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Ol' SEHouston Girl

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  1. Dang. Well, I hear that Park Place is heavily Hispanic so that'd be why it changed. But the Chuck Wagon's burgers--ohhh! They were to die for! There's a great discussion of the place on the Milby message board of classmates. com .
  2. OMG. My youngest brother had her in '65-'66. My other brother was a year ahead of him. Ashikaga, where did you live in Park Place? We lived off of Old Galveston Road and my grandparents lived on Easton. Does anybody know if the Old Chuck Wagon still exists in Park Place? And for shopping centers--is Palm Center still around? And y'all were talking about Playhouse Toys-does anyone remember the one at Gulfgate? It had a giant giraffe head over the stairs that led down to the ground floor. I still dream about that wing of Gulfgate and that giraffe, no clue why.
  3. If Dr. Butcher was the one with 2 sons and a daughter, he recently passed away. His daughter now teaches in Pearland, I believe. My father practiced medicine at Memorial Southeast (his office was on Howard at the Gulf Freeway). Many times I waited for him in the Southeast emergency room....
  4. Thank you for printing that. Living out of state, I never saw the obituary. She was one of a kind, all right, and Christmas wasn't the same without her. I tried to copy a picture of her here but it didn't work.
  5. Thank you musicman, we miss her desperately. She loved her location even though it was dangerous. She was robbed early on but insisted that Telephone was the best place for her kind of store.
  6. Wow, memories! My aunt had a bookstore, Colleen's, on Telephone until a few years ago. In the sixties, we frequently ate at the Old Hickory Stick and my parents adored the Orbit Room! And the Santa Rosa...we saw zillions of movies there.
  7. Nope, Dr. Boyle's office was very close to Park Place Baptist Church--down near the Gulf Freeway.
  8. Oh wow! My mother was wondering what happened to the Fairleighs. Dr. Fairleigh's daughter went to Sterling with us.
  9. My sister and her friend were laughing so hard on the Black Dragon that they wet their pants. Then they jumped out of the ride and went on their merry way. I always wondered, since the rides were loaded so fast, if the next people in that car sat in it.
  10. They made Morley a cut through? Hm. When I was growing up down near Cayton, there were no cut-throughs. That whole area behind Dover all the way to Broadway was a field--from Bellfort to Airport Blvd. As a matter of fact, the day before Kennedy was shot, I was sitting on top of my jungle gym and could see him in his limo--being driven down Broadway. I don't know what's back there now. My uncle's house, the next block over, backs up to some apartments. Last time my sister was in the neighborhood she saw some men chasing and harassing a Vietnamese restaurant worker, who was obviously trying to make it to an apartment building. Well, it's good to hear that GV might be making a comeback. It was such a great place to grow up.
  11. How safe do y'all think that Glenbrook is now? My sister says it's not...my uncle, who lives on Dover, was mugged in his front yard and robbed of his rings. We used to live on another section of Dover and she says oh, you don't even go to that part safely anymore. Opinions?
  12. Is Lewis a bad school now? I graduated from there.
  13. I don't know if any of you guys know this, but Jerrel Elliott was killed a few years back in a freak accident in his home. My aunt and uncle were his close friends and neighbors.
  14. He lived in this huuuuge house with a fair-sized lot near his office. I think that 4130 Colgate was his house.
  15. Yes, if it's Dr. Boyles' office. He was definitely in that block and it looks like the outside of his building. Only way to check would be to call his relatives, I suppose--his nephew is a dentist in Alvin.
  16. As far as the history, this is really familiar looking. Could it have belonged to Dr. Carl Boyles during the sixties?
  17. Southeast Houston had MIssion and OLive numbers. My uncles and aunts have the same numbers that they had 40-50 years ago and I still remember them by the exchanges, not the 7 numbers.
  18. In 1970 I worked first on the old-fashioned cars and later at the Wacky Shack. The Shack had just been built and the wood smelled really awful--very strong chemical odors. We could hardly find our way to our cars after hours bc we were so sick. My cousin worked in the park too and his favorite thing to do after his shift was over was to get on the Alpine Sleigh Ride with his coworkers and harass his friends who were playing the Abominable Snowman.
  19. Did anybody else get caught up in this in 1970? The board, probably fearing a mandate for federal forced busing, gerrymandered the high school districts and even if you were a senior, you had to attend the school in your new district. If you were a senior, though, any position or honor you'd gotten back at the old school had to be given to you at the new one. Therefore, Milby had a ton of cheerleaders that year and it seems that Jones had only 4. Many schools had double heads of pep squads, multiple football captains (before that became the norm), you name it. Our family was redistricted from Sterling to Milby and fed up with it all, I graduated from high school after my junior year. The policy caused all kinds of problems. Many families moved or at least rented apartments in the old district so their kids could attend school with their old friends. HISD was then in the position of having to try to find out who was lying and they did, too...many students were "outed" and sent forcibly to their new schools. There was white flight and black flight. Within maybe 5 years, the whole composition of HISD had changed. Many families simply moved outside HISD (to Pearland, Alvin, etc.) and re-established their lives there. When I think of "policy failure", I'll always remember that horrendous HISD one.
  20. When we moved to Park Place in '65, my sister and brothers transferred there from Lewis. Both places had some great Halloween carnivals!
  21. My sister and I were on Kitirik about '58 and we couldn't wait for our little brothers to be on when they were old enough. When the big time finally came, my brothers were the last 2 and they had a hard time holding it...they humiliated their sisters by dancing back and forth and holding themselves. I guess there were no outtakes or do-overs back in the day....
  22. My sister and I both had parties there--in 1958 and 1961. What a great set-up! Watching the home movies, I am really impressed by what all she had.
  23. Hi, Ol' SoutheastHouston Girl here, grew up in Glenbrook Valley and Park Place, attended Sterling and Milby. Does anybody remember Tootsie's Birthday Hut in Park Place? A woman held fantastic parties for children and she even had a marionette theatre on the property in which the partygoers could watch a marionette show. I was just watching home movies and reminiscing...
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