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Old 01-31-2012, 11:25 PM   #76
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the grocery store we used mostly on Muldoon was Proctors
Man... as soon as I read that name, a picture of Orville Proctor popped into my mind, just like I'd seen him yesterday. But... I think that's a sign of growing old. 30, 40 years ago is no problem. But what I was doing 5 minutes ago??
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:35 PM   #77
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Sooooo Tom, Piggly Wiggly eh.



the guy on the right is my dad... the the guy on the left is Don Stevenson who I think ran Piggly Wiggly in the 50s. My dad ran delivery truck for Matanuska Maid for a few years and got to know all the grocer guys. Then he went to work for..... Sears, before the mall... with.... Bill Sheffield.

the name John Watsjold came up a couple posts ago... I went to school with him too..
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:41 PM   #78
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...My dad ran delivery truck for Matanuska Maid for a few years ...
So he was hangin' out with this hottie?

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Old 01-31-2012, 11:47 PM   #79
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or mebby this one:

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Old 01-31-2012, 11:52 PM   #80
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Mat Maid Look-A-Like contest?
She gots a nice ride there.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:33 AM   #81
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It was some kind of Fur Rondy promotion in about 54/55. and yeah, I wanted it (the wheels).
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:37 AM   #82
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It was some kind of Fur Rondy promotion in about 54/55. and yeah, I wanted it (the wheels).
Then maybe you should have worn a shorter outfit!
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:20 PM   #83
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huh???? musta been gettin "late"?

OK... 2 more....

The old Totem theater when it was across the street from Center Bowl.


FA2-3434.... my phone number when the "Fairfax" exchange was just north of AK Leather
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:40 PM   #84
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Denali Theatre (now Beartooth): the first movie I ever saw was there: It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

our phone number: Broadway 8- 0055

hobby shop @ Minn/Spenard: where I bough all my matchbox cars (my dad worked upstairs in the APA offices)
(then became Hewitts Pharmacy at some point, where I worked once, and now is Holiday Station)

current A- Street Hill : was a good sledding hill in the woods on the way home from school, using my metal lunchbox to slide on, boy did Mom get mad at that!
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:55 PM   #85
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Who

John Watsjold? Yep knew him and Kathy too.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:14 PM   #86
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Ice Palace

Anyone have photos of the Ice Palace.
A good friend of mine ran an XL250 on which he spent buckets of money in hopes of hanging with the Elsinores. Ya right...good luck with that.
Who's got the intel on that place?
I also remember a short roundyround behind the Wild Cherry near Klatt and the OSH.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:52 PM   #87
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I also remember a short roundyround behind the Wild Cherry near Klatt and the OSH.
You thinking about the old Kit Kat Club? The Wild Cherry was in a different spott, IIRC... and that track was VERY short. Paved though, which was a bonus.

As I recall those clubs were Robert Hansen / Butcher Baker hangouts.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:57 PM   #88
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Totem Theater became Totem grocery which became Bi Lo.... mebby with another name in between over time. somewhere along the way Hewetts Drug snuck in there. The store office used to be the ticket booth & had the glass cut out ticket window until the day they dozed it.

the real Hobby shop was on Spenard road and what is now Benson... owned by the Olsons, and later by their kids.


the real Denali Theater....




was where I was going to watch a movie on March 27. they were closed, so we went to the 4th Avenue Theater instead
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:58 PM   #89
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You thinking about the old Kit Kat Club?
Beat me to it.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:26 PM   #90
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Man, what a GREAT thread! So many great memories!

I went to school with a Watchjold who was a year or 2 ahead of me.

I'd forgotten about he Olsens owning that hobby shop. Used to build a LOT of models!

The old Maico 400 below got me a couple trophies at The Ice Palace.

And our old ph number was FE3-1934 when Toklat St was Illiamna St.

Eastridge, where I live, off 20th and Lk Otis was an active gravel pit. Rode around in it after it closed. The area of Charter Hosp was great gravel pit too with a mound called Big Bear. Great riding too.

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