You know you're from Kitchener-Waterloo when...
You have been to Pepi's Pizza.
You partied (you're old) or watched a movie (really old) at the Lyric.
You remember the old Hi-Way Market; wooden floors, lobsters and all!
The Charcoal Restaurant used to be upstairs..
Mothers Pizza, The Ponderosa, Kitchener Dairies, Arthur Threcher's Fish & Chips at King and Wellington Street.
Mount Trashmore (the old dump on Ottawa turned toboggan hill, now a city park)
The Corkscrew, Swiss Castle Inn, Long John Silver's, Charlie's, The Spaghetti Factory, Chi Chi's, H. Salt Fish and Chips, Athena's, The Three Minute Deli, Cosmo's Factory Skating at Victoria Park,
The Capital, The Odeon, The Fox, Raymond's Nut Shack beside the theatre.
Roller Skating at Bingeman's
Swimming in the POND at Bingeman's
The Eat 'n Putt
You walked around with different coloured balloons at LULU'S (you're old)....or shopped at the Kmart that was there before that (really old!)
The Coronet, The Pit
Bus time points were on King Street in front of Kresges at King and Frederick.
A Zehrs at Fairview Park
The Drive-ins-The KW Drive In ( Bridgeport ), Parkway Drive In (where Toys R Us is now located)
You have been served by a car hop's wearing roller skates at the A&W...on Victoria , Highland Kingsway Drive , or at King and Weber in Waterloo .
BF Goodrich, Uniroyal, Budds, Bauer's, Arrow Shirts, Kaufman's, Greb's, Seagram's, Labatt's, Pepsi (Wilson & Fairway), Coke (King St), Epton
The COE, Bangarama
Yet more bars--The Station, Tommy's Place, The East End , Huggies, The Grand.
Area Specific Aromas--
Courtland Ave between Stirling and Ottawa (Schneider's),
Kingsway Drive near Franklin (Dare Cookies),
Victoria and Edna (Weston's).
The Lunch Counters at Kresges and Woolworth's.
The General, a fixture for years in Bridgeport , part of
You know what I mean by the old guy that used to walk back and forth from Cambridge to Kitchener everyday pushing his bike. I don't think I once saw him riding the darned thing.
You wanted to have your birthday party in the Ronald McDonald Caboose
Going on Canadian Bandstand with Grantley, or on Big Al's show...or Romper Room.
The Old City Hall complete with clock tower...and the Farmer's Market in behind. The tower is now located in Victoria Park.
The Evergreen Motel
You feel the need to tell people that Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan ) went to Grand River Collegiate and Lennox Lewis went to Cameron Heights and Jeremy Ratchford went to KCI.
The Tulane, Leisure Lodge, The Waikiki
The Challenger Restaurant - also known as the Breslau Hotel.
Elaine Cole, Reg Sellner, Betty Thompson, Johnny Walters, Morris Keston, Luciano Pipia
Major Hooples Boarding House
Teli's Deli, Angelo's.
Eaton's on the corner of King and Water Streets
Tin Roof (Victoria and King)
You wonder what the heck that sculpture on the courthouse lawn really is (worm? sausage?)....and how much the city paid for it....
The old railway tower on King near Victoria . The man had to lower the gates when the trains came.
The Carl Heintzman Music store
You know that a single street CAN travel in all four directions...ie) King Street South , King Street North , King Street East , and King Street West .
You know you can't just say "the corner of King & Weber"
You or someone in your family has the cookbook "Food That Really Schmecks," by Edna Staebler.
You look forward to buying corn from Hurley's...out Erb Street .
And you know you're from Kitchener if you remember when all the phone numbers started with "Sherwood", which meant 7-4!!!.