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05/09/21 11:19 PM #4824    

 

Steve Conroy (1973)

Nick Nunez I lost my ring in the middle of a lake!  I've threatened to replace it for many years.

 


05/09/21 11:20 PM #4825    

Marvin Wright (1969)

My Saturdays were spent helping dad and mother with three sessions at the rink, Rainbow. But I did get to go now and then. T & L always had a great chicken fried steak. Those were actually fun times great memories. 


05/10/21 01:15 PM #4826    

Ron Coffee (1961)

I remember when the Granada theather opened. I thought the North Houston theather was great until then. We had to walk allot further, but it was worth it !!!


05/11/21 10:37 AM #4827    

Harlon Pickett (1960)

I can remember when there were three choices for movie theaters on or near that part of Humble road (Jensen).  As mentioned Granada, North Houston and a liitle ways east, the Luell.  I think it later became bowling alley/pool hall etc.  Amazing that we could walk from Talent street and spend the entire Saturday without adult supervision and live to tell about it.  LOL

 

 


05/11/21 12:08 PM #4828    

 

RivΓ©t Coy (1965)

I haven't seen any mention of Epson Downs Drive In Theatre corner of Turner and Jensen Dr. 


05/11/21 03:23 PM #4829    

Donna Howard (Locke) (1962)

I have great memories of the Granada theater also. Going to Rainbow roller ring was another treat where I got to wear a cute skating skirt outfit made by my grandmother. My grandparents raised me. We also got to go to T&L restaurant. My first job was at Cameron's 5&10 by Western Auto. Worked there 4 years. I also remember North Houston  theater and Epsom zdowns drive in. We also had Irvington and Tidwell theatres. Princess drive in was the Friday night place to be, but always circled through Prices's and Baileys before going home. Most of us grew up in the same economics status at the time because most families were still living a little frugal with memories of war times. It was the greatest time to have grown up in my opinion. See ya!


05/11/21 07:53 PM #4830    

Travis King (1958)

Actually,there were 4 theaters.Epsom Downs was at the corner of Jensen Drive and Hage St. My family lived on Hage and this was before car speakers. We
we were able to sit on our screened in porch and not only see the movie but hear it also for free. There was also a vacant lot close to the fence, so we would take blankets and lay on the grass and watch movies.There was the North Houston Theater,the Centre theater,which cost 9 cents to get in if you were under 12 years old.I was under 12 for a long time.Then they built the Granada.It cost a whole quarter to get in.I was attending Burbank Elementery when we lived on Hage St. We soon moved to Hopper Rd.and i had to transfert to Barrick Elementery. From there to Burbank junior high then to Sam Houston. Graduated when I was 17,and two weeks later,joined the Navy.

05/11/21 11:32 PM #4831    

Phyles Smith (Schobel) (1967)

I wanted to let you know James Land passed away on Monday May 10,  2021 from cancer.

I believe Kim Falk must be his daughter (maybe) but her number is at the bottom if you have questions.

Funeral arrangements are as follows

 

James Mannen Land

Klein Funeral Home - Tomball 

1400 W Main

Tomball, Tx 77375

 

Viewing Thursday May 13th 5-8

Funeral Friday May 14th 10:00 

Reception to follow at Jeanie and Patrick’s home

 

Kim Falk 

832-896-3479


05/12/21 09:07 AM #4832    

 

Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

So sorry to hear of James Land's passing. Another classmate gone but not forgotten. May he rest in peace.

05/12/21 09:12 AM #4833    

 

Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

Donna Howard, I think we must have all spent our free time doing very similar things. What a great childhood we had even though we were not rich in money we were rich in joy and family and friends. I wish we could somehow recover those times for the world today.

05/12/21 01:44 PM #4834    

 

Danney VAN McCoy (1966)

EPSOM DOWN DRIVE IN FAVORITE SPOT πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ JENSEN DR NOT AS DANGEROUS AS TODAY , BUT MAJORITY OF MY FRIENDS IN65-66  FAVORED AIRLINE DRIVE IN . GREAT TIMES , MEMORIES IN 66' Lots OF ROADS TRAVELED SINCE THEN !! 


05/13/21 11:07 AM #4835    

Marvin Wright (1969)

Jensen Dr was not all that great even back then. I remember Mr Pettigrew almost got beat to death in a robbery at his first parts store on Jensen.  Haven't heard anyone mention that Epson Downs drive in got it's name from the original horse track that was there.  Hardy street had some bad areas also.


05/13/21 11:15 AM #4836    

Lawrence Tracy Lott (1976)

Nick Nunez 79'

I lost my class ring (76') in Atlanta airport on the way home from Infantry training at Fort Benning in Nov 76'. Took it off to wash my hands in a bathroom and didn't realize it until I was on the plane to Houston. Lucky for me I had my full name engraved inside (Thank you Balfour!). I flew back through there a couple of weeks later on the way to my first assignment in Germany and some kind soul had turned it in to lost & found. Still have it 45 years later, though I don't wear it much any more. Some days you just get lucky!


05/13/21 03:46 PM #4837    

 

Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

How lucky for you Lawrence Lott. Good Karma for your service to our nation. Thank you sir.

05/13/21 04:11 PM #4838    

John (Billy) Spies (1971)

As kids our parents did not was going to North Houston Theater, only Granada. But, we would sneak off to North Houston...they had 10 cent popcorn and if the bag had a star on it you got something free...55 years ago my memory is a little clouded. Anyway, we (neighborhood kids) were watching a movie and heard a rumbling sound like thunder. There was a fight at the rear of the theater and guys were rolling all over. We then decided we better stick to the Granada unless older brothers were with us.

05/13/21 05:55 PM #4839    

 

Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

Billy, Momma does know best.

05/13/21 07:58 PM #4840    

 

Paula Ruzicka (1972)

Danney McCoy...familiar name of decades past...believe you and my dear Brother were buds...bringing sweet memories

Hope you are well and happy!  Blessings, Paula


05/14/21 06:57 AM #4841    

 

Randy Tolman (1967)

So there was a bad gang called the Laura Kopy (sp) Gang that hung out at the North Houston Theater and the pool hall across the street. So we were not allowed to go to the North Houston theater. But mom never said anything about the pool hall. So when we had anywhere from 3 to 6 of us all together we would go to the pool hall on Laura Kopy Street. Of course once in a great while we would break the rules and go to the North Houston theater. Only if they had a show we wanted to see. That's the good thing about having older brothers and a bunch of good friends in our neighborhood. But all in all the Granada theater was the greatest place to hang out and you could not beat the $.19 hamburgers at Prices drive in. Some great memories growing up on the northside.


05/14/21 11:27 AM #4842    

 

Danney VAN McCoy (1966)

O YES PAULA, BEEN DECADES SINCE PARKER RD. & COOP ELEM. ,SAM HOUSTON ! 
MANY BLESSINGS BETWEEN THOSE YEARS & STILL RECEIVING THEM EVERYDAY ! GOD IS GODπŸ™
 HOPE ALL WELL WITH U & UR FAMILY πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ IM STILL SIPPING  FROM THE SAUCER OF THE OVERFLOW OF THE CUP OF ABUNDANT  GOD''s  BLESSINGS IN THE WOODLANDS . NICE TO KNOW NORTHSIDE FRIENDS STILL REMEMBER THE GOOD OLE DAYS !  MAKE IT A GLORY DAY πŸ‘πŸ™πŸ•ΊπŸ€ͺ

 

 


05/14/21 03:32 PM #4843    

Harold Pierce (1967)

Several memories from the Granada and Jensen Drive:

When they showed the early Elvis films the "teenagers" as my Mom referred to them were carted away in "Paddy Wagons" for getting too boisterous during the movies. That was back in the day when they would eject you from the movie if you talked during the show. Ushers walking around with flashlights.

I remember one time my Dad dropped me off and I was sitting by myself and two girls sitting in front of me who were probably 11 years old or so (I was probably 10). They both looked at me and asked me if I wanted to come up and sit with them in this provocative voice. I immediately said "No!!" Don't worry, I changed over the years, lol.

If memory serves me correctly there was a Prince's Drive Inn close to the Granada. Also a carnival type thing with bumper cars, etc.

I remember the first movies I saw there. At the time on Saturdays they had a "kiddie" show and I would sit there and watch 3 movies and get out of the theater after dark and my Dad would pick me up. The first movies I saw were "King Kong", "Cyclops" and the "The Day the World Ended". I saw so many horror films there it was ridiculous.

I caught a few movies at the North Houston. The first one I remember was an old Batman movie at night with my mom. I think my Dad and her had an argument and we went to the movies. Fun times. Also a quick story about the theater around the corner from the North Houston I think called the Luell. My Dad took me to see "The Birds and the Bees" with George Gobel and I believe Jayne Mansfield. Knowing my Dad he probably thought the movie was going to be risque and I wouldn't understand what I was seeing. It was basically a comedy but fast forward to about the year 1971 at Randolph Air Force Base where I was stationed. I was a Dental Tech and one day I was working at the Front reception area and I got a call from someone at the Officer's Club. He said that George Gobel was appearing there and had broken a tooth. He asked if he could bring George to the clinic. I verified it was ok and in about 30 minutes I'm standing there talking with George Gobel who I saw as a kid in that movie.

One more quick tale and I'll shut up for a while. That Epson Downs drive in down the street started showing X rated movies. Pretty tame for their time but we would drive behind the theater to catch a glimpse sometimes. If only my Mom and Dad knew what we were up to back then.

Catch you guys later. Behave yourselves.


05/16/21 04:15 AM #4844    

 

Wallace Glenn Tolman, Jr (1964)

4842 Danney McCoy, How is Jimmy? I haven't heard from you two forever. I'm in Virginia these days. where are you all? 


05/17/21 10:37 AM #4845    

 

Danney VAN McCoy (1966)

WALLACE, IT HAS BEEN AWHILE ! JIMMMY PASSED 19 yrs ago OF HEART ATTACK . HE WAS LIVING IN ARKANSAS. IM STILL IN TEXAS , THE WOODLANDS . 


05/17/21 10:43 AM #4846    

 

Lawanda Taylor (1967)

Harold Pierce - this is a voice out of the past.  When you were stationed at Randolph - we had a blind date.  We didn't know it at the time that we had gone to high school together.  I hope you are doing well. 


05/18/21 11:59 AM #4847    

Henry Wishard (1964)

Danny are you guys referring to Jimmy McCoy who went to Scarborough Elementary. He was in my class.


05/18/21 02:44 PM #4848    

 

Danney VAN McCoy (1966)

HENRY 

JIMMY MCCOY , WENT TO COOP ELEM., BURBANK & SAM HOUSTON . LIVED ON PARKER RD , BORN 1945--2002. 


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