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Loved going to Legend City and doing the bumper cars

There was a Carnations Ice Cream place on Central and Indian School Rd

How about the Super Slide next to Mr. Lucky’s on Grand Avenue? I spend many a summer night there. I believe that they sold a book of tickets for $2.00. You’d slide down on pieces of burlap. We’d always try to «pull up» on the various drop downs and really fly high (usually killing ourselves when we landed on the fiberglass slide!).

Nelsons swimming pool over on 19th Ave?? Took swim lessons there. Bashas?? Store. Grew up just off Central, between Northern and the canal.

I remember my very first rock concert at Compton Terrace, Cheap Trick.I think the tickets were less than $15.Me and a few friends sat there on a blanket on a nice night,sharing a cigarette with other concert goers,not a care at all.And I can remember cruising Metrocenter and getting to meet Paul Westphal.(did I spell his name right?)I had so much fun growing up,it couldn’t be done in todays world though.So sad:(

Thanks for this post. Brought back a lot of memories I didn’t know I still had. Lived in Tempe from ’64 to ’69, 1st Grade though half of 5th grade at Laird Elementary.Found this post by searching for «Open House tv show Phoenix 60’s». I wanted to find out what the the name of the show’s theme song was. It was a well known song from that time. Does anyone know?While I’m here, I’ll throw in my recollections.We moved to Phoenix from South Florida and stayed in the Valley Ho hotel while we searched for a house.Went to the Sugar Bowl regularly and another place I’ve forgotten the name of that served great grilled cheese sandwiches and baskets of fries in those colored plastic baskets. Went to movies at the Kachina (sp?) theatre. (Saw 2001: a Space Odyssey there in about ’69 and was blown away)Moved into a north Tempe neighborhood south east of intersection of Scottsdale & McKellips on Bridalwreath Dr.Shopped at A.J. Bayless and Wilco (or was it Woolco) (sp?).Papago Park and the «hole in the rock» were places we’d go frequently.In winter, we would drive up the Beeline Highway to the snow in Payson.Watched the Suns at the Memorial. Remember that big tile mosaic at one end. Was it of a thunderbird? Can’t remember.The Arizona State Fair was a lot of fun. They had live shows with bands like Buck Owens and they had the cast of the TV show Bonanza there once.Of course I watched Wallace & Ladmo (and Gerald and Super Duper Man). Somewhere I still have a record of the Salt River Navy Band. I also noticed that my mom laughed at things in the show I didn’t think were that funny. Didn’t realize till later the show had humor for adults, too.Remember the day a huge haboob dust storm overtook me, my brother and friends while out playing and we thought the world was ending.How hot it got in the summer; when the sole of our sneakers started sticking to the pavement and made a ripping sound when we ran, it was time to go inside.Also, how low-rise the whole city was. If you got 20 feet in the air, you could see forever.Sorry for the stream of consciousness memory dump, but I felt compelled to do it or I would have gone crazy.So, anyway, anyone remember what the theme song to the tv show «Open House» was?

In summer, do a lot of fishing at and around Roosevelt lake

More memories from me, the guy who lived in Tempe on Bridalwreath in the 60’s:This is something that still confuses my California friends and I have to repeat the explanation:We never watered our yard; instead a man from the water company came out a regular intervals, went into our backyard, opened a manhole-like cover in the middle of the yard and water came gushing out.It flooded our front and back yards. The water soaked into the ground and that was it until he came again,The school did the same thing, so it was like a big lake with narrow raised dirt berms we would walk on to get to the school buildings.Also, we lived next to the Pima reservation, so for part of the year, Pima kids would attend our school, then they would go somewhere else for the rest of the school year.For those of you who may know the neighborhood I lived in, it has changed greatly since I was there. It was half built when we moved in. A new neighborhood for young families with kids.

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