A recent comment mentioned the roller skating rink that set up under a tent sorta where Ingles' Car Wash is now. It had open sides and attracted a lot of skaters as well as people who sat in their cars and watched. I loved the smooth skating surface - a welcome change from street skating and jumping the many pavement cracks on Probart. Did you skate or did you go check out who was skating?
Remember the old bowling alley on the corner of Caldwell and Probart? It had "people" pin setters. A boy in my class worked as a pin setter until late at night, walked home, and made it to school on time the next day. Not an easy schedule for a kid.
A new bowling alley was built on the current Ingles' property and I think it burned down. What happened after that? Was it rebuilt? Where did you bowl?
And the Co-Ed and Clemson...Right up there with the best memories of my young life. I loved those double-feature westerns at the Clemson on Saturday afternoons. A bag of popcorn and a coke from Ford's Corner next door. What was the cost for the afternoon - about thirty cents?
By the way, I never understood why a movie theatre was called the Co-Ed. Was there a time when females weren't allowed in movies? Anybody know?
The older guys used to go get drinks and food during the songs in musicals! Big exodus when the singing started! Who were your favorite movie stars and your favorite movies?
The blog continues to attract new visitors! So great to see comments from so many of you - keep it up!
Go Blue Devils!