Roseland Golden Years "Guest Book"
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on Sep/14/2012 at 22:58

Love this site. Lived at 11257 S Normal Ave. From 1953 to 1962. Lived in the house that was built for my Great Grandfather in 1916. Went to Brennan till we moved to the suburbs. My Dad grew up on 111th. Worked at "squeaks " gas station on the corner of 111th and Normal. Across the street was "Nicks". When I was 7 years old I went to the "Ave" to the 5 and 10 . Boy did I get in trouble when I got home. It was ok back then or at least I wasn't scared to walk there by myself. Does anyone remember when Sherwin Williams caught on fire or the mosquito sprayers would come by. Staying out after 9:00pm was the thing to do then have spontaneous sleep over at someones house. Best friends were; Carolyn, Beverly, Helen, Karen and Kathleen. These ladies lived on Normal. Best friend from Brennan was Dawn Snyder. I wish I could go back to the day. The house is now for sale. Pictures of the inside shows the house has been well cared for over the years. I wonder if the marks on the wood work are still there. The marks were to show how tall we were.
   
on Sep/10/2012 at 03:18

Lived in Roseland 1964-68. First on 113th and Langley; dad worked for Pullman Co. I went to Geo. M. Pullman elementary. 4th gr. teacher was Mrs Baggy; skipped 5th and had Mrs. Rapp for 6th gr. My aunt, uncle and cousins lived on Champlain for decades before moving to Dolton. Things I recall: going to "the Ave" for pizza and coke at Kresge's. Then a movie at State Theater. Frank and Emma's little store near the school where we went on lunch hour--yummy choc. Called "Ice Cubes". Mario's Groc on 113th near champlain and the gum ball machine that ate a quarters worth of pennies until I got the striped gumball which won me a nickel candy bar. Walked home for lunch every day. The smell of Sherwin Williams paint and the Pullman whistle. Girl Scouts at Holy Rosary across from Palmer Park. The library on Saturdays. Palmer Park in the summer and fall. The Florence Hotel was a "flop house" then. My best friends, Debbie Benton and Cindy Johnson. We moved to 108th and Champlain near an old Pullman wheel house but just for the summer. Then across town in an apt across the street from Scanlan Elem. School which had a swimming pool. I attended 7th grade and we moved when I was in 8th. Classmates I recalll:Cindy Lonergan, Doris Roberts, Barb LaBracio, a Robinson girl. Loved my teacher but don't recall her name anymore.
   
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