Anybody remember "Mom's" store? That was the go to place for "oiling up".
That "Mom's" was located in a little shopping center across from campus. The other Mom's during the 50s & 60s was located on Lyndon St., a block after passing under the train trestle and around the corner from Daddy Grace's place. The Library sits in the middle of what was old Market. The South exit out of Hodgin Hall and the front exit out of Cherry Hall were located only a "FEW" feet from Market. The AggieLand smoke stack was located on one of the long ago side residential streets off of Market. Market was moved about 2 blocks over.
In my day we had Gus' Grocery across from Bennett. Gus must've been Mom's son because he was sometimey than hell. Sometimes he'd sell you the juice, sometimes he wouldn't.
Sid's curb market as located in the spot where the Social Work/Sociology building is located and right next door to the Old Skylighter. The Skylighter sold pitcher's of beer with glasses for four for twenty-five cents.
Remember when you could run all the way through Scott Hall A, B, and C to escape the authorities?
Again, for my curiosity.......you're telling me you could run all the way through Scott A, B and C on one floor without ever having to go outside and coming back in as you head into the next section?
Yep! Enter through the door across from Brown Hall (under the bullet holes) and you could walk straight down the hall, then turn right, walk down the long hall past the main lobby and deans office, turn left and exit out the back by Cooper hall and the tennis courts. All without going outside or getting wet.
Laurel wasn’t cut off when I was there either (92-96).....neither was Bluford. There was a traffic light at the Laurel/Bluford intersection. I can only imagine how things looked back in the 60s-70s....
In fact, that traffic light almost got some folks killed during the riots of 1969! The cops blocked off Market street and some "folks" thought they would take a shortcut through campus to get around it. As brothers stopped at that light, they were allowed to drive through but anybody else got rocked like hell. Eventually "they" turned over a white laundry van and set it on fire.
So you were there when there were only pay phones in the hallways and no phones in the rooms?
"Fred in 2005, you got a call!!!!!"
When I got to A&T in 1965, there were about 3 or 4 pay phone booths in the lobby of Scott Hall. Guys would line up there every night talking with their girls. All during the night and day, if a call came in to the pay phone, guys would actually walk to your room to let you know you got a call. By the way, I doubt if those pay phones made any money. I think calls were a quarter but if you took a slender piece of cardboard and slid it into the coin slot then dropped in a nickle it would trick the phone to allow you to make a call.
Anybody get greazzzed...? You couldn't get caught slippin in Scott or you would get greased...
My roommate my freshman year was from Charleston and some of his homeboys threatened to grease us. Well as they came to my room raising hell that night Elvin Bethea, my next door neighbor stuck his head out the door and told them in a stern voice to get the hell off our floor. End of story!
Post by marchingband1969 on Aug 25, 2018 6:37:47 GMT -5
As you can tell, I live to talk old school A&T so here are few of my thoughts...
- The fish pond in front of Dudley Building where the February One statue is now - Milk served in small glass bottles in the cafeteria - Taking an extra bottle of milk from the cafeteria in the winter and putting it outside on your window sill in Scott Hall for cereal at night - Friday night movies ($.10) and talent shows in Harrison Auditorium (The Majors were the top campus act) - Breakfast and lunch only on Sunday along with a bag dinner of bologna sandwich, apple and moon pie! - The canteen filled with guys smoking and playing cards all day in Brown Hall (Where the ticket office is now) - Hector "The Greek" - Dean Zip McCoy - Trips across the tracks to Bennett - The smell of teargas floating across campus as you left classes in Hodgin Hall at night - Getting a haircut for a dime for the weekend from a student in Scott Hall - Seeing my first porn movie shown on the wall in a Scott Hall dorm room