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Old 07-04-19, 12:55 AM
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What about "strikeout"?

A box spray-painted onto a building, usually a public school? I learned how to pitch on one of these.
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Old 07-04-19, 01:43 AM
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What about "strikeout"?

A box spray-painted onto a building, usually a public school? I learned how to pitch on one of these.

Under the High Level. Not sure how well I remember but hitting the rafter was a trip and hitting the stairs up to the bridge was an HR.
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Old 07-04-19, 06:10 PM
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At Raymer any linedrive past the pitcher was a single, one bounce the fence was a double, hit the fence triple, and of course over the fence was a dinger.

There would be many times where we would have enough people to play "lob" baseball. Rubber ball with bases painted on the blacktop. Home plat was in the back corner near Raymer St. The school became Fenway's green monster. You'd have all ages ranging from 11-19. Called "lob" because you had to lob pitch (no catcher). It was great.

Charlie's Carryout on Starr Ave. and M & M Carryout on Nevada St. stocked rubber baseballs because so many kids played strikeout or "lob".
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Old 07-05-19, 06:11 AM
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Played a lot of these games with my uncle at the elementary school on Forsythe Street on the East Side of Toledo. Don't remember the name of the school but I remember the strike zone painted on the wall, hitting tennis balls over the fence, etc.
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Old 07-05-19, 08:01 AM
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Played a lot of these games with my uncle at the elementary school on Forsythe Street on the East Side of Toledo. Don't remember the name of the school but I remember the strike zone painted on the wall, hitting tennis balls over the fence, etc.
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Old 07-05-19, 01:01 PM
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Franklin representing! HR was Oak St.


"lob?" not sure we had a name for it but pitcher/batter bounces the rubber ball off the ground to the house and out to the street. Get it past the fielders for a hit. Clear across Greenwood for a HR.


Now that I'm older and I can imagine what that noise must have been like; thunk-thunk, thunk-thunk, thunk-thunk.... I wonder why we were allowed to live.
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Old 07-14-19, 03:19 PM
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I thought about this one driving to Florida yesterday and my gps tells me where to turn. Trip Ticks are gone if you remember them.

http://wisechapter3.com/2015/04/20/m...any-needs-one/
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Old 07-14-19, 03:53 PM
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Back in the early 1950"s when my family was living in a slum near 48th St. and Lorain, I vaguely remember the postman delivering mail twice a day. Was this a childhood fantasy or does anyone else remember this, granted you have to be pretty old?
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Old 07-14-19, 04:13 PM
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I thought about this one driving to Florida yesterday and my gps tells me where to turn. Trip Ticks are gone if you remember them.

http://wisechapter3.com/2015/04/20/m...any-needs-one/
We would have grandma order the triptik, because my dad would not pay for AAA
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Old 07-14-19, 06:07 PM
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We would have grandma order the triptik, because my dad would not pay for AAA
Yeah, grandma. I remember seeing them, but don't believe dad used anything other than a Rand-McNally and his "want to see places". Yep, I believe they were ma-ma's.
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Old 07-14-19, 06:22 PM
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Back in the early 1950"s when my family was living in a slum near 48th St. and Lorain, I vaguely remember the postman delivering mail twice a day. Was this a childhood fantasy or does anyone else remember this, granted you have to be pretty old?
I am not nearly old enough to know about that, but for most of its existence, my local newspaper was an evening paper. Are there still any evening papers in existence today?
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Old 07-14-19, 07:38 PM
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I thought about this one driving to Florida yesterday and my gps tells me where to turn. Trip Ticks are gone if you remember them.

http://wisechapter3.com/2015/04/20/m...any-needs-one/
We had AAA triptiks on every trip.
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Old 07-14-19, 09:39 PM
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Watched the movie Stand By Me for the first time in years. A couple of takeaways (some already mentioned).

Cherry Bombs
D$ickhead dads
Trains
Caboose
Flags on trains
Smashing coins on train tracks
Mailbox baseball
The acceptability of drinking
Drinking and driving
Junkyards
Junkyard dogs
Every kid wanted to be a soldier...
Or fireman or cop
Getting hided (the belt)
Homemade tattoos
Ability to tear apart an engine
Parents not knowing where kids were 24/7
Big families
River Phoenix
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Old 07-16-19, 05:24 AM
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Old 07-16-19, 08:00 AM
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We had AAA triptiks on every trip.
As did we!

We knew it was a serious trip when we all gathered around to flip through the trip tik!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-16-19, 08:02 AM
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Back in the early 1950"s when my family was living in a slum near 48th St. and Lorain, I vaguely remember the postman delivering mail twice a day. Was this a childhood fantasy or does anyone else remember this, granted you have to be pretty old?
Some newspapers were twice a day back then, AM and PM addition, so that is entirely true.

When I was a kid, we lived out in the country only 2 miles.

We would get the local newspaper a day late. It was printed in the next town, I would say 10-12 miles away.

I remember when it started to be on the correct day and couldn't believe how awesome it was!
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Old 07-16-19, 08:27 AM
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Newspapers...

Larger towns had more than one...

The Cincinnati Times-Star (gone ~ 1958)
The Cincinnati Post (gone ~ 2006) had bought the Times-Star in '58

Cleveland Press (gone ~ 1982)

The Columbus Citizen-Journal (gone ~ 1985)

The Canton Daily News (gone ~ 1930... bought by the Repository after Mellett was killed ...
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service
1927: Canton Daily News (Canton, Ohio), "for its brave, patriotic and effective fight for the ending of a vicious state of affairs brought about by collusion between city authorities and the criminal element, a fight which had a tragic result in the assassination of the editor of the paper, Mr. Don R. Mellett.")

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Old 07-16-19, 08:52 AM
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Back in the day living in the country 50's East Canton
Nickles Bread had a bread run truck; once a week it would come around
Superior Milk also had a milk wagon: again once a week he come around
Cooks Coffee Man he to had a truck with coffee, teas and other items once every two weeks
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Old 07-16-19, 08:58 AM
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Newspapers...

Larger towns had more than one...

The Cincinnati Times-Star (gone ~ 1958)
The Cincinnati Post (gone ~ 2006) had bought the Times-Star in '58

Cleveland Press (gone ~ 1982)

The Columbus Citizen-Journal (gone ~ 1985)

The Canton Daily News (gone ~ 1930... bought by the Repository after Mellett was killed ...
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service
1927: Canton Daily News (Canton, Ohio), "for its brave, patriotic and effective fight for the ending of a vicious state of affairs brought about by collusion between city authorities and the criminal element, a fight which had a tragic result in the assassination of the editor of the paper, Mr. Don R. Mellett.")

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P.S... 1930 ~ I'm not that old!!!


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Not many people know the history of the assassination of Don R. Mellet very interesting Canton Little Chicago. I was told the story many times .. My great great Uncle was a sport write at the time.
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Old 07-16-19, 09:20 AM
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Newspapers...

Larger towns had more than one...

The Cincinnati Times-Star (gone ~ 1958)
The Cincinnati Post (gone ~ 2006) had bought the Times-Star in '58

Cleveland Press (gone ~ 1982)

The Columbus Citizen-Journal (gone ~ 1985)

The Canton Daily News (gone ~ 1930... bought by the Repository after Mellett was killed ...
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service
1927: Canton Daily News (Canton, Ohio), "for its brave, patriotic and effective fight for the ending of a vicious state of affairs brought about by collusion between city authorities and the criminal element, a fight which had a tragic result in the assassination of the editor of the paper, Mr. Don R. Mellett.")

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Cleveland had dozens of foreign language papers at the turn of the 20th century, including several competing German papers. Cinci, too

http://ndnpohio.ohiohistory.org/wp-c...C_20140410.pdf

My great-grandfather learned English in part by comparing the Press stories to those in the foreign language papers.


He was a legal immigrant. Straight-up legit. No laws broken, nothing sneaky. Came in legally, worked, saved and paid for passage of my great aunts and great-grandmother. Grandfather was the first from that branch of my family tree born here on US soil.
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Living in rural central Ohio we had the Wonder bread truck and I want to say Isaly's for milk, butter and ice cream. Walked down the road a short way to the neighbors to buy eggs. 45 cents. 5 cents cheaper if you got in the chicken coop and gathered them yourself. Dad worked at Marion Power Shovel, worked making the pads for the space crawler. He'd get a week off in the summer while the ovens were worked on. We'd drive off maybe to Virginia to visit the Harris family. The two of them had served together on an LST in WWII in the Pacific. That was the only time we ever locked the door to the house. Locked only the front door. Back door was left unlocked because, as Dad said "Rex might have to get into the house". He was the farmer down the road with the chickens and eggs.

Times gone forever.
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Old 07-16-19, 01:13 PM
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Old 07-16-19, 01:15 PM
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Living in rural central Ohio we had the Wonder bread truck and I want to say Isaly's for milk, butter and ice cream. Walked down the road a short way to the neighbors to buy eggs. 45 cents. 5 cents cheaper if you got in the chicken coop and gathered them yourself. Dad worked at Marion Power Shovel, worked making the pads for the space crawler. He'd get a week off in the summer while the ovens were worked on. We'd drive off maybe to Virginia to visit the Harris family. The two of them had served together on an LST in WWII in the Pacific. That was the only time we ever locked the door to the house. Locked only the front door. Back door was left unlocked because, as Dad said "Rex might have to get into the house". He was the farmer down the road with the chickens and eggs.

Times gone forever.
Regarding a milk delivery truck...
IN west central ohio we had one until the mid 90s I do believe. He started out 3 days a week, just stopped by, walked into the house and put it in the fridge for you!

As a kid we loved it when he would have those little chocolate milk containers that the schools would get.

During the blizzard of 79 or so he delivered via snow mobile!

When he retired the biz was no more. Now the old milk building has been restored and now is a micro brewery owned by two veterans.

http://tailspinbrewing.co/

Check it out if ever in Mercer County as well as Moeller Brew Barn in Maria Stein!
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Old 07-17-19, 12:21 PM
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I'm not sure if I like this thread or not. It makes me feel older and older each time I read through it.
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Old 07-17-19, 12:26 PM
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Old 07-18-19, 02:23 PM
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Old 07-18-19, 02:30 PM
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