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About chrispy

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  • Birthday 08/09/1974

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    Griggs Rd./Telephone Rd.
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    Indie rock, Western swing, my husband, history, antiques, etc.

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  1. My cousin Heath Sotomayor also lived on Linden St- would be your age, maybe a year younger.
  2. Plum Alley Windows, When things pick up after the holidays, I may hit you up for an estimate. My home is 97 years old- no telling when the last time the putty was replaced and definitely need some work done. I have to get the foundation leveled first but, after that, I hope to get some of the windows repaired.
  3. Montrose1100: you must have had to reach all the way back to 2018 in my comments! Which is cool- I do the same thing. Having lived in New Caney for five years only made me appreciate the East End more! Even though we still came down here almost every other day, I still had to go to sleep in that dreadful shi*hole town. I didn’t have much choice in the matter of moving out there but my father’s illness (and passing away shortly after the comment you saw in 2018) brought me back home- even though I was still here much of the week. I guess I sound like that angry old guy that hates change/prog
  4. Has the work stopped here? It seems like it’s in limbo nowadays.
  5. You asked for opinions so, as unpopular as it will be, I’ll throw mine in. I always love to see an old home being lived in as opposed to being torn down for some tacky townhomes. I like what they have done with that house on Polk. However, many of you are new to the East End. You moved in when the area started getting a ‘buzz’ and started becoming ‘the next big thing in town’. My grandparents came here during the Depression, I was born in the same hospital my father was born in, I live in the same house that my parents bought in 1976- and the lady that sold it to us lived in it when her par
  6. I’d love to see any pics or videos of the sign and/or Italian Beef House. My mom ate there often, took us along several times. I notice Vertigo58 hasn’t been on here in a very long time. If anyone knows him in real time, I hope he is doing well. I always enjoyed his posts! He must live somewhere very close to me (Griggs/Gulf Freeway). I miss that Steak and Egg...but it did go downhill the last couple of years it was open. I ate there about 6-8 months before it closed down and wasn’t impressed...especially when you have Tel-Wink right down the road.
  7. I’ve eaten at the Wienerschnitzel in College Station and it was terrible. My mother in law lives in New Caney so I pass the new one twice a week. Haven’t been tempted to try it but it has some large crowds checking the new place out. As for defunct Houston restaurants: I miss Fiesta Loma Linda and the JCI at Woodridge/Gulf Fwy. Yes, I could drive to the nearest one off I-10 or even Shepherd but that’s not the point. I miss the specific one right by my house. That place was my first job back in 1994 to 1996.
  8. Isn’t it ironic that we once had a great train service throughout Houston called the Interurban? We replaced it with the Gulf Freeway because of the growing number of cars on the road. FF>> 80 years and here we are still arguing about trains vs. cars. I hate when they tear up a road and inconvenience us with construction but screw it- build the rail already! I just wish more Houstonians would use public transport.
  9. We give them free food, showers, clothes. Why should they want to do anything at all? If they collect cans or stand on a corner, they can get enough to buy the things that Star of Hope and others don’t give them. We make it easy. Put them in a camp, make them perform 20 hours of community service, give something back for all the charity that they take. Yeah, yeah: I’m the as$hole for saying it but I stand by what I said.
  10. I hate that I am limited on how big my picture has to be and I don’t know how to resize them. I was throwing out a lot of stuff my father had saved and came across a bag from Lewis and Coker. Just thought it was funny to come across it after reading this post.
  11. I also enjoyed the night shots! Very good video!!!
  12. I remember my father giving us money every Mother’s Day to buy her perfume at Sakowitz and Joske’s. Sakowitz was a bit pricey so we ended up getting White Shoulders or something else at Joske’s most of the time. Eventually, we realized that she must’ve been sick of that fragrance so we upgraded to Exclamation. Like the perfumes, the parents are all gone now. We ate at Piccadilly Cafeteria about 3x a week (Josie was the best server- always remembered what we liked and greeted us by name). I remember we would walk in right there: the old bowling alley and post office was to the right. As yo
  13. I remember shopping there as a kid shortly before it was razed. It’s a shame to see them all gone now.
  14. They recently restored the auditorium and it looks incredible! I felt bad for sticking my chewing gum under the seats back in the day.
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