Although I’m firmly entrenched on the shores of Lake Ontario now, I was born and raised in Buffalo, part of the East Side Polish/German community. I just spent the better part of an hour surfing through photos and tidbits from Buffalo’s past on a great web site!
It all started when my Facebook pal Lynnemarie sent an invitation to join the Commander Tom fan club group. Scanning through comments, I happened on a link to a Commander Tom web site, part of “Forgotten Buffalo.” What an absolute hoot! There are sections on Polonia (the Broadway Market area where I grew up, popular local gin mills, the Central Terminal through the years, our grain elevators (more than any other city) and just a little bit of everything Buffalo. Talk about nostalgia!
Apparently Maxwell Truth (the beatnik guy from Channel 7’s movie night) is doing tours of the old home favorites, like bowling at Corpus Christie Church lanes. Beer bottles in hand, they relive the glory days. I think it’s a great site for anyone who has ever been to Buffalo to click onto, but be prepared to spend a while squinting at photos and old clips, saying “Hey, I remember that!”
For those of you who never experienced Commander Tom Jolls on Channel 7’s Rocketship 7, you have my sympathy. We had Promo the Robot and so much more! Check out Tom Joll’s tribute page of old photos. Those 70’s style plaid jackets and zebra bell bottoms might make you dizzy with laughter. Ah, the good old days! check out Commander Tom at www.commandertomjolls.com or go to the main site at http://forgottenbuffalo.com . Do you have a favorite memory of Buffalo? Come back and share it!