Thanks for the internet site Jayson. My previous bud clued me to it this A.M. Numerous terrific comnents plus some that I could live without having, but to each his very own. I lived in ESTL from 58 til sixty two After i joined the Air Drive and have several content memories of town.
One particular night when I ended in late in the 7 days just after getting in excess of in St. Louis, there were only Ray, a regular, and Toni the barmaid in the home. Ray was raving drunk waving a 38 pistol inside the air. Almost all of his ravings to me were being unintelligible. Possibly it had been mainly because I was equally as drunk. Nevertheless, it was a bit disconcerting looking to consume my beer in the bar (which I undoubtedly didn't need) when he was in the desk right guiding me waving a gun. Again, I need to remind you I had been completely squandered, but I bought Fed up with the problem, and as opposed to leaving, went around and sat down straight throughout from Ray.
Many thanks for clearing that up for me. Wow,this is becoming fairly fascinating;you understand so much more for the reason that I had been only there for two many years. I do have a buddy who life there and he used to feed me details about the city. I have not talked to him in several years while.
my father grew up in East St Louis [ Lansdowne ] his identify is Jack Russell. He had 2 brothers and just one sister, he loves to look at how wonderful it absolutely was when he grew up there.. does any individual remember my father?
I lived on Pennsylvania Avenue correct throughout the street from Longfellow grade university and also the sunken gardens. There was a confectionary industry appropriate next to Longfellow but I am unable to recall the title of it. Does any individual don't forget this and exactly what the name of it had been?
Kenny C 18-Feb- 2013 09:39 I have numerous fund Recollections living in E St Louis, enjoying sandlot soccer, baseball, mom and dad did't have to fret in which you had been,you revered your neighbors, and when you bought away from line, you had been issue to obtain a spanking from them (smile) and who could ignore chasing Mr Freeze softie ice product truck when it came in go now your area (wow) taking part in marbles during the alleys, or locating big truck tires obtaining inside of them and being rolled all around, ladies playing soar rope,and when it arrived time to cut the grass, we utilized the mower without motor or gasoline (giggle) we grew up feeding on commodities from time to time, wow who could fail to remember eating(Spam)or simply the long loaf of cheese (laugh) I ate plenty of fried cheese sandwiches ( giggle) I lived while in the 1800 block of cleveland, there was Soffers Marketplace, Excell Cleaners, Robert Eastern Tavern, Echols Confectionary, Gurleys Confectionary, I could go on & on I miss out on those times.....
Good day, At lunchtime we utilized to go away Longfellow and head over to the marketplace occasionally and purchase a pomegranate or run to Dinans Grill on St. Clair and buy a bag of fries with further added salt, then try to obtain again to school before the bell. What a time. LoL
I exploit to work within the Tomboy market place back again in the middle seventies up on Bond ave Together with the butcher find out that called himself (good on the lookout) until finally the mid 80s. I worked at B and H and Cofmans. People have been nevertheless some good days to the east facet.
Hey Tim...we had to cross paths over and over. I was a again row guy at Hannigan's, also. I do don't forget Bob Jones and he may perhaps of performed with us eventually. Don
Does any person try to remember a man named Charles Brown?He labored within the Rite support in downtown St.Louis on 9th st,as well as in a deli.He experienced a gold trans am by having an eagle within the hood.
When men and women talk to wherever I had been born I under no circumstances hesitate to tell them East Saint Louis. I'm pleased with my relatives and our roots there.
I cherished increasing up in ESL. I've a long story to tell about my upbringing the the 'Boogie'. I used to be elevated in the 2200 Block of Tudor right before shifting to 2605 Sector St.
I will put up the primary Million If your Fed's will set up The remainder and lets raze this town commencing with Collinsville Ave....continuing to 89th and Point out!
I also don't forget the Laundromat that was Situated at twenty fifth & Lincoln Avenue. I understand it closed within the 1970's, someplace in there in any case. There were also two nearby suppliers in the vicinity of All those corners also. The retailers are long long gone but what I've observed exciting even up towards the current is the fact that, the laundromat in some way turned a fortress of sort simply because I swear I don't know of what is goin on there, but Individuals folks remain dwelling there inside the developing.