Your website was sent to me by a friend on Xmas Eve-what a great gift! Nikki Hronis Oshkosh, WI I was born and raised in Hartford, but my Dad worked at Nash motors in Milwaukee.
We often came to Milwaukee shopping, Third street and Wisconsin was our main shopping area. My sister took her nurses training at Milwaukee County Hospital.
My sisters and I grew up on 41st street across from Sherman Park in the 40's and 50's.
Some of the special things I recall are being sent to the "Bungalow" grocery on Locust when the butcher called to say he had just got in some meat, it was rationed during the war.
In mere moments this will just be one of many clicks had while hovering.
I just stumbled across your site and was amazed at all the memories it brought back.
I remember Al's custard stand by Mitchell Field, the Blue Jay Bowling Alley on Howell, Carvel that became the Boy Blue, the Airway Theater, the water tower on Howard Ave where I got my shots back in the fifties (I still remember smelling the alcohol in the air! ), when Lew Alcindor played for the Milwaukee Bucks, when American Motors was in Kenosha, Dutchland Dairy on Howell Ave (had the best hot fudge sundaes), Marc's Big Boy downtown, .... This was several years before I-94 went in, back in '62.
Barb Immel I grew up in Milwaukee in the fifties & sixties. Went to grade school at AE Burdick School on Bolivar & Griffin. never hire kids to package breadsticks) No one had better pizza then Pepis. Bought a wedding dress at The Grand on Mitchell Street. Roller Skating at the Palomar on 27th off Oklahoma Ave. Can't remember the Bakery in West Allis, but they made the absolutely best, huge, "peanut squares" (with a cherry on top) Our high school went out on Saturdays to pick up free "DRUGS" that were sent to the Missionary Doctors. The huge, street party when the Milwaukee Braves won the pennant. Kids took accordion lessons....know Lawrence Welk had his start here too. Milk Jug Memories I grew up in Brookfield, when Greenfield Avenue was THE major thoroughfare between Milwaukee and Waukesha.
My mom worked at Gardetto's Bakery just around the corner on Howell. We took the bus both ways, so we could enjoy both cities.
Playing in the automatic doors at Kohl's across from the Sherman theater.
The Christmas display at Gimbels where the deer came right through the windows and circled up the outside of the building.