Monday, April 06, 2009

Rainbow Over 7-11


leucadia, originally uploaded by Thomas DiBenedetto.

8 comments:

  1. There ain't no pot of gold at that intersection.

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  2. sure day is... a pot o' black gold . . . refined black gold, mo fo!

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  3. tHANK HEAVEN FOR 7-11 OR AS WE USED TO CALL IT GREEDY MART

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  4. The rainbow ends at a 64 oz big gulp.
    "A pot of Coke"

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  5. Warning:
    Two true drastic stories from under the rainbow submitted for your off center archives of Leucadia lore.

    Before 7-11 Speedy Mart was built on that corner there used to be the General Store. They had Minor Birds they'd put on the porch every day that loudly talked to patrons as they entered and left. One of the things one said was "Don't forget the beer!"
    But one night the silent alarm went off and a Sheriff stealthfully entered the building with his gun drawn. "HI! WHAT'S YOUR NAME?" one bird yelled out behind him. So startled the cop turned and blindly fired a shot! Fortunately he missed the birds.

    A local guy named George Farris used to work at the General Store when he was in High School. Also on the porch were stacks of dry dog food. George was cleaning the porch one day and he saw a man hanging around the railroad tracks for a long time. The train came. The man stepped onto the tracks and ended it all just as George was dusting off the dog food. Shocked, he looked up and saw it was a quarter after ten.
    Weeks later he had to write a story at school about what happened to him that summer. George chose to write about the suicide. He named it: Gravy Train at Ten Fifteen.

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  6. Fred, that was called Jacks General Store. The myna birds names were Gyp and Jose. They used to say Don't Forget the beer. Jack Neer owned the business. I knoow that your dad knew him. He later rented the La Paloma and used it as an auction hous.

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  7. 4:09
    Yep, good memory. I remember Jack Neer too. Got a great deal on a whole box of antique cameras at the La Paloma auction he held there when I was 10. ($3) Forgot the minor birds names though. You must be older than me.

    Jack then bought the building where Leucadia Donuts is now and called it the Home Cafe. We sold him a player piano (that was WAY too loud for that little room).

    I did go see the last movie shown at the La Paloma in 1964 before it was closed for nearly a decade. I'll give four free tickets to see the Strange Thing to the first person who guesses correctly.
    Wow!

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  8. Fred, was it the PINK PANTHER?????

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