Many good times in Yuma of past
How many of you remember all the night clubs here we could go to after bowling or working or just out to dinner. What happened to the Arroyo Dunes, Flamingo, Chilton, Sky Chief, Ol’ Trails, Pump House, and of course, the Stardust?
And there was the Saddle Club with the Hideaway and the Backroom under one roof. Also for Latin music we had El Tropico, El Patio and Chica’s Place.
And for us diehards, we could go after Arizona bars closed to finish off the night across the bridge to Winterhaven to dance at Red’s Place, Cactus Club, Top Hat or the Lido. If we didn’t go to Winterhaven we would beat the crowd and end up at Brownies (open 24/7) for chicken in a basket or breakfast, or coffee for the light headed.
There were also dances at the Armory, American Legion, Elks, Eagles, the old VFW in the old Gondalfo building, all to live bands. When the Big Bands would come into town, we would all dress up real nice.
The ladies would shop at Town Shop, Vade’s, The Emporium, Goldsmith, Western Fashions, Sanguinetti’s, J.C. Penny, The Smart Shop and Broussard’s - so many shops I can’t remember them all.
We smoked a lot of cigarettes but used no drugs.
For those of us that are still living, there are a lot of memories.