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#857 Mar 11, 2008
tiger high wrote:
Years ago, when westside school was fairly new, there was a cotton field just west of the school -started at madison and went back past zadia - couple of buddies and i would sneak up close to parked cars and throw cotton bowls at them - most of the time they would leave, as you could hear the girl yelling, "dickey, let's get outta here" - once, 2 guys got out and headed into the cotton field, looking for us - luckily, they did not succeed - 1 walked within 5 feet of me, but just didn't see me - being 11 years old, those were very exciting times, especially pissing off the older guys who were trying to cop a 'feel'- for all those guys and gals who were the victims of our horseplay,'thank you'- lot of you were class of 60, 61 & 62 - some of you were 'older brothers, sisters, or cousins'- made it even more enjoyable - thanks, again, for the memories!!
I remember something quite similar, but just in a different location. Some Caruthersville teens "...working on the night moves," (thank you Bob Seger), used to find themselves at the Little Prairie Cemetary ... and some of those hormone gorged lovers learned what a bunch of fast running bored 10-year-olds can do with a hand full of gravel on a hot summer night after the baseball games were over at England park. Just as Tiger High offerred his gratitude, I too must offer my thanks to the classes of say 1969 through, oh, 1974, oh, and of course my sincere apologies.
mommymelx2

Wallingford, CT

#858 Mar 11, 2008
whistle stop girl wrote:
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Yall remember the aqua shop and that little old man that use to help the little kids cross the street over to south side, when we were in high school?
His name was Pete, I loved him!! He helped me cross the street every morning!
mommymelx2

Wallingford, CT

#859 Mar 12, 2008
I am in my 20s and I remember going to the Aqua Shop with my Grandpa. We would go buy fish and fish food there, he lived about a block from the store so we would always walk. I was probably pretty young but it was defintely open.
Old Time Rocker

Little Rock, AR

#860 Mar 12, 2008
Does anyone remember a local band back in the 60's called "The Twisters"? Bobby Neal was lead guitarist and vocalist, Alton Hudgens played Bass and Vocals, Bob Robinson played Druma and vocals, and Jerry Ward, guitar and vocalist, also Bowdry Banks was in the band. His Dad ran the Western Auto store. I know Bobby went on to play with Ricky Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band as Lead Guitarist and Vocals, and died in the plane crash. Just wondered if anyone remembers them.
guest

Saint Louis, MO

#861 Mar 12, 2008
Old Time Rocker wrote:
Does anyone remember a local band back in the 60's called "The Twisters"? Bobby Neal was lead guitarist and vocalist, Alton Hudgens played Bass and Vocals, Bob Robinson played Druma and vocals, and Jerry Ward, guitar and vocalist, also Bowdry Banks was in the band. His Dad ran the Western Auto store. I know Bobby went on to play with Ricky Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band as Lead Guitarist and Vocals, and died in the plane crash. Just wondered if anyone remembers them.
I do! I also remember Johnny Griffy, George Goodrum, and the Stanfill boys. They used to have 'jam' sessions, Wild Bill Orton and his brother played with them sometimes.
Old Time Rocker

Little Rock, AR

#862 Mar 12, 2008
guest wrote:
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I do! I also remember Johnny Griffy, George Goodrum, and the Stanfill boys. They used to have 'jam' sessions, Wild Bill Orton and his brother played with them sometimes.
I remember some of them, also the Tinnon Brothers and Don Hinton and Dean Wolfe.
tiger high

Fenton, MO

#863 Mar 12, 2008
Old Time Rocker wrote:
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I remember some of them, also the Tinnon Brothers and Don Hinton and Dean Wolfe.
wasn't there a trio at one time - robert mehrle, tony and wayne(?) collins - early 60's - i can remember them practicing on tony's front porch on jefferson
Old Time Rocker

Little Rock, AR

#864 Mar 12, 2008
tiger high wrote:
<quoted text>wasn't there a trio at one time - robert mehrle, tony and wayne(?) collins - early 60's - i can remember them practicing on tony's front porch on jefferson
There were 3 of the Tinnon Boys, Don, George, and Baldy. Also I remember them getting together ar Terry Cobb's house and Jammin.
Jerry Harmon

East Stroudsburg, PA

#865 Mar 12, 2008
guest wrote:
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I do! I also remember Johnny Griffy, George Goodrum, and the Stanfill boys. They used to have 'jam' sessions, Wild Bill Orton and his brother played with them sometimes.
I remember wild bill, I hung out with him And Larry BEAR Hatley and Terry Wicker when Larry had lived in that little trailer over by the Brown shoe company side of town. Many Many Parties in that Trailer, Thats where I hooked up with Jimmy Jones Mike Mckaskill and Hatley and joined the SLIM PICKINS BAND.. Remember that Band......
gottcha

Hesston, KS

#866 Mar 12, 2008
Didn't Terry Cobb have a brother, Jimmy? Gosh I haven't thought of some of these names in years. I guess I really am getting older. LOL
tiger high

Fenton, MO

#867 Mar 12, 2008
gottcha wrote:
Didn't Terry Cobb have a brother, Jimmy? Gosh I haven't thought of some of these names in years. I guess I really am getting older. LOL
think it was jerry - didn't terry have an elvis act for several years -
Bev

Saint Louis, MO

#868 Mar 12, 2008
tiger high wrote:
<quoted text>think it was jerry - didn't terry have an elvis act for several years -
Terry was known as Tiger Cobb, he was a great Elvis impersonator, looked alot like him too

“Let's Go Blues!!!”

Since: Jan 08

Caruthersville

#869 Mar 13, 2008
Jerry Harmon wrote:
<quoted text>I remember wild bill, I hung out with him And Larry BEAR Hatley and Terry Wicker when Larry had lived in that little trailer over by the Brown shoe company side of town. Many Many Parties in that Trailer, Thats where I hooked up with Jimmy Jones Mike Mckaskill and Hatley and joined the SLIM PICKINS BAND.. Remember that Band......
Wow that's a blast from the past...Slim Pickins Band! You guys were good BTW... Where's Mike McKaskle now and Claire?

“96 cubic inches”

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#870 Mar 13, 2008
ForDaBlues wrote:
<quoted text> Wow that's a blast from the past...Slim Pickins Band! You guys were good BTW... Where's Mike McKaskle now and Claire?
the last time i saw mike was when the band broke up and he and bear hatley got into this fight in front of this bar, after that i left to join the army... I was not actually in the band I did the Lights and Soundboard setup and teardown in the back.. tho I did get A cut of the door.....
mjt

AOL

#871 Mar 13, 2008
Name Dropper wrote:
Those days are gone Byron. The innocence and neighborly attitude has been replaced by hatefulness and envy. The people like yourself who grew up here left and didn't come back and mostly all that is left are people who take joy in other's pain. What a shame.
Some of us are still here and we are not hateful or full of envy. I can't say I "LOVE" Caruthersville, but there are alot of people that are good, and fair, and loving. As far as innocence, I can't remember it ever being innocent. I graduated in '78. It was anything but innocent back then. But we had fun. Life is what you make it everyday. I try to treat everyone (I mean everyone) how I would want to be treated. Can't say I did that back then. I guess its just who you surround yourself with. But I do understand that a lot of people are hateful, etc. But, as far as I know, there have always been hateful people. It is our job to smile, love, and make this world the BEST place--even if it is Caruthersville. I hope I don't sound harsh, but I have learned in the last few years that ALL people have value. Someone loved me once when I was unlovable and hateful (Not that I don't still get that way). Always try to see the good in everyone. Even the worst person was once someone's little boy or girl. Sermon's over.
Just Curious

Little Rock, AR

#872 Mar 13, 2008
Hi everyone. I just read a post about my brother Bobby Neal. He loved music so much, and I know he died doing what he loved. I remember most of the musicians you have mentioned, and also Wild Bill. Bobby use to TRY to give him guitar lessons, and loved doing pracictal jokes on people. I remember the Zanza Club, seeing them play there when he was with the Twisters. Thanks for remembering a very special part of my life.

“My Heart Soars Like A Hawk”

Since: Feb 07

Caruthersville, Mo.

#873 Mar 13, 2008
Just Curious wrote:
Hi everyone. I just read a post about my brother Bobby Neal. He loved music so much, and I know he died doing what he loved. I remember most of the musicians you have mentioned, and also Wild Bill. Bobby use to TRY to give him guitar lessons, and loved doing pracictal jokes on people. I remember the Zanza Club, seeing them play there when he was with the Twisters. Thanks for remembering a very special part of my life.
I felt so bad the night Bobby died, He had so much talent and was such a good soul. I wished I could have got to know him better. If this is Sammie, Bobby's sister I just want to say Hi.
Big Daddy

Mattoon, IL

#874 Mar 14, 2008
I have sat and read most of these posts and have really enjoyed it..talking about my dad, Jerry Brantley, Carl Perkins (daddy's first cousin), Bobby Neal, a great musician and friend, the Stanfills, all the boys that I played with...To..seayers...you must be Bill and Bob's sister..I can't remember your name tho I was in the basement many times playing with them...Ted Chappell was living in Memphis and would come there and to Grandma Brantley's to play with daddy..he played Chet Atkins style and to look and watch he tried to give you the thought of being so nervous that he couldn't play,but, he was great...Bill and I played baseball together for Big Star...I road home from Poplar Bluff with Bobby when I was a sophmore from a basketball game and got in trouble for not telling Coach Hopke that I was going with him...we followed directly behind the bus all the way home..Old time rocker..if you remembered all those guys you should have remember me as well...I played with pretty well all of them...went off on the road with Bobby, Alton, Griffy, and George in '67..that was an experience..some good..some not..music wise great...Just Curious, Bobby Neal was one of the best musicians and one of the finest person you would ever want to meet..even when he was playing locally in the bars and things on Sat..nite..he would always make it to church on Sundays with his family...I know Jimmy a little as well..hope they are doing fine..the last time I saw Bobby was at a dance at the high school in C'ville..he was with a girl and I was with my now ex-wife...I really felt bad about losing "ole Hillbilly"..good boy..1974 tiger too had the Brantley/Perkins relation closer than my brother , Bible Believer...Carl's mom and Grandpa Brantley,(Will) were brother and sister...Jerry (my dad) and Carl were first cousins, he is my 2nd cousin...well anyway...another good rocker was Larry Burns...great singer..Larry, Bobby Neal, Wendall Stanfill and I did a thing together in Steele one time..never played together..just did it..it was like we had been together forever..the last time I played with Bobby was after we came off the road and did a thing at the VFW with Wendall and the Night Raiders right after they had won the battle of the bands contest...Bobby played lead, I played bass, I nornally played lead, Bobby played his farfisa, George played drums and Griff sang...a great night...well enough...thanks to all of you that allowed me to read and take a trip down memory lane..I remembered all those places and most of the people...no one really said anything about Wilkes...my cousin Jimmy Brooks was a good friend of Bobby Wilkes and I remember going to the movies with them many times..thank you all and God bless...
Just Curious

Little Rock, AR

#875 Mar 14, 2008
Handsome Jimmy wrote:
<quoted text>I felt so bad the night Bobby died, He had so much talent and was such a good soul. I wished I could have got to know him better. If this is Sammie, Bobby's sister I just want to say Hi.
Handsome Jimmy..This isn't Sammie, but her sister Paula. Sammie lives in Lake Charles Louisiana and is doing fine.
deano

Shelbyville, IL

#876 Mar 14, 2008
We used to go to Clark's Drive in and my husband would order a butterbean sandwich on rye bread, and of course, it was something they never served. But, one time they prepared for him to order again and fixed it for him. What a laugh. We lived on Grand across from one of the Mott's that worked there.

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