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col bogey

Madison, IN

#1 Jul 30, 2012
im new to computers even though im elderly.going to try to use this machine in positive manor,to do good instead of harm.very disappointed to see it used to slam one laurelite against another.you folks are doing the same things the blacks did in the 80s and 90s,destroying your own cultures. I am a former panther from the 70s.back then beer and weed kept everybody on good terms.Everything was shared and if you were low on money,didnt matter there was plenty for all.Allmost all gas was bought local in Laurel or up at juniors in aville or halcombs in metamora.Groceries could be bought local.Also tires,beer,mechanic work,haircuts,lp gas etc.Plenty of good resturants,canal basin inn,pokeys pizza,fields in aville.short on time today.will cover kokomo hill murders-1973 another day.rest easy joe payton
col bogey

Madison, IN

#2 Jul 30, 2012
in short coke and pills sucked the life out of laurel.snitches and weasels have become too common.we stuck together like a small kingdom in the old days.we bailed each other out of jail,visited as many people a day as possible-lived as family.1975 to 1979 was a non-stop party. everybody worked. after work we met in laurel or Arsonville[old joke] drank warm beer and smoked joints so big we had to use christmas wrapping paper.When drinkin and riding around with john issacs or the sizemores your sides would hurt from laughing.many good dudes done moved on.johnny bird killed on motorcycle about 1978,one hell of a good dude.He appeared on a cover of look magazine once-it showed him and gun crew in vietnam.will add more later.
Pooh-Kitty

Arlington, TN

#3 Jul 30, 2012
col bogey wrote:
in short coke and pills sucked the life out of laurel.snitches and weasels have become too common.we stuck together like a small kingdom in the old days.we bailed each other out of jail,visited as many people a day as possible-lived as family.1975 to 1979 was a non-stop party. everybody worked. after work we met in laurel or Arsonville[old joke] drank warm beer and smoked joints so big we had to use christmas wrapping paper.When drinkin and riding around with john issacs or the sizemores your sides would hurt from laughing.many good dudes done moved on.johnny bird killed on motorcycle about 1978,one hell of a good dude.He appeared on a cover of look magazine once-it showed him and gun crew in vietnam.will add more later.
Yeah I knew Johnny Bird, was married to Margaret Isaccs. Them were the good old days. Even the late sixties was wonderful. I wish we could go back there. Alot better than nowdays.So Joe Payton did pass. I heard that but had not seen it in papers yet.
mad

Thorntown, IN

#4 Jul 30, 2012
Would love to read more.. keep posting cold bogey.
Pooh-Kitty

Arlington, TN

#5 Jul 31, 2012
Yes I would also love to read more also. Very interesting! I think I remember something about Johnnie Bird being on that magazine cover but I do not remember seeing it. His parents were so kind and his sister Betty.
Col Bogey

Madison, IN

#6 Jul 31, 2012
not much time today.remembering good dudes from the past.Brent Ault killed by tractor roll over in 1977.was ready to start his senior year.Jocko Combs brother killed in Phillipines about 1978.I deployed to phillipines in 1982 to back up phillipine army.They fought a battle in hills above us.We were staged in center of a small island and didnt participate.Many good dudes from laurel never had chance to live and teach others.Thats why i hate seeing young people today wasting thier lives,you people are dying instead of living.
laurel girl

Seymour, IN

#7 Jul 31, 2012
Was the tractor roll over out on old short cut?
Col Bogey

Madison, IN

#8 Aug 1, 2012
yes,the old road that connects sanes creek and kokomo hill.there were stories in mid 70s of cows being drained of blood.that was going around country back then so was probably someones imagination.Also remembering Danny Thompson today. He was killed while in U.S.Army.His unit was returning from the Sinai desert in 1985 and crashed or was taken down by one of many muslim groups operating in lebanon,libya or syria.His brother Rick told me while at work.I had only been out of service a few months.Danny was always laughing,he would say asentence and then laugh.I keep thinking of funny stories of some of these people i write about but we didnt always operate with- in the legal system.know what i mean?
laurel girl

Belvidere, IL

#9 Aug 2, 2012
Danny was the father of my boys cousins josh and benny
Col Bogey

Madison, IN

#10 Aug 2, 2012
I didnt realize Sedonia Priddy died in March 2010. she was areally polite girl.very pretty.I picture her in my mind as a little girl playing in her yard in Andersonville.You deserve the best heaven can offer.R.I.P.
Col Bogey

Madison, IN

#11 Aug 2, 2012
I mentioned several old murders from the past when i started last week.Theres still family alive from Kokomo hill murders,i dont want to bring up bad memories to them.three were shot to death that day and man who shot them died or was killed in prison.my aunts brother-in-law one of them.my uncle told me they were arguing over a 100 dollar truck.
Pooh-Kitty

Arlington, TN

#12 Aug 2, 2012
Col Bogey wrote:
yes,the old road that connects sanes creek and kokomo hill.there were stories in mid 70s of cows being drained of blood.that was going around country back then so was probably someones imagination.Also remembering Danny Thompson today. He was killed while in U.S.Army.His unit was returning from the Sinai desert in 1985 and crashed or was taken down by one of many muslim groups operating in lebanon,libya or syria.His brother Rick told me while at work.I had only been out of service a few months.Danny was always laughing,he would say asentence and then laugh.I keep thinking of funny stories of some of these people i write about but we didnt always operate with- in the legal system.know what i mean?
There was alot of satanic stuff going on around that time and they were finding alot of small animals that were mutilated. They were drained of their blood also.
seeker

West Chicago, IL

#13 Aug 3, 2012
Love your comments, laurel lite myself, beer and back roads, helping friends , everyone knew everyone ,town was full on the weekend ,its so sad to drive thur and everything is gone it seems.
Pooh-Kitty

Arlington, TN

#14 Aug 3, 2012
Laurel is the BEST
Col Bogey

Madison, IN

#15 Aug 4, 2012
10-4 on that good buddy.my memory for today is one time on school lunch break me and Donald Burns were walking to his house to eat,he stuck his hand out and said "i wish i had a million dollars in this hand". From out of the sky a bird pooped and the poop landed directly in his hand.I ran into Don at a bar in Madison about 15 years ago[he was playing music]and that was the first thing he brought up.Most already know but Don wrote a song Billy Ray Cyrus recorded.

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laurel girl

Seymour, IN

#16 Aug 4, 2012
I wish every one on here would post stuff like this instead of fighting back and forth .... nothing bad or hurt feelings can come out of shareing good and eventful memories. And maybe we can learn a little about this small town.
Good Girl

Wilmington, OH

#17 Aug 5, 2012
Laurel is definitely not what it used to be!! I grew up there and had a great childhood :) I visit family and it saddens me to see what it has become...
Growing up we used to trust everyone, sleep outside, party at the dam, hang out at the pool hall ran by Maxis, Robinson's Pizza :) GOOD (almost innocent) TIMES! LOL.
jerry burgdoerfer

Huntersville, NC

#18 Aug 6, 2012
Good Girl wrote:
Laurel is definitely not what it used to be!! I grew up there and had a great childhood :) I visit family and it saddens me to see what it has become...
Growing up we used to trust everyone, sleep outside, party at the dam, hang out at the pool hall ran by Maxis, Robinson's Pizza :) GOOD (almost innocent) TIMES! LOL.
I also grew up in Laurel back in the day and it could not have been a better place for children. There are still many good people who live in Laurel, but like all towns - large/small - the economy and other social issues have created problems. In a small town, problems will stand out more prominently. I am proud to call Laurel my hometown!
Col Bogey

Madison, IN

#19 Aug 6, 2012
Laurel was one of the few towns of our size that hung on to being a community.How many towns of our size still had two wooden structure grocery stores and L.H.S. high school[i dont think the other schools were in a hurry to get two or three bus loads of Laurelites]!.My senior year we were the 2nd smallest public school in the state.We beat brookville that year in cross country,basketball and i think the baseball team won too.I remember one game where Marvin Myers got three technical fouls in one game,in fact he got them in about 15 seconds.punched a player.kicked the ball and told referee to go ---- himself.Sort of like Bob Knight but with a Laurel jersey on.Well have to go rob a bank,will check in latter.

Sorry to say

Canton, NC

#20 Aug 6, 2012
I must say I live in Laurel too.I think the town needs some straighting out.We have drug dealers on every corner.WE have kids running the streets all hours of the night robbing everyone blind.We have young girls and grown women giving hummers for 20 bucks or pills.The young boys all quite school and will not work.They would rather sell pills for a living.It is becoming worse every day.Evey young girl in this town almost is knocked up.How are they going to raise there kids?Its sad.

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