While my co-host Ken and I were playing a radio contest recently a gal with the last name of DeVinck won. I asked her if she was of the family that once owned DeVinck’s car dealership and she said yes! That got me thinking of all the car dealerships that I remembered in the Northland that aren’t around any longer. Please bear in mind that I wasn’t a “car girl” when I was younger and my memory is a
The latest information is that the retail industry is suffering for a couple of reasons. One of course is the option to shop on line and have it delivered to your home. The other is that popular retail stores are feeling the crunch of on line shopping and closing their retail spaces. Sad. I have such great memories of going to the mall, from a child to pushing my child in a stroller.
Our youth today has no idea how lucky they are to be able to take pictures on their phones and share them on social media immediately. When I was young we had to send our film through the mail to be developed. Do you remember the photo mailer in the picture above? Yes, Holiday Gas Station use to deal with developing film!
Ok, maybe forgotten by some, but only until I remind you they existed. This list culminates from the mid to late 80's when I was single and a drink cost $1.25. Hard to believe, right? See if you remember any of these and if you do, share your memories with me!!! Oh, and help me list the bars I've forgotten focusing on the downtown Duluth area.
It's very interesting to see what kind of changes can happen over time. I grew up in West Duluth and recently found a video of a drive on Grand Avenue over 30 years ago. Let's compare the differences shall we?
A local gas station company, ICO on London Road, announced that they will be offering full service fueling at their pumps week days from noon to 3p. They use to be called gas jockeys or full service attendants. When I was a child there was more gas stations with full service than self-serv. They would pump your gas, wash your windshield, sometimes your headlights and check your oil. My mom alwa
As I was thinking about changes I need to make for 2017, I took time to reflect on what has gotten Northlanders talking and expressing their opinions. Our celebrations and things we endured together that made us stronger as a community...
As we were starting to go through Christmas decoration to see what we might need to replace this year my family started talking about our memories of the holiday. Since I grew up in the Northland and I know you may have a lot of the same memories that I do, I thought I'd share...
I grew up in Wrenshall so I lived the country side of trick or treating. There has always been definite differences between country and city trick or treating but now even more so, due to the world we live in and safety. It's sad that some sinister people actually put a legitimate scare into the art of trick or treating.