Hinton of the 1950"s
River ridge

Lizemores, WV

#2476 Jun 6, 2014
It's funny how Hinton has morphed into what it is today. I spend time in union over in Monroe county and find that the town of union is still very much like it was in the fifties. It seems there are always people there taking care of their business or just getting a bite at one of the three restaurants there.
Pipestem Boy 1942

Severn, MD

#2477 Jun 9, 2014
As Lea mentioned today on Memories lets endeavor to keep these two threads alive. It has been most rewarding!!!!
River ridge

Glasgow, WV

#2478 Jun 9, 2014
I just spent the evening in Hinton at an award ceremony for ken Allman. He has been selected as wv small businessman of the year. Good choice. He has spent much money and time trying to make Hinton a better place. He currently employs over fifty people in various businesses in Hinton.
Pipestem Boy 1942

Severn, MD

#2479 Jun 10, 2014
Wouldn't it be great if we had more people like this man who gives of histime and money to improve the lives of people in Hinton!
Lea

Elkview, WV

#2480 Jun 11, 2014
Plus, he's one nice guy...so many in town made their money off the people in Hinton, then kept it all for themselves (some took it and left), and thought they were entitled to rule over others. A respected businessman in the county always called them $5,000 millionaires, because they get so elevated and excited about their back accounts, they mistakenly consider themselves entitled royalty. I do believe that this is the number one reason that Hinton has declined so....other towns have "risen from the ashes", but it took people who cared as much or more about others than themselves. In another county a man came back home to live after becoming very financially sound, and gave 55 million to help a small town (railroad town also) come back to life. Fortunately, there's many locals who are excited and anxious to work toward that goal...they just needed the funds. Enough ranting about this...it always hits a nerve! Is time moving as fast for all of you as it seems to me? Maybe it's age, but some young ones agree, and when you're older, it's more frightening. Didn't want to create a new forum, but I know we're all so passionate about Hinton, and all some of us can do is visit as often as possible, plus shop/eat in town while we're there.
Pipestem Boy 1942

Severn, MD

#2481 Jun 11, 2014
As I continue to read and hear about the horrific shootings around the country it makes me realize even more how grateful we should be that we grew up in the 1950's, Don't believe we had even thought about such madness back then. So much hate,people who have no respect and a country without any morals to speak of is destroying us!!!!!!!!!!
PIPESTEM BOY 1942

Severn, MD

#2482 Aug 12, 2014
I don't remember that there was a diningroom/restaurant in the railway station in Hinton. Maybe because I never went down there ubtil later in my teens when I would travel back and forth between Hinton and my residence in Arlington,Va. Again as I have said so may times before so many wonderful memories of our town. You know I was just sitting here thinking if someone were to ask me what would be my favorite memory from back then I would have to say walking into that wonderful smell/aroma inside G C Murphy store on Temple Street.
PIPESTEM BOY 1942

Severn, MD

#2483 Aug 12, 2014
Was saddened to learn today of the passing of Terry Payne. I knew him,although not well,way back there when he first started at E M Meadows..He was friendly and had a great smile which helped I'm sure in the funeral business.
Lea

Pearisburg, VA

#2484 Aug 13, 2014
Mel, just came on the page to check for recent activity and see your last comments...didn't know that Terry had died, and also just heard that Karen Cooper died last week...don't remember her married name. It certainly gives us all something to think about, a "wake-up call" to not waste these precious moments we are privileged to still have. I've gotten lazy about checking this site, and don't know why because I've enjoyed the interchanges since the first time I found it...maybe coming Fall and Winter will drive us to resume posting (might depend on the KIND of Winter we have). We didn't have a TRUE Summer here...don't think the temp ever hit 90', and we never had one truly hot night. I don't mind that, but I'm wondering what in the world kind of Winter we're in for..heat bills last year were crippling. We'll soon see, but I'm not as fired up on this "snow dance" business as I have previously been.
Recordslady

Toledo, OH

#2485 Aug 14, 2014
PIPESTEM BOY 1942 wrote:
Was saddened to learn today of the passing of Terry Payne. I knew him,although not well,way back there when he first started at E M Meadows..He was friendly and had a great smile which helped I'm sure in the funeral business.
I lived right down street from the Paynes. In alley. I spent many wonderful days I and out of that house when Terry and girls were in school
World lost good guy but Heaven gained an a Angel.
PIPESTEM BOY 1942

Severn, MD

#2486 Aug 14, 2014
Lea it indeed gives us a sad and sobering feeling when we hear of so many of these people who touched our lives back then. I remember Karen but never knew her personally. I drove down to New Market,Va yesterday to pick up my wife Mary who had just returned from a week long trip to Winter Haven,Fl to see her ailing brother. She went with her sister and brother in law.And all three of them have health issues so I was relieved when they safely returned. We spent last night at a nice property in New Market with a fabulous view of those beautiful mountains. Returned back up here today. So much sadness in the world today it's hard to keep a proper perspective but we must go on you know.........
PIPESTEM BOY 1942

Severn, MD

#2487 Aug 14, 2014
Wanted to say that Mary and I had dinner last night at the Southern Kitchen on route 11 in New Market. A wonderful,cozy little family run restaurant. It made me think of Judi and wonder if she still lives in the valley down that way...........
Lea

Pearisburg, VA

#2488 Aug 14, 2014
Don't know her exact location, but wonder how deep the snow gets there??????
PIPESTEM BOY 1942

Severn, MD

#2489 Aug 15, 2014
She does get snow down there but they also get a lot of ice storms in the valley. Was pocking around on here and discovered the I grew up in Hinton,Wv from facebook. Fabulous group of pictures and a small one of the Avis kid,HLB. Brought back sad memories though of Kloris Ann Dressler,Bill Garten and others who have passed from life's stage........
PIPESTEM BOY 1942

Severn, MD

#2490 Oct 1, 2014
It's been too long folks so hope someone will pop on here to say hello.
River ridge

Charleston, WV

#2491 Oct 2, 2014
So hello! Sorry to report the passing of elmer wykle. He was a hrad of Talcot but well known in the county. He was a veteran and all-round good man.
Lea

Pearisburg, VA

#2492 Oct 2, 2014
R.R., I didn't know Elmer Wykle, but am so saddened by Hinton losing so many of it's town's wonderful citizens...this is one of the many ugly facets of growing old. Mel, I've been just plain ole lazy about coming back to this site, and don't understand it, because I really have enjoyed these interchanges. At least we'll be able to discuss the oncoming Winter soon, although no one knows what to say, with all the drastic predictions out there. I'll try not to push the "SNOW" word too much, but I would prefer it to last Winter's awful behavior...tell me how you're doing Mel, and R.R., are you still on your farm, and if so, have you managed to get all your warm season work done in preparation for the coming Winter. It's a good, satisfying life which is getting rare for many reasons, but a very hard life...I've always wondered if farmers would really like to have time off or vacation, but when you love what you're doing, you don't need to escape. Hope to hear!
PIPESTEM BOY 1942

Severn, MD

#2493 Oct 2, 2014
Lea as I write these words my heart is heavy because of Mary's dimentia. I cannot leave her alone now at all and I have to depend on her son and his wife to sit with her when I need to go out. It is definitly the hardest thing I have ever gone through and is heartbreaking. Most days I cry a ;lot and the illness is bad enough but so much stubborn hostility to deal with. We do not qualify for any kind of help for various reasons, I also have a daughter close by who is very ill but I cannot go to her as I would like because of my obligations here at home. I try to remember that God has promised to never put more on us than we can bear.........
Lea

Pearisburg, VA

#2494 Oct 2, 2014
Mel, it's hard for me to imagine how it must be to go through hard times such as this situation presents....I guess the operative phrase here would be to "go through", and get to the other side of it. It isn't removed from us, but gaining the strength and fortitude to endure is what we have to depend on. I've had much sadness, but I haven't dealt with this illness, and can only think of the many hardships/heartaches involved. Also, it takes a toll, not just mentally/emotionally, but physically on the caregiver...the way to get to the other side of it, is to keep moving forward without stopping or backing up. Also, doing it in a way that there's never any regrets, and being the very best we can be for the task is as much as anyone could ask of us. Please keep posting, and I'll keep watching to see if you need a 'cheerleader', although I don't think they make cheerleading outfits in my size.
PIPESTEM BOY 1942

Severn, MD

#2495 Oct 2, 2014
Lea it truly means a lot to me just knowing that you really care. Bless you and remember that real cheerleading comes from the heart no matter what you may be wearing at the time.

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