Remember Huntington in the 50's?
Gail

Proctorville, OH

#1557 Nov 16, 2013
nancy couturie wrote:
I am trying to dredge up the name of my second grade teacher at Gallagher Elementary. She was the music teacher--my memory is Lizzie Mae...do you recall?
Also--where are Michael Leckie, Jimmy Heckam, Leonard Ferguson, John
Dunbar, and Jerry Halstead, Becky McDaniels, Pat Snyder, Larry Brinton, and Toni Bryant?
I am also fascinated -- why is it that all contributors to this thread went to HHs and none to East Side High School? Gallagher was a great school--unfortunately no longer there.
Her name was Lizzie Mae Newman -- a fearsome woman. She told stories of her dog (a Boston Terrier, I think) eating at the table with them. She taught my mother, also. I was in her 2nd grade in 1945.
Old Timer

Sevierville, TN

#1558 Nov 23, 2013
It's been a while since visiting this forum. Just want to wish all members a Happy Thanksgiving 2013!

I was in Huntington a few months ago to visit relatives. It was a quick trip so I didn't explore the old hang-outs. Next trip, I hope to take a little more time and lots of pictures. It seems that more and more landmarks are going away.
But, that's what they call progress and modernization. Hmmm, how about some RESTORATION? That would be nice!

Hope this Holiday Season will be a good one for all.
Hoot Gibson

Dunedin, FL

#1559 Dec 9, 2013
Old Timer wrote:
Well, I guess nobody has any memories to share. I do want to wish my old hometown residents the very best of everything in 2008.
I remember the greatest bar of all The circle grill on 4th ave caddy corner the greyhound bus station and next to BBF
New Guy

Charleston, WV

#1560 Dec 16, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>Hello are you talking about dolens drive inn.
Whirligig's with the space like neon tall pole lighted ball kind of like what you would see at a fire works after it closed was than opened as Dolens Drive Inn and than Dolens moved to 10th st & 6th Ave whitch had been a paint store it is the building right next to what is now The Medical Arts,south east corner of 6th & 10th st.One mans opinion and mine is on the topic of chocolate pie Brackmans as well as Bailey's made the best and if you were to buy it at a Bakery it would be Jenning's & The Family Kitchen.The Hardware Store on 8th St was a very nice one but with no parking & what was turned into a three way underpass it did not have a chance.
80s kid

Chester, VA

#1561 Dec 16, 2013
Eventhough I wasn't around in the 50s, I have really enjoyed reading the comments. They bring back a lot of memories of stories that my relatives have told me about Huntington over the years. I grew up in Huntington in the 80s and have great memories of it myself. I can remember going to Bailey's Cafeteria as a kid with my parents and brother and getting their fish (so good!), and I think they even had a basket with crayons and coloring books. I remember the fountain with stairs in the plaza (one of the coolest things ever.) Of course, Camden Park was always fun :) Does anyone remember the two - story Burger King downtown? My mom and I used to eat there when I was little. I remember thinking how futuristic it was lol!

Anyway, I've enjoyed the posts and pics (great one of The Smart Shop. My mom used to work there way back when. Enjoyed seeing where she used to work.) Thank u.
sheila

Ellicott City, MD

#1562 Dec 17, 2013
oley junior high LIVES. go chiefs. remember oley?
joseph muth

Norcross, GA

#1563 Dec 22, 2013
Do you have any pictures of the Muth army navy store?
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Philip Bacon

Windsor, CA

#1565 Jan 10, 2014
BHS Valentine 54 wrote:
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I think Kennedy's Dairy was what became Bordens Dairy. It was on the south east corner of the 1100 block of 8th Ave. I worked at Bordens Dairy for a little over a year in 1955/56. I worked in the Ice Cream department.
Hi Valentine - just surfing the net and looked up the Borden's plant in Huntington out of curiosity. My dad, Philip Bacon Jr. either ran the ice cream dept (he was a dairy engineer from Ohio State U), or worked there in some other managerial managerial fashion. I was spent ages 0-7 on old Miller Road.
Do you remember him? He was a rather strict, stern individual!.........if you had met him, no doubt you remember!
Wishing all a GREAT 2014!
Phil Bacon V

Level 1

Since: Feb 11

North Richland Hills, TX

#1566 Jan 10, 2014
Philip Bacon wrote:
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Hi Valentine - just surfing the net and looked up the Borden's plant in Huntington out of curiosity. My dad, Philip Bacon Jr. either ran the ice cream dept (he was a dairy engineer from Ohio State U), or worked there in some other managerial managerial fashion. I was spent ages 0-7 on old Miller Road.
Do you remember him? He was a rather strict, stern individual!.........if you had met him, no doubt you remember!
Wishing all a GREAT 2014!
Phil Bacon V
Hi Phil, I don't recognize the name. The year I worked there a guy named Ron Shady was Ice Cream department co-foreman, the other co-foreman was named Bill Hershey, but Phillip Bacon rings no bells at all.
Sorry bout that.
You and yours have a great 2014 as well.
Paul
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Hunt60s

Fort Wayne, IN

#1568 Jan 20, 2014
fla cracker moved back wrote:
Does anyone remember the DJ/Program manager on WKEE radio around 64 65 he married Susie Penvose and later moved to St. Louis where he was killed in a private plane crash? cannot remember his name. also remember the big boy drive in that was out on 16th street and I think Washington Blvd. they had speakers you ordered from and the curb hops would bring it to you. I think the road took it out when they widened it to access I64???
I remember this. Originally I thought it was a Big Boy but since have discovered it was an Adkins Fat Boy. Very similar to a Big Boy. I think it was next to a Pure Oil Gasoline Station.
Frank Christlieb

Arlington, TX

#1569 Jan 21, 2014
Hello:
I recently posted a note seeking anyone who might have memories of various sites and businesses in the Huntington area. For some reason, my post was removed. Is there an administrator who can let me know why? There was nothing wrong with it that I'm aware of. Thank you.

I'll post again, in hopes that it won't be removed again. I'm in the process of researching for a book focusing on my birth mother Betty Workman, who died of lung cancer in 1992 in Huntington, 13 years before I finally found my 3 older birth siblings. I'd love to see if anyone has memories of:

1. The Fix-It Shop, an appliance business that used to be at 1010 Third Ave. downtown. My birth father Bob Workman worked there in the '50s.
2. Nasser's and Belle's department stores, both of which were downtown. Betty worked at both in the late 1950s.
3. Not the pool, but the pavilion at Dreamland, where big bands used to play, including a number of nationally known bands like Glenn Miller, etc. Betty sang with a dance band there in the early 1960s on a number of occasions. If you ever watched bands perform there in that period, please let me know.
4. Stevens and Lawrence drugstores, both of which were downtown. Betty worked at Lawrence from 1961 to 1968, and then at Stevens until 1988 when she retired.
5. The Saturday Night Jamboree on WSAZ-TV. Betty sang as a guest on the show in the mid-1950s, according to Ralph Shannon, one of the stars of the show I've visited with.

Thank you. Again, if there's a problem with my post, please let me know so I can rectify it. Best wishes and happy new year to all,
Frank Christlieb
Arlington, TX
danny miller

Orlando, FL

#1570 Jan 22, 2014
BHS Valentine 54 wrote:
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Hi Phil, I don't recognize the name. The year I worked there a guy named Ron Shady was Ice Cream department co-foreman, the other co-foreman was named Bill Hershey, but Phillip Bacon rings no bells at all.
Sorry bout that.
You and yours have a great 2014 as well.
Paul
bordens was on my paper route in 56-57 ...they gave me all the ice cream &milk I could carry in my paper bag

Level 1

Since: Feb 11

North Richland Hills, TX

#1571 Jan 22, 2014
I was still working there in early '56 Danny, so I may have seen you around there.
There used to be a guy who worked on the Ice Cream Freezer dock who was deaf. A real nice guy, but he mostly only communicated in sign language. He taught the other guys working with him his sign lingo. He may have been the one who kept you loaded with ice cream. Do you remember a guy like that?
There was another guy from Ohio that worked with me in the ice cream department. His name was Buzzy Snyder, he came to work everyday on a Mustang Pony Scooter. I still love those Mustang'sI actually have one now!!!
Someone young

Huntington, WV

#1572 Jan 22, 2014
My grandfather is Russell Cremeans from 31st st does anyone remember him brother of shot Raymond Herbert ect.
New Old Guy

Uneeda, WV

#1573 Jan 25, 2014
Nancy wrote:
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I lived in Northcott across from Bunn Drug Store. I remember when Pilgram laundry burned
down. We all stood out in the dark and watched the big blaze. I lived there from about 1941 to 1958. Yes the train used to run down the street on those tracks. The engineer would throw big pieces of chalk to us kids. Then one day they blacktopped 16th street! I guess that is when they tore down the smokestacks. We watched the band festival come down 16th street every May to Fairfield Stadium. I would love to see our old apartment enforce they tear it down. Had a lot of memories there.
Rsponding just to see if Nancy is still vewing and if your are and you would like I will go up there and take some pictures of Northcott Ct for you so if you still check on this forum just let me know that you would like for me do do that and post them to the Photo section for you ..
New Old Guy

Charleston, WV

#1574 Jan 31, 2014
,Hi Frank and I know how you feal like when you try to post and it will not post and I am sure you will get no responce from a moderator as one can tell by all of the photos allowed to be posted of girlfriends,motor bikes for sale & just all kind of junk with nothing to do with photos of the 30-40-50's or Huntington at all anyway I remember all the places & TV show and went to atleast four of the big babd dances at Dreamland and always felt like boy Huntington was a big city to have them hear and when someone mentioned Adkins Fat Boy or Shoney's Big Boy the one on 25 or 26 th & 5th I made me think of the old Tanker Gas Station right between rail road tracks and that made me wonder just how many people never made it to St Mary's in time because of the long train waits and sometimes even stoped for a long time.All for now.but do want to wish you and all well
Thoughts

Charleston, WV

#1575 Feb 2, 2014
Ijust saw a TV add for a steak dinner for $14.95 at the Outback Restaurant and for some reason it made me think back to when I posted on Remember Huntington in the 50's about the possible difference in our time and those of today and that made me think how we think and conduct our selves seems to have a lot to do with the way we were raised and what the country was going through at the time.Thinking of the price of the steak dinner is what made me think of the difference for drinks and tip and the bill is most likely $40.00 dollars and that is where it always enters our mind of what this one meal could have bought us at the grocery store for that money and that is because of the way our family's married during the great depression had to budget to get by and was passed down to us.Just to clear something up about the $40.00 dollar meal what I think of is what I could buy at the store today for someone reading this may say sure back than that money would go a long way but I mean what I could have done with that money today.When I post to this and I mentioned the possible difference's that I posted I think of how I cut all of that topic short for I think I could wright on forever about the difference's from the 30's to now.I am going to find my post and bring it forward and maybe someone will want to add something that comes to their mind .Just a thought or two about the difference's between those of us in the 30's40's &50's and those of today and they are only my thoughts as to why such a difference.I think that it has nothing more to do than the times and cercumstances along with a technology difference which even though nothing short of amazing have also been not in every way the best of things as far as the thought difference's in the two of us.I saw the post about posting so I will stop before going on to my thought's if this posts .Where I said the times most likely were the difference's well nothing to do with us but even though with hardships and the second word war we learned to do without things save things we also knew to help others and we always nodded our head or said hi or good morning as we passed people even if we did not know them.Until the early 50's we had only the radio which the way the radio shows were done you did not need a TV to see all of the show ,I think it was called imagination plus our mind and that carried thru to our early play for again we needed nothing more than our mind and imagination a doll or toy truck or soldier to entertain our selves all day wheather with some one or alone.There are endless things that we who lived than could add or mention as to why we think that even though hard at times was also maybe the best of all times. In most cases our Dad's went to work in the morning and Mom was always home for us and I think that made a world of difference in our time and the kids of today.When Dad came home from work we all sat down to dinner togather and that is where we learned about each other and all that went on in each of our lives that day along with going's on in the neighborhood for at that time we knew all of the neighbors on the block as well as many around the corners and also what was going on in the world that day.Also we all pitched in on the house chores such as cleaning the house,dusting dishes,waxing the floors,sweeping the area rugs,making our own beds cutting the lawn with our push mower etc: Only my thoughts on the difference's in our generations
Thoughts

Charleston, WV

#1576 Feb 2, 2014
For some reason that I will never understand it started to change for familys soon after the war when our parents seemed to feel the need to provide the children with all of the things they didn't have or maybe always wanted but had to do without,what ever their reasons were to do this called for Mom & Dad to both go to work to be able to provide these things. Why the parents felt this way I do not know for, I think that what we had and were provided was what created the perfect family but anyway what that also caused was a family devided with no more dinners togather nor dicussions nor even most times knowing where each one was at any given time.
Thoughts

Charleston, WV

#1577 Feb 2, 2014
For some reason that I will never understand it started to change for familys soon after the war when our parents seemed to feel the need to provide the children with all of the things they didn't have or maybe always wanted but had to do without,what ever their reasons were to do this called for Mom & Dad to both go to work to be able to provide these things. Why the parents felt this way I do not know for, I think that what we had and were provided was what created the perfect family but anyway what that also caused was a family devided with no more dinners togather nor dicussions nor even most times knowing where each one was at any given time.
pam clary

Dallas, TX

#1578 Mar 10, 2014
Old Timer wrote:
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Bless you!
The children's floor, at the 6th Ave location, was an amazing place. There were children there that had spent all their lives in the hosp. The caretakers that looked after them were the only family the kids knew. It was an eye opening experience to visit those precious children. Thank you for the trip down memory lane.
I volunteered at the Orthopedic Hospital through my senior girl scout troop when I was in high school. It was an amazing experience and led to my career as a pediatric nurse which spanned 43 years.

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