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Hunter 66

Shirley, IN

#121 Jul 25, 2012
karmamylove wrote:
Does anyone remember the fire that killed the ministers kids on the corner of 2nd & east back in the late 60's or early 70's? I think their name was Baker. There were 3 or 4 kids in the fire but I'm foggy on how many were killed. I know Kathy was but were her sisters killed also? Does anyone remember this?
yOU ARE RIGHT THERE NAME WAS BAKER 2 OF THE GIRLS WER KILLED
bonnie

Troy, MO

#122 Jul 25, 2012
I cannot pull up the last comments on Carthage Remembered.
Stash

United States

#123 Aug 1, 2012
The parents and Kathy survived the fire, the other two girls died.
Lost Fannin

Clovis, NM

#124 Nov 30, 2013
bonnie wrote:
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Karma... I remember Pam Hunt, her dad Hubert and mom ( think her name was Ruth). We bought our first Zenith TV from Hunt's appliances. I did not know Pam appeared in commercials. Lost track of her after leaving Carthage. Ledbetter Pharmacy was a stopping off place after school for sodas and the like. It was so full, there was little space to sit. What times! Peevey (sp?) Ledbetter lived out on the Arlington Pike at that time. Glad to hear Wanda has five children; bet she is a good mother. I do hope she is happy. Do you remember the Sinclair Service Station in Carthage, Fred King's restaurant, the old American Legion Post on Main Street? The Legion Post was named after my uncle; the Bertrum ...... Legion Post. Oops, I almost gave away my identity. Remember the Fannin family; Herb, Marie, Bonnie, Ronnie, Judy,(and I can't remember the other boy's name). They used to live in the old legion post after its hayday. Herb and Marie are gone, Marie just expiring this past year. Judy died with breast cancer some time back. Don't know what happened to the others. Bonnie may be out in California. Once again, my memory has been jogged, and very pleasantly so, by your prompting. I love corresponding with you. Keep me informed of more of your remembrances. Looking forward to hearing from you.
The youngest Fannin is Dick.
Lost Fannin

Clovis, NM

#125 Nov 30, 2013
bonnie wrote:
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Karma... I remember Pam Hunt, her dad Hubert and mom ( think her name was Ruth). We bought our first Zenith TV from Hunt's appliances. I did not know Pam appeared in commercials. Lost track of her after leaving Carthage. Ledbetter Pharmacy was a stopping off place after school for sodas and the like. It was so full, there was little space to sit. What times! Peevey (sp?) Ledbetter lived out on the Arlington Pike at that time. Glad to hear Wanda has five children; bet she is a good mother. I do hope she is happy. Do you remember the Sinclair Service Station in Carthage, Fred King's restaurant, the old American Legion Post on Main Street? The Legion Post was named after my uncle; the Bertrum ...... Legion Post. Oops, I almost gave away my identity. Remember the Fannin family; Herb, Marie, Bonnie, Ronnie, Judy,(and I can't remember the other boy's name). They used to live in the old legion post after its hayday. Herb and Marie are gone, Marie just expiring this past year. Judy died with breast cancer some time back. Don't know what happened to the others. Bonnie may be out in California. Once again, my memory has been jogged, and very pleasantly so, by your prompting. I love corresponding with you. Keep me informed of more of your remembrances. Looking forward to hearing from you.
The youngest Fannin is Dick!
Brenda

Shirley, IN

#126 Jan 9, 2017
karmamylove wrote:
We lived next door to ledbetters. I don't remember the legion but I remember the jewelry store & the newspaper. Kenneth & Jane Rhodes ran the Carthage Citizen paper when I was a wee little thing. They were good friends with my mom & dad. I remember the Fannins & the Sinclair. I also remember Jim Ellis station where dad took the car for inspections. I remember Major, Jim's German Sheperd, that I always liked to pet. He was such a big dog!! The Masonic lodge is still in Carthage. I always wanted to go inside & look around. Don't know why I've always been drawn to that particular place in town but I've always loved it....the fire escape on the side was fasinating to me too...LOL It looked like it would have been fun to slide down in!! Last time I was in Carthage it was still there too!! Somehow I don't think my old creaky bones could enjoy it now like they would have many many years ago lol...
Brenda: I noticed you mentioned that you knew Jim Ellis who had the station in Carthage. Jim was my husband's uncle. A great man that we miss so much. I am searching for a photo of his station and was wondering if you or anyone else would know where I might locate one? Thanks.
Class of 1991

Saint Charles, MO

#127 Jan 23, 2017
So nice to read such wonderful stories about Carthage. My most distinct memory of the town of Carthage is moving out in the country near Charlottesville in 1983. My mother took us all up to that imposing old school. I had never seen anything like it with its wood floors and old class pictures. We had moved from New Hampshire so it was quite scary for a 4th grader. After filling out paperwork for what seemed like hours, we had to figure out where we were on the bus route. Turns out we were on the "wrong" side of the road and had to go to Knightstown. So my mother had to figure out where the heck Knightstown was (if you can guess who I am you would understand) and then get checked into another imposing, old school. My 4th grade teacher was Mrs Lane who made everything seem ok for a kid living in Indiana cornfields with a New England accent.(I paaacked the caaaaar in Haaaaaavard yaaaaaard). So after that I had limited memories of Carthage other than the library and my dad getting his chainsaw worked on at the small engine repair shop owned by little people.(Not making fun, they were such a nice family). I may have lived in Missouri for the past 25 years, but I am proud to be from Carthage, IN.

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