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Prunepicker
04-26-2010, 12:03 PM
Maybe it wouldn't be a good idea to give your address, but the general
location sounds safe enough.

I lived close to Hillcrest Elementary.

Generals64
04-26-2010, 12:04 PM
Maybe it wouldn't be a good idea to give your address, but the general
location sounds safe enough.

I lived close to Hillcrest Elementary.
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3200 Block S.W. 47th St. ... just east of Independence....OkC.....The house is still there,,,,,,I'm NOT.....

SOUTHSIDE GIRL
04-26-2010, 12:28 PM
Grade school/ jr high (Heronville/ Capitol Hill JR).......1300 block of SW 26th.

Highschool 43rd and Rancho

sam greenroyd
04-26-2010, 01:13 PM
Grade school/ jr high (Heronville/ Capitol Hill JR).......1300 block of SW 26th.

Highschool 43rd and Rancho

southside girl, we lived pretty close I'm suprised i didn't know you (Heronville ) 1100 block sw 24th. Jr high- high school (Grant) 1300 block sw 43 Of course i'm sure you didn't go by southside girl back then. lol

gen70
04-26-2010, 01:48 PM
Top-O-town, 44th and almost May, Chestnut Dr. in sight of U.S. Grant, S.W. 50th in sight of U.S. Grant, S. Klein and almost 74th, S.W. 61st and Kentucky, and S. Country Club Dr..

sam greenroyd
04-26-2010, 02:14 PM
Top-O-town, 44th and almost May, Chestnut Dr. in sight of U.S. Grant, S.W. 50th in sight of U.S. Grant, S. Klein and almost 74th, S.W. 61st and Kentucky, and S. Country Club Dr..

Lots of grant people there, olsons, hunters,wittens

RealJimbo
04-26-2010, 02:30 PM
NW 68th, up the street from the Gridiron Drive-In (in the '60s). Went to University Heights Grade School, JM junior and senior high. Used to say we lived two blocks and a million dollars away from Nichols Hills.

osu cowboy
04-26-2010, 02:46 PM
SE 33rd between Robinson and Shields. Attended Shields Heights, CHJH, CHHS

JMGrad68
04-26-2010, 03:14 PM
When I was born we lived at 1840 NE 25th and I went to kindergarten mostly at Harmony. Then we moved in 1956 to NW 83 between Nichols Hills Elem and JMHS. Then I went to OU in fall 1968 and lived in Johnson Tower, 348 1st St in Norman, and my draft number was...348. I lived in a lot of places in Norman...my fave was Faculty Heights duplexes 1122 Arkansas, $65/month. Car payment on my '71 Fiat 850 Spider was $66.42.

Mike, the Gridiron had GREAT hamburgers.

gen70
04-26-2010, 03:36 PM
Lots of grant people there, olsons, hunters,wittens I know of the Hunter's and Witten's, not sure of Olson's.

papaOU
04-26-2010, 03:39 PM
SE 33rd between Robinson and Shields. Attended Shields Heights, CHJH, CHHS

What year did you graduate?

papaOU
04-26-2010, 03:44 PM
500 block S.W. 26th. Grades 3&4 Sacred Heart (one block west) 5&6 Lee Elem (one block east and 3 blocks south) CHJH (4 blocks east) CHHS (10 blocks south)

Not one of these locations required a "ride"

rowdy55ok
04-26-2010, 03:53 PM
1/2 block east of Woodson Park on May

skyrick
04-26-2010, 04:44 PM
Beginning April '61 when we moved to OKC:

Corner of NW 33rd & Olie. across from Harding's baseball/football field. Went to Edgemere Elementary.

Near NW 33rd & Western. Went to John Carroll Catholic School, Harding HS, Northeast HS.

Near NW 34th & Walker. Right around the corner from Paseo at a VERY formative time in my life! WOOHOO! Graduated NEHS in '71 while living here.

NW 17th and Shartel. 1st place on my own after HS. Very cool old Victorian divided into a duplex. I had the top floor, Patsy Lou Doll (hamina-hamina!) on the ground floor.

Culture Shock happened; moved to Southside! Murray Drive between S. May and S. Villa.

Back to Northside and married! The Village on Oxford Ln near Britton Rd, almost right across the street from the Village PD!

NW 25th between Independence and Land.

Moved to Arlington TX in 1988, still here.

mugofbeer
04-26-2010, 05:18 PM
Near NW Classen. Moved here from Denver but never sold my house. Good thing, cause I may be moving back very soon.

osu cowboy
04-26-2010, 07:16 PM
What year did you graduate?

I graduated in 71.

Doug Loudenback
04-27-2010, 02:20 AM
Mesta Park on NW 19th Street ...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a49/DougLoudenback/MestaPark/mestapark_nw19th_04a.jpg

It's in the phone book, so no worries about disclosure. :sofa:

TOWNHERO
04-27-2010, 06:30 AM
I graduated in 71.

Hey OSU Cowboy, so you graduated in 71, I graduated in 70. Did you know there is a web page that has CHHS year books from 1967-1971. The url is
[url=http://chhs69.com/YearBook.htm[/url]

SOUTHSIDE GIRL
04-27-2010, 07:46 AM
southside girl, we lived pretty close I'm suprised i didn't know you (Heronville ) 1100 block sw 24th. Jr high- high school (Grant) 1300 block sw 43 Of course i'm sure you didn't go by southside girl back then. lol

You probably did. My mother also, worked in the cafeteria at Heronville, from my grade school years through my highschool. However I went to Capitol Hill, I think it was redistricted from Grant to Capitol Hill, unless you had older sibilings that graduated from Grant then you could still go to Grant. Graduated in 73.

sam greenroyd
04-27-2010, 08:10 AM
You probably did. My mother also, worked in the cafeteria at Heronville, from my grade school years through my highschool. However I went to Capitol Hill, I think it was redistricted from Grant to Capitol Hill, unless you had older sibilings that graduated from Grant then you could still go to Grant. Graduated in 73.

I had older sibilings that went to Capitol hill and a younger sibiling that went to the hill but I had to go to grant, we moved in my 6th grade and the boundries changed but changed again after me so my younger brother went to capitol hill. It turned out good anyway i knew people from both schools.

jdcf
04-27-2010, 09:46 AM
James Monroe Elem then to Edmond for jr high and high school

RealJimbo
04-27-2010, 10:37 AM
When I was born we lived at 1840 NE 25th and I went to kindergarten mostly at Harmony. Then we moved in 1956 to NW 83 between Nichols Hills Elem and JMHS. Then I went to OU in fall 1968 and lived in Johnson Tower, 348 1st St in Norman, and my draft number was...348. I lived in a lot of places in Norman...my fave was Faculty Heights duplexes 1122 Arkansas, $65/month. Car payment on my '71 Fiat 850 Spider was $66.42.

Mike, the Gridiron had GREAT hamburgers.

Yes they did. One place you could get a frosty glass mug of beer brought out to your car. Good butterfly fried shrimp, giant chef salads. Ray, the owner, was a buddy to the regulars.

lt14life
04-27-2010, 01:16 PM
When I was born we lived at 1840 NE 25th and I went to kindergarten mostly at Harmony. Then we moved in 1956 to NW 83 between Nichols Hills Elem and JMHS. Then I went to OU in fall 1968 and lived in Johnson Tower, 348 1st St in Norman, and my draft number was...348. I lived in a lot of places in Norman...my fave was Faculty Heights duplexes 1122 Arkansas, $65/month. Car payment on my '71 Fiat 850 Spider was $66.42.

Mike, the Gridiron had GREAT hamburgers.

Thats pretty cool, rent $65 & $66.42 for a car pymt, I graduated from J. Marshall in 1976 , Thats when it was still a good School.

lt14life
04-27-2010, 01:20 PM
I lived at 2716 Hefner Road and worked at Pauls Kerr McGee after School.

SoonerBent
04-27-2010, 01:24 PM
Just west of NW 36th and May. Was such a great area then. Now, there's spots that are OK and spots that I don't like to go into.

RealJimbo
04-27-2010, 01:36 PM
Just west of NW 36th and May. Was such a great area then. Now, there's spots that are OK and spots that I don't like to go into.

I worked at the Little Jim's c-store in that neighborhood back in 1968. It was the busiest store in the chain.

osu cowboy
04-27-2010, 07:37 PM
Hey OSU Cowboy, so you graduated in 71, I graduated in 70. Did you know there is a web page that has CHHS year books from 1967-1971. The url is
[url=http://chhs69.com/YearBook.htm[/url]

I didn't know that but I've got 69-71 buthad friends whose siblings who I'd like to look up. I'll check it out. Thanks.

mugofbeer
04-27-2010, 11:45 PM
Mesta Park on NW 19th Street ...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a49/DougLoudenback/MestaPark/mestapark_nw19th_04a.jpg

It's in the phone book, so no worries about disclosure. :sofa:

What a beautiful house, Doug. It really is.

Doug Loudenback
04-29-2010, 09:54 AM
Thanks, Mug, my wife and I have really enjoyed living here in Mesta Park. Living in a house built in 1910 does have some issues from time to time, but, that's OK. It's really not a fancy place and, from the street, looks bigger than it is. It's just about right for 2 adult people who haven't figured out how to get rid of accumulated stuff just yet ...

My wife gets full credit for the flowers ... there weren't any present at the location shown in the picture when we first moved here around 12-13 or so years ago.

rondvu
05-01-2010, 08:48 AM
Doug, Your wife has done a beautiful job in her landscaping. I grew up in Spencer and sad to say my childhood home looks like hammered dog doo doo.
http://www.oklahomacounty.org/assessor/Searches/sketches/picfile/2449/R191912565001sA.jpg

UnclePete
05-01-2010, 09:51 AM
Lived at NE 23rd and North Hiwassee. House town down to build a bank. Went to Choctaw School, 6th thru 12th grade.

papaOU
05-01-2010, 12:34 PM
Lived at NE 23rd and North Hiwassee. House town down to build a bank. Went to Choctaw School, 6th thru 12th grade.

What year did you graduate?

UnclePete
05-02-2010, 02:35 AM
1961.

In my previous post, town should read torn.

rcjunkie
05-02-2010, 06:08 AM
I lived on NW 19th just West of Drexel until I was in the 3rd grade, we then moved to Tuttle, graduated in 1978 and now live in Norman, but spend 4--5 months per year at Tenkiller.

SoonerQueen
05-03-2010, 02:13 AM
I grew up a few blocks north of 63rd and N May. I went to Burbank Elementary School, Hoover Jr High, and graduated from Northwest Classen in 1969.

sam greenroyd
05-03-2010, 08:31 AM
I lived on NW 19th just West of Drexel until I was in the 3rd grade, we then moved to Tuttle, graduated in 1978 and now live in Norman, but spend 4--5 months per year at Tenkiller.

Did you know Eula Bowers or Hunk Cobble?

OKCnBA
05-03-2010, 08:55 PM
NW 46th & Lee, (between Shartel & Walker). Horace Mann Elem. in the late 60s.

CCOKC
05-05-2010, 11:13 PM
I lived on NW 19th just West of Drexel until I was in the 3rd grade, we then moved to Tuttle, graduated in 1978 and now live in Norman, but spend 4--5 months per year at Tenkiller.

My dad grew up on 18th just west of Drexel. My grandmother lived in that house until the 90's. It was totally redone a few years ago and my mom and I toured it when it was for sale. I love that area. I spent much time at the park across the street.

jmpokc1957
01-12-2011, 01:39 PM
I lived at 6457 Sterling Dr. North of NW 63 and a few blocks W of Meridian. Nice place to grow up. Left for Oregon in 1976 so I'm not sure what it's like now. Did visit in 95 for my 20th reunion. Went to Rollingwood elem., Hefner Jr. High and Putnam City High School( 75 ).

I think about OKC a lot, especially in the summer. Not a lot of summer here in Oregon.

Mike

poe
01-17-2011, 06:19 AM
I lived on Elwood Drive in Edmond, just down from Henderson Hills Baptist Church.

Prunepicker
01-17-2011, 06:26 AM
When we moved to the southside in 1959, S.W. 59th & S. May
there was very little south of S.W. 66 or west of S. May.

Lauri101
01-17-2011, 09:53 AM
Corner of Eubanks and Dewey - 1 block south of NW 36th. Sister went to Harding when a junior high - I was bussed to Northeast when it was only a high school. Class of '73 - go Vikings!

skyrick
01-17-2011, 11:32 AM
Corner of Eubanks and Dewey - 1 block south of NW 36th. Sister went to Harding when a junior high - I was bussed to Northeast when it was only a high school. Class of '73 - go Vikings!

I went to Harding in 9th grade, '67-'68, the last year it was a full high school. At that time we lived one block over from Paseo, NW 34th & Walker. Grandma lived at the NW corner of Harding's football field, NW 33rd & Olie.

After that I was bussed to NEHS for grades 10-12. Viking Class of '71! Woo-hoo! The only person I can remember in the sophomore class was Lisa Ziegelgruber.

skyrick
01-17-2011, 11:36 AM
When we moved to the southside in 1959, S.W. 59th & S. May
there was very little south of S.W. 66 or west of S. May.

I moved to SW 44th & May area in 1974, and even that late in time there was hardly anything west of May. In fact there was a working horse ranch at the NW corner of that intersection until they built a Safeway about a quarter mile west.

skyrick
01-17-2011, 11:41 AM
I lived at 6457 Sterling Dr. North of NW 63 and a few blocks W of Meridian. Nice place to grow up. Left for Oregon in 1976 so I'm not sure what it's like now. Did visit in 95 for my 20th reunion. Went to Rollingwood elem., Hefner Jr. High and Putnam City High School( 75 ).

I think about OKC a lot, especially in the summer. Not a lot of summer here in Oregon.

Mike


My wife lived at the corner of Sterling & Nicklas from 1972-74. PC Class of '74

Lauri101
01-17-2011, 12:46 PM
I went to Harding in 9th grade, '67-'68, the last year it was a full high school. At that time we lived one block over from Paseo, NW 34th & Walker. Grandma lived at the NW corner of Harding's football field, NW 33rd & Olie.

After that I was bussed to NEHS for grades 10-12. Viking Class of '71! Woo-hoo! The only person I can remember in the sophomore class was Lisa Ziegelgruber.

I knew Lisa! My maiden name was Moore. I didn't really come out of my shell until latter part of soph. year. No doubt we likely passed one another in hall.

Prunepicker
01-17-2011, 04:29 PM
I moved to SW 44th & May area in 1974, and even that late in
time there was hardly anything west of May. In fact there was
a working horse ranch at the NW corner of that intersection until
they built a Safeway about a quarter mile west.
I believe the Rowland's owned it. I remember the horses would
be at the corner. Always wanted to own that property.

ctchandler
01-17-2011, 07:04 PM
I was born at St. Anthony and went home to 1128 S. W. 37th. My mother and dad purchased it in 1940. My mother didn't leave there until the mid 70's.
C. T.

papaOU
01-18-2011, 12:00 AM
I believe the Rowland's owned it. I remember the horses would
be at the corner. Always wanted to own that property.

You are correct. The Rowland's may still own the land.

jmpokc1957
01-18-2011, 12:08 PM
My wife lived at the corner of Sterling & Nicklas from 1972-74. PC Class of '74

Skyrick,

That was just down the street from me. We probably rode the same bus to PCHS.
Small world.

Mike

TheTravellers
01-18-2011, 03:25 PM
I grew up a few blocks north of 63rd and N May. I went to Burbank Elementary School, Hoover Jr High, and graduated from Northwest Classen in 1969.

:woowoo: NW 67th and May, Burbank Elementary, Longfellow 5th Year Center (or whatever it was called), Hoover Middle, Northeast High. Used to play in the field that is now Ted's.

BB37
01-18-2011, 06:44 PM
We lived in the 1700 block of SW 18th until 1962; attended Westwood Elementary from K - 2nd grade. Moved to NW 24th and Villa in the summer of '62. Got to watch 'em build Shepherd Mall (great fun for a 9-11 year old boy). Attended Cleveland Elementary (grades 3-6), Taft Jr. High, and Northwest Classen, graduating in 1971.

I see some other '71 grads have chimed in on this thread. I just got an email announcement of our 40 year reunion this week; doesn't seem possible.

osu cowboy
01-19-2011, 11:48 AM
We lived in the 1700 block of SW 18th until 1962; attended Westwood Elementary from K - 2nd grade. Moved to NW 24th and Villa in the summer of '62. Got to watch 'em build Shepherd Mall (great fun for a 9-11 year old boy). Attended Cleveland Elementary (grades 3-6), Taft Jr. High, and Northwest Classen, graduating in 1971.

I see some other '71 grads have chimed in on this thread. I just got an email announcement of our 40 year reunion this week; doesn't seem possible.

Class of '71 from Capitol Hill...didn't feel old until I thought about that..40 years!

TOWNHERO
01-19-2011, 12:15 PM
We lived in the 1700 block of SW 18th until 1962; attended Westwood Elementary from K - 2nd grade. Moved to NW 24th and Villa in the summer of '62. Got to watch 'em build Shepherd Mall (great fun for a 9-11 year old boy). Attended Cleveland Elementary (grades 3-6), Taft Jr. High, and Northwest Classen, graduating in 1971.

I see some other '71 grads have chimed in on this thread. I just got an email announcement of our 40 year reunion this week; doesn't seem possible.

My late wife went to Taft and graduated from Northwest Classen in 71. Her maiden name was Melinda Stone. I was from the southside and spent a lot of time in that area. I worked at the Humpty's at 30th and May, 23rd and Portland and 23rd and Rockwell. My wife grew up on NW 25th between Drexal and Classen. We met while I was working at the Humpty's on 23rd and Portland. Dated her Junior and Senior year. We got married in Oct of 1971 and was married for 26 years and 3 kids.

Phoenix59
04-14-2011, 01:05 AM
When my folks and I first moved to town in about 1965 (we had lived in Tulsa for a few years prior to that), we lived in the 4600 block of Westridge, just north of NW 39 between Meridian and Ann Arbor. Then they bought a house in the 2600 block on Adam Av., just northwest of 23rd and MacArthur (I used to walk over to the MacArthur Park 4 and the Westwood theatres on Saturdays).

When I moved out of my folks' house (they were divorced in 1980), I had an apartment at NW 12th and Billen, just northeast of NW 10 and May near the Fairgrounds.

Then I bought a house on SW 22 (I think it was -- been a long time), west of May Avenue behind the little airport there. Sold that one and moved to Bethany, 4600 block of N. Hammond, then out to an acreage in Newcastle; then a newer house in Norman, then moved away to Arkansas.

Wow, didn't realize there were so many. :ohno:

capt_john_97
06-03-2011, 07:10 AM
early childhood on Ditmer Rd right behind Windsor Hills Elementary in 4th grade moved to NW 60th and Meridian. Went to Coronado Heights elem., PC Central Jr High (Not Capps MS) and graduated PCHS in 1982

Rhetticent
06-15-2011, 09:28 AM
I lived at 6457 Sterling Dr. North of NW 63 and a few blocks W of Meridian. Nice place to grow up. Left for Oregon in 1976 so I'm not sure what it's like now. Did visit in 95 for my 20th reunion. Went to Rollingwood elem., Hefner Jr. High and Putnam City High School( 75 ).

I think about OKC a lot, especially in the summer. Not a lot of summer here in Oregon.

Mike

Mike: do you remember Jerry's Kerr-McGee at the corner of 63rd and Meridian?

Jim Kyle
06-15-2011, 09:53 AM
From 1946 to the mid-1950s I lived at NW 20 and May, one house east of the corner on the south side of NW 20 (except for my years at OU and in the army). I then moved to Ardmore for a year, but returned to my parents' house for a while before getting my own apartment at 729 NW 29 at the edge of the Paseo district. Lived there until my marriage in 1958, then moved to 1421 NW 8 (a two-story duplex with an additional apartment in the basement). Later that year we bought at 2737 SW 60 as one of the first homes built in that area when Ferguson developed it. The house is still in the family, owned by one of my sons as a rental. Moved to southern California in late 1959 but came back to OKC in early 1962. Lived at 1236 NE 44 for about 5 years, then on NW 24 a block west of Sheperd Mall until moving to Willow Creek Estates in 1982. As you can see I've been in most parts of the city over the years!

jmpokc1957
06-15-2011, 10:02 AM
Mike: do you remember Jerry's Kerr-McGee at the corner of 63rd and Meridian?

Yes, I do. I remember four gas stations, one on each corner. They seemed to change from time to time. There was( around 1976 ) a discount seld-serv station on the NW corner. I remember gas wars around 25 cents a gallon! I also remember A Champlin(?) station on the SW corner. That one may of changed. It was a time when gas stations were also "service stations", and you got a lot more than going inside what is more like a restaurant or convenience store to pay like you do now.

No self-serve gas here in Oregon. People voted it down twice!

I hear it's a bit warm in OKC. The high here in the Portland, Oregon, area may be mid 60's!

Mike

perrygreen
07-22-2011, 03:16 PM
Barr Ave. near 63rd and Meridian. Went Rollingwood Elementary in the mid to late 80's. That was a great neighborhood to be a kid in.