The Slice: Lasorda’s teams made it happen

You are not a newcomer if you remember…

“Picking someone up at the train station when it was located at what is now Riverfront Park.” – Ann Beal

“When KHQ 6 was the only TV station in Spokane.” – Jim Anderson

“When ‘Northtown’ consisted of a Payless, drug store and an Albertsons.” – Bob Kirlin

“Listening to KNEW on the car radio.” – Bill Reuter

“Those canaries singing away in their cages in the Davenport Hotel lobby.” – Marilyn Othmer

“The Bandbox Theater and the candy shop near it with the taffy machine in the window.” – JoAnn Gemmrig

“Where Messer’s grocery store was.” – Carol Woodward

“Meeting under the clock at The Crescent.” – Donna Loomis

“The Spokane Daily Chronicle.” – Bev Vorpahl

“The ‘Starlit Stairway’ TV talent show.” – Linda Fletcher Hall

“Tom Lasorda managing the Indians.” – Steven Stuart

“Watching the original Ridpath Hotel burn down.” – Joyce Atkinson

“That a decision to dine elegantly on a Saturday night came down to three choices (if you weren’t a member of the Spokane Club): The Ridpath Roof, the Davenport Matador Room, or the Spokane House.” – Jeff Brown

“Pay toilets in the women’s restroom at The Crescent department store downtown.” – Kathy Brown

“Nat Park.” – Barb Silvey, Mike Carlson, Ted Redman, Janet Culbertson, Jeri Hershberger and others.

Business opportunity: “I would love to taste a tomato that’s like the ones in my grandmother’s garden,” wrote Leila Larson, a senior citizen on Spokane’s North Side.

Yes, she has read about why they lost their flavor, et cetera. But she is sure someone somewhere is growing tomatoes you can actually taste. And she told me she would pay $6 for one.

Best milkshakes: Walters Fruit Ranch, said Judy Ramos.

Paul Bunyan’s, said Roberta Emerson.

Sandy’s Drive Inn (north of Kettle Falls), said Kathleen Sisseck.

Milk Bottle, said Theresa Dooley.

Doyle’s, said Fran Gorton.

Warm-up question: Your all-time best cannonball dive created how big a splash?

Today’s Slice question: Ever answered the phone at work and said the name of a business where you were employed years ago?

Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; email pault@spokesman.com. National Hammocks Day is July 22.

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