1. You once considered the gas station drinking glasses with sailboats on them fine china.
2. Your grade school field trips were: Jack Miner’s, Colasanti’s, and the Detroit Zoo.
3. You remember “Stop and Go” at the Devonshire Mall.
4. A night on the town was McDonalds and Fast Eddies.
5. You’ve caught yourself humming the jingle “You’re on the right track to Eight Mile and Mac”?
6. You find nothing strange about pronouncing the street “Pierre” as Peerie.
7. Boblo was heaven on earth.
8. Le Chateau on Ouellette was the coolest, hippest store in town.
9. You attended a dance at the Croatian Centre.
10. Working on a school project meant a whole Sunday at the main downtown library.
11. You call all corner stores Mac’s Milk or Beckers.
12. You bought a pack of smokes for your Dad.
13. Belle Isle is a beautiful place in your memory.
14. You remember the other movie theatre on Ouellette or where the Holiday Inn was on the water front…(after that you hit Fast Eddies on Riverside near Ouellette).
15. You bit your tongue tobogganing down Suicide Hill.
16. You took your driver’s exam in OLD WALKERVILLE.
17. You went to Oktoberfest at the Teutonia Club.
18. You were on “Swinging Time” with Robin Seymour.
19. You know how Rendezvous Estates got their name.
20. You made fun of someone for going to Shawnee.
21. Your parents took you to Captain Carnival for your birthday.
22. You referred to Tec Mall as the “welly mall”.
23. Bo Ric’s was a top-notch hair salon.
24. Your grade eight Grad outfit came from Woolco or Marvin’s.
25. You got your pop at the “Pop Shoppe”.
26. You skated backwards at Wheel’s to Bryan Adam’s song “Heaven”.
27. You were a social butterfly at various Bush Parties.
28. You went to “Mothers Pizza” on Ouellette
29. You were convinced that any kid that went to Herman, Forester or Lowe could kick your ass.
30. You remember when Lauzon Road was straight.
31. You ate lunch at Zellers or Woolco or Woolworth’s or Kresge’s.
32. You used to hang out at Windsor Arena to catch a glimpse of Adam Graves.
33. The Peace Fountain was the first sign of spring.
34. You remember watching Channel 9 Video Hits with Samantha Taylor.
35. You shunned anyone who lived on Drouillard Road.
36. You remember when “Howl at the Moon” was Peachys
37. You once dreamed of owning your own Cavalcade of Magic.
38. You or some member of your family works for Chrysler or Ford.
39. Cruising down Ouellette in your dad’s car was the best way to meet girls/guys.
40. You remember when the (Devonshire) Mall’s “new ” addition entailed a food court, skylights and creepy mannequins holding kites.
41. You still refer to Shopper Drug Mart as BIG V.
42. Riding a bus was just 25 cents.
43. Getting across the tunnel by bus to go see a $25 rock concert was cheap, simple and easy and that you could afford to go maybe 2 times a month.
44. Someone would put dish soap in the “turtle” fountain on Ouellette and bubbles flew everywhere down the street.
45. You remember when you could actually make it downtown on fireworks night and find a good place to sit, and breathe okay?
46. You could take a drive to Belle River on a weekend and only have about 10 cars pass you.
47. You remember when they started building E. C. Row.
48. You swam in the Detroit River at Ford Bathing Beach.
49. You’ve had your picture taken with the Feather Hat Guy.
50. You know who Mr. Belvedere and Sir Graves Ghastly are.
If you enjoyed this walk through time, you’d probably love our award winning book on local history “Best of The Times Magazine”. We are almost sold out but some copies are still available at Indigo Books in St. Clair Beach, Juniper Books on Ottawa between Kildare and Argyle, The Art Gallery of Windsor gift shop or via paypal on The Walkerville Times archive site .