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Postby Guest » Sat Feb 16, 2002 1:23 am

ROLLER SKATING AT MEMORIAL or GOING TO BINGEMAN PARK IN KITCHENER! TEEN TOWN IN THE ROSE ROOM! SUNDAY AFTERNOON RAIDER GAMES!! FRIES & GRAVY and A CHERRY COKE AT STAN'S. SUNDAY MORNINGS AT THE OPEN KITCHEN! THE TASTY FREEZE ON GUELPH STREET! FONG'S DOWNTOWN! AB's OR HUTCH's POOL HALLS, KAY'S STORE! 5 cent FLIP AT MA'S or buying 3 CIGARETTES FOR A NICKLE THERE ( I did not smoke, however a few of my friends did)! TOURING FROM DOWNTOWN TO THE PLAZA ABOUT 50 TIMES A NIGHT FOR $1.00 WORTH OF GAS! THE A & W or DOG'S & SUD'S! SWIMMING AT THE FOUR WILLOWS OR THE PAPER MILL DAM! WRESTLING AT THE ARENA, WHIPPER BILLY WATSON, THE MIDGETS, YUKON ERIC, HAYSTACK CALHOUN! RUBBER ROAD! TORONTO INTERNATIONAL DRAG STRIPE!<br>Let's have some fun <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> , what do you remember!<br>Let the good times roll <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rollin --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/roll.gif ALT=":rollin"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub52.ezboard.com/udonfendley.showPublicProfile?language=EN>Don Fendley</A>  <IMG SRC="http://www.ezboard.com/ezgfx/gicons/anim_1.gif" BORDER=0> at: 2/16/02 12:28:44 am<br></i>
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Re: ***** DO YOU REMEMBER? *****

Postby Stephen Thoms » Sat Feb 16, 2002 2:15 am

Catching the bus at the Greeks to Brampton, mushroom burgers at the Arf and Barf.... sneeking into the dragstrip,(it was called the Golden Horseshoe first..) thumbing to Shoppers World, hanging out at the Dairy Queen, the pizza at Royal Pizzeria (it's not the same as it was), two gas stations at Ashgrove, doing doughnuts in the plaza parking lot, first trip to the S&S after turning 18(a rite of passage for all males in Georgetown), beer run to Brampton Beer Store, Brampton Drive-in (beside Shoppers World), Sonys Burgers (in Brampton), swimming at the Quarry....to be continued<br><br>Later<br>Stephen (Chub) Thoms <br> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: ***** DO YOU REMEMBER? *****

Postby Guest » Sat Feb 16, 2002 2:30 am

You have brought back memories I'd never thought about for years. <br><br>I used to play (gig) at the Roller Skating in Memorial Arena.<br><br>Colin <p></p><i></i>
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Re: ***** DO YOU REMEMBER? *****

Postby Guest » Sat Feb 16, 2002 9:09 am

I had forgotten about the drive-in beside Shoppers World... My dad took the family there to see "Battle of Britain". Too bad us kids all fell asleep, I don't remember seeing any of it. ;-(<br><br>We lived in Peel Village before Shoppers World was built in the late '60s. When new, it used to have a sign out front that read "Canada's Largest Shopping Mall- Over 70 stores to serve you." Going to Roy Rogers was a treat. <br><br>The town limits weren't far down Highway 10- there was a Welcome to Brampton sign that said pop. 48,000. We used to fly model airplanes on the front lawn of the "old" courthouse. It was a relatively new building but they covered it with some sort of quartz that kept falling off. A friend's father worked there and they had a photocopier- a pretty exotic piece of equipment back then. He had made copies of his hand making a peace sign. The neighbourhood kids thought that was pretty cool. ;-) <br><br>Other cool things back then were those bikes that immitated choppers- banana seats, high handle bars, sissy bars, gear shifts on the crossbar. They had names like "the Wedge" and "the Spoiler". Every kid wanted one. They'd never make it past all the consumer safety people these days.<br><br>The drive down Hwy 10 to Mississauga was completely different than now- nothing but farmers' fields and driving ranges. Hockey star Andy Bathgate had one that we used to frequent. Square One wasn't built until a few years later.<br><br>I cringe when I think of the '60s parenting norm- we wandered the neighbourhood at will and unsupervised, playing in creeks and ponds. Nobody had even heard of car seats, I think most people didn't even use their seatbelts. Adults smoked in cars full of kids. (How did we ever survive?!) ;-) <p></p><i></i>
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Re: ***** DO YOU REMEMBER? *****

Postby Guest » Sat Feb 16, 2002 11:06 am

I remember turning south onto highway 10 from hwy 7 at White's Motor Grill (Ithink it is still there) and driving into Brampton. I think the pop. was about 16,000 about then. There was one house on the east side (fairly new) and the rumour was that it cost an amazing $24,000.00. We used to look at it awe. It was just a bungalow but it had a coloured cement driveway.<br> I remember going into Sonny's and lining up in front of the display counter and picking out what you wanted on the hamburger And what a hamburger! The bun was something called a Kaiser. This was the first of this style of hamburger place I had ever see. What would they do next, put a man on the moon. Yeh right!<br> I remember going to Hoy's Chinese retaurant in streetsville where, when you were finished, they gave you little tubs to bring home the extra's. Boiled rice was FREE with your order. My God! the pace of life was almost dizzying.<br> Then there was rumours from people who travelled into the States. There was a thing called a bottomless cup of coffee or they put this thing called a caraffe on your table which they kept filling up. FREE!!!!<br> Somewhere along the line Pizza's came to town. For you younger people, Noah didn't have pizza's on the ark. It actually took me several years before I could come up with the money (I'm cheap) to spend about $3.00 for a 18inch pizza. It was heaven. This was at a time I could take Iris out for supper and it would cost me $2.00 TOTAL!! and that included a pop and coffee.<br> I remember Mr McCullough, our drafting teacher, coming back from a trip he won, in Nassau, Bahamas, where he said that hamburgers cost $.75. I mean, we may have been teenagers but who would believe anyone would spend as much as 75cents on a burger. WWWWWAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!<br><br><br><br>Roger <p></p><i></i>
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Re: ***** DO YOU REMEMBER? *****

Postby Guest » Sat Feb 16, 2002 11:08 am

Yes Chub and other things like when I was a lad, going to the ROXY with a buck and being the big spender, I too used my thumb allot for getting around before I was old enough to get my 1964 Impala, yes the ritual of the S & S. The ROYAL PIZZA days, like you say it is not like the old days, you are likely too young to remember the days when WHITEY ENGLEBY (RUBBER LEGS) dance up a storm at the RIVIERA, no booze allowed, evenually you brought your own.<br>Hi Doug<br>SHOPPERS WORLD, what a big outing and yes ROY ROGERS was a big treat. I use to ride my bicycle from GEORGETOWN to BRAMPTON (SUNSET BLVD to visit my AUNT & UNCLE), down HWY 7 and we created a path through the property where KODACK was.<br>Colin, Did you say one of your groups were the HITCHIKERS, I also recall the DEAD BEATS. What were some of the local bands over the years?<br>Boy this walk down memory lane is neat.<br>UNTIL THE NEXT TIME!<br>DON <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :hat --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/pimp.gif ALT=":hat"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Playing at the Roller Rink

Postby Gerry Deboer » Sat Feb 16, 2002 1:07 pm

Hey Colin I remeber playing there one time as well. Just once. I think we really bombed out that time but it was fun. Dick Braam was with me that time. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: ***** DO YOU REMEMBER? ***** Yukon Eric

Postby Guest » Sat Feb 16, 2002 1:18 pm

You jogged my memory on something when you mentioned wrestling at the arena. I did not see the wrestling in GT, but will tell you a story about Yukon Eric.<br><br>Previous to moving to GT, we (my parents and I) live in East York. Yukon Eric, lived in quite an average house a few blocks from us. This would have been about 1957 - 58, he was noted for driving around in a 1957 Packard convertible, baby blue in colour. The baby blue that we never see today! He always drove the car with his shirt off and was noted that even if it was -25 F. outside he still drove with shirt off and top down. I saw him on many occasions driving the car.<br><br>I always remember him, from a personal memory, as rather a Gentleman. In 1958, I delivered, part time for a local drug store, on my bicycle. One evening I had to deliver something to his house. Bare in mind I was only twelve and was very captivated at the thought of delivering to him. Yukon Eric, was somewhat of a local icon to kids my age!<br><br>When I went to the front door Yukon Eric answered it. He must have known I was quite taken back by him. He still wore no shirt and his pant were a pair of britches. The man was huge! When the business of the delivery was done - he invited me into his house, sat me down at the table and fed me cookies and coke and chatted with me for the best part of half an hour, telling me about the North, the Ring, and brought out loads of pictures. He gave me a photograph (signed), which I lost in a move some years ago.<br><br>In later years I realized this man was a true Gentleman, a breed seldom seen these days.<br><br>Colin<br> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub52.ezboard.com/ucolinming.showPublicProfile?language=EN>Colin Ming</A> at: 2/16/02 12:24:47 pm<br></i>
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Re: ***** DO YOU REMEMBER? ***** Yukon Eric

Postby Guest » Sat Feb 16, 2002 2:41 pm

Great story Colin. Isn't it amazing that being a gentleman doesn't cost anything yet means so much to so many people. I'll have to work on it a bit.<br><br>Roger <p></p><i></i>
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Old Memories

Postby Ruth » Sat Feb 16, 2002 9:17 pm

Gosh I had almost forgotten about some of things you have brought up... in the 50's Teen Town on Friday nights was THE place to be! I remember the Titus brothers from Milton arriving and everyone was stepping lightly around them LOL.. going to the George View was also a highlight. I see that it is still in operation. Stan's was the real place to be seen though. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: ***** DO YOU REMEMBER? ***** Yukon Eric

Postby Guest » Wed Feb 20, 2002 4:40 am

Thank you Roger.<br><br>That's a very good way of putting it. I remember very little about him in the Ring, it was so many years ago. But that one incident - a half hour - I remember as if it was yesterday. Truly a great man!<br><br>Colin <p></p><i></i>
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Postby Guest » Wed Feb 20, 2002 4:46 am

Does anyone remember the Park in Huttonville (beside the dam) where they used to have dances on the weekend? I think it was vandalized and burnt down in the late 50's or early 60s.<br><br>How about Art Brown's wrecking yard and the "collection of Henry "J"s? Is Art still alive?<br><br>Colin <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Old Memories

Postby Guest » Wed Feb 20, 2002 4:48 am

Hello Ruth.<br><br>Teen Town rings a bell, but I can't quite remember......?<br><br>Colin <p></p><i></i>
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ART BROWN'S WRECKING YARD!

Postby Guest » Wed Feb 20, 2002 12:10 pm

Yes Colin, I recall BROWN'S well, not only for getting parts or cars, but a shortcut to the Quarry on a hot summer's day. As you read JOE PURSYCK passes away, JOE owned WATERFALLS PLAYGROUND for several years.<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>LATER!<br><!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :hat --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/pimp.gif ALT=":hat"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Water Falls Playground

Postby iris gadd » Thu Mar 21, 2002 12:13 pm

Don, I'm just rereading your input about Water Falls Playground, and Joe Prusyck. Did you hear whatever happened to Marty? Last I heard he was heading to California to get married.<br>I still have one of those old poloroid photos, the kind that we had to put a special watery finish on; so it is all streaked. But there is a small group of us with Marty in the picture as well.<br>I remember walking all the way to Water Falls Playground from town a number of times. But it was worth it, once we would get there, we would always see someone else from town and they would drive us back. We didn't have to pay to get into the swimming area, it was a wonderful place to hang out - for free.<br>I don't know how we would do it nowadays - without a big snack bar right there at the water. But then, we didn't seem to expect to get anything to eat or drink. We just went for the fun of it.<br>Iris Gadd (nee Maile) <p></p><i></i>
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Marty Prusyck

Postby Guest » Thu Mar 21, 2002 9:37 pm

Iris<br><br>My wife Barb lived on the 6th Line in Limehouse right across from Waterfalls Playground / The Quarry. She went to Acton HS and was friends with Sherry and Paula Prusyck. She is still in occasional contact with them. If I hear anything about Marty's current whereabouts I will pass it on.<br><br>Al <p></p><i></i>
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waterfalls

Postby roger Gadd » Thu Mar 21, 2002 10:36 pm

Al, If your wife lived across from Waterfalls, then she must have known the Scholz's.The father Gerhardt and Anna lived across from the driveway going into the quarries My sister Rhona married Jack Scholz and in fact they also used to live across the road from the quarries.<br><br>Roger <p></p><i></i>
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Waterfalls

Postby Guest » Thu Mar 21, 2002 11:48 pm

Roger<br><br>That stretch of the 6th Line was like a little Germany. My wife's family being German did know the Scholz's. I believe they lived just north of my in-laws (the Beiers)and on the south side of my in-laws lived the Hoyers whose son Horst married Sherry Prusyck - now divorced.<br>If I'm not mistaken, unless I'm thinking of a different Scholz (Shultz?), don't they have a summer place at Sauble Beach? If so my in-laws have a place just down the road and my kids and my sister-in-laws kids have spent time at the Scholz's cottage.<br>By the way I was surprised to see in an earlier post that Iris was German. I never realized that.<br>Al <p></p><i></i>
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Postby Gloria Jones » Fri Mar 22, 2002 9:16 am

Who remembers Joe's Tuck Shop? Owned and operated by Joe & Marg McClintock. It was in the location now housing a dry cleaners beside the House of Buddha. Their daughter is Mary McClintock whom I went to school with. I lived way to close to that store. I would go down there after dinner with all my money saved up from my paper route and buy the penny candy. They had the best assortment! I also remember every time I bought a birthday card from Marg she would look at it and ask who's birthday it was. That doesn't/wouldn't happen nowadays. If you wanted to know what was happening in Georgetown, you could go there and get all the scoop. I really missed that store when it closed. <p></p><i></i>
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Postby Guest » Fri Mar 22, 2002 10:26 am

A funny little story about MARG (as you know she lick to know what was happening at all times).<br>A bunch of us guys would hand out at PERK'S BARBER SHOP which was right across from JOE'S, MARG was always checking things out (not that we might have ever done anything unusal). We got an idea that would drive MARG crazy, we got a few rolls of the craft wrapping paper and completely cover the front windows, it was about 15 minutes before MARG came storming in demanding to know "WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?". <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>I always thought the HERALD missed out on a great reporter by not offering MARG a job!<br>A GREAT PLACE AND WONDERFUL PEOPLE, LIFE LONG MEMORIES!<br>Warmest regards,<br>Don <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/glasses.gif ALT="8)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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German

Postby Roger Gadd » Fri Mar 22, 2002 10:44 am

I just checked Rhona's Email and it's Scholz. I actually knew Gerhardt before Rhona went out with Jack because I was into motorcycles. Gerhardt had just offered Jimmy Clarke the opportunity to race motorcycles just before Jimmy died in a motorcycle accident in 1967. I can't say I ever heard of the Scholz's having a cottage anywhere thought the oldest son Peter (who is now on the property) might of had one but again I never heard of it.<br> As far as Iris being German? ooooooooooooooooh yes! Know doubt about it. Stuttgart. Most definitely German. More so every day.<br> Rhona and I have tried to "water them down" but Iris and Jack seem to say the same thing about us English. (I think I'm winning!)<br><br>Roger <p></p><i></i>
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Postby ifnwif » Fri Mar 22, 2002 9:04 pm

When I was seven, we lived in John cordaro's apartments, at one end of Main St. near Dr. Williams' office. I used to frequent Joe's Tuck Shop often. One Sunday when the store was closed, I found a pile of change on the doorstep. It amounted to about $10, and I was so mad when my mom wouldn't let me spend it! That same year I received a black eye from a bully at school, and Joe delighted in teasing me about my "shiner!"<br><br>Speaking about tuck shops... does anyone remember Kaye's store on Hwy 7 near the high school? Or Ma's little store just around the corner from the intersection of Hwy 7 and John St.? <br><br>Willena <p></p><i></i>
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marty prusyck

Postby iris gadd » Fri Mar 29, 2002 5:08 pm

Al,<br>Here I am, catching up on ALL this news on the site after a week (I was taking another of a series of intensive training courses to become a personal coach). I thought I would spend 5 minutes looking through new messages before going out for a walk in this nice sunny Edmonton weather today. Here it is 1/2 hour later.....<br>Yes, I would be interested to hear what happened to Marty Prusyck. I was at the quarries with someone who knew either him or his friend. He was getting ready to head to California, invited us to a party at his dad's place the night before he left. Marty was a real nice guy, we spent hours talking about everything under the sun as I remember.<br>Yes, I am German, came over from Stuttgart area with my family when I was 4, had to quickly learn English because they threatened to hold me back a year from school if I couldn't speak it well enough. I still remember meeting Janice Finnamore out on the street in Norval when we first moved there. I was trying to get her to understand me (and vice versa), after a number of frustrating attempts, I figured she was trying to be silly, and whacked her one. Boy, did I get into trouble for that one. <br>Later, when Susan and I became friends, she one day called me 'a foreigner'. I had no idea what it meant, but it didn't sound good. My mom had to do some explaining to me on that one. There was still a lot of prejudice against Germans in those days, so we were not treated well by everyone. <br>I think it doesn't hurt to experience some prejudice, it helped me to understand what other people are going through when they are subjected to it.<br>Iris Gadd (nee Maile)<br>P.S. Then I went ahead and married an Englishman. He always said it's another way of winning against the Germans - marry them! Now go figure that one out. <p></p><i></i>
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do you remember?

Postby Jeepster50 » Wed Apr 10, 2002 7:00 pm

Hi don<br>Hey you mentioned Sunset Blvd....well before we moved to georgetown we lived on Rosedale in brampton ...I was in grade 2 and 3 and I was in the same class as your cousin ...John...I have a picture of that class and I can see him in the back row...Amazing!!!!!!<br>david<br> <p></p><i></i>
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do you remember

Postby Jeepster50 » Wed Apr 10, 2002 7:15 pm

Hi all....I remember going to see The BEATLES at Maple Leaf gardens the day before I started High School in 64...with barry ferguson..He was already going but I had to talk my dad into letting me go...I said "well barry's goin"and he said "well , if he jumped off a cliff would you follow him there too"? and I said , "I really don't think thats relevant ...dad" or something like that so he ended up saying "yeah....ok you can go"...God rest his soul.<br>This is for Gerry Deboer...or anyone else who might know him...do you remember RICHARD HARRIS who lived on the other side of your duplex ...oh about 1960...he moved to Brampton...I used to hang out with him there when we were teens...His mother was cockney and she had the LOUDEST whistle in town.When we were downtown anywhere...you could hear her whistle...He always wore this purple bathing suit with fuzzy slippers and he was always coverd in dirt or mud or something ...hilarious <br>David Smith <p></p><i></i>
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