YOU'RE AN OLD DETROITER
You took a "moonlight
cruise" to Bob-Lo with Captain Bob-Lo or went to Edgewater Amusement
You shopped at Hughes
and Hatcher, B Siegel, Peck and Peck, Himelhoch's, Robert Hall,
Crowley's, Shoppers Fair, EJ Korvettes or Federals.
You remember the trolley
cars that went along Jefferson Avenue into Detroit.
You remember the Detroit
You remember shopping at
J. L. Hudson's and you rode the elevators there, which were "run" by
an elevator operator.
You remember the world's
largest flag that flew on the side of Hudson's in downtown
You remember a
Winkleman's and Sanders store in your neighborhood.
You remember the "Big
Snow", Buffalo Bob, Howdy Doody, Clarabelle, Phineas T.Bluster,
You remember Twin Pines
Dairy delivered milk and juice to the chute on the side of your
house and Milky the Clown performed magic with the magic words "Twin
You remember the Good
Humor man in a white uniform, ringing the bells as he drove down
You remember Olympia
You remember when
Vernors was made on Woodward Ave., and a bearded troll was on the
Your Mom got groceries
at Great Scott, Food Fair, Wrigley's or Chatham.
You remember that the
Giant Uniroyal Tire now on the Ford Freeway was a ferris wheel ride
at the 1964 World's Fair.
Your Mom saved Holden
Red Stamps, S&H Green stamps, or Gold Bell Gift stamps, and you
licked them into those little books.
Kresge's and Woolworth's
were "Dime Stores."
You had an uncle in the
furniture business (Joshua Door).
You know who Bill
You saw the Detroit
Lions play football in Tiger Stadium.
You remember Black Bart
and the Faygo song. Or how about "Which way did he go? He went for
Faygo, old fashion root beer."
You watched Rita Bell's
prize movies in the morning.
You remember Jack
LeGoff, Van Patrick and George Peirrot.
You remember Milky the
Clown, Soupy Sales, Johnny Ginger, Poopdeck Paul, Captain Jolly,
Sagebrush Shorty and maybe even Sergeant Satko Salute.
You visited the Wonder
Bread Bakery and got to take home a mini loaf of
Your address had a
two-digit "zone" before there were zip codes. Detroit 19, Michigan.
You visited the
incredible Christmas display shown each year at the Ford Rotunda in
You remember "Get on the
right track at 9 mile and Mack, to get the best deal in town. Roy
O'Brien...it's the best deal in town."
You remember a laundry
chute and a milk chute and a coal chute.
You remember going to
Detroit Edison with your Mom to exchange burned out light bulbs for