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Native Son

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  1. I like the Old Main Loop which ran from near Craghead and ran all the way through the Astrodome site
  2. everybody get a plus from me!
  3. your cousin was one hell of a car salesman! He sold my dad a new Chrysler every other year for my entire childhood! In fact, I remember Mr. Barbato sending me, my brother and sister birthday cards every year....man, oh man, that was customer service that kept you coming back FOREVER....
  4. wrong, Catholic schools do not have a problem reconciling their faith with science.....and they are pretty darn good about scholarships...and here is my personal favorite.... no armed guards or metal detectors
  5. Does anyone know what is going up at the northwest corner of Woodwind and W. Bellfort, directly across the street from St. George's Church? It used to be a small private school, bu the lot was cleared a year or two ago. They recently began laying underground sewage and plumbing. Anyone? Google maps
  6. Born and reared here, educated here, work here, and since most of my family has passed away, my wife's family keeps us rooted here, and I can't imagine living somewhere that did't have 100 degree summers
  7. the old Burger King is the very same building which now holds CiCi's Pizza....it was a Dairy Queen for while as well....I am willing to bet there is some serious built up grime in that building...all those years of fast food cooking......
  8. you know they are remaking "Red Dawn".. spider, are you writing the script?
  9. my less than reliable sources tell me it is a new Burger King - Where Kids are King!
  10. It is a great day to WORK

  11. Okay then, we remember Ben's, but does anyone else recall Toranado Fooshall on Post Oak, or the Double Eagle on Gassmer, or that tiny filthy little game room off Benning next to the equally tiny and filthy convenience store....and for those of you who recall Gooney Golf, I passed the clubs and balls through sliding glass for about a year in the mid 70's
  12. we moved in 9 years later.....do you remember Ben's Schwinn Shop on Willowbend, on the other side of the tracks?
  13. Hot Bagels over on Chimney Rock just south of S. Braes Wood, on the fringe of the Wal-Mart grocery store parking lot used to have real bagels... and don't get me wrong, I have eaten my share of Einstein's bagels, and enjoyed them! I was just pontificating
  14. they closed Meyer Park several years ago... and FYI: that ain't a real bagel, real bagels are boiled then baked...Einstein's sell rolls
  15. 1) Nope, but I live within spiting distance of the Loop 2)a. so damn liberal I have to stay off the political threads 2)b. not judging from the yard signs in my neighborhood 3) no, but that is a long story
  16. I recall the best of times: an nut job blowing himself up at Poe Elementary, and taking his son and several others with him...the namesake of your elementary schoolthe police digging up the bodies of 27 boys from a boat storage shed off Hiram Clark...they were runaways back then, not missing and exploited childrencolored only waiting rooms in the Medical Towers Buildingmy elementary school principal welcoming the new darkie children to our school good times indeed, time to take off the rose colored glassed and take a sip of your 4 dollar mocha latte.... it wasn't better, the news cycles wer
  17. Marini's Empanade House, the original Harlow's (pre Landry's), Spud-u-Like..they sold a baked potato the size of a damned football! I know it says ten, but the late 70's and early 80's were kinda hazy for me....I vaguely remember all the clubs switching from disco or fern bars to pseudo cowboy joints....and I think I had a motorcycle then .....
  18. my uncle used to take my brother and I as kids....I kind of blended the memories of the prison rodeo with my earliest recollections of the fat stock show and rodeo at the brand new Astrodome. I specifically remember my uncle telling me that in the arena they were all just cowboys
  19. hope the link works http://www.historicaerials.com/?poi=6578 according to the shot from Historicaerial.com the Old Main Loop did not meet up with Alt 90
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