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Growing up in Palo Alto

Original post made by Barry, Old Palo Alto, on Feb 3, 2010

Palo Alto was the best place to grow up.

Stanford shopping center
Varsity theater
Palo Alto drive in theater(Greer)
Eichler tennis and swim club (Where I learned to swim in 1963)
Rinconada Park
Green Gables (My grade school in the sixties)
Palo Alto yacth harbor
Duck pond(Always went there to feed the ducks)
Toads all over the place( Anywhere there was a creek)
Fosters Freeze on the El Camino
Piers Dairy
Stanford Sports shop
Banana Record
Pop Tarts

Really nice people, such a simple time in a great little town. Just like the neigborhood that the(Cleaver family)lived in. Off course even Palo Alto had a few Eddie Haskells. Beaver where are you!

Riding my bike all over the Palo Alto as a kid( My parents never really knew where I was at, but my Mom would always just say don't be late for dinner!) Now do kids even go outside when they have free time? I don't think so!

I sure do miss those good ole days of growimg up Palo Alto ( late 1950's and 60's! I feel I was very blessed to have the opportunity to grow up in such a great community during that time. Great town! Great times!

Today year 2010, I'm living in nearby Los Altos working my butt off, stressing out everyday in the high tech business!

It is refreshing to go back in time to those great days growing up in Palo Alto.

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Posted by Ken
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on Feb 3, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Barry, you should check out this thread:

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