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#81 Harry P.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 07:17 PM

Are YOU ready Harry, the snow IS coming! LOL!


So I hear!

Bring it on! :lol:

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:12 AM

Are you kidding Harry, we're stuck with what's at the bottom of the barrel!


If you want to see bottom of the barrel, come to Florida!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:32 AM

It's here, oh joy............. <_<

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:38 AM

It's here, oh joy............. <_<


Yeah, coming down pretty heavy, too.

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Oh well, our snowless winter was sure nice while it lasted.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:54 AM

Yea, great day to be off from work.......guess it's about time to clear the driveway now...........

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:25 PM

Its cold and windy here....been snowing since about 1 AM non-stop.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:35 PM

Lift with your legs - not your back. Hey Dr. Cranky, it's 77 and sunny up here. Maybe we should take the scooters out for a ride? Supposed to get cold tonight and into the next couple fo days.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:47 PM

Lift with your legs - not your back.


I was going to shovel the drive since it wasn't even an inch deep at the time.............got out to the garage and found that backing the parents van up and getting the snow blower out was going to be less work than just trying to get to the shovels.

Hey Dr. Cranky, it's 77 and sunny up here. Maybe we should take the scooters out for a ride? Supposed to get cold tonight and into the next couple fo days.


Some friends out in Virgil (near Maple Park) and I are planning on racing our R/C's this Sunday in one's back yard and one sent me a text message while I was out clearing the drives (did the neighbor's too while I was at it.)........ He texted; "Hope ur ready for a snow race." :lol:

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 03:04 AM

If you're out that way, Joe, stop by Ethics Auto Body and say hi to LT. His shop is across 64 from the racetrack in Maple Park.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:20 AM

I'm from Crest Hill, and work at my LHS! great job huh!

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:07 AM

George, the pizza place you describe sounds like Geno's East as I used to go there back in the 60's.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:57 PM

As a former "Chicago native" I've been there several times and used to hang out on Rush street also.
Those were the good old days as it was great living in the city back in the 50's & 60's.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:53 PM

I was always a "north sider" but in my later years I did work with a lot of south siders in my trade. I had cousins that lived on north Honore St.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:04 PM

I'm from Belleville anyone else from the metro east?

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 03:06 AM

I loved Riverview!! The whole family used to go once a year. The Bobs is the only roller coaster I've ever been on that I couldn't go hands up. We called it "the devil". Great ride.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:02 AM

Crazyjim, I think George ment Riverview Park on the southside that was part of the Chicago Park district and not Riverview the amusement park which was on the northside by Belmont & Western Aves.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:14 PM

Oh. Well I don't care about the southside park. I meant the Belmont & Western place. Who was the big fat guy that did the advertisement?

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:18 PM

Two Ton Baker did the "laugh your trobles away at Riverview" ads.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:11 PM

I remember Riverview, my parents took me there when I was just a little kid. My high school is right next to where Riverview was... if you were in a room on the south side of the school you could see right into Riverview... it was literally right next door.

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BTW... I just got in from shoveling about half a foot of snow. All of you guys east of me... coming your way! :P

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:07 PM

And that was a joy driving through too.................