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Hessvillian Posted - 09/20/2005 : 17:43:40
Is anyone on this board actually from hammond?

I grew up there all my life and attended harding k-5.

I actually have 2 friends that live on Cleveland St. one on either side of his house, and one is almost directly across the street.



HMD IND - My Roots.
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duane Posted - 08/13/2012 : 21:51:12
Pardon the thread crash, but I just found out they are doing a sequal to Christmas Story called Christmas Story 2. Ralphie 5 years on. (Direct to DVD - This can't be good) See more info here: http://sheptalk.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=774

And now back to our Hammond thread.
Bill Bucko Posted - 08/11/2012 : 22:10:08
Welcome, newcomers!

My offer still stands:

As I mentioned on the Dick Biondi thread, I have 30 original WLS surveys (mostly 1962-1965) ... from "Wonderland by Night" through "Cherish" ... and I've made nice big scans of all of them. If you have a favorite song, artist, or date, just send me your address by Private Message, and I'll gladly e-mail it to you (or whatever I have that's closest) ... "Sealed with a Kiss", anyone? "Telstar"? "Go Away, Little Girl"? "Eight Days a Week"?

Bill

Warren G. Harding Class of '63
rkarnisky Posted - 08/11/2012 : 10:59:23
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Bucko

quote:
Originally posted by seejay2
quote:
Originally posted by svea3
There was a record store on Kennedy, I thought.. Judy Bogan and I spent hours there.... I remember buying "Shaboom". I still have that old 45 in its cover.
That would have been Luchene's. Part of one's weekly routine was to go there, get the WLS Silver Dollar Survey and then sift through the 45's.....CJ
As I mentioned on the Dick Biondi thread, I have 30 original WLS surveys (mostly 1962-1965) ... from "Wonderland by Night" through "Cherish" ... and I've made nice big scans of all of them. If you have a favorite song, artist, or date, just send me your address by Private Message, and I'll gladly e-mail it to you (or whatever I have that's closest) ... "Sealed with a Kiss", anyone? "Telstar"? "Go Away, Little Girl"? "Eight Days a Week"?

Bill

Warren G. Harding Class of '63



I'm from Griffith, and I used to ride my bike there every week for those WLS Surveys, plus an occasional record purchase.

Rob Karnisky
elledemerson Posted - 07/30/2012 : 22:04:33
I was born in Hammond. My grandparents lived a block away from us. Even after we moved south my grandparents stayed for four more years. It seemed I was coming and going from Hammond until I moved to New York a few years back. I've heard that all that's left of Hammond now is St. Margaret's and that Baptist church.
HessvilleExpat Posted - 07/13/2012 : 13:56:42
Thanks Ken,

I attended Bishop Noll class of '64. I was a Sophomore during the great 1961/62 New Year's fire - a pretty cool event if you didn't like Phys-Ed. No one was hurt, and the replacement building was state-of-the-art for 1963.

Cheers,
Marty

quote:
Originally posted by wvcogs

Hello Expat,

Welcome aboard. Be sure to stick around and share more of your memories with us. What about high school; which one did you attend -- Morton, Tech, Noll? There just may be some folks on here who attended with you.

Best wishes.

Ken
Morton 1960

wvcogs Posted - 07/13/2012 : 10:50:40
Hello Expat,

Welcome aboard. Be sure to stick around and share more of your memories with us. What about high school; which one did you attend -- Morton, Tech, Noll? There just may be some folks on here who attended with you.

Best wishes.

Ken
Morton 1960
HessvilleExpat Posted - 07/12/2012 : 21:29:39
Thanks to all of you posters for reviving many happy memories.
I went to Harding from 3rd to 7th grades. I think 3rd and 4th grades were in the “new” (at the time) brick building. Then 5th was in the old wooden frame school. They finished an addition to the brick building around 1957, and I had 6th grade in that addition. About that time they converted the old wooden frame building into a “junior high” for 7th and 8th grades.

We moved to Hessville in 1954, when I was 8, and lived there until 1966 when I entered the Air Force. Our house was on Parkway North, and smack across the street from the ice rink in Lost Park. I have many happy memories or playing “fox and chickens” on the rink with friends, and warming up at the pot-belly stove in the shelter house (which appears to have been torn down).

As a young boy I remember Christmas shopping trips with my mom to the stores on Hohman Ave., very much like what is shown in “A Christmas Story.”
I remember riding my bike up California St. to Dave's Dairy at 165th on Saturday after I got my allowance. I could buy a 3-pack of comic books (they started bundling them in plastic around 1957) and a pair of Hostess cupcakes, and return home for an afternoon of cultural enrichment and gastronomic delight.
I remember bowling in the leagues at Kenwood Bowl – had my own ball, bag, and shirt with first name on it!
I'm sad to say that I don't remember a lot of names, just a few first names of some best-friends.

I was actually made aware of Shep by friend I met in the Air Force who was from New Jersey, had listened to him on the radio, and was excited to learn I was from his home town. I read “In God We Trust...” and “Wanda Hickey” and found out that the guy who owned the tavern where my dad occasionally hung out was a well-known character in his stories. When I went home on leave I actually went over to Flick's house across the park and knocked on his door to say hello and ask about Jean. This was about 1967. I remember he was kind of surprised and said he hadn't seen Jean in a while, but was aware of being in Jean's stories.

I see that Flick's has moved into a building at Kennedy & Janet, whch was once a little restaurant/grill where I used to buy cheese burgers. (Is Flick still running the business, or is his family operating the bar now?)
I was also surprised to see on Google that Chuck and Irene's is still there on Kennedy near 161st. My folks were friends with the Basso's back in the day.

After getting out of the Air Force, I settled in Northern California and haven't been back since my wife and I visited my folks on a road-trip 37 years ago. Time flies!
seejay2 Posted - 05/29/2012 : 07:44:01
Claudia, I can remember a Beverly Grcevich from grade school. Any relation?...Cj
tom w Posted - 05/28/2012 : 15:07:57
Hi Claudia. Welcome to the forum. Sorry it took so long to respond.
Please feel free to chat about anything on any thread you like.
New memories are always fun. You can tell by the numbers that plenty of people read us. Some even respond!! Tom W
wvcogs Posted - 05/27/2012 : 09:03:48
On this Memorial Day let us be sure to pause and remember all those from Hammond and elsewhere who died while fighting to protect our freedom. Take a look at Grand Avenue in the comic section of today's paper where Grandma and the kids are visiting a military cemetery. She says to them, "A whole lot of tomorrows were sacrificed so we could enjoy today."

Ken
Roger D Posted - 09/15/2011 : 10:21:31
When one of the workers at the Serenade had a birthday we would load up after work (midnight)and go either to John's Pizza in Cal. City or to Sauzer's Waffle Shop in Schereville to celebrate.
1csullivan1 Posted - 09/14/2011 : 19:22:10
I was born in Hammond, IN and lived on the corner of Osborn Street right next to the railroad tracks. Thought those trains were going to come right through our house... I live in California now, so now I put up with the earthquakes instead. My sister Sandy, my brother John and I, all went to OLPH. I went to kindergarten at Porter School and Gavit for high school. I married Bob Gilchrist (legal name "Sullivan". I loved to hang out at the Woodmar shopping center which I understand is pretty much gone...

Claudia Sullivan
S C Jones Posted - 08/17/2011 : 11:23:37
Thanks, Larry.

And, for that desolate pic of Indianapolis Blvd. Funny how snow would make
it look less desolate and inviting.
HassoBenSoba Posted - 08/17/2011 : 02:21:03
SC -- Sorry to hear about your brother. But I'm glad you enjoyed your drive through da' Region; a lot of the old neighborhoods do look the same.

CS and ROGER D: - I remember the SERENADE well, because as a kid I lived one block directly west, on Magoun. Check the "Magoun Avenue Memories" thread here from time to time; there are very few photos of the Serenade, but I'll be posting some pics of that area (most are from the Purdue Cal photo archives). In fact, my grandparents lived in the house right in back of the Serenade from '59 to '63.

Here's a Purdue Archive photo of Indy Blvd from about 1958 at Christmas time. The Serenade is partially visible on the right, but it sure looks small! I remember the "tower"/facade of the place being HUGE! Wasn't it painted with light green and pink vertical stripes? And a pink neon SERENADE at an angle? You can also see the Jewel food store on the left, which opened in fall of '54.


Larry
seejay2 Posted - 08/16/2011 : 11:34:23
quote:
Originally posted by Roger D

I was a cook there and I swept the lot some. If the car hops didn't want to sweep their area they had to pay me .50 to do it. That was big money when you were only makng .50 an hour. If there were three car hops working you could make $1.50 in about 45 minutes.


I used to work for Solina's Bakery, washing those huge gunk coated delivery pans every day(about a million of them)and on Saturday, scrape up all the hardened dough and crap up off the wooden floor in back for .60 an hour--no pension plan. And I thought I had the world by the butt then.
S C Jones Posted - 08/16/2011 : 09:24:07
Those were lucky carhops. Since Nick, his wife, or his brother-in-law were the cooks, there was no asking for a bye or a buy—they would be cleaning up the kitchen, in fact. If I didn't have a ride home, one of them would give me a ride, since it was on their way home.

I would often take an Italian Beef Sandwich (Nick had the spice thing down and added a green pepper and the roll would be soggy by the time you bit into it--but no tomato sauce like Candes had.) home and eat it that time of the morning before I went to sleep---probably why I can't eat anything after 5:00pm now if I want to sleep at all. (Since Nick was Greek, the Beef Sandwich might better be described as Mediterranean as far as the spices it was cooked in.)
quote:
Originally posted by Roger D

I was a cook there and I swept the lot some. If the car hops didn't want to sweep their area they had to pay me .50 to do it. That was big money when you were only makng .50 an hour. If there were three car hops working you could make $1.50 in about 45 minutes.

Roger D Posted - 08/16/2011 : 08:45:18
I was a cook there and I swept the lot some. If the car hops didn't want to sweep their area they had to pay me .50 to do it. That was big money when you were only makng .50 an hour. If there were three car hops working you could make $1.50 in about 45 minutes.
S C Jones Posted - 08/15/2011 : 21:55:14
Hi Roger,
You are the one who let me know about my cousin, David Van Alstine's having died.
He and my brother were about the same age and buddies in their elementary years in Hammond.

I remember the Serenade--my summer working at Kelly's was 1957. The lot surrounding the building now looks a lot smaller than it did in 1957 when I had to sweep it around 1:30 in the morning before I could go home.

What job did you do at the Serenade?

quote:
Originally posted by Roger D

Hey SC, I worked at the Serenade Drive-in, just next door to Kelly's in '60&'61. Great memories!!

Roger D Posted - 08/15/2011 : 20:34:50
Hey SC, I worked at the Serenade Drive-in, just next door to Kelly's in '60&'61. Great memories!!
S C Jones Posted - 08/15/2011 : 11:48:24
Tom J and HassoBenSoba (Larry),
(Larry, I don't know if anyone ever answered your question regarding which was which in the PowWow kitchen pic---Bob is on the right. He and Sarah were my bosses for the one summer I carhopped there.)

thanks for remembering my occasional presence on here. And now we have
Mrs. Bear. But, lest we get into a contest of numbers......

I just returned from my brother's funeral (Jeffrey Carl Jones, 68), he graduated Morton, but after he had spent a stint in the Navy, and I have lost track of his
year. He was living in La Porte--I think I misstated Parke Co. another post, that is where the Barnes' live now.

My older brother's children (in their 40's and 50's) and I drove up and stayed in
Merrillville. We drove up to Hammond to pick up their other sibling who lives very near Hammond High and St. Margaret's.

We were all amazed at the good condition of neighborhoods up 169th and 165th into downtown. The fact that there were not any of the behemoth "mac-mansions" towering over the characteristic houses of our childhood made the
trip a true trip back in time and houses where people and relatives lived in that day are still standing and look as sturdy as ever and a flavor of the distinctive
identity that is fast being lost across the nation.

The numerous small neighborhood stores are all boarded up, and there are still
old remnants of signs on them as well as some of the bars and local ethnic
restaurants the neighborhood population supported.

I could almost hear European (Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Italian) accents of our childhood as we turned from Indianapolis Blvd at what was my first workplace (Kelly's Drive-in) and is now Nicks Liquors and still owned by Nicholas Kikolas.

Big Wheel is still there.

The time was not conducive to exploration of my old haunts and places--and sitting in the back of a rental Chevy Impala with head supports on the front seats was like riding through in the trunk looking through the keyhole as far as being able to see a lot.

However, the "kids" got to reminisce about their childhoods in Da Region and we were able to share a couple pizzas with REAL ITALIAN SAUSAGE, though we did not get to go to one of the authentic pizza places. Old Chicago was the name of the place (a chain,I believe).

It is good to have this site reawaken. Thanks for all who join in the reminiscence.

SC



Mrs Bears Posted - 08/14/2011 : 22:50:51
My grandparents lived down the street from the Pow-Wow when I was little. This was the first drive-in I ever went to and had a hamburger. I remember they were large around.
quote:
Originally posted by Jim

A couple more Pow-Wow images from another group





Roger D Posted - 08/14/2011 : 09:04:50
CJ- I didn't know Marilyn Meyers. I moved to Alexander Ave. in the mid 70's. I was married with two small children,(7&5).
Bill Bucko Posted - 08/14/2011 : 01:53:10
quote:
Originally posted by Roger D

OK you who have access to 60's directories please let us know what was located where S&V is now. We are talking the area between the Pow Wow on the east and the tracks on the west. When I lived in the 6600 block of Alexander from '76-'93 S&V and Ribordy(sp?)Drugs, then Little Ceasers Pizza was there.



I walked south down Alexander Avenue on the way to Morton High from 1963-1966. Where Alexander ended north of the tracks, a well-worn dirt trail led up the hill to where we crossed the tracks.* Continuing on Alexander Ave. south of the tracks, the cemetery and, on the corner, the Pow Wow were to the east; to the west was nothing but weeds, in my time. This practically deserted stub of Alexander between 169th and the tracks was paved and had a sidewalk on the east; but I never saw a single vehicle on it. From aerial photos I see it is built up now.

* As far as I ever saw, people crossing the tracks there were ok with the railroad. There were old railroad ties fitted between some of the rails to help people walk across. On the other hand, if you walked down the tracks north of Kennedy Ave., the old man in the crossing shack was liable to pop out and warn you you were trespassing.

Bill

Warren G. Harding Class of '63
HassoBenSoba Posted - 08/13/2011 : 16:08:35
OOPS----

Tom, that's right; sorry, S.C. But that's the beauty of Sheptalk--- it's like a happy family where reality is blurred, and class, ethnic, political....and I guess gender...distinctions are irrelevant (or some B.S. like that). Actually, it's my inability to remember names/identities via initials.

Incidentally, I think the TILDEN exchange was in honor of the dude who ran for president and lost to Rutherford B. Hayes c. 1870. Last summer I accompanied my mother to the hospital, and when the sign-in nurse asked for her phone number, my mother instantaneously said "TI 4- 7954"...before correcting herself (she's still pretty damned sharp). The point is, we hadn't used the TI-4 number in 48 years.

LR
LegulusQ Posted - 08/13/2011 : 13:05:39
Hi, Deena. Welcome to Sheptalk from another relative newbie. The two letters at the beginning of phone numbers were called the exchange. This was part of the identification process at the central telephone office regarding the origin and routing of calls. TI was short for TIlden (in case you didn't remember that little tidbit). I remember thinking it was a big deal when our exchange got so large that they had to add TI5 to the older TI4. It's strange that I can remember to this day the phone numbers of old chums of mine from that era, some of whom I haven't seen for years and some who, sadly, are no longer with us.

Seejay, I believe the name of the establishment who sponsored your long ago underage carousing at the site of the present day S&V was Dubois. That area was also a preferred spot for "watching the submarine races" back in the day (or so I've been told).

Craig
seejay2 Posted - 08/13/2011 : 10:21:43
That's the place. I would go up a dirt rise, cross the tracks and the area to the west (S&V now and St. Mary's Cemetary to the east) was wooded and debris, in the form of some kind of machine parts, was scattered all over the place. I can't say I remember any form of building there, but given the amount of crap laying about, I figured there had to be something there long ago.
Roger, did you know Marilyn Meyers? She lived in the 6700 block of Alexander, in a white house right in the middle of the block on the east side. That was one of the reasons I was familiar with that area then. This was 66-67 then...Cj
Roger D Posted - 08/13/2011 : 09:36:58
OK you who have access to 60's directories please let us know what was located where S&V is now. We are talking the area between the Pow Wow on the east and the tracks on the west. When I lived in the 6600 block of Alexander from '76-'93 S&V and Ribordy(sp?)Drugs, then Little Ceasers Pizza was there.
seejay2 Posted - 08/13/2011 : 08:17:17
quote:
Originally posted by HassoBenSoba

Deena--

I enjoyed your post re: your many memories of Region life; hope that you will stick around and be our resident female (did that come out right?). I'm sure you've already checked out some of the excellent info and general nuttiness that prevails around here, and that we will be reading much more from you.

Larry Rapchak

PS--- guys....was that store a Strack and Van Til's in the good old days? I don't think so. There was a regular VAN TIL's at 171st and Indy Blvd during that time; I didn't think the Strack's moved to the 169th/Morton location until the early 70's (?)


Larry, you are right. I used to cross over the tracks there behind what is now 'S&V' store. It's possible there used to be some little manufacturer of something or other there that I never saw in operation. I remember a lot of inidentifiable metal and composite material machine parts strewn all over the ground, but the wooded area served as a great place to commit some heavy underage drinking---as long as you didn't sit in all the poison ivy...Cj
Tom J Posted - 08/13/2011 : 07:50:13
quote:
Originally posted by HassoBenSoba

Deena--

I enjoyed your post re: your many memories of Region life; hope that you will stick around and be our resident female (did that come out right?). I'm sure you've already checked out some of the excellent info and general nuttiness that prevails around here, and that we will be reading much more from you.

Larry Rapchak

PS--- guys....was that store a Strack and Van Til's in the good old days? I don't think so. There was a regular VAN TIL's at 171st and Indy Blvd during that time; I didn't think the Strack's moved to the 169th/Morton location until the early 70's (?)




Uh, Lar, Deena can be our "other" resident female. Don't forget about S.C.

Welcome, Deena! We all hope you will stick around and be part of the family. It was very enjoyable to read your post.

Tom
HassoBenSoba Posted - 08/13/2011 : 03:00:01
Deena--

I enjoyed your post re: your many memories of Region life; hope that you will stick around and be our resident female (did that come out right?). I'm sure you've already checked out some of the excellent info and general nuttiness that prevails around here, and that we will be reading much more from you.

Larry Rapchak

PS--- guys....was that store a Strack and Van Til's in the good old days? I don't think so. There was a regular VAN TIL's at 171st and Indy Blvd during that time; I didn't think the Strack's moved to the 169th/Morton location until the early 70's (?)
wvcogs Posted - 08/12/2011 : 09:54:32
Hello Deena. Welcome to the group. It's great to hear all your memories about Hessville, Morton, and the area. Your sister, Tona, was in my MHS class of 1960. She wasn't able to attend our 50th reunion last year since her husband's HHS reunion was the same weekend. They returned to Utah following that Friday activity. Don't you also have a brother who was in the class of 1959 who had an office on Kennedy Avenue?
Stick around and share more of your memories with us. As you have seen, pictures are always appreciated.

Ken O'Neal
Roger D Posted - 08/12/2011 : 09:37:03
That grocery store you mentioned is Strack and Van Tils on 169th. just north of the old Morton High.
Roger D Posted - 08/12/2011 : 09:33:02
Thanks for the post and welcome to the forum Deena. I remember your brother, Ron, and Mike from high school.
hope to hear more from you in the future.
Jiieeggy Posted - 08/11/2011 : 20:08:34
Hello. I came across this website by accident, but what a find!!! This has been so much fun! I've enjoyed looking at the old photos. I was raised at 6749 Woodmar Avenue in Hammond near Hessville and attended Gene Stratton Porter Elementary near Purdue Calumet. I had great experiences and wonderful teachers at Porter Elementary. I saw my brother's name, Ron Royer, mentioned above and he just visited my family in Utah. We reminisced about Hammond and Morton. He had to watch me sometimes when I was about 3 or 4 during football practices at the old Morton High School and told me to yell cheers from the sideline like "Push him back, push him back, way back" so he would know I was there. He remembered Coach Zlotnik one time calling to him on the field,"Royer, your sister stopped cheering, go find her now." Coach Zlotnik was kind and giving. A few of the players including my brother didn't have money for football cleats and Coach Zlotnik dropped off cleats to our house saying an anonymous person donated them to the team, but Ron always felt that Coach Zlotnik bought them. Ron retired to New Mexico from coaching and teaching college chemistry. He mentioned visiting with Mike Bradburn this year. I remember some of the other players like Bob Guzek. I have some other fond childhood memories. I remember my sister, Tona, watching me while she worked as a Dog n Suds carhop. Sometimes, I long for a Dog n Suds chili dog, onion rings and mug of root beer. I remember swimming at the Hessville Pool all day and playing street games in the dark hearing my Dad's loud whistle from the next block to come home. I remember spending entire afternoons with friends at the Hessville Theater re-watching movies and the Hessville 5 & 10 cent store. I remember my Dad always buying me a treat at Goldblatt's. I remember the Woodmar Mall and River Oaks. I remember taking the South Shore Train with friends to downtown Chicago to shop or to watch a Cubs, White Sox or Bears game. I remember being on my Dad's shoulders waving at John F. Kennedy passing by in a convertible on the main street in front of Purdue by our house on Woodmar, maybe 169th Street? I remember loving pierogi as a girl. It was fun to make sauerkraut, potato and cheese pierogi this year for Christmas as well as polish sausage. I remember my Dad having a few close calls with the Mob as the head of a local union. I also recall one scary time when our family was leaving a restaurant and we saw men in suits push another man into a big car. My Dad confronted them and was told it was none of his business. Dad made us stay at the restaurant and call the police while he followed the car. He showed the police where they dumped his body. Every once in awhile, I recall something about Hammond. Just a few weeks ago, I remembered always asking my Mom to buy a favorite birthday cake with strawberries, bananas and whipped cream from a grocery store right above the old Morton H.S. on 169th Street. We always shopped at that store, but now I can't remember the name. It bothers me, so if anyone knows, please say the name. It might be an A&P, but I want to say a different name. Here's something else we were wondering about a while back. Why did our telephone numbers start with two letters? I can still remember my phone number. We all had different letters like TI4-3456 which was for 844-3456 on the rotary dial. Well, I have a lot of happy memories growing up in Hammond. We lived in such a great hard-working community with wonderful people! Thanks for sharing your memories with me. Deena
wvcogs Posted - 07/28/2011 : 08:25:25
Hello Joan, welcome to the group.
I graduated from Morton in 1960. My wife, Judy Thomas, attended Harding and graduated from Morton in your class of 1959.
One of my memories is that the 13th gallon of milk from Pop's was free. Does anyone else remember that?
Ken
seejay2 Posted - 07/28/2011 : 07:54:04
Which house were you in, Joann? I lived at 2919 163rd. It used to be owned by Frank & Eleanor Horvath, my great aunt & uncle...Cj
Bill Bucko Posted - 07/28/2011 : 04:20:25
Welcome! Yes, we called it Pop's. The store was narrow, but stretched way far back to the alley. Pop was the thin old man in back at the meat counter, to the right of the tall milk cabinet. He always wore a white butcher's uniform and cap. Milk used to come in glass containers with metal handles.

I wonder whether Pop was the model for Shep's Old Man Pulaski the candy hustler, or Oshenschlager the grocer with the heavy thumb. I think he might very well have been. In the late 50s, he seemed about 70 years old. So he was certainly old enough to have had run-ins with the young Shep.

Bill

Warren G. Harding Class of '63
josnave Posted - 07/27/2011 : 21:39:59
I am class of 59 morton high school, we went to 8th grade thru 12th. Harding grade school till 54.
the drive in had carhops on skates when we went there lol. my dad would not allow me to get a job there with those hussies lol. I lived on 163rd st right around the corner from Shep. His stories are the stories on my childhood, passed Flicks everyday on way to morton bought candy jawbreakers from Dicks or Pops as we called it.

J.
tommy51 Posted - 07/27/2011 : 20:03:46
quote:


How about it Mike and the rest of you, do you recognize anyone?
I'm pretty sure of another; the lad with the white T-shirt,



The guy with the Morton shirt is Tom Kocur (sp) The far right guy has a last name of Gibson (Gibby?).

Tommy
seejay2 Posted - 07/08/2011 : 07:30:11
Pow Wow was on my daily cruzin' route, along with places like Park View and anywhere else that had carhops...Cj
HassoBenSoba Posted - 07/07/2011 : 18:49:35
Great POW-WOW pics (which one is father and which one son? Both are youthful-looking dudes). The good old days when restaurant workers didn't get canned for not wearing platex gloves. We used to go there on Fridays in the summer for their fried shrimp dinners, which came in the plain white box. Tasty.

LR
Jim Posted - 07/02/2011 : 18:49:23
A couple more Pow-Wow images from another group



Bill Bucko Posted - 06/23/2011 : 00:52:31
quote:
Originally posted by class_of_66

http://www.vinylfool.net/sounds/Exports-Car.mp3



Good music, once you get past the 20 second introduction. Reminds me a little of the instrumental "Ratchet," by The Boys Next Door from Indianapolis--another talented group that never made it.

Bill

Warren G. Harding Class of '63
class_of_66 Posted - 04/26/2011 : 17:56:06
http://www.vinylfool.net/sounds/Exports-Car.mp3
class_of_66 Posted - 04/26/2011 : 17:53:59
The Exports circa 1964 Hammond Ind.

Band Members:
Ron Jongsma - Guitar
George Felaney - Guitar
...Tom Barnhart - Guitar
Howard Friedman - Drums
S C Jones Posted - 04/26/2011 : 15:40:33
quote:
Originally posted by class_of_66

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garage-Bands/170939559595841?sk=wall



Sorry, but I don't see the Northwest Indiana connection, except for comments of Linda who is from Hessville. What am I missing?
class_of_66 Posted - 04/24/2011 : 17:05:37
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garage-Bands/170939559595841?sk=wall
Tom J Posted - 04/17/2011 : 08:22:02
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Originally posted by SoK66

Hi, all. Stumbled across this Forum and wanted you all to know that there is a Facebook page dedicated to the 60s garage bands of northwest indiana. Hope some of you can jump in and add wat info you might have about that era and some of the local bands. Thanks!

Jerry McGeorge
Mystics
Blackstones
Shadows of Knight



Welcome to Sheptalk, Jerry! Congratulations on your music career.

Could you supply a link to that Facebook page that you told us about? I tried to do a search for it but didn't have any luck.

I hope you will stick around and reminisce with the rest of us.

Tom
SoK66 Posted - 04/17/2011 : 00:33:51
Hi, all. Stumbled across this Forum and wanted you all to know that there is a Facebook page dedicated to the 60s garage bands of northwest indiana. Hope some of you can jump in and add wat info you might have about that era and some of the local bands. Thanks!

Jerry McGeorge
Mystics
Blackstones
Shadows of Knight
Tom J Posted - 03/25/2011 : 06:31:15
That was a nice tribute to your friend, Terry. He must have been a great guy.

I'm sorry for your loss.

Tom

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