Remember these things about Paris?

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two kiss

Paris, TX

#1 Feb 12, 2011
--Remember when the gas stations gave away free kites with a fill up?

--Remember when everyone burned leaves in their yard?

--Remember your parent's buying a "dollarsworth" of gas?

--Remember when cars had hub caps and they were always popping off the car. We would hide in the bushes and throw an old hub cap in the street to make the driver stop thinking he had lost a hub cap, lol? They would always stop..

--Remember when Whiteway grocery on North Main delivered groceries to your door?

--Remember sleeping with windows open and doors unlocked?

--Remember playing the 45 rpm records and hoping for a clear night so you could listen to "WLS" AM radio station in Chicago?

--Remember Nelson's Jersey milk & Ideal bread?

--Remember Sonic Booms caused by Jets breaking the sound barrier?
Would love to hear that just one more time, lol.

--Remember buying "Tuff Nut" jeans at Ayers Dept Store and getting a free pocket knife....or perhaps having to buy your clothes at Newton Wall Fire Sale Store on Bonham Street?

--Remember having to get new soles on your shoes at Holjie Brothers shoe shop?

--Does anyone remember a lady that sold "Salt-Rising" bread from her house?

Guess I had better stop, as you might think I'm rather old. Lol

Since: Mar 10

Brenham, TX

#2 Feb 12, 2011
Neat memories!

“Don't worry...be happy!”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#3 Feb 12, 2011
I remember not having to pump my own gas in the winter time, and my windshield was cleaned and oil checked without me even asking. I remember how toasty-warm I stayed inside my car.(I hate to pump gas in the winter!)
I also remember when I thought I couldn't wait to be able to earn $7 an hour, because then I knew I'd be making the big bucks.
I remember watching Freddy Prinze Sr. in Chico and the Man.(oops..not Paris related, but a fond memory none the less.)
Winona

Paris, TX

#4 Feb 12, 2011
Belk's bargain basement and the view of the plaza from the big beautiful windows on the second floor ladies department.
Retro

Fort Worth, TX

#5 Feb 12, 2011
Dairy Kreem, Dalton's cafeteria, Gibson's, Levines, Duke & Ayres, Kress, 271 Drive-In, Airport Drive-In...
cash

Clarksville, TX

#6 Feb 12, 2011
b&w westinghouse uarco oliver rubber superior swithchboard nehus hollywood vasserrete crate factory ideal bakery lamar creamery
Retro

Fort Worth, TX

#7 Feb 12, 2011
Rucker's Dairy-Ette, Owl Drugstore, Ken's Pizza, Gringo's, S&H Green Stamps, Buccaneer Stamps, Piggly Wiggly, A&P, Reave's Restaurant, Nicholson House...
Lily

Paris, TX

#8 Feb 12, 2011
Whites on Bonham Street -- where I got my blue Rangerette bicycle.

Since: Feb 11

Dallas, TX

#9 Feb 12, 2011
Speas vinegar, Gringos, The Blue Raider, Miss Swiss ice cream
blossom possum

Clarksville, TX

#10 Feb 12, 2011
evbodgotopin wrote:
I remember not having to pump my own gas in the winter time, and my windshield was cleaned and oil checked without me even asking. I remember how toasty-warm I stayed inside my car.(I hate to pump gas in the winter!)
I also remember when I thought I couldn't wait to be able to earn $7 an hour, because then I knew I'd be making the big bucks.
I remember watching Freddy Prinze Sr. in Chico and the Man.(oops..not Paris related, but a fond memory none the less.)
I too remember not having to pump my own gas - oh that was just yesterday at Brad Sessum's station in Blossom! For real still a "full service" service station.
Well now

Blossom, TX

#11 Feb 12, 2011
Two Kiss
Bill

Paris, TX

#12 Feb 12, 2011
Palace Drug Store and Ben Franklin's
two kiss

Paris, TX

#13 Feb 12, 2011
--Remember Ashburn's Ice Cream in the Williamsburg Shopping Center
--Going to the buffet at the Nicholson House and then later at the Holiday Inn, which is not Budget Inn.
--Driving to White's cafe in Roxton for all you can eat fish
--And don't forget the Gordon Country Club
--The Executive Room in Williamsburg Center (I was too young)
--Orrell's Men's store (Buddy Orrell)
--Anyone remember "The Barrel House" which I think was a head shop?
--Barney the snow cone man, who used to sell snow cones from a horse and wagon and then upgraded to a green jeep?
--Our of course our own Barney the cop who drove the Cushman?
--Zekes BBQ
--The Colonial House...man they made some outstanding beef tournidose....mmmmmmmmm
--Lamar Gardens where the car wash is now
wow

Grand Prairie, TX

#14 Feb 12, 2011
Remember when Paris wasnt so full of crime? I would bet my life that in Paris the ratio between thieves to good citizens is about 1:3. This town is a joke. Criminals just took over. We should call Paris, Little Detroit.
puzzled

Grand Prairie, TX

#15 Feb 12, 2011
PHS off the square, where Liberty is now...no cafeteria, so the kids went to Ton A Burger (later the Hamburger House, then Hickory House...the bowling alley was an ok place to be...Wacker's...Sears on Clarksville St, with Brookshires across from it...who could forget Barrett's Skating Rink?! Corner Drug on the square with the long marble ice cream counter....
puzzled

Grand Prairie, TX

#16 Feb 12, 2011
i also remember just a big open field where Mirabeau is now...there was an Ozark fried chicken place next to it...that seemed kind of "out in the country" then!
Well now

Blossom, TX

#17 Feb 12, 2011
Ozark's Fried Chicken
Well now

Blossom, TX

#18 Feb 12, 2011
Dos Hombres and Drive In on North Main had the best burger and fries ever!

Since: Mar 10

Brenham, TX

#19 Feb 12, 2011
Walking Willie!

Since: Feb 11

Dallas, TX

#20 Feb 12, 2011
The hobo in the window on north main

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