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Sat 03 Aug 2019 10:02:55
Name : Elvis Hank Email : Victoria Message
Haven't received it yet, it might be time to try again.
Fri 02 Aug 2019 01:49:21
Name : Victoria Email : La Verne Message Just sent to you let me know via my email if recd
Wed 31 Jul 2019 07:12:38
Name : Elvis Hank Email : Victoria Message
Just attach it to an email to me.
Wed 31 Jul 2019 03:40:29
Name : Victoria Email : My mom Message Yes the picture shows her in her cheerleading uniform, tell me how I can send it to you I am not very computer savy but I do have it on my desktop.
Thank you, V
Tue 30 Jul 2019 10:05:22
Name : Webmaster Email : Victoria Message
I would be happy to add your mom's photo. If she is in her cheerleader uniform I can post it to the cheerleader section. If she is in street clothes I can add it to the "After" section.
Tue 30 Jul 2019 03:33:58
Name : Victoria Email : Mar Vista Class of 1951 Message Found a picture of my mom as a cheerleader while the mascot was Popeye and classes took place at Brown Field would like to know who is the oldest living Mariner. She turned 87 07/27. Also would love to post the picture if possible.
Sun 07 Jul 2019 07:21:12
Name : Elvis Hank Email : PAW Message
YES! YES! YES! it was Paul Murphy... that's the name I was told did that.
Thank you, thank you, I can get on with my life now.
Sat 06 Jul 2019 04:39:05
Name : To Henry Email : From PAW Message Paul Murphy, remember him? Both Abby Ramirez and Pat Adair/Shaw answered the question. Abby said he was either the son or stepson of the owner of Taylor's Garage.
I didn't really know Murphy. Just remember him from a distance. He seemed like a really nice guy, very outgoing personality.
Wed 03 Jul 2019 09:50:38
Name : Elvis Hank Email : PAW Message
Oh yeah, I heard that story attributed to someone I know, but I’ll be dammed if can remember his name. This is gonna drive me crazy until I think of his name.
Wed 03 Jul 2019 09:33:57
Name : PAW Email : Help Message Looking for a name. Henry, you might remember this guy.
MV grad probably 58 to 60. He lived in the house at the N/W corner of Coronado Ave. and 12th Street. House is still there. It faces Coronado Ave, wide frontage, lots of red brick on front between garage on right and front door on left as viewed from the street.
He may have been related to people who owned garage on south side of Palm near 18th.
He died quite young. I was told as the result of a fall from a balcony somewhere in Tijuana. He may have still been in HS when that occurred.
Very friendly person.
Mon 01 Jul 2019 07:00:46
Name : Rockinrob Email : Message WRT...I too have fond memories of the Sun 'n Sea festival in IB. I remember riding on the ferris wheel with my mom while my Dad was serving in Vietnam.
Seems like a simpler time (with my rose colored specs!).
Sat 29 Jun 2019 10:37:39
Name : To d Email : Message She used to be a neighbor down on Monument Rd and I was wondering what happen to her or if she's still around.
Sat 29 Jun 2019 10:35:43
Name : To d Email : Message Did she go to MV? What year? and have you any contact with her?
Sat 29 Jun 2019 10:32:52
Name : yeah Email : Message She road the horses down the rode.
Fri 28 Jun 2019 04:45:51
Name : To d Email : Message d, Do you remember a gal that road horses there and may have gone to MV, by the name of Phyllis Shugart?
Wed 05 Jun 2019 07:58:56
Name : Jo Email : Message Were good here in East Texas....Has some devastating straight line winds about 3 weeks ago they are STILL trying to get the debris cleaned up..roofs destroyed..sheds blown into the next block....thought it was a tornado....SCARY !! OK and those states are in terrible shape....so much devastation....praying for all of them.....
Mon 03 Jun 2019 11:06:09
Name : Lollie Email : d Message It's been a tough three months...lots of flooding. We're high and dry where we're at in Omaha but the surrounding areas are flooded again. It's insane. The worst flooding since we've lived here. We have several friends who have lost everything due to flooding. We've been spared the tornadoes though.
Sat 01 Jun 2019 12:57:27
Name : To d Email : From PAW Message 1949 thru 1951 I lived on the 800 block of 12th St. There was a small stables on the south side of Palm and the west side of 12th.
Fri 31 May 2019 04:11:24
Name : d Email : Kathy, Jo and Lollie Message I hope you are all safe and sound after all the crazy weather near or around you girls. Remember I luv you guys and pray for your safety.
Fri 31 May 2019 04:09:23
Name : d Email : Message Anyone remember the riding stables on Palm Ane and Florida Street? Myself and Raymond Camp worked there in the 50's. AWWWW some wonderful memories riding back then. That was the first riding stables in IB before the one between the Ream Field and ocean.
Fri 31 May 2019 04:01:53
Name : d Email : WRT Message The "4-H" area was right behind the foot ball field on the west side, just on the other side of the fence. That open field behind our backyard fence east of 4th Street North of Coronado (IB Blvd now)
Now it's all baseball fields there.
Thu 25 Apr 2019 09:11:15
Name : WRT Email : d Message I think I remember when they had a helicopter ride. It may have been more than one summer. All us kids squawked about riding it, but it turned out to be WAY too expensive...maybe $5 or something!
What, and where, were the 4-H lambs?
Wed 24 Apr 2019 05:42:45
Name : d Email : Message My last carnival was when they had a helicopter there.
I lived at the top of the hill west of the bleachers and we used to catch polliwogs down where the 4-H lambs were.
Thu 18 Apr 2019 08:40:24
Name : WRT Email : Message Some of my favorite Mar Vista memories involve the Sun 'n' Sea Festivals in the 60's. The carnival was set up on the practice football field west of the real field every summer.
I have too many fond memories to list, but one thing I remember well is that one of the shooting galleries used actual .22 ammunition! You fired rifles at targets in front of a dirt mound. Can you imagine using real guns and ammo today?
Thu 31 Jan 2019 08:44:24
Name : Lollie Email : Memories Message I think some of my favorite MV memories involve the annual Mad Mariner May Day. I don't know what year they started having them, or if they still do, but I sure enjoyed participating in them. My junior year I almost drowned in the mud tug-of-war. Truly thought I was going to die. I was the first one in the mud and the last one out. My face was planted directly in the goop where I couldn't breath until bodies were unpiled off of me. Lost of tennis shoe too. If the foodtball field is ever dug up and they find a tennis shoe on the east side line, it's mine. Still loved it. Good times.
Thu 20 Sep 2018 10:31:25
Name : Oldies Email : Message
In your best Amos 'n' Andy voice, say
"I deny the allegations and the alligator".
Thu 06 Sep 2018 05:10:40
Name : d Email : ? Message Sorry I lost the IB newspaper that mentioned them But think it was the season championship or up for it
Sat 17 Mar 2018 08:19:43
Name : ? Email : Message What did they do? Did they win a championship? What was their win-loss record?
Wed 14 Mar 2018 01:42:07
Name : d Email : OOORAH Message Mar Vista Lady Mariners Varsity Basketball team....
You Girls "ROCK"
Best of Luck to you ladies.
Sure wish we had the chance to have all these sports opportunities that you kids have today.
Thu 23 Nov 2017 01:09:49
Name : d Email : SEASON Message HEY ALL OF YOU MARINERS AND FRIENDS AND FAMILIES: I WANT TO WISH YOU ALL
A VERY VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Tue 07 Nov 2017 03:57:33
Name : Webmaster Email : 76er Message
I have brought the '75 Memorial Wall section up to date.
Thank you so much for your help with "OUR" website.
Tue 07 Nov 2017 03:16:19
Name : Webmaster Email : 76er Message
WOW.. I don’t remember ever seeing that before. YES, I will be posting those names. Thanks so much for catching my serious error.
Tue 07 Nov 2017 02:50:20
Name : 76er Email : Message Then youll be adding those names posted on sep 2015 soon?
Sat 04 Nov 2017 09:21:42
Name : Webmaster Email : 76er Message
I’ve taken the word of whomever gave me the information. So far there’s only been a couple of mistakes. And so far there has been nobody evil enough to intentionally provide bad information. And usually I get confirmation emails within a short time.
Usually when there's a reunion, afterwards, I'll get a number of names that have passed since the last reunion. Sad but true.
Sat 04 Nov 2017 04:21:11
Name : 76er Email : Message Mr. webmaster. Back on Sat 26 Sep 2015 05:26:03 someone posted a list of folks that died from the class of 75. What kind of confirmation do you need to add them to the memorial wall?
Mon 02 Oct 2017 01:58:09
Name : by order of Vic Email : Message From now on courage will be a measure of a person's posting by using their name. No more "handles."
Mon 02 Oct 2017 10:25:32
Name : from now on Email : Message anybody that finished high scholl and joined the army gets to say anything they want here. Nobody is allowed to disagree with them. They are always right.
Mon 02 Oct 2017 06:13:43
Name : To Holy Moly Email : Message Before yo go on trashing a man that VOLUNTEERED to serve his country, serve a tour of duty in COMBAT, I have a question for you... Did you volunteer and serve? Let alone finish school.holy moly?
Fri 29 Sep 2017 09:46:45
Name : I almost forgot Email : Message hes a really modest guy too.
Fri 29 Sep 2017 09:44:34
Name : HOLY MOLY Email : Message Who wooda guessed it?
Vic didn't play just one sport in high school he played TWO. He was a two sport athlete.
Then he joined the USArmy. As if that wasn't enough and being a really smart guy he then went where the army sent him. He knew that to not go meant prison and a life time criminal record.
Why did he wait so long to tell us these things?
Certainly with these things in mind we should all pay a little more attention to what Vic has to say here.
Thu 28 Sep 2017 04:10:21
Name : 76er Email : Message Anyone can just read your last few posts and draw their own conclusion.
Thu 28 Sep 2017 11:55:42
Name : TO Victor D Martinez Email : Message Well said "sky soldier" ATW
Wed 27 Sep 2017 09:12:13
Name : Victor David Martinez Email : me Message I graduated from Mar Vista High School in 1964. I was a starter on the football team during my senior year. I played as a defensive back. I also was a first team player on the baseball team. After I graduated I enlisted in the Army in November of 1965. After Airborne training I was sent to Vietnam in May of 1966. I spent one year there. I was an infantry soldier. So, please tell me what a fool I am. Tell me how dumb I have been. Tell me how much you know--if you have the courage. I have the courage to tell you my name and what I have done. Don't give me "paw" or "76er" or 'nuther 62er.
Wed 27 Sep 2017 08:55:31
Name : Victor d Email : Message
Wed 27 Sep 2017 05:57:19
Name : vic Email : Message
Sat 23 Sep 2017 02:52:48
Name : 76er Email : Message Vic likes being called out as a fool. He thinks thats a good response. I guess he's used to it.
Fri 22 Sep 2017 09:32:55
Name : vic Email : Message I did get something right--I gut you to respond. I am now having more fun. Not to worry--I am sure you will take your anger to the grave.
Wed 20 Sep 2017 10:33:02
Name : my god Email : Message As usual you are totally confused.
The discussion started some time back when BW accused WRT and PAW of being in lock step. This of course was totally wrong as they have disagreed many times on many subjects. And now you have joined BW in making the same false claim.
When it comes to lock step you and BW are joined at the hip. You have never disagreed with each other.
Some day vic you will get something right.
Tue 19 Sep 2017 06:05:08
Name : vic Email : Message So, BW and Vic used to disagree constantly? That is what one would call bulls---. WRT and paw in lockstep? Nazi's always are. Boy, was that fun!
Tue 29 Aug 2017 06:31:46
Name : Lollie Email : Message I had a dream last night about grunion runs of all things. Lots of folks in Omaha think I'm crazy when I tell them about the grunions. One guy even called me a liar. Said it was similar to a snipe hunt (had some fun with those too up on the hill behind Osgood's house).
Wed 05 Jul 2017 11:18:44
Name : WRT Email : PAW Message I shouldn't have said normal people. I meant people with a normal view about what constitutes a relative.
You're right, it was just one more example of how you and I are always in lockstep agreement. Unlike BW and Vic who used to disagree constantly.
Sun 02 Jul 2017 11:11:30
Name : PAW Email : Message I guess what it amounts to is another example of Bob accusing us of being in each other's pockets. Or was it you being in my pocket or vice-versa?
Sun 02 Jul 2017 11:07:33
Name : PAW Email : Message To "normal" people?
Sun 02 Jul 2017 09:29:01
Name : WRT Email : PAW Message I don't care one way or the other about your system. I only care that you tried to apply the flawed thing to me and implied that I was ignorant for asking Lollie if she was related to Walter and Heidi Hofer. To normal people, she would be, if her husband is.
Sat 01 Jul 2017 12:04:17
Name : PAW Email : Message I most definitely am not related to my wife and I don't care one iota if you don't like my "system."
Sat 01 Jul 2017 09:55:10
Name : WRT Email : PAW Message According to your system, you're not related to your wife. The term "blood relatives" was made to distinguish between them and relatives unconnected by blood.
Wed 28 Jun 2017 07:44:57
Name : PAW Email : Message I realize that in-laws come under the definition of relatives but I disagree.
I only consider those who are blood related to be my relatives. Read Lollie's posts. It appears she might agree.
Tue 27 Jun 2017 07:47:45
Name : WRT Email : PAW Message You never heard of in-laws, or being related by marriage?
Mon 26 Jun 2017 02:29:32
Name : Lollie Email : Message Well then, my husband is probably related to Walter and Heidi then in some distant way since he's of Swiss descent too. He has an ancestory book here at the house. I'll have to take a look and see if I find the names of Walter & Heidi.
Mon 26 Jun 2017 10:06:38
Name : Hofer's Email : Message The Hofer's that went to MV in the 60's are of Swiss decent.
Mon 26 Jun 2017 10:06:28
Name : Hofer's Email : Message The Hofer's that went to MV in the 60's are of Swiss decent.
Sat 24 Jun 2017 06:17:16
Name : Lollie Email : WRT Message I'm not for sure. I went to school with Betty Hofer so lots of people ask me if we're related. There's a good possibility that Betty and my husband are because, if I remember correctly, she told me once her family is of Swiss descent like my husband. Most Hofer's are German. But I'm not for sure about Walter Hofer. If he's of German descent, then no.
Sat 24 Jun 2017 11:00:37
Name : PAW Email : Message If her married name is Hofer she can't be but her husband might be.
Sat 24 Jun 2017 10:50:50
Name : WRT Email : Lollie Message Congratulations on the step toward retirement you're about to take! Hofer? Are you related to Walter and Heidi Hofer?
Tue 06 Jun 2017 12:18:35
Name : Lollie Email : Message I'm posting here because, well, I'm an oldie. Mike and I have decided 2017 will be the last year for Hofer's Auto Repair, Inc. January 1, 2018 will mark 27 years we've been in business. We're officially closing our doors on December 31, 2017...one day before the shop's anniversary. Whoo-hoo! We're not going to retire since we're both healthy and want to work until we're 70. Come January I'll do my last W2's & W3's and quarterly and monthly taxes. I'll be so glad to mark the box on the tax forms which state no longer in business. Mike will work for another shop and I'll probably tutor (reading, spelling, grammar). It will seem strange to put in 40-hour work weeks but I'm so ready to live at a slower pace. It's been a great 27 years but time to move on.
Fri 02 Jun 2017 07:29:40
Name : Lollie Email : Yikes! Message Who knows...maybe one of these days we'll have beach front property here in Omaha...just saying.
Thu 01 Jun 2017 01:25:54
Name : Yikes! Email : Message
San Diego faces heightened risk of major earthquakes
New research released this week found that a fault under the heart of San Diego can produce stronger and more frequent earthquakes than previously thought.
It’s the second study in recent months pointing to heightened quake risks in the San Diego area.
Tue 09 May 2017 04:38:26
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Henry Message Is there some reason not all classmates have their pictures posted with their respective classes?
Wed 03 May 2017 10:01:57
Name : Lollie Email : Nurther '62er Message I'm not from the class of '62 but that was pretty sobering to see all of those names for one class. Wow! Sadness.
Wed 03 May 2017 04:32:45
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Class of '62 Message Holy crap. That list of former classmates passing was really sobering. I was pretty close at one time to quite a few of them. Damn, there's no stopping the march of time. R.I.P.
Mon 01 May 2017 05:16:01
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Henry Message What's with the visitor counter? Did you reset it?
Fri 28 Apr 2017 06:50:53
Name : Lollie Email : Henry Message Go for it, big brother. If anyone can get to the bottom of this mystery, it's you.
Tue 25 Apr 2017 12:00:26
Name : Henry Email : principal Message
I emailed him too, about the anchor, and he hasn't responded. I got to hit him up again.
Fri 21 Apr 2017 06:51:01
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message Well I e-mailed Hillier, and the new principal about the time capsule. So far all I hear are cricket's.
Fri 07 Apr 2017 03:01:50
Name : WRT Email : Message It's a tragedy when a time capsule is forgotten or discarded.
Fri 07 Apr 2017 04:07:33
Name : Nuther '62er Email : PAW Message Thanks. I e-mailed him to see if he can recollect what happened to the capsule.
Thu 06 Apr 2017 04:59:07
Name : PAW Email : Message Go to CLASS INDEX, hit FACULTY.
Thu 06 Apr 2017 06:34:47
Name : To Nuther '62er Email : Message Go to the guest book. He posted on Feb. 18th
Thu 06 Apr 2017 03:49:12
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message Any idea if Mr. Hillier has an e-mail address??
Wed 05 Apr 2017 07:46:33
Name : To dumb Email : Message I talked to Mr. Hillier about 8 years ago and you'll be surprised as to how much this VP knows and how far back his memories go.He was there many years.
Wed 05 Apr 2017 07:43:46
Name : To dumb Email : Message Nuther '62er is one of the students that you are talking about WHO KNEW where it was buried.The Question WAS...what happened to it, when was it dug up and where is it now!
Wed 05 Apr 2017 04:33:34
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message My fear is that when "The Anchor" was dug up and moved by that previous Principal, the capsule was just thrown away. I know where it was buried, but I doubt it's still there. And I doubt anyone is going to go to the trouble of finding it. Sad that the Principal who did it had no sense of Mar Vista tradition, nor did she seem to care.
Tue 04 Apr 2017 04:52:22
Name : dumb idea Email : Message Mr. Hillier has to be 90. Why bother him? If a few hundred students who were at MV when the thing was buried and they don't know where it is why would Mr. Hillier?
Mon 03 Apr 2017 07:33:58
Name : To Nuther '62er Email : Message Last I saw on here was that Mr. Hillier was still going strong. You might want to ask him since he's been there a long time. He may know, just a long shot.
Sun 02 Apr 2017 03:35:25
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message I see where MVHS has a new principal, Richard Carreon. I e-mailed him to try to see if he can figure out what happened to the time capsule that was put in the ground the same time the original Anchor was placed. Previous principal's I contacted wouldn't even answer my question. The only one I actually talked with, who I can't remember her name, but she was black, was down right rude. She kept talking about starting new traditions. Anyway I gave up on her, but thankfully Henry kept the pressure on Mar Vista to get "The Anchor" back where it always belonged!! Now to find the capsule. The contents would be a great addition to the library, or in a display case.
Fri 31 Mar 2017 07:40:46
Name : Jo Email : d Message My little whom I pretty much raised til she was 7, moved to Texas from Alaska.
They're looking to buy property with a home on it and a small apartment or guest house in Temple area. They want to take care of me in my old years. When I move or if I move We can visit if you're not too far and I still drive.
Sun 19 Mar 2017 03:26:52
Name : Nuther '62er Email : PAW Message It could all come crashing down again if lenders keep giving these huge mortgages to people with borderline qualifications. Are salaries that high in SoCal that so many can afford $500K to $600K homes? I used to make what I considered pretty good money, but I still wouldn't qualify for a Mtg. over $500K without a huge down payment. Anyway, I wouldn't put myself in the position of being house poor. But I guess to some, size does matter.
Sat 18 Mar 2017 09:20:11
Name : PAW Email : Message My son just last June sold his 890 sf, 2BR house in Lemon grove for 338K. It was listed for 325K. He had a cash offer the first day for full asking price, decided to hold off and got 13K more a week later.
My next door neighbor put hers up for sale at 630K she had four offers the first week and sold it a week later for 635K.
It truly is out of control and I think it's going to collapse just like it did last time.
Fri 17 Mar 2017 09:08:36
Name : Jo Email : Message I think anywhere is cheaper then So California....we purchased a 2300 sq ft brick home, 3 BD/2 BA...double car garage with big yards back in 98 for 84K and it is now worth @ 165K......love the prices here in TX....(but not the heat)....:)
Fri 17 Mar 2017 03:30:07
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Jo Message I know. The prices are crazy for those cracker boxes. It makes me wonder how people even qualify for a mortgage. I thought years ago about moving back to SoCal until I saw the crazy prices for what you get. Little 1,400sq.ft. homes for $500K is insane. Here in S.C. near Myrtle Beach, we built a 1,800sq,ft., 3bdrm., 2bath, oversized 2 car garage home on a 1/2ac. lot for only $165K. And that's with Quartz countertops, hardwood floors, tiled baths, stone front, and a sunroom. I'm not bragging, just giving an example. There's even cheaper homes around the area, but we wanted a larger lot for a little privacy, instead of having only a few feet between homes. But if people are willing to pay those exorbitant prices, they'll keep asking for them. It's just nuts!!
Thu 16 Mar 2017 11:49:31
Name : Jo Email : Message All the teeny stucco houses houses I lived in in IB ( 7) between 1956 and 1973 are still there and now going for half a million dollars....
Tue 07 Mar 2017 03:52:59
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message The house I was literally born in is gone in Chula. It was at 564 Davidson St.. It's now Apartments. The house on Emerson in Castle Park is still there, but man did it shrink. It sure seemed bigger when I was a kid.
Mon 06 Mar 2017 12:21:21
Name : Lollie Email : Message I'm not for sure why because it probably was weird on my part but one of my favorite SW junior high memories was when the farm workers (probably illegal immigrants) put up the white plastic sleeves to protect the young tomato plants...usually in the spring. It almost completely surrounded the school except on the west side where the interstate was. I always thought it looked so cool blowing in the wind. Loved the sound of the plastic whipping too. Like I said, weird on my part but oh well.
Mon 06 Mar 2017 10:28:09
Name : PAW Email : Message I think it's fun to go back and see places that haven't changed much since the old days. Ralph Evans and I used to get together every year or so to drive around IB and talk about old times.
I'd like to visit IB and Emory Elementary and SW Junior high to see what still might remain from the early 50s. I think the original IB building is still there and being used.
In 1993 I visited the small town in Michigan where I lived until 1948. 45 years later and the town had changed very little. I went in three houses that I had lived in. The current people seemed to have as much fun as I did. They asked a lot of questions. I've been back 11 times since the first visit. Life is a lot different in small Midwest towns.
Mon 06 Mar 2017 03:03:23
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message Lots of changes, but I guess that's progress. By the time that CV pool was built we were living in Japan. That's why I have no recollection of it. It's fun sometimes to remember back when, but damn it then makes you realize how old were getting. But as I Mother used to say when trying to get me up for school, "Time Marches On."
Sun 05 Mar 2017 04:29:24
Name : To Nuther Email : From PAW Message The National City Municipal Plunge was located on twelfth St. (So. side) just east of downtown NC back in the early 50s. It is gone. That area is called Kimball Park. The Muni pool is now located off 22nd. St. just west of 805, near the NC golf course.
The CV pool was built on Park ST. between Third and Fourth in about 1955. It is adjacent to and east of the basketball gym.
That little museum you saw on Third, N/O Park is gone. It is now part of the CV library on F St.
You can see all of this on GOOGLE EARTH.
Sun 05 Mar 2017 06:34:27
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message I'm taxing my old gray matter now, but wasn't the plunge in National City? I came across a picture of when I went to Castle Park Elementary, and just beyond the playground there was nothing but scrub brush as far as you could see. I imagine it's all built up now.
Sun 05 Mar 2017 03:19:28
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message Now I remember. We would go to the plunge now & then, and I believe in that big building next to it is where I got my Social Security card. Damn that was a long time ago. Where that little museum is in Chula there used to be a little park with a pond. We had little sail boats we would sail on it. There were also huge drainage tunnels under Chula we would use as short cuts. One of them came up in the back of La Bella when it was still a little pizza joint. We would always get hollered at by workers there. The tunnels were big enough if I remember correctly that we could take our bikes through them. I can also remember Officer Cook of the Chula police. He caught my mother speeding once on the way to the beach, and her penalty was to take us kids for ice cream. Such a simpler time.
Sat 04 Mar 2017 08:12:59
Name : PAW Email : Message That building was located between the swimming pool and the outdoor bowl. It was still there in 1961. SW College had after football game dances there. I met my wife at one of those. It's been gone for a long time.
Sat 04 Mar 2017 03:32:27
Name : Lollie Email : Nuther '62er Message Almost forgot...it might now have been called the Community Center...but it was a big building next to the Plunge. My older sister and I took free dance and baton lessons there during the summer. And then they would have an outdoor performance in the bowl.
Sat 04 Mar 2017 03:28:40
Name : Lollie Email : Message wish = was.
Sat 04 Mar 2017 03:27:59
Name : Lollie Email : Nuther '62er Message First time I ever saw something being born was the that dairy. I wish on a field trip with the kids from First Baptist Church of CV when we saw a calf born. And also went to Flower Street School. It's now named after Mrs. Feaster who was a long-time principal there. La Bella ruined it for me where Hot Pastrami Sandwiches are concerned. Nobody has ever come close to matching theirs. And every time we eat a pastrami sandwich my family has to hear all over again about how La Bella's had the best italian food around. As a teenager, I have great memories of Imperial Beach but my childhood was all Chula Vista. Oh yeh...and who could forget the Gourd Man?
Sat 04 Mar 2017 12:54:05
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Lollie Message I don't even remember the CV center, so I guess I was never registered for anything. This has really got me to bringing up some really OLD memories. Anyone else remember Cloyd's Dairy? I think it was technically in National City, but in the summer we kids would ride our bikes there to take the tour, because after they would give out free ice cream. Then there was the old round house where the train engines would be turned around, that too I believe was in National City. The dairy & roundhouse were in that low area that separated Chula from National City at that time. Then I got to thinking about the schools I went to. The first was 'F' Street School, which doesn't even exist anymore, then I went to Castle Park Elementary, and then Flower Street school which I believe is still open. The last time I visited the area which was in 2011, I came across a little museum in downtown Chula near one of my all time favorite Pizza places..La Bella. I can remember going to that place as far back as the early 50's as a kid. Then going there on dates later. The museum had some interesting old pics of Chula, and I ran into the guy running it, and we had a fun talk reminiscing, since we were about the same age. Geez, isn't that a sign of old age when you start spending more & more time rehashing your childhood?? Anyway, I consider myself blessed to have grown up during that time.
Sat 04 Mar 2017 12:43:30
Name : d Email : Message Awwww!!!! The CYO at St Charles.
They even took us to miniature golfing in the summer. My best friend and partner in sports Bobby Mendoza. What great innocent memories.
Sat 04 Mar 2017 12:36:30
Name : Nuther ' Email : Message
Fri 03 Mar 2017 06:45:36
Name : Good Ol' Days Email : Message I remember the Vogue and the Palm. Saturday Matinee for .25 cents! Never sit in front of and below the balcony!
Fri 03 Mar 2017 06:25:58
Name : Lollie Email : Message I forgot about Big Hunks! That and a cherry coke and I was set for a great afternoon at the matinee. Even won a six-pack of RC cola one time in one of their prize giveaway. My mom did the same thing...sent me and my siblings there to get us out of her hair for a few hours. Who cares about the "why"...I loved it. Did your mom ever sign you up for the free lessons at the CV community center during the summer? Another way of getting us out of her hair for a while. Good memories though. We moved from there to San Ysidro where we went to the weekend dances at the civic center and catholic church. And then we moved to Nestor and then I lived in Imperial Beach which was great because I was a teenager at that time and lived daily for the beach.
Fri 03 Mar 2017 04:11:43
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Lollie Message I remember the Vogue well. That's where my parents sent me every Saturday afternoon to get me out of their hair. Cartoons, a serial, then maybe a western with Wild Bill Elliot, Ken Maynard, Bob Steele, Lash LaRue, or my favorite "The Durango Kid". The Vogue is where I got my taste for Big Hunk, Look, and AbbaZabba candy bars. I can still find Big Hunks at Cracker Barrel restaurants. A much simpler time then for us.
Thu 02 Mar 2017 03:21:25
Name : Food Trucks Email : Message
The donut truck sounds like the Helms Bakery truck and back then the milkman used to deliver chocolate milk made with whole milk not that watery 2% they sell now. I remember when I lived on 14th street in the mid 60's the milkman delivered Rocky Road ice cream, that was the best
Thu 02 Mar 2017 09:59:16
Name : Lollie Email : Nuther '62 Message Those 10 cent ice cream goodies are long gone. I bought some ice cream for my grandkids from an ice cream truck last summer. I was shocked at the prices...I paid more than if I bought an entire box at the store. I told the grandkids never again. I'll keep the freezer stocked and they can help themselves. I also remember walking to the Vogue every Saturday afternoon when we lived in Chula Vista. Fifty cents would get you two movies, a large soda pop and a large bag of popcorn. Now, we have to just about take out a second mortgage on the house to pay for a movie and snacks (which is why we seldom go). Those were the days my friend! (Ha, ha. I sound just like I remember my grandma sounding when I was a kid.)
Thu 02 Mar 2017 04:12:30
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Lollie Message Oh yeah, I can remember the milkman making deliveries to our house when I was small and living in Chula. Also a bakery truck that had these long pull out drawers coming out the back filled with pastries. And of course the Good Humor Truck. When we heard his bell we ran to Mom to ask for a dime to get an ice cream. We even tried to keep the driver occupied up front while a couple kids would try to grab a few ice creams out of the back. It never worked though. I vaguely remember a truck that would come through the neighborhood pulling a trailer that was set up inside as a mini theatre. It would show cartoons and maybe an old western for 10 cents per kid. Time passes, some memories fade, while others seem to stay fresh.
Wed 01 Mar 2017 07:24:38
Name : Lollie Email : Food Trucks Message Food trucks are nothing new. I remember back in the early 60's when the dairy truck came through the trailer park we lived in and made stops at our trailer a couple times a week. And there was a donut truck that came through too...my dad was addicted to their jelly-filled donuts.
Fri 10 Feb 2017 08:46:47
Name : G Class 64 Email : Good old days Message I agree with you all the way about your post, and the times we are living in.
Sun 29 Jan 2017 03:59:27
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message I was in a bit of a melancholy mood the other day and started reminiscing. I was born in Chula, and was thinking how it was just taken for granted that you could just roam all over as a kid, without the worries todays parents have. We had one rule...be home by dark!! We would push the envelope as to what dark meant, but pretty much made it in time. We left Chula in 55' to live in Japan, dad was Navy. We lived there for 2yrs. before he was stationed in Annapolis, Md.. He retired and we then moved to I.B. where I went to Southwest J.H., then MVHS. I remember in summer staying & sleeping on the beach without any fears. Sadly, my kids had restrictions I never had, and my grandkids had even stricter rules. I'm not sure times are getting better in America. We live in much a different time.
Mon 09 Jan 2017 09:18:09
Name : d Email : Christmas Message We gambled with "Go Fish" and "War"
HEH HEH HEH
Thu 05 Jan 2017 03:27:13
Name : d Email : Message Almost all my Christmases before I was 14 or 15 were great. Gramma and Granpa and all our relatives from Minnesota came for the winter. And all our relatives from Cali We took turns having it at their house or our house.
Then When I became a simple teenager, they were times of terror of when our dad would come from the bar. 'nouf said there.
When we were little we and our cousins lived with Gramma in Palm City. That was two bedrooms and lots of sofas and cot in the closet. What's funny is we used to gamble for the cot in the closet. HA HA HA
Fri 30 Dec 2016 07:53:36
Name : Lollie Email : Nuther '62er Message We at least had two bedrooms but my older sister and I still got the couch. But you're right...it was what it was. And we survived. Love that your family got together this year...controlled family mayhem is a wonderful thing.
Fri 30 Dec 2016 04:55:54
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Lollie Message That sounds like a mansion compared to the one I lived in. Ours was 8' wide, 35' long with only one bedroom. I slept on a pullout couch in the living room. No privacy, nowhere to go, but it was what it was. We made do, but I can honestly say I couldn't wait to get out, and on my own. I left I.B. in 1962, and other than visiting my parents once in awhile, I never went back. I really don't have a favorite Christmas memory, except for this last one where we went to MD. to stay with my Dtr.. We were able to get all the kids, grandkids, and now a great granddaughter together. It was pretty much controlled mayhem..but fun.
Thu 22 Dec 2016 09:03:56
Name : Lollie Email : Favorite Christmas Memory Message What's your favorite Christmas memory?
Seven of us lived in a trailer that was 10'widex45'long. It was crowded but my mom wanted a real tree every year. She'd buy a potted fir tree and decorate and sit it on the small kitchen table. In January she'd donate it to a park, school, athletic field, etc. At that time she was living in Chula Vista. It was fun over the years to drive around and point out the various trees she had donated.
Sat 15 Oct 2016 11:58:10
Name : Summer of '75 Email : Message
Blue Oyster - Cities On Flame
Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic
..ya had ta be there.
Thu 13 Oct 2016 10:18:31
Name : Really? Email : Message All I know is that she went to the same high school as I did and that 's enough information for me.
Thu 13 Oct 2016 03:50:51
Name : WRT Email : Message It's better to be a simpleton that looks for positives in people than one that judges people by the actions of others.
Wed 12 Oct 2016 05:26:24
Name : Or Email : Message maybe only simpletons would vote FOR someone for the only reason being that they went to the same high school at different times.
Wed 12 Oct 2016 06:33:00
Name : WRT Email : Do a little homework Message Only simpletons judge someone by the misdeeds of a relative they didn't raise or choose.
Tue 11 Oct 2016 08:12:21
Name : Do a little homework Email : Message Pearl Quinones is, according to a person on this website, in some way connected to Cheryl Quinones.
A week or so ago Cheryl was asked if there was any connection. She never answered but someone else did.
Google PEARL QUINONES and SWEETWATER HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT SCANDAL. Pearl Quinones was a district trustee who was dirty and was either kicked out or forced to resign.
Shouldn't Cheryl be asked about her connection to Pearl? Does she repudiate what Pearl did? Why should we believe she will be any different if she doesn't repudiate Pearl? I find her silence interesting. I would think she would have quickly come to her own defense.
Tue 11 Oct 2016 05:34:46
Name : WRT Email : Why Message With no good reason not to lend her our support, I think that's a good enough reason to give it. Don't you?
Mon 03 Oct 2016 07:37:46
Name : Why Email : Message should we give her our support? Because she went to Mar Vista? Is that a good reason? Is that the only reason?
Sun 02 Oct 2016 11:46:42
Name : d Email : Message Correction: 12th of November
Sun 02 Oct 2016 10:41:12
Name : d Email : Message Hello
I am so sorry to announce that my "Video" of the Breakfast Club failed.
I will practice for the next time and find what went wrong and correct it.
It was my first time trying that app and I'll find one that I can use easily
before the next meeting on the 112th of November.
Joe I was going to put Cheryl's Speech on the Video and of course
didn't come out. Could you put a brief Message about her running for office.
We should give her our support.
Cheryl if you read this, maybe you could email something to our webmaster
and he can send out a bulk mail with your request. He is always ready to help
Mariners on their endeavors.
Again I appologize to everybody for my failed attempt.
Thu 29 Sep 2016 06:12:30
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message There's a deep mystery in my family on my fathers side. He was born in the San Francisco area, had brothers and sisters who I never met. I'm sure they're all gone now, but I have no memory of him EVER visiting them, or them coming to see us when we lived in Chula Vista. Nor did he talk much about his father, who I gathered he wasn't fond of. I've always wondered what started the rift, and why it lasted throughout my father's life. He NEVER mentioned them. Something terrible must have happened, but with my parents both gone now, I'll never know.
Wed 28 Sep 2016 10:14:27
Name : Lollie Email : Message On my father's side of the family I'm totally clueless. I have three siblings I've never met and I'm sure some aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. I'm envious of those who do know their complete family history and have regular contact with their extended family members. My mom's side can trace their lineage back quite a ways and I was blessed to hang with grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles back when I was kid before we moved to San Diego.
Sat 24 Sep 2016 06:02:27
Name : PAW Email : Message "After a few generations there's no connection any more."
That certainly has been my experience. First cousins seem to know they are related and how they are related. The next generation, the second cousins, have no idea.
Mon 12 Sep 2016 05:26:50
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message So much history is just lost forever. I remember once while traveling through New England and stopping at a really old cemetery with unkempt gravestones thinking, Who were these people? Where did they come from? What did they do? They all had for the most part hopes & dreams. Why is it that they have been forgotten? Sad really, but I guess that the ensuing generations have their own lives to look after. Anyway, after a few generations there's no connection anymore. Eventually we'll all be tossed onto the trash heap of history, and become a fading memory til we too will become just a name on a headstone.
Sun 11 Sep 2016 11:27:14
Name : Jo Email : Message Most of my relatives came into the Kentucky area... a fellow genealogist told me that one of my ancestors was given a charter from the King of Spain giving him the land on which Galveston TX now stands...of course thought the sands of time the charter was lost...(naturally!)....also had a family of 5 brothers that all fought in the civil war...one of my relatives still has his saber and memorabilia from the war...also had a relative who was a spy for general Grant....interesting to say the least....!!
Sun 11 Sep 2016 02:32:58
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message The internet has made it so much easier. I found most towns have pretty good record keeping that goes back quite a few years. Birth & death records are easily available by going to a towns web site and then start digging. If you can trace your family back to say the 1700's, you'll find that they were mostly in the New England states since there weren't any other states to be in. My roots in America were in the Mass. area. One of my ancestors arrived in the Boston area early enough to have owned quite a bit of what is now downtown Boston. Little good that does me, but it's pretty interesting to find out little tidbits like that. Here's another, I found that one of George Washington's personal bodyguards is a direct descendent. Another dug the very first canal in America years before the Erie canal. Another thing that amazed me is the ripe old age most of them lived, well into their late 80's early 90's. I guess I come from hearty stock.
Sun 11 Sep 2016 01:50:44
Name : Jo Email : Message I didn't use Ancestry...I refuse to pay for what is free out there....I use the LDS site a lot...there are so many different free Genealogy sites out there it is hard to list them all....you have to bear in mind that the info you find on the web is only there because someone in your family (or interested in your family) has put it there.....it is just not "there"..lots of people just don't understand that....the LDS people do all the searching for you....probably 80% of it is pretty trustworthy....also there are public records...some states have free access, some charge....depends on if you want to pay or not....I got a lot of my info firsthand from relatives and took notes....it can turn into a LOT of legwork...
Sat 10 Sep 2016 04:08:31
Name : Nuther '62er Email : PAW Message Just from my personal experience with Ancestory.com, I tried their free trial and found a few things that were wrong as far as my family went, that sent me on a wild goose chase. I would suggest using more than one source, then comparing notes from each. I was lucky enough to have my grandfathers death certificate which had a lot of info on it. Like I had no idea he was born in Jasper, N.Y., and actually came to Ca. by covered wagon in 1882. I didn't know they still had wagon trains then, I just assumed they came by train, but couldn't afford it.
Fri 09 Sep 2016 09:04:09
Name : To Jo Email : From PAW Message Did you use ANCESTRY.COM or just the net? I met a person at that last reunion who told me that you can get just as much info off the net as you can from ANCESTRY.COM.
Thu 08 Sep 2016 11:33:55
Name : Jo Email : Message I have been doing genealogy for 50+ years and have traced both sides of my family damn near back to the cave.....it is very interesting....main thing is to get the stories from family members before they pass or some are lost forever....I made that mistake and have always regretted it...
Thu 08 Sep 2016 07:31:36
Name : Lollie Email : Message Actually...father's grandparents should have read father's parents. They're my grandparents.
Thu 08 Sep 2016 05:02:26
Name : Lollie Email : Nuther '62er Message Thank you for the heads up about the "findagrave" website. I actually saw a picture of the cemetary where my father's grandparents were buried. It was quite emotional for me. Plus I found out where and when my father died although I haven't been able to find the cemetary yet. Blessings friend for blessing my day.
Wed 07 Sep 2016 06:55:43
Name : Lollie Email : Message Now that's impressive...well done. I never met my father and only met my grandmother one time so I know absolutely nothing about that side of the family. I'll have to check into the site and see if I can learn something about the Reynolds clan.
Wed 07 Sep 2016 04:34:25
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message Funny how the older I get, I start to look back. Not just at my years of growing up in I.B., but thinking about my heritage. So I finally did a family tree search. It took awhile, but I was able to trace my male roots back to 1260 in England. And that's where it came to an abrupt halt. No records that I can find that go back any earlier. Maybe there's some written on a stone tablet somewhere. I don't have enough years left to do a complete search of all my direct relatives, because there's thousands. But it was pretty cool to be able to show a direct line to 1260. If your unaware, there's a web site www.findagrave.com All you have to do is know who your looking for, like a grandfather, enter his name and it'll show you his grave, where it's located, and might have more info on the page. I started with my grandfather, and when I found him it showed his father, which led me to HIS father, and so on. it was pretty interesting. It showed that my original descendent came to America in 1620 and settled in Mass. Pretty cool. Now my wife wants me to do hers.
Mon 05 Sep 2016 01:23:00
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message Man, now I do feel old. My granddaughter just gave birth to a baby girl. Holy crap, that means I'm now sleeping with a great grandmother!!!!
Wed 31 Aug 2016 10:49:42
Name : Lollie Email : Message The boards have been way too quiet...we need to generate some talk. I'm sure these questions have been asked before but it's probably been awhile...
1) What was your first car you owned?
2) What was your favorite song as a teen?
3) What was your favorite television show/movie?
1) 1960 baby blue Corvair named "Poor Baby." It was in rough shape.
2) "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You" by Elvis Presley (and yet, I wasn't a big Elvis fan. Go figure).
3) I liked all the variety shows...Jimmy Dean, Carol Burnette, Red Skelton, Milton Berle, Ed Sullivan, etc.
Thu 04 Aug 2016 01:41:50
Name : Nuther '62er Email : d Message Thanks d. I've thought of doing just that.
Wed 03 Aug 2016 06:53:04
Name : d Email : Nuther 62r Message Hope your visit to IB includes a visit to the Breakfast Club on the first Saturday of the month at the Fleet Reserve on Silver Strand Ave
Mon 18 Jul 2016 04:12:31
Name : Nuther '62er Email : PAW Message Thanks. I checked it out. It was fun going through the pages.
Sat 16 Jul 2016 10:06:19
Name : To Nuther 62er Email : From PAW Message Join CLASSMATES.COM.
They have 20 MV yearbooks ranging from 1953 to 1984 including your 1962 book. As a member you can view any book they have and all are for sale.
I joined some time back in spite of the fact that I don't really like the site EXCEPT FOR the yearbooks. I've found pictures of relatives in yearbooks from small Michigan schools from 90-100 years ago.
Fri 15 Jul 2016 11:24:14
Name : about Yearbooks Email : Message
MV High library has always had at least one copy from each year. A few years back I heard they were selling any excess yearbooks they had so you might ask about that.
Fri 15 Jul 2016 03:46:27
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message Yeah, I tried that, but none from the early 60's. Is it true that MVHS has them in their library? I'll be coming out next year for probably my last time to IB, and would like to leaf through a copy of 1962.
Thu 14 Jul 2016 02:54:15
Name : about Yearbooks Email : Message They're still available on Ebay. In the search area, type in the words Mar Vista yearbook. Hope this helps, good luck.
Wed 13 Jul 2016 04:09:13
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message Thanks for clearing that up Henry. Unfortunately for me my yearbooks disappeared around 1965 while I was in the military.
Tue 12 Jul 2016 09:44:26
Name : Henry Email : Nuther '62er Message
Yes, there is a reason. When I first started the website (done out of nostalgia) I scanned and posted all the class of ’60 photos I had. The website was going to be for/about the class of ’60. At that time I didn’t know much and the thought of adding ALL the classes, whom I didn’t know anyway, would be an overwhelming, impossible project to manage, and I didn’t have any yearbooks other than class of ’60. So that was it.. it was going to be about class of ’60 Sr. photos to stare at and remember.
So, it only took a short time for me to be unsatisfied with the website, I thought “why am I doing all this building of a website just to look at Sr. photos which I have in my yearbook and can stare at any time I want. Big deal.
Then one day I got an email from an alumnus saying they found my website searching for classmates and wanted to know if I had an email address for so-and-so. I didn’t.
Well, shortly after that I thought “this isn’t a big deal now, but what if I had email addresses for all my classmates, now that would be a big deal”. So I started searching for classmates on the internet and found a little website by Mar Martin ’60. Mary had some personal photos on her website but she was still publishing the school newspaper, the “SeaBreeze”. So I asked her if she had any email address for our classmates and she said she did because she was emailing her newspaper out about every month. I told her that I too had started a class of ’60 website. After further discussion she said she didn’t have a clue about how to build and manage a website. And further she said the guy that built the website for her was not around much and the website was stagnant. So I offered to be the webmaster of her website as well as mine. And of course it dawned on me “why have two websites of the same thing”. So I combined the two websites and the rest is history.
Back to what the “big deal is”; the big deal is my website wasn’t gonna be a copy of the yearbook for looking at photos, all classmates have a yearbook where they can look at photos. What they DON’T have is EMAIL ADDRESSES… contact information. So, our website is NOT about photos it’s about being able to CONTACT classmates. I only post/list alumni who can provide an email address for contact by classmates. Our website is about CONTACTING alumni not looking at photos.
Well, more then you wanted to know huh? hahahahaha. Sorry for being so verbose but maybe there should be a record of how our website came to be, for when I’m gone.
Tue 12 Jul 2016 04:30:27
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message It bothers me when I read of a classmate who has passed, but I don't remember them. I'll then go the Class Index to try and find a picture only to find it's not there. Henry, is there some reason why all the class photos aren't posted?
Thu 16 Jun 2016 06:19:55
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message My heart is saddened at learning that 3 more of my classmates have passed. I lived next door to Cheryl Fisk throughout our years of going to Southwest Jr. High. Time waits for no-one. R.I.P.
Mon 06 Jun 2016 01:23:14
Name : Senior Discounts Email : Message
Mon 06 Jun 2016 11:57:27
Name : Senior Discounts Email : Message The code you should know is a simple question: “Do you offer a senior discount?”
1. Get a Room
Clarion, Comfort Inn, Econo Lodge, Motel 6, Best Western & Marriott
If all that cheap eating and shopping has made you weary, choose a hotel and settle in for the night. Yep, your senior status gets you a reasonable room rate at many hotels, motels and inns. Clarion, Comfort Inn, Econo Lodge and Motel 6 will leave the light on for people 60 and over for 10 percent less than the younger set pays. At Best Western establishments, guests who are at least 55 receive 10 percent off, while Marriott’s discount is 15 percent off for guests who are 62 or older. Hyatt’s rate can go down up to 50 percent if you’re at least 62, and Quality Inn cuts up to 30 percent off for people 60 and older.
Banana Republic, Kohl’s, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Ross and Stein Mart
Some senior citizens think clothing boutique Banana Republic skews toward a younger crowd, but anyone visiting one of their stores will see a wide variety of quality clothing and styles for people of all ages. Even if you disagree, there are great savings to be had at Banana Republic even if you are shopping for someone else. Anyone 50 or older can receive 10 percent off their purchase. Go to Kohl’s department store on Wednesdays if you’re at least 60 and
you’re rewarded with 15 percent off. For the more frugal crowd, there’s the designer markdown stores like Marshall’s, TJ Maxx and Ross, where on Tuesdays seniors of an age determined by each store can take an additional 10 percent off. Not all Marshall’s locations participate, so check with your local store first. Need shoes? Clark’s gives anyone who asks and is at least 62 a 10 percent discount. Stein Mart will take an additional 20 percent off of its clearance items for those 55 and up on the first Monday of each month.
3. Eat out
Piccadilly Cafeteria: Senior citizens love a good cafeteria as much as they love a good bargain. It’s a nice place to go when you don’t really know what you want to eat. Cafeterias are huge draws for senior citizens, especially since most of them offer some form of smaller plate at a reduced prize. The bonus is the selection of pies, cakes and desserts. The nice people working at these establishments will even carry your loaded-down tray to a table for you and bring you refills and such. If you show some restraint while ogling the line of steaming food, you can get out there for a song, especially if you’re a senior citizen. Piccadilly Cafeteria, for instance, gives seniors a 10 percent discount, but you must have one of the company’s “Prime Time for Seniors” cards. You probably thought your days of having to show identification to make a purchase were long gone, but if you want to save with senior discounts you may have to prove your age.
Applebee’s, Boston Market, Denny’s, Outback: There seems to be an Applebee’s Bar & Grill on every corner in every city or town in America, and they always seem to be packed with diners. Well, if you are a person who is at least 60 years old, the restaurant will give you 15 percent off your ticket, but only if you ask for it. Applebee’s already advertises good deals, but if you use your senior clout, you can save even more. At Boston Market, you can wrap your lips around some rotisserie chicken and smile as you smack, knowing that you’re 65 years young and you’re going to pay 10 percent less than that obnoxious 20-year-old sitting next to you. Makes the food taste better, doesn’t it? In the mood for some crazy breakfast food or all-night diner food? Get thee to Denny’s, retired person, where you can gorge yourself and get a 20 percent discount with your AARP card. With that kind of savings, you’ll save some decent dollars for your golden years. Hungry for a steak, mate? Outback Steak offers 15 percent off with your AARP card, but only Monday through Thursday and alcohol is excluded.
Update: Not all Applebee’s restaurants are participating in the senior discount program. Make sure to ask at the location near you.
Chick-Fil-A, Jack in the Box, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Burger King, Arby’s: There’s just something about those nuggets and waffle fries at Chick-Fil-A! At participating locations, if you are at least 55 years old and ask for it, you’ll get 10 percent off of your meal or a free small drink instead. At Wendy’s, you can get a 10 percent discount if you are at least 55, but McDonald’s is a little stingier. If you’re dining inside McDonald’s and you’re at least 55, all you get is cheaper coffee or colas. Go have it your way at Burger King, where at participating locations, His Highness will knock off 10 percent for those 60 or older. If thinly sliced roast beef on a bun is your idea of fine dining, by all means get over to the nearest Arby’s. The fast-food chain will knock an additional 10 percent off of your bill if you are at least 55. Take all the Horsey Sauce you want, too. Over at Jack in the Box, people 55 and older are rewarded with a discount of up to 20 percent at participating locations.
Ben & Jerry’s and Krispy Kreme: You’ve saved enough money on your discounted meal, so why not spend it on dessert? Have ice cream at either Ben & Jerry’s and get 10 percent off if you’re 55 or older. Krispy Kreme sweetens the deal by offering 10 percent off your doughnut selection and you only have to be 50 to get the discount.
4. Buy groceries
When you’re not eating out with your senior discount or crashing your children’s homes for a free meal, you will need to buy groceries. Almost every store in every town has some sort of incentive for senior shoppers. For example, Albertson’s takes 10 percent off your grocery bill if you are at least 55, but the store does it only on the first Wednesday of each month. Kroger does the same, but the age and day of the week varies by store. Publix gives shoppers who are at least 55 a discount of 5 percent every Wednesday. Please note that with these grocery chains, you need to ask at your particular location because the individual store’s management decides whether or not they participate in the discount – unfortunately not all of the individual stores will offer the discount.Don’t have any chain groceries where you live? Ask wherever you shop because you deserve it. Even if your local store does offer a senior discount, most cashiers won’t automatically offer it to you if you don’t ask – so don’t be shy!
Mon 06 Jun 2016 11:56:53
Name : Senior Discounts Email : Message 5. See a movie
Your life has been one big blockbuster, so see a good movie every once in a while. Show those infantile ticket pushers at AMC Theaters that you’re 60 or older and save 30 percent off your admission. Regal Cinemas one-ups the competition by cutting ticket prices for people at least 60 years old by a whopping 35 percent. Another advantage is going during the day during the week. Hey, you earned it. While everyone else is working in their cubicle farms, you can enjoy the movie with very few people surrounding you.When you leave the theater, give them your best Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation and tell them, “I’ll be back.”
6. Visit amusement parks
You’ve got some adventure left in your, right? Why not take a twirl through a theme park without children? Yes, you can ride that roller coaster for less than it costs the kids at some parks. Not into the crazy rides? No problem, most amusement parks have other attractions. Some have great theater experiences while other have amazing restaurants giving you the look,
feel and taste of being in another country or experiencing another time or culture. Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla., offers people 50 and older $13 off a one-day pass, while SeaWorld in Orlando cuts $3 for the same if you’re 50 or over. Various Six Flags parks in the country also offer discounts, so just check the Internet or call before you go.
7. See the country
Perhaps the coolest perk of all for senior citizens involves getting outdoors and seeing the country you love. Take off with a carload of friends and visit any national park or attraction in America by purchasing a lifetime pass for just $10! You must be at least 62, but the discount applies to camping as well as admission. As a bonus, you can take 50 percent off additional services that are offered within the parks. You know you’ve always wanted to go to Yellowstone and now you have the time and the affordable access. Go!
8. Get around
Any city with public transportation options usually gives seniors cheaper rates. Generally, you show your ID to the bus driver or train attendant and you can travel for pennies compared to the younger folk. Amtrak is a form of public transportation and the rail service gives riders 62 or older a 15 percent discount on tickets. The discount does not apply to first or business class seats or some express trains. But you can cross the border into Canada and get 10 percent off if you’re 60. If you take a Greyhound bus and you’re at least 62, you save 5 percent. Trailways gives you 10 percent if you’re 65. Sometimes you may need to rent a car and that can be costly. Not to worry, dear elder, most car rental companies have your back, especially if you have an AARP card. Alamo and Avis, for example, give AARP members a 25 percent discount. The Enterprise AARP discount is 5 percent, but at National Rent A Car you save 30 percent. At Dollar Rent A Car, those 50 and over get 10 percent off. Skip the sedan and opt for the convertible. Live a little.
Just about everyone has a mobile phone these days and it’s a good idea for senior citizens to stay connected, too. Both Verizon Wireless and AT&T offer plans for people 65 an older that start at $29.99 a month. You get 200 anytime minutes per month, plus 500 night and weekend minutes. If you want a smartphone, you’ll have to pay extra for data, which means surfing the Internet costs extra. A company called Jitterbug offers a simple, no bells or whistles mobile phone for $14.99 a month. Call the kids often and from anywhere.
Remember to ask, “Do you offer a senior discount?” don’t be shy.
Mon 30 May 2016 01:32:35
Name : d Email : Message HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY
Especially to us Veterans and our families.
Then to all who are remembering someone special today. Luv ya
Mon 11 Apr 2016 09:07:24
Name : Lollie Email : Matt Message That was always my stress-reliever song. Whenever I felt stressed about something I'd put the song on, find something to use as drum sticks and pound away on a counter or pan or whatever I could get my hands on. By the time the song was over I was too pooped to be stressed out about anything. Good memory actually.
Mon 04 Apr 2016 10:25:59
Name : Matt Email : Message Listening to "Inna-gadda-davida", after listening to "Are You Ready" by Pacific Gas and Electric. Both songs are great for blowing out the cobwebs.
Wed 17 Feb 2016 04:54:30
Name : d Email : Message I know that song. It was playing in one of my favorite series "Supernatural"
I hope there are more series like it when it runs out.
Tue 09 Feb 2016 03:22:45
Name : Jo Email : Message My secret to the sweet tea is to drink coffee.....:)
Sat 06 Feb 2016 04:10:32
Name : Nuther '62er Email : Message The secret to the sweet tea is to order it half & half. Half unsweetened, half sweetened. That way you're not sitting there trying to get sugar to dissolve in cold tea by stirring and stirring. Straight sweet tea makes my teeth hurt.
Fri 05 Feb 2016 09:10:05
Name : d Email : lollie Message I had that too and not even lemon could make it less sweet. My grand daughters were raised on it and were wanting me to carry sugar with us when I took them out to eat or on an adventure.
Fri 05 Feb 2016 01:59:40
Name : Lollie Email : Message What I remember about SC was how SWEET their tea was...I kept diluting it but no matter how hard I tried it was still sweet. Make my jaws hurt.
Fri 05 Feb 2016 12:23:32
Name : d Email : nuther 62'r Message I keep pretty up to date about the SC weather. My daughter lives in Columbia, SC. I shared your past post of how friendly people are to you there....LOL....I have been there twice and know I can't take the heat in the summer. I have COPD and it chokes up my lungs badly. I hope you and Mrs. enjoy the rest of your retired life there. Stay warm.
Hope you and Mrs.
Fri 05 Feb 2016 12:11:41
Name : d Email : lollie Message Bet you're getting winter snow now. We get hurricane like winds and the 40's and 50's mostly. Pretty cold for the beach. I spend a lot of time here visiting family and the Breakfast club every month. That is perfect for visiting old friends. I am not a very good visiting anyone, but lately I don't seem to get enough. Especially if their house is warm....LOL....
Fri 05 Feb 2016 12:01:19
Name : d Email : jo Message HA HA HA HA
I hear that. It's freezing cold here. I had to find my winter clothes from storage which I haven't opened since 5 years ago. When I first moved to Mx. it was so windy and cold that winter also.
I do enjoy the cold because the alternative is extremely hot with no AC.
Sun 31 Jan 2016 12:50:40
Name : Jo Email : Message D...just saw your post about the weather...here in Longview we have really missed any really bad weather....in fact it has gotten so warm some people are back in shorts....I want it to get COLD again like it is supposed to be so I can wear my jeans, boots and leather !!
Thu 28 Jan 2016 07:40:25
Name : Lollie Email : d Message I may have to take back what I said about our weather here in Omaha. As of tonight they have predicted a huge snowstorm coming our way...8-12 inches on Tuesday. Some models say up to 16 inches. The stores will probably sell out of staple foods by Saturday morning. And then we'll end up probably getting a couple inches of snow.
Fri 22 Jan 2016 01:34:56
Name : Lollie Email : d Message We haven't faired too badly. Had a little over four inches of snow on Tuesday...just enough that I didn't have to drive the 15 miles to work. Yay! We've had a few -degree nights. One snow storm laid down 8-9 inches of snow about three weeks ago. We're on schedule for a normal winter I think...I personally don't like the cold but my hubby is a happy camper with all the snow. The temp on Sunday will be around 45 degrees so I'm looking forward to that.
Fri 22 Jan 2016 02:50:41
Name : Nuther '62er Email : d Message No problem for us since were in South Carolina now. But my two daughters are in the D.C. area and are just hunkering down to ride it out. That last big snow we encountered in D.C. was before retirement in Feb. 2010 when we got a couple feet. But since retirement we've been traveling, and have made a point of not being anywhere that has any kind of extremes. You could say we've been chasing the 70's.
Thu 21 Jan 2016 11:41:11
Name : d Email : Jo Kathy, Lollie and Nuther 62er Message Just wondering if you guys are getting pounded with the weather yet.
A couple of weeks ago it was in the low 40's and 50's
Haven't seen those temps since I moved to Mx. 5 years ago...LOL....
Wed 13 Jan 2016 11:36:20
Name : Joe Email : Jo Message Sheila or Sissy as most of us know her still lives in Ramona, has beautiful children and loves her horses
Sat 09 Jan 2016 12:26:46
Name : Jo Email : Message I see Tommy Alcaraz passed....sad...does anyone know what ever happened to his sister, Sheila (Sissy) Alcaraz ?
Fri 08 Jan 2016 11:47:43
Name : d Email : joe Message Another friend from St Charles passed? I happened to the search the memorial board and saw several old friends from St Charles.....WOW.....Never thought of outliving any of them....
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