Wonderful Times

I LIVED ON MONTANA STREET, IN 1952 THRU 1955. I REMEMBER THE PIONEER AND ALSO ECHO PARK ( WITH ITS BOATS ). IT WAS A VERY NICE PLACE TO LIVE & I SOLD PAPERS ON THE CORNER OF SUNSET & ECHO PARK. ONCE, THEY HAD A STAGE PLATFORM, OUT BACK, WITH MUSIC PLAYING BY A GROUP–REMEMBER THIS WAS EARLY 50’S, WHEN R&R WAS JUST BEGINNING, INCLUDING ELVIS. WE MOVED TO MONTANA FROM GLENDALE AREA & I HAD TO TAKE THE RED CAR TO SCHOOL IN GLENDALE FOR A FEW MONTHS TO FINISH UP THERE. THE RED CAR–RAN PAST ECHO PARK (GLENDALE AVE.), UP TO BEVERLY BLVD. & WENT UNDERGROUND IN THE TUNNEL TO DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES. WOW–I SURE AM TELLING MY AGE. ANYWAY, WONDERFULL TIMES & THE PIONEER MARKET WAS ALWAYS GREAT TO US & ECHO PARK WAS SUPER TO SPEND TIME WITH FRIENDS & WHISTLE AT GIRLS. HA HA ALLOWED BACK THAN. I WISH EVERYONE COULD HAVE SPENT TIME BACK THAN, AN EARLIER AGE–BUT A LOT MORE FUN & PACE SO MUCH SLOWER. GOD BLESS EVERYONE.
BOB R.

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  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Hi,Did you ever run into Phil Spector in those days at the Pioneer Market?I talked to the previous owner that remembered seeing many celebrities in his store but not Phil,which seems plausible because Phil wasn't a celebrity at the time. Many people in the community would cash their pay checks there on Fridays, including my parents. They would leave me in a car with my siblings parked out back while they shopped.

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  2. K Hollywood
    K Hollywood says:

    Thank you so much Bob R I was born and raised in east HollyWood IN 1972 and still here. wow Montana from LA that must have been something! Thanks for sharing your memory I enjoyed it. I have been looking for this picture for months. I never know what it looked like I have a old black and white however but the store looks much different yours match the area and building better

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