Not only Stickney's at Town and Country shopping, but also Stickney's Golden Chicken Restaurant Hobby House on Forest Avenue and its lady proprietress The years when Palo Alto police wore blazers instead of traditional uniforms The city-run green and white, with the Palo Alto seal bus system The pedal cars at Mitchell Park, complete with a model Chevron gas station The fact that Maximart was not only a pioneering discount store, but actually a collection of separately run businesses under one roof Saturday kids' matinees at the dark, spooky, unrenovated Stanford theatre which we all walked to from our homes, quarters in hand ; watching films with parents at the Fine Arts, and, if bored, learning from the illuminated clock on the wall how much more of the movie we had to endure. Oh, the good ol' days. A bit newer school Palo Alto This article has multiple issues. Rec afterschool at the school. Woolworth's, Edie's Ice Cream, Bergman's.
Buying the last ticket for the Elton John concert at Bullocks now Nordstromamong many other tickets purchased there Working at Baskin-Robbins on University Ave, even though I preferred Swensens Reading the Palo Alto Times Spending lots of time at Foothills Park, which I miss Rinconada Pool, when it had the high and low diving boards and the high and low diving platforms.
The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:
Her name was Elli Motooka. I loved the recreation program in the summer at ohlone s and the Besse Bolton nursery school was over there, they had a donkey and all these rabbits that used to get out into mitchell park. I was alerted about this thread by Nancy, with whom I would ride my bike at 5 AM to Whiskey Gulch to buy donuts so we could sit in front of Rinconada Pool to sign up for swimming lessons. Easy going police,never came down too hard us. That bar was owned and operated by a couple ex 49ers. Changing the name of Palo Verde to Sequoiah so that the Ortega students would feel more welcome to Palo Verde we kids didn't understand what the big deal was and why they insisted on changing the name.