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Country Gent

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May 10, 2011
 
Does anyone remember Shelby, Truck and Trailer, Winston, Flying Saucer, Speedy, Jimmy Lipsley.
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May 10, 2011
 
I knew of a Shelby that used to walk around downtown, but, never knew his last name. He was getting on in years back in the '70's. Even though he was mentally challenged, he always had a smile. He liked to visit the Rialto for a little sack of free popcorn. He stopped visiting and I always wondered what became of him.
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May 10, 2011
 
And there was another fella, even older that had a little red wagon with his stuff packed onboard. There was always a rumor that he was very rich, even though he appeared homeless.
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May 10, 2011
 

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The people downtown used to pay Shelby to check there doors at night. The Little Red Wagon man was Mr.???? and he did have money, he lived on the corner accross from the old George Morgan Pontiac on So. Madison.
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May 10, 2011
 
Margaret Borden told me Mr.???( can't quite get it to the front of my mind ) took years of her trying to speak with him before he began speaking with her. Shelby was known to sometimes discover a door left unlocked at a downtown business. Truck and Trailer, before moving to Rock Island, would walk from Wyatt to town in WW I over the knee military coats, walking down the shoulder of Hwy 82, one in front of the other, hence Truck and Trailer.
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May 10, 2011
 
His name was Mr. Shannon that pulled the red wagon. I think his brother did well in the newspaper business in Shreveport. I think Mr. Shannon later moved to a house on the corner of E 4th and N Smith. That house is now gone.
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May 10, 2011
 
Winston moved out to Mount Holly and lived in his later years.
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May 10, 2011
 
Mr. Shannon was real smart. A very interesting fellow to talk to. He has passed on now. His family owned land near the old pontiac place. A regular fixture around town and liked it that way. Truck and Trailer used to hang out at Howard's Newstand a lot. Always saw them together.
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May 11, 2011
 
Story was that when Mr. Heywood Shannon died he had approx. two hundred pair of brown dress shoes at his house. Thanks all for the trip to the past and for filling in the blanks.
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May 11, 2011
 
Anyone remember the old hood hotel on so. wash, the old cab stand, the rock island r/r, the skyveiw drive in, ect.

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I remember all but the "Flying Saucer."

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IT IS TRUE 2

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Wish things were more like those good ole days.
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They are talking about your space ship, you old goat.
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#14
May 11, 2011
 
I always heard mr. shannon called hobo green. He lived out his last years at oak ridge nursing home.
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May 11, 2011
 
EldoMasterBlaster wrote:
I remember all but the "Flying Saucer."
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Flying Saucer, what little i know, walked around El do. back in the 50's always looking up to the sky. Don't know anymore about him.
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May 11, 2011
 
Anyone remember the Wheeler movie that was filmed in El Dorado back in the 70's. I found a VHS copy on Amazon.
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May 11, 2011
 
The flying saucer is still on Mt. Holly road on the right past Parks store.Think it's actually an old weather station but not sure.
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May 11, 2011
 
Country Gent wrote:
Anyone remember the Wheeler movie that was filmed in El Dorado back in the 70's. I found a VHS copy on Amazon.
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Is your copy titled wheeler or phsyco from Texas?
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The flying saucer is still on Mt. Holly road on the right past Parks store.Think it's actually an old weather station but not sure.
I believe it was called an omni station. Back before everything was navigated by gps it was a radio waypoint for aircraft navigation. I could be wrong though.
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May 11, 2011
 
Yep wrote:
<quoted text>.
Is your copy titled wheeler or phsyco from Texas?
Psycho from Texas.

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