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How things have changed in the City of Clarendon

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Cabot, AR

#1 Mar 10, 2010
DO you rememeber what is now Brown's funeral home being the J & M resturant and we went there to eat now our bodies are there for viewing or funeral services....YUCK

Do you remeber when Bob & Neal & sons funeral was the Post office where we went to receive and pick up mail,well now you go there either for viewing ora funeral service! Makes you think.

Use to have carnivals where the kids now play Base ball.

Remeber when we had a Youngs, Loveless, Kerns, When Crabtrees had the show and the Youngs had a skating rink. OH ME OH MY!

Never forget when the Umholtz has their store and the Josh's has a dairy bar!

Oh never forget the good OLE HOMECOMING GAMES ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND WE PLAYED HOLLY GROVE AND EVERYONE WAS DRESSED IN THEIR BEST!( those were the good ole days! WHERE ARE THEY? I miss them

Since: Mar 10

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#2 Mar 10, 2010
Yes, those were the good days....also going to Lakeside or the 17/79 club wearing our HOT PANTS and BOOTS....We had so much fun!!!!Clarendon sure has changed!!
Glad-to-be-out-o f-C-town

United States

#3 Apr 12, 2010
I must be a youngin' I only remember J & M's out of all those.

When was the post officed turned into a funeral home? Pre 1997? Surely the the post office I remember is still there.
Nikki

Dyersburg, TN

#4 Apr 12, 2010
Glad-to-be-out-of-C-town wrote:
I must be a youngin' I only remember J & M's out of all those.
When was the post officed turned into a funeral home? Pre 1997? Surely the the post office I remember is still there.
The building across the street from the bank is the old post office they speak of.

What about the old Fred's, Dixie Furniture, and Monroe County Sun?
Glad-to-be-out-o f-C-town

United States

#5 Apr 12, 2010
Oh, I know what building now. I thought it use to be the city jail back in the day. I know it was used for can food drives before it became the funeral home.

I remember the paper office, dixie furniture, and weaver's. Fred's was closed down before I got there, though I remember where it was.
Monroe County Resident

United States

#6 Apr 12, 2010
The football games on Thanksgiving afternoon were the very best when Holly Grove and Clarendon played every year. Coach Harding versus Coach Gordon.. and they were great friends!!

I believe HG played Clarendon junior high girls in their last basketball game and then Clarendon discontinued the program for several years. It was played halfcourt style back then with three forwards and three guards from each team on each end of the court and you were not allowed to cross the center court line. That was great ball back then.

Driving down the main street of Clarendon and making a u-turn at both ends of the street was the thing to do. The city finally put a stop to that.
Monroe County Resident

United States

#7 Apr 12, 2010
Mr. A. D.Thomas had a jewelry store next door to the barber shop. He was Janice Morgan's father. He was a really nice man and was always so cordial to everyone.
Mr. Kern had a dry goods store as well as being the local photographer. He did everyone's senior pictures and yearbook photos.
One grocery store was the Trading Post and lots of people shopped there for their weekly groceries.
Don't forget McKay Oil Company. So many memories!!
Kattie

Jacksonville, AR

#8 Apr 13, 2010
I remmber going to Jack and Lula's cafe after a friday night football game.That was fun and then riding up and down the streets of Clarendon all night. There was the Movie theater on weekends,Skating rank and all the stores would be open and people walking up and down the sidewalks. It's a shame we can't have that again, and to stop in Williams drug store on the corner to get a fountain coke and ice cream,God those where the days.
Jim Stinson

United States

#9 Apr 13, 2010
Now this is what the Topic Page is meant to be like!!!
Kattie

Jacksonville, AR

#10 Apr 13, 2010
I agree,We still have some good people,and I like to hear about the good times.I was just little girl when I first walk down the street with my mom and dad, It seem like the whole town was up there on a friday or saturday night, They took me skating and to the movies,Then I grew up and went to the games,What a fun time that was. and on Sunday after church and after dinner of course.We would go to the beach and it was so much fun.Sure do miss the good times we all had.
URBAD

Hope, AR

#11 Apr 14, 2010
Don't forget sliding down the levee on cardboard.
free fun.
baseballmom29

Judsonia, AR

#12 Apr 14, 2010
This is such as good page it is scarey. I am asking the same to help support our kids during Baseball Season.

We all need to be active with our kids and youth.
Glad-to-be-out-o f-C-town

United States

#13 Apr 14, 2010
Hah, back in like 2000 I guess when we had that 3 day freeze, we took the trucks and wheels off a skateboard and "snow boarded" down the side of the overpass. Great fun.
URBAD

United States

#14 Apr 14, 2010
not as safe as cardboard on the levee.
Diesel

Cabot, AR

#15 Apr 14, 2010
some of the things said on here were before my time, but i remember stories about them. I remember the theatre, worked at freds, worked at dixie, and they do still make u-turns on main. Clarendon definitely isnt what it used to be, but it will always be home. i do wish that it could gain back some of its past luster. I may not live there now, but still come back to see family often. I honestly dont think i wouldve wanted to be raised any where else in the world. Im a country boy to the bone, river rat til the day i die. GO LIONS!!!

P.S. I agree Mr Jim, this is how this site should be.
wizzardturd

Judsonia, AR

#16 Apr 15, 2010
I agree this is a what a web site is all about.
Some good clean fun and chats. Lets keep it up.

Clarendon is a great place to live and we that live it can make it even better.

Lets prove it
FEARLESS

Little Rock, AR

#17 Apr 15, 2010
Clarendon could be a good place to live if the good people take there town where it needs to be.House cleaning time.No more selling hard drugs without fear of going to jail.
chicka chicka yeahhh

United States

#18 Apr 15, 2010
Give it a few more post. ArkansasBen will be on here.whata shame.

Since: Dec 09

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#19 Apr 15, 2010
FEARLESS wrote:
Clarendon could be a good place to live if the good people take there town where it needs to be.House cleaning time.No more selling hard drugs without fear of going to jail.
Unfortunately, there are too many corrupt people in places of power for the honest people to overcome. And it's next to impossible to get the town to rally together so the corruption will continue.

It's the truth. Sad, but true..
Homegirl

Benton, AR

#20 Apr 15, 2010
Remember when prisoners cleaned out the ditches and used sling blades for the high weeds? They should work again,there spoiled. That home cooking, There not going no where.Three meals aday and all they have to do is wait.I bet some of them feel right at home there.

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