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You know you're from Penticton if . . .

Postby johnhenry » Dec 31st, 2012, 10:33 pm

you remember the rodeo grounds
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Re: You know you're from Penticton if...........

Postby logman » Jan 1st, 2013, 4:35 am

you remember the pre-riot peachfest nights. When there was no law about riding in the back of a truck.Wasn't MC Hammer at Kings park??????? Holiday Hills camp ground!!!!
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Re: You know you're from Penticton if...........

Postby johnhenry » Jan 1st, 2013, 11:22 am

You remember the fortune teller at Hoot's Sweets
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Re: You know you're from Penticton if...........

Postby southy » Jan 1st, 2013, 11:47 am

I think we've been down this memory lane in the past .... check this out:

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=35403
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Re: You know you're from Penticton if...........

Postby bipdl » Jan 1st, 2013, 8:42 pm

I remember when the "peach" actually looked like a peach, not a nectarine.

How about the "Lunch Horn"? Could hear it while pruning all the way out in Trout Creek.

The Incola.

The lumber train from the mill in OK Falls on its way to Spence's Bridge.

And, tracks alongside Railway Avenue.

When the slough north of town actually had Red Wings, and a fishing hut where kids could dip a line. (Now it's just a slew of roofs behind a wall!)

There were (count 'em) 2 Drive-In theatres! (Now there's only Drive-Thru's.)

But what I probably miss most is being able to quietly enjoy sitting on the beach after midnight on a warm summer evening under the star-studded deep dark sky without being asked by Mounties to move along.
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Re: You know you're from Penticton if...........

Postby johnhenry » Jan 1st, 2013, 9:32 pm

Loves Lunch
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Re: You know you're from Penticton if...........

Postby Alvis » Jan 1st, 2013, 9:51 pm

bipdl wrote:I remember when the "peach" actually looked like a peach, not a nectarine.

How about the "Lunch Horn"? Could hear it while pruning all the way out in Trout Creek.

The Incola.

The lumber train from the mill in OK Falls on its way to Spence's Bridge.

And, tracks alongside Railway Avenue.

When the slough north of town actually had Red Wings, and a fishing hut where kids could dip a line. (Now it's just a slew of roofs behind a wall!)

There were (count 'em) 2 Drive-In theatres! (Now there's only Drive-Thru's.)

But what I probably miss most is being able to quietly enjoy sitting on the beach after midnight on a warm summer evening under the star-studded deep dark sky without being asked by Mounties to move along.

Do you recall where the other speedway was?
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Re: You know you're from Penticton if . . .

Postby bipdl » Jan 2nd, 2013, 3:01 pm

The Bay, with the only elevator in town... three floors.

Marshall Wells.

Working packing houses.

Local pears.

The Pilgrim House restaurant & pub.

Woolworth's.

Min Kita's electronics.
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Re: You know you're from Penticton if . . .

Postby Dawnland » Jan 2nd, 2013, 9:35 pm

In almost chronological order:
you look North on Main Street and see the lake
Gurnsey's pond
Dean's tops and tees
Bowl -a- more Lanes beside the old Pen-Mar
Smitty's Restaurant at Cherry Lane
Mobile 2 for 1 video store
O'Connell Elementary
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Re: You know you're from Penticton if...........

Postby bipdl » Jan 3rd, 2013, 1:03 am

Alvis wrote:Do you recall where the other speedway was?


Sorry, no... unless you're referring to Main Street on Saturday night. :127:
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Re: You know you're from Penticton if . . .

Postby 3+141592 » Jan 3rd, 2013, 10:16 am

Thanks to all contributors, this has been an entertaining thread.
Where were the Drive-ins located anyway?

For those that missed it, lots of real old pictures at this URL:
http://www.oldphotos.ca/archivos/collec ... =279747023
I had NO idea that a Lancaster bomber ever landed at our airport.
Must have made quite the racket...
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Re: You know you're from Penticton if . . .

Postby canuck500 » Jan 3rd, 2013, 12:51 pm

That doesn't look like a Lancaster to me, more like a B-25 or similar.
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