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Red bluff girl

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#163
Apr 27, 2013
 
Thanks again for clearing the cobwebs Quiet Citizen about the "Time Store" near my neighborhood! It seems that the man that was always there that ran/owned store was Mr. Wheat? That name just rings a bell? Indeed we live in a small world! When we left Pasadena in 1974 it was to "come home" for my parents. My father was born/grew up in and around Petal, MS and my mother was born in Mize (Smith Co.) and they moved to Magee, MS (Simpson Co.) when she got older. We moved from Tx to Magee so my mother could help take care of her parents as their health had started to decline. Magee and surrounding area is my part of Ms and I've been to Collins many times and certainly Hattiesburg as my daddy's parents lived in Petal. What a small world!!! Thanks so much for helping me fill in the gaps about what I remember of Pasadena:) One more question! Do you remember the place in Pasadena where you could go ride horses (ponies more likely)? That was always a favorite with me and my friends. It had to be close by in Pasadena. From what I remember it was just a little circle corral with "lanes" and the worker would put you on the saddle and the horse ran around the lane it was in several times? Remember that? Where was it and what was the name? Thanks so much:)
quiet citizen

Deer Park, TX

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#164
Apr 28, 2013
 
Mr. Wheat was his name as I recall, I could be wrong. There was a few places in Pasadena that you could ride horses. The one that I remember was on Shaver or Richey close to the drive-in theater. I do not remember the name of either. There used to be a man that would come around the neighborhood with a horse and take pictures with the kids on the horse. My sister and I have one of those pictures. On another subject, did you ever go swimming at "Pep's Point" in Mississippi? I think it was also called "Mac's Fish Camp". That was just about a half mile from my cousin's house. We used to go there often to swim in the river when I went there during summer vacation. That cousin was killed on his motorcycle at age 15 at the bridge over the river when his best friend accidentally ran over him with a truck. It was one of them rural one lane bridges. If you get anymore questions just ask.
Red bluff girl

Jackson, MS

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#165
Apr 29, 2013
 
quiet citizen wrote:
Mr. Wheat was his name as I recall, I could be wrong. There was a few places in Pasadena that you could ride horses. The one that I remember was on Shaver or Richey close to the drive-in theater. I do not remember the name of either. There used to be a man that would come around the neighborhood with a horse and take pictures with the kids on the horse. My sister and I have one of those pictures. On another subject, did you ever go swimming at "Pep's Point" in Mississippi? I think it was also called "Mac's Fish Camp". That was just about a half mile from my cousin's house. We used to go there often to swim in the river when I went there during summer vacation. That cousin was killed on his motorcycle at age 15 at the bridge over the river when his best friend accidentally ran over him with a truck. It was one of them rural one lane bridges. If you get anymore questions just ask.
I didn't ever go swimming at Pep's Point but I do know where it is. I have eaten at Mac's Fish Camp. Fried catfish, hush puppies and turnip greens! So sorry about your cousin from there. So tragic. As for the pony rides, I imagine the first place you mentioned Richey/Shaver was the place. All those street names ring a bell in my memory. My aunt lived off of Richey I believe. She lived on Elaine. Her house was right beside a bayou that ran through that area and their house flooded sometimes. I remember there was a grocery store in that area across the bayou where she bought groceries and the owner or manager was a man named Mr. Bright/Brandt and he would let regulars buy groceries on a "ticket" and pay monthly. I remember going there with my aunt as child and her "signing ticket" when she checked out. Thanks ahead for taking time to answer my questions! Fond memories of days gone by:)
Norma Elliott

Paige, TX

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#166
May 11, 2013
 
Bringing up the subject of buying groceries on a "ticket" jogged my memory, what I have left of it, of the Deefee Grocery store. I remember my mother buying groceries. "on credit".
Always paid up at the end of the month and you never got a statement or bill from them. So I guess it was something like an "honor system". Back then your name meant something and following the "honor system" said a lot about your family and your character!
Those WERE the days.
By the way, Deefee's was located on the corner of Main and what is now 225 frontage road.
Norma Elliott

Paige, TX

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#167
May 11, 2013
 
As you've said Red bluff girl, it IS a small world. My first husbands family lived in Mississippi and when we got married, at my mothers house in Pasadena, the next morning we loaded up each of our cars with what little we had and headed out to Raleigh, MS.
I think I actually traveled back in time!!
"Welcome to Raleigh
Home of the Tobacco Spitting Contest"
The only good thing that I came back to Texas with was my beautiful 2 year old daughter and that was 35 years ago and I haven't looked back! ;~)
Norma Elliott

Paige, TX

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#168
May 11, 2013
 
Red bluff girl wrote:
<quoted text> I didn't ever go swimming at Pep's Point but I do know where it is. I have eaten at Mac's Fish Camp. Fried catfish, hush puppies and turnip greens! So sorry about your cousin from there. So tragic. As for the pony rides, I imagine the first place you mentioned Richey/Shaver was the place. All those street names ring a bell in my memory. My aunt lived off of Richey I believe. She lived on Elaine. Her house was right beside a bayou that ran through that area and their house flooded sometimes. I remember there was a grocery store in that area across the bayou where she bought groceries and the owner or manager was a man named Mr. Bright/Brandt and he would let regulars buy groceries on a "ticket" and pay monthly. I remember going there with my aunt as child and her "signing ticket" when she checked out. Thanks ahead for taking time to answer my questions! Fond memories of days gone by:)
Commented on your buying groceries on a ticket.
Norma Elliott

Paige, TX

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#169
May 11, 2013
 
Red bluff girl wrote:
Thanks again for clearing the cobwebs Quiet Citizen about the "Time Store" near my neighborhood! It seems that the man that was always there that ran/owned store was Mr. Wheat? That name just rings a bell? Indeed we live in a small world! When we left Pasadena in 1974 it was to "come home" for my parents. My father was born/grew up in and around Petal, MS and my mother was born in Mize (Smith Co.) and they moved to Magee, MS (Simpson Co.) when she got older. We moved from Tx to Magee so my mother could help take care of her parents as their health had started to decline. Magee and surrounding area is my part of Ms and I've been to Collins many times and certainly Hattiesburg as my daddy's parents lived in Petal. What a small world!!! Thanks so much for helping me fill in the gaps about what I remember of Pasadena:) One more question! Do you remember the place in Pasadena where you could go ride horses (ponies more likely)? That was always a favorite with me and my friends. It had to be close by in Pasadena. From what I remember it was just a little circle corral with "lanes" and the worker would put you on the saddle and the horse ran around the lane it was in several times? Remember that? Where was it and what was the name? Thanks so much:)
Commented on your "What a small world!!!"
Norma Elliott

Paige, TX

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#170
May 11, 2013
 
OMG
Lava Rock Clinic!!! The one and only time I went there was with my best friend and her Mom. I don't remember all the details but my best friend kept telling me about the fish and the waterfall. At that time, for me anyway, that was a high-class place!! LOL
AND THEN, Reed Bakery!!! I don't remember where they were previously but it seemed like their bigger and better location was such a loooooong ways away then. It had to be a VERY special occasion for us to have a cake from Reed Bakery!!
Our kids today are missing out on so much. Of course, not by their choice.
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So far as your doctor, it seems like you remember the "Lava Rock Clinic" on Southmore street close to Burke Road, anyway, Lava rock was Doctor Darby was also. You may remember the big stuffed sailfish in the lobby across the way from the waterfall. There were some apartments beside the clinic and "Reed Bakery" across the street. So far as Sears, it was torn down and is now a crummy walmart. I also remember the aroma as you walked in the store, I remember the roasted cashews aroma was absolutely intoxicating. You were lucky, my folks never got us anything from there other than a walk-by to see what was in the air. I am sorry to hear about your mom, I lost mine seven years ago to cancer. Please, just be grateful, and I am sure you are, that you still have your mom at any capacity, she is still in there. Anyhow, I grew up on Thomas Street just between Delta and Burke, just a few streets over from you. I tended to stay away from your end of Burke and Delta Road as you had to fight to keep your bike from being stolen from you, right out from under you to be more precise. The old stomping grounds you knew started going downhill in the late seventies, mexicans came in and took over. My folks moved us to "up and coming Deer Park" and it was seemingly the best move they could have made as all of my old friends are dead or in jail from the old stomping grounds.
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Robert

Brenham, TX

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#171
Oct 3, 2013
 
Norma E wrote:
There is a building directly across from "No Name BBQ" (Main & Shaw St.) that was a radio station in the 50's and part of the 60's.
That is what I'm specifically asking about.
That radio station was KIKK, 610 or 650 on your radio dial. One of the DJ's was "Bill Baily" who was later the Pasadena Constable, now retired. That radio station moved fron that building to a building on what is now Pasadena Blvd. I remember it had a kind of round second story building and next door was a car wash. Our family moved to Pasadena in 1949.
East Texas

Lufkin, TX

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#172
Oct 3, 2013
 
Does anyone remember Portwood Pharyacy?
mustbecrazy

Deer Park, TX

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#173
Oct 8, 2013
 
http://blog.chron.com/bayoucityhistory/2013/1...

Thought some of you might like to see these pics of Pasadena.
D P Cassie

La Porte, TX

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#174
Oct 8, 2013
 
Norma E wrote:
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You mean the one that was "Gone With The Wind"?
I remember the drive-in on Shaver. Hurricane Alicia took it down in 1983. Someone took black paint and painted the sign...Now showing...Gone With the Wind". That was too funny.

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