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creamycharb
« on: March 06, 2008 02:11:22 PM »

Oh i hope im not too late!!  i had so much trouble last night trying to upload photos that i quit. 
anyway- 


i found this groovey old postcard depicting one of my favorite things in Ogden Utah.
the welcome sign- that reads "IT PAYS TO LIVE IN OGDEN"
i thought I would embelish it with some other things Ogden is known for:

1- dinosaurs.  they have this great dinosaur park here with fake dinosaurs that growl and scare the **** out of little kids.  Utah in general is known for it's fossles.

2- trains.  Not far from Ogden is the GOLDEN SPIKE where the east and west railroads met.  Ogden was a railroading town back in the day, and even though the Mormons had their influence here, as well as the rest of Utah, ogden has always been very heavily influenced by the influx of railroad workers. It was a hopping cultural bed-  wild live music, and great restauraunts-  also, the rumors exist of the speakeasies that existed underneith the city.  of course you wont find much about that on wikapedia.
which brings us to...

3- prostitutes-  i hesitated to put this on-  because its not an accurate picture of Ogden today.  but i did want to make a nod to a time when Ogden was kind of seen as the red light district of Utah.
(plus, i thought she worked really well with the sign)

4- Harold and Maude.  One of the claims to fame for my fair city, is that it was the original home to the director of coincidentally, one of my all time favorite films. Hal Ashby was born here, and i like to think that the quirky influence of this place may have indirectly made that movie what it was.

Ok, a postcard vision of this city that i love.
the city that has the nosiness of a small town, but all the dirt of a big city.
It was a pleasure to share it with you all.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008 02:23:43 PM »

this is sooo cute!! I gotta give ogden mad props!! xD
   and it looks like thomas is getting a little friendly w/ his friend over there..... Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008 05:13:58 PM »

Oooh... I love this compilation!  What a great mix of ideas.

I'm sorrys, though...you did miss the deadline by a bit.  I posted voting around 10 AM EST this morning. Sad
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008 05:41:29 PM »

I LOVE stories about Ogden and 24th Street, especially during the war.  And how many times did we pass that sign when we were "cruisin' the 'vard"?  Ogden certainly has its problems, but such a rich history!
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008 05:45:43 PM »

i didn't know thomas the choo choo was from ogden??  Huh and old ladies on harleys is why i'll never go back. that town is just too crazy for me.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008 06:51:43 PM »

props for Utah!
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2008 07:16:52 PM »

I see that sign about once a week, but I've never seen ladies fondling Thomas before!  LOL.

Cute Idea!   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2008 07:41:10 PM »

sweets4ever-  no worries that i didn't get in to the voting-  i mostly just wanted to post it.  Wink

volcano-  did you "cruise the vard" too??  well, bless my soul.  we are living parrallel lives, between "the vard" and concerts at saltair.  nice!
we should hang out and craft!

thanks for all the props! 
i had fun. 
and for all the razzing i give Ogden.  i really do dig it here. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2008 07:50:51 PM »

the city that has the nosiness of a small town, but all the dirt of a big city.

 Cheesy  I grew up in Ogden, and I have to agree with this!!  Great postcard!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2008 07:58:53 PM »

Awww what a great postcard!!  I used to live in the apartments very close to where that sign actually is!!  My grandma lived in Ogden since 1965 and I moved there in 1991 from England and lived there up until 1998.

It seemed so weird to see a pic of the welcome sign on here of all places!!  And now I'm in Michigan.

What a small world it really is, eh?!
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2008 04:01:22 PM »

THomas the train is not from OGden, or Utah for that matter. I think he is British....
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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2008 04:23:37 PM »

I LUV this I grew up in Ogden!!!
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2008 08:58:54 PM »

THomas the train is not from OGden, or Utah for that matter. I think he is British....

thomas was the best train picture i could find. 
i just meant trains in general.


How completely great to meet all these fellow Ogdenites on here.
i wonder if any of us know eachother already. 
i graduated '88 from BL.   
i used to work at johns jewelry, and pops burgers, and thought continuum, and am currently employed by ogden city schools, if this rings any bells.
if not, i wont be surprised.  Ogden is still a pretty big place.
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2008 11:15:37 PM »

i graduated '88 from BL.   
i used to work at johns jewelry, and pops burgers, and thought continuum, and am currently employed by ogden city schools, if this rings any bells.
if not, i wont be surprised.  Ogden is still a pretty big place.

My dad was best friends with John's son Kirk.  I think they were also fraternity brothers at Weber.  I didn't actually grow up in Ogden, but both my parents did, all of my grandparents still live there, and I did a year at Weber.  I'm a bit younger - graduated Davis High in '01.
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2008 11:16:38 PM »

THomas the train is not from OGden, or Utah for that matter. I think he is British....

hahaha  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2008 04:07:50 PM »

i wonder if any of us know eachother already. 
i graduated '88 from BL.   
i used to work at johns jewelry, and pops burgers, and thought continuum, and am currently employed by ogden city schools, if this rings any bells.
if not, i wont be surprised.  Ogden is still a pretty big place.


I might have known you by sight--I graduated from BL in '90, worked at KFC from my sophomore year on--currently working from home.  I was a big geek at BL, though...so doubtful you would have known me!  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2008 06:03:53 PM »

this is amazing. *dead* at the prostitute...it was funny! lol..poor little train!
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2008 08:36:41 PM »

I might have known you by sight--I graduated from BL in '90, worked at KFC from my sophomore year on--currently working from home.  I was a big geek at BL, though...so doubtful you would have known me!  Cheesy

i was a drama geek and an art geek
but i was also an officer and took AP classes-  so i was definately an all round geek.
OH- and you might have known my mom.  she was the counseling centers secretary.
did you have such mad sewing skills back then?
are you still in the land of OG?
i just moved back after living on the east coast for a while.  i happy to be here where the pace is a bit slower.
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i was a drama geek and an art geek
but i was also an officer and took AP classes-  so i was definately an all round geek.
OH- and you might have known my mom.  she was the counseling centers secretary.
did you have such mad sewing skills back then?
are you still in the land of OG?
i just moved back after living on the east coast for a while.  i happy to be here where the pace is a bit slower.

I had no sewing skills then--didn't learn that until last year!  I'm in Layton now.  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2008 05:01:09 AM »

I live in provo!
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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2008 01:31:58 PM »

hey! 
what's shakin' in Layton and Provo??
what are the favorite craftstores in Layton and Provo?
Ogden is bone dry for crafting supplies since our beloved Lewis craft up and vanished.
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« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2008 07:43:14 PM »

Riverdale has a decent sized Michael's and a huge Joann's.
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« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2008 10:35:23 PM »

This is such a great collage.  NIce job!
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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2008 03:12:55 PM »

I lived in Ogden in the mid/late 80's, nice memories of cruisin the vard and roe ducks on 24th ahhh bloody marys and pool on a Sunday. I really loved to go up the canyon to pineville and snow basin, beautiful places.
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« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2008 02:12:58 PM »

WOW!  That is an awesome nod to my home town!  Good job.
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« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2008 12:40:48 PM »

I grew up in Ogden.  I wish I could buy this postcard, it's perfect!
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