Let's Hear it: You Know You're From Attleboro When...

Hey neighbors, help us finish the headline.

So many of you have told Patch that you were raised in Attleboro and either never left or left and then came back. So, how does one know that you're from Attleboro?

We want to hear your answers. Let's see who will post the funniest, most clever and most obvious. Ready? Go!

Bert Buckley October 27, 2011 at 05:21 PM
The laugh for me...... You know you're from Attleboro when you go to parent teacher confrences, and your child's teacher is the same teacher you had "a few" years ago...
yerkillinme October 27, 2011 at 08:03 PM
You remember shopping @ RoJacks
Laura Dolan October 27, 2011 at 08:23 PM
I can top that Rojacks!! You remember Burger Chef on Pleasant St !! Sillmans, the fruit stand that was where Scorpios is now, Amy Lees, Saltzmans, Jerry's closet, Londons. Oh Jeez, I could go on forever! Just showing my age :(
Laura Dolan October 27, 2011 at 08:24 PM
My second grade teacher was my son's kindergarten teacher!
blueskies October 27, 2011 at 09:03 PM
How about the camera shop downtown? and shopping at the IGA (Pleasant Street CVS)? The old VFW hall (Walgreens)? and First National? and I am NOT from Attleboro..just been around here for awhile.
Laura Dolan October 27, 2011 at 09:07 PM
I bought my first camera for Photography school at the Camera Shop, I still have it too! AND I worked at IGA, back in the old days where you actually had to ring stuff up!!
yerkillinme October 27, 2011 at 11:21 PM
Tex Barry's ... No wait, lol, that's still there. That place will outlast Attleboro (and nuclear Armageddon)
Doug Semple October 27, 2011 at 11:22 PM
You remember watching the fireworks, listening to a band in the half shell and ice skating at Capron Park. (Don't forget Frosty) Shopping at Fernandes, seeing Santa in London's basement, riding the mechanical car & pony in front of Woolworths on Park Street. Family portraits at the Camera Shop. Breakfast at Watson's Diner and dogs at Tex Barry's on "Union Street". And don't ever forget the A&W on County Street. Do you remember Markman Field off Clifton Street at the north end of the reservior.
Laura Dolan October 28, 2011 at 01:43 AM
wow, Doug was this the 60's? hehehehe
Reason October 28, 2011 at 08:23 AM
Laura, I heard he was quite the gentleman at the Talaquega Park Casino.
Bert Buckley October 28, 2011 at 01:16 PM
Doug - you win.. :-) Although, I do remember A&W - and Fernandes, I also remember when you could drive around the pond at Capron Park...
Bill Donlevy October 28, 2011 at 01:43 PM
Wow, Doug! I remember all those things. Laura, for me, it was the 50's as well.
Laura Dolan October 28, 2011 at 02:15 PM
well I wasn't around till very late 70's & 80's, but I do remember Fernandes supermarket.
Sheila October 28, 2011 at 05:40 PM
I remember all those and also Tommy's Spa and A&W rootbeer stand!
Alice Allard October 28, 2011 at 08:25 PM
I remember all of the above along with the following: A & P on Pleasant Street, 1st National on Pleasant Street, S & H Green Stamps Store, Sears & Roebuck telephone orders store, Heagney's Spa, The Archway Hotel, Gus' Spa, Atherton's Furniture, KFC on North Main Street, Park N Shop (now 7-11), Mary's Lounge, Densmores, Thayer Drugs (now Dunkin Donuts). The list can go on and on...but because I walked most everywhere I saw a lot of these places. Change is good, but its still nice to remember.
Gretchen Robinson October 29, 2011 at 01:14 AM
you remember the indigestion you got from a pepper and onion pizza from Jolly Cholly',--heck, if you remember Jolly Cholly's
Doug Semple October 29, 2011 at 05:09 PM
Yes Reason...I was...took the trolley....also took the G-Wiz line to North Main Street @ Elizabeth and walked up the street to throw out the 1st ball at Brady Field for Babe Ruth...Saw the first talkies at the Union Theater...LOL....:-}}... Oh yea...don't forget Wonder Chief on Falmouth Street and the best pizza in town at Guses Grille on Dunham St.
Richard Hosford (Editor) October 29, 2011 at 06:10 PM
When the Christmas season isn't complete without a visit to La Salette to see the great light display.
Melissa Riley October 29, 2011 at 06:50 PM
When you used to be able to do all of your Christmas shopping downtown! London's, Sillman's, Winthrop's etc.:)
J October 29, 2011 at 08:42 PM
And don't forget KFC was on North Main Street
Laura Dolan October 29, 2011 at 09:19 PM
I remember it being there and the best part was the rolls they used to have! not the gross biscuits they have now. anyone remember? they were shiny on top???? Loved them!
Doug Semple October 29, 2011 at 10:40 PM
Oh yea...right next to Lou Lablanc's North Main Street Shell gas station....LOL
yerkillinme October 30, 2011 at 01:03 AM
You know who Doug Semple is ; )
dave October 30, 2011 at 04:49 PM
Who remembers when Weatherlaines was a supermarket called Town and Country? Before it was Tommies Spa it was called Rosies Spa on County St. where Nimoroski Ins.is now. Castro's when it was an openair market ?
Bill Donlevy October 30, 2011 at 06:37 PM
Before it was Town and Country, it was The First National Store, and it was run by Jimmy Birch.
Jerry Chase November 06, 2011 at 02:16 AM
I moved here in late September of '73. I remember that downtown Attaberry had offices of the local utilities: natural gas, telephone, and electricity . . . . along with Interboro Cleaners and "Bruce & Linstrom" on So. Main St. Just South of Maple Street, on Park Street, was Perry's Dairy. Holman Street was home to Ashley Lumber. And Pleasant Street was only one lane each way----check photos of '78 Blizzard.
Ralph S Uva December 12, 2011 at 03:04 AM
i didnt notice anyone say kids town toy store
Amy Manix September 24, 2012 at 02:19 AM
I AM Amy Lee (haha) from Amy Lee's restaurant in Attleboro (my dad owned it back in the early 1980's.) I googled the name to see if any old photos of that place would come up and your comment is all that I found. Oh the memories....
McShawns PubInc August 25, 2013 at 04:35 PM
From Cattleboro? How about 4th street market, brolins, blackburns, grants, ... Union theatre free lunch boxes for the sat creature double feature - Godzilla & rodan? Good times!
Cindy Silveira March 01, 2014 at 05:44 PM
I remember the Chinese Restaurant named Joy Hing.


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