You Know You Lived In
You know the 1st pro baseball team was the Cincinnati Red Stockings (1869).
You remember watching Bob Shreve's "All Night Theater".
You call it a pop not a Soft drink or a soda. You could buy one at King Kwik, which was promoted by the Kwik Brothers.
You (or your kids) played KNOTHOLE ball not LITTLE LEAGUE.
You know that
You remember the flowers Ruth Lyons put on her microphone.
You shopped for appliances at Swallen's and electronics at Steinberg's.
You could take
a picnic basket to
You asked for a
beer & it was brewed in
You've gone to a PONY KEG to get drinks and snacks.
"Paul Baby's" last name (
You remember Bob Shreve on channel 9 for afternoon cartoons and the wild mouse at Coney.
- you cruised up the
Hattie the Witch. "Old battie Hattie, from old
Christmas wasn't compete until you saw the miniature trains downtown in Cincinnati Gas and Electric's window.
You don't say y'all. You say, "you guys", and that includes the women too AND some say "yous guys"(sic).
You know that Kahn's = "the weiner the world awaited".
You know who said on Reds' broadcasts: "this is the old left-hander, rounding third and headed for home." (Joe Nuxhall)
You also know who says on Reds' broadcasts: "And this one belongs to the Reds." (Marty Brennemen)
You were told (maybe by a grandparent) that in 1853 the Cincinnati Fire Department became the first full-time paid professional fire department in the country,
You remember the Cincinnati Reds playing at Crosley Field (and then Riverfront Stadium).
You remember the Streitman Biscuit Company... before Keebler purchased them.
You remember the Midwestern Hayride.
You remember shopping "downtown" at Shillito's, Pogue's, Mabley & Carew's and McAlpin's instead of Macys and Dillards.
You remember the Cool Ghoul on local TV.
You remember Ruth Lyons and her 50-50 Club.
You knew Bob Braun from the 50-50 Club before he sold furniture on late night TV commercials.
You can sing the "Audience wave" jingle from the "50-50 Club".
Skipper Ryle was a mentor.
recognize the name Brent Spence (but you don't know who he was? -
You know pigs
do fly, as can be seen by four majestic winged pigs at Sawyer
1000's flock to
You know that
You know that
You know what bread is "Hearth-baked on stone" (Rubel's rye bread)
when the first "Gold Star Chili" parlor was named "Hamburger
You know who said, "I don't care about making money...I just looooove to sell carpet."
You spend every weekend in SEPTEMBER going to a different OKTOBERFEST!
You remember when the Bengals last went to the Super bowl that gas was $1.09 / gallon (1989).
You have friends and neighbors with names like Guckenberger, Hirlinger, Schottlekotte, Schraffenberger, Schoenling and other names that can relate to "Vas you ever in Zinzinnati"?
You plan your summer weekends around the local parish festivals.
You think the
only tri-state area in the
During a taste test you can tell the difference between the following chilis:
You know how to spell our city and it's not:
(For other versions check out eBay!)
You go to "Cookouts" not "BBQ's".
You "Warsh" your clothes!
Anytime anyone asks you where you graduated, you answer (without hesitation) your high school. No one cares where you went to college.
One of your favorite summer treats is either a 'Black Cow' or a 'Red Cow' (using BARQ's and courtesy of Uncle Al and Captain Windy).
You know how to "save cash with "Cash"".
You know a cross-town shootout isn't a big fight in the wild wild west, but a basketball game between UC and XU!
You pronounce it "sin-sin-nat-tee" not "sin-sin-na-ta".
You take a leisurely summer drive through a suburban neighborhood and you see many cornhole games being played!
You know that
You know that "Paul-Baby" isn't Paul Newman, but rather Paul Dixon.
It's not Easter without Papas cream eggs.
You're at a Bob Evans restaurant watching someone put ketchup on their eggs.
Instead of saying "what?" you say "please?”
You add an "s" to the end of grocery store names, such as Kroger(s), Meijer(s).
You drive on roads that change names at county lines, and roads with hyphenated names i.e., Cincinnati-Dayton, Fields-Ertel, Hamilton-Mason, Loveland-Madeira, Glendale-Milford, etc
You can buy beer by driving into a drive-through pole-barn.
You refer to the animal shelter/dog pound as "the SPCA", much to the bewilderment of non-Cincinnatians of this independent, non-government organization.
You believe LaRosa's is fine Italian dining and carry a "Buddy Card".
You recognize that Anthony Munoz is a former NFL Player and not a furniture salesman.
You remind people that Pompilios was in the movie Rainman.
You can understand traffic reports which ignore road names and use phrases such as:
"The Lockland split",
"The S-Curve", and
Your convenient store sounds like a labor union (United Dairy Farmers).
You believe that Pete Rose should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
You miss Marge Schott.
It doesn't seem weird to you that everyone has an Uncle Al.
Coney Island (SKYLINE CHILI!) isn't in
You know what brats and metts (i.e QUEEN CITY SAUSAGE) are, and you've probably tasted goetta (GLIER'S!!)
You think a mixed marriage is when an East Sider marries a West Sider.