Remember Huntington in the 50's?
Danny Miller

Gainesville, FL

#680 Dec 24, 2009
Huntington Author wrote:
<quoted text>Highlander 61, Go to www.hospitalonwheels.com and then decide if you know me.
Merry Christmas
or look him up in HEHS-61 yearbook
Danny Miller

Gainesville, FL

#681 Dec 24, 2009
Huntington Author wrote:
<quoted text>Danny, Have you visited Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings home just off 301 close to Waldo? For those not familiar with her she wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning modern classic'The Yearling' and went on to write several other books including Cross Creek. If you like historical places its worth the modest entrance fee.
yes I have been there, it's like a step back in time
Highlander 61

United States

#682 Dec 24, 2009
I hope each of you have a merry Christmas and thanks to Old Timer we can continue to share old events and revisit old places.
The Storyteller

Hillman, MI

#683 Dec 24, 2009
Highlander 61 wrote:
I hope each of you have a merry Christmas and thanks to Old Timer we can continue to share old events and revisit old places.
Merry Christmas to you and all
misses huntington

Danville, KY

#684 Dec 25, 2009
I'm so glad I found this discussion because I'm going down memory lane! I miss the old Huntington and some may blame it on old age, but I need some help remembering a few things! When I was going to HHS, I worked at Frank's Shoe store. I'm trying hard to remember all the stores around me there. I know there was Nassers, Learner, Belle's, Jaskow Furs, Smart Shop and others, but I'm having a hard time remembering their exact locations. Boy, I miss those days so much! I would get my breaks at the shoe store and run down the alley and into the back door of Stone and Thomas...probably spending all the money I had made that day!! My mom would call and say "Meet me at Baileys for dinner!" and then if we had time we may go into the Smart Shop and look for some cute clothes. I remember we always wondered what our competition at Foard and Harwood or AB Shoes had going on...we used to go down and check it out! I don't want to offend when I say that Pullman Square was a nice shot in the arm for Huntington, but nothing will replace the days of old! I would love to chat with anyone who can fill in the gaps. I graduated from HHS in 1981.
fla cracker moved back

Landisburg, PA

#685 Dec 25, 2009
does anyone remember the "blue law". after montgomery wards went out and the bazaar opened they were opening on Sunday and the police would come and arrest them and close the store down and walk the employees up to the station and book them and they would bail out. this went on for quite some time.I attended school with Jon Cox his father was the last mgr of montgomery ward in hgtn. he was sent there to grow it or shut it down.back probably in 1958???
fla cracker moved back

Landisburg, PA

#686 Dec 26, 2009
Old Timer wrote:
<quoted text>
Guthrie Memorial Hospital is on 6th Ave. and 6th St. Rowley Clinic & Hospital was closer to Marshall and near 16th St.(now Hal Greer)
Some trivia: Dr. Rowley's daughter, Mary, had a dance studio across the street from the clinic way back then. I notice that her dance studio(s) have expanded to several locations and are still going strong. Possibly owned by another family member.
There is a Nancy's school of dance that is quite prominent in hgtn.but it was started by Nancy Carter who grew up in Miller Ohio and graduated Fairland H.S. Her father was a retired vaudvillian that taught dance in his studio in Miller. He called his place the "cured ham farm" He was a very well known star commanding top billing on the circuit. played the London Paladiam. was headliner on a world tour on the Queen Mary, played and was friends with Red Skelton,Bob Hope Cary Grant, and many other BIG names who later became stars in tv and movies.I remember seeing his scrap book of a marquee with Bob Carter at the top in big letters and in small leters at the bottom assisted by Liberace...he was from hgtn his mother lived on third ave and about 11th or 12th street on corner.left home at about 12 or 13 and started his adventure..buried in Miller Cemetary Miller Ohio.
fla cracker moved back

Landisburg, PA

#687 Dec 26, 2009
Danny Boy wrote:
<quoted text> there was a bar on 7th street next to the Milner Hotel and several of the girls both Black And White from the job corps would come in on Friday and Saturday nights we would but them drinks and talk about their home towns and what they wanted to do with their lives. There were some very good looking Black girls and could they ever sing we all had a great time
Danny there was a bar called the King of Clubs on the ground floor of the Milner on 7th ave owned by a guy named Pat he would really celebrate St.Paddys day by tinting the beer green he had pool tables and served food sometimes as well. I was told he later moved down on 14th st. west and had the carosel club. but I had left hgtn by then so am not sure.
Aughra

Phoenix, AZ

#688 Dec 26, 2009
NAM-VET wrote:
<quoted text>
I grew up at 1619 West 5th Ave. Beside the tracks.
Do you remember any of the families on West 5th.?
Nam,
Sorry I haven't gotten back, been off for awhile. My family's name is Phillips. My Uncle Donald worked at and then inherited the Elizabeth Day florist shop on Adams. I am trying to remember my Grandmother's address. Im thinking 500 something w. 5th ave. I will ask my sister they actually lived there with my grandmother for a time. They know all the people up and down 5th. Oh alot of the people in the neighborhood knew my uncle as 'Babe' Big...really big guy, and give you the shirt off his back. r.i.p.
I don't know how old you are but My dad was Ralph, and brothers, Donald, Ronald and Edwin.
Aughra

Phoenix, AZ

#689 Dec 26, 2009
Aughra wrote:
<quoted text>
Nam,
Sorry I haven't gotten back, been off for awhile. My family's name is Phillips. My Uncle Donald worked at and then inherited the Elizabeth Day florist shop on Adams. I am trying to remember my Grandmother's address. Im thinking 500 something w. 5th ave. I will ask my sister they actually lived there with my grandmother for a time. They know all the people up and down 5th. Oh alot of the people in the neighborhood knew my uncle as 'Babe' Big...really big guy, and give you the shirt off his back. r.i.p.
I don't know how old you are but My dad was Ralph, and brothers, Donald, Ronald and Edwin.
Nam, I found the place... it is 900 block. our families have to know each other. Mind telling me your last name? You can email me if you like at jo_originals@yahoo.com My sister will freak cause you were close.
John B Goode

Smoot, WV

#690 Dec 26, 2009
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NAMVET

West Chester, OH

#691 Dec 28, 2009
Aughra wrote:
<quoted text>
Nam, I found the place... it is 900 block. our families have to know each other. Mind telling me your last name? You can email me if you like at jo_originals@yahoo.com My sister will freak cause you were close.
I don't remember the last name Phillips.
The 900 block of West 5th Ave. was a long way from the 1600 block.
West 5th stopped at 14th Street then started again at the 1500 block where Martin Steel was and continued to 19th Street.
My grandparents name was Stewart, They managed the Restaurant for the Union News Company in the old B&O Rail station then in the New Greyhound Bus Station near Marshall.
I went to Jefferson Elementary and was at West Jr. High in 1957 & 1958 before moving to Barboursville.
Danny Miller

Gainesville, FL

#692 Dec 28, 2009
my life is a open book on this forum, so if any one wants to email me it would be great..........miller214@bells outh.net or take a look on facebook
John

Boston, MA

#693 Dec 28, 2009
I worked at Boggess Drugstore for a short time in 64 did you have a small black moped we may have workrd togather
The Storyteller

Waterford, MI

#694 Dec 28, 2009
John wrote:
I worked at Boggess Drugstore for a short time in 64 did you have a small black moped we may have workrd togather
If you are talking to me, I think it was 64 when I worked there. I didn't have a moped. One of the guys had a motorcycle, was married to Janet Church. I was trained by a sup'r that had blondish hair with a flat top. Willy Devore was a delivery boy, he was married to my cousin. Butch
Danny Miller

Gainesville, FL

#695 Dec 28, 2009
John wrote:
I worked at Boggess Drugstore for a short time in 64 did you have a small black moped we may have workrd togather
if this was for me I worked for Big Bear Markets in Columbus Ohio in 63-65 as a Dairy & Grocery Manager
fla cracker moved back

Landisburg, PA

#696 Dec 28, 2009
many of you have commented about the various soda fountains in hgtn..the next time you are in the area check out Griffith and Feil drug store in Kenova on Chestnut and 14th street. just up the hill from the ol chatterbox. like stepping into another time,,old soda fountain a large picture of dreamland swimming pool many many pics of kenova and old juke box with the old lights and records like love me tender etc and they still mix your sodas with syrup..along with all the milkshakes and they have good sandwichs as well so if you are in the area be sure and check it out you won't be disapointed. the original owner had the 1st pharmacy license issued in w.va.
Highlander 61

United States

#697 Dec 28, 2009
There was a little lunch counter called Brown's across from Huntington High that was good. The best places to eat were Wiggins or Miller's restaurant on 4th ave and 7th st. and of course Jim's.
Danny

Gainesville, FL

#698 Dec 29, 2009
Highlander 61 wrote:
There was a little lunch counter called Brown's across from Huntington High that was good. The best places to eat were Wiggins or Miller's restaurant on 4th ave and 7th st. and of course Jim's.
Brown's was owned by Peter[pete] Cline Buffington III and Booten's Tradewell Super Market was next door
fla cracker moved back

Landisburg, PA

#699 Dec 29, 2009
Danny wrote:
<quoted text>my daughter and her husband are editors for the St. Pete Times and live in Clearwater, I get on RT.19 in Fanning Springs and it's a nice 120 mile drive to their house....
If I remember correctly Fanning Springs has a pretty large rv park on a hill overlooking a lake and swamp area...I think I used to go there some 10 or 12 years ago and camp.nice camp ground and area.

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