I'm lovin' your Classic Pic'z Welder Guy .. BUT.

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  1. BIGBARNEYCARS

    BIGBARNEYCARS Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I go on melancholy tripz lookin' at all the traffic pix and the city shots especial the '60s and '50 and the before yearz. We've lost something from back then. Iz it the population explosion, or Ike's freeway system or iz it just that I don't belong in the 21st Century?????????? DON'T STOP POSTING THO'. I know it's the same on your side of the border too. BUT DAMN IT SUCKZ, Jer
     
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    People in those pics said the same thing about pics from the 20s and 30s
     
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    BIGBARNEYCARS Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Yup, I know Jeff. I can remember my Grand Dad pissin' and moanin' about the McCarthy Commie Witch Hunt after WWII. I kinda remember hiz wordz, "THE WORLD IZ GOIN' TAH HELL" and I waz old enough to under stand just what he waz sayin'. And I've been waiting,lol Jer
     
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    Keep em coming. I have used a few to photo shop. The girlfriend likes the shops of Linda Vaughn I did for her!
     
  5. Fury440

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    I find myself looking at a lot of the pictures and drifting off down memory lane. The interesting part of that is the first memories are all good, warm fuzzy memories of the great life we had back then, however it doesn't take long for the "other" memories to surface. The "other" memories are the bad ones. Everything we did was labor intensive and we paid dearly for the few luxuries we had. Silly things, rabbit ears and the adjustment of those f'n things. Remote controls, we kids were the remote controls. Dishwashers, us kids again. Car wash, us kids again. We walked every where. I can remember my Mother announcing that today is grocery day. She would round up the three kids and away we went, about 15 blocks to the grocery store. Everyone had a few bags to haul on the return trip. In mid summer and 90 F that trip was deadly. In mid winter and -25 F that trip was torture. The really sad part, when the kids grew and left home for schooling or jobs, my mother still made the grocery trek all by herself. She never drove. Today my daughter has two little girls that keep her very busy and they love to eat. The modern solution, she accesses the grocery store using the internet and they pick her order, bag it and deliver it to her door.

    Maybe the good old days weren't as good as we like to think.
    :lol:
     
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    Look to the past to see where you're going.

    Life was crazy for each of the previous generations too. Imagine the first trains from stage coaches, horseless carriages from 4 legs. I do think as time marches forward we're accelerating towards an end.

    Please keep the pictures coming, I think we learn something from them and better appreciate what we have and in some cases don't need.
     
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    In our smaller town, there was one grocer that would take phone orders, get them pulled, and then deliver them to the customer (usually an older lady, reasonably well-to-do) in a '60 Rambler American 2-dr station wagon. This was in the earlier '60s. That particular grocer was the "high volume" blue collar side of town provider. He, his wife, and two kids worked their fannies off in that store. It was always busy and he would let most anybody charge stuff there, BUT they always paid him back and then they spent more money there. Tony was a truly "good guy".

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  8. Fury440

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    Wow that rings a bell. In the early 60's I got a job with a corner store in Ottawa. It was called Shakey's Grocery and it was on a corner, the store was maybe 25' x 20' and "old man Shakey" lived in back with his wife and kids. My job was stocking shelves, picking and bagging orders for deliver. I was also the delivery dude. I felt I had died and went to heaven, I got to drive all over the place in all kinds of weather. I don't remember what the car was, it was three on the tree, no syncro so double clutch most shifts. It was probably a straight 6. I had a blast, especially in winter with lots of snow and ice. Not only did I get paid, wasn't much, but I didn't care I'd have done it happily for free. As a bonus most customers gave me small tips.

    I just took a look with street view and I'll be darned if the building isn't still there close to 60 years later. Doesn't look like it's store anymore, but it hasn't changed much. Great memory trip!!
     
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    What corner was the store?. The name isn't familiar.
     
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    On the corner of Princeton Ave and Roosevelt Ave. Trust Ottawa to ignore the idea of Avenues and Streets. LOL

    Looking at it now, it looks so tiny. Shakey's was the only corner store in the area so he actually had a very busy store. He also allowed customer accounts and as far as I remember, everyone paid their bills eventually. Families with a bunch of kids, always found a hand full of penny candies in one of their bags. It was a fun place to be.

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    Then you should remember that tiny cramped Canadian Tire just a few blocks from there.
     
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    Vaguely, I remember many trips to a CTC store on Richmond Rd up towards Churchill, maybe even as far up as Island Park Drive. They had a lot of bike stuff and fishing tackle. Two best friends and I would take the street car down to Britannia Bay and go out on the log booms to catch channel cats. That was a ton of fun. Sadly both guys have passed away. I lived on Brierwood, half a block up from Princeton, Sue on Frazer Ave about 5 blocks away. We both went to Nepean HS.
     
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    That's the one.