What do you miss Caruthersville?
carrol

United States

#287 Apr 29, 2010
I lived in C'ville in the 70's and 80's. Lets be honest, it was not a nice town even at that time. The ones posting a nice safe town, may be remembering the 50's and that was a lot of small towns then. It has been a dangerous corrupt town for at least 30 years so I doubt everyone misses the town itself. The best thing that probably happened to me was that my family and I moved from there. In saying that, I still miss it. Maybe we all miss it as it was our youth that we can't ever get back. I left friends that I have never been able to replace. I left memories that I can't ever replace. I miss that little town despite it's problems!
house

Bakersfield, CA

#288 May 10, 2010
i miss riding the fairy boat over the river and driving to reel foot lake in tenn
Oldtimer

Kennett, MO

#289 May 10, 2010
House, I have crossed the river many a time on those boats, both at Caruthersville and Cottonwood Point. Never did see a fairy. But then they weren't as plentiful back then as they seem to be these days. Used to ride my horse down to Cottonwood Point, cross the ferry and ride around in Tennessee for a day.
person

United States

#290 Jun 11, 2011
Does anyone remember a teacher at South Side elem named Mrs. McGreggor. I had her in First Grade. She was so mean to me in class. I remember how much make-up she wore. Miss Shaw by far was my best teacher. Loved Miss Shaw and Miss Jones. Miss Jones died around Christmas time during my 4th grade year. I had Mrs James for 2nd grade and loved her too, but Mrs McGreggor - UGH!!!! I always wondered what happened to her.
1961 Alumni Rolla MO

Rolla, MO

#292 May 28, 2013
Kate wrote:
What a wonderful thread. I read it all and all of the comments brought back incredible memories for me. I haven't lived (or even visited much) in Caruthersville since I graduated from high school - but, the memories are there. Some of my memories: Baskin's for a hot dog and cherry coke, of course the Gem and the Stadium, all of these you've all already mentioned - the loop and Knox's...etc. I remember all the little diners my mother worked in - some of their names slip past me now. Johnson's Cafe downtown? Chaffin's Hotel Restaurant (the hotel that burned), the little ice cream place across from the high school, Lee Rood - oil heaters, drafty rental houses all over C'ville. Interesting how one's mind works. I couldn't wait to graduate and leave and now I can look back and see the beauty. Oh, I remember the centennial, too. My uncle grew this huge beard for it.
OK, this will test age and memory. Does anyone remember one of our English teachers (cannot remember her name - 1963 or 1964) had a group of us stand around a table with our hands flat on the table and fingers touching...and it levitated? This really happened. I can't remember the context of us doing that in English class - but....
I'm sure that was Miss Brewer's English class. During my senior year in high school in 1961 - I remember the levitating table in that class too. Still can't figure out what caused it to levitate. Does anybody know?
lol

Caruthersville, MO

#293 May 28, 2013
the old knoxs back when john and denver had it! back when we had good severs and good work ethics
Mayor Sucked

Union, MO

#294 May 28, 2013
Meat on the Mississippi when it first started. Free to the public like it was meant to be!
back then

Sikeston, MO

#295 May 28, 2013
I remember going to Sears, an there was a IGA. But I remember going to Sears an sitting on Santa's lap. An also on Saturday going to Danley's grocery an getting that good old Rag Bologna.
tiger high

Monroe, LA

#296 May 29, 2013
1961 Alumni Rolla MO wrote:
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I'm sure that was Miss Brewer's English class. During my senior year in high school in 1961 - I remember the levitating table in that class too. Still can't figure out what caused it to levitate. Does anybody know?
glad you brought this back up - good stuff!
1961 Alumni Rolla MO

Rolla, MO

#297 May 29, 2013
tiger high wrote:
<quoted text>glad you brought this back up - good stuff!
Tiger High,
Thanks (glad to see you've reclaimed your old moniker).

I know this subject is not politically correct & certainly in very poor taste to be bringing -(but what the heck, when you're 70 yrs old - you can say pretty much what you want)- and get away with it!

Does anyone remember the story of the mummified black man whose body remained (unclaimed) in a funeral home at C'ville for many years. Was this a true story - if it was true - what ever happened to his body? What funeral home was it? If anyone remembers this please give us the full story behind this.
Spell master

Poplar Bluff, MO

#298 May 30, 2013
house wrote:
i miss riding the fairy boat over the river and driving to reel foot lake in tenn
I hope the pilot
wasn't a "fairy".LMAO
wow-1

United States

#299 May 30, 2013
yes it was true. Deans funeral home had him. Body was claimed by a brother. Stated he couldn't come at time of death as he had no money. The article was printed in the paper here.
Sage

Kennett, MO

#300 May 30, 2013
wow-1 wrote:
yes it was true. Deans funeral home had him. Body was claimed by a brother. Stated he couldn't come at time of death as he had no money. The article was printed in the paper here.
Yes, I remember him. When I saw him he was standing up in the corner of a garage, or detached storage building that was behind the main funeral home building. Had a towel wrapped around him. I believe the family that finally claimed him was from Memphis.
Trammark

Saint Louis, MO

#301 May 30, 2013
How about grooms gameroom ?
1961 Alumni Rolla MO

Rolla, MO

#302 May 31, 2013
Sage wrote:
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Yes, I remember him. When I saw him he was standing up in the corner of a garage, or detached storage building that was behind the main funeral home building. Had a towel wrapped around him. I believe the family that finally claimed him was from Memphis.
Sage,
Thanks for the info, I had alway heard this story when I was a kid, but I didn't know if it was true or not. Where was Dean's Funeral home - I never heard of it.
sampson

Jonesboro, LA

#303 May 31, 2013
1961 Alumni Rolla MO wrote:
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Sage,
Thanks for the info, I had alway heard this story when I was a kid, but I didn't know if it was true or not. Where was Dean's Funeral home - I never heard of it.
it was LaForge prior to deans - on ward avenue down from Smiths - big white building -
tiger high

Jonesboro, LA

#304 May 31, 2013
1961 Alumni Rolla MO wrote:
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Sage,
Thanks for the info, I had alway heard this story when I was a kid, but I didn't know if it was true or not. Where was Dean's Funeral home - I never heard of it.
sorry about the name - it is the name of one of my dogs - somebody made a comment on our local topix and I was just being myself, a smart ass - someone else uses tiger high down here, as this whole friggin state is "tiger country" - I started using tiger high, not because of high school, but because that is the nickname used by ole miss rebel fans for Memphis state - since I attended both, I just decided to use it - that and I was probably medicated my first time on here and couldn't think of anything else - got me 2 blue tic hounds last week - just starting to howl - love it - neighbor not too happy, but I don't like her 10,000 cats either (maybe not quite that many)- figured the hounds would have a good time harassing them - I am medicated today and it raining "cats and dogs" (or maybe that is the neighbors cats falling everywhere!) so it's a day for extra medication doing whatever comes up - fun being retired, ain't it
BaseBallFan

Fenton, MO

#305 Jun 17, 2013
I miss having good baseball coaches for the children. Ones that don't scream, yell, and cuss at the kids. What a shame.
Pony league

Caruthersville, MO

#306 Jun 18, 2013
BaseBallFan wrote:
I miss having good baseball coaches for the children. Ones that don't scream, yell, and cuss at the kids. What a shame.
Beginning in the middle 50s,or there-a-bouts,anyone remember Bruce Cheek? A great guy and a great coach. He was a car dealer. I can't remember the others. Help me out.
tiger high

Jonesboro, LA

#307 Jun 18, 2013
Pony league wrote:
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Beginning in the middle 50s,or there-a-bouts,anyone remember Bruce Cheek? A great guy and a great coach. He was a car dealer. I can't remember the others. Help me out.
Bruce was a nice guy - I had wayne cheek in minor league, curly vales in little league and marion gray in pony league - curly was a driver for Midwest milk and ice cream and left my last year in little league - George michie took his place -mr winters coached my last year with brown shoe - Jitters baird was always coaching someone - her prange also coached a lot -seems like ricky davis' dad also coached - I always thought wayne was the best - what little I was able to learn came from him - I think red Cummings also coached and I believe tommy sayre's dad - I played organized ball from 1957 thru 1965 - Frostie pop cola, then Kiwanis in little league and brown shoe in pony league - happy, happy, happy days

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