Nostalgic El Dorado
Me Too

El Dorado, AR

#890 Mar 8, 2012
Observer wrote:
Seems like the only thing nostalgic about El Dorado is the old people on this site commenting about it.
Have you ever checked out the definition of nostalgia? Dictionaries are a wonderful tool.
G Parker

Bastrop, TX

#891 Jan 13, 2013
Rick Bibby wrote:
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My favorite was the Old Hickory. My mother was a car hop there from after the war (that's WWII) till the early 50's. I'd still like to find the orginalBBQ sauce they use to may her baked beans recipe. The skating rink (long closed (the one nearby) was owned by my aunt Trudy.
I only hope the Spudnut shop is still there?? If you're old enough to remember any of these things then it's time for social security to start.
Well yes, I am on social security, the Spudnut Shop is still cranking out spud nuts and...
The Old Hickory BBQ sauce was originated by my grandfather; the skating rink was built and owned by my daddy and Trudy worked for my daddy both as a waitress at The Old Hickory and as manager of the skating rink. I have 3 siblings and we grew up skating and eating BBQ.
Bill

Georgetown, KY

#892 May 24, 2013
G Parker wrote:
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Well yes, I am on social security, the Spudnut Shop is still cranking out spud nuts and...
The Old Hickory BBQ sauce was originated by my grandfather; the skating rink was built and owned by my daddy and Trudy worked for my daddy both as a waitress at The Old Hickory and as manager of the skating rink. I have 3 siblings and we grew up skating and eating BBQ.
I loved loved Old Hickory BBQ! was born in El Dorado and grew up on the stuff! Living in Ohio most of my life, I always brought back several bottles every time I visited my hometown.
Bill

Georgetown, KY

#893 May 24, 2013
El Dorado will always have a soft place in my heart! I was born there in 1955 and have many childhood memories of that wonderful town. My grandparents (Lillie and Gordon McKinnon) were two of the finest people you'd ever meet! They lived directly across the street from the Lion Oil refinery. I have not been back since '87 but plan to add it to my bucket list!

Since: Jun 13

Ballwin, MO

#894 Jun 3, 2013
Anyone know what happened to Warner Brown Hospital? I am looking for information on Dr. Paul Henley especially, for a relative's work on their ancestry. He worked there as a surgeon around 1960-75 and I can't even find a picture of him, the hospital then, or any info on employees there.
This thread is great, loved reading it!

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#895 Jun 4, 2013
Riley Family wrote:
Anyone know what happened to Warner Brown Hospital? I am looking for information on Dr. Paul Henley especially, for a relative's work on their ancestry. He worked there as a surgeon around 1960-75 and I can't even find a picture of him, the hospital then, or any info on employees there.
This thread is great, loved reading it!
Don't remember when the Catholics gave up administration, but they may have records that would have been at a higher level in the organization than the hospital itself. The buildings are still standing. I've heard a rumor no one has the money to pay for asbestos abatement for demolition.

Since: Jun 13

Ballwin, MO

#896 Jun 4, 2013
Grigori wrote:
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Don't remember when the Catholics gave up administration, but they may have records that would have been at a higher level in the organization than the hospital itself. The buildings are still standing. I've heard a rumor no one has the money to pay for asbestos abatement for demolition.
Thank you for the info Grigori!
helping

Maumelle, AR

#897 Jun 4, 2013
Grigori wrote:
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Don't remember when the Catholics gave up administration, but they may have records that would have been at a higher level in the organization than the hospital itself. The buildings are still standing. I've heard a rumor no one has the money to pay for asbestos abatement for demolition.
The asbestos is on one side, which has been closed off.
Susan

Denver, CO

#898 Jun 6, 2013
G Parker wrote:
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Well yes, I am on social security, the Spudnut Shop is still cranking out spud nuts and...
The Old Hickory BBQ sauce was originated by my grandfather; the skating rink was built and owned by my daddy and Trudy worked for my daddy both as a waitress at The Old Hickory and as manager of the skating rink. I have 3 siblings and we grew up skating and eating BBQ.
Please tell me where I might get some of the Old Hickory sauce. I would do just about anything to get some for my mother! I remember going there when I was a child and it was wonderful...

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#899 Jun 6, 2013
Brookshire's in El Dorado probably still stocks it. I'll try to think to check next time I'm in.

Following link seems to have pricing for everything but the sauce: http://www.cafepress.com/oldhickory

Not finding a phone # for Old Hickory, Inc. in recent phone books.
Fashion Nails

El Dorado, AR

#900 Jun 6, 2013
Anyone remember what part of the mall Fashion Nails was in?

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#901 Jun 7, 2013
Susan wrote:
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Please tell me where I might get some of the Old Hickory sauce. I would do just about anything to get some for my mother! I remember going there when I was a child and it was wonderful...
Brookshire's on SOUTH West Ave. has nar'n. The one on NORTH West Ave. has seven, clear glass bottles with white screw on plastic cap, 2 Lbs.-4 oz.,$6.19 plus tax. The label has no street address, P.O. Box, web address or phone #. I remember someone telling me when this building changed from Kroger, Brookshire's had some problems as the Old Hickory owner would only accept cash. Brookshire's had a corporate policy not to pay cash but did want to stock the sauce. If you can't come up with anything better, message my Topix account some contact info. I could probably send you a bottle.
Susan

Denver, CO

#902 Jun 11, 2013
Grigori wrote:
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Brookshire's on SOUTH West Ave. has nar'n. The one on NORTH West Ave. has seven, clear glass bottles with white screw on plastic cap, 2 Lbs.-4 oz.,$6.19 plus tax. The label has no street address, P.O. Box, web address or phone #. I remember someone telling me when this building changed from Kroger, Brookshire's had some problems as the Old Hickory owner would only accept cash. Brookshire's had a corporate policy not to pay cash but did want to stock the sauce. If you can't come up with anything better, message my Topix account some contact info. I could probably send you a bottle.
Thank you so much for looking. I'm in Colorado and so it's impossible to just drive on over to pick some up, but I will call the store today and see if something can be arranged to ship. How odd that there is no contact information on their bottles? One would think they would want to be more accessible...
Jean

Denham Springs, LA

#903 Jun 11, 2013
Susan wrote:
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Thank you so much for looking. I'm in Colorado and so it's impossible to just drive on over to pick some up, but I will call the store today and see if something can be arranged to ship. How odd that there is no contact information on their bottles? One would think they would want to be more accessible...
Someone told me that Old Hickory BBQ sauce is now being made and sold in Magnolia. Not sure, though.
big man

United States

#904 Jul 7, 2013
I remember that Dollar General used to be in Downtown El Dorado and Mr Buds store
john k

Safety Harbor, FL

#905 Feb 9, 2014
Toby wrote:
Anyone remember a sporting goods store a few doors down from the Rialto in the 50's? And it's name?
Yes, there were two sporting goods. The one there was Lewis Sporting Goods; they had a big alligator gar on the wall.
Paul

Shreveport, LA

#906 Feb 9, 2014
That sporting goods store was H and V Sporting Goods. I was a plastic modeler at the time, and they carried Revell and Aurora models. Near the front door was a rack with fishing rods and reels. Glass cases were on either side of the store. As I recall they also sold rifles and shotguns.
I Wish

El Dorado, AR

#907 Feb 9, 2014
They were both back in business today with the same quality merchandise. I remember shopping at both many times.
Really

El Dorado, AR

#909 Feb 11, 2014
handyman wrote:
I remember an upscale men's clothing store on the square, a mall full of stores, family owned restaurants. I remember being able to leave the front door open in the spring and fall: now the scum will try and walk in. I remember leaving ice chests in the driveway to dry: now the scum will stop and pick them up. I remember my neighborhood being all owned with nice yards. Now the renters park all over the front yards. I remember Con Agra, now Pilgrims pride has to threaten the workers just to get them to work. I remember being a part of the community. Now I am glad I got the hell out of that crap-hole!
Wasn't that great then, isn't that bad now. Only a crap-hole for crap. I guess that's a happy purge.
All The Same

El Dorado, AR

#911 Feb 13, 2014
racist wrote:
I miss when n****rs knew theyre place. Damn spooks are out of control.
The next to the lowest thing on earth is yakki, that's the scum on the bottom of whale sh-t. The lowest is a FreakAzzFag named 'racist'. FkingIdiot.

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