Hobbies in Marshville
Marshville Citizen 19

Indian Trail, NC

#1 Aug 10, 2012
It would be very interested to read about the various hobbies practiced around here. Excluding those taken up by enthusiasts on a new jag that dies away quickly. This might include those who occasionally make money on the side with them. Anybody who has become a bit of an expert at what they do. Maybe things like sewing, amateur radio, or whatever.
It is entirely likely that others around here do the same thing, or do something where supplies can be traded across hobby interests. Very often, somebody interested in automobile restoration might find use for doo-dads from model airplane hobbies. Knitting could possibly translate to welding. Never know with hobbiests. Very smart people. People that find a way to make chicken salad out of a piece of scrap metal and the eye of a newt. Let's hear about it.

Charlotte, NC

#2 Aug 11, 2012
I was into Motocross up until 2 years ago. I would love to get back into it but it costs a lot of money to be really competitive. There is a group of enthusiasts and hobby racers that meet and race out of somebody's garage in Indian Trail that I would like to get up with if anyone knows them.

Wadesboro, NC

#3 Aug 11, 2012
smoke dope , drink liquor and chase those hot marshvage women that hang out at ( old stool bicycle shop ). NOW THAT A HOBBY! o yea party like marshville golden child Randy Travis get naked and drive easy on the stick shift overdrive grinds a little may need to double clutch that thang.
Somebody else

Waxhaw, NC

#4 Aug 12, 2012
What women? This is Marshville. I don't see any women I'd want to chase around here.

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#5 Aug 13, 2012
When I was a youngster attending school in Marshville we had many hobbies.

These days kids sit for hours in front of a mind numbing TV set or become glued to a couch or chair playing video games for hours and hours. They walk around with a cell phone glued to their ear. Most of them spend the greater part of every day inside a house or building. They don't play outside because they and their parents fear for their safety.

It wasn't at all like that when I was a youngster. In the summer and on weekends we stayed outside all day long, only coming in for dinner at mid day and supper in the evening.

After school we usually played ball in one of the vacant lots around town until it started getting dark. We didn't have cell phones to call home with. You knew when you had to be at home by how dark it was getting. Oh, you might hear your mama calling you to supper or she might send your sister to get you but you knew when to go home.

We fished every pond and creek on this end of Union County. We learned gun safety and went rabbit and quail hunting with our dads and older brothers.

We built model planes, cars and boats. We read comic books, the funny paper every day and sometimes the news. We read adventure books and Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew mystery books. Sometimes I read my daddy's Field and Stream magazine or my sister's Movie Star magazine.

We had chores to do every day. We played cards like Canasta, Rook and Spades with our family. My mother loved to play Parcheesi so we played that a lot coming up. Sometimes we would all get in the car and go to a movie, the Fair or Circus together. We went to funerals and weddings as a family. We always went either to the beach or mountains for a vacation every summer.

We worked on the farm, learned to drive a tractor, run a thresher and a planter. We cut and baled hay and then helped haul it and stack it in the barn. We learned how to use tools and how to take care of them. We learned to take care of animals. We fed and watered them, slopped them, worked them in the field, milked them, doctored them, caught them and took them to market or the sale.

We went to Church three times every week unless we were too sick. We went to Sunday School and mama made sure we knew our lesson before going. We stayed for preachin' and sometimes dinner on the grounds. We went back on Sunday evening for vespers, singin' and Bible Readin'. On Wednesday evening we had Prayer Meetin' and Choir practice.

We were in Cub Scouts then Boy Scouts and Explorer Scouts. Several of the boys I grew up with in Marshville became Eagle Scouts. I didn't much to my daddy's disappointment. I got my license at 16 and got an old car that I loved to work on. I got to know every mechanic around Marshville. Some of them let me help them and I spent a lot of time learning from them. I quit going to scouts and I quit the basketball team at Marshville High School. I didn't quit studying though and kept my grades up.

Indian Trail, NC

#6 Aug 13, 2012
Great memories, T Boone.
That was back when families prayed together,
ate together, and stayed together!
Marshville Citizen 19

Mooresville, NC

#7 Aug 15, 2012
Well, looks like that was a flop. Too bad. People who make things or fix things as their pastime are always a fun bunch of people. On this one I had a bit of motive. Was hoping to glom on to somebody who could do a really nice looking job of sewing up a rip in a convertible top. Or maybe people who need things welded back together. Lots of hobbies out there and those people are neat people to know.
Arts and Crafts

Waxhaw, NC

#8 Aug 22, 2012
I like to sew (clothing and other kinds of things) and I'm learning to quilt right now. I basically like anything crafty. I've done beading, scrapbooking, painting, etc. I've even done a bit of welding back in high school. It was fun, can't say I was great at it, but there's only so much time to practice in a class like that. I don't know how well it would work to sew a rip in a convertible top. What kind of material is it? You might consider using some fusible tape which wouldn't require using up any of the fabric to create the seam. It only requires an iron to heat set it. Of course, I also don't know if that would work. Depends on the fabric. Sorry I couldn't be of more help, knowledge-wise.
Arts and Crafts

Waxhaw, NC

#9 Aug 22, 2012
I forgot, I also just recently bought a vinyl/paper cutting machine. I'm playing with that. I can make t-shirt designs, vinyl designs for cars, windows, or even wall decorations. I'm even etching glass with it by making stencils and using a chemical cream. It's really fun and I'm just exploring all the possibilities of using it.

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