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Remember when ..Livingston in the 50's 60's and 70's


Remember when ..Livingston in the 50's 60's and 70's

Do you remember.... the Colony 5 &10, Ben's Sweet Shop, Johnnies Palamino diner, the Sugar Bowl, the "access" road, Frank the Good Humor man, Roosevelt ? This group is for you share your memories here.

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Comment by Susan Lee on August 11, 2011 at 7:18am
I have such great memories of being a kid in Livingston - I lived there until I was 21, then moved nearby to the Short Hills, Summit area.  We went to Squiertown School on Old Road so most of my youngest memories are in that area near where the mall was built, Coventry and around the circle.  Remember Russell's Candy Store at the end of Old Road?  Fond memories include going to Channel Lumber with my Dad on a Saturday morning, riding bikes ALL over Livingston, skating on the Newark Academy Pond, Memorial pool by LHS in the summers with my friends, the Heritage Diner after Proms and plays, Don's (love the warm pickles on the table), the Colony 5 & 10 and Bazooka Joe up front on the counter, Bonvini's, open lunch going to 7-11 and the little Szechuan place down the strip from King's for an egg roll!  Growing up in Livingston was great, times were different, a kid could be a kid!  My kids have no idea what real freedom is compared to how we grew up.  I look forward to reading more of your posts! 
Comment by Rick Wernsing on April 18, 2011 at 11:09pm
I found this group by accident when looking up Don's.   I haven't really lived in Livingston since the 80s but all the things you're all mentioning come rushing back!   From Don's, to Seymour's (for orange soda), the Drive In, Bonvini's Pizza, seeing the Wizard of Oz at The Colony Theatre, Friendlys, Jack In The Box, The Village Bakery (lollipop cookies!), Food Fair,  Och's Apples & Cider!  Thanks for the memories!
Comment by Rich Conley on October 11, 2010 at 8:32pm
I remember the Colony 5 &10, Seymour's, Sam's and Don's........only went to Silverman's a few times, but it always had that 'other side of town' feel to it. Just as Northland pool and the Little League fields next to it. Obviously, when I got older I became intimately acquainted with that little red building on Mt. Pleasant with the great mural in it. No longer in the area - Tampa Fl. is home now.
Comment by Domenic Falcone on January 27, 2010 at 4:12pm
YES! I remember, I moved to Livingston On Aug. 1958. the Town Hall was a couple of Surplus Barracks Buildings, The Library was a Two story houe=se on Mt.Pleaswnt Ave. SEYMOURS goes on foreveras does SAMS dept. store. I used to go to the self service milk dispensary on the corner of what is now w. Cedar St. and Mt. Pleasent Ave. OH how I wish this town was as united as it was then! There was nothing we could not do, and it shows. Maybe we did too much.
Comment by Marianne Rapicano on December 5, 2009 at 12:32pm
Rest in peace, Don. Your drive-in provided the best burgers and a fun place for kids to work. Thank you for all the good times.
Comment by Michele Florio-Campisi on December 2, 2009 at 12:55pm
It is with great sadness that I inform all of you of the passing on November 25, 2009. on Don Roth... owner of our beloved Don's Drive-in..
Comment by Michele Florio-Campisi on November 11, 2009 at 2:21pm
For the first time since 1977 our LHS soccer team could be going all the way.... wouldn't it be great if lot of Livingston alumni showed up???? The Lancer Boys Varsity Soccer team will be playing Clifton H.S. in the Group IV Section I State Championship game this Friday, November 13th at Clifton. The time of the game will be 2 PM. The field is located directly behind Clifton HS which is located at 333 Colfax Avenue, Clifton, NJ.
Comment by Mary Ellen Dowd on October 6, 2009 at 6:08pm
How about the Circle Sweet Shop? We could actually walk there safely! And the drive-in theater on Route 10 ...
Comment by Maria Brush on September 11, 2009 at 9:54pm
the best times in Livingston..sitting on the stools in the back of Silvermans..going with my grandfather to the bakery next to Silverman's on Sunday morning for warm crumb buns..walking to THE SPOT for clothes with Linda Wager :)
Comment by Lia Lois Glick Hernandez on July 10, 2009 at 8:14am
I was a "late-comer" to Livingston -- nearly 16 -- but.. I do recall that the first time I saw LHS and it's emornous campus... to my mind it was straight out of the Archie's Comics

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