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You Grew Up or Lived in Rhode Island Since the 1960s
(or even earlier) IF....

...you cried when Salty Brine's collie Jeff died.
...you remember when Art Lake and Salty Brine had dark hair.
...you remember Sara Wye, Franz Laubert, and Jay Kroll.
...you remember Jack Comley and Dick Pace.
...you remember the Outlet Company at Christmastime: Toyland in
  the basement and the Christmas windows.
...you smile wistfully when you think of the names Shepards,
  Woolworths, Grants, Peerless, Gladdings, and City Hall Hardware.
...you remember when Kmart was still Kresge's.
...you once ate at the Ming Garden or the Waldorf Cafeteria.
...you remember when it was the Sheraton Biltmore.
...you were assured by classmates that the Industrial National
  Ban building was the same one as in the opening of the Superman TV series.
...you remember when they used to show all the Disney films at
  the MajesticTheater.
...you remember the RKO Albee, the Loew's State, and the Strand.
...your mom wouldn't let you go near the Strand.
...you remember that neat paperback bookstore cattycorner from the Outlet having so many books and rock posters that the cashier had to sit up in a little booth.
..being bussed to the Rhode Island Philharmonic once a year for a
 special concert for schoolchildren.
...you remember when that big pyramid that became Apex went up in Pawtucket.
...you remember when WPRI was WPRO.
...you remember neighborhood bakeries and all the great pastries
  they carried: lemon squares, New Yorkers, cornets, zeppoles, and sfogliatelles.
...you know what a hermit is.
...you remember when Garden City was just about the only shopping center out in that direction.
...you remember when Garden City was just about the only thing
  out there besides farms and houses and how at Christmastime when they put up their   light display you
  could drive to the top of Laurel Hill Avenue and see it shining like a beacon in the distance.
...heck, you remember the coal tipple that used to be on the
  north side of Sakonasset Road at what's now the "back end" of Garden City.
...you remember Child World.
...your parents would threaten to "send you to Sakonasset" when
  you were particularly bad.
...your mother would say, when you made her crazy, "You're going
  to drive me to Howard!"
...you remember Reservoir Avenue when it was only two lanes.
...you remember going north to Massachusetts before there was an interstate.
...you have fond memories of Rocky Point, Crescent Park, and Jolly Cholly's.
...you remember when Rhode Island Mall was Midland Mall.
...heck, you remember when Midland Mall opened.


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...you remember the junkyard that used to be where Warwick Mall is now.
...you used to love the Cranston Drive-In.
...you wondered if they gave out free samples at the Eclipse syrup plant.
...you remember free parking at the beach.
...your mom grocery shopped at Almacs, Stop and Shop, Finast, or the A&P.
...heck, when your mom shopped at a neighborhood supermarket like FoodTown.
...you remember Warwick Shopper's World, Niantic Mills, and the BenFranklin Store.
...your parents still referred to Warwick Shopper's World and Ann & Hope as "mill outlets" and going
  to one of these stores was "going to the mill."
...your parents still referred to the airport as "Hillsgrove."
...you remember when the section of Cranston at the intersection of Park Avenue and Gansett Avenue
  was called "the Speedway."
...you know what a "superette" and a "spa" were (and that the latter had nothing to do with health
  clubs.
...you remember when Bald Hill Road was almost all farms.
...you remember the downtown Newport waterfront before they
  remodeled it.
...you remember when there wasn't a McDonald's in Rhode Island.
...you remember Burger Chef and Jeff.
...you bought a small Del's Lemonade for only a dime, Hershey
  bars for 10 cents, popsicles a nickel, and penny candy--for a penny!
...you remember going to Stamp's Farm for eggs and Highland
  Orchards for apples.
...you passed the Narragansett Brewery on your way downtown--and
  people were working there.
...one of the big landmarks on Post Road was the Scholes roller rink.
...every time a hurricane was forecast your mom and dad or
  grandparents would immediately talk about the Hurricane of 1938.
...heck, they'd take you downtown to show you the high-water plaque on the Providence
  Journal-Bulletin building.
...you remember Trifari and Coro being two of the biggest employers in town.
...instead of getting your chickens from the supermarket, your mom or dad went to the chicken man in
  Silver Lake.
...your parents took you to the Slater Zoo.
...you remember Bosco and Maypo.
...you remember the old Calart's Christmas display.
...you remember the big rivalry between Old Stone Bank and Citizens Bank.
...the moment you drove out of Rhode Island no one had coffee milk or coffee ice cream any longer.
...you still have nightmares about "Choo-Choo" on the Railroad Salvage commercials.
...the Ragman coming around yelling, "Raaaags," asking for old rags from the community.
...the Ice Cream Man coming everyday during the summer and we'd wait for him     knowing about the time
  he'd arrive in our area. As soon as we'd see him, we'd raise our hand for him to stop! Fudgesicles &
  popsicles = 5 cents Ice cream Sandwiches, Creamsicles & Drumstix = 10 cents!
...Remember going to the Drags at the Charlstown Aux NAS to watch the Blown Hurst and the Growler and the 
  races between TASCA FORD and HARRIS AUTO with Smokey Serronne driving the 426 Hemi.
...Driving over the Old Jamestown Bridge.
...Asking for a Coffee Regular at the Donut Kettle.
...Getting a Cabinate at Alex’s Ice Cream Parlor.
...Record Hops at the High School.
...American Motors and Studerbaker Dealerships.
...The Induction Center at Fields Point, Cranston when you got your Draft notice.
...Flying out of Hillsgrove on Eastern, Mohawk or Allegheny Airlines.
...you remember Pippin Orchard Dairy that was at the base of Route 4 and everyone passed by on their way to the South County beaches.
  AHHHHH MEMORIES!


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