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Other than our hometown, there is no other place we love more than the
beach!  We are dedicating this update to "sun tanned toes ticklin' the sand", sand castle
building, collecting sea shells and creepy little scurrying crabs.  Have a vacation picture or
story you would like to share?  Send it our way!
Going, going, gone!
Who remembers the Libson Shop? Well, the building at 19th & Edison is no more.  Also
gone, the old apartments on Niedringhaus Avenue.  Progress in downtown Granite City!
Danielle Daily and boyfriend Ethan
celebrating her fifteenth birthday
at Lattawatta Creek, in
Fairview Heights on July 20, 2008
Happy Birthday Danielle!
If you have ever visited our Eddleman-Kite Collection, located in the
Historical Granite City section of our site, we are sure you enjoyed
the vintage photographs of our city.  
Now, Sparky Eddleman is sharing a portion of his personal local
memorabilia collection for all to enjoy!  
click here to take a trip back in time.
Happy 9th Birthday
Noah Daily

Love you always,

Mom, Dani, Tony,
Ethan & Friends

All Nations Deliverance Ministries

All Nations is a non-profit organization, we recycle and  
refurbish computers to benefit area schools, non-profits
and those in need. Our refurbished computers and
recycling programs provide for the technology needs of
schools and public charities while solving the problem of
equipment disposal for businesses upgrading their office

Click here for Computer Program Information
Click here for All Nations Deliverance Ministries
Wedding bells were ringing on Saturday, July 12 in Wilson Park
for Amber Clark-Ybarra and Leslie N. Whittington
Also married on
July 12, 2008 at
Cedarview General
Baptist Church in
Pontoon Beach

Amanda Welsch
Kyle Neuling

Amanda & Kyle!
Our Childhood In Black and White
(Under age 40? You won't understand)

You could hardly see for all the snow,
Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.
Pull a chair up to the TV set,
'Good Night, David. Good Night, Chet.'

My mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on
the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but
we didn't seem to get food poisoning.

My mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter AND I used
to eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were
wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice-pack
coolers, but I can't remember getting e-coli.

Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake
instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach
closures then.

The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail
cell, and a pager was the school PA system.

We all took gym, not PE and risked permanent injury with a
pair of high top Ked's (only worn in gym) instead of having
cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in
light reflectors. I can't recall any injuries, but they must have
happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.

Flunking gym was not an option, even for stupid kids!
I guess PE must be much harder than gym.

Speaking of school, we all said prayers and sang the national
anthem, and staying in detention after school caught all
sorts of negative attention.

We must have had horribly damaged psyches. What
an archaic health system we had then. Remember school
nurses? Ours wore a hat and everything.

I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something
before I was allowed to be proud of myself.

I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play
Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations.

Oh yeah ... and where was the Benadryl and sterilization kit
when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed!

We played 'king of the hill' on piles of gravel left on vacant
construction sites, and when we got hurt, mom pulled out the
48-cent bottle of Mercurochrome (kids liked it better because it
didn't sting like iodine did) and then we got our butt spanked.

Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a
10-day dose of a $49 bottle of antibiotics, and then Mom calls
the attorney to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious
pile of gravel where it was such a threat.

We didn't act up at the neighbor's house either because if we
did, we got our butt spanked there and then we got butt
spanked again when we got home.

I recall Donny Reynolds from next door coming over and doing
his tricks on the front step, just before he fell off. Little did his
mom know that she could have owned our house. Instead, she
picked him up and swatted him for being such a goof. It was
a neighborhood run amuck.

To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that
they were from a dysfunctional family. How could we possibly
have known that?

We needed to get into group therapy and anger management
classes? We were obviously so duped by so many societal
ills that we didn't even notice that the entire country
wasn't taking Prozac!
How did we ever survive?

This was sent to us in email, we thought it hit home!
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GraniteCityGossip.com presents the
Sandy Sides Collection.  
A collection of vintage
photographs of Sandy & her family's
early life in Granite City -
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Since this month's update theme is
beaches and vacations, we'd like to
share some of our
favorite places
that the two of us have traveled to!

"Sending Our Troops A Piece
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Chicken & Beer Dance
(Asst. Manager at Hit N' Run)

Saturday, September 6th
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4168 Hwy 162, Pontoon Beach

Tickets $15 each or 2 for $25
For tickets, please contact
Lee Ann - 920-3127
Sue - 910-1433
or inquire at Hit N' Run

Please bring your own side dishes!
Music provided by
"Oasis Entertainment"
Silent Auction - Door Prizes!
welcomes the two newest
members of our advertising family...
World Finance
located at 4 American Village
Dollar-A-Day Recycling
located at 3133 Missouri Avenue
GraniteCityGossip.com Welcomes "Just Imagine Publishing"
Happy 8th Birthday
August 18, 2008

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