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Old Tiger 20

United States

#217 Nov 30, 2008
Jerry H wrote:
<quoted text>I remember buying single cigarettes from clarks at 10 cents A cigarette, Yeah Clarks was the Best...
So Jerry.....do they call them cigarettes now? LOL
Jerry H

Stroudsburg, PA

#218 Nov 30, 2008
Ah Jeeez I never saw A left hand cigarette go for ten cents more like A dollar..LOL
Old Tiger 20

United States

#219 Nov 30, 2008
Jerry H wrote:
Ah Jeeez I never saw A left hand cigarette go for ten cents more like A dollar..LOL
LOL guess your right on that one!
Daughter of CHS Alum

United States

#220 Nov 30, 2008
guest wrote:
I enjoyed all the comments on this post. It brings back a lot of good memories. I worked at Sawyers Drugstore in 1962. I was in hog heaven. I made $20.00 a week and thought that was wonderful. It was wonderful because it was the first job I had other than working in a cotton patch. The Sawyers were wonderful people. My uncle farmed some land for Spud Sawyer as a share-cropper and Spud was so good to him. The Sawyers treated everyone as equals no matter how little or much you had.
I remeber the Sawyers because they were very close friends of my grandparents. Does anyone remember Gerald and Nell Corbin?
1961 Alumni

Rolla, MO

#221 Nov 30, 2008
Daughter of CHS Alum wrote:
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I remeber the Sawyers because they were very close friends of my grandparents. Does anyone remember Gerald and Nell Corbin?
Yes, I believe I wrote you a long e-mail last year telling how I knew your grandmother and mother. However, you never answered my e-mail.

Mrs. Corbin was our brownie or girl-scout leader (can't remember if it was brownie or girl-scout).

Your mom, Judy Corbin, was also a classmate of mine.
Daughter of CHS Alum

United States

#222 Nov 30, 2008
1961 Alumni wrote:
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Yes, I believe I wrote you a long e-mail last year telling how I knew your grandmother and mother. However, you never answered my e-mail.
Mrs. Corbin was our brownie or girl-scout leader (can't remember if it was brownie or girl-scout).
Your mom, Judy Corbin, was also a classmate of mine.
Hi, I do remember you and I'm so sorry that I haven't responded but there has been a lot of changes lately. Please forgive me and e-mail me again at southernprincess40@yahoo.com-h er oldest daughter, Gena
guest

AOL

#223 Dec 1, 2008
1961 Alumni wrote:
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Yes, I believe I wrote you a long e-mail last year telling how I knew your grandmother and mother. However, you never answered my e-mail.
Mrs. Corbin was our brownie or girl-scout leader (can't remember if it was brownie or girl-scout).
Your mom, Judy Corbin, was also a classmate of mine.
What was your madien name at CHS. I also graduated in 1961. Sad about the High School being torn down.
1961 Alumni

Rolla, MO

#224 Dec 1, 2008
guest wrote:
<quoted text>What was your madien name at CHS. I also graduated in 1961. Sad about the High School being torn down.
What was your name in High School?
ghv1968

Olney, IL

#225 Feb 2, 2014
GUEST wrote:
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Gena,
where did you live on east 9th? and what year was this? I remember Nelson's etc.
My grandparents lived at 308 E 9th-The Corbins
River Rat

Jackson, MO

#227 Feb 2, 2014
Joan of Brooklyn wrote:
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That's right. I think it was named Ward Studio - and owned by the Gallians.
The ferry disaster was horrible. I can't remember whether a barge was
involved or whether it was just the ferry. I think it happened in the evening.
I remember townspeople standing on the levee for hours each day to see
whether a body had been recovered.
I just remembered that I have an old, yellowed thin C'ville phone book
somewhere - probably from a visit in the 60's, since my parents were still
there. I'm going to glance through it to see how many of the stores were
still there - quite a few, I think. My mother loved to shop for sheets and things at Pennys, I remember the dime store, but after so many years
assumed it was a Woolworths, but Ben Franklin's sounds familiar. At the moment, I don't remember the name of the coaches, but, again, somewhere
I think I have a copy of my old yearbook, "The Cotton Blossom". I loved being in the marching band at the football games and one year we all
shouted ourselves hoarse when our basketball team played in a tournament
at the Armory. I guess that building is gone too. Sorry to go on for so long.
The ferry accident happened around 8pm I think give or take an hour.
The ferry was about 100 yards or so off of the Missouri shore when it was struck
by the tow. A coroner's inquest eventually placed blame on the tow boat co.
Supposedly they did not have any running lights on the bow of the tow.(red on the left side,
green on the right and flashing yellow in the center.) If anyone else has any questions. I will try my best to answer them.
Scardy Kat

Jackson, MO

#228 Feb 2, 2014
miss my hometown wrote:
anyone remember crazy james?
I was scared to death of him when I was a kid. I always heard that if you slid your hand across your throat and went BAAAAAAAA!(like a sheep) he would hunt you down and kill you.
tiger high

Shreveport, LA

#229 Feb 4, 2014
River Rat wrote:
<quoted text>The ferry accident happened around 8pm I think give or take an hour.
The ferry was about 100 yards or so off of the Missouri shore when it was struck
by the tow. A coroner's inquest eventually placed blame on the tow boat co.
Supposedly they did not have any running lights on the bow of the tow.(red on the left side,
green on the right and flashing yellow in the center.) If anyone else has any questions. I will try my best to answer them.
I had always heard that the ferry boat pilot was drunk - but that's what I heard about every accident in the area (later to be other drugs)-
guest

Irving, TX

#230 Feb 4, 2014
Sea wall.
River Rat

Jackson, MO

#231 Feb 4, 2014
tiger high wrote:
<quoted text>I had always heard that the ferry boat pilot was drunk - but that's what I heard about every accident in the area (later to be other drugs)-
I don't think so. It's against the law to pilot a ferry while drunk, as it is a vehicle, unless you adhere to Homer Simpson's philosophy. Alcohol, the cause and solution of
all problems.
Barlow

Kennett, MO

#232 Feb 5, 2014
Daughter of CHS Alum wrote:
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I remeber the Sawyers because they were very close friends of my grandparents. Does anyone remember Gerald and Nell Corbin?
Mr. Gerald Corbin was my shop teacher at CHS back about 1960, or so.. He was a good man in my opinion. I liked him as a teacher. He showed a real interest in his students I thought, and cared about them, wanted them to learn something.
ghv1968

Albion, IL

#233 Feb 6, 2014
Barlow wrote:
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Mr. Gerald Corbin was my shop teacher at CHS back about 1960, or so.. He was a good man in my opinion. I liked him as a teacher. He showed a real interest in his students I thought, and cared about them, wanted them to learn something.
Poppy loved all his students and really enjoyed teaching them. I was very lucky to have him in my life. He taught me many things that I carry around today. Thank you for sharing your memories with me.
Barlow

Kennett, MO

#234 Feb 7, 2014
Barlow wrote:
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Mr. Gerald Corbin was my shop teacher at CHS back about 1960, or so.. He was a good man in my opinion. I liked him as a teacher. He showed a real interest in his students I thought, and cared about them, wanted them to learn something.
I will never forget one event that happened in shop class. Donny Holt, a classmate and friend of mine, who recently passed away was working on a bow he was making for a class project. That is bow as in bow and arrow. He had it worked down to a narrow strip of wood and was running it across the jointer. A jointer is one of the more dangerous tools in a woodworking shop. Donny was doing this with his hands and without using a safety block to hold the bow as it ran across the blade. An extremely dangerous thing to do. Mr. Corbin saw him and quickly turned the jointer off, grabbed the bow, whacked Donny with it, and in some choice words told him how foolish it was to do what he had done, and to never do it again. Well, Donny did it again the very next day and cut the ends of three of his fingers.
ghv1968

Albion, IL

#235 Feb 9, 2014
Barlow wrote:
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I will never forget one event that happened in shop class. Donny Holt, a classmate and friend of mine, who recently passed away was working on a bow he was making for a class project. That is bow as in bow and arrow. He had it worked down to a narrow strip of wood and was running it across the jointer. A jointer is one of the more dangerous tools in a woodworking shop. Donny was doing this with his hands and without using a safety block to hold the bow as it ran across the blade. An extremely dangerous thing to do. Mr. Corbin saw him and quickly turned the jointer off, grabbed the bow, whacked Donny with it, and in some choice words told him how foolish it was to do what he had done, and to never do it again. Well, Donny did it again the very next day and cut the ends of three of his fingers.
LOL Thank you for that story-I remember that story from my grandfather.
tiger high

Shreveport, LA

#236 Feb 12, 2014
winter of '57 - out of school a couple of days because of all the ice - looks like that down here, today - trees hanging low - pretty, but friggin cold -

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