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person

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Sep 27, 2010
Who remembers the olden days. I miss curtis' cafe in Hayti. I remember going there to eat when someone was in the Hayti hospital. Back in the 70's Hayti Hospital was a pretty good hospital. I remember Quinns truckstop in Hayti too. Who remembers the old Hotel on the corner of Ward and 3rd. They had a great restaurant in there and a Barber Shop. I remember when the downtown was busy and open at night. It was always a fun time when I was small to go uptown and walk down the window shop. Jc Penney, Mitchems shoe store. The Bakers ( yummy), Ben Franklin, etc. Magic Mart, Clark's drive inn, So much I miss from the olden days. Who remembers?
oldster

United States

#2 Sep 29, 2010
I also remember the original Knoxs over on grand ave . across from where Assembly of God church is now. Mays concrete. Dew drop Inn. Climax.
deb

Clarksville, TN

#3 Jan 14, 2011
I remember all of those things. What was the name of the other theatre on Ward - not the Gem Theatre. I remember that on Saturday afternoons at 1pm you could get in that theatre for a movie with soda bottle caps. If you didn't have the soda bottle caps, it cost a dime to get in. I also remember the guy that used to hang around outside First State Bank and sell tamales. They were the best! And do you remember poor "crazy James?" I was only a child but I remember feeling so sorry for him. I remember being 6 or 7 years old and walking from our house on 10th street to Casper's Bakery. Parents did not have to worry about their children back then in Caruthersville. I also remember walking downtown in the evening and looking in JC Penney windows. I loved Ben Franklin's. Used to get colored live chickens there every Easter!! Man, those were the days!
hello1

United States

#4 Jan 15, 2011
wtfe
not here

Tazewell, TN

#5 Jan 15, 2011
The Stadium Theater
guest

United States

#6 Jan 15, 2011
not here wrote:
The Stadium Theater
also the rogers on east 3rd st
jar of hearts

Ridgecrest, CA

#7 Jan 15, 2011
deb wrote:
I remember all of those things. What was the name of the other theatre on Ward - not the Gem Theatre. I remember that on Saturday afternoons at 1pm you could get in that theatre for a movie with soda bottle caps. If you didn't have the soda bottle caps, it cost a dime to get in. I also remember the guy that used to hang around outside First State Bank and sell tamales. They were the best! And do you remember poor "crazy James?" I was only a child but I remember feeling so sorry for him. I remember being 6 or 7 years old and walking from our house on 10th street to Casper's Bakery. Parents did not have to worry about their children back then in Caruthersville. I also remember walking downtown in the evening and looking in JC Penney windows. I loved Ben Franklin's. Used to get colored live chickens there every Easter!! Man, those were the days!
that sounds amazing!
Kate

Charlotte, NC

#8 Jan 15, 2011
person wrote:
Who remembers the olden days. I miss curtis' cafe in Hayti. I remember going there to eat when someone was in the Hayti hospital. Back in the 70's Hayti Hospital was a pretty good hospital. I remember Quinns truckstop in Hayti too. Who remembers the old Hotel on the corner of Ward and 3rd. They had a great restaurant in there and a Barber Shop. I remember when the downtown was busy and open at night. It was always a fun time when I was small to go uptown and walk down the window shop. Jc Penney, Mitchems shoe store. The Bakers ( yummy), Ben Franklin, etc. Magic Mart, Clark's drive inn, So much I miss from the olden days. Who remembers?
Oh yeah, I remember Curtis' Cafe in Hayti...that's where I met my husband - he was an airman at Blytheville AFB. He still carries Curtis' business card in his wallet. My Mom worked at the restaurant at Chaffin's Hotel - she lived there and was visiting me when it burned. I also remember the downtown as it was. Clark's Drive Inn? The best pepper steak sandwich ever. And, the double feature at the Stadium cost a DIME? That's what I remember, but surely that's incorrect. Thanks for the memories.
Hyde

Kimmswick, MO

#9 Jan 16, 2011
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not here

Tazewell, TN

#10 Jan 16, 2011
Kate wrote:
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Oh yeah, I remember Curtis' Cafe in Hayti...that's where I met my husband - he was an airman at Blytheville AFB. He still carries Curtis' business card in his wallet. My Mom worked at the restaurant at Chaffin's Hotel - she lived there and was visiting me when it burned. I also remember the downtown as it was. Clark's Drive Inn? The best pepper steak sandwich ever. And, the double feature at the Stadium cost a DIME? That's what I remember, but surely that's incorrect. Thanks for the memories.
Nope, you were right you got a double feature, cartoon and a weekly serial for a dime and popcorn and a coke were a total of fifteen cents. We would take a quarter and spend all afternoon Saturday there.

Since: Mar 09

Truth or Consequences, NM

#11 Jan 16, 2011
I remember when Caruthersville wasn't a dump.
mom

United States

#12 Jan 17, 2011
I used to love going down town on Saturdays to Marilyn's Bakery and the hot tamale man parked by the First State Bank. That was good food!!
Hmmmmm

Wiggins, MS

#13 Jan 18, 2011
reading this post kinda makes me wanna cry. Im only 17,so i didnt really get to grow up when Cville wasnt all about drugs and drinking. It's sad. I do remember the hot tamale man though. And the meet on the mississipi. And back when i was 12 or 13 yrs old how all we did was play outside. now all kids wanna do it sit in and play video games, or people my age just wanna get high or drink...i Hate it
Robert

Caruthersville, MO

#14 Jan 18, 2011
I feel bad for our young people their is nothing for them to do in this town. To go to the movies or bowling or skating or shopping they have to leave town. But at least soon we will have a new police station and fire station to go along with our new school and new court room.
person

United States

#15 Jan 18, 2011
I remember the Magic Mart across the street from Clarks Drive Inn. The magic mart was a bowling alley at one time. I remember the skateing rink at Hayti and the Joy theater too. We had a Pizza Hut too, and after church at night some of us would go to the pizza hut. I remember when Big Star was there - used to be where the Family Dollar Store was - which is torn down now - corner of 13th and Ward. IGA where Save a lot is - or used to be. Sears, JC Penneys, Ben Franklin. Mitchem's shoe store, Caspers Bakers and the ginger bread men. MMMMMMM, Baskin's Pharmacy with the food counter in there and Sawyers Drug store, they had a little food counter in there too. Great food at both places. I remember the old Mansion behind the Sea Wall, it was torn down- used to sit where the First State Banks is - or there abouts. So many great memeories back then that our kids won't have.
just me

United States

#16 Jan 18, 2011
omg i really miss the old c'ville! i grew up there and i loved it! my aunt and her daughter got burned alive in the chaffin hotel! my cousin was only 3! but as a kid growing up it was awesome we were safe didnt have nothing to worry about at all! i remember playing kickball in the middle of the street at 3 in the morning! cops comeing by and playing with us! i used to love walking to the river front but now im to scared to even attempt it! in high school leaving school for lunch walking to tiger hut! what i would give for mr. morgan to fix me a big fat azz juicy burger! thats the good times! since the tornado c'ville has went to crap! i moved away but i drive through every now and again! GO TIGERS!
person

United States

#17 Jan 20, 2011
Don't forget the almost new prison onthe corner of 7th and ward.
Robert wrote:
I feel bad for our young people their is nothing for them to do in this town. To go to the movies or bowling or skating or shopping they have to leave town. But at least soon we will have a new police station and fire station to go along with our new school and new court room.
Cotton Swab

United States

#18 Jan 22, 2011
Does anyone remember where the old dump was? If you do then your my age. Not at the boat club either.
I remember it

Waterloo, IA

#19 Jan 22, 2011
Yes, the "old dump" before it was moved to the Boat Club, was located out at the end of 7th Street just down the river from the old Tipton Box Co. They would burn what they could burn, and what would not burn they would push the rest of the unburnables and left overs over the banks and into the river with a dozer. We used to go over there and shoot the Rats with 22 rifles.
R R TRACKS

United States

#20 Jan 22, 2011
My family spent alot of time on that levee next to the dump,sliding,riding,throwing cow patties,hunting Easter eggs,etc. I remember it well.

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