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Since: Oct 08

Reno, NV

#1 Oct 27, 2008
great picture.....i wish i had money to travel around the country.....there sure are alot of beautiful places to see
Greg Surratt

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Feb 10, 2010
My mother grew up in Boomer, in a little house between the RR tracks & the river (I'm thinking it was on the lower left side of the photo). Her maiden name was Crockett. I remember visiting my grandmother as a child and each morning having to sweep ash off of the porch and cars which had rained down from the alloy plant during the night around 1969.
maryjane maiden laverty

AOL

#3 Apr 10, 2010
Greg Surratt wrote:
My mother grew up in Boomer, in a little house between the RR tracks & the river (I'm thinking it was on the lower left side of the photo). Her maiden name was Crockett. I remember visiting my grandmother as a child and each morning having to sweep ash off of the porch and cars which had rained down from the alloy plant during the night around 1969.
i went to boomer gradeschool with a karen crockett.i lived on the last street in a 2 story house between the railroad and river.
i hope to hear back from you
Greg Surratt

Richardson, TX

#4 Jan 25, 2012
maryjane maiden laverty wrote:
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i went to boomer gradeschool with a karen crockett.i lived on the last street in a 2 story house between the railroad and river.
i hope to hear back from you
My mother was born in 1937 and her maiden name is Shirley Crockett. Her mother was a Boomer school teacher named Helen Crockett. My mother had a brother named Ronnie who is now deceased and a sister named Nancy who now lives in Ohio. My fuzzy memories of Boomer were all spawned in the late 60s. Haven't been back there since.
Happy Memories

Peytona, WV

#5 Jan 26, 2012
I lived one house behind and down from your grandmother. Mrs Crockett taught me in school. I
think she was a wonderful person and a good teacher. My parents were named Charles and Olive Williams. My sister Loretta, My brother, Mark and I being the middle child had many classes from her.
My name is Charlotte Williams Coleman. Boomer hasn't change much. Just new faces. Most of the older generation is gone now and the new generation is moving in. I think I remember Mrs. Crocket daughter. It was such a long time ago . I completed my senior year at Gauley Bridge. It nice to remember people who made a change in your life like your grandmother. She did help so many people.
Nancy Lee Miller Hormek

Brandon, MS

#6 Aug 19, 2012
I lived in Boomer, Went to grade school, when the school was on top of the hill., school was moved when I was in the 4th or 5th grade, we moved from Boomer when I was in the 7th grade.,,we lived on the last street and second from the river bank,,on left looking at the railroad tracks, Reeds lived in two story house next to us.,,I have a sister, her name is Vera Kay Miller (Clements), we now live in Brandon, MS.,,Does anyone have any news on people that lived in Boomer from years 1945-1952..at least around those years., our father Virgil Miller, worked at Alloy..Mrs Reed was a school teacher, I believe she taught the 5th grade.,Mrs Anderson taught 2nd grade, Mrs Kirby taught 3rd grade, Mrs Malahan, my favorite taught 1st, I liked her so much I was in her class 2 years.,,LOL,,love to hear some news.
skeithinc

Pacific Grove, CA

#7 Oct 14, 2012
Happy Memories wrote:
I lived one house behind and down from your grandmother. Mrs Crockett taught me in school. I
think she was a wonderful person and a good teacher. My parents were named Charles and Olive Williams. My sister Loretta, My brother, Mark and I being the middle child had many classes from her.
My name is Charlotte Williams Coleman. Boomer hasn't change much. Just new faces. Most of the older generation is gone now and the new generation is moving in. I think I remember Mrs. Crocket daughter. It was such a long time ago . I completed my senior year at Gauley Bridge. It nice to remember people who made a change in your life like your grandmother. She did help so many people.
I lived in Boomer Bottom through first grade. back in mid/late fifties. My mother grew up in Boomer Bottom - i remember her talking about Ronnie Crockett. They may have been contemporaries in high school as she wen to Gauley Bridge High. Her name is Agnes Boyd. My uncle also attended Gauley Bridge High - Ken Boyd.
I loved growing up in Boomer. Catching frogs on the river bank, playing games in the streets w/all the neighborhood kids until the street lights came on. What a lovely way to grow up.
There was a great place for hot dogs - Sweenies or something like that?
would love to visit now in the fall when the mountains are at their most beautiful.
Good to hear from someone who lives there still. Do you have any pictures of Boomer you would like to sell? My mom's birthday is coming up - she'll be 86 and I know she would love pictures of Boomer.
thanks
Caprice Crockett Davis

Racine, OH

#8 Nov 20, 2012
I was thinking of my Grandmother Helen Crockett today as she was born on November 20. My father was Ronnie Crockett. I spent many a summer in Boomer. My grandfather would come home from wok at the Alloy plant and take me for a walk down to the river. I too remember the black soot that covered the valley. Folks would sit out on the porches or take walks in the evenings. I have so many wonderful memories of the place. We all called my grandmother "mama Boomer" My mother grew up Powellton Hollar. She was "grandma Powellton "
Nancy Lee Miller Hormek

Brandon, MS

#9 Nov 21, 2012
Can anyone out there remember the Halloween Parties, the Alloy Plant held for the children., they use to use one of the spaces in the garage, it seems like it was the last one going west.,,,anyway they were wonderful...we had best costume, bobed for apples, etc. I hate how things have changed in so many ways..
Charles Rappold

Plainfield, NJ

#10 Mar 17, 2013
I lived in Boomer from 1956 until 1964. Mrs. Crockett was one of my teachers - I believe for the third grade. Whenever I visit WV, I always try to visit Boomer and Montgomery where I spent the first 12 years of my life and where many of my relatives lived. Most of them have passed away, but I'm still a West Virginian at heart.
Hagatha May

Orlando, FL

#11 Mar 17, 2013
Hmmm, sounds like you are all incestually related. Explains a lot possums. Now everyone say Nite Nite to all youins kinfolk under the covers. TaTa for now Lady of Quality
harold miller

Candler, NC

#12 Apr 10, 2013
I was born on a house boat in boomer. my grandparents owned the ferry and the houseboat. their last name was Sullivan. I was born in 1946. I worked for my uncle, Russell Sullivan for a lot of years. we did a whole lot of work in boomer
Patricia Beamer

Las Vegas, NV

#13 Jun 7, 2013
Katherine Atwater just died. Was born 1914. Grew up with Beamers. Anyone recognize the name Beamer?
Sherri Greene Cable

Indiana, PA

#14 Jul 3, 2013
I lived, for several years, in Boomer, WV. My address at that time was Box 408. I lived next door to the Richmond family, across the street from the White families. I had a good friends, Karen Richmond and Kim Tucker. We used to play behind Karen's house in an old bathtub that was in her back yard. It was our "pool"!!! My house was on the end of my street by the stream and beside the bridge that took you across the stream to Boomer Elementary School. I attended first grade there...I had Mrs. Slack as my teacher...and second grade...I had Mrs. Butcher as my teacher. My dad was the Manager of West Virginia Water, in Montgomery at the time. He was transferred to Pennsylvania, where I still live today. I'd like to get in touch with Karen or Kim again, if anyone knows where they are. Sherri Greene Cable
Nancy Lee Miller Hormek

Robertsdale, AL

#15 Jul 3, 2013
Mrs Mildred Miller married to Virgil Miller, Died August 29, 2013, lived in Boomer, 1945-1952. She was 97....I'm Daughter Nancy have sister Vera Kay Miller.,,she is 3 1/2 yrs younger than me I'm 74

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#16 Jul 3, 2013
Nancy Lee Miller Hormek wrote:
Mrs Mildred Miller married to Virgil Miller, Died August 29, 2013, lived in Boomer, 1945-1952. She was 97....I'm Daughter Nancy have sister Vera Kay Miller.,,she is 3 1/2 yrs younger than me I'm 74
Any relation to Bill and Carol Miller?
They used to live at Deep Water.
Bill passed away a few yrs go.
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Mel Proffitt

Colorado Springs, CO

#18 Aug 15, 2014
I lived on next to back street. I would walk out my back door and down one or two houses to Mary Jane Laverty's house, out my front door and down one house to the William's house and one street over to the Crocket's house. The Crockets daughters names were Nancy and Karen and their sons name was Ronnie. I lived in Boomer 1939-1958.
I went to school with Mary Jane Laverty and Loretta Williams.
Roadguy

Charleston, WV

#19 Nov 6, 2014
Sherri Greene Cable wrote:
I lived, for several years, in Boomer, WV. My address at that time was Box 408. I lived next door to the Richmond family, across the street from the White families. I had a good friends, Karen Richmond and Kim Tucker. We used to play behind Karen's house in an old bathtub that was in her back yard. It was our "pool"!!! My house was on the end of my street by the stream and beside the bridge that took you across the stream to Boomer Elementary School. I attended first grade there...I had Mrs. Slack as my teacher...and second grade...I had Mrs. Butcher as my teacher. My dad was the Manager of West Virginia Water, in Montgomery at the time. He was transferred to Pennsylvania, where I still live today. I'd like to get in touch with Karen or Kim again, if anyone knows where they are. Sherri Greene Cable
I was born in Boomer in 1967 and lived there until I was about 19 or 20. I attended Boomer Elementary until it closed in 1976. I had Mrs. Slack for first grade and Mrs. Butcher for second grade also. My Mother also had Mrs. Slack for first grade in the late 1940's.

Boomer was a wonderful place to grow up. It will forever be Kodachrome green flat square lawns and bright blue skies in my mind.
grammyperk

Hollywood, FL

#20 Oct 8, 2015
Greg Surratt wrote:
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My mother was born in 1937 and her maiden name is Shirley Crockett. Her mother was a Boomer school teacher named Helen Crockett. My mother had a brother named Ronnie who is now deceased and a sister named Nancy who now lives in Ohio. My fuzzy memories of Boomer were all spawned in the late 60s. Haven't been back there since.
I went to school with your Aunt Nancy. My family lived up the hollow. Maiden name was Peggy King.
student

Conneaut, OH

#21 Dec 27, 2015
Nancy Lee Miller Hormek wrote:
Mrs Mildred Miller married to Virgil Miller, Died August 29, 2013, lived in Boomer, 1945-1952. She was 97....I'm Daughter Nancy have sister Vera Kay Miller.,,she is 3 1/2 yrs younger than me I'm 74
MRS Miller was my teacher, she was so wonderful to me, especially when I lost my father, she was so kind to my mother as well, god bless you.

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