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Shepherd's Heart
BOB STEWART

Memories from Long Ago

Posted Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 2:59 PM
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  • On that feeling old thing youngster, just you wait.

    You stirred memories for me of my time at that age. Horses with buggies racing around the square, the soft glow of gas street lights illuminating the participants with a flickering effect that reminded me of the flicker of the silent movies. Well those are not quite my memories, but you get the point. ;)

    Thanks Shep, I enjoyed your mini-memoir. :)

    -- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Thu, Aug 1, 2013, at 12:07 AM
  • Well, if you recently traveled to all those places, and hadn't been back for a good long time, the change and declline of the area may have come as a shock to you.

    Budd Park is known now more for the bodies foud there and the regular violence on the weekends.

    The baseball fields behind what used to be MW (now the Super Flea and self storage) are where the homeless congregate.

    Gladstone Blvd and Cliff Drive are so full of debris and trash off the side of the rode that almost makes me cry.

    GO ahead and walk downtown from Northeat is you want to these days ( I have a couple times) and you will be accosted by a series of beggars looking for change and smokes.

    Indian Mound Park (my favorite sled hill as a kid) is still pretty clean, but the cars that park right behind it to complete their drug deals at all hours are disturbing.

    But, thats what you get these days it seems. Not neighborhoods and neighbors......strangers who care little for thier own property, and not at all for anyone else's or community property.

    -- Posted by Armour-of-God on Thu, Aug 1, 2013, at 7:33 AM
  • OKR - Thanks ... but I doubt you remember buggies racing around the square -but I get your point.

    AoG - I've been through there lately and it actually almost made me cry ... Sad to see the state it's in for sure ...

    That's what makes the memories so sweet.

    shep

    -- Posted by shep on Thu, Aug 1, 2013, at 8:10 AM
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