This all sounds oddly familiar - a-la: "You know you're from Miles City when..."
Some of this has been posted before but, ah, what the heck...
- going to the Montana or Park Theatre as a kid with a buck and having a leftover quarter for the popcorn after I bought the ticket.
- The days Custer High AND Sacred Heart both had football teams playing at Denton Field...and BOTH were good!
- having this dilemma on a hot summer day: "should we go to the City Oasis pool or Spotted Eagle today?"
- The Beanbag, the Penguin, and the candy counter at Miles City Floral and Greenhouses (as well as the soda fountains at Woolworths and Thompson Rexall Drug).
- Having Pinky Pelletier help me fix my flat bike tires at the old Texaco/Cenex gas station on Valley Dr. East (recently torn-down).
- Going with my dad and brothers to the old, green corrigated steel USED CAR building (next to that now-extinct gas station) to buy our Christmas tree for the season for around 3 or 4 bucks.
- Walking to the MC plaza to browse the goods at Osco, The Curiosity Shop and Rasco Tempo.
- Biking out to Red Rock Sporting Goods (long before it moved) to buy my football cleats, etc., for the year.
- Attending one of several Main-Street parades: especially the BHS parade.
- The Bill Newhouse baseball tournament (aka the "10-State").
- Playing Little Guy Football when their teams were: the Rams, Colts, Browns, Dolphins, 49ers and Jets/Packers.
- doing a MC Star paper route after school when I was still in grade school...and then having to wake-up at around 5 every morning to do a Gazette Route a few years after that. (yeah, it sucked, but in a strange way I DO miss it.)
- going bowling a time or 2 at Recreation Lanes...and even at Red Rock Lanes a time or 2.
- Ascending the ramp inside the Red Rock Supper Club when it was a special occasion for a fancy dinner.
- I don't know if I really miss the finger steaks at Airport Inn...but I DO miss the restaurant as it was before it burned down and rebuilt (the atmosphere and ambiance more than the food).
- Egg-catching contests, chasing garter snakes, and sack-races at "Kinsey Days".
- Seeing the Bonines drive by in a very-full, tan-and-gold-colored jumbo van (probably on their way to the Church at the same time as the Baldwins and Christophersons).
- Seeing real nuns coming-in and going-out of the old Ursuline Convent.
- Speaking of Nuns, I miss passing-by Sister Ruth (God Rest), in-particular, when she was out-and-about and still with us...she always gave a friendly greeting.
- I'll second Richard on the Holy Rosary Hospital Building...I and my 2 younger siblings were both born there, so coming home for a visit with the building gone just doesn't seem right...but life goes on.
That's it for now, I need to go to sleep...those were the good old days.