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Postby Guest » Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:56 am

<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong><!--EZCODE FONT START--><span style="color:black;font-family:verdana;font-size:small;">I thought it would be a good idea, to revisit "What was some of your memories of Georgetown growing up"? and "What were your favourite hangouts"?</span><!--EZCODE FONT END--></strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Memories of growing up in Georgetown

Postby laurienorrie » Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:05 am

First thoughts to pop into my mind were - Stan's Restaurant, Holmes Dollar Store, Shoprite, Silvers and hanging around the Memorial Arena. Silver's would let you take several outfits home and when you decided which one you wanted to keep you just took the others back and paid for the one you wanted to keep. <br><br>We were so lucky to grow up in a small town in the sixties, the independence we experienced starting at about age 13 is unheard of today. We could go anywhere (and did) and we had so much fun!<br><br>La<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Memories of growing up in Georgetown

Postby Guest » Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:52 pm

<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong><!--EZCODE FONT START--><span style="color:black;font-family:verdana;font-size:small;">Yes, Laurie much simpler times, we never lock our doors, people seemed to trust others more and folks watched out for each other.<br>The places you mentioned are all places that hold fond memories for me as well, along with Fong's downtown (now Yong's Restraunt, Joe's Tuck Shop, Richardson's Hardware, Kay's, Steen's Dairy Bar.<br>Have a good day!<br><br>Don</span><!--EZCODE FONT END--></strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Memories of growing up in Georgetown

Postby Al Darby » Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:22 pm

Part of my list:<br>Hutch's and Ab's Pool Rooms (watching Ab play with only one arm was amazing)<br>The Rose Room for dances, <br>Stan's of course<br>The Station, McGibbon and Norval pubs<br>The Arena for skating and hockey (never got to Curl till the 60s in Vancouver)<br>The Credit (before it was polluted) for swimming<br>The Mill Pond in winter, for shinny<br>The Cut Hill for all death defying feats, winter and summer<br>The Iron Bridge for sheer fear<br>plus many, many others <p>Al Darby</p><i></i>
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Re: Memories of growing up in Georgetown

Postby Terri Knight » Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:44 pm

Wow, alot of thoses places I haven't thought of in years. Specially Kays, McGibbon and The Station. I spent a great deal of my time at the Cedarvale Drop In. Ab's was also a place that was like my second home. Stan's had the best french fries with gravy. <br>Thanks for the stroll down memory lane. I haven't been back to Georgetown since 76, so can only imagaine the changes.<br>I also worked at the Terra Cotta Inn for awhile during school. Sure was a great place to work for extra cash and great food.<br>Terri Knight <p></p><i></i>
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Memories

Postby Lynn » Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:33 pm

In the late seventies and early eighties, I remember walking from GDHS to Dairy Queen for a hot fudge sundae, packing eight people into Rene Schwartz' Mini, the production of the musicals Guys and Dolls and My Fair Lady, Miss Pillon throwing chalk to demonstrate PHYSICS, Mr. Broughton's folk music club, the opening of the first Tim Horton's in G'town (McDonald's too), and of course Golden Fish and Chips!<br><br>Does anybody remember a teacher from George Kennedy in the early '70's named Linda McVittie (later Waterstrat). I have been searching for her for years. I need to thank her. <p></p><i></i>
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Memories

Postby judy black » Fri Mar 25, 2005 7:52 pm

My favourite memories would have to be roller skating to live bands at the old arena, Stans for their fries and gravy and Joe's for the penny candy. It was also great to be able to ride your bike all over town without a care in the world. <br>I have to agree with Don, it was a much simpler time. Those were the days. <p></p><i></i>
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memories

Postby Al Moore » Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:11 pm

Hi Lynn<br><br>Linda and Mike Waterstrat used to live at my parents house on Moultrey. They are now living on Prince Charles and have been for many years. I think they bought their home there when they moved from my parents. I ran into them at the plazza about a month ago. we chatted for a few minutes, they are doing well.<br><br>Al Moore <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p206.ezboard.com/bgeorgetownonline.showUserPublicProfile?gid=donfendley>Don Fendley</A>  <IMG SRC="http://home.att.net/~scorh2/Bird1g.gif" BORDER=0> at: 3/25/05 10:24 pm<br></i>
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Re: memories

Postby Guest » Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:22 pm

<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong><!--EZCODE FONT START--><span style="color:navy;font-family:verdana;font-size:small;"><br>Here Lynn is their address:<br><br> M. Waterstrat <br>120 Prince Charles Drive<br>Georgetown, ON L7G3V6 <br>(905) 877 - 7572 <br><br>If you know a person last name and the city or town, you can normally find them through either<br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.411.ca" target="top">www.411.ca</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br>or<br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.superpages.ca" target="top">www.superpages.ca</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> <br><br>Good Luck contacting her!<br>Regards,<br>Don</span><!--EZCODE FONT END--></strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Thank you all!

Postby Lynn » Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:56 pm

Thank you all for your help! Wow! I thought it would be much harder than that! Heck, I used to live on Moultry too (way back in the '70's) . I'm amazed! I wil definitely use this address to send her a note. Again, thanks very much! The leadership she showed me in grade school, and her bravery in advancing me an extra half year, made the whole difference in my life. Thank you all! <p></p><i></i>
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what I remember about georgetown

Postby Sandra Black » Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:07 pm

I remember the old arena, band practise in the rose room, (girls pipe band), hanging out at the arcade or at Jean Getty's restaurant, buying candy and junk food at the little store down the road from the high school, georgetown market and the smoke shop when it wasn't closed in. I remember serving food to the bantam hockey players at the legion with Jesse Hayes, the old Canadian Tire store burning down, scared to death of the stories of the headless horseman in hungry hollow, and stealing crab apples from Heslops orchards long before there were any houses past Sargent Road. And I still remember having our milk delivered by horse drawn wagon. Those were some of the best memories of growing up.<br><br>Sandra<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>class of 1975 <p></p><i></i>
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what I remember about georgetown

Postby Sandra Black » Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:22 pm

I am sitting here thinking and maybe it was the lumber store that burned down. Anyone remember this one? Which was it, the canadian tire or lumber store?????<br>I'm leaning to the lumber store because if I remember canadian tire was on the corner and the lumber store was in the same area but across from Jeans.<br><br>Sandra<br>class1975 <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: what I remember about georgetown

Postby Guest » Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:31 pm

<!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Could it have been Beaver Lumber?</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: what I remember about georgetown

Postby Jimmer1 » Sun Mar 27, 2005 11:03 pm

I rember a lumber yard on the Street that went along the river that now has highrise' on it. But was it not the Co-op across from the old Canadian tire that burnt???<br><br>jimmer <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :hat --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/pimp.gif ALT=":hat"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: what I remember about georgetown

Postby ahayes » Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:16 pm

hello Sandra Gail Black,<br>I am Amy Hayes and I am one of Jessie Hayes' Granddaughters I was just reading all the posts and seen that serving meals to the bantam players with my Grandmother was one of your Memories and I know its one for hers too she still often talks about it. I will have to mention your name to her this weekend as I will be over @ her place for her Birthday<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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what I remember about georgetown

Postby Sandra Black » Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:35 pm

Hi Amy<br><br>Glad to hear your grandmother is still around. She is a wonderful person. She might remember me. I do know there was also a newspaper article with picture taken one year with her and I serving. I think it was 1972.<br>So out of curiousity which one of Jessies' sons is your father? Eion and I went out for awhile way back in the early 70's. Say hi to him for me ok. Always wondered what happened to the old gang and if they were all still around town or moved on. <br><br>Sandra<br>class of 1975<br> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: what I remember about georgetown

Postby ahayes » Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:53 pm

Hello Sandra<br>Im the daughter of Pete, the eldest boy. Eion is a Grandpa now his Daughter Lynn had a baby boy in Feb. <br> I think I have seen the Picture your talking about Im not sure if my dad has it or my Grandma but I will have to ask. Im very sure my Grandma will remember you she has a better memory than I do and Im not 30 yet...lol Im sure she will have a story or two to tell <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>Amy <p></p><i></i>
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what I remember about georgetown

Postby Sandra Black » Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:29 pm

Hi Amy<br><br>I remember your dad. Hi Pete.<br>It's hard to believe that the old gang I hung around with are all becoming grandparents now. It seems like yesterday that we were all hanging around at the old arena, arcade, or Jean Gettys store. Tell Eion congrats from me. My oldest daughter had a baby girl July 2003 so she will be 2 this year.<br>I am sure your grandmother will remember who I am. She liked me. LOL<br><br>Sandra<br>class of 1975 <p></p><i></i>
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memories

Postby patsy » Mon May 23, 2005 12:56 am

I am so enjoying this trip down memory lane...how 'bout the old lacrosse box off Sargent Rd...Killer Mountain by Lane Court...Kay's for penny candy...catching crayfish at Cedarvale...and Glenwright at the Stationhouse, where you could hear the Orton Yahoos on a good night...tobogganning down the hill at Holy Cross...picking puffballs down in Hungry Hollow...I could go on and on...Thanks all <p></p><i></i>
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lumber store

Postby mjmward » Mon May 23, 2005 10:02 am

Could this have been Kentners behind the carpet barn in the general area of silver creek towers. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: what I remember about georgetown

Postby Margaret Anne » Mon May 23, 2005 10:03 am

Good Day Amy <br>I also was one of the many girls that were your Grandmothers helpers during the Bantam Hockey Tournaments.<br><br>She was and am sure still is a very special lady.<br><br>Your Grandparents Dad and Family lived next door to us on Mary Street. I fondly remember Pete and Sally and Eion. <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p206.ezboard.com/bgeorgetownonline.showUserPublicProfile?gid=donfendley>Don Fendley</A>  <IMG SRC="http://home.att.net/~scorh2/Bird1g.gif" BORDER=0> at: 5/23/05 12:37 pm<br></i>
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Re: memories

Postby Diane Arthurs » Mon May 23, 2005 10:25 am

Is this THE Patsy?? My sisser?????<br>Diane <p></p><i></i>
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Re: memories

Postby websie » Thu May 26, 2005 11:18 pm

IT was definitely the Lumber Yard which was on Mill street across from where the Hydro office was. I remember it well because the flames reflected through the window onto my bedroom wall. I woke up and thought our house was on fire!! (Gloria, check out the view from upstairs!!). It burned towards the Canadian Tire store (although I think CTC was gone from there by then.)<br><br>I forget the name of the lumber yard but it burned down in about 1/2 hour!!<br><br>And as for the Bantam tournaments, that's another memory for me. My mom, Janet Emmerson, started the meals for the players and Jessie Hayes took over from her after the first four years. What a lot of food those players went through!!!<br><br>Mom loved hockey and she would only get to one game during the tournament. She always made it to the championship game but she could never talk the next day. She really enjoyed her hockey!!<br><br>Jane Anne <p></p><i></i>
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Re: memories

Postby Gloria Jones » Fri May 27, 2005 7:51 am

Hi Jane Anne: Yes, you would have had a fabulous view from the back windows upstairs of the fire. Last Monday I was able to see the fireworks from the Fair Grounds from up on the top floor. <br><br>I had no idea your Mom started started doing the meals for the Bantam Tournament. I always just thought it was Mrs. Hayes. Did you know that I worked with her at Varian?<br><br>Gloria <p></p><i></i>
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What I Remember about Georgetown

Postby phantom Gtowner » Fri May 27, 2005 11:44 am

The Canadian Tire beside the Georgview Open Kitchen,<br>the old Post Office downtown, the Roxy burning down in '58<br>(My God it took 21 years to build another movie theatre!),<br>Lincoln Motors Esso Station on the corner of Guelph & Mountainview (where VW used to be). {Here's some totally useless info: The Water Tower was erected in 1966.} The Dog'N' Suds, Richardson's Hardware, Wigo TV, Val Stein,<br>a train crash near the Main St. bridge circa 1960, Delrex Plaza, J.L. Lambert, flooding in Glen Williams nearly every spring in the 1960's, G.S. Television, the Cordero Building downtown, Joe's Tuck Shop, Cotton Brothers on the southeast corner of Main & Mill, Mrs. Pries, Beaver Ready Mix, Reed & Redfern motors, Georgetown Dairy with their<br>horse drawn trucks until at least 1960. The Tastee Freeze,<br>Burns Transport, Rex Heslop, Oscar Robb., General Fireproofing, These are some of my recollections of Georgetown.<br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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