't be nothing

#1927 Apr 14, 2014
The Way We Were wrote:
I visited a friend of mine who lives outside of Louisville and we went down to the West End where we both grew up. We both lived on W. Broadway. He was in the 2500 block and I lived in the 2300 block. It was a shock to see what the blacks have done to that area. Every other house was boarded up and trash all over the place. What looked like public barbecues on the sidewalks made the area look like a 3rd world country. It was a sad scene that I will never forget. That idiot in the white house doesn't have a clue.
What???? Were you smoking meth when you was typing this make BS?
christopher

Louisville, KY

#1929 May 16, 2014
We were so creative. Bark boat races sailed in the creek. forts made in the woods out of tree branches. We would get up at 7am to find discarded treasure on garbage day.
4chloe

Dry Ridge, KY

#1931 Oct 11, 2014
Cynthia S wrote:
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Boom I grew up in the same area. Was wondering your name, and if I knew you?
Anyone remember Vicky's Variety Store? I spent lotsa time with my grandparents on 24th and St. Xavier and I too remember Howard's Bakery! Those were wonderful days!
The Way We Were

Kokomo, IN

#1932 Oct 11, 2014
Remember wrote:
I remember the milk man!! Did you have the milk in the brown glass bottles? Yuck! I think vitamins were added. How about the Donaldson(?) man. Delivered cakes, cookies, breads. How about Mr. Softie, the ice cream truck.
I try to get my grandchildren to watch old tv shows, Leave It To Beaver, Andy Griffith and others on cable, they just laugh at me.
Oh for the good times!
It truly was a time of innocence. How I long for those times again. Hopefully we'll get the opportunity to come back and do it all over again.
Dale

Richmond, KY

#1933 Oct 17, 2014
Is judy mason out there? The one that lived in shivley.
decent woman

Louisville, KY

#1934 Oct 30, 2014
The sixties were the best. I loved it when men with long hair got beat up and their hair got hacked off.
Maria Sharp

Louisville, KY

#1935 Jan 21, 2015
Does anyone know if Parkmoore Bowling Ally burned down just once or did it burn twice ? Thank you either way.
Dennis

Evansville, IN

#1936 Jan 30, 2015
grandma now wrote:
i rember going to an amusement park i think called fountain ??? i also remeber another but it seems like it was off taylor blvd area? There was a department store either across the street or close by can anyone help with the names and exact locals of these 2 places Thanks
The amusement park was called Kiddie Land. It had rides for small children. It was on the east side of 7th St. just north of Berry. The store building is still there. The store was Arlens Department Store.
Rick P

Englewood, FL

#1937 Jan 30, 2015
Dennis wrote:
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The amusement park was called Kiddie Land. It had rides for small children. It was on the east side of 7th St. just north of Berry. The store building is still there. The store was Arlens Department Store.
That brings back memories. Use to love to go to kidde land. I always like the little rail cars you operated by hand. And i remember arlans across the street.
Chuckc

Irmo, SC

#1938 Jul 23, 2015
t42n24t wrote:
Gosh! Where have I been??? I just stumbled across this website, in particular this thread.Wow! What memories it brings back to growing up in the PRP (Dixie Manor) area.
I remember hurrying to do my chores on Saturday morn, just to rush over to help my friends get their chores done so we could get our weekly allowance.Then off we would start walking north on Dixie starting at Zayers, then onto k-mart.(where the old drive-in use to be.Wow!Another set of old memories!)Then back down south ending at either Woolworths or Walgreens( Dixie Manor)and ordering lunch at the soda fountain counter.
Cursing on this side of town was from Jerry's to Frisch's (Hooters now)and back to Jerry's then back to....well you get the jest.
I too remember Otto's Drugstore and Gateway Supermarket & and the night they both burnt down.
Valleys Roller Drome on Valley Station Rd.(If not misstaken that burnt down as well.)
I have been reading this thread for hours now,and admittedly have skipped afew pages, but plan on going back to read them, this thread has brought back some many many memories.So now when I turn on the "idiot box" and find nothing of interest...I know where to come to and chuckle to myself as I say out loud....."Oh YES!!!! I REMEMBER that!"
Before the Zayers we used to play in the old foundations and a pond that were there from a failed development. I could not remember the store in Dixie Manor that had the soda fountain - I was thinking it was maybe a kresge's. They used to have paper bananas on the wall and each of them had a different price on the back of them - you would pick one of them and that would be the price you would pay for a banana split. We used to walk up to Kurz Lake (pay lake) and fish several times a week. Had a great time growning up there.
Chuckc

Irmo, SC

#1939 Jul 23, 2015
Grandma Now wrote:
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I loved the warm summer nights chasing after lightening bugs putting them in a jar thinking you could get so many it would be a light in your room..Sitting in the grass picking the white flowers damn i forgot what they were called? But we would sit for hours knotting them together and see how long of a rope we could make or make jewelery out of them same with dandelions...Making wishes in the dandelions when the seeded??Blowing them in the weed thinking every wish would come true...Frozen catchers where the neighbor hood game until dark...I do have my grandkids doing all that but i cant keep them concentrated on jump rope hop scotch or jacks like i would play for ever...I buy the old games for them like operation ,cootie bug, dont spill the beans, ants in your pants, they arent to interested in them either i thought they were the best games ever when i was young but i didnt have video games ,cable tv, internet... LOL...I do try to keep the memories alive though ...
The flowers I think you are talking about were possibly the blooms off of the clover in the grass. I remember getting stung quite often by the honey bees on the blooms.
Chuckc

Irmo, SC

#1940 Jul 23, 2015
dynamo hum wrote:
you sure are right about the drive ins ,i can still remember in the late 60s when my parents packed us up in the car and headed for the dixie drive in near fort knox . the double feature was ' west side story 'and old yeller .
wow i forgot all aboutthe cow palace ,what a great memory that is.
and speaking of ice cream, am i the only one left that still remembers a yellow dome shaped , parking lot ice cream store called zips . they were like the first place to have the chocolate shell over your ice cream cone . they were usually in shopping center parking lots .
The Dixie Drive-in was between Shively and Pleasure Ridge on Dixie. The Valley Drive-in was further out Dixie Highway in Kosmosdale. As a dating teenager I remember going to the Valley Drive-in theater when it was so foggy (near the river) that you could not see the cars in front of you but we stayed for some strange reason - LOL. I can also remember going to the Valley Drive-in and sitting out on the hood of the car and when we got home all of our clothes were black from the coal ash dust from the big power plant near the drive-in. I remember going down to the river front park that I think was down at the end of Greenwood Road and watching the submarine races. These were some pretty innocent times and things did not go too far - at least for me and my close friends.
Old times

Louisville, KY

#1941 Jul 24, 2015
I miss that
Terry

Louisville, KY

#1942 Jul 24, 2015
My grandfather Chester Terry was an alderman in Portland area in 70's
Rick P

Englewood, FL

#1943 Jul 24, 2015
Wish i could go back and have what i have now. The first thing i would do is buy a new GTO. Or maybe a Chevelle SS.
markdf

Deerfield Beach, FL

#1944 Jul 25, 2015
This thread needs to continue!!
Reminiscing

Radcliff, KY

#1945 Jul 27, 2015
Wow...lots of memories. I remember what it was like before the I-264 (Shawnee Expressway) was built. We used to walk to Jewell Park from N34th Street, could no longer do it after the Shawnee Expressway was built because it cut right through it. I remember going across the Sherman Minton Bridge right after it was first completed. My parents owned two Ford Thunderbirds, one was a 1957 white convertible, the other was a 1962 black hardtop. Sure wish I had them today. I remember going across the K&I toll bridge often in our neighbors 66' Cadillac....all of us kids would get nervous cause it looked like we were barely able to fit down that narrow one lane in such a big car. We were always grateful when we got to the other side! lol. I remember the April 3rd tornado, I think I was in the 5th grade. I had just got out of school and was staying at a neighbor's house till my older brother and sister came home. I was outside playing with the neighbors daughter when an elderly neighbor across the street told us kids to hurry up and get in her basement. That's back when neighbors cared and looked out for one another. I still remember the song that was playing on the neighbor's transistor radio.... it was Band on the Run by the Beatles. She had it tuned to WHAS radio waiting for the next weather update. My Mother was delayed getting home that day due to the tornado, she worked for United Auto Parts delivering auto parts to service stations all across Jefferson County. She took us out to see the devastation around the Cherokee Park and Fairgrounds area after things had calmed down.
We then moved to the South end of Jefferson County in the late 70's. I have lots of memories as a teenager growing up in PRP. I remember cruising Iroquois Park, going to the movies in the Westland Mall, cruising McDonald's on Dixie Highway. Going to look at muscle cars at McMackin Motors. I loved watching Midnight Special with Wolfman Jack and Saturday Night Live with Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Jane Curtain, Lorraine Newman. I remember going to lots of concerts back in the day. LRS 102 concerts. Summer Jams. I've seen Peter Frampton, Steve Miller, Styx, Aerosmith, Foreigner, Journey, Yes, Alice Cooper, Elton John, Bob Seger, 38 Special, Kansas, REO Speedwagon, Rush, Eagles. And of course eating at some of the best restaurants along Dixie Highway back then, Cow Palace, Sizzler, Cliff Hagan's Ribeye in front of Dixie Manor, Haywood's dairy on Greenwood Road. I miss the way they used to decorate all the street lights and shopping centers like Dixie Manor at Christmas time. I especially miss the choice in stores like Bacon's, Ben Snyders, Lerner's, Dress to the Nines, Service Merchandise, and a little turquoise jewelry store in Westland Mall. And I will never forget the blizzard of 78....the National Guard was called out to help stranded motorist, but more importantly....we were out of school for a month!!! I loved hearing that song play on WHAS11 news when the weather is bad and there are a lot of school and business closings. Even when I hear that song now it takes me back to the Blizzard of 78.
susan

Phoenix, AZ

#1946 Jan 26, 2016
Pinecreek Fun wrote:
still no one remembers triple triangle hamburgers??Off Poplar level or dipper dans???Ice cream shop! The A&W rootbeer stand on the way to george rogers clark park!!Burger Chef!Queenie bee!!Presto the magic clown wdrb on weekdays....Flintstones after the 5:00 oclock news and the WHOLE family watching them!!!I LOVE my Memories
I remember Triple Triangle

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