ODDS & ENDS...
Anyone remember when the Goodyear blimp cruised over Dunkirk in the late 50s? it came out of the west...I saw it first in my class because I was staring out the window at the time (as usual)...it flew low over the school...made several passes...as us kids went nuts!
Anyone remember the janitors at elementry school...#5 school was "Scotty" and at #4 school was "Felix"
I remember the "Murraymen" Drum and Bugle Corps...I also remember when Hose #1 and Hose #4 both had Drum and Bugle Corps!
I remember the Old Dunkirk High School...had a "banked track" on the second floor...but it was so old and creaky...we were hardly ever allowed up there!
I remember working part time after school stacking ice cream in the freezer at Dunkirk Ice Cream
I also recall "pulling brush" at grape vineyards during easter vacations...that was a "nasty" way to make a living!
I remember away football games at Cardinal Mindzenty field behind Holy Trinity School on Central Ave....also playing at Fredonia High School Field...in the Valley in Fredonia...where the end zone is uphill from the rest of the feild!...I don't think I was ever at fredonia's football field for a game that it wasn't raining...usually a torential downpour too!
and after any sporting event...everyone went to "Marks" on Lake Shore Drivce and Central for a celebration and we all had "French Fries and Gravy" (remember the curly fries?)