Things to remember in "Old Corbin"
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#1 May 13, 2009
Here are some things that we will never see in Corbin again, but will always be in our memories:
The Wing Drive-In
Eaton & Gibbs Market
The Hippodrome Theater
Old Gerrys Drive-In (or circle around :)
Jerry's Restaurant & Drive-In (home of the JBoy)
Piggly Wiggly Grocery
Convenient Stores (that were good)
4th of July at the Drive-In (the all-nighter)
Window shopping on Main street
Old Fashion Days (during Nibroc everyone dressed in old fashion clothing & antique items were placed in store windows)& Sidewalk Sale
The Courtesy Drugstore on South Main
Daniels Department Store
Newberry's Banana Splits
Bondaurants Candy Counter
... Just feel free to add your own memory.
#2 May 13, 2009
Putt Putt Golf at the Convenient store that now has motorcycles sold out of it.
Motocross races behind Mutual Federal Bank at Trademart, which is now where Big Lots is.
Airfield on the road by Wendys, now it's a trailer park. Still has a hangar on one of the drives.
Miss all the fun things they had at the Civic Center, mule pulling, motorcycle jumps, races, wheelies etc, greased pig contest
JC's annual Haunted House on Truck Route
Easter egg hunts at Trademart, David Ashley use to have something to do with it, would get all the stores in Trademart to donate things, was AWESOME!
Big O (Oscar Davenport) riding a wheelie down main street before the NIBROC parade.
Johns or Pauls discount, can't remember which one we had down by Howard Brothers.
A1 Fence Company, had birds and a deer or bear out back.
Luther Wallens old garage where Hart Funeral Home is now. Loved going there and looking at the dogs he had for sale. My family bought two Saint Bernards off him.
Flatbed Trailers pulled in to Trademart and the singings they had on them.
Dr Pepper Jeep that was given away by WYGO.
JC Penneys downtown. Remember seeing a little short man that worked there, ran up and down the elevator with boxes.
NEWBERRYS! loved going in there. Loved the fountain drinks. They had a video game in the back that had a rifle that you shot jungle animals as they jumped out on you. Anyone remember this?
#3 May 13, 2009
ijust had lunch at old gerry's drive in...it is only open from around 10 am til 3 pm and it is now a dine in but the food is good and reasonably priced. it will only be open for another week or so and will clsoe for the summer.
#4 May 13, 2009
Y.M.C.A.,GREAT FOOD AND CHECKER ROOM ANYONE REMEMBER WHO ALL HAS WORKED THERE.
#5 May 13, 2009
the varsity ansd the villager shops
morgan's 5 and dime
french's shoe store
direct service station
the fad pool hall
Clelleon Brown's bus
the bus station
thesinclair service station
A&P_ supermaket (was where city hall is now)
Sterchi Bros furniture
the pet shop that Jo Hoffman use to have
#6 May 13, 2009
CHRISTMAS shopping downtown
cartoon fest at the hippodrome once a year
Nibroc when it was over at the rotary field
Since: May 09
#7 May 13, 2009
Remember picking up pop bottles and cashing them in when you were kids, get a pop and candy bar or moon-pie? That poor black bear at the pet shop, the fad was great for chili buns, and the old Krystal restaurant on main. Which store had the one elevator was it j.c. Penny's, or belks on main?
Since: May 09
#8 May 13, 2009
Clancy's hamburgers, where dollar tree is now, Sonic drive-in on main if you ordered a drink you'd get those little plastic animals in it?
#9 May 13, 2009
Old Wilbur Hotel,I remember passing by it and seeing the fireplace going and Sy sitting out front.
#10 May 13, 2009
Davis Grocery across from South Ward Elementary
tastee freeze (where pizzan co arwe now)
belk's had the elevator
Clancy's wasnt that where Burley F. streaked in his orange tennis shoes!
Anyone remember Bonnie, Elsie, Leroy Hill and Hotdog?
#12 May 13, 2009
I miss the fireworks held at the trademart, and what was the Pizza place where Winn Dixie use to be? Oh and the Moo Moo Hut.
#13 May 13, 2009
The pizza place was Pepperoni's Playhouse.
#14 May 13, 2009
joe moore hey buddy you got a quarter junior hibbard too
#15 May 13, 2009
#16 May 13, 2009
watching the Castaways with Hailey Mills at the Hippodrome
#17 May 13, 2009
Carnival was at the Civic Center
The ice cream shop outside the drive-in!
Nibroc lasted a week!
JC Penney's was downtown!
#18 May 13, 2009
I think Burley and David Cox streaked about everywhere!!!
Clancy's was the greatest!! You could get a Topper, fries and a coke for $1.15
Man those were the days!!
#19 May 13, 2009
We did that for a living and mowing lawns, we would earn about $10 and live off it for a week or more!!!(haha) I remeember that Black bear, and she had some BIG snakes over there. I think nowadays she would be in jail for keeping those things caged up like she did.
#20 May 13, 2009
I think I saw EVERY Disney movie movie they had!! I could wait for Saturday if a Disney movie was showing. Loved it!!!(and Cartoon day, too)
#21 May 13, 2009
OMG! I had forgot all about that place. It was wonderful. Do you remember what was across the street? Where Poynters is now? I can't think of it.
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