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

Discussion in 'Balboa Park' started by wrbanwal, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Lightning's Girl

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    Yeah......they had an Olympic-sized pool there.

    My mother and I used to go to Belmont Park a lot when I was young---it was her old stomping grounds when SHE was young, and we made some great memories there (she threw up after we got off the roller coaster, and I didn't LOL).
     
  2. SDRaiderH8er

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    Thats the Plunge, and its still there
     
  3. SDRaiderH8er

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    Did anyone else jump off the "Clam" or does anyone else remember "Munchkinville"
     
  4. BFISA

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    Pool?? :icon_eek: :icon_shrug: :icon_huh:
     
  5. BFISA

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    So, my earliest memories growing up in Logan Heights ( I unnerstan y'all call it Barrio Logan now :icon_eek: :icon_sad: ) are the smell of fresh baked bread from the Wonder Bread bakery on 28th St, and of the Mexican ladies making fresh tortillas; that slapping sound of their hands as they formed the tortillas.

    There was a playground across the street from where we lived that was part of Luther Burbank Elementary School; it was here that I first learned I was a lousy baseball player :icon_eek: :tdown:
     
  6. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Man...you guys are old as dirt... :lol:



    :icon_tease:
     
  7. SDRaiderH8er

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    and your point is :icon_shrug:
     
  8. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    It makes me feel younger... :yes:
     
  9. LV Bolt Fan

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    Were not old.... :no:
    We've just been around, awhile! :tup:
     
  10. SDRaiderH8er

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    One day you are going to be my Age, then will I still be old?
     
  11. Sydalish

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    I remember hearing about it! Wasn't it like a whole neighborhood of little people with little houses and stuff????
     
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  12. SDRaiderH8er

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    Legend has it................

    When the Munckins from the Wizard of OZ finished the Movie, several of them moved down to San Diego, and they had some houses built up on Mt. Soledad. These houses were built for Midgets! 4 Foot High Doors and all.

    There are a couple of them left.
     
  13. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Way old... :lol:


    Your only as old as you feel... :tup:
     
  14. SDRaiderH8er

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    Then I am only 21






































    X 2.5
     
  15. wrbanwal

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    Johnny Downs???


    Anyone???
     
  16. SDRaiderH8er

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    He had a Kids Show on TV
     
  17. Johnny Lightning

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    The Johnny Downs Show
     
  18. SDRaiderH8er

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    :yes:


    I think it was on KOGO, but that was before Channels 7/39 switched with Channel 10. So Channel 10 was NBC, and 7/39 was ABC.
     
  19. BFISA

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    Hell yeah, onea the original Little Rascals, IIRC!!

    Usedta get off the train every afternoon at track #9!!

    Usedta push Knoxage Water!!

    Good onya, Walt!! :icon_toast:
     
  20. SD Native WY

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    Yes and Yes.....I was a part of the original jackasses and we went to the clam quite to do cliff jumping. Of courrse we did flips and twists with a mini tramp to gain as much height as we could. I belonged to the La Jolla YMCA gymanastic club during that time. My gymnastic coach (Val Darrow) jumped from deadman cliff a couple times. We would also jumped at a cliff in Point Loma called the wedge quite often. I was a regular at the swinging rings at Belmont park doing multiple dismounts and gymnastic in that area.

    "Munchkinville" was regular cruise for my friends and I.
     
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    Your only as young as the women you feel... :tup: :lol:
     
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  23. BFISA

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    Where's that again??
     
  24. SDRaiderH8er

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    La Jolla Cliff's, La Jolla Shores can be seen very easily from the Clam, and is just north.
     
  25. LV Bolt Fan

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    Are you Greg Loganis? :icon_shrug:
    :icon_tease:
     
  26. BFISA

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    OK, I can see it in my minds eye. We'd go surf the Shores if nuthin' else was breaking.
     
  27. SD Native WY

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    No... are you?
     
  28. LV Bolt Fan

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    :pointlaugh:
     
  29. SD Native WY

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    I'm trying to see your point of view, but I can't stick my head that far up my ***!:icon_twisted:
     
  30. sdbound

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    I learned to surf on the north side of Scripps Pier

    All of my kids learned to surf, boogyboard, and/or skim board at La Jolla shores
     

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