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09/20/09 11:24 AM #384    

Pete Travis

Hetzel Brothers - They originally were in Currie Park, under the banyan tree that MacArthur cut up and moved to the entrance on NorthLake.

Mike, the airport used to be run by a man named Skees, who had the restaurant on Northlake just east of Prosperity.

Here's one - anyone remember when pump house was being built? Or the Jet grocery on Broadway in Riviera.

How about the fruit fights on 703 between Lost tree and AF beach.

09/20/09 11:31 AM #385    

Pete Travis


You are right, it was WMUM - Mother Radio. Kerry Bogart who I did the Jeans Etc. commercials with, ran the station - the owners called him up one day and told him to shut down the station because it was making money. They never expected a rock FM format to succeed and they needed the tax right-off.

Sherri: today's weather, hot & humid. Tomorrow, hot & humid. Five day outlook: hot & humid. If we don't get a cold front sometime soon, I just might get a yeast infection.........

09/20/09 12:07 PM #386    

Danny Stiles

Man, we're shaking the memories huh? You guys have made me think of things I thought fell out of my brain years ago.. How bout drag racing on Donald Ross Rd. Thats all it was good for at the time.. But perfect! Also, I could drive my 350 scrambler on the beach from Air Force Beach all the way to Lost Tree Village, and not see another soul!!! Speaking of AFB, didnt it go naked for a while?
I remember Pres. Kennedy's boat Caroline parked by the Coast Guard Station on Peanut Island.. Boats: Paddlewheel Queen, Popeye, and Blue Harron.. Are they still around?

09/20/09 01:11 PM #387    

Michael Engel

Danny, Kennedy's boat was called the Honey Fitz.
Yes drag racing in NPB heights,donald ross,Northlake,and sometimes on 703.

Pete, I remember the jet grocery,riviera theater. How about Lou's hoagies on US1
Also didn't a guy we went to school with work at WMUM by the name Mike Weber?

Ok here are some do you remembers: mercers,fountains and Newberrys Pharmacy on Park Ave.,the little store on prosperity farms rd with the dirt floor,geri-gene bakery in riviera,seigfreids bakery inlake park,pool hall on northlake,racing from the light to just over RR tracks where it went into two lanes on northlake.

09/20/09 01:15 PM #388    

Shari Bach (Glass)

Pete- some things havent change,eh? Tennessee is cool, rainy and has been for days! We are looking forward to wintering in Fla. although we dont come down until Thanksgiving time.

Its wonderful have this forum to keep in touch with classmates. Whether we are reminicing or just to keep connected to the greatest class ever known-especially at RBHS.

Hope to hear from more classmates....

09/20/09 01:37 PM #389    

Donna Samples (Pintsak)

Mike, thanks for mentioning Lou's, I remember writing a poem to Donna Day about our adventures at Lum's, Litchfield's and Lou's. ( I knew there were three places that began with L.) Do you guys remember when going to County Line Pizza was like going to the ends of the earth?

09/20/09 01:47 PM #390    

Gail Carroll (Coe)

I was trying to think of the name of the hoagie place while in FL...couldn't remember the name. Thanks!

09/20/09 01:55 PM #391    

Michael Engel

how about riviera groves and that good orange juice!
Anyone remember channel 5 in north palm beach where osbourne park is?

09/20/09 02:09 PM #392    

Pete Travis

Mike - You're thinking of the Village Store - my brother worked there for a while, used to bootleg cases of beer
out the back door - never got caught.

How about the Surf Lounge at the end of Donald Ross Rd on the ocean? You could slip someone a few bucks, and they'd throw beers out to us on the beach.

Or Lacks (sp?) Liquors - I remember Judy and her brother Allen (?)

Drag & road racing - not to mention target shooting in NPB Heights.

Since Mr. Stiles has offered up a few memories - can't forget the time in drafting class (during the teacher strike) when we took at large bobby pin, scraped off the varnish and stuck the end in an eraser and started jamming it into the wall sockets.
Usually resulting in a large "pop" with an occasional orange/yellow flame shooting out of the socket. If I recall correctly, he managed to fry nearly all the fuses in the electriacl pannel.

Caroline was JFK's boat, Honey Fitz was Dad's.

09/20/09 02:17 PM #393    

Pete Travis

For Patti Jackson, Tommy Ryan, Gary Johnson and everyone else who served in the "Canoe Club"

A Navy captain was about to start the morning briefing to his staff.

While waiting for the coffee machine to finish its brewing, the captain decided to pose a question to all assembled. He explained that his wife had been a bit frisky the night before and he failed to get his usual amount of sound sleep. He posed the question of just how much of sex is "work" and how much is "pleasure?"

A Commander chimed in with 75-25% in favor of work.

A Lieutenant said it was 50-50%.

An ensign responded with 25-75% in favor of pleasure, depending on his state of inebriation at the time.

There being no consensus, the captain turned to the seaman who was in charge of making the coffee. What was HIS opinion?

Without any hesitation, the young seaman responded, "Sir, it has to be 100% pleasure."

The captain was surprised and, as you might guess, asked why?

"Well, sir, if there was any work involved, the officers would have me doing it for them."


09/20/09 02:39 PM #394    

Michael Engel

Anyone remember the train wreck at lighthouse Dr and A1A?

09/20/09 09:09 PM #395    

Danny Stiles

Oh Pete! You remember that ol eraser and bobby pin trick!! It seems we were having a some kind of test involving an overhead projector.. When Franks? left the room, he returned to find all the lights were out! It gave us another night to prepare for the drafting test!
Mike Weber was indeed a disk jokey at WMUM.. I sold him my VW.
Now speaking of good eateries, let us not forget the good ol Dairy Belle next to my dad's barber shop! And when the first McDonalds opened, I remember Valerie Detman had to put on a hamburger suit to drag folks off the street.. It had to be hot!!
Mike, I do remember that train wreck! But not till you mentioned it!

09/20/09 09:38 PM #396    

Pete Travis

Danny - I sure Valerie is gonna be just thrilled you have such a good memory.

Mike - I remember the train wreck.

Here's another - remember when the Hell's Angels came through town? Wish I had my camera when they pulled up along side Fred Hennissey riding his Vespa at the light on Blue Heron & Broadway.

And speaking of bikers, how about the Outlaws and Miss Kitty's bar in Juno. Holmsey had his shop behind the bar.

Or the May Day riot (at least that's what Sheriff Wild Bill Heidtmann called it) at the causway? Had my first taste of tear gas watching the goings on from Singer Island.

09/20/09 10:55 PM #397    

Michael Engel

It wasn't the outlaws it was the storm troopers,remember they kidnapped a judges daughter or some high up person and nailed her to atree in duboius by the inlet.

09/21/09 03:38 PM #398    

Pete Travis


I know its your BD today, but maybe "Oldtimers Diaease" may be catching up with you - I'm sure it was the Outlaws, now I'm going to have to surf the archives to confirm whether its you or me that's starting to loose it.....

By the way, Happy Birthday!

09/21/09 03:48 PM #399    

Michael Engel

Pete ,I used to work with one of them, the others are in jail. They became part of the outlaws after they were disbanned from sheriff heitman and what happened. They used to have the swastika on the back of there jackets.

09/21/09 07:06 PM #400    


Patti Jackson (Weeks)

Pete, it seems like your Navy experiences let us know that you were a little bit too independent! I'm truly not an organizational person at took several times to figure that out.
To everyone else....Hooray! I have had so much fun living your memories with you! That's what I felt like this was all about, & I'm glad that one of our very intelligent classmates figured out how we can just keep on talking this way...
I have to reread the previous messages, since I've been remiss for a few days, & I know I'll want to say more.
Love you guys!

09/21/09 07:36 PM #401    


Patti Jackson (Weeks)

I remember asking my parents if we (my sister & I) could camp out on Big Peanut Island w/ a couple of other girls (were they Barb & Pam? or who?)...the reason was that a bunch of guys...(were they Dave, Mike, John?..I don't remember, but it was very exciting!)...We were allowed...we saw the guys...& did anything happen?
In a way, that is such a neat memory! Everyone wants something to happen, but we all still had boundaries that hadn't been crossed, yet.

09/22/09 11:42 AM #402    

Jim Metcalf

WOW---I haven't been in here in so long I hope I remember how to use it.Looks like the forum was pretty busy this weekend.Sherry I got your email.I just read the weekend mail,fantastic memories ya'll have. Can't wait till I've got a little time to add some and maybe tweek a few.One thing,Danny was talking about the waterfalls and the beautiful "BUBBLE SHOW"that flowed all the way accross West Lake Park Rd., now known as Northlake Blvd.Those bubbles we're compliments of Publix Supermarket in Riviera Beach. I'll fess up and there were 2 maybe 3 other accomplices,one who frequents this site,should he care to come clean. They were two 5 gallon buckets of pink lotion lux and a variety of other damaged detergents. I'll give you a hint his initials are the same as mine.


01/24/18 08:12 AM #403    

John Knippel

Does anyone know if Mrs Jaramillo, the spanish teacher, is still alive? Would love to go see her when I'm down there if she is.

Also Mr Robinson, the algebra teacher from Howell Watkins.

01/24/18 11:18 PM #404    

Laurie Van Deusen (Van Reeth)



Donna, It was the Witch's Castle in Palm Beach.  All my nieces and nephews have been driven by there and i’ve scared the pants off of each one.  There were (and still are) bars - like jail cell bars across an opening in the rocks along the roadway.  Of course, I would tell all the “fine little kiddies” that this was the dungeon the witch kept all the kids in.  Funny, how each of my nieces and nephews  - all now adults- take their children over to the Witche’s Castle and scare the pants off their gullible little victims!  😜

I have not read about anyone remembering Blizzards and Burgers on 10th St in Lake Park...; oh was their food great!

Pete, you made me laugh so hard with your writing about Mrs McCullough (BITCH) and her paddlings being worse than the nuns!  Hysterical!!!  I was raised Catholic and the nuns made me so nervous.  I went to St Francis Church, but did not go to school there.

The Royal Castle across from Dairy Belle— the best little burgers ever.  Then on Bayberry Drive in Lake Park (one block north of Silver Beach and two blocks west of US1)... The Dairy Belle Ice Cream truck would drive through  the blocks.  EVERY kid ran out to the truck and bought a “Dilly Bar” hoping to find the popsicle stick in the middle, which said “FREE DILLY BAR”...!  That was like the golden egg in Easter Egg Hunts!  Now, updating today.... Dilly Dilly” as to the Bud Light commercials on TV!  Can’t wait for the Super Bowl Bud Light Commercials surely to be shown!  “Dilly Dilly”!!!!  😂 Enough for now; I will be back!  Laurie

01/25/18 03:46 PM #405    


Marti Krayer (Patterson)

John, you mentioned 2 of my favorite teachers.  Unfortunately, they are both deceased.  Carmen died in 2016 and Dick in 2007.


01/25/18 08:21 PM #406    


Jan Evans

I made my flight reservations for the Buzz!!!!  Laurie, I remember  Blizzards  and Burgers on 10th. Ate there all the time.  Best hot fudge sundaes. And who could forget Mrs McCullough (BITCH!) I was the receipient of that damn paddle myself!  She broke lots of them on kids.  The walk of shame from the big elementary building to her office down the street. Hope everyone can make the Buzz. This will be my first one.

01/26/18 10:15 AM #407    

John Knippel

Thanks for that information, Marti, though it was sad to hear that both have left us. Interestingly, among that group of favorite teachers of mine would be your mother. She was tough on me at times--once even sent me to the dean's office for not having shaved!--but I learned a lot in her algebra 2 class.

I hope things are well with you. Hope to see you at the 50th.


01/27/18 10:29 AM #408    

Susan Casseur (Treadway)

It's always sad to think of those who have passed on. Speaking of teachers, does anyone know what happened to Mr. Gardaii (sp), the art teacher. His son also went there, Mickey? Did they leave the area? I remember Dairy Belle. My sister and I would go there after school and got the benefit of the "mistakes" that couldn't be sold. Lou's subs were the best. After County Line Pizza, I'd have to say that Sportsman's Pizza on Military Trail near the airport was the best. Miss having the ocean in my backyard but don't miss the heat or the roaches. We don't have them in the north. But there is plenty of snow instead. Enjoy reading these posts and the memories. 

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