What do you remember??
Stacey Hainey

Barnesville, OH

#41 May 5, 2008
that is a good story, its memories like that, that keep us "grounded" in our history.
JACK

United States

#42 May 7, 2008
WATER MELONS IN ICE COLD WATER AT THE PIGGLY WIGGLY
organon

Wentzville, MO

#43 May 8, 2008
Jolly Roger's "wild man delight", The Burn's at Radio Shack, Bob Washam smoking a cigar in front of the salvage store, Slats Culver giving out the full size candy bars at holloween, Jo Kay Smith trying her best to teach us all a little English.
LC Smith

Conway, AR

#44 May 14, 2008
Im not that old but I do remember when 62/412 was two lane and wal-mart was where western auto is now. There was no Bar D Arena and Fun Junction was the happening spot. There was the ole time photo shop at the end of main street in Hardy (which I think is still there but in a different building). Cherokee and Highland were just afterthoughts......cause Cherokee was SID and Highland was really part of Hardy. Also, I remember living in Cherokee with a Hardy zip code. I think that Price Chopper was either a Piggly Wiggly or a Big Star at one time......and Lambert IGA. I remember that. AP&L was on the corner right next to Price Chopper. I remember when Red Mule was built....and burned down (thats recent though). And Krazy Kay, I am Tess Harper's 2nd cousin. Too bad I never met her....she kinda lost contact with my family when Tessie went to Hollywood.
1961 Grad

Aldrich, MO

#45 May 14, 2008
Does any one remember: OB Massingill, Ronald Younger, Rachel Blevins, Mrs. Harmon, Audry Swope, Coach Blevins, Willard Amos, Goerge and Charlene Cathy?These are people from school, but what about: Boy, Bub, Bug Ears, Shot Gun and Giggs? Some of these people had real names but no one used them.
KitCat

United States

#46 May 14, 2008
How fun-keep the stories rolling.Not from Mammoth,but, I sure enjoyed the stories-Again how fun.I will be checking back to read more-can't wait.
1961 Grad

Aldrich, MO

#47 May 14, 2008
I remember when we had block ice (for the ice box) delivered to the house. All of the kids in the neighborhood would run after the truck, Mr. Cozert would give us little slivers to eat. Both he and his wife are gone now but they were such nice people. We also had milk delivered to the house. My little brothers would hide in the yard a squart him with the waterhose if he didn't give them a small bottle of choclate milk. He had to have the treat in hand when he got out of the truck or he was a wet man. I think his name was Brewer and he lived in Thayer.Then there was Mr. Bill James who plowed people's gardens. He had a horse and a sled he carried his plow on and he would go all over town. He let kids ride on the sled. This was such fun when I was young. I have to mention Cora Carr (Cart), she lived in one of those very interesting houses in town and most of the kids were afraid of her. I don't know why cause she made the best Molasses Cookies I ever ate. I remember the Culp Hotel.......sorry when it went.
KrazyKay

Osceola, MO

#48 May 15, 2008
LC Smith wrote:
Im not that old but I do remember when 62/412 was two lane and wal-mart was where western auto is now. There was no Bar D Arena and Fun Junction was the happening spot. There was the ole time photo shop at the end of main street in Hardy (which I think is still there but in a different building). Cherokee and Highland were just afterthoughts......cause Cherokee was SID and Highland was really part of Hardy. Also, I remember living in Cherokee with a Hardy zip code. I think that Price Chopper was either a Piggly Wiggly or a Big Star at one time......and Lambert IGA. I remember that. AP&L was on the corner right next to Price Chopper. I remember when Red Mule was built....and burned down (thats recent though). And Krazy Kay, I am Tess Harper's 2nd cousin. Too bad I never met her....she kinda lost contact with my family when Tessie went to Hollywood.
You could proabley still meet her she comes to Mammoth to visit her folks.I believe her parents live on Main st. you could inquire at the "City hall they may be able to help you.Meetin relatives IS allways worth it!Good-luck....:)
Long ago

Springhill, LA

#49 May 15, 2008
I just heard that Mrs. Zelma Washam passed away. She was one of the cooks at the school when I was growing up, and would always sneak me extra food.
1961 Grad

Aldrich, MO

#50 May 15, 2008
No one has talked about the GOOSENECK. In 1961 and before, that was the spot for Social Gatherings. We crused, parked and watched the others cruse, and talked to our friends. We gathered inside and out....Another place we crused was the Bus Depot in Thayer....and of course we went to the Drive In to watch movies, of course.....
1961 Grad

Aldrich, MO

#51 May 15, 2008
Long Ago, the cook I remember was Fay Hurtt. But I remember when the food was great....no mixes or fast food.Salt and pepper, butter (real) were on the tables. There was another table where we helped ouselves to the bread of the day (corn bread, light bread & etc) and we could have all we wanted. I don't remember anyone throwing food away. The potatoes were peeled at school and cooked there, the best mashed potatoes ever. I loved the chili made from Deer meat, No Bake Cookies, yeast breads, cakes and cobblers. Corn bread and brown beans. I don't think kids today will eat the same things we did.
1961 Grad

Aldrich, MO

#52 May 15, 2008
There was a "Candy Store" run by the Junior Class. This candy store was open during lunch time and some recesses. The profit was used to pay for the Jr./Sr. Banquet (No school dances). I had a little brother who would come to the windows at the high school, looking in, to find me. I'd give him a couple of pennies, he could get candy at the candy store.The high school building was new and that building is now OLD.It replaced the two story brick building.
Long ago

Springhill, LA

#53 May 15, 2008
1961 Grad wrote:
There was a "Candy Store" run by the Junior Class. This candy store was open during lunch time and some recesses. The profit was used to pay for the Jr./Sr. Banquet (No school dances). I had a little brother who would come to the windows at the high school, looking in, to find me. I'd give him a couple of pennies, he could get candy at the candy store.The high school building was new and that building is now OLD.It replaced the two story brick building.
The brick from that old building was used to build Zelma Washam's home. The house is still there, just out hwy 9.
1961 Grad

Aldrich, MO

#54 May 31, 2008
I really enjoyed this thread. I hope I didn't remember so far back no one wants to post their memories. I loved Mammoth Spring......

Since: May 08

Paragould, Arkansas

#55 Jun 10, 2008
Carol Humphrey wrote:
Does anyone remember Miss Lula Lucas's Beauty shop or the Gold Stamp Store or Stublefield's 5&10 cent Store? On Saturday Spec Rhode's coming to the Reunion & setting with ticket in hand waiting for the bike give away. Thank's for the MEMORIE's
I remember the bike gic=ve away I actually won one. I was so excited because I had never had my own bike before. I always had to share with my brothers and sister. I remember a 5 and 10 store but I think it was in Thayer and man I loved to go there. I also remember in thrid grade when Mr. Turnbought took his class to the Kristy Kone for milkshakes and we walked there we did not ride a bus. I remember I got butterscotch. Great memories.
carousel

Tulsa, OK

#56 Jun 11, 2008
What great memories! I remember the saturday drawing at noon every saturday. All week you would save the tickets you got with your purchases. Some people had them batched up in rubber bands and some had them in sacks. The crowd was huge. It was a highlight of my week! I also remember sledding on school house hill and the bondfire we would make at the top of the hill out of old tires and whatever else there was. My sister and Tessie Jean Washam were best friends in second or third grade. My sister would spend the night with her occasionally.
We swam in the spring and then walked over to the Kristy Kone because we were always hungry after swimming. I always got a chocolate shake. It cost something like a quarter to fifty cents.
I love Mammmoth Spring in any season and try to go there whenever I can although I don't have any relatives there any more. I love to walk around the spring and remember the Reunion and old "parking places" and making sandwiches to sell at the sale barn on Saturday. Those guys liked bologna and mustard.
1961 Grad

Aldrich, MO

#57 Jun 11, 2008
I remember eating watermelon on the swim dock at the spring and then washing the juice off in the water.
I remember the "new girls" in High School and how well they meshed into our system. They are a part of my memories. Senior trip......The first in many years. How hard we worked to get the money for this.We had such fun, sun burns and all.
Henry

AOL

#58 Jun 11, 2008
My dad had a grocery store, sold it and the gold bond stamp store opened up there. Tales of the spring and water skiing. I remember when one of the Morgan boys from Thayer skied into the dock and also when Lyle Jefferies from Kosh caught in the outbord motor while sking. I can remember Luke Haney very well, Butch and I ran aroung together and its seems Luke always took a special interest in us. Such as the time the air got let out of several of the bus tires. (snow days --bus didn't run =no school. Seemed like if enough flats all at once same results. It didn't work.

Since: May 08

Paragould, Arkansas

#59 Jun 12, 2008
I am just a youngin I guess you could say. I graduated in 1994 but I tell you even being as young as I am I know that things sure have changed. We always knew where to go on Halloween to get the best candy. My mom always took us to Mrs. King's house, I was in the same class with her son Jeremy. I remember when they had the summer work programs for the kids at the school, you could work at the school or at the hatchery. That one summer job turned into a career for my brother. I also remember the long bus rides I had everyday, they were miserable. I remember sitting at Conoco on Friday and Saturday nights just hangin out. Good times for sure.
carousel

Tulsa, OK

#60 Jun 12, 2008
The spring has changed for the best. I think some of the school classes started working on it a long time ago. Now it's a state park! I want to say thank you to everyone who helped to make the spring and the reunion grounds so pleasant. Those big old trees(some probably hundreds of years old)the park, the railroad station. That cemetery that was found is amazing. I wonder do you still have the reunion? If so where? It would be nice if someone did something to restore the two small native stone houses to the north of the entrance road. I understand one used to be a tavern.
Does the school ever have anything for the alumni?

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