Re: What I miss about Cincy...
I guess I'm qualified to post here since I live in Cincinnati but spend so much time away. The main thing I miss when on the road is being able to sit down and watch the games. When I'm home I schedule everything around watching a game or two while I'm there.
Other things I miss.
1. I had a great aunt who never married. In the 90s we used to live about three miles apart and I spent quite a few afternoons at her house sharing a coke and listening to her stories about the depression and life during WWII, especially how she felt when her brother came home after the war safe and sound. She was also an avid Reds fan and a golfer. In the summers we would talk a lot about the Reds and about our golf games. She was still playing in her late 80s. She passed in '98. I miss those conversations.
2. Marty and Joe. Also being able to turn down the tv and turn up the radio and the two would be somewhat in sync. I never realized how much Joe meant to the broadcast until he stepped down and did fewer games. I think he was a good influence on Marty, who was a better announcer when he was with Joe.
3. The skywalk downtown and all the shops and restaurants that used to be on it. One such place was a little bar called Scully's that had really good burgers. I used to go there for lunch when I worked downtown, at least until they did away with a lot of the smaller businesses in favor of the large department stores.
4. Seeing the CG&E train display as a kid. I know it's still there in the same place it's always been, but going downtown to see the Christmas decorations as a kid was downright magical. I think it loses something when you get older.
5. All the radio stations being different. @#%$ Clear Channel. Being able to get good jazz on the radio, WNOP and WVXU back when they played it.
6. When I'm on the road I think I want a UDF milkshake, but when I get home I rarely get one. I think there's something about knowing that I could get one if I wanted to that is comforting.
7. When on the road I always miss Jungle Jim's. I live ten minutes from there. We buy most of our food there and when I'm out it seems I can never find some of the things I get there, like cheap mangoes. They're so expensive everyplace else, except Texas.
8. Winning baseball
9. Sports coverage in the Post.
10. Canoeing and fishing with Thadd. He was a friend for several years and the best man in my wedding. I have a canoe. He had fishing poles. Darn near every weekend we would be at some lake fishing out of my canoe, playing golf, or attending a Reds game. Strangely enough, he just dropped off the face of the earth about three years ago. Phone was disconnected, apartment was empty, other people who knew him haven't seen him, etc. I was thinking about him this past weekend when I took my canoe over to Winton Woods lake and just paddled around by myself.
Last edited by OldRightHander; 07-11-2008 at 11:52 AM.