Our favorite Facebook group: You know you grew up in Santa Cruz when …
Yesterday evening, my e-mail started overheating with messages from the Facebook group, “You know you grew up in Santa Cruz when …”
Mariah Hicks, who grew up here and is the little girl in the Louden Nelson mural, started the group last night at about 9 p.m. As of this afternoon, it has more than 1,400 members and the content is nonstop. All are having fun. Here’s a sample of recent posts:
“You seen the movie The Lost Boys a million times and still love it..haha”
“You remember The Walking Lady.”
“The Skyview Drive-in! Only saw one movie there, Mary Poppins, as a kid. But loved to drive by it on the freeway and try to catch a glimpse of one of the screens.”
“Macfarland’s coffee candy, A&W baby burgers, Maple Street. What was the name of the old comic book store on Pacific?”
Hicks, from Utah, says she misses Santa Cruz. Probably now more than ever.