Recently I had the opportunity to visit my old hometown, Orlando. To most people, Orlando is Mickey's Home. That's part of it, sure. But back in '78, when I was in second grade... Orlando was a small town and the drive to Disney took an hour. Downtown was 10 minutes north and our sleepy neighborhood and environs were the world I knew.
It's funny when you go "back home" how things have changed. Surprisingly, there was a lot that HADN'T changed. Like Lido's Italian Restaurante. Still there after all these years.
Other places still there:
|The Old Home Place|
How come their kids got a tree house and I never did?
|The Church House where a friend used to live|
|The church I used to attend|
I attended preschool there too... a LONG time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
|Where I bought my FIRST ever model kit.|
It was an airplane and had missing pieces but I didn't care.
|Where I saw my first Billy Graham movie|
I don't recall ever eating here. But I remember driving by it as a kid. They're still open for business 30 years later. I wish Ronnie's NY Delicatessen was still around. It was just down the road a bit from Beefy King. It's been replaced by a TooJay's Deli and a Starbucks.
#reminiscing, #memories, #littleriverband