old guy

Kansas City, MO

#203 Oct 16, 2010
Love to hear more about the golden age in Hayti
Past

Omaha, NE

#204 Jan 12, 2011
Where is Papadood. Loved to hear about past stories of Hayti, back when people knew people.
Peachy Keen

Griffin, GA

#205 Feb 4, 2011
Past wrote:
Where is Papadood. Loved to hear about past stories of Hayti, back when people knew people.
Oh Papadood....Where are you??? We miss your posts.

Since: Jul 07

Hayti, Mo. (now West Plains,)

#206 Feb 4, 2011
Hi ya, folks. Yes, Papadood is still around. I don't post much any more due to the hate-mongering that gets bantered back and forth. Topix could be such a neat source for old friendships, relatives and history but I guess it is not to be. But I'll dust off some of my old stories and post them every now and then. And I thank you folks for asking.
papadoodfan

Kennett, MO

#207 Feb 5, 2011
papadood wrote:
Hi ya, folks. Yes, Papadood is still around. I don't post much any more due to the hate-mongering that gets bantered back and forth. Topix could be such a neat source for old friendships, relatives and history but I guess it is not to be. But I'll dust off some of my old stories and post them every now and then. And I thank you folks for asking.
Looking forward to your post. We have missed you.
just a bystander

Jackson, MO

#208 Feb 6, 2011
the golden age in hayti is when i left that hell hole
Past

Omaha, NE

#209 Feb 6, 2011
Papadood you do have fans. If anyone has pictures of the golden age of Hayti and could post it would be great. I'm sure many, like me, would love to see them.
papadoodfan

Kennett, MO

#210 Feb 7, 2011
just a bystander wrote:
the golden age in hayti is when i left that hell hole
Uh, ok...now would you please let the ones of us who happen to enjoy going reading the great post of people who have, and will share, stories of the 'Golden Age'
Brenda

Fyffe, AL

#211 Apr 22, 2011
Donna Dowdy Hodel wrote:
Thank you all....no need to apologize, you weren't insensitive, I thought "NOw, That's Right" and laughed.
Jimmy Masters was the son of "Mibb" and Polly. He walked with a limp, I'm not sure what caused that.
He sold Ford hot tamales from a vending cart that he pushed around. I think he used to go up by the Methodist Church.
Remember Milsap's apartments? Herbert Milsap? I think a lady named Opal Cunningham had a Beauty shop or just lived next door?
I remember the sign that read "Welcome to Hayti, Missouri! Home of Butch the Lion and Suzy the Bear"
Oh yeah, and Kenneth Lawrence package store. His wife was my 4th grade teacher.
Didn't the Lannies, Gardners, and Graues all have grocery stores in the Heights? Big John's Drive Inn...where Clint Perry is remembered for eating June Bugs on a dare! LOL
Something I don't remember, was my grandmother's grocery store on Swan Lake Drive. Dora Baldree? Anyone remember her? She died in January before I was born in April. She named me.
I have been doing genealogy work on my family and have a Dora Christopher Baldree I have been trying to find more info on. The Dora I am looking for was born 15 Aug 1907 & died 25 Jan 1958. She is buried at Liberty Cem in Rector. Do you think this is the same Dora?
Brenda

Crossville, AL

#212 Apr 22, 2011
Donna Dowdy Hodel wrote:
Thank you all....no need to apologize, you weren't insensitive, I thought "NOw, That's Right" and laughed.
Jimmy Masters was the son of "Mibb" and Polly. He walked with a limp, I'm not sure what caused that.
He sold Ford hot tamales from a vending cart that he pushed around. I think he used to go up by the Methodist Church.
Remember Milsap's apartments? Herbert Milsap? I think a lady named Opal Cunningham had a Beauty shop or just lived next door?
I remember the sign that read "Welcome to Hayti, Missouri! Home of Butch the Lion and Suzy the Bear"
Oh yeah, and Kenneth Lawrence package store. His wife was my 4th grade teacher.
Didn't the Lannies, Gardners, and Graues all have grocery stores in the Heights? Big John's Drive Inn...where Clint Perry is remembered for eating June Bugs on a dare! LOL
Something I don't remember, was my grandmother's grocery store on Swan Lake Drive. Dora Baldree? Anyone remember her? She died in January before I was born in April. She named me.
I posted to this earlier today, but i don'y see it on here now, so will try again. I am doing genealogy on my family and am interested in any info on dora Christopher Baldree. born 15 Aug 1907 & died 25 Jan 1958. Is this the same Dora? You can e-mail me at eanderson@farmerstel.com if you have any info Thanks!
kevin killen

United States

#214 Sep 4, 2012
papadood wrote:
I would consider growing up in Hayti during the 50's to certainly be a golden age. Even though there wasn't a lot to do, we seemed to enjoy ourselves. We used to have bridge dances. What's a bridge dance, you ask? Well, we all would load up in cars and go out on a country road and park our cars on each side of a bridge with the headlights on. All the cars would be tuned to the same radio station and we would all dance to the music. If a car came by, which was rare, we would all move to the side of the road and let them by. Usually the passersby would blow their horn or race their engine as they went by, no doubt envious of the fun we were having.
I remember riding around with George Tillman, Mike Phillips, Flip Phillips and sometimes other guys. All the grownups thought we were up to no good and called us "hellions". Actually we would ride around the Dairy Queen and the Circle Inn and sing Do Wop songs. We had a pretty good quartet. We all would chip in the few cents we had to buy a couple of gallons of gas. We also would stop by the court square and shoot the breeze with C.J. Frankum or whomever was on duty that night.
Sunday afternoons everybody would gather at Trainor's Drug Store after church. We played the juke box or the pinball machine until everybody got there or it came time for the afternoon matinee at the Joy Theater. If somebody had a car, we rode to the theater. If not, we walked and we didn't mind either way. The movie was always over by 4:00 p.m. so everybody had time to get home and get cleaned up for Sunday night church. At one point I was the choir leader at the Baptist church on 2nd street, a member of the Methodist church men's choir and often joined the Tillman's at the Church of Christ. We also had a male quartet that consisted of John Howard, Daniel Boone, George Tillman and myself. We were taught by J.C Hickman's wife and I cannot remember her name but I remember she was beautiful. She worked at Shirey's Drug Store at the time and lived down on 4th street. J.C. Hickman was a Missouri Highway Patrolman at the time. We were all members of the high school glee club. It's funny how big a part music played in our lives.
I'll add other true stories as I recall them from time to time.
irecent bought a sign that hung in the old hayti mo theather'the note on the back of it said it hung over the picture that was showing that nite'it's blue in color and has some red and yellow design with the words "now showing"in the center..it said it hung there in the fiftys...would love to see some pics or hear some history of this find...thanks
Ron S

Dexter, MO

#215 Sep 13, 2012
Jaenne wrote:
Strange, I looked up my granfather's name and found the email below. Sounds like you are talking about my Aunt Virginia and Uncle Jerry. I was born in Hayti and my grandfather was Jesse James.
<quoted text>
The youngest james girl name was Mary James I married her when she was 16 years ole. Sister James would give me money to go bail Jerry James out of jail. Jerry and his wife at the time got into a gun fight a little bar at Stub Town and she was killed. Virginia and Marcella Whayle went with me to Florida one time, talk about having some fun! Jesse had the coal yard where Browns store is now. He and sister James had a shoot on the court house square one time, they both always carried a gun. LMAO
Ron S

Dexter, MO

#216 Sep 13, 2012
I remember an lot of old stories about Hayti, they go way back!
Past

Kansas City, MO

#217 Sep 13, 2012
Ron S I remember the James family very well. My mother used to help clean their house and also work at the cafe they ran on 4th street. They would buy pecans in the back room. Mrs. James really ran the place. I remember Jerry liked to fight or at least he did a lot of it. Slapped the crap out of me one time. His mom jumped over him for it. I remember the two girls and the other brother that seemed a little nicer than Jerry. Several things I remeber about Jesse. I remeber how he would come into the cafe and get 5 hambugers and put them in his pockets and then go back to the bar. When he would run out of hamburgers he would come back and get 5 more and repeat the process. I could say a lot of other stuff but this probably isn't the place. I remeber a lot about Hayti.
Ron S

Dexter, MO

#218 Sep 14, 2012
The other brother was Bobby, he moved to Memphis years ago. Bobby could and did whip Jerry ass just about any time he wanted when they were growing up. Jesse would keep a #3 wash tub full of beer all the time and slept on a cot at the coal yard. Some times he would get drunk and come to the house and everybody would run like hell to Hoots across the street. Jesse would come in the house look at me, grunt and go back to the coal yard. LMAO
concord boy

Sikeston, MO

#219 Sep 14, 2012
Jerry didnt like to fight, he liked to blindside or hit people when they werent looking and didnt even know anything was wrong. His favorite thing to do was sit down beside somebody and just knock the hell out of them without warning.
The James girls and Marcy Whaley walked every where even to caruthersville. You could stop to pick them up but they wouldnt ride.
Pull out of Circle Inn and squall the tires on our ole cars. Go thru Dairy Queen and on over to Carthersville and the Milk Bar. All our money went for gas. Sodas were in bottles and laying down in machines. Bring a glass from home and open the bottles letting the soda pour out into the glass.
Classmates

High Ridge, MO

#220 Sep 14, 2012
Whatever happened to Delores James which was Jesse and Hazels daughter.....would like to make contact with her since we were very good friends and one time neighbors.
Ron S

Dexter, MO

#221 Sep 15, 2012
Damn forgot about Delores! You know Jesse set fire to the house and tried to burn them all up one time. Delores was the only one who got burned from it and had some scares. She and one of my sisters Vickie were good friends. Have no idea what happened to her.
Ron S

Dexter, MO

#222 Sep 15, 2012
concord boy You got ole Jerry right! The James girls and Marcy would call me god knows how many times to come and give them a ride home.
concord boy

Sikeston, MO

#223 Sep 15, 2012
James Mitchell at Circle Inn was undoubtly the best cook on earth. His BBQ's, Beef Stew, Hambuger Deluxe has never been duplicated!! I've searched the world over and nobody can touch him!

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