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The Compton Chronicles is a new feature on the R&RRH scene.  It is a chronicle of back in the day Compton and all of the exploits and foibles that can be remembered and shared.  Enjoy!

Compton Chronicles

Mission Statement
Something’s happening here… and what it is is an attempt by those who came straight outa the Compton of the ‘60s to document in written, graphic, photographic, and recorded form the essence of those heady times.   Although it was a culture and a scene influenced by literature, philosophy, spare change, crash pads, oatmeal, brown rice, consciousness expansion, spirituality, and outlandish humor, it was the music from both the times and the town itself that most defined the continuum.  The process of gathering testimony as to the anecdotal behaviors in question will, no doubt, initially tax the collective recall of those participating in the journey.  But as submissions begin to arrive and the repository becomes available technologically to all involved, memories will jog and muses will take seats at the table.  It will be as a flower unfolding… a dream in a constant state of becoming.  It should also prove quite hilarious!

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Compton Chronicles "Jerry's Bar-B-Q"
Hell, just give me a patty melt and an eastside old tap lager... and put it on dick meehan's tab.
-J. Meehan
Hamburger, DP, No "O" for me. Put it on Willoughby's tab.
-Phil Cobb
Tell everyone Jerry's is a convience store now. When I go visit Camacho I will take a photo.
-R. Godfrey
It’s Friday night.  So, here’s MY Jerry’s Bar-B-Q Order (I wish):
--Bar-B-Q SPARERIB SANDWICH “From Pit to you $.85
--Strawberry Shake $.40
I didn’t go to Jerry’s in Compton or even Buena Park (that I remember), but I did go to Chris & Pitts in Maywood or was it Bell Gardens?  My grandparents took us there.  When you walked in, there was a huge bear in a glass case and sawdust on the floor.  Restaurants with sawdust… nice.   Anyone else remember that?
Let’s hear from you R&RRH members.   “Can I take your order?”
Phone: JAckson-7-2946 (my phone in Buena Park)
-Nadine Willoughby
So, I wasn't in Compton, but I was one of your Country Cousins in Highland by San Berdoo.  Some of my fond culinary memories stem back to the original Golden Arches in San Berdoo in the Fifties (yes,I AM a dinosaur).  I thought that McDonald's chow was good, but in retrospect I realize I was magnetically drawn to "the scene" where all the hip  upper-middle-class guys in town were there on a Sat. nite posturing @ the sides of their hot custom cars.  I was wheel-less but hung out with enough cool dudes to partake semi-legitimately in the script.
Mick Beeson
9:34 am pdt 

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