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#41
Oct 6, 2010
 
sean gentry ran agym on south broadway were the vinyl place is now also one of the lockers ran a lumber yard there john fowlers car lot past the attic om the opposite side of the road carpenter had a tractor place on 25 south were you rent equipment now sammy cornelius had a garage on old 25 north right before the substation and 1 didnt harold prewitt rip sell tractors were the arcade was on 1016
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#42
Oct 6, 2010
 
dollor general and little ceasers werewere buddy settles sells furniture in the boone square shopping center
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Oct 6, 2010
 
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Yes, there was a restaurant there called "Bluegrass Diner". Stopped there once. It's actually still standing. It closed down for a long time. They set up a haunted house there probably around 76-78.
Darryl Shepherd bought it and it became Shepherds Home Furnishings. After Darryl went out, if I'm correct, his children bought it and it became Midway Furniture.
It's hard to imagine US 25 being the main road before the interstate. Yes kiddies, once upon a time in OUR generation, there really wasn't an interstate running through Berea!!!
How's cause no one mentioned Peoples Restaurant? If it was mentioned, forgive me. Spent many a night going over there to unwind after "a night of adventure"...>;)!!! THOSE WERE THE DAYS (hehehe, nights)!!!
By the way, I remember a store called Malony's. I'm pretty sure I shopped in Malony's. The problem is, my brain just farted and I can't remember where Malony's was!!!!
Also, before Piggly Wiggly, that store was called Pic-Pac. The Mini Mall was Ben Franklin, back in the day. Hecks had the whole building where the pet shop, Dollar General, and Goodwill is. Across, I remember that IGA was in there. Jeanette and Kenneth Conn ran it.
Maloney's was located where the Boone Square Mini Mall Shopping Center is now. About dead center. After Maloney's went out...i think a Rite-Aid was there for awhile...then the flea market took the space.
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#44
Oct 6, 2010
 
diddle any idea what was in the building on s broadway that stood empty for so long thanks
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Here's a blast from the past: the Colonial Hotel (where the Hardees was built, now the mexican restaurant). This place was really classy back in the day. Also, nobody has mentioned the most special building this town has ever had, old Berea High School (Fruit Jar). I went to school there in the 5th, 6th, and 7th grade. I can still remember every nook and cranny of that place! Miss Helen Bicknell and Flora Allen were my favorite teachers.
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Musicologist wrote:
Here's a blast from the past: the Colonial Hotel (where the Hardees was built, now the mexican restaurant). This place was really classy back in the day. Also, nobody has mentioned the most special building this town has ever had, old Berea High School (Fruit Jar). I went to school there in the 5th, 6th, and 7th grade. I can still remember every nook and cranny of that place! Miss Helen Bicknell and Flora Allen were my favorite teachers.
Hey Musicologist my mom went to Berea high school,she told me some about the school.Ill bet u went to school with her she is 70yrs old now.
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#47
Oct 6, 2010
 
Diddle wrote:
Homer Jennings was up the hill. Frequently called the Dependable; 1st business on the right going north on north broadway. Next to Bill Scott's body shop where the Wheeler brothers worked. Anyone remember Frick Johnson and Bill Scott's antics? You would have thought they wanted to kill one another. Frick spreyed Bill with dog spray once for a joke...
Bob Huff was as you say, where Issacs Roofing is (well WAS).
The motel across for the hospital was Moore's Motel.(Owned by George Moore).
Yes, the old dump is exactally where the skate park is now. I've shot a many rat there. So did Ronnie Devere and a host of others. Prior to that it was Hamm (Lawson Hamilton) coal company. And later it was home to a concrete plant.hY~
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HEY DIDDLE I REMBER fRICK JOHNSON I HAD A UNCLE THAT WORKED FOR HIM,HE WAS A BLOCK/BRICK/CONCREAT/CONTRACTO R.OR SOME LIKE ,I REMBER WHEN HE DIDE RIP FRICK.
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Oct 6, 2010
 
i AM GET TO TAIRD TO SEE I KEY BORD TIME TO SAY GOOD BY[GOOD BY]
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Oct 6, 2010
 
CAT LOVER wrote:
<quoted text>HEY DIDDLE I REMBER fRICK JOHNSON I HAD A UNCLE THAT WORKED FOR HIM,HE WAS A BLOCK/BRICK/CONCREAT/CONTRACTO R.OR SOME LIKE ,I REMBER WHEN HE DIDE RIP FRICK.
SO SORRY ABOUT THE POST iam so taird i cant spell.
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#50
Oct 6, 2010
 
CAT LOVER wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Musicologist my mom went to Berea high school,she told me some about the school.Ill bet u went to school with her she is 70yrs old now.
I'm only 54. Your mom must have graduated around 1958.

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Oct 7, 2010
 
CAT LOVER wrote:
<quoted text>HEY DIDDLE I REMBER fRICK JOHNSON I HAD A UNCLE THAT WORKED FOR HIM,HE WAS A BLOCK/BRICK/CONCREAT/CONTRACTO R.OR SOME LIKE ,I REMBER WHEN HE DIDE RIP FRICK.
Was Frick a deputy sheriff in the 80's?

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I went to the old Berea High School as well, in the 2nd through the 6th grades.
I will never forget Helen Bicknell. She was a wonderful teacher and person.
I remember my favorite thing to do at recess was play 4 square- did you ever play that?

I'm enjoying reading everyone's memories of the way Berea used to be; thanks for posting them.
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Here's a blast from the past: the Colonial Hotel (where the Hardees was built, now the mexican restaurant). This place was really classy back in the day. Also, nobody has mentioned the most special building this town has ever had, old Berea High School (Fruit Jar). I went to school there in the 5th, 6th, and 7th grade. I can still remember every nook and cranny of that place! Miss Helen Bicknell and Flora Allen were my favorite teachers.
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Oct 7, 2010
 
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I went to the old Berea High School as well, in the 2nd through the 6th grades.
I will never forget Helen Bicknell. She was a wonderful teacher and person.
I remember my favorite thing to do at recess was play 4 square- did you ever play that?
I'm enjoying reading everyone's memories of the way Berea used to be; thanks for posting them.
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Yes, I played 4 square, dodge ball, and us boys would play marbles. My 5th grade teacher was Linda Wagers (she looked exactly like Phyllis Diller). Do you remember the area behind the cafeteria, it was down a hill where the kids could play. I remember walking home from school on the last day of classes, circa May, 1969, and one of the High School boys drove by us in one of those "muscle cars", his radio was blaring that Zombies song "Time Of The Season". I can't tell you why I remember that so vividly, I suppose for the same reason I'm able to close my eyes and recall every detail of Fruit Jar as I stated earlier. Those were good times!
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#54
Oct 7, 2010
 
"CAT LOVER" Is your caps lock broke?
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#55
Oct 7, 2010
 
whitney maupin ran a cleanup shop behind near new 2jim hawley ran a cleanup shop and upholstery shop at the first building going over the hill on north broadway beechum lakes had an office in the brick building right before you cross the bridge at slate lick nick williams had a law office anyone know were it was i cant remeber
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#56
Oct 7, 2010
 
frick was a deputy the same time as cob marcum i dont know if harold kirby nolan gene winkler or dude was the sherrif but i will say this those guys would arrest you but they would also pull over and talk to you i got in trouble over abb gun and frick came to our house while he was there he told me what i had to do but also ate supper i wish it were that way now
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#57
Oct 7, 2010
 
I had forgot all about, Cob.(Eldon I think was his given name) He was a lot of fun to be around. Reminded me of my uncle Bobby in South Carolina. Big guy and funny. I met him a year before, Elvis Presley, was to play at Rupp Arena. I had intended on taking one of his family members to see Elvis.

Best! And thanks for the memories..

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#58
Oct 7, 2010
 
eldon was his given name he has a son named mike who is aofficer and he as a son named donnie both are great guys also ithought of something else ed devere had truck pulls were tokico is now
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Oct 7, 2010
 
remember when redi marts rented vcrs and vhs

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We were probably in classes together then. I'm 54 yrs. old, and Mrs. Wagers was my 5th grade teacher as well. I remember the area you're talking about. I walked to and from school every day; we lived on Boone St. not far at all from the school.

I remember how good the lunches were at that school. They had some kind of lemon pie that was so good, and had a date bar for dessert that no one at my table liked except me, and they'd all pass their's to me until I wound up with a heaping plateful--lol!

I remember how the teachers ate at the table with us, and Mrs. Bicknell taught us manners as we ate; how to eat soup and not to smash our crackers up in it, and to keep one hand in your lap, etc. I wish everyone had at least one teacher that left their mark on their life as well as Mrs. Bicknell did. Those years were really a wonderful time.
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<quoted text> Yes, I played 4 square, dodge ball, and us boys would play marbles. My 5th grade teacher was Linda Wagers (she looked exactly like Phyllis Diller). Do you remember the area behind the cafeteria, it was down a hill where the kids could play. I remember walking home from school on the last day of classes, circa May, 1969, and one of the High School boys drove by us in one of those "muscle cars", his radio was blaring that Zombies song "Time Of The Season". I can't tell you why I remember that so vividly, I suppose for the same reason I'm able to close my eyes and recall every detail of Fruit Jar as I stated earlier. Those were good times!

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