There are certain things in El Paso that EVERYONE misses. For example: Western Playland at Ascarate Park, or Chopsticks at Cielo Vista. For the most part, things we miss usually stay in the past, but sometimes things we miss sometimes make a comeback- like Chopsticks!

Cloris Ying via Unsplash
Cloris Ying via Unsplash
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For the rest of the stuff we miss, all we have are the memories, or sometimes we have Twitter.

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Twitter user @SuperSaul50 began a thread that if you're from El Paso, you would totally understand. As an attention grabber, this is what began the thread:

The most iconic caricature in El Paso history is right! If I remember correctly his name was Biggie the Bag and he was Big 8's mascot. Remember Big 8? They're all Food King's now- but I digress.

From that Tweet on began a thread of the most nostalgic icons in El Paso that we miss dearly like:

@SuperSaul50 via Twitter
@SuperSaul50 via Twitter
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The Wet N Wild frog. I think they still use him, but I feel like they could be utilizing him more.

Then, there's the Diablo's logo- which just brings back a flood of memories, but also raises the question "why did they use a chile for the Diablos?"

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And let's not forget the other iconic grocery store El Paso had, Silva's Super Market.

 

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Of course, we can't forget who taught us all to swim, Gus & Goldie! Who I could have sworn were suppose to be brother and sister.

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Aside from Chopsticks, we can't forget the other most missed restaurant in El Paso, and our friend Pancho, who we raised whenever we wanted a refill.

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And before we became adults who actually pay their own water bills now, this guy seemed fun, but looking at my bill I kind of want to punch him.

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While on the topic of missed mascots, has anyone checked on the Amigo Man? I hope he's doing well.

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And finally, one of my personal favorites, the Good Time Store.

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The Good Time stores had SLUSH PUPPIES- those are delicious!

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