Did you grow up in North Central West Virginia in the 1990’s? Then you’ll know these things to be ABSOLUTE truths.

1. No store in the world had a better toy department than this place.

Pinterest (This one is from Ohio)

Pinterest (This one is from Ohio)

2. There was only one radio station to listen to.

The hit music station!

3. And there was no better DJ on the radio, ever.

Sadly, WVAQ’s Lacy Neff passed away last summer.

4. There was no better place to be on a Friday night in the Fall…

Or where ever your football team played that night.

5. And no better place than here on Saturday afternoon

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In fact, that’s still true!

6. Driving here was a BIG DEAL.

There’s nothing more rewarding than driving out of the Ft. Pitt Tunnell.

7. This was our Disneyland

We’ll take Kennywood any day!

8. We really didn’t lock these at night

Because we didn’t really have anything for anyone to steal anyway.

9. You had a DEFINITE opinion on which mall was better, and never went to the other one.

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Archive.org

10. You and your family had a go-to hot dog spot.

11. This was always POP and never anything else.

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12. There was no greater thrill than catching one of these suckers

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13. This place had the BEST strawberry pie ever.

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14. You probably went on a boring field trip to this place.

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15. Years later, you only  know get just how beautiful this place is.

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16. You had mixed feelings about this grocery store.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

17. But all these years later, you know it was a pretty awesome place and way to grow up.

Flickr/Roy

Flickr/Roy

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