YOU'RE SERIOUSLY OLD SAN FERNANDO VALLEY IF YOU...



Visited the Old Trappers Museum.

Cruised Bob's in Glendale, Toluca Lake, Van Nuys or San Fernando. Cruised Van Nuys or Hollywood Boulevards.

Had a beer at the Cactus, the Web or the Ramp.

Ate burgers at Times, Crazy's, Bob's, the Sirloin Burger, the Dip or Winchells.

Drag raced on Sheldon, Clybourn, Wentworth, the River Road or Forest Lawn Drive.

Swam at Sun Valley Park, Pops Willow Lake, Fernangeles Park, Pickwick or Mc Cambridge Park.

Went to the Victory, San Val, Sepulveda, Laurel, Van Nuys, Reseda or Pickwick Drive In in the trunk of a car.

Bought Christmas presents at Akron, White Front, Fedco, Zody's, Gemco, Sav-On or Unimart.

Ate pizza at Mikes on Van Nuys Boulevard.

Bought your Levis and Sir Guys at Sun Valley Men and Boys or Peoples Store in San Fernando.

Went water skiing boating on Hansen Dam when they allowed power boats.

Thought the only Valley was the San Fernando Valley.

Had a 45 record player in your car.

Ate a hot dog at Hugo's or Cupids.

Thought the only Canyon was La Tuna Canyon.

Ever bought gas at the Seaside on Sunland and Penrose or the Flying A on Sunland and San Fernando.

Heard the Air Raid sirens at 10:00AM on the last Friday of the month.

Saw a boxing match or roller derby at the Valley Gardens.

Bought milk at the Altadena Dairy, Van Nuys Quality Dairy, Manfull Dairy or the Roger Jessup Dairy when they had cows at the dairies.

Bought stuff at Whalen's Drug on Vineland and San Fernando.

Roller Skated at Melody Land, Rainbow Roller Rink or the Rollercade on Lankershim and Hart.

Pitted at the San Fernando Drags.

Ice Skated at Schramms or the Ice Capades Chalet at Topanga Plaza.

Remember when the Seaside changed into a tire shop with a gorilla out front.

Saw the LA. Rams play in the LA Memorial Coliseum under coach Sid Gillman.

Owned a club plaque and jacket that said: Deacons, Pagans, Townsmen, Apollos, Khans, Lazy Gents, Road Runners, Throttlers, Chancellors, Street Racers, Igniters, Poor Boys, Lobos, Lost Angels, Night Owls, Drifters, Innocents, Lynchmen, Nomads, Uhlans, Majestics, Diablos, Sultans, Strokers, Titans, Turks, Saints, Night Walkers, Road Huggers, Road Dusters, Rebels, Sidewinders, Midnighters, Prowlers, Road Kings or Jokers.

Remember when the mid-air crash rained flaming debris on the boy's athletic field of Pacoima Junior High.

Ate Chinese Food at Phil Ahn's Moongate.

Watched the Los Angeles Angels play baseball at Wrigley Field or the Hollywood Stars play at Gilmore Field.

Remember when the "partial" nuclear meltdown in experimental reactor in Chatsworth in 1959 affected everyone west of Coldwater Canyon.

Had a 76x-xxxx (ROscoe x-xxx) or 24x-xxx Chase x-xxx telephone number.

Ever had to ask Louis Forsch to help you find anything at Roscoe Hardware.

Were around when Roscoe became Sun Valley.

Had a relative or friend who worked at Lockheed when it was in Burbank. (Or owrked there yourself!)

Went to Blackies or Cooper and Suds looking for auto parts.

Bought Auto Parts at Rounds or The Chrome House.

Attended Glenwood, Fernangeles, Canterbury, Roscoe, Stonehurst or Vinedale Elementary Schools.

Were in an "A" or "B" Grade at Sun Valley, Madison or Byrd Junior High... before they became Middle Schools. Consider when matriculating K-12, Fall was "B" session and "A" was Spring session.

Bought doughnuts off the Helms truck.

Experienced fine dining/ever dined at Van DeKamps, Leon's, the Red Barn, Hodys, Sargents, Rusty's, Otto's Pink Pig, the Pink Cafe, the Long Green Cafe, Moskva Cliff Restaurant, Chris and Pitts, Tail o' the Cock or the Smoke House.

Got your news from the Valley Times or the Valley Green Sheet.

Bought crap at the Twin Cannon Trading Post or Palleys.

Bought primer or Bondo at Standard Brands.

Had hubcaps called Lancers, Spinners or Moons. Got your car lowered at Smokey Cohea's Muffler Shop.

Looked at but never bought a rhinestone shirt at Nudies on Lankershim.

Took a date to the Cornell, Magnolia, Burbank, Loma, La Reina, Panorama, Lankershim or the El Portal.

Rode your bike everywhere before mothers became the mode of transportation for kids.

Went to the San Fernando Valley Fair at Devonshire Downs.

Used clothes pins and playing cards on the spokes to make your Schwinn bike ride really cool.

Knew where Basillone Homes, Orcas, Roger Young Village were... but never went there.

Went to the "new" Mall, the Valley Plaza on Laurel Canyon.

Remember the gravel pit on Vineland that became Gemco and then became a pit again when it sunk.

Watched the submarine races at Stough Park, Hansen Dam, the top of the Canyon, or Glen Haven Cemetery.

Bowled at the MarLindo, Matador, Starlight, Ronell or Sun Valley bowling alleys.

Were ever in the Palomino Club.

Raced on the Golden State or 210 freeways before they were opened.

Waited for the train on Vineland, Hollywood Way or Tuxford.

Went to see Santa and his Reindeer in Panorama City

Saw "C/S" (Con Safos Por Vida) in every men's room in the Valley and wondered what it meant.

Took trash to the Tuxford or Branford dump.

Remember when gangster Mickey Cohen witnessed somebody putting a bullet between the eyes of Jack (the Enforcer) Whalen on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks

Knew that Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was the first American canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. (She was declared the saint of immigrants in 1946. Maybe that explains the current demographic condition of the Valley.)


 

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