You Know You're From McHenry If...

You know you're from McHenry If...

You frequent The Gambler (or as we know it...The Blur)

You call ALL plastic bags "Jewel Bags"

You plan your summer around Fiesta Days and more importantly Quarter Beer Day

You remember Ultimate Dog

You remember when the only stores on 31 were Omni, K-Mart, and Wal-Mart

You remember when there was a driving range north of Wal-Mart

You remember when you didnt have to dial 8-1-5 prior to making a phone call

You remember when 60050 was THE ONLY zip code in mchenry

You know the Warriors will always be the best high school football team (even if they suck now...)

You burn-cruised through Orchard Beach on a regular basis

You had 1 or more bomb threat in school

You call "Touch of Italy" GRUMPY'S

Hong Kong Chicken is in it's own food group

You remember Happy Jacks BEFORE the car drove through it and destroyed the place

You remember when Riverwood didn't exist

You know the Eiserman family

You went to every football game wasted and weren't afraid of getting in trouble

You know about the class of 2004 "walk-out"

You remember when Bacci's was John's Garage

You know or knew at least five people that worked at Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware, Jewel, and Happy Jacks

You can't go into ANYWHERE without knowing at least 2 people

You remember when Draper Rd. went all the way to 120

You went to the roller rink in jr. high on friday nights

Oh, and it's Jr High, NOT middle school

You, or someone you know helped build Fort McHenry in 1994

You've played basketball or played on the playground at Dartmoor park

You say Crystal Lake Blacktop. Not Crystal Lake Rd. or Walkup.

You've bought beer underage at "Convienent" on 31

You remember where the OLD library was... oh god I miss that place

You call Veteran's park "Pearl Street Park"

Satan's warehouse

Hair salon in between sullivan foods and the channel

When the trend cellar was on 120

When there was a true value on the southeast corner of 120 and the blacktop

Dirtbike/bike trails behind Jewel

Pat Ours (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 11:18pm yesterday
Hornsbys department store?
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Pat Ours (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 11:17pm yesterday
Ok remember when Jewel foods was located were the Sparrows nest and Radio shack are now.
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Jessica Uccardi (Western Colorado, CO) wrote
at 8:35pm yesterday
When "The Spot" was the coolest place you could be seen at!!!!
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Suzanne Schmitt wrote
at 8:01pm yesterday
if you went to the beach...which is now the duck park on riverside drive!!.....
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Suzanne Schmitt wrote
at 8:00pm yesterday
remeber when the movie theater on green street only had one screen and a "cry room"!!
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Suzanne Schmitt wrote
at 7:59pm yesterday
there was only one mcdonalds
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Suzanne Schmitt wrote
at 7:57pm yesterday
you played arcade games at "ANOTHER GALAXY".
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Wesley Renguso (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 7:34pm yesterday
Stolen from Alco
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Greg Keller (France) wrote
at 6:00pm yesterday
you partied at the gravel pit

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Tim Galeba wrote
at 5:30pm yesterday
if you remember seeing stars when you looked up in the sky at night...
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Mika Weyland (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 5:21pm yesterday
If you shopped at Hornsby's.
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Darcy LeMaster (Phoenix, AZ) wrote
at 3:34pm yesterday
If you know the difference between the Big Spot and the Little Spot
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Tim Klapperich wrote
at 3:04pm yesterday
If you shopped at "Happy Rocks" ( Gladstones)

If you played pool at Rudy's pool hall and ice cream shop ( Fox Garden)

If you know where Jake's was.

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Tina Pautz (Detroit, MI) wrote
at 2:43pm yesterday
I used to work at Just Video... McHenry's FIRST VHS rental store. Then Dollar Video came and put them out of business.
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Stephanie Parker (Hawaii, HI) wrote
at 2:36pm yesterday
You and your friends went to Porkies after school!
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Erin Van Fleet (N. Illinois) wrote
at 2:18pm yesterday
the funatorium.. used to be behind the Spot
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Nick Bionda (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 1:29pm yesterday
Here's one for KEVIN PIKLOR...I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH YOUR DAD!!!!!
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Greg Keller (France) wrote
at 10:20am yesterday
ice skated to class at East on the Fox...anyone, anyone?
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Scott Silverblatt (Iowa State) wrote
at 9:39am yesterday
the haunted house every halloween
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Simon M. Sullivan (Random House) wrote
at 9:32am yesterday
Wag's at 1 in the morning was "breakfast"
The Village Squire was fine family dining
You hung out at Another Galaxy with your report card
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Valerie Vaughn (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 9:31am yesterday
Remember Spurgeons?!
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Greg Keller (France) wrote
at 7:04am yesterday
you still call the newspaper the Plaindealer.
you played Space Ball at Yogi Bear's.
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Jack Bonde (Rockford, IL) wrote
at 6:16am yesterday
2 words Detective Forester
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Tina Pautz (Detroit, MI) wrote
at 5:59am yesterday
I so fondly remember Spurgeons. I think we bought my first bra there. he he.
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Joy Porshakin Conti (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 7:46pm on November 13th, 2008
Burger King and McD's used to freak out when the teenagers hung out in their parking lots...they'd come out and ask everyone to leave...
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Misty Kurth wrote
at 5:41pm on November 13th, 2008
Oh how I remember all of it...When we come back to visit I always say to my hubby..Remember when the mini golf was here and that was there...As a matter of fact we went to the Village Squire just a few weeks ago and could not believe " THE SPOT" still existed...We even argued over where Baskin Robbins used to be...Thanks Jason for bring back the memories...
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Tim Klapperich wrote
at 3:23pm on November 13th, 2008
Most all of these things are not as old as you think. Doe's any one remember when the city christmas tree was at the corner of 120 and Green St. every year? or Hornsby's by coast to coast and spurgeons? How about Ben Franklin's, Bolger's drug's, or the ice cream shop, all on green st. I know I am showing my age, but Do you remember when East Campus was for freshmen and Sophomores, and West was for Juniors and Seniors?
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Holly Lampi (N. Illinois) wrote
at 3:21pm on November 13th, 2008
"you've ever been yelled at by the grumpy old guy at Some Other Nuts."

YESS!!! Ha forgot that one, we used to get yelled at al the time
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Holly Lampi (N. Illinois) wrote
at 3:19pm on November 13th, 2008
Ahh geesh well if you remember -

Coast to Coast

Alco

The Spot!!

Wags
Spurgeons (they had awesome OP stuff lol)

Just for Fun on Fris & weekends

Knox pool in the summer

spending HOURS at Crystal Point Mall (how was this possible?)

Jaycees Haunted House

The Dancing guy

Alltendo

The old library

Ringing the bell at Landmark if you got good grades

Little Ceasers by Jewel

Cubs Foods /Omni

The downtown movie theater before it closed then reopened

Pearl St. Park

Porky's

& many more I'm sure everyone's covered :)
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Molly Kuretski (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 10:15am on November 13th, 2008
I don't remember the walk out, but yes to everything else!

Oh and I still go to Just For Fun on Friday or Saturday nights (bands) lol

I went in to some other nuts the other day, and I thought they were going to be mean to me, but they were sooo helpful. I must be getting old!

And this:
Steven Albanese (N. Central IL) wrote
at 8:15pm yesterday
if you used to make a night out of cruising the strip (Rte. 14 in Crystal Lake)

Sadly I did this lol
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Lauren Paprocki (W. Illinois) wrote
at 10:05am on November 13th, 2008
You remember the stores Eagle, Coast-to-Coast and Spurgeon's all being by Foto Fast.

You could go into Some Other Nuts more than 3 'students' at a time.

You can recall Don's Dairy Frost prior to it's makeover.

You can remember Don's Submarine on Green Street.

You referred to the subdivisions on Green Street "Brittany Heights" and "Green Valley" (east-siders might know this...)

You remember the video game rental store "Alltendo" on the corner of 31 and Lillian Street. (you could rent any Nintendo game there!)

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Brian Burdette (Orlando, FL) wrote
at 8:34am on November 13th, 2008
You remember Sally Roth singing the Lord's Prayer at the veteran's day celebration @ Pearl Street Park.

If you remember a little coffee shop named Mocha Mocha Me.

If you remember the ORIGINAL East and West Campus before the additions were added.

If you remember China Light Restaurant before it burned down.
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Myron Crawford wrote
at 7:35am on November 13th, 2008
I remember most of this stuff...and I did work at Jewel and Wal-Mart and I helped build Fort McHenry. Btw...Jewel Bags - I had forgotten about that!
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Martha Lawler (FL Southern) wrote
at 7:32am on November 13th, 2008
I forgot a couple...
...you know Bacci has the biggest slices on the planet, and they taste amazing!
...You remember when Landmark wasn't a year-round school, when Duker was MMS, and Edgebrook had k-5 grade.
...You remember MAYC Sports
...You had friends who went to Cooper Kiddie College after school cuz they're parents didn't want them home alone after school.
...You remember when you were driving past Wal-mart, that was the last part of civilization before Richmond/Johnsburg area
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Martha Lawler (FL Southern) wrote
at 7:25am on November 13th, 2008
Super-fan Larry and his pet Iguana and how he only missed one football game because his father had died.
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Kevin Piklor (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 5:42am on November 13th, 2008
heres one for my generation. You know you're from McHenry when the consecutive football playoff streak is ended your senior year.
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Matt Schulien (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 10:46pm on November 12th, 2008
You know you're from McHenry if....

....you miss the trampoline ball game at Leisure Links.
...you've ever been yelled at by the grumpy old guy at Some Other Nuts.
..you remember when the chocolate shop on 120 & Chapel Hill used to be a hotdog stand.
...you thought Sidewalk Sales were AWESOME as a kid.
...you knew when to switch lanes to avoid people turning into KFC/Burger King/McDonalds and Jewel ( pre left turn lane).
...you remember the huge nativity scene in front of Buss Ford on 31 & 120.
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Tj Neuman (Bradley) wrote
at 10:12pm on November 12th, 2008
oh and the doctors offices that used to be on Green St.
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Kathy Babcock (Tampa Bay, FL) wrote
at 10:11pm on November 12th, 2008
if you remember bull valley road, the witch house no corners and the devil house that supposedly at one point had chicken heads put on the gate outside. always creepy weird but a hell of a lot of fun.
ya those were he days
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Jen Kowalski Tigue (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 10:09pm on November 12th, 2008
Twinkle Toes...Fiesta Days...Stuc's Pizza...THE SPOT!!!
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Tj Neuman (Bradley) wrote
at 10:08pm on November 12th, 2008
When you're driving through McCullom Lake you are destined to get stuck behind the people who go 35 in a 40 zone.
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Jen Gibson (Inland Empire, CA) wrote
at 9:27pm on November 12th, 2008
you know you're from McHenry if...
you've ever eaten at Wags Restaurant (in Jewel parking lot)
you've gone to Don's for icecream after your baseball games... sprinkles if you won
you bought your PE outfits from McHenry's Favorite Sport Center
you've ever eaten at Porky's on Green St. (is that still there??)

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Jennifer Lange-Lonchar (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 9:11pm on November 12th, 2008
When the 120 bridge was the "new bridge" and Miller Rd was little two lane Bull Valley?

How about Spurgeons? Remember the beauty shop in the middle of that store? Or Hornsby's...oh wait...ALCO..
Don and Lou's....Don's Submarine...or when it was St. Regis(naked women on the walls!)....

Oh the memories!!!

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Kevin Piklor (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 8:45pm on November 12th, 2008
My Dad Has a couple

You remember BJ Vienna Hot Dogs was on corner of Riverside Dr. and pearl street across from old Bridge
Fox Garden Before Chinese Place was Busy Bee Resturant
Pine Tree Pet Shop was where riverside chocolate factory is now. Chapel Hill and 120
if you won a goldfish at Hilltop funfair
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Carrie Weith Cho (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 8:34pm on November 12th, 2008
You know you're from McHenry if...

...gravy sandwiches rocked your world
...you beeped at the little old man in an orange vest knowing he'd lift his arm in a wave
...you 'partied' at Kristof's on Sunday night
...you were awed by the street dancing cowboy
...you went for nachos after school at the little sub shop by the old movie theater on Green St
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David Albanese (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 7:36pm on November 12th, 2008
you had Ms. Bunting at one point in gym class

you have fond memories of the outdoor theater, and you remember that it closed, and then reopened.

you remember when Wonder Lake was clean (wait, i don't think that ever happened.)

you remember the one black kid in school (sad as it may be)

fantastic sams anyone??

you remember every failed business (spiegels, Eagle, etc) in the strip mall off of 120, just west of Jewel

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Kristina Danitz wrote
at 7:27pm on November 12th, 2008
heck yes cage ball rocks my life:-)
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Christie Trulen (Madison, WI) wrote
at 7:15pm on November 12th, 2008
How about if you know how to play cage ball.
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Steven Albanese (N. Central IL) wrote
at 7:15pm on November 12th, 2008
Jordan Lobitz (Mchenry High School - East Campus) wrote
at 10:35pm yesterday
When someone calls you and asks what your doing and you reply, "Just driving around"

That was hilarious...to add to it...if you used to make a night out of cruising the strip (Rte. 14 in Crystal Lake)
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Steven Albanese (N. Central IL) wrote
at 7:07pm on November 12th, 2008
You think Crystals Party Bar at the Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake (formerly known as the Alumni Club) is a happenin dance club

The VFW and Dons Dairy Frost hold a dear place in your heart

You remember the population sign: 19,214

Sonny Shanahan pushed you off the diving board at Knox during swim lessons and you had to find a big hook underwater that would save your life

You still hear the sound of fire engines ringing in your head from the Fiesta Days parades

You were in the Fiesta Days parade

When you hear "Some other Nuts" you think "Candy Store"

You used to buy baseball cards at the card shop on Green Street

You know about at least one legend about a place in Bull Valley (i.e. the house with no corners)
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Vivian Gibbas (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 6:25pm on November 12th, 2008
Remember when there was only one bridge across the Fox? (That was about 30 years ago, though)

And getting stopped in Bull Valley for having a taillight out, or doing 26 in a 25 zone?

We moved to Aurora, and I can't believe how hard it is to find a good bakery down here. I miss Riverside donuts!
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Maria Makris (US Virgin Islands) wrote
at 5:34pm on November 12th, 2008
all so true.
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Matt Beggs (Mchenry High School - East Campus) wrote
at 5:24pm on November 12th, 2008
you know your from mchenry when every knows who your talkin about when you say super fan larry and if you wernt at the roller rink you were at the high school foot ball games even though your not even close to high school yet
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Jeff Collis (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 4:57pm on November 12th, 2008
And what about Crazy Ray walking down the street? Bell Liquors. What's up? Officer Forrester. Crazy Mike Zeller hitchhiking. Emory Swinney "Next Please". The old smoking lounge behind East. Keith Ehlert's Halloween parties. Hong Kong Chicken IS it's own food group still. Grease Villa. Tones. Don's Submarine (Gondolla's rule).
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Jeff Collis (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 4:54pm on November 12th, 2008
If you came into the Arco station on 31 and 120 and remeber the attendants being stoned!!!
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Rob Acred (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 4:33pm on November 12th, 2008
You remember the pizza place on 120 by the railroad tracks (WE A MAKA YOU A BAKA
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Bobby Nowicki (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 4:07pm on November 12th, 2008
if you were there for all the mchenry vs wauconda fights... haha
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Rachel 'Rasbaugh' McDonnell wrote
at 3:57pm on November 12th, 2008
If you remember "the dancing man"!!
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Nathan Herriges (Mchenry High School - West Campus) wrote
at 3:53pm on November 12th, 2008
really, if you dont know the eiserman family your not from mchenry
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Amy Stefani (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 3:10pm on November 12th, 2008
You went to the downtown movie theater before it closed. You've been there since it re-opened.
You remember when it was Gold Standard, not Binny's.
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Amy Stefani (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 2:48pm on November 12th, 2008
OH! and you remember the chinese buffet that used to be where Fox Garden is now.
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Amy Stefani (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 2:42pm on November 12th, 2008
You remember when the gas station on the southeast corner of Meadow and 120 rented movies.
You remember Dollar Video before the tanning beds and huge addition.
You remember the first location of Shamrock Cleaners.
You remember the first Long John Silver's that was torn down, and then we got a new one.
Your parents took you to the Fox Hole for Friday night pizza or Village Squire for burgers.
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Amanda Harasti (Northwestern) wrote
at 2:32pm on November 12th, 2008
You shopped at Spurgeons....
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Jennifer Smith Endecott (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 2:04pm on November 12th, 2008
When the Riverside Chocolate Factory was actually on Riverside Dr
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Jennifer Smith Endecott (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 2:04pm on November 12th, 2008
When A & P was the only grocery store in town or you had to go to Crystal Lake to Cub Foods or Fox Lake
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Amanda Shackleford (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 1:10pm on November 12th, 2008
Oh gosh,
How about if you went to Valley View Elementary... Mrs. Bunting making everyone run the mile while she followed us in her mini-van with a megaphone.

OR

When Angelo's was Eagle, and Walgreens was where the dollar store is now.
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Katie Zasada (Illinois State) wrote
at 1:03pm on November 12th, 2008
yeah nick, the gym they built at east is three feet too short to have an official sized basketball court, so now it's just a volleyball gym.. figure that one out, we pay tons of money in tax dollars for them to mess up a gym because someone didn't measure right... pft.
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Erin Hahn (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 11:47am on November 12th, 2008
Oh and Wags restaurant, where IHOP is now.
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Erin Hahn (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 11:47am on November 12th, 2008
How about this... did anyone have their locker in the "dungeon" at West? My freshman year, all the grades were mixed and my locker was totally in the autos hallway. It was disgusting and all your stuff reeked of exhaust fumes. And I loved the funatorium.
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Nick Bionda (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 11:12am on November 12th, 2008
OK...
- The Blur
- Hornsby's
- Another Galaxy
- When the Walmart was built
- "Ray" that used to live under the bridge and buy us booze!
- Keith Elert's most EXCELLENT Halloween BASHES! (The cops would just direct traffic)
- You used the word "CHOICE" to describe anything cool
- Quarter beers at Fiesta Days...when they were actually a QUARTER
- The reason why Fiesta Days was moved from Pearl St Park to Peterson (A guy on a motorcycle pulled out in front of a car on Pearl & Park St and got killed...probably drunk)
- Beer Banjo nite...good one Sheryl!
- Before either West was remodeled or East got a new gym (that is apparently screwed up and no official tounaments can be played there because it is not regulation size or something??)
- Teacher strike 1983/1984 ish?
- The "New bridge" being built
...I'm exhausted!

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Sheryl Mayhew Smith wrote
at 9:57am on November 12th, 2008
ok, I got a good one....one top of laughing at all these.....If you remember smoking in the smoking lounge!!! I didnt, but I still cant believe all the parents that signed a paper for their kids to actually smoke!! lol. How about Fiesta Days in Pearl Street Park with banjo Beer night and Bed races..we need to bring back the fun shit!!!
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Denise Mayhew wrote
at 9:38am on November 12th, 2008
If you remember Porky's on Green St....When the post office was on Green Street across from the bank...When Whale's Tale was open...Platterplus Records...Busy Bee Ceramics...The arcade ( I think it was called Another Galaxy) that was where the smoke shop is now on Pearl St....If you ever partied at the Koleno's house on Green St....when the Jewel was over by Radio Shack...Ace Hardware was by Mr. Don's Cleaners...you bought your fish and birds at Tropical Fantasy on Riverside Dr.
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Katie Zasada (Illinois State) wrote
at 9:34am on November 12th, 2008
you know you're from mchenry when you walk into some other nuts on green street and you KNOW you'll see the old guy and his wife, still running the shop =]

you know you're from mchenry when you're driving down green street and you know there'll be a cop waiting to ticket you for speeding in the edgebrook parking lot.

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Emily Kiscellus (Lake County) wrote
at 9:09am on November 12th, 2008
What about when the locker rooms @ East were downstairs? Or when we had open campus... and even if you weren't old enough, everyone did it. Back before East had all those freakin rules!
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Jim Pawloski wrote
at 7:58am on November 12th, 2008
You know your from McHenry when you remember going to basketball games at west before the weight room was behind the "bleacher wall" in the Buckner Gym. Or if you can remember west before the addition of the cafeteria and the new gym.
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Mike Mazrin (CDW Corporation) wrote
at 5:53am on November 12th, 2008
How about when the police station was on Green street across from the theater, and the only hospital was across the street from that.
All the old stores like Spurgeons,Hornsbys,Revco, Eagle, Ben Franklins and John Boltons shoe stop.
When McHenry had only 3 banks-what do we have now 50?
I forget the name but the driving range/Mini golf where Meiers is now.
The only place to get a nice suit was from Christopher's.
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Jeff Huege (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 2:26am on November 12th, 2008
If you went to Parkland, you EXACTLY who I'm speaking of when I say "Bebop"
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Courtney Anne Johnson (Mchenry High School - East Campus) wrote
at 12:26am on November 12th, 2008
When there was a dairy queen across from Fort McHenry

You remember China Light's awesome egg rolls...(not that long ago)
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Courtney Pohlman (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 12:16am on November 12th, 2008
when there used to be an indoor mini golf on 120
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Joshua Cedergren (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 11:42pm on November 11th, 2008
u remember when the transformer blew at the football game and fucked up the car
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Carolyn Juske (Winona) wrote
at 11:38pm on November 11th, 2008
you remember when the boys basketball team was actually good.
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Jordan Lobitz (Mchenry High School - East Campus) wrote
at 11:35pm on November 11th, 2008
When someone calls you and asks what your doing and you reply, "Just driving around"
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Alyx Quinn Minor (Winona) wrote
at 10:43pm on November 11th, 2008
If you remember... and I actually can't remember it... that play place across from Jewel that's now a Chase bank.
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Addie CaDavid (Illinois State) wrote
at 10:19pm on November 11th, 2008
hahaha If you sat through a class taught by Mr.Mathis!
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Corey Hill (St. Norbert) wrote
at 10:16pm on November 11th, 2008
how about when miller road never existed, it was just bull valley road all the way to river road
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Corey Hill (St. Norbert) wrote
at 10:11pm on November 11th, 2008
ultimate dog was the shit
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Jessica Burns (Louisville, KY) wrote
at 10:00pm on November 11th, 2008
You know where all of the symbols are at Fort McHenry.
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Joshua Cedergren (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 9:33pm on November 11th, 2008
if u remember the Anarchy symbol painted on parkland
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Nic Hitchins (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 9:18pm on November 11th, 2008
If you think the Olive Garden is a classy restaurant.
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Alyssa Macuk (Rockford, IL) wrote
at 9:14pm on November 11th, 2008
My dad helped build Fort McHenry!!! Another one: You can remember when Pearl Street Park had that awesome firetruck (and that carriage).
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Nick Kellogg (Mchenry High School - East Campus) wrote
at 9:02pm on November 11th, 2008
dodgeball is as important a sport as any other
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Nick Kellogg (Mchenry High School - East Campus) wrote
at 9:00pm on November 11th, 2008
ditched class for food at greens street cafe
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Nick Kellogg (Mchenry High School - East Campus) wrote
at 8:59pm on November 11th, 2008

gotten drunk at the rocks
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Courtney Anne Johnson (Mchenry High School - East Campus) wrote
at 8:58pm on November 11th, 2008
You know about the witch that lives behind edgebrook.
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Ryan Parks (Northwestern) wrote
at 8:43pm on November 11th, 2008
the driving range/miniature golf was called leisure links and there was an old vw beatle in the the middle of it....
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Cynthia Heimsoth (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 8:24pm on November 11th, 2008
You drove go-karts before you went to the drive-in.
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Cynthia Heimsoth (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 8:23pm on November 11th, 2008
You remember when all the high school students went to East for freshman and sophomore years and West for junior and senior years.
If you're really old, you remember when McHenry Junior High was the *only* junior high.
If you're really old, you remember when East only had a teeny gym, not the athletic suite on the current north side of the building.
If you're really REALLY old, you remember when East was only the square, not the L to the south.
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Cynthia Heimsoth (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 8:19pm on November 11th, 2008
You remember when Bull Valley Rd went from Rt. 31 across the river . . .
(If you remember when Bull Valley Rd stopped at the blacktop, you're really old . . . meet you on Idyll Dell . . . )
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Cynthia Heimsoth (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 8:17pm on November 11th, 2008
You remember the Baron O'Beef . . . .
You remember when the only exchange in McHenry was 385 (if you remember ENterprise 5 you're really old . . . )
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Kristina Danitz wrote
at 7:58pm on November 11th, 2008
hmm i always called it the hindu HUT
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Mike Rodgers (Illinois State) wrote
at 7:56pm on November 11th, 2008
you know you're from mchenry when you refer to the shell station by the 120 bridge as "Hindu Shell"
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Kristina Danitz wrote
at 7:49pm on November 11th, 2008
Oooo remember the Ramps on the front of West
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Kristina Danitz wrote
at 7:43pm on November 11th, 2008
You know you're from McHenry if you remember the yellow house that used to be where the mobile on 31 and mccullom lake road is now.
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Theresa Tonyan (Notre Dame) wrote
at 7:40pm on November 11th, 2008
You know you're from McHenry when you can't eat donuts that weren't baked at Riverside...
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Kristina Danitz wrote
at 7:34pm on November 11th, 2008
good one!!!!
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Dayle Kaywood (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 7:20pm on November 11th, 2008
You know youre from McHenry if you know who Superfan Larry is!! haha!
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Julia Santi (Luther) wrote
at 6:47pm on November 11th, 2008
lol i my brother and i were in a commercial for the funatorium!
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Logan Gilbertsen (UIllinois) wrote
at 6:04pm on November 11th, 2008
You know you're from McHenry if you sprinted to Don's after your little league games at the V
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Mike Dicken (Bradley) wrote
at 5:47pm on November 11th, 2008
You know you're from McHenry if you remember the Funotorium
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Kristina Danitz wrote
at 5:11pm on November 11th, 2008
haha yeah.... me too....
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Amber Starr (Nashville, TN) wrote
at 4:48pm on November 11th, 2008
ohhh this made me kind of homesick
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Courtney Pilman (Rockford, IL) wrote
at 8:32pm yesterday
You know you're from Mchenry if...
You've played Pickel Ball at west campus, and dodge ball in the "upper" gym with insulation falling on your head..
and you played on the wooden "playground" and the tennis courts at peterson park
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Serah Vogus (Clemson) wrote
at 4:18pm yesterday
BEBOP!!!! OMG we were so mean to him!! we'd put a nickel in a pop can and watch him rip it open to pocket the nickel.... man i feel so bad for that. So many of these i couldn't believe are gone! What is where the funatorium was?? Oh the ramps at west ...super fun when they were iced over! I remember when my house was the first sign of life on crystal lake blacktop south of bull valley..... before the gas station, before the church and obviously before that mess of whatever they're building now!

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Justin White (Northwestern) wrote
at 3:12pm yesterday
Whoever the hell mentioned "bebop" just killed me. What about partying at Cliff Beach in WL? Or the last row of "car enthusiasts" in the West Campus student lot?
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Keith Vaughn (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 3:05pm yesterday
You remember all the people with CB's hangin out in the Eagle parking lot. lol
You know who beebop from parkland is.
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Katie Manion (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 2:30pm yesterday
If...the best parties were at Norgard Road. You had to flash your lights so everyone knew you weren't a cop and if you forgot, everyone would run into the corn fields.
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Katie Manion (Chicago, IL) wrote
at 2:24pm yesterday
Oh my God, I LOVED the "dancing man" - always just moving and shaking down Green Street!
What about chocolate phosphates and Green Street Cafe when it has a soda bar before the remodel? I use to ride my bike there with my best girlfriend just to get them.
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