As Denver natives there are certain things only we understand that others might not get. Like this list for example.
4th Generation Denverite! You know you are from Denver, if you remember (just to name a few):
* The phone number for time and temperature was: 222-8811
* Radio station contest lines all began with the '241' prefix.
* The three main TV stations were known as KOA (Channel 4), KLZ (Channel 7), and KBTV (Channel 9).
* Well established neighborhoods, where people knew one another.
* When a ride to Cherry Creek Reservoir was truly a drive out in the country.
* When the zoo had free admission for Denver residents.
* When the Casa Bonita building was a Joslins department store.
#3.. Lakeside... that "Laughing Sal" at the fun house scared the crap out of me as a kid every time she came out and started laughing for several minutes.
All True, I was born in St. Anthony's Central (before there was a North)...worked at St. Anthony's North in HS. What the heck are the Highlands?? \U0001f604 My favorite memory? "And now, your! Den-ver! Bears!" We couldn't afford to go to Elichs so we went to Lakeside, Waterworld was two slides, it was the Boulder Turnpike, Mile High Stadium, the blue helmets with the D, Zezo's Magic Castle and the perpetual Carmel popcorn smells at CInderella City, desolate and peaceful drives to the mountains, octoberfest on Larimer St. Field trips to the Nature Museum, Denver General, Thirsty's and McNichols for the Final Four and the NBA all-star game!
Born at St. Joseph's hospital in '65, lived in Grand Jct until I was 13 and we moved back to Denver. Remember meeting Randy Gradishar at Buckingham Square and getting his pic & autograph. Remember mostly everything mentioned but always went to Elitch's and not Lakeside. Remember spending lots of time after school going to the arcade at Cinder Alley.
"But it's a dry heat!", The Foothills, Cinco de Mayo on Federal, "the Castle," shopping at the ARC, Los Arcos (the food and the experience), buggies, not shopping carts, the "brown cloud," Red Rocks, abundant sunshine!! I do really miss living there!!
Never called it the north side...just North Denver. That was all you had to say. Smaldones, Elitch's, Lakeside, submarine races at Sloan Lake or seeing the lights from Indpiration Point, the Scotchman with Highland Flings and Horrible burgers. Ahhh....the wonderful memories!
Born and raised in the Northside. Will never be highlands to me. Also first concert at the big mac Michael Jackson 1988
But Debbie-- #22 was a Joslin's store when I lived there and I had my hair done every week in their salon.
Let's go old school. It's not I -25 it's the valley highway. It's not highway 36 it's the Boulder Turn Pike. And please let's say Colorado the right way, more rad not rod. Native
Uhhhh no, all rod. You don't say I'm aColoRADan... It's ColoRODan... So there's your answer how to pronounce the state you're apparently from...
Blizzard of 1982 .... I was stuck on I-225 and had to leave the car and walk in chest deep snow to a relatives home!
Coming home from a cancelled Cmas eve party in Littleton, driving home to Westminster... We broke open Federal that night, some people following us in the ruts, had to winch to stuck cars and streetlights to get through drifts, brought people as close to their homes as we could get them. Helped get people out of Stapleton in the following days. Driving on I-70 was like the surface of the moon after that storm for awhile.
I have unbelievable memories of sporting events at Big Mac and Mile High Stadium....even the old school Denver Gold from the USFL days.
OMG # 21 got my mouth a waterin I haven't had chubbys in so long breakfast burrito with egg and potato with green chili n cheese on the inside and green chili and cheese smothered fries OMG so freakin good I miss those
That was one freaky guy - fun house?? I miss Elitches!! Beautiful gardens that we picnicked with grandma and grandpa and fishing game!!!
It's all true, but I'm pretty sure anybody who's been here for more than a year could figure at least half of these out.
Alexis Girard Josh Girard Ariel Girard understood most of these but don't miss it as much as I used to. Miss those mountains though