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Thank you. I thought that I remembered one somewhere around there. Like I said, I lived in Houston from 1962-1964. Four stores stand out in my mind from Gulfgate Shopping Center: Weingarten's, Newberry's, the toy store in the corner, and the underground bowling alley. I remember my mother telling me that we couldn't go into Joske's or Sakowitz because those stores were for rich people.

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Found these in an old newspaper from 1963

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the logo reads: "Roller Skating Rink Operators Association of America"

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Over here in the Beaumont area, there are very few roller rinks remaining. What about over there in Houston? Will they suffer the same fate as drive-in movie theatres? Will they someday be things of the past? Both skating rinks and drive-in theatres were the favorite pasttimes of my parents when they were young, and of my generation, too.

Found these in an old newspaper from 1963

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Like I said, can you tell me how to come up with those old newspaper ads?

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roller rinks are few and far between here, although there is a growing roller derby crowd...

as far as old print ads, i believe PCfixit owns the papers.

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as far as old print ads, i believe PCfixit owns the papers.

Also, Ashikaga, the libraries over there in Beaumont should have newspapers on microfiche...like they do here. You might luck out and find that they have the Chronicle or Post over there. Or you could take a road trip to the Big H. :lol:

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beaumont public libraries website isn't very friendly, but after doing an LC call number search for the chronicle, nothing came up.

Lamar University, however, appears to have holdings on microfilm...

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the logo reads: "Roller Skating Rink Operators Association of America"

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Look at the middle couple in that pic, That girl is giving a look as if to say "stay away from me you creep". :lol:

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the logo reads: "Roller Skating Rink Operators Association of America"

the logo is so patriotic and official looking...you'd never know that it was for a skating rinks association.

they must have thought they were doing their civic duty - keeping teens off the streets :)

Is the eagle wearing skates?

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Like I said, can you tell me how to come up with those old newspaper ads?
as far as old print ads, i believe PCfixit owns the papers.

I have three papers that I have saved over the years, I use to have more but as many times as I have moved these three are all thats left. One that my dad had saved from the day after Kennedy was shot 1963 the Post and two, the Post and the Cronicle from the day after the first space shuttle disaster 1986, I also scanned some pictures from the back pages of my high school year books. What would be cool is if someone could find a old yellow pages from the 70's and post some ads with the exact locations of stores and restaurants, so we are not guessing. someone has a uncle or a aunt or even grandparent that is a packrat like me and is using one for a doorstop or just has it put away in there attic.

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i have a city directory from 1955 that i can browse through, although it is a little before the times we have been discussing...

the problem with the directories, though, is that they are large and kinda hard to scan...

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i have a city directory from 1955 that i can browse through, although it is a little before the times we have been discussing...

the problem with the directories, though, is that they are large and kinda hard to scan...

As most of you have heard me say all of the time, I'm still trying to find out information about a drive-in theatre that I went to with my parents when we lived in Houston from 1962-64. It was called the Winkler Drive-In Theatre, located on the corner of Winkler Drive and Flowers Street. I've been trying to find someone who might have a picture of it for over a year now, but no luck. But it would be nice if I could see its listing in either an old telephone/city directory and/or one of its advertisements in an old newspaper.

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They must of had a big tarp over the whole place so that kiddos wouldn't be exposed to some racey cinema back in the early 60's. :lol:

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Cool ads, but it seems a bit racy for a drive-in theater! :blink: Thanks for posting.

I remember going home from astroworld or the astrodome late at night in the 70's and seeing nudity on the drive inn at the south loop right there at holmes road and cullen (where cherry demolition stores their debris now).

The instance that stands out in my mind is a lady standing up covered with balloons while a guy was popping them one at a time exposing select body parts. Probably pretty tame by today's standards but us kids were thrilled.

You could also get some "shots" from the Red Bluff drive inn on 225.

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Does anyone know if they are going to have that ice skating rink in front of the Wortham Center for the holidays. I know they haven't had it for the past few years which has been quite sad. Anyone have any word?

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I don't remember exactly where it was located but I loved going to the old Polar Wave Ice Palace for ice skating back in the '50s. My Mother had also skated there in her earlier years so I know it wasn't a new rink at that time. After it closed, they made ice skating available periodically in the old Houston Coliseum Downtown.

I read that there was another ice skating rink called Winterland that was on Norfolk near Kirby.

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I remember going home from astroworld or the astrodome late at night in the 70's and seeing nudity on the drive inn at the south loop right there at holmes road and cullen (where cherry demolition stores their debris now).

The instance that stands out in my mind is a lady standing up covered with balloons while a guy was popping them one at a time exposing select body parts. Probably pretty tame by today's standards but us kids were thrilled.

You could also get some "shots" from the Red Bluff drive inn on 225.

You can look at some aerial photos of the Red Bluff Drive-In on DriveIns.Com.

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I remember going home from astroworld or the astrodome late at night in the 70's and seeing nudity on the drive inn at the south loop right there at holmes road and cullen (where cherry demolition stores their debris now).

The instance that stands out in my mind is a lady standing up covered with balloons while a guy was popping them one at a time exposing select body parts. Probably pretty tame by today's standards but us kids were thrilled.

You could also get some "shots" from the Red Bluff drive inn on 225.

Nothing like seeing a 30ft pair of breasts when you are 10yrs. old. I recall several times having seen the same image Gnu, that is hilarious ! :lol:

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I'm not sure if there is/was one there but I remember the one on Bellaire. I think it was called the Bellaire Skating Rink back in the 70's. I'm sure it's gone now.

The Bellaire Skating Rink was actually located on Chimney Rock near Gulfton. I went there plenty of times in the mid 60's. Bayland Orphange was across the street.

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The Bellaire Skating Rink was actually located on Chimney Rock near Gulfton. I went there plenty of times in the mid 60's. Bayland Orphange was across the street.

I remember doing the Hokey Pokey at the roller rink. If you shook your leg the wrong way, you'd fall down and bust your butt. I also remember the races, especially the ones where one person would squat down while another person would push them. Sometimes the one squatting would lose his balance during the race and would fall, causing the pusher to trip and fall as well. Sometimes it was a chain reaction with other racers. Does anyone else out there remember these events?

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I remember doing the Hokey Pokey at the roller rink. If you shook your leg the wrong way, you'd fall down and bust your butt. I also remember the races, especially the ones where one person would squat down while another person would push them. Sometimes the one squatting would lose his balance during the race and would fall, causing the pusher to trip and fall as well. Sometimes it was a chain reaction with other racers. Does anyone else out there remember these events?

Sure...along with snap the whip. It's where you would get in a long chain of skaters and the first person would grab the support pole in the middle of the rink and slingslot everyone around the end throwing off a few skaters each time. i dont know if anyone "won" that game...but we would do it.

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i remeber bowling under gulfgate mall. i was just going to post to see if i imagined it or if it was real, cool. I went to elementary school at the woodbridge baptist church next to the mall. So i remember going to a couple of movies at the gulfgate cinema too, i loved walking across that bridge over 610! most notably i remember seeing return of the jedi there, i'm only 29 in case you couldn't tell by how i might have aged myself. I remember going to the roller rink near almeda mall on the opposite side of the freeway from the mall. It's Cool recolecting these places.

i remember the push races and most notably they would play jump by vanhalen and when ever he said jump guess what happened everyone jumped, funny. that was just the mid eighties i guess. and of course couples skate, where if you had any nerve you would go ask that little red haired girl to skate with you! haha

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i remeber bowling under gulfgate mall. i was just going to post to see if i imagined it or if it was real, cool. I went to elementary school at the woodbridge baptist church next to the mall. So i remember going to a couple of movies at the gulfgate cinema too, i loved walking across that bridge over 610! most notably i remember seeing return of the jedi there, i'm only 29 in case you couldn't tell by how i might have aged myself. I remember going to the roller rink near almeda mall on the opposite side of the freeway from the mall. It's Cool recolecting these places.

i remember the push races and most notably they would play jump by vanhalen and when ever he said jump guess what happened everyone jumped, funny. that was just the mid eighties i guess. and of course couples skate, where if you had any nerve you would go ask that little red haired girl to skate with you! haha

I'm 47 and I vividly remember the underground bowling alley at then-Gulfgate Shopping City. I remember seeing that pedestrian bridge, but I never walked across it. In addition to Gulfgate, I remember us going to Globe Department Store which ran alongside Gulfgate on a street called Woodridge. There was also an amusement park called Peppermint Park. We also went to the Winkler Drive-In Theatre which was located on the corner of Winkler Drive and Flowers Street.

Sure...along with snap the whip. It's where you would get in a long chain of skaters and the first person would grab the support pole in the middle of the rink and slingslot everyone around the end throwing off a few skaters each time. i dont know if anyone "won" that game...but we would do it.

I don't remember "Snap The Whip". You say that a line of people, holding hands, would let the first person grab a pole? I don't quite understand how that worked. But it sounds like it would have been a sight to see and to experience. What, did they skate in a straight line to the pole, or were they off to the side?

I remember couple skating. I liked the one when the girls would choose a guy.

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Any one remember Almeda Skating Rink, It's still operating but it appears not for much longer as the building is going to be sold. The rink is near Almeda mall and 45.

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Cool forum. I just found it a while ago.

Yes, there was a roller rink on Loop 610, just west of Gulfgate Mall at Telephone Road.

It was a trailer supply company after that and is now all rebuilt with new retail buildings.

The whole Gulfgate landscape has changed a lot in the last couple of years but you do remember the roller rink in the correct place.

Anyone remember the big oil fountain inside of Gulfgate Mall?

There was a skating rink in Greens Bayou (near Galena Park) called COOKS SKATING RINK that closed several years ago although the metal building is still there. Does anyone remember the traveling skating rinks that used to come to the outlying areas, like Channelview, once or twice a year. They set up a portable wooden rink coverd by a huge circus-like tent...like the ones they used to use for tent revivals. In fact I think sometimes they were one in the same. The skating got the kids in during the day, then they set up chairs on the rink for the nightly revival and offeing.

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Any one remember Almeda Skating Rink, It's still operating but it appears not for much longer as the building is going to be sold. The rink is near Almeda mall and 45.

Some older people I've talked to said that some roller rinks many years ago had a person playing an organ while people skated. I don't remember that even though I'm now 47. I just remember them playing records over the PA system. I remember the many times that I fell and busted my butt on the hard wood floor.

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Some older people I've talked to said that some roller rinks many years ago had a person playing an organ while people skated. I don't remember that even though I'm now 47. I just remember them playing records over the PA system. I remember the many times that I fell and busted my butt on the hard wood floor.

I'm a good deal older than 47 and I don't remember live organ music either, but the rink I used to go to was in Greens Bayou (close to the Armco Steel Plant) and not very fancy. I also suffered from the Butt-to-Wood syndrome...in fact as I get older I think I'm having a relapse!

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There was a skating rink in Greens Bayou (near Galena Park) called COOKS SKATING RINK that closed several years ago although the metal building is still there. Does anyone remember the traveling skating rinks that used to come to the outlying areas, like Channelview, once or twice a year. They set up a portable wooden rink coverd by a huge circus-like tent...like the ones they used to use for tent revivals. In fact I think sometimes they were one in the same. The skating got the kids in during the day, then they set up chairs on the rink for the nightly revival and offeing.

Cooks rink was the bomb. No a/c, just to 6ft tall fans that blew horizontally down the floor. There were also alot of metal poles for roof support, often used to as pivot point when going around corners. My parents went there as kids and said they had a lion that would stay inside at night for theft protection.

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Cooks rink was the bomb. No a/c, just to 6ft tall fans that blew horizontally down the floor. There were also alot of metal poles for roof support, often used to as pivot point when going around corners. My parents went there as kids and said they had a lion that would stay inside at night for theft protection.

Except for the lion part, that's pretty much how I remember COOKS SKATING RINK.

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Hello! Just found this wonderful place through a link from the Astroworld forum.

I read that there was another ice skating rink called Winterland that was on Norfolk near Kirby.

Indeed there was. It's where I learned to ice skate. The "WINTERLAND" sign was in script above the door with a typical 50's winter-togged skating couple to the left of the W. The rink was small and rectangular and the ice could get pretty choppy in pre-Zamboni days. Two sets of wooden bleachers flanked the rink entrance door and a party room was across from the right-hand ones. It was also the practice arena for the Central Hockey League Houston Apollo from 1965-69. I remember a classmate in 1971 who was taking figure skating lessons there, but I don't believe it lasted too long after the Galleria opened. The rink also had a notorious moment in connection with JFK's assassination: Clay Shaw trial

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I have not been here in a while and really enjoyed the print ads from further up. The Weingarten's people are still into real estate.

Anyone remember the Piggly Wiggly and Weingarten's that were in Clear Lake City and Nassau Bay?

How about the radio station that broadcast classic music from the top portion of the Nassau Bay Shopping Center?

One of my high school English teachers was a DJ there and worked third shift on Saturdays. We used to crash the station and hang out with him when he was on air.

He always welcomed us into the studio.

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I have not been here in a while and really enjoyed the print ads from further up. The Weingarten's people are still into real estate.

Anyone remember the Piggly Wiggly and Weingarten's that were in Clear Lake City and Nassau Bay?

How about the radio station that broadcast classic music from the top portion of the Nassau Bay Shopping Center?

One of my high school English teachers was a DJ there and worked third shift on Saturdays. We used to crash the station and hang out with him when he was on air.

He always welcomed us into the studio.

On my way home from work today -_- i saw a pink "ROLLER DERBY" sign near culled/MLK it was an advert for a roller skaiting place.

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How about the radio station that broadcast classic music from the top portion of the Nassau Bay Shopping Center?

Was that KLEF?

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I used to go to the Bellaire Skating Rink with my best friend every Friday. We would eat chili-pies, play air hockey, and skate with the boys when they turned out the lights. Those were the days! :)

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ame='enviromain' date='Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 8:41pm' post='72641']

I used to go to the Bellaire Skating Rink with my best friend every Friday. We would eat chili-pies, play air hockey, and skate with the boys when they turned out the lights. Those were the days! :)

I just thought I'd express my personal opinion about this topic. I haven't seen too many roller rinks recently. They used to be the place for the youth to congregate. I think that they are not as popular because of VCRs, video and computer games, and more things that make the young stay at home more. But I may be wrong.

That was my same reasoning as to why there are hardly no drive-in movie theatres anymore. If the Starlite Drive-In Theatre in Porter folds in another year or two, my belief might be valid.

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Depends where on Bellaire you are talking - Out in Alief there was a skating rink called Great Skate between Cook and Kirkwood - First place I ever held a girls hand

The Great Skate was my junior high hang out. My first boyfriend got down on one knee in the middle of the rink and asked me to "go" with him. How romantic. :P

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Found these in an old newspaper from 1963

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Thank you so much for posting this logo! I've been wanting to compare the old Weingarten's W to the Washington Nationals'. I KNEW they were almost the same!

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roller rinks are few and far between here, although there is a growing roller derby crowd...

as far as old print ads, i believe PCfixit owns the papers.

Yes, but I didn't think of until now to ask: Are there still any roller rinks operating in Houston? Or did they die out like the drive-in movie theatres?

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Yes, but I didn't think of until now to ask: Are there still any roller rinks operating in Houston? Or did they die out like the drive-in movie theatres?

I think Dairy Ashford roller rink is still up and running. I have not been in there since I was 13, but I would love to check it out (maybe on a weekday when nobody is there).

Houston Area Rinks

Airline Skate Center *New* 7/19/04

10715 Airline Drive

Houston, Texas 77037

(281) 448-7845

Adult Session: Sunday 7:30 to 10:00

Almeda Super Rink Center

10750 Almeda Genoa Road

Houston, Texas

(713) 941-7000

Adult Skate: Sunday 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Music: R/B, OldSchool, Hip/Hop

Dairy Ashford Roller Rink

1820 S. Diary Ashford St.

Houston, Texas

(281) 493-5651

Lockwood Skating Palace

3323 E. Lockwood Dr.

Houston, Texas

(713) 673-2232

Pasadena Roller Rink

2606 Cherrybrook Lane

Pasadena, Texas

(713) 943-8530

The ā€œZā€ Zenith Roller Rink

8075 Cook Road

Houston, Texas

(281) 575-7655

(281) 568-5138

Adult Skate: Saturday

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There is still one in Katy off Mason Rd near Kingsland (on Applewhite Rd, I think) that still does a good business. I think it's called Mason Road Skate Center. My nephew had a birthday party there a few years back.

I think there may also be one still off Highway 6 north (near Copperfield).

Yes, the Dairy Ashford one is still open (or it was last week when I drove by -lol).

Yes, but I didn't think of until now to ask: Are there still any roller rinks operating in Houston? Or did they die out like the drive-in movie theatres?

There are several new drive-ins in the Houston area that have opened recently. We drove by the one in this link a few months ago and plan on going one evening soon - a great way to see movies with a toddler -lol.

http://www.theshowboatdrivein.com/

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There is still one in Katy off Mason Rd near Kingsland (on Applewhite Rd, I think) that still does a good business. I think it's called Mason Road Skate Center. My nephew had a birthday party there a few years back.

I think there may also be one still off Highway 6 north (near Copperfield).

Yes, the Dairy Ashford one is still open (or it was last week when I drove by -lol).

There are several new drive-ins in the Houston area that have opened recently. We drove by the one in this link a few months ago and plan on going one evening soon - a great way to see movies with a toddler -lol.

http://www.theshowboatdrivein.com/

I have ask since we lived parrallel lives. Did you ever couple skate at the Dairy Ashford Rink. I was usually too busy gearing up for the races they had. My buddy and I always won the derby race (one person crouches and another pushes)- I was the pusher !!! . I was pretty good at the all around speed skate, but there was some apartment kid who always won. I wonder what happened to him. Probably drank himself to death after all that early success.

My Friday's at the Rink were great. Now my friday's usually mean I am drinking a few glasses of wine and posting on this site. LOSER ALERT. :o

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I have ask since we lived parrallel lives. Did you ever couple skate at the Dairy Ashford Rink. I was usually too busy gearing up for the races they had. My buddy and I always won the derby race (one person crouches and another pushes)- I was the pusher !!! . I was pretty good at the all around speed skate, but there was some apartment kid who always won. I wonder what happened to him. Probably drank himself to death after all that early success.

My Friday's at the Rink were great. Now my friday's usually mean I am drinking a few glasses of wine and posting on this site. LOSER ALERT. :o

No special couple skating memories that I can remember except maybe when we had a skate night with classmates in jr. high. Oh, I also think my friends and I went a few times in early high school for kicks, so most likely couples skating with some of them but no one else. I remember those games too. I didn't have your racing abilities though -lol. Did you also limbo? I think I attended a lock-in there once too. We skated there quite a bit, but we also skated in our church gym for free when we were younger -esp. on Wednesday night while my mom was at choir practice.

Friday nights with wine and internet sound like a parent thing to me. We spend many Friday nights at home too these days. We are thinking about hitting the new drive-in so we can see new movies on the big screen w/o getting a sitter for our son. I think he's old enough that he'll like it. We can watch the first movie and then hope he drifts off to sleep so we can stay for the 2nd. I've only been to a drive-in once - to see Pretty Woman with a boyfriend in high school (have no idea where in this city it was, but it was far from us), but thought it was a lot of fun and would love to go again. Maybe soon...

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No special couple skating memories that I can remember except maybe when we had a skate night with classmates in jr. high. Oh, I also think my friends and I went a few times in early high school for kicks, so most likely couples skating with some of them but no one else. I remember those games too. I didn't have your racing abilities though -lol. Did you also limbo? I think I attended a lock-in there once too. We skated there quite a bit, but we also skated in our church gym for free when we were younger -esp. on Wednesday night while my mom was at choir practice.

Friday nights with wine and internet sound like a parent thing to me. We spend many Friday nights at home too these days. We are thinking about hitting the new drive-in so we can see new movies on the big screen w/o getting a sitter for our son. I think he's old enough that he'll like it. We can watch the first movie and then hope he drifts off to sleep so we can stay for the 2nd. I've only been to a drive-in once - to see Pretty Woman with a boyfriend in high school (have no idea where in this city it was, but it was far from us), but thought it was a lot of fun and would love to go again. Maybe soon...

You are too funny.

I do not remember the limbo at Dairy Ashford Roller Rink.

Did you ever skate/ have a school dance at the Walnut Bend Gym. I remember that place being a palace. Fast Forward 20 years and my attending a HOA meeting there. It is not a palace, except for the palace of dirt.

As for my Friday nights. We are a partying couple that is lazy. We used to go out all the time, but lately things are a little different. My wife usually hits the gym on Sat. Mornings which means she goes to bed early and I hit the CPU for a little HAIF, online poker, or whatever floats my boat. We are sans children but seriously thinking about it. We both love kids, but don't love resposibility.

As for the drive in. My father took my sister and I to see Jaws at a drive in when I was maybe 4. I remember watching about 10 minutes and then blacking out (sleep). What is amazing is that I actually remember the experience. My pops passed away when I was 7 so I do not have too many memories, but that one sticks out. My mother was pissed off, because I was afraid of the ocean for a few years after. Like I said, I probably made it through the previews and was out, but the thought of a big shark was all I needed.

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You are too funny.

I do not remember the limbo at Dairy Ashford Roller Rink.

Did you ever skate/ have a school dance at the Walnut Bend Gym. I remember that place being a palace. Fast Forward 20 years and my attending a HOA meeting there. It is not a palace, except for the palace of dirt.

As for my Friday nights. We are a partying couple that is lazy. We used to go out all the time, but lately things are a little different. My wife usually hits the gym on Sat. Mornings which means she goes to bed early and I hit the CPU for a little HAIF, online poker, or whatever floats my boat. We are sans children but seriously thinking about it. We both love kids, but don't love resposibility.

As for the drive in. My father took my sister and I to see Jaws at a drive in when I was maybe 4. I remember watching about 10 minutes and then blacking out (sleep). What is amazing is that I actually remember the experience. My pops passed away when I was 7 so I do not have too many memories, but that one sticks out. My mother was pissed off, because I was afraid of the ocean for a few years after. Like I said, I probably made it through the previews and was out, but the thought of a big shark was all I needed.

I'm glad I can amuse -lol. ;)

I never went to a dance at WB gym. I don't have many memories inside the building there. We LIVED at the pools when we were kids though and I remember a snack bar on the back side of the gym building that you could access from the outside. Do they still have 3 pools (Olympic lane pool w/ diving boards and slide, medium pool w/ deep area, and kiddie pool)? Are the tennis courts and park still there? I have many memories of days spent there.

LOL - about the partying couple that's hit a lazy spot/ place. Enjoy your time b/c it is harder once you have children, but definitely worth it!! Our son is the light of our lives and we hope for more soon. We still get out some as my family lives nearby (for mainly movies and Astros games these days), but love being home too. I'm the night owl- that's where my internet time comes in.

I'm sorry that you lost your dad at such a young age. That must have been hard. I hope you have many great memories that you carry with you.

Have a great week!

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I never went to a dance at WB gym. I don't have many memories inside the building there. We LIVED at the pools when we were kids though and I remember a snack bar on the back side of the gym building that you could access from the outside. Do they still have 3 pools (Olympic lane pool w/ diving boards and slide, medium pool w/ deep area, and kiddie pool)? Are the tennis courts and park still there? I have many memories of days spent there.

We just moved into the neighborhood 7 months ago. I have not actually been to the pool (no kids so no real reason). My mother has a pool at her house in Briarbrove Park which works better for us. I have heard that the pool set up is very fun and family friendly. I see people there all the times and yes the tennis courts are still there.

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I have ask since we lived parrallel lives. Did you ever couple skate at the Dairy Ashford Rink. I was usually too busy gearing up for the races they had. My buddy and I always won the derby race (one person crouches and another pushes)- I was the pusher !!! . I was pretty good at the all around speed skate, but there was some apartment kid who always won. I wonder what happened to him. Probably drank himself to death after all that early success.

My Friday's at the Rink were great. Now my friday's usually mean I am drinking a few glasses of wine and posting on this site. LOSER ALERT. :o

Oh yes, I remember the races. During the push races, sometimes the one being pushed would lose their balance and fall over, and the other racers would trip and fall all over causing a pileup on the floor. I also remember doing the Hokey Pokey. If you shook your leg the wrong way, you'd lose your balance, fall, and bust your butt on that hard wooden floor. Someone else on this forum said that he remembers playing a game called Snap The Whip, but I don't recall ever seeing, much less participating in, that game.

Do any of you remember Ladies Choice couple's skating? It's where a girl would go and ask a guy to couple skate with her.

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Oh yes, I remember the races. During the push races, sometimes the one being pushed would lose their balance and fall over, and the other racers would trip and fall all over causing a pileup on the floor. I also remember doing the Hokey Pokey. If you shook your leg the wrong way, you'd lose your balance, fall, and bust your butt on that hard wooden floor. Someone else on this forum said that he remembers playing a game called Snap The Whip, but I don't recall ever seeing, much less participating in, that game.

Do any of you remember Ladies Choice couple's skating? It's where a girl would go and ask a guy to couple skate with her.

I hated the hokey pokey. They made us do the hokey pokey in PE class in elementary school and I hated it. I heard it a few years ago and had to leave the room. Weird how a song can do that someone.

I also did not like the ladies choice time because I was goofy looking and more goofy acting. Chicks never asked me to skate so I had to sit around and wait.

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