Memories of Ontario

Making preparations to attend my 55th High School reunion in Ontario, California, my memories of our school,  Chaffey High, spilled over into memories of Ontario in general.  A while back, I wrote a nostalgic piece about how Ontario was back in childhood days.  You can read it at

https://vernonmileskerr.com/2014/03/20/nostalgia-a-moment-called-ontario/

But I’m sure my memories are only the tip of the iceberg.  You who have spent time in Ontario could add so many more.  Please add your memories to the comments section below.  We can share them when we meet again.  🙂

Cheers,

Vern

P.S. Here are some memories to get the ball rolling.  As the lady on “Coffee Talk” used to say, “Discuss!”

  • The Saturday morning Free Show at the Granada
  • The California Theater
  • John Galvin Park
  • The Chaffey Plunge
  • Saturday Mornings at the “Y”
  • Playing touch footbal in the middle of Euclid before Boy Scout meetings.
  • Capt. Riddle’s Coin and Stamp Shop
  • The stuffed big  game trophies at Bumstead’s
  • Carbide canons shooting green lemons.
  • “Rowdies “vs. “Kissies”
  • Pink and Black
  • Earth Angel
  • Goldie’s Variety at Campus and Holt (then “A” Street)

3 thoughts on “Memories of Ontario

  1. All-States Frosty was a great place. I remember one time the other neighborhood hoodlums and I went Christmas caroling. Me the Mumm boys Okie and Mike M. Mike held a can and just pointed at it and didn’t sing, like he couldn’t talk. Okie kept using bad words in the Christmas songs. Even at that, we got quite a bit of change. We finished up at the All-States Frosty, and counted our change. We actually had enough to get a Texas Longhorn. We each got a wooden spoon and dug in. It didn’t last long.
    More good memories.
    EN Class of ’64

    1. Good one. 🙂 That was my first memory of Ontario. You bought some kind of badge and it allowed you to drink unlimited orange juice. 🙂 How about the “All States Frosty” on 4th Street with a sundae for each of the “48” states? 🙂 Did any of us ever have the guts (or the money) to try the “Texas Longhorn?”

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