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You Know You're from Bellevue When...

In response to the Facebook "You know you're from" trend that is flooding my news feed, Bellevue Patch though we'd open a spot for you to weigh in.

My personal Facebook feed has been filled with statements of nostalgia and reminiscing by my friends, families and acquaintances. 

The statements usually start with "You know you're from..." followed by their hometown name and then a memory of something that isn't there anymore, or something that is a shared experience for all.

"You might be from Olympia if‎.... You went to the drive in where Fred Meyers is now. Then, bowling across the street at Lacey Lanes.

"You know you're from Fremont if... You drove around ALL OVER Fremont trying to find where they were shooting part of the "Terminator"."

"You know you're from Bellevue if... You remember shopping at mervyns in ."

(This group is the one that would probably apply to me.)

In my news feed, there happens to be Olympia, Oakland and Fremont. The Bellevue group just started a few hours ago. How would you finish the sentence, "You know you're from Bellevue when..."

Trisha-Margaret October 17, 2011 at 04:20 PM
When you got your go-go boots at Nordsrom Bellevue Square when they had caged monkeys in the children's department.
Venice Buhain September 06, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Trisha-Margaret: Not sure why I looked at this story again, but I had to laugh when I read your mention of caged monkeys in the children's department of the Bellevue Square Nordstrom. I wonder why people thought that was a good idea at the time.
Gary M February 13, 2013 at 04:05 AM
When you took a hard-earned $5.00 bill down to Bell Book and Candle to buy a ticket to see The Beatles on what would be their second-to-last actual concert
Trevor M Dodge June 28, 2013 at 01:29 PM
You might be from from Bellevue if you you remember Issaquah , Seattle and North Bend as separate cities.
Deanna Sue Ford Reeder June 16, 2014 at 12:40 AM
I left Bellevue in the fall of 1962. At that time we knew one family from Issaquah and driving there seemed to take forever. I haven't been back to the Seattle area since we moved but I've tried to keep up with how Bellevue is growing. From the way it looks on Google Earth, Sammamish High, which was new in 1962, is no longer the high school. Is Bellevue Square still there?

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