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 02/21/2010 01:38 PM
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LouisB

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O.k. here's my cut...
1. Bought a hollow wave swallow tail from Shagg Catri
2. Yum, burgers and fries from RCs
3. Big ole elephant in front of Lee Caron's carnival club
4. Downed a few skees at da turtle 18 was the legal age back then (besides no one ever carded )
5. Ted Lund the cast net guy? He had a shop on Cone rd in Merritt Island for a while
6. Ice cream sundays at Wolfie's

The Mouse Trap huh...o.k. freesurfs, my ex was a waitress at the piano bar (maybe we have more in common....)

How 'bout the Satellite Lounge
Yards of beer at Bernard's Surf happy hours
Surfing Hangars when it still was the Patrick pier


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 02/21/2010 05:04 PM
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OldNed

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Man, summa you guys are old...

Here's my contribution-1st some pix. Some are from the Brevard Mosquito Beaters website http://www.mosquitobeaters.org/ lots more photos on the site.
Meeting is March 13th and 14th this year-Check it out-really a great organization-you'll see people from all over Brevard that have been around here a long time.

Joe Morgan 1966... Cape Worker, Bank Vice Prez and Cocoa Beach Mayor




The Samoa and the Glass Bank




CB Welcome sign, Starlight Motel and Lee Caron and the Kut-Ups




Some memories:

Nort's LaScene-Nort Kurlan wouldn't pay the man who paved his parking lot so the guy came back and tore up the whole lot with a front-end loader-saw it happen-it was in the paper next day.

Back when driving on the beach was allowed, saw a family from Indiana or Illinois washing the mud from their car with ocean water-looked really clean-car probably rusted away before they got home...not a whole lotta salt water in the midwest I guess.

That big globe sign in front of the Satellite Motel rotated in the wrong direction. Also, one day the Motel put a bunch of girls wearing skimpy Bikinis out on A1A to attract business-heard it on the radio-after several fender-benders, CB Police made 'em stop.

My 1st day in Florida-Jan. '66, I chatted with a young Surfer Kid up by Canaveral (now Cocoa Beach) Pier. Really helpful guy-answered all my questions about resturants, shopping, directions to places etc. etc. Saw the Kid's pic in the paper a few days later-name was Gary Propper.



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 02/21/2010 07:57 PM
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Cool pic of the Samoa Ned!

Did you ever eat there?

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 02/21/2010 08:12 PM
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LBLarry

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Once upon a time, I bought a bikini for my X from Shagg ..... With a smile and a wink, she sold me on one particular one because it had "these easy opening latches on the hips" I promptly whipped out the cash.

She was right and both the X and I still have fond memory's of that bikini.

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 02/22/2010 01:18 AM
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a few birthdays celebrated with Ace and a cast of characters at Jonathans...

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Edited: 02/22/2010 at 11:04 AM by bob3000
 02/22/2010 05:41 AM
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BalsaBill

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I remember seeing the "Coasters" at the Samoa.

They had trouble getting started on "Little Egypt" (wrong key). But basically it was a pretty good show.



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 02/22/2010 06:11 AM
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garcia

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1) Don't forget the Royal Castle across from RCs (hence the name; not "Rock City" or any of the others that have been rumored). 2) Seeing Dave Fiester and Austin Pettit (I think the band was Fresh Juice, before Tight Shoes) at the Satellite Motel (under 21 on the north-south wing, with pizza and sodas, and over 21 on the east-west wing, with alcohol) 3) Boger's Bunch at the Shakey's on 520 4) Virginia Fried Chicken (right next to Balsa Bill's), owned by Mrs. Casullo and the best fried chicken around 5) Hamburg House (where Buccaneer condo is) - great hamburgers and a great break 6) Nort's La Scene, where my buddy lost his (oral) virginity with a CCB HS girl after a Satellite HS/CCB HS football game 7) Beer on the Pier (became Fisherman's Wharf, at which I worked) - free steamed crabs as long as the parents were buying beer; what a deal 8) Open market on the Indialantic Boardwalk (because the entire police dept was under indictment for vandalizing impounded cars, false arrests, etc, etc) (I was working at the Galley and Grog and watched it go down every night)
 02/22/2010 08:56 AM
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Pagerow

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Wow, lots of great memories, many before my time. Thanks for all the pics!

I was delivered by Dr. Von Thron...

I remember...

Sea Missle motel (corner of 520 and A1A, west side)

Burger Chef, and the condiment bar

Being able to SKI around SKI island

Working at Krystals!

When (before Stonewood) there was a house and creepy trail where condo is now

The DRAFT HOUSE! Beer AND a movie!

Shakey's pizza (and the player piano!)

Gastby's Sports bar..

Nice trip down memory lane...

 02/22/2010 11:05 AM
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bob3000

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ski island, and OPERATION STRETCH! (ORIGINAL Survivor for 6th graders) anyone else go to Freedom 7? worked for a summer at Cocoa Beach Hardware. CB Art Show every year. Carnival at Catholic Church, fishin at the port and on the jetty... watchin the shrimp boats...

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 02/22/2010 11:22 AM
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somebodyelse

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you guys remember the old draw bridges on the causeways??? you get stuck in hot traffic so a boat can sail on by...

Do you remember when the barges came up the river with the pieces of the Titan Rockets on them for the moon launches???



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 02/22/2010 11:49 AM
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drewcifer5

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Remember shaggs from the mid-70's until they shut down at BW a few years back?  Maybe longer?  I thought that was a Krystal Burger near Brassy's/Glass Bank?  Didn't read anything above so maybe it was covered?



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 02/22/2010 12:26 PM
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crankit

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Having a board shaped while we watched in Dick's shaping room next to the shop! (Smoky in there)!!



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 02/22/2010 12:35 PM
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SurfAddict

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Great Post!!

How 'bout....

Cocoa Beach Surfside Playhouse to catch surf flicks.  Beer bottles rolling down the aisles with a nice aroma filling the air!

Keg parties on Tortiose, Samsons, and Lansing Islands.

The drive-in movies at the Palms and IHB.

No leashes, followed by the deadly bungie chord leashes, followed by the Power cord leashes.

Single-fins.

George Panton and his asymetrical Inspiration shapes.

The sand floor at Oceanside Surf Shop.

Whoa.. the memories! 

 



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Edited: 02/22/2010 at 12:54 PM by SurfAddict
 02/22/2010 12:38 PM
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crankit

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All night bondfire parties at the Well and the ones at Longpoint across the footbridge.



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 02/22/2010 12:48 PM
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garcia

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1) Cocoa Beach Movie Theater (before the Drafthouse), with concerts featuring Donny Dumptruck and New Days Ahead 2) Loved those parties on Tortoise (aka Spider Island), Samsons and Lansing Islands, and don't forget The Hill on Merritt Island with multiple high schools represented (SHS, CCB, and sometimes MIHS) 3) Purple Oyster in Mel Bch, featuring $1 crabcake sandwiches 4)Activities never to be enjoyed again (try them now and see what happens!) a) Driving on the beach anywhere you wanted to b) Campfires/hotdog roasts on the beach; fishing all night next to a bonfire c) Camping in the dunes at Spanish House
 02/22/2010 01:13 PM
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Timinator

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Nice....lotsa memories there.
I have video footage from Brevard dating back to late 50's.
My dad was a photographer for Space Coast magazine and pretty
much had camera, movie gear wherever we went.
I'll have to cut some clips and post 'em up.





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 02/22/2010 01:21 PM
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Ripper65

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HESS Gas Station. Glenn's Ice Cream Time Zone Head Shop(Eau Gallie/A1A) Spaceport

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 02/23/2010 12:31 AM
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LIV2SURFDT

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Philips screwdrivers, late night at Jonathons. Listening to Hotel California in the line-up coming from the jukebox at The Islanderhut. Working with the crew at Pelican Point followed by many all nighters at the Caldwells house. Driving right up to the bluff at Xanadus to surf overhead dredging sand dumpers. Sprinting through the trail at Seagrape to do the same. Happy hour roast beef at Bernards surf (and the two for ones!) Those keggers at Lori Wilson. Going from one bonfire to the next while hiking back from a drift session on cold winter days. No speed limit (enforced) and no traffic all the way from Ocean Avenue to the Inlet. Good Times, indeed...

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 02/23/2010 06:41 AM
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garcia

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Following is a list of original names and the names that are used now - 1) AP Shack (2nd light), 2) the Pier (Pier-less, Hangers, Hanger-less), 3) Gulf Beach (named for the Gulf station on the corner of SE 1st street and A1A) (Seagull Park), 4) Lum's (Perkin's), 5) Hamburg House (aka, Hammie's) (Buccaneer Beach), 6) Pet Den, 7) Mark Realty (Pelican Park). I am always perplexed how these names got changed. Too many newcomers, I guess.
 02/23/2010 06:39 PM
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Originally posted by: garcia Following is a list of original names and the names that are used now - 1) AP Shack (2nd light), 2) the Pier (Pier-less, Hangers, Hanger-less), 3) Gulf Beach (named for the Gulf station on the corner of SE 1st street and A1A) (Seagull Park), 4) Lum's (Perkin's), 5) Hamburg House (aka, Hammie's) (Buccaneer Beach), 6) Pet Den, 7) Mark Realty (Pelican Park). I am always perplexed how these names got changed. Too many newcomers, I guess.

Garcia,

You hit the nail on the head...."Too many newcomers, I guess".



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