lots of posters (Some things don't change!)|
anything contagious could be cured by penicillin.|
"haunted headstone" that glowed at the Belvedere Cemetery on
Arden Road. We took dates there in the hopes of frightening them into a
little "protective" heavy petting! Never mind that the "glow" could only be
seen from a specific point on Oxford St (because of some reflecting
|Metal ice cubes trays with levers,
the smell of Mimeograph paper, wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.|
James and the Shondells blaring out of the jukebox at the Elk's Club
pool, over and over.|
| Being on
TV With the "Up With People" group and singing..... "Up, up, with People you meet 'em wherever you go. Up, up with people they're the best kinda folks you know. If more people were for people all people everywhere. There'd be a lot less people to worry about and a lot more People who care"|
.....didn't think much of the theme song back then.
|Hitting the gas war sales---bargain 18 cent per gallon gas---buying another few hours cruising on Sherwood Way.|
|The ONLY place to go Christmas shopping was downtown or in The Village?|
|Lake Nasworthy drying up and you could walk across it.|
|Shopping on the mezzanine at Penney’s or Hemphill-Wells downtown.|
Only two sales a year: July or January.
Catching candy (or was it those tiny loaves of bread?) from Santa when he threw them from atop Holsum Bakery.
Christmas display that was alongside Holsum's is now maintained and displayed
by Santa Rita homeowners. It's viewable every Christmas along Sulfur Draw.
|If you took piano lessons from Mrs. Cosper, she might have picked you up from Lee Jr. High during lunch period. She drove a white Mustang and always brought along her little French poodle Andre. She’d bring you a hamburger from the bowling alley across the street from Lee. If you took your lessons after school, you could arrive early and read her gazillions of comic books (Archie was my favorite) or go play tetherball outside. Once or twice a year there was a recital at the Cactus Hotel Ballroom and I sometimes played a duet with my sister. My parents praised our performances and clapped enthusiastically no matter how many wrong notes we hit!|
|Getting your driver’s license when you were 14. They changed the law that year, so I barely made it.|
|Coffee houses and folksingers. Granny dresses and granny glasses.|
Strobe lights and black lights. Psychedelic colors. Flower power.
|I remember Full Service at a gas station...what a treat!!|
(Donna Kay Jones-Moseley)
|The Jet, the Bellview, and the Rocket.|
(There is another, drive-in that is, that we would probably remember from our youth. But actually there is a fifth as well. Both met their demise many years ago and were turned into trailer parks. The oldest was the Stardust and the other if we really had early keen memories was out by Goodfellow Air Force Base. They actually had a live alligator in a chain link pen. It was called the Twilight.)
Ambulance service consisted simply of two guys in a van or a wagon with a gurney.
That two ended freebee utensil we used each and every day, a can/bottle opener.
The pool hall and playing on time.
The summer of 67, Drivers Ed, and all the great music as we drove - Silence Is Golden, Don't Sleep In The Subway, All You Need Is Love, Carrie-Anne, etc.
When Everything came in one flavor, i.e. potato chips, Fritos, and those great regular Doritos.
The end of two-a-days and the yearly Gandy's ice cream break.
When the last dance was always "House of the Rising Sun".
|Soakey bubble bath and toy, Mr. Wizard, Orange gum|
|When I was real small (knee high to a grasshopper) I remember getting and giving Indian head pennies, Indian head/buffalo tail nickels, as well as mercury head dimes, liberty half dollars, and $2 bills, etc. for change. I had a hobby of collecting coins and still have some oldies to this day.|
I'm still looking for the rare 1909 S VDB Lincoln penny. Have you seen one?
When Loop 306 was the drag strip and was considered waaay outta town
Two paddle electronic ping pong connected to the TV screen
Listening to your transistor radio through your pillow so your parents wouldn't hear it, only to find the battery run down the next morning
|Parking at Lake Nasworthy|
(Kay Rogers Gregory)
|Grandma's Chicken (across from Lee Jr High), Mr. Merton Skaggs speedy slide rule...faster than the pocket calculator. Oops, we didn't have those yet, did we?|
Mr. Snodgrass's long hair (boys) and short skirt (girls) patrol
Sexiest teacher...Ms Anita Monk
Soap bubbles in the fountain
|The Brownwood National Guard Armory started looking kinda homey to a couple of us.|
|The time before Bryant freeway south of Avenue N.|
During snowy and icy days all of us in the neighborhood would use just about everything to ice skate in the streets, even old steel chair frames!
|Listening to "Wolfman Jack" at KOMA radio station from Oklahoma City (you could only pick it up at night)|
|Cherry Phosphates at Charcoal House|
"M" system grocery stores
The day they set fire to the dried up N. Concho Lake, when Roger Allen's kiln exploded in the alley
Black rimmed glasses...the only style
|The first Earth Day, which was 30 years ago in April. I rode my bicycle from my house at Lake Nasworthy to Central. Now I just pay $1.75 for a gallon of gas and hope the Earth survives!|
(Kathy Huff Straach)
The Thirteenth Hour Club
The Electro Plasmic Lighting Experience
Traffic jams on Johnson St. on Friday night football games
Singing songs with "crazy" Dana Murphy
|"Two-a-Days" football practices in August prior to the season, and "How many segments today?"; the larger the number, the longer the practice.|
Saturday morning post game film review, with individual performance review.
|Remember the train trip to the football game in Ballinger when we were at Lee Jr. High.|
|When the Sowers sisters came to Lee all you boys' tongues were hanging out down to your knees.|
|Up With People!|
Sing out San Angelo!
Going to trips especially the Houston trip where we stayed at the girl scout campgrounds! The good looking guys form other cities! The comradeship! What memories!
|Stopping at the Jiffy J on the way home from Crockett for a candy bar and a coke if mom had let you have a quarter that morning.|
|The smell of coffee roasting at DeCoty's.|
|Neff's Amusement Park|
|Living on the other side of the tracks...|
|Fizzies...at the drug store and reading the latest action comic|
|When you got a drivers license you could conquer the world!|
(Harold W. Johnston)
|Getting your arm around a girls shoulder on a date was a major accomplishment|
(Harold W. Johnston)
|Double dating, drive-in movies, playing in "little Africa", wearing disks when you went steady, girls wearing your senior ring|
(Harold W. Johnston)
|Burlesons Cafe and their great pecan pie|
|Pancho at Mackey's Exxon|
|Rack em Buck!|
|The really cool dudes sitting on B&W parking lot|
|Officers Dwain Hoelscher and Travis Johnson pulling us over and taking our beer home with them.|
|The crowd around the couple doing the nasty on Burger Chef parking lot|
|Some fool climbing out the window while going down the drag|
|Do you remember your draft number?|
|A time before "portable classrooms"?|
|Getting into the Saturday morning movie for a milk carton top?|
(I do... we went to Gibson's or B-W Merchandise)
|REAL silver dollars, quarters & dimes (we melted them down to make jewelry)|
|A time before microwave ovens|
|Miss Marian & Romper Room|
|The last movie you saw at the Texas Theater|
|When there were no malls|
|When "Midnight Cowboy" was banned in San Angelo|
| The Hopalong Cassidy Savings Club|