Memories of our town
UH-OH

Sioux City, IA

#121 Jul 26, 2009
GRAND CENTRAL STATION
UH-OH

Sioux City, IA

#122 Jul 26, 2009
WE HAD A PONDEROSA , A GOLDEN CORRAL
Suds

Union City, TN

#123 Aug 8, 2009
I remember Juans Taco House, every Friday when I got paid. Belew & Ray drugs on corner downtown, Lowrance Electronics, the old WASL where Calvin Johnson of the Sheriffs Dept. was better known as "Dr.J" way back then. The Martin Triple Theater, the old "Lion" gas station on old 51 then, now St.John Ave., the old ice plant as a kid, sitting on a huge ice block out front when I was 5 or so. Tucker Tire in southtown, way before triple t, Plaza food store in southtown....the Neon Gallery, Jerry Irby ran it, Gibsons. When Moody's car sales was on corner where Exxon is on lake road now. The Shanty everyday for lunch when I worked at Tuckers in the summer, my Granny worked there. White beans and cornbread for lunch. K.W. Rogers grocery downtown. The old Big K snack bar had the best BBQ sandwiches. The Shake Shop. Getting some burgers and hanging out in front of the D.Q.. The Double R and the infamous ARAB Burger. Spending $15 for gas and crusing Milltown and the Okeena strip all night long.I remember when Wendys opened, Elrods fries, when Los Portales came to town, Century 21. AHHHH To be a kid again.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#124 Aug 8, 2009
Do any of you guys remember when the fertilizer place in Newbern caught fire? I was told you could see the explosions in Dyersburg. It was almost in our back yard lol, I thought Newbern would be blown off th map LMAO it was soooo scary

Since: Jul 09

Dyersburg, TN

#125 Aug 9, 2009
thosewerethedays wrote:
Does anyone remember when Burger Queen, yes Queen, was where KFC is now??? I remember when there was a field where Wendy's is now. What about the donut place in front of the movie theater where the Chinese restaurant is now....and Baskin Robbins in the square where Sears is? We all would go there or to the donut place after the movies! Otasco was also in the square where Sears is. AHHH...so many great memories!!! What a great thread to have here!!(:
Before Baskin Robbins there was a ice cream shop in Green Village called "Shaws of San Francisco"

Lot's of places are now memories, here are a few:
Foodtown on East Court
A&P Supermarket in Green Village
The Dairy Dream in Southtown
Red Tubbs Barbershop on Harrell
McClure's Grocery on Connell
Chicken in the Rough Restaurant at 4-Points
Deans TV Repair Shop on Sampson
BuyRite Supermarket on Troy
The Hut on Lake Rd
The Oil Mill
The Ice House
Acred's Shoe Store (on the square)
Gibson's Pure Oil Station on Troy
Dr Landrum's office on Tucker
Rucker's Grocery on Parr
Robert's Chevrolet downtown
Jones Bookstore downtown
Rexall Drug Store downtown
The Francis Theater on East Court
Liberty Cash Supermarket downtown
Edenton Lamb Wholesalers downtown
Vaughn's Music Store downtown
Jones Furniture downtown
The Greyhound Bus Depot downtown
WDSG Radio Station downtown and on the bypass
Warren Radio Company on St John
The Holiday Inn on St John
The Double Cola Plant on Harrell
The RC Cola Plant (where Countrymart is now)
WTRO Radio Station on St John
Moore Motor Sales corner of Tucker and Nichols Sts
The Federal Compress on East Court
The Long Branch in Southtown
The Shanty Cafe (can't remember that street name)

This is just a few I remember
greymama

Jackson, TN

#126 Aug 9, 2009
I was born within those years and I remember those years ole so well. Those were the days....
I feel if things were like that now, kids would be alittle different today. Yes, technology is good in one way and in another it is bad. It has made kids and some adults LAZY. And I think that is alot of the problems of today. But thank you for the memories.
guest wrote:
Here's to Us!!!!
>
>
> No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us WE ARE AWESOME
> !!!! OUR LIFE IS LIVING PROOF !!!!
> To Those of Us Born
> 1930 - 1979
> TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE
> 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!!
> First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they
> were pregnant.
> They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get
> tested for diabetes.
> Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs
> covered with bright colored lead-base paints.
> We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets
> and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.
> As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster
> seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.
> Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special
> treat.
> We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
> We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one
> actually died from this..
> We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made
> with real white sugar. And, we weren't overweight WHY?
> Because we were always outside playing....that's why!
> We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back
> when the streetlights came on..
> No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were O.K.
> We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride them
> down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the
> bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem
> We did not have Play stations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video
> games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound
> or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat
> rooms.
> WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
> We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no
> lawsuits from these accidents.
> We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping pong paddles, or
> just a bare hand and no one would call child services to report abuse.
> We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us
> forever.
> We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and
> tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out
> very many eyes.
> We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang
> the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.
> Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't
> had to learn to deal with disappointment.
> Imagine that!!
> The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.
> They actually sided with the law!
> These generations have produced some of the best
> risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever.
> The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
> We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to
> deal with it all.
>
> If YOU are one of them? CONGRATULATIONS!
>
> You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as
> kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives
> for our own good.
>
> Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?
old timer

Martin, TN

#127 Aug 9, 2009
does any one remember CHRIS POOL ROOM DOWNTOWN and the chili called THE RED BOWL?
thethreadbumper

Miami, FL

#128 Mar 31, 2010
Bringing this one up again..anything to push down most of the dumb topics on the first page.
out of towner

AOL

#129 Mar 31, 2010
I'm not from Dyersburg, but I remember driving over here on Thursday and Saturday nights to Century 21. Oh I had the BEST time there.
out of towner

AOL

#130 Mar 31, 2010
ooops...*driving over there* (typo correction)
guest 2

Union City, TN

#131 Mar 31, 2010
Ramius wrote:
<quoted text>
Before Baskin Robbins there was a ice cream shop in Green Village called "Shaws of San Francisco"
Lot's of places are now memories, here are a few:
Foodtown on East Court
A&P Supermarket in Green Village
The Dairy Dream in Southtown
Red Tubbs Barbershop on Harrell
McClure's Grocery on Connell
Chicken in the Rough Restaurant at 4-Points
Deans TV Repair Shop on Sampson
BuyRite Supermarket on Troy
The Hut on Lake Rd
The Oil Mill
The Ice House
Acred's Shoe Store (on the square)
Gibson's Pure Oil Station on Troy
Dr Landrum's office on Tucker
Rucker's Grocery on Parr
Robert's Chevrolet downtown
Jones Bookstore downtown
Rexall Drug Store downtown
The Francis Theater on East Court
Liberty Cash Supermarket downtown
Edenton Lamb Wholesalers downtown
Vaughn's Music Store downtown
Jones Furniture downtown
The Greyhound Bus Depot downtown
WDSG Radio Station downtown and on the bypass
Warren Radio Company on St John
The Holiday Inn on St John
The Double Cola Plant on Harrell
The RC Cola Plant (where Countrymart is now)
WTRO Radio Station on St John
Moore Motor Sales corner of Tucker and Nichols Sts
The Federal Compress on East Court
The Long Branch in Southtown
The Shanty Cafe (can't remember that street name)
This is just a few I remember
What about the New Frontier Deli? They had live bands, sub sandwitches, & frosted mugs for draft beer. Grand Central Station, & Schlesingers. I remember when George King and Gary Brainard opened Checquers. It was a pool hall orginally with 7 inches of grease on the wall behind the stove, but their burgers were famous! The Hut was family owned by the Parkers, their bar-b-que was the best! Century 21 came to town, owned and operated by Mills Ditto, and Charles Cowles. The DJ's name was Silver. Grand Central Station had Jerry "The King" Laller booked once.
I completely forgot about the Shanty!LoL but bought lots of shoes from Acred's downtown, Agniers I believe.
Merl Normans was on the square.
meme

Beech Bluff, TN

#132 Apr 1, 2010
Angela wrote:
Wasn't there a store called Big K or something like that behind Mc Donalds. I remember the pool I use to go when I was a kid. Fun times.
Big K was located where Country Mart is now.
meme

Beech Bluff, TN

#133 Apr 1, 2010
summerview wrote:
Schlesingers(? spelling)where Dollar Tree is now. I remember The Loft, too. Wasn't it by Schlesingers? I loved Woolworth with the turnstiles. To me, Woolworth's had a distinctive smell-not a bad smell at all. It might have been the combo of the many different items they had in there, but it seems I can still smell that when I think of the store. Also, Ivanhoes next to Ben Franklin. They were both owned by the Smith's. There was also a children's clothing store on Southwest corner from the Courthouse. Opposite old Manner's Men Store and old City Hall. The building is gone now, but I can remember there being a store there. What about Vaughn's music store downtown? Wow, I've forgotten about alot of these places. I'm glad someone put this thread up on the board. Just a walk down memory lane.
My mother bought my first musical instrument at Vaughns when I was 11,I'm in my fifties now and still have that instrument!
meme

Beech Bluff, TN

#134 Apr 1, 2010
Nostalgic wrote:
What about downtown...Woolworth's? There was a food counter where you could sit on stools and eat lunch. Also downtown was JC Penney's, and a loooong time ago there was a store called "Graber's" which was over where Diane Moore's office now is.
I think my mom bought most of my clothing at Pennys and Grabers,I really enjoyed playing in those stores while she shopped.....aww....precious memories!
Memories

Dyersburg, TN

#135 Apr 1, 2010
meme wrote:
<quoted text>My mother bought my first musical instrument at Vaughns when I was 11,I'm in my fifties now and still have that instrument!
Anyone else remember Stanfield's Music Store which was someone on the street that that the Electric Company is located? Across from where DeLoach's is now roughly?

Anyone remember Ivanhoe (sp?) that was near where Cozy Kitchen is now. There was Salenfriends, Black and White, and Grabers on that same street. I remember when Schlesingers was near where Tempe's is. Also, there was a Kaplan's store on that same side. Davis' Women's Store was on the side where Galleria is now which was Woolworth's.

What was that little Silver building called across from where State Farm is now (which was the old Baird Brewer Hospital)? Pardon my spelling.
Memories

Dyersburg, TN

#136 Apr 1, 2010
Ivanhoes (sp?) was closer to where Manner's Men Store was, not Cozy Kitchen.

Anyone remember "The Shanty" on the west side of town near where the old Greyhound Bus Station used to be? They had chitterlings on certain nights. I never could understand how anyone could eat them. I could barely stand the smell.
therealtruthman

United States

#137 Apr 2, 2010
Does anyone know what happened to the Big John's statue? For several years and up until recently, there was a statue that looked exactly like the old Big John statue, except he did not have the bags of groceries in his hands, on Hwy. 61 South going to the Tunica casinos. It was on the right immediately after getting into Mississippi. I think it may have been a construction business, lumber maybe, not really sure. It might even still be there, I am not sure. It's been awhile since I have been there. Has anyone else seen it?
Dyersburg - Newbern

Franklin, TN

#138 Jul 12, 2012
Memories wrote:
<quoted text>
Anyone else remember Stanfield's Music Store which was someone on the street that that the Electric Company is located? Across from where DeLoach's is now roughly?
Anyone remember Ivanhoe (sp?) that was near where Cozy Kitchen is now. There was Salenfriends, Black and White, and Grabers on that same street. I remember when Schlesingers was near where Tempe's is. Also, there was a Kaplan's store on that same side. Davis' Women's Store was on the side where Galleria is now which was Woolworth's.
What was that little Silver building called across from where State Farm is now (which was the old Baird Brewer Hospital)? Pardon my spelling.
The Baird-Brewer Hospital was called Baird-Dulaney before that. Wheeler Ward, the wife of LeRoy Ward, publisher of "The State Gazette," must have been Miss Wheeler, a nurse at the old Baird-Brewer when he met her. The house on Sampson Ave. in which Curry's Funeral Home is now housed years before was the residence of Dyersburg nurses possibly working at the old Baird-Dulaney.
My great aunt passed away at the old Baird-Brewer one rainy night in Feb. in 1949 after suffering a heart attack at our home in Newbern. I also had a tonsilectomy by Dr. Percy A. Conyers in his office at Baird-Brewer about 1938. Still can smell the ether and remember the dream I had walking up and down the hospital building fire escape. I lived in Newbern but attended Dyersburg High School up the hill from Baird-Brewer. My mother had attended the old high school that was located just east of the then new high school building on College Street. Morgan Christian was principal in1951.
Dyersburg - Newbern

Franklin, TN

#139 Jul 12, 2012
We all remember the ice cream made on the fountain at Reed's Drug Store even after the store was moved to Harrell Avenue across from Dyersbureg Cotton Products (the Mill) where employment saved many a Dyer Co household in the Great Depression years. Mr. Wheeler purchased lots near the Mill and built houses which he sold to employees of the Mill with home loans. Mr. Wheeler is the great grandfather of the owner of the lovely flower shop on St. John Street.
metoo

Herndon, VA

#140 Jul 12, 2012
GUEST! I so love your post about the old days, An oh how i wish it could be like that now! That was the best day's of our lives. Sad that kids today only know the tall tails of it. But that was a good post if i have to say so myself! Good old days

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