Born and Raised in Coffeyville.
MARY JANE

Coffeyville, KS

#185 Apr 19, 2011
For whom_the bell tolls wrote:
I'm probably not quite as old as most of you, but the fondest memory I have off coffeyville is probably Candy Cane lane. When I was a kid, it was a special treat for us to go driving around looking at all the christmas lights with the family. Candy Cane Lane was always the climax of our drive. My dad would turn the car around three or four times before we were finally content and went home
OMG what you wrote could have come from me!! Exact same memory!!LOLO
Bill Jamison

Bartlesville, OK

#186 Apr 19, 2011
Anyone recall Santa Claus on the second floor at Sears? Sears also had a TV in the window with an external speaker up and poor folks (like us) would go down there and sit and watch TV on nice evenings until the test pattern came on around 9 pm. Kress always had a popcorn machine on the corner there across from Brown's Furniture and every time there was a major fatality accident they would haul the victim's car down in front of Kress on a flatbed trailer to "educate" everyone, eventually all the "death cars" were put behind the Ford dealer where A.Y. McDonald was.
The truth

United States

#187 Apr 19, 2011
What I remember was Danny Graham's Christmas orgasm -- complete with Santa, and hot dogs for the kids. That guy knew how to put on the Ritz at Christmas.
Mary

Wichita, KS

#188 Aug 12, 2011
Yes and if it becomes a "collage welfare town" it will be because of the persons that left here that can't even spell.
close ccc wrote:
can you believe coffeyville resources whining about being taxed people wake up c-ville resources is owned by goldmansacs one of the crooked banks that under the furer gwbush and commrad cheny busted our country plus they make over a million dollars a day there tax them more and the people less or every one will move and the ville willbe a collage welfare town cannot call it a city any more what a bummer it used to be a cool city.
Mary

Wichita, KS

#189 Aug 12, 2011
Was the name of the store where he bought the chicken Superior Quick Stop? If so I believe it was owned by Mary and Ray Hulsey.
Anne Ominous wrote:
I remember Dad bringing home tamales on Saturdays. I think he bought them from a woman who had a stand set up in front of Elmore's.
Another memory I have is him stopping by the convenience store/deli (where Jan-L's flowers is now) to pick up a bucket of fried chicken before taking my mother, myself, and my grandmother for a drive in the country on a nice weekend afternoon. The name of the store is lost to me at the moment, but they had excellent fried chicken.
Also, going to the Union Street Market to buy meat from the butcher.
I have very vivid memories from my childhood here, and even though it seems I am younger than some who have posted here, I am really enjoying reading your fond memories.
I also remember dollar movie night at Tal's Midland, and the summer matinees.
Mary

Wichita, KS

#190 Aug 12, 2011
Was the name of the store Superior Quick Stop?
Mary

Wichita, KS

#191 Aug 12, 2011
I think at that time Kwik Stop was owned by Mary and Ray Hulsey as well as Georges Cafeteria.
Mary

Wichita, KS

#192 Aug 12, 2011
I agree with this whole heartedly. Should not be that much of an expense. Would be a great way to show the community that they care. Would be a nice place for a minature golf course too. We have a lot of children that don't have the opportunity to go to Independence to play. I really like your ideas.
dzany1 wrote:
I would like to see the areas bought out by Coffeyville Resourses after the flood made into parks area with picnic tables, seating benches and lights. Also think it would be great if they could also build a few areas with fountain areas like the one on the plaza for children of all ages to have free heat retreat areas to play in. Maybe a bandstand like the one in Indy park and skateboard/rollerskating areas.
It would beautify the area and be beneficial for all! They could name the areas Coffeyville Resourses Give-Back Park! Shoot, they could probably find a way to get tax breaks for it!
Mary

Wichita, KS

#193 Aug 12, 2011
Unfortunately at CES a couple of years ago, my grand daughter along with several other children IN SECOND GRADE, were called in to the "then" principals office and told they were losers. She came home crying and told us. They have little clubs there and on the play ground they hit and kick children in other "clubs." This is why they were called losers. You don't tell 2nd graders they are losers, you correct them and show them the correct behaviors. I think these are more like the start of little gangs. But what do I know I'm just a grandmother.
The truth wrote:
Unfortunately, discipline neither ends nor begins at the high school. Parents are where it starts, but CES and Roosevelt also have to take part in a consistent, effective policy for it to be effective.
cotton candy

Coffeyville, KS

#194 Jan 7, 2012
What was the little eating place next to Weinberg western wear? The Health Dept. is in that location now.
John Merrick

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#195 Jul 28, 2012
Poncho Bob Villa wrote:
<quoted text>jim howe .......the westerner bar
My grandfather Sherman Scott owned the Westener bar back in the 1950s. I was very young then, but I remember going there often growing up. They had the best BBQ I have ever tasted. They had a large brick BBQ pit out by the road. Today, I came across a picture of my grandma Sarah out in front of the place and was looking to see if anyone remembered the place or had other photos to share. Or new my grandparents and wanted to share a story or two.
Thanks,
John

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Smokehouse3232

Tulsa, OK

#196 Aug 14, 2012
I went to Coffeyville every summer to stay with my grandparents. They lived on 14th just down the street from the rail yard. I loved swimming in the shale pits. I remember the rocket up on the hill, the bowling alley, the 9 hole golf course, and of course the good food at the Pig Stand
Nothing to see here

Wichita, KS

#197 Aug 15, 2012
They are filling in the shale pits, the rocket was taken down because it was a safety hazard, and the Pig Stand has been gone for quite some time. Coffeyville is a modern city!
letter buck

United States

#198 Aug 17, 2012
I remember the pig stand it was the best place to eat in coffeyville and also remember Bailey's which was the worst place to eat but seemed great late nights after the bar Coffeyville use to be a great place til people gave up hope n quit trying to keep coffeyvilles roots still alive it's sad but if people would start making effort to do something instead of just sitting back and complaining it might have a chance but coffeyville needs more leaders and not so many crybaby followers who want change but will not get off their butt n do something n quit waiting on someone else to do it come on villains either nut up or shut up do something for your town besides bring it down
waterworld

Coffeyville, KS

#199 Aug 23, 2012
I loved the drive - in theater. You could bring your cooler set in the back of the truck.Those Hamburgers they made at the theater.WOW!!Great times! I seen where Tulsa had twin drive-in theater built. How great would that be. Yes Seajay, state lake was a great place to be. Ok seajay river road was great but not talked about. Pig stand was the only place you could ride your horse up to and pick your order up. Tonys bakery, those cream puffs were out of this world.
coolb

Coffeyville, KS

#200 Aug 24, 2012
letter buck wrote:
I remember the pig stand it was the best place to eat in coffeyville and also remember Bailey's which was the worst place to eat but seemed great late nights after the bar Coffeyville use to be a great place til people gave up hope n quit trying to keep coffeyvilles roots still alive it's sad but if people would start making effort to do something instead of just sitting back and complaining it might have a chance but coffeyville needs more leaders and not so many crybaby followers who want change but will not get off their butt n do something n quit waiting on someone else to do it come on villains either nut up or shut up do something for your town besides bring it down
Amen i agree with you. Even in the worst of times and worse things happen other places draw together and build their cites. This place has to much self hate and drawback , I have lived in two other cities worse off in every thing people say coffeyville is bad at and both grow and continue to present themselves as worthy of others coming to and investing in. People here also think to small. I also agree its not enough to speak against something, If what some are thinking betters something why not present it to someone that can carry it out. Negatives can be changed but not just by talk. If peoole are investing in caney a lot smaller town whats wrong here. Sometimes i wonder if many who post really live here. From my stand point i have in the planning thing to help this community i am talking actions not words. Ive talked a whole lot about love and service and i am building to carryout my thinking. We are not so small a town that action cannot speak louder than word, And that we cannot build up our city and its people. We just have to believe in ourselves. Treat and think into being what we want to be instead of focing in on what we are said to be and what we are not. If i do not like who i am i work to change my condition. When it comes to others i try to assist them while encouraging them to put forth a effort the better themselves,
musicman

Wallburg, NC

#201 Sep 1, 2012
Man, I just discovered this site--I have been gone from Coffeyville for DECADES but reading all of the above comments really brings back some memories. I still have a cousin there--she escaped the bad flood a few years ago, fortunately.I agree with the person that remembered CandyCane Lane: when I first got married my wife and I would make the trip to Coffeyville every Christmas partly to see relatives but partly for me to show off CCL! It was quite the place. I also fondly remember Ted's Grill--the Gavrilys family became good friends of my parents, we lived west of town so it was really convenient on some nights or after church on Sundays to stop in there and grab a bite on our way home. I just discovered in my web-browsing today that Ted's daughter Pauline, who was already middle aged when I was a kid, IS STILL LIVING in Coffeyville! She is in her 90s now.
Hello

Wichita, KS

#202 Sep 19, 2012
This was quite a nice thread to read. I am younger than most posting on this thread but I do remember some of these items. We used to go late night fishing and would get back into town early morning due the fact we were falling asleep on the bank. We would stop by Goldies and get our "FIX".

What about CVR and the city donating or at least selling economically the land that got flooded to industry. There might be some tax breaks or other economic incentives for industry to come in and build factory, distribution, wharehouse, etc? We need jobs first, then the employees will come, then housing, then a thriving economy.

Am I looking at this wrong?
Beaner

Coffeyville, KS

#203 Sep 19, 2012
Nick and louie's train car restaurant at the corner of 12th and walnut. Had the best chile and crackers in the world.
Hometown girl

Pratt, KS

#204 Sep 20, 2012
Mary wrote:
I think at that time Kwik Stop was owned by Mary and Ray Hulsey as well as Georges Cafeteria.
The name of the convenience store was Kwik Stop. Yes, it was owned by Ray & Mary Hulsey...they also owned George's Cafeteria. I worked for the Hulseys for 4 years while in high school and college. They were the most wonderful people. I worked in the deli area and was taught how to fry chicken by Velda Evans. That chicken was the best around....and they did livers & gizzards too!:)

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