“When Crowded Really Wasn’t”
That’s the motto for the “Jupiter, The Good Ole Days” t-shirt created by Mike Wakefield, immortalizing in ink on cotton the hang-outs of Jupiter teens in the 1960s and 1970s.
Mike is a long-time family friend and owner of Mike’s Shirt Shack, a local screen-printing and promotional company. Mike’s brother, Dave, was the first person my dad met when he moved to Jupiter in the late 1970s. In traditional Jupiter spirit, my dad saw the “Jupiter, The Good Ole Days” shirts while picking up a business order from Mike and decided to buy one for each member of our family. They were the best Christmas presents ever! Now we can obnoxiously match when we go out for dinner.
The design features all the important Jupiter landmarks and is a great starting point for my newest feature on the blog, “Old Jupiter Stories.” I plan to interview locals about all the old hangouts – the places that shaped Jupiter and its residents into the town it is today.
- Georgie Girl
- The post office
- Jupiter Elementary School
- Yum Yum Tree
- Double Roads
- The Ranch
- Ye Old Lighthouse Restaurant
- Suni Sands (soon to be demolished!)
- Mrs. Murphy’s Donuts
- Jupiter Civic Center
- Lighthouse Lounge
- The bowling alley (where my parents met each other – without the bowling alley, I wouldn’t exist!)
- Ralph’s Stand-Up Bar
The shirts are available at Initial Styles (6725 West Indiantown Road, Suite 40, Jupiter, FL – (561) 222-2022) or directly from Mike. He can be reached at (561) 262-4690.