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Old 01-22-2008, 05:45 AM
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OMG..I just remembered the Fuller Brush Man..He was a real pest..LOL

Johnny..ya forgot Mr.Softee Ice Cream .Remember the truck had the music..
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Coal and ice deliveries.

Rag man's horse wagon going down the alley.

Working in the bowling alley loading the pin machine by hand.

Grand mother's phone number in Indiana was two longs and a short on party line.

Phone numbers starting with words instead of numbers. Magickist Carpet, the Kiss of Beauty Hudson 3-2700.

Stanley Home Products (like Fuller Brush) (and Jewel Tea Home Delivery)

Egg deliveries to your house

Welcome Wagon when you moved to a new town

Tuesday 1 PM air raid warning practices and you had to get under your school desk(all the cars had to stop, too)





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Nonie, Nope, my babushka was tired under my chin. Do you remember telephone exchanges such as Bittersweet 8-0000 or Wellington 5-0000. Do you remember the Omar man coming to the house with all sorts of good bake goods.
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Nonie, Do you remember Riverview, The Bobs, Parachute Jump, Mil d Floss, Greyhound etc.?
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Avista, how could I forget Riverview? Of course, I was so sorry to see it torn down, we had such fun there. Thankyou for bringing that up! Apologize to all who arent from Illinois. Riverview was a huge amusement park right smak dab in the middle of Chicago with some very scarey rides and rollercoasters.

Any other Illinois people have some Riverview experiences they can share?
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Chuck, those were great! and really brought back some memories.

Those air raid drills were really a pain. I do remember crawling under my desk. How funny as if that would help us in an actual air raid!!

Chuck, off topic for a seconed, are you still interested in that slow and easy bike ride, Im drumming up some interest.
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Chuck, those were great! and really brought back some memories.

Those air raid drills were really a pain. I do remember crawling under my desk. How funny as if that would help us in an actual air raid!!

Chuck, off topic for a seconed, are you still interested in that slow and easy bike ride, Im drumming up some interest.
Nonie:

You bet - slow and easy for me and the misses (we will be staying all next winter - one more year of working for me)(unless the market takes a huge dump)

Do you remember 2 cent days at Riverview - admission and all rides were 2 cents!

Here's their website (!): http://www.riverviewparkchicago.com/

I bought a tee shirt from there last year.

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Chuck,

Thankyou so much for this website. its incredible! Where in the world did you find this?

Thanyou, thankyou, thankyou, I know there are a few people out there that are really going to have fun with it. ;D
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Gosh! Riverview! I loved it! Our neighbor and my sitter at times used to take her two daughters and I and we'd beg her to take us in the Tunnel of Love. And then we'd all make loud kissing sounds just to be brats and I'm sure all the teenagers loved that! lol

Also, beside the rag man with the horse and cart, we had a man that would come to the door to sharpen knives! And can anyone forget the Encyclopedia Salesman sitting in your living room. My parents actually fell for that one. Made time payments. Encyclopedia Britanica.
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Chels,

I was hoping you would see the riverview post. Isnt it great!!!

your parents obviously wanted you to be well educated , did you use those encyclopedias?
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That Riverview Post was fantastic! What fun it was to explore the site.
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Chuck,

Thankyou so much for this website. its incredible! Where in the world did you find this?

Thanyou, thankyou, thankyou, I know there are a few people out there that are really going to have fun with it. ;D
Nonie, Avista, Chelsea and others:

Isn't google the greatest thing since sliced bread!

Like I mentioned earlier - I bought a tee shirt from the site and often proudly wear it
around TV and get more comments than I get from my "Where the Heck is Wall Drug" shirt.
(also bought after a google search)
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