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#141 crazyjim

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:50 AM

I remember a nasty snow storm in April - maybe 15 or 20 years ago?

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:12 PM

Sox lost their opener 3-2... :(

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:34 AM

Sox lost their opener 3-2... :(

So, what else is new?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:51 AM

Sox lost their opener 3-2... :(



Just like the Cubs! Wait til next year!


I have been mowing grass down here in NC for two months, time to change the oil on the mower already! :D

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:29 AM

fished the dupage river over this last weekend, the fish are biting. big ones too, time to get out there fella's

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:31 AM

Harry, did you put away your snow-thrower yet? I just ran the gas out of mine and put it away. I hope that it is a safe bet that I won't need it until next Dec. sometime. LOL!

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:42 PM

Harry, did you put away your snow-thrower yet?


:lol:

Yeah, I think we're safely out of snow season by now. :D

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:58 AM

It was cold in Chicago over the weekend. New York got 12" of that cold white stuff on Saturday. It could happen to the Chicago area. Don't put away your machines just yet.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:54 AM

I DID already and plannin' on cutting the lawn again for the third time maybe today.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:10 PM

Born in Chicago and lived across from Midway Airport. Grew up mostly in Oak Lawn. Moved to California and 5 years ago to Arizona. Chicago had the best food. Pizza in California and Arizona sucks for the most part. My favorite hobby shop was called "Trost Hobby Shop " and if my memory serves it was on 63 rd. st. Any chance it is sitll there ?

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:22 PM

Born in Chicago and lived across from Midway Airport. Grew up mostly in Oak Lawn. Moved to California and 5 years ago to Arizona. Chicago had the best food. Pizza in California and Arizona sucks for the most part. My favorite hobby shop was called "Trost Hobby Shop " and if my memory serves it was on 63 rd. st. Any chance it is sitll there ?


Closed many years ago (2006?).

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:42 PM

I figured it would be gone. They had a heck of a run though. It was there for a good many years. It was a good hobby shop as I remember.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:06 PM

Yeah Trost was a good place and they were also a distributor for other hobby shops. I was a "Northsider" back then so I only got to Trost a couple of times. Many great hobby shops from "back in the day" which were the 60's for me have bit the dust as times have been changin' for quite awhile now.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:58 AM

LOTS of cars shows & cruise nights going on guys. So get out your cameras and get some great pics for building projects and reference photos. Enjoy the sun, cars , and girls while you can because YOU know how it's going to be come Dec.- March. Besides, life is short so enjoy it!

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:53 PM

Any of you "old-timers" remember Skip's Fiesta Drive In on First and North Ave. back in the 60's? That was one AWESOME place where they used to take cars like rails off the trailer and drag raced them down North Avenue. Lots of "street fighters" hung out there and picked up some "stoplight drag racing" action from that place.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:50 AM

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

Wow ! Riverview ! Theres a blast from the past. I was born in Chicago and went to Riverview several times as a child. The one ride that scared me was called the 'Wild Mouse" if I remember correctly. That ride had a overhang in front and I swore it would never make the sharp turns. Moved to a suburb called "Oak Lawn ". It was a nice place to live. Then moved to California and then Arizona. Sure had much better food in Illinois.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:19 PM

Politics in Illinos/Chicago? Total crap.

Food? Well, we have "Chicago-style" pizza (mmmmmmmmmm!)... Chicago-style hot dogs (no ketchup! Ever!)... roast beef "sammiches".... and on and on. Yep, we got it goin' on food-wise, but the laughing stock of the country when it comes to political corruption, dirty deals, payoffs, bribes, and general sleaze. :(

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:54 PM

Why Harry, what ever gave you an idea like that???? LOL!!!!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:42 AM

I probably miss the food the most. The pizza, Browns Fried Chicken, Roast beef and roast beef and sausage sandwiches, hot dogs. ( sorry, I put ketchup on mine ) White Castles at 2 am, some great fish and chip places. True you can get some of this stuff elsewhere but I myself never had any better than what I had back there.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:51 AM

I don't think that it's possible to find pizza, hot dogs, Italian beef and also combo sandwhiches better than here in the Chicagoland area. I've been eating that stuff for many years and it sure tastes good even though it may not be good for you. Of coursr a person can eat healthy or eat junk and the bottom line is that they're still going to die eventually.