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Generals64
03-02-2009, 01:04 PM
O.K., you've got me wondering now....Fox Lumber is on the East side....there was a filling station on the east corner and then some type of Drive-in (Now Mexican Food place) and the Further south on the east side The Pepsi plant was there for a long time and then Bob's Candy company was there for years.....Now, on the West side some large older homes and then further north where you are talking about....ooops, forgot....old age you know...Isn't there a Battery company there now????? slipping bad....I forgot to get away from the Analog converter box......DON'T KNOW>>>>

Prunepicker
03-02-2009, 01:14 PM
The Holister Company?

Never mind. That was on 15th.

What gas Station was on the NW corner of SW 15th and May?

Prunepicker
03-02-2009, 01:18 PM
On the north west corner of s.w. 25th and may what was the business there
originally?

I haven't been there in years. I get 15th mixed up with 25th.

I'm guessing Square Deal Auto Salvage. But it might have been closer to
the railroad overpass.

I'm going to go looking this week.

Generals64
03-02-2009, 03:52 PM
Never mind. That was on 15th.

What gas Station was on the NW corner of SW 15th and May?

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Originally Deep Rock.....

Redskins/General
03-02-2009, 04:28 PM
Remember Melrose Court on the S.E. corner of 44th and Robinson, Alamo Plaza courts on the N.W. Corner and just to the North on east side of 44th the Old Alamo Plaza Restaurant known for its fried Chicken!! Makes ya' kind of hungry, huh!

Redskins/General
03-02-2009, 04:29 PM
correction: west side of 44th on the Chicken house

Prunepicker
03-02-2009, 04:43 PM
Someone is sorely missed on this thread. Just can't put my finger on who it is. :fighting2

Generals64
03-02-2009, 05:05 PM
I Agree:.....my same sentiments.......even though that person went to S.E....

grantgeneral78
03-02-2009, 06:16 PM
I Agree:.....my same sentiments.......even though that person went to S.E....

Hey I am still here...and I did not go to S.E.!!!

:poke: :ohno:

jellen
03-02-2009, 07:08 PM
The Lauderdales owned the Melrose Court.

Prunepicker
03-02-2009, 07:19 PM
Hey I am still here... and I did not go to S.E.!

Who are you?




:LolLolLol

grantgeneral78
03-02-2009, 08:21 PM
Who are you?




:LolLolLol

OOPS thought I was on Southside memories...........anyone?


Ok here is one.....jim ed grant ford that was in yukon where did he get his start and what was it?

Prunepicker
03-02-2009, 09:20 PM
OOPS thought I was on Southside memories... anyone?

Ok here is one... jim ed grant ford that was in Yukon where did he get his
start and what was it?

Yukon? I thought he was in Moore. Home of smile America!

At any rate, when his commercials came on my Dad would always say,
"Can't that man afford a suit that fits?" His sleeves were very long and it
drove Dad crazy.

YEAH, Jim Ed was in Moore. Wanna fight?

Back to the question... I'm guessing Peter Piper Pizza.

NO! He was Linda Soundtrack!

NO! Jeno's Pizza Rolls!

NO! Deep Rock gas commercials!

NO...

Prunepicker
03-03-2009, 12:54 AM
I just received a message, at 1:50 am in the morning.

Who in the world is South Side Girl and why can't I read her message?

'tis a puzzlement.

grantgeneral78
03-03-2009, 04:39 AM
Yukon? I thought he was in Moore. Home of smile America!

At any rate, when his commercials came on my Dad would always say,
"Can't that man afford a suit that fits?" His sleeves were very long and it
drove Dad crazy.

YEAH, Jim Ed was in Moore. Wanna fight?

Back to the question... I'm guessing Peter Piper Pizza.

NO! He was Linda Soundtrack!

NO! Jeno's Pizza Rolls!

NO! Deep Rock gas commercials!

NO...

haha forgot about those suits that did not fit, he was a weird dood. No he was in yukon next to the old jackie cooper on route 66, his first business was on the southside of the city though.

grantgeneral78
03-03-2009, 04:40 AM
I just received a message, at 1:50 am in the morning.

Who in the world is South Side Girl and why can't I read her message?

'tis a puzzlement.

uhoh picker someone is stalking you!:LolLolLol

Prunepicker
03-03-2009, 10:50 AM
Who had the dealership in Moore? He always ended his ads with, "In Moore,
home of smile America".

I thought it was Jim Ed Grant.

FRISKY
03-03-2009, 12:35 PM
Gene Williams Chevrolet?

Redskins/General
03-03-2009, 12:43 PM
Gene Williams Chevrolet?
How about Allan Merril Chevrolet, The Mexican Market is Hot right now!!

Redskins/General
03-03-2009, 12:44 PM
Allan Merril was Yukon I think, Wasn't the Moore dealership Williams Kilpatrick, then Gene Williams and then David Stanley???

FRISKY
03-03-2009, 01:11 PM
Allan Merril was Yukon I think, Wasn't the Moore dealership Williams Kilpatrick, then Gene Williams and then David Stanley???That is correct.

Generals64
03-03-2009, 04:21 PM
That is correct.
Jim Ed Grant's sons used to own some pawn shops and Eddie still owns some daycare units on the Southside of OKC....What was his previous Job Description???

Prunepicker
03-03-2009, 04:41 PM
Gene Williams Chevrolet?

You may be right. I don't know.

Prunepicker
03-03-2009, 04:45 PM
Allan Merril was Yukon I think, Wasn't the Moore dealership Williams Kilpatrick,
then Gene Williams and then David Stanley?

That may be the case, but they aren't the companies I remember who ended
their ads with "Moore, home of smile America". Gene Williams may very well
be the company, the more I think about it.

Yes, Alan Merrill was in Yukon. The lot he owned/leased is still there. I don't
know if there's a business there or not. Last I looked, it was not being used.

Generals64
03-03-2009, 04:48 PM
That may be the case, but they aren't the companies I remember who ended
their ads with "Moore, home of smile America". Gene Williams may very well
be the company, the more I think about it.

Yes, Alan Merrill was in Yukon. The lot he owned/leased is still there. I don't
know if there's a business there or not. Last I looked, it was not being used.

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Gene Williams always started by talking about shopping out on the old Prairie Field. He was the one that got the city to paint the "Smiley Face" on the Water Tower in Moore America.....

Prunepicker
03-03-2009, 04:50 PM
Jim Ed Grant's sons used to own some pawn shops and Eddie still owns some
daycare units on the Southside of OKC... What was his previous Job
Description?

Jolly Roger truck driver! Maybe not...

How about fork lift operator for TG&Y?

Prunepicker
03-03-2009, 04:52 PM
Gene Williams always started by talking about shopping out on the old Prairie
Field. He was the one that got the city to paint the "Smiley Face" on the
Water Tower in Moore America...

That's the guy! Frisky was correctomundo! Thanks for knowing everything
about OKC!

grantgeneral78
03-03-2009, 06:28 PM
Yeah jim ed owned a pawn shop and had a small car lot on s.w. 29th, I dont remember eddies brothers name but they were handed everyting on a silver platter. Last I seen jim ed he had a pawn shop in midwest city. Quite a drop from major dealership owner to pawn shop.

Generals64
03-03-2009, 07:16 PM
Yeah jim ed owned a pawn shop and had a small car lot on s.w. 29th, I dont remember eddies brothers name but they were handed everyting on a silver platter. Last I seen jim ed he had a pawn shop in midwest city. Quite a drop from major dealership owner to pawn shop.
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there were a few things that happened to Jim we'll talk about out of the forum. However, he made a lot of $$$$$ in the pawn shop business. He didn't own just one.....

grantgeneral78
03-03-2009, 08:19 PM
yeah very controvesial. to say the least.

Generals64
03-04-2009, 07:11 AM
yeah very controvesial. to say the least.
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It seems like the Pawn Shop business is what to be in. There is now one at every corner.....especially on the Southside...

Redskins/General
03-04-2009, 07:59 AM
Speaking of car dealerships, how about Scott Chevrolet, Bus Horton Ford etc. etc. and the Gandara Buick Store on N.W. 10th. I believe R.T. Ayers (High Performance) Chevrolet was where Allan Merrill used to be in Yukon. And his brother Woody Ayers had a store in Edmond. Speaking of Gandara Buick, Wasn't "Wava" who advertises for Nu-Sound Hearing Aids the Spokes Lady for Gandara Buick back many many years ago!! Does anyone know? Can anyone remember who the sponsor (a product) for the "Ida B" show was, or do any of you remember Ida B??????

CarltonsKeeper
03-04-2009, 08:11 AM
I remember all of those dealerships and that was where R.T. Ayers Chevrolet was. Bought my first new car there 1966 Chevelle SS 396/375 H.P. They had some real hot dog cars. His brother or cousin was Woody Ayers in Edmond and yes Wava was a spokesperon for Gandara Buick. The Ida B show came on daily kind of like Danny's Day. Her sponsor was Country Club Crackers which came in the green box, don't know if they still make them or not! Could have been called Lunch with Ida B?

gen70
03-04-2009, 08:21 AM
I remember Ida B, I went to college with her son. Also, I bought my first new car at Scott Chevrolet, a 72 Monte Carlo.

Generals64
03-04-2009, 11:07 AM
Stockyards lumber, do you remember who the owner was and the son's name!
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Whoa, new kid on the block...Welcome to the Southside thread. Can you answer some questions for Us?
1. Where did you go to School? both Elementary and Highschool
2. Were you raised on the Southside?
3. What kind of memories can you share with us?

Generals64
03-04-2009, 11:10 AM
Speaking of car dealerships, how about Scott Chevrolet, Bus Horton Ford etc. etc. and the Gandara Buick Store on N.W. 10th. I believe R.T. Ayers (High Performance) Chevrolet was where Allan Merrill used to be in Yukon. And his brother Woody Ayers had a store in Edmond. Speaking of Gandara Buick, Wasn't "Wava" who advertises for Nu-Sound Hearing Aids the Spokes Lady for Gandara Buick back many many years ago!! Does anyone know? Can anyone remember who the sponsor (a product) for the "Ida B" show was, or do any of you remember Ida B??????
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Ida B:.....Ida Blackburn...Koco-TV....Was the person who help initiate the first color picture (American Flag) in 1964:......TG&Y Sponsored her show (10:30a.m.) on Thursdays for years....Embarassing but, I was on there for quite a few episodes as the TG&Y person. She wanted to film my wedding live and My wife said NO!!!! oh well, she was worth it (my wife)

Generals64
03-04-2009, 11:11 AM
Can anyone remember what business was originally on the N.E corner of 44th and S. Penn?
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Wasn't it a tire shop/Muffler shop????

Prunepicker
03-04-2009, 11:41 AM
It seems like the Pawn Shop business is what to be in. There is now one at
every corner... especially on the Southside...

Well somebody needs to fence all that stolen merchandise. lol

CarltonsKeeper
03-04-2009, 01:26 PM
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Wasn't it a tire shop/Muffler shop????
It was an Apco service Station!

SOUTHSIDE GIRL
03-04-2009, 01:26 PM
Was there something there before the Pawn Shop

SOUTHSIDE GIRL
03-04-2009, 01:29 PM
Apco was on the South East corner wasn't it

FRISKY
03-04-2009, 01:43 PM
It was an Apco service Station!Where was the Mint Club?

CarltonsKeeper
03-04-2009, 03:02 PM
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Wasn't it a tire shop/Muffler shop????
Went to Rancho Village, graduated from U.S. Grant and was raised in South Oklahoma City. Memory still working!!

CarltonsKeeper
03-04-2009, 03:03 PM
Gen/64, what elementary school, were you a 64 Grant General?

CarltonsKeeper
03-04-2009, 03:05 PM
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Ida B:.....Ida Blackburn...Koco-TV....Was the person who help initiate the first color picture (American Flag) in 1964:......TG&Y Sponsored her show (10:30a.m.) on Thursdays for years....Embarassing but, I was on there for quite a few episodes as the TG&Y person. She wanted to film my wedding live and My wife said NO!!!! oh well, she was worth it (my wife)
Ida B's sponsor was Country Club Crackers which we never had because my mother said they were too expensive. I thought only the rich kids ate those!

Generals64
03-04-2009, 03:21 PM
It was an Apco service Station!

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yep, you're 100% right on that one....Since YOU are NEW to the thread did you ever eat or go to Ellen's Grille?...It's been talked about before but, it seems everyone has a memory of it. Did you go to Grant ? If so when did you graduate???(if you did)

Generals64
03-04-2009, 03:40 PM
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gen70
03-04-2009, 03:43 PM
Where was the Mint Club?

The Mint Club was on the N.E. corner of 44th & Penn.. There might have been a gas station at one time but, I had been in the Mint before.

Generals64
03-04-2009, 03:58 PM
The Mint Club was on the N.E. corner of 44th & Penn.. There might have been a gas station at one time but, I had been in the Mint before.

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But, I think the Mint was put in the building of the Apco Station...Almost positive.....

Redskins/General
03-04-2009, 04:13 PM
The Mint Club was on the N.E. corner of 44th & Penn.. There might have been a gas station at one time but, I had been in the Mint before.
I spent many an hour in the mint club, I lived right behind it. I bought my first pack of cigarettes in about 1957 at the Apco service station there out of a machine for .25cents! Amazing what things you remember from your childhood. It only took me about 25 years to get over the smoking habit. I even remember them being Lucky STrikes, my favorites!! Hope my lungs have recovered.

Generals64
03-04-2009, 04:19 PM
Funny how when we were kids, they would tell you they weren't supposed to sellyou cigarettes and the normal response was I'm getting them for my mom/dad.....O.K. but don't you smoke any of them...Yeah, go and smoke Grapevine.../Sheeeesh, I wanted to die since I knew that the FIRE that went down my throat burned up my lungs and everything else.....and then I remembered that it would stop my growth....Man, I should be about 7' 4" tall by now then...Oh well sa as it was on the Southside of OKC....

Redskins/General
03-04-2009, 04:28 PM
Apco was on the South East corner wasn't it
It was a Texaco on the S.E. corner!!

Generals64
03-04-2009, 04:49 PM
Definitely a Texaco...It was there for years...That was the station that the kids from Capitol Hill shot the hands off the outside clock...Right, SHOT the hands off...and they were so proud they told the first police officer they saw that they should become cops they were so good with a gun...True Story....

grantgeneral78
03-04-2009, 05:23 PM
Ok what was the gas station that was located across from the delrancho on 29th street. delrancho sat on the north side of the street and the station was caddy corner from it on the south side of the street....BETCHA DONT KNOW!

Generals64
03-04-2009, 05:55 PM
Ok what was the gas station that was located across from the delrancho on 29th street. delrancho sat on the north side of the street and the station was caddy corner from it on the south side of the street....BETCHA DONT KNOW!

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All right Redskins/general go ahead and tell him our answer...He won't believe me if I tell him.

Redskins/General
03-04-2009, 06:26 PM
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All right Redskins/general go ahead and tell him our answer...He won't believe me if I tell him.
No, you go ahead, don't want to spoil his fun!!

Redskins/General
03-04-2009, 06:30 PM
What station was on the S.W. corner of 25th and South Western. Had the biggest line of cars in town when a gas war hit about 59 or 60 !! Gas was .15 per gallon and they were lined up south down Western for about 3 blocks! It normally was only about .21 to .25 cents anyway..

CarltonsKeeper
03-04-2009, 06:34 PM
What station was on the S.W. corner of 25th and South Western. Had the biggest line of cars in town when a gas war hit about 59 or 60 !! Gas was .15 per gallon and they were lined up south down Western for about 3 blocks! It normally was only about .21 to .25 cents anyway..
It was a Deep Rock Station and my Dad and I sat in that line to save what, maybe .80 cents?? Crazy Huh

CarltonsKeeper
03-04-2009, 06:39 PM
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yep, you're 100% right on that one....Since YOU are NEW to the thread did you ever eat or go to Ellen's Grille?...It's been talked about before but, it seems everyone has a memory of it. Did you go to Grant ? If so when did you graduate???(if you did)
I spent a good portion of my life in Ellen's Grille, even got free Cheeseburgers, guess they felt sorry for a kid who had to eat out all the time. And I graduated from U.S. Grant in 1965....Maybe even helped buy the Cannon.

Generals64
03-04-2009, 07:15 PM
I spent a good portion of my life in Ellen's Grille, even got free Cheeseburgers, guess they felt sorry for a kid who had to eat out all the time. And I graduated from U.S. Grant in 1965....Maybe even helped buy the Cannon.

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You must have known Danny Parker and Max Weldon... you know, it's been almost 40 years since Danny was killed in Viet Nam.....Sure miss his quirky ways.
June 9th, 1969 .... He left for over there on April of '69 ...landed on May 9th of '69 and killed a month later.....Good guy. If you helped buy the Cannon then your purchase has been talked about numerous times on this thread...I probably know who you are.....