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Ava, MO

#1 Aug 5, 2009
They really need to do something. It's awful to try and eat inside. Hundreds of flies. Eating outside wouldn't be as bad.

Since: Jul 09

Eureka, CA

#2 Aug 5, 2009
shoutout wrote:
They really need to do something. It's awful to try and eat inside. Hundreds of flies. Eating outside wouldn't be as bad.
Is the DQ gone ?
PoorBoy

Ava, MO

#3 Aug 8, 2009
DQ burnt down years ago. It had been remodeled and enlarged and turned into a restaurant. A picture of it burning made the National Enquirer because there was a sign out front that said "Get Your Turkeys Smoked Here". A liquor store is on that site now.

Since: Jul 09

Eureka, CA

#4 Aug 8, 2009
PoorBoy wrote:
DQ burnt down years ago. It had been remodeled and enlarged and turned into a restaurant. A picture of it burning made the National Enquirer because there was a sign out front that said "Get Your Turkeys Smoked Here". A liquor store is on that site now.
Awww that is sad I remember hanging out there with my friends *sigh* Thank you for getting me know..

Since: Jul 09

Eureka, CA

#5 Aug 8, 2009
PoorBoy wrote:
DQ burnt down years ago. It had been remodeled and enlarged and turned into a restaurant. A picture of it burning made the National Enquirer because there was a sign out front that said "Get Your Turkeys Smoked Here". A liquor store is on that site now.
Grrr never type before coffee lol
thank you for "letting me know" giggling @ my poor typing
huh

United States

#6 Aug 14, 2009
what are you guys talking about?
Dairy Queen? In willow?!
when was that?
I remember A&W
Revealer of Phantoms

United States

#7 Aug 14, 2009
I believe it was a DAISY QUEEEN - ran by the Cadnau's as I recall; a booth or two, several stools, and a pinball machine; eat in or to go ordered from a walk-up window. Those were the days - before the "corporatizing of Ameica."
A&W is now a Chinese food joint (Bamboo Hut) ran by Koreans. Hmmm.........
Concerned

Sparta, MO

#8 Aug 14, 2009
My aunt worked there. Was really a good place and was THE hangout.
AmusedReader

Branson, MO

#9 Aug 14, 2009
Are you talking about the one we used to call, "Baker's DQ", there was a gas station beside it and it was located on the main drag (60 hwy) on the eastside of Willow. We (teenagers) from Mtn View used to go to the DQ after whatever event we might have attended in Mtn View, many years ago..

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#10 Aug 14, 2009
Same place. Was Baker's Daisy Queen back in those days and the gas station was Bakers U-Save. Was owned by Joe and Ruth Baker. I went to work there my senior year '66-'67 and worked there off and on for 2 or 3 years. Was open 24/7 back then. The bypass went around town and thus went the town's business!
Disgusted

United States

#11 Aug 14, 2009
WS Lady Di wrote:
Same place. Was Baker's Daisy Queen back in those days and the gas station was Bakers U-Save. Was owned by Joe and Ruth Baker. I went to work there my senior year '66-'67 and worked there off and on for 2 or 3 years. Was open 24/7 back then. The bypass went around town and thus went the town's business!
Was that the Joe and Ruth that lived up by the high school? I knew her years ago before I lived in Willow Springs. I think she sold tupperware or something. Anyway, she was a nice lady. I never knew him.

Since: Jan 09

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#12 Aug 14, 2009
Disgusted wrote:
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Was that the Joe and Ruth that lived up by the high school? I knew her years ago before I lived in Willow Springs. I think she sold tupperware or something. Anyway, she was a nice lady. I never knew him.
She sold Home Interior and yes, it was the same lady. Basically she was a nice person, but she was so tight she could squeeze the buffalo on a nickel til it pooped. I remember having to weigh each order of french fries and you better not go one french fry over the set amount. She also made us split tips. I made a dime one morning and she was waitressing with me. Her mom was the cook. She gave her mom 3 cents, me 3 cents and she kept 4 cents. My mom almost made me quit over that deal. LOL I was making a whooping 40 cents an hour waitressing. Finally, worked my way up the ladder to cook and made 75 cents an hour.

As they say, "Those were the good old days."
ah yes

Kirbyville, MO

#13 Aug 14, 2009
While we're at it....does anyone remember the indoor swimming pool that a man named Smokey had? It seems like I remember that he got mad at the city or something and filled it in. Is this right?
Revealer of Phantoms

United States

#14 Aug 14, 2009
Ah yes! Smokey Stover's motel. It was where Sonic and the ambulance shed are now as I recall. The indoor swimming pool was about where Sonic is now.

Back, in the 70's, I recall me and my cousin coming into town late at night and, knowing that parents and grandparents would be sound asleep in the wee hours of the morning, we decided we would just get a motel room. First we went to the one across from Stover's. After a few minutes of knocking on the door it was clear there would be no answer. We then walked over to Stover's and commenced knocking. There was a gruff, "JUST A MINUTE!" and in a moment there was an old grouchy man at the storm door. Apparently, I had a way with words even back then. I said, "sorry to bother you but the people across the street are not answering their door." Without missing a beat he responded, "get back over there and wake them up, too!" With that he shut his door and turned off the outside light. My cousin and I looked at each other dumbfounded." After a second or three, we just busted out laughing hysterically! At least we had a story to tell when we got to my grandmother's and woke everyone up.
AmusedReader

Branson, MO

#15 Aug 15, 2009
Smokey Stover and his indoor swimming pool. Mrs. Padgett would take the Mtn View girl scouts to the indoor swimming pool. Quite a treat for us. Lady Di, I remember one time back in probably 1964 - 65 some of us teenagers from MV were at Baker's DQ quite late in the evening.....I think, for some reason the waitress' name was Shirley. Anyway while we were there...Mtn View's "banker" came in with his little sidekick named Dave, they were "looped to the gills". They came in holding each other up on their feet. Ordered hamburgers...when they were serve..the banker wasn't happy and he threw the bun over the counter back toward the kitchen...the waitress came storming out and yelled at them and said, "Get Out"...the sidekick said, " Well Mr.?????, you're the banker, what shall we do". The banker said, "Well, I guess we get out of here". This story may not seem amusing to anyone but us teenagers who were the "brats" and here we got to witness our illustrious elders showing their hineys.

Since: Jul 09

Eureka, CA

#16 Aug 15, 2009
Concerned wrote:
My aunt worked there. Was really a good place and was THE hangout.
It was the hang out lol and seems i do remember the backers having a gas station next to it .. I remember ther son Bruse.. that goes back LOL
MOp

Sparta, MO

#17 Aug 16, 2009
WS Lady Di wrote:
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She sold Home Interior and yes, it was the same lady. Basically she was a nice person, but she was so tight she could squeeze the buffalo on a nickel til it pooped. I remember having to weigh each order of french fries and you better not go one french fry over the set amount. She also made us split tips. I made a dime one morning and she was waitressing with me. Her mom was the cook. She gave her mom 3 cents, me 3 cents and she kept 4 cents. My mom almost made me quit over that deal. LOL I was making a whooping 40 cents an hour waitressing. Finally, worked my way up the ladder to cook and made 75 cents an hour.
As they say, "Those were the good old days."
Do you remember a lay that worked there named Anis Parker?
MOp

Sparta, MO

#18 Aug 16, 2009
I ment to say a LADY!! That is awful to put that cuz she was really a good person. Sorry!! Nancy or Susan if you read this.

Since: Jan 09

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#19 Aug 16, 2009
MOp wrote:
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Do you remember a lay that worked there named Anis Parker?
Oh yes, I very well remember Anis. I worked with her a lot. She was so good to me. Am sitting here trying to remember her husband's name.
ah yes

Kirbyville, MO

#20 Aug 16, 2009
I was a little kid so my recollection might be off. Does anyone remember Ruth Sass? She lived in an apartment over the four way stop. As I remember it was very large (but I was very small) She always dressed in expensive dresses and high heels. Her hair was an orangy red and she wore a lot of make up. I think she owned half of WS. Did she smoke cigarettes in a holder or am I thinking of someone else? She was very nice to me and would offer some kind of little toy every time I saw her. She stands out in my memory because she was so colorful. For some reason, at the time, I thought she was very important.

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