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San Diego, Remember When.........

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by wrbanwal, Jan 9, 2009.

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    Hex got me thinking, and missing SD.


    I thought maybe a thread about our memories of San Diego might be fun.


    My faintest memory first


    (circa 1960)

    I remember driving down I8 west down the hill into Mission Valley when I8 was 4 lanes. I remember cows in pastures.


    That's no shiit!!


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    Oh yes it is. What do you think cows produce a lot of (besides milk, that is)?:icon_rofl:

    I could get all kinds of nostalgic about San Diego......I remember when the Murph was being built. I remember the Campus Drive-In (somebody posted a great picture of the place here awhile back, and it was like I'd stepped back 40 years in time). I remember walking around Old Town and eating authentic Mexican food made by authentic Mexican cooks. Heck, I remember when Poway was nothing but a little town with a lot of fast food establishments......you'd take Highway 67 from Ramona right through the middle of Burp Gulch on your way to SD or the beaches.

    I remember when Balboa Park was a great place to hang out. I remember standing on the cliffs at Black's Beach with my then-boyfriend (now husband) and a good pair of binoculars. And I remember going to the Aero Drive-In where they always showed those Cheech and Chong movies, getting baked, then watching the smoke literally billow out of the car when we made one of our many trips to the concession stand.

    Ah, memories.............~sigh~..........
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    :icon_sad: Unfortunately the Aero is no more. The Drive-In is now a Housing complex. Now though there is only in the Eastern part of San Diego is the Santee Drive-In. That is surprisingly still in business and is a Swap meet during the Weekends. There is only all together just 2 Drive-ins in San Diego and the Santee Drive-In is one and the other is the South Bay Drive-In. :icon_sad:

    :) I can even remember all the TG&Y's that were all over San Diego. There was my farvorite one that was in Lakeside, because I could get 10 Abba Zabba's for just .50 cents. They were always on sale for the .50 cents for 10 of them. Yummers. Unfortunately like with the Drive-Ins they are no longer. It is an Auto Parts Store. :icon_sad:
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    I went to the Tu-Vu a lot, and grew up at Windansea Beach, diving off of the Cliffs in La Jolla.

    I was probably the reason they bolt up the tiolet paper at Qualcomm, we used to grab the rolls up in the Upper Level hold one end and throw throw the roll out towards the field.
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    I grew up in Poway. There was a Safeway and i think a Big Bear market and only 1 or maybe 2 traffic lights on Poway road back then.

    Moved there when i was 5 from Linda Vista. I remember being with my Dad ( dont remember where we were) but when he would tell people he knew that we just moved to Poway, they would always ask "where is that"?
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    :icon_rofl: I remember seeing people do that, too!

    My favorite rotten-kid trick was taking that pink powdered soap they used to put in public bathrooms, making a paste out of it with a little hot water, and then throwing the resulting clumps onto the ceiling. They'd stick there, dry out, and when you least expected it, disintegrate.......usually onto the head of an unsuspecting visitor.:lol:

    Yes, the Tu-Vu theater was another drive-in we frequented when I was a child. I loved to see the twinkling multicolored star lights on the back of the screen at night.

    I never have understood why drive-in theaters have gone the way of the dodo bird. What could be better than getting to see two full-length features for six bucks a carload, bringing some folding chairs and blankets (in later years when the cars got smaller), and hanging out under the stars on a hot summer night?
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    My dad had a 64 Pontiac Catalina. I could get 4 people in that trunk.


    Then they went to $2.00 a car load and took all the fun out of it.
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    Yeah, it wasn't six bucks a carload in the way-back days........I think that's what we paid the last time we went to a drive-in theater, which was about five years ago. That was the summer before they shut down the last one in this area to build a friggin' Wal-Mart. Phooey.
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    Sure, go ahead and blame me. Everyone else does. :icon_tease: I remember Jacks in Mission beach, for a quater you could get a cheese burger, small fry and a small drink.

    How about the old cornet's 5@dime stores? I bought my first BB-gun there for 3 bucks. Yeah, my mom thought I'd shoot someone's eye out with it. What a way to grow up!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Ah, yeah......Cornet and T G & Y. I'd forgotten they even existed. And White Front and Yellow Front stores---ye gawds, I'm old!!
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    I don't remember that... but I remember the cows in Millers Dairy in Lemen Grove were I lived...

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080508/news_1ez8history.html
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    Anyone remember, Unimart, Defalcos and Woolworths?????
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    How about Gemco, Ben Franklin, Sprouse-Reitz and Oh yeah, Sambos?
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    And Fed-Mart & JJ Newberry's?
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    Sambo's!!

    And Oscar's!!
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    Anyone recall that Ace Drive-In was adjacent to St John of the Cross?? :icon_eek:
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    Johnny, what was the name of that movie theater on Massachusetts Ave in Lemon Grove??
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    My aunts best freind, left working for Fed-Mart when one of the guys she worked for did not receive a promotion that he thought he was going to get.

    She left and tried to get my Aunt to invest in their "BRAND NEW" Company.


    Price Club was born.
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    If we would of said that, there would of been hell to pay.
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    there is an Oscars at Parkway Plaza Mall
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    It was the Grove Theater on Imperial ave but now is Lemon Grove ave
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    been to both... :tup:

    How about bowlero lanes in lemon grove...
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    Wow, no ****; that's the last place I took my hi school gf to jes before I joined the Army!!
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    Ah, ok, back in the day, the cost was $.25 for two movies and a cartoon. The candy bars were what was 'spensive; freakin $.15 for a Snickers bar :icon_evil:
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    I lived about 5 miles down hwy 94 in Casa De Oro, so I generally went to the Golden Bowl there.
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    I lived on Cypress ave off of Lemon Grove ave about a mile down from Broadway...

    Did you go to the Oscars in Lemon Grove...
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    No, there was one downtown, seems like at the end of Broadway, near El Cajon Blvd.
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    I was just thinking about Oscar's drive-ins.....they had the carhops way back when, and just about the best food you could buy anywhere---chocolate malts so thick you couldn't really drink 'em through a straw, juicy burgers, YUM!!!

    I'm hungry!!
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    Hey, remember when candy bars were 5 cents? I used to go to town and buy a week's worth of Sugar Daddys when I got my allowance; they cost the same as other candy bars, but they lasted 45 minutes instead of going down in four or five bites. Once I bought 20 of them and stashed 'em in my dresser drawer.........I felt like the richest kid in the universe. Unfortunately, my mother found them one day while putting my laundry away and confiscated them. I never saw them again. Bet she ate every dang one of them.:icon_evil:
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    I wish that was all that my mom found in my bedroom
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