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I remember Gordon's, that was my "go to" for special occasions. That store had beautiful women's clothing.
Hey George & Jan........we got it ! ;)
I think it could be Gately's People's Store. If it is, I spent a lot of time shopping there for clothing, shoes, gifts & much more. They had the donut machine, groceries, shoe repair, photographer, & I believe the full line of dishes, glasses, pots, & gift items were also on the lower level. Upstairs were coats, better dresses & woman's wear plus some small furniture items. When they had to close & move to Tinley Park, I would drive there at least twice a year & stock up on household items that were name brands with great prices. Plus, we can't forget the
food counter & luncheon booths where some pretty good tasty food was served. Their peach cobbler was GREAT! Anyone working in Roseland full or part-time would most likely go there for lunch. I worked for a dentist on 109th & Michigan part-time in my senior year, & would go there or Tony's Snack Shop for lunch. Gately's was a store you could never forget!
I am truly saddened to hear of the passing of Carol Ditzler Agnos on today's Fenger website. I knew Carol very well in my senior year, and my memories of her are of a beautiful, fun-loving, caring girl with a good heart! My deepest sympathy and condolences to our classmate Conrad and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Good for you Jan, for figuring out the math formula all on your own......you were always a smart gal :) !
Every flavor from the soda fountain was pumped into a glass, then filled to the top with the clear mix (was that seltzer, water....does anyone know?) We saw them making a garbage coke once, but it didn't appear tasty to me.
Yep, it sure is a Green River! My best friend Liz Typycia Gatto & I would run to Van's Drug Store where they had them AND the garbage cokes.
We were never gutsy enough to try the coke (sounded & looked awful). Van's was on 119th & Normal, a block from W.P. school.
Happy Birthday Carole, wishing you many more happy, healthy years! Thank you for all you have done for us on this great Fenger sight (so very appreciated). I'm so glad you joined our "just turned 80 group"! :)
Thanks Carole, we could actually walk there, just like walking to the Little League games. Remember the "old days" when we would walk far??
Ziggy's on 115th Halsted St. You could buy a bucket of golf balls & whack them out to a large field. We always went there on the 4th of July to watch the large display of fireworks. They also sold "real" Christmas trees for the xmas holidays.
Many of my friends know that I grew up a few blocks from Liberty Bakery. My Mom would have me walk there once a week for either one of their delicious cakes, rolls, or breads. That was our "go to" bakery. My Dad would always drive to pickup our ordered Atomic cake for special occasions. My Grandmother was a professional cook for weddings, showers, & funeral luncheons. She always ordered the wedding cake & "desserts" from Liberty Bakery. My Mom, Aunts, Cousin & myself always had to "waitress" those occasions for my "Gram".
Now, I have a little "history" with Giovanni's too. My husband lived on 109th & State St., so he & I went there a lot with friends after bowling, or where ever when dating. After we were married and in our apartment above my Grandmother's house, my husband worked part-time on weekends delivering pizza's for Giovanni's to save for a down payment on our first house. One of those nights he was working there, the famous "Sonny & Cher" walked in when they first got into "show business". The owners sat them in the back, for their privacy, but they were very warm & friendly with the entire staff (including my husband Roger). Then, down the road when we built our second home in Dolton, Giovanni's opened their new place.......of which we enjoyed many of their delicious pizza's for 15 more years!
It would be Nino's & Giovanni's........but, my #1 vote would be Giovanni's where our group of friends went most!
OK George, let's wait & see what happens, because I believe Tom is also looking into the Atomic cake for our dessert. But I promise
if it can't be arranged.....I will get that cake from Orland Park Bakery for you, your wife & your table! Rose
Actually George, I wouldn't care if I weren't first in line for the "super" cake because I prefer a "middle" piece to an "end". However, I like your
idea of getting our own to share with friends, BUT...would that cause "BOOS" from our fellow classmates???
Hah! You are so right George, we did grow up with these people. Well, here's an idea.....maybe since you & I started this campaign for this awesome dessert, think "maybe" WE could be first in line??
Yes, I think it would be an absolutely, perfectly "delicious", VERY SPECIAL dessert for our 80th birthday celebration!!
Wouldn't it be "great" if we could have the Atomic cake for dessert at our "80th birthday" celebration? What about it Carole??
Yes, I remember the Atomic cake George, our family would get it at Liberty bakery on 119th & Halsted St. I would have to rate it as the BEST
(even better than the Dressel's cake) & only bought for "special" occasions.
You are so right Jan, I remember them well.....SO delicious! My parents,brother & I would stop every Sunday & pickup 2 cakes to take to my Grandmother's house where our entire family would gather for dessert. Great memories!