You know you've been in Fort Wayne too long if. . .

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You know you've been in Fort Wayne too long if. . .

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Got this in email, and added a few, Add some of your own:

You know you've lived in Fort Wayne too long when...

1. You remember the Glenbrook Ice Rink.
2. You remember when the Indonesian Rain Forest opened.
3. You remember when I-69 was just two lanes.
4. You remember downtown before Headwaters Park.
5. You know what the Fury was and you remember that Master P played for them.
6. You remember the Coliseum before the expansion.
7. You remember when Science Central opened.
8. You remember Discovery Zone.
9. You remember when Kidz Crossing at Lawton Park opened.
10. You remember the Apple Orchard at Glenbrook.
11. You remember when the Roller Dome was THE place to be on Friday and Saturday
nights.
12. You've been to Coney Island more times than you can count and you have no
problems walking in through the back door.
13. You've gotten pissed because all of the good concerts are at Piere's before
you're 21.
14. You remember when the Memorial Stadium opened.
15. You know you live in a city of 300,000 and yet the best thing to do at night
for the under 21 crowd is to go to Wal-Mart, IHOP, or Steak n Shake.
16. You remember the days of the sh*tty movie theatres before Rave or Carmike.
17. You remember the tornado.
18. You remember South Side HS and North Side HS before the renovations.
19. You remember Southtown Mall.
20. You've been to Safety Village.
21. You've bowled at almost every bowling alley in FW.
22. You remember Putt Putt before the new 'themed' courses.
23. You remember the old food court at Glenbrook.
24. You remember when Neptune was cool.
25. You remember the time before Jefferson Point when Glenbrook was the only
place to shop.
26. You remember when Neptune was called Colorblind.
27. You're friends with Third Frame on myspace and you don't even listen to rap.
28. You remember when Southtown had more than Footlocker, Sears, and the MCL
cafeteria.
29. You remember when the TRF Midway was cool. And you didn't have to worry
about getting shot.
30. You know what TRF stands for.
31. You remember when Lazer X and Ultrazone opened.
32. You've thrown apples on Johnny Appleseed's grave.
33. You remember going to McMillan Health Center in elementary school.
34. You remember the all-nighters for girl scouts at Southtown.
35. You remember the times before Wal-Mart had supercenters...when you actually
had to go to a grocery store.
36. You were ever on Happy's Place.
37. You remember listening to B106.3.
38. You remember the TRF Raft Race.
39. You remember when we actually had GOOD radio stations. (R.I.P. X102.3 and
many others).
40. You went to Diamond Jims and still miss it.
41. You've eaten at Power's Hamburgers and still live to tell about it.
42. You've managed to cram yourself into Cindy's and not feel claustrophobic.
43. You remember when Hot 107.9 was Foxxy.
44. You remember the last time St. Mary's Church burned down.
45. You remember when Dupont Road was out in the middle of nowhere.
46. You remember the days before 4-69.
47. You remember the flea market next to Hillcrest Bowl.
48. You know the Wizards original mascot was actually a wizard...not some creepy
dragon.
49. You knew about St. Francis College before the football team.
50. You don't technically live within city limits...yet you still have a Fort
Wayne mailing address.
51. You remember when the first Meijer opened.
52. You remember watching Steve Shine on WFFT Fox 55.
53. You remember when Mike's Carwash at Glenbrook was full service.
54. You remember Froggy's Pad.
55. You remember the Trolley Restaurant on Wells St. next to where Edy's is now.
56. You've marched in the TRF parade for some reason or another.
57. You remember Penguin Point.
58. You're pretty much guaranteed to find a wooden nickel or two somewhere
around your house.
59. You can name all the Halls Restaurants (including those that have closed)
and know where they are located.
60. You remember when Lincoln was based in Fort Wayne.
61. You know that FWI was originally called Baer Field.
62. You remember when Keltch Pharmacy was it's own store, not a part of Scott's.
63. You've lost a small part of your soul by being employed with Scott's Food
Stores.
64. You remember the Seyfert's factory on Hwy 3/Lima Rd.
65. You know that Best Buy was originally located where Borders is now on
Coldwater Road, and that it was The Children's Palace before Best Buy.
66. You remember the time before Spiece was an athletic fieldhouse.
67. You know where Kittle's is even though you never shop there.
68. You know that our Pizza Huts are way better than anything outside of d*ck
Freeland's franchise (aka Fort Wayne and the surrounding area).
69. You remember the days before the coffee house craze (I.E. Higher Grounds,
Firefly, Starbucks, etc).
70. You remember when the Citilink buses were PTC.
71. You remember when Win Moses was mayor.
72. You remember the Fort Wayne Flames (soccer).
73. You went to FWCS or East Allen.
74. You remember the downtown library before the renovation, and that it was
temporarily located next to the Lincoln Museum.
75. You know what St. Francis' campus looked like before the renovations and
expansions.
76. You ever took an art class at St. Francis.
77. You remember Showbiz Pizza before Chuck E. Cheese.
78. You've ever had a birthday party or attended one at the Roller Dome (north
or south).
79. You remember Roller Dome North before they renovated it. (And you were sad
the little hiding area by the DJ stand was taken away).
80. You remember Tilt at Glenbrook.
81. You remember when Coventry 13 was the main movie theater.
82. You remember Denny's on Lima Road.
83. You remember when Z102.3 and 96.3 the Edge existed.
84. You remember when our area code was 219.
85. You've drank out of the lion shaped water fountain at the Zoo.
86. You've eaten at Atz's ice cream shop.
87. It doesn't bother you in the least that a road will change names 3 or 4
times in the course of driving across town.
88. You know about Harry Baals Drive.
89. You remember the GTE Tower.
90. You've eaten at Willie's.
91. You remember Damon's and the fact that the place was cursed. (A couple
fires, the tornado, etc. They finally closed for good after the tornado).
92. You were a member of the cookie club at Scott's.
93. Even if you know Scott's was generally overpriced, you're still pissed
Kroger bought them out.
94. You remember Georgetown before the renovation.
95. You remember when there was more than one Big Boy.
96. You remember when the 14/69 automall was built.
97. You remember Rogers grocery.
98. You remember Cub Foods.
99. You remember when Amtrak stopped in Fort Wayne.
100. You've stayed the night at the Old Fort.
101. You remember the Dinos Alive! exhibit.
102. You love Croaky the Frog at the zoo.
103. You know that Lutheran Hospital used to be located downtown.
104. You remember when Jennie Garth was 90210 came to Southtown Mall.
105. You've tested the rumors about Devil's Hollow at night.
106. Your family used to go to Old Country Buffet all the time.
107. You know that the tv was invented here by Philo T. Farnsworth.
108. You remember when the ACPL summer reading program actually had good prizes.
109. You've gone sledding down the huge hills at Franke Park and Shoaff Park.
110. You remember Furrows behind Southtown.
111. You've ridden on the BMX track.
112. You've had your picture taken while sitting in the joey pouch at the zoo.
113. You remember listening to Charlie Butcher on 97.3 WMEE.
114. You know that the Detroit Pistons used to be the Fort Wayne Pistons.
115. You know that Fort Wayne had a team in the Women's Baseball League (the
Daisies).
116. You remember when Chi Chi's was still in business.
117. You remember Taco Cabana.
118. You remember Mr. Bulkies in the mall.
119. You remember the Children's Place in the mall having the little slide and
stuff at the back of the store.
120. You remember Engineer John's Naptime theater with Gumby & Pokey.
121. You used to go through the ruins of White Mansion.
122. You remember Pete's Drive In at Paulding and Wayne Trace
123. You participated in the 3RF Student Paint On Contest on GC Murpy's windows.
124. You remember the Cat'sMeow, Louie's Chop Suey, and Standard Plumbing at the
corner of Main and Harrison.
125. You remember what the 'Afternoon onesy-twosies'on WOWO were.
126. You were shocked when they tore down the Greyhound bus station.
127. You remember when Kent Horman with his dutch-boy haircut was the anchor on
WFFT.
128. You remember when the AirGuard switched from F84's to F-100's, then to
F4's.
129. You remember when Fergusen Road was a straight shot past Baer Field.
130. You remember when Fairfield stopped at the river on Superior street.
131. You ever played giant games of hide and seek inside the ruins of Old Crown
Brewery.
132. You ever attended Sunday night rock concerts at Freimann Square.
133. You ever bought anything from the 3RF Flea Market under the elevation, (or
the Intl Harvester Flea Market.)
134. You remember HUB airlines, or Air Wisconsin.
135. You ever had one of Art Templar's 'To Hell With Shell' Stickers on your
car.
136. You could drive through Foster Park all the way from Rudisill to down past
Paulding.
137. You remember the Railroad signal tower at Adams Center, the work trains
stored at Meyer Road, the massive rail yard between Meyer and Wayne Trace, and
the turntable and roundhouse near Ghey Street.
138. You attended any show at the Adam's Apple or the Cellar.
139. You sandbagged in 82.
140. You remember the blue VW on a pole at Northrop & Coldwater.
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Godfather's Pizza
Chronisters Pharmacy
Maloley's grocery
"Loaf at Shoaff" and the hour+ cruise thru there.
Seat Cover Charlie
Showtime pizza - or whateverthehell was the name of the place with the insane calliope
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...guess it time to go.
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two words....

Disco Harry
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O'Neil's Glass w/ the upside down signs

The '7 layers of hell' license branch in the basement on Maiden Lane
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Glenbrook Cinema showed Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight on the weekends.
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=^-..-^= wrote:O'Neil's Glass w/ the upside down signs

The '7 layers of hell' license branch in the basement on Maiden Lane
Oh, man! Wasn't that strange! :shock:
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Post by Steel String Bender »

I enjoyed reading your list, and now I feel really old. Thank-you veeeery much! Sadly, any list of mine could be summarized with one bullet point:

You remember when mediocrity didn't rule the day.
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Post by deek »

Great list! I had to add a couple:

141. You remember BOTH Gold Mine arcades at Glenbrook Mall.
142. You had a Fort Wayne National Bank account.
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Yep. I feel old as dirt.
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Post by Garr »

deek wrote:Great list! I had to add a couple:

141. You remember BOTH Gold Mine arcades at Glenbrook Mall.
142. You had a Fort Wayne National Bank account.
or 142. You worked at Fort Wayne National Bank when National City took over.
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143. Jay Walker & Phil Gardner of WLYV
144. Jefferson Theatre downtown
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