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Thursday, March 24, 2011

YMCA ~

For Boys to Remember
Photo: Randy Fox


15 comments:

Gary Poole said...

I remember it as the Y.M.C.A..I spent many a day in this building from the time I was a little boy to young adult.The memories are some of my fondest.I remember being taught to swim by "Pump',playing basketball many times a week,watching Patsy Mustello,Joe Frole,and Frank Puz battling on the hand ball court.I remember "OOGIE PRINGLE" keeping me in line in the rec room.Then as a high school student who can forget "Tumble Inn".I have fond and wonderful memories of that building.

Anonymous said...

This was the entrance we kids used when we went swimming.

Anonymous said...

I remember that door and the building, of course, but my history at the Y in Butler goes back to 1963 and I cannot remember ever using that entrance. We always came in the front door, or a door on the opposite side of the building, between the Y and the church on the corner. But for the life of me, I cannot remember ever using the entrance pictured.

Anonymous said...

I can remember using it in the 1940s. I guess you have got to be an Old-timer.

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Paul said...

I remember going there and attending kindergarten with Mrs Dufford and the big blue shoe. We learned how to tie shoes with the big blue shoe in front of the class. I also learned how to swim with Pump. For graduation of the Swimming lessons one lap of the pool with all the parents watching. Then there was a class that Pump taught that I couldn't get past the first level because I couldn't dive without keeping my legs straight. Excellent times were had at the old YMCA

Anonymous said...

Went there for kindergarten in 1964/65 and had Mrs. Nicholas as my teacher. Also I remember that they had gym classes taught by the physical director by the name of Sonny.

I also remember the TV room just to the left as you enter the building. The Y was always packed with kids on Saturday mornings.

The new Y now hardly has any kids in the pool, gym, or rec room.

Also, the old "Fallout Shelter" sign from the 1950's is still on the corner of the building.

Susan said...

Aaah! Tumle Inn...the event to attend. lots of memories there.

Nick F said...

Friday night tumble inn Dave Martin spinning 45s still play mine whenever i can Great Days

WA3FLR said...

I learned to swim there, and later in life learned SCUBA diving.

Anonymous said...

i remember sneaking in to the cubs with a buddy, rolls of quarters and a gym bag and empty the pop machine that was full of beer...at least we paid for it?

Al Mohn said...

I also have good memories of this building "Tumble In" and learned how to swim there.

Dick Billingsley said...

I can still remember I was lucky to be a member. I can still remember how I learned to play table tennis with Larson and Porter. Dick Billingsley

Becky Belfer said...

We spent everyday after school and on Saturdays. I was a junior leader and helped with the swimming lessons and gym classes. Oh and Tumble Inn is a very fond memory

Sam Wymer said...

Fond memories of Tumble Inn....spun the records there from 1960-62...Sam Wymer