Old rooming house at 305 Mill St

Old rooming house at 305 Mill St

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oldtimer

Seattle, WA

#1 Jan 4, 2010
Does anyone remember the old rooming house at the corner of Mill and the railroad, down near what used to be Simpson Oil? I lived there for a while in the 1950s. There were some colorful characters in the neighborhood-two old gentlemen come to mind: One that us kids called Popeye and the other lived in a shack directly across from the rooming house-we called him Pardner Ferrell. I believe that Ms Lena Bodi used to own the place. Would just like to hear from anyone that remembers those old times.
Old Redhead

Dade City, FL

#2 Jan 4, 2010
I remember the boarding house and Pardner Farrell. If I remember correctly, he always wore overalls and a denim coat. I rember Ms. Lena always carried her money in her bra. She was a wonderful person.
oldtimer

Seattle, WA

#3 Jan 5, 2010
Old Redhead wrote:
I remember the boarding house and Pardner Farrell. If I remember correctly, he always wore overalls and a denim coat. I rember Ms. Lena always carried her money in her bra. She was a wonderful person.
Remember how Pardner Farrell always collected cardboard from Shainbergs/Knights to line his shack? I remember several people who used to live in that area, but God forbid putting someone's name on here-they would probably just get trashed. Remember the IGA store and the hotdogs, moonpies and RC cola specials? Akins grocery, the old cotton gin and a little cafe right next Rogers grocery called "The Hole in the Wall." Ms Bodi owned it for a while then was run for a while by Ms Durbin and a woman named Ruby. HEY, REDHEAD, if you would like to chat I am at Buckeye63901 on yahoo.
yes I sure do

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#4 Feb 16, 2010
I remember that older man Farrell..I thought his name was Henry Farrell...I guess I could have been wrong. I remember Ms. Lena Bodi also..yep she kept her money in her bra..haha. If I remember correctly I think a woman by the name of Pearline also ran the little cafe...I remember it was called the Hole in the Wall. Had some good hamburgers.
love that crack pipe

Seattle, WA

#5 Feb 17, 2010
yes I sure do wrote:
I remember that older man Farrell..I thought his name was Henry Farrell...I guess I could have been wrong. I remember Ms. Lena Bodi also..yep she kept her money in her bra..haha. If I remember correctly I think a woman by the name of Pearline also ran the little cafe...I remember it was called the Hole in the Wall. Had some good hamburgers.
I was just a youngster when they tore that old building down and I remember find old newspapers, etc. in the walls. Think I was smart enough to same anything? NOPE!! I have seen an old aerial photo of NM in the museum and that old rooming house is in the pic-certainly looked a lot like the Dawson Home, inside and out. AHHHH, the good old days.
yes i sure do

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#6 Feb 18, 2010
I have been gone from NM since 1971 and after reading some of these post on here...I am sure glad that I have moved away from there. Who in their right mind would put their name as "love that crack pipe". Well I guess maybe u do love it.

Since: Aug 09

Maryland Heights, MO

#7 Feb 18, 2010
New Madrid...Reminicing...On friday and Saturday nights people were in town, there was 2 drugstores 2 barber shops, believe it or not--there was a shoe shop. A jewelry store, even a pool hall. And dont ever forget the Dixie theater. There was a garage where the museum is now, and at the corner where the Higgers school is--a big brick building where commomodities were given out.. There was the ice house,, be there at 6:00 and go work in a field all day for 10 dollars. Rosies was where the police station is nowand last but certainly not least for the teenagers that could drive--The Farrenburg Light, where many a kiss was stolen and who knows what else. And for those that had a car with a v-8 engine,,the drag strip out by Earnest Carpenters,,which by no means was a drag strip. I still love the little town of New Madrid, even if there are to many moaners and groaners and crap starters.------thanx for the memories
love that crack pipe

Seattle, WA

#8 Feb 20, 2010
yes i sure do wrote:
I have been gone from NM since 1971 and after reading some of these post on here...I am sure glad that I have moved away from there. Who in their right mind would put their name as "love that crack pipe". Well I guess maybe u do love it.
I can't speak for anyone else in NM. But, I am glad you moved. Lighten up a little and get those psych meds balanced out a little better.
oldtimer

Seattle, WA

#9 Feb 20, 2010
Josey Wales wrote:
New Madrid...Reminicing...On friday and Saturday nights people were in town, there was 2 drugstores 2 barber shops, believe it or not--there was a shoe shop. A jewelry store, even a pool hall. And dont ever forget the Dixie theater. There was a garage where the museum is now, and at the corner where the Higgers school is--a big brick building where commomodities were given out.. There was the ice house,, be there at 6:00 and go work in a field all day for 10 dollars. Rosies was where the police station is nowand last but certainly not least for the teenagers that could drive--The Farrenburg Light, where many a kiss was stolen and who knows what else. And for those that had a car with a v-8 engine,,the drag strip out by Earnest Carpenters,,which by no means was a drag strip. I still love the little town of New Madrid, even if there are to many moaners and groaners and crap starters.------thanx for the memories
Wow, you must be a youngster, I remember chopping cotton for $5 then $7 bucks a day, caught the truck at the Akins grocery. City swimming pool, bakery, Ross Hill's barber shop, Little League uniforms were a t-shirt and cap from Mann Brothers, O'Bannon/Winchester Chevrolet, phone numbers had THREE digits-wow!! Somebody bring some more..........uncle sam sent me over seas in the mid 60s and I missed a lot!!

Since: Aug 09

Maryland Heights, MO

#10 Feb 20, 2010
OK oldtimer--lets check your memory---Ready---there was a wonderful ond gentleman that ran the light plant at night,give ya a hint--he whistled when he was driving down the street (at a turtles pace)--lol. The pink house on main street had a name. --this next one is to easy--the chief of police that had the bad hand.--no names--just initials--ill know if your right...btw..nice to meet someone that remembers when times were simpler
mmmmm

United States

#11 Feb 20, 2010
lets see The Chief was O.E.H
Light Plant there was several that worked nights But i think it was Joe W...
and the museum was the last chance salon at one time all so it was a fish market then garage and now the museum
Joe Beaher was fire chief for as many years as i can remember
mmmmm

United States

#12 Feb 20, 2010
pink house had many names
mmmmm

United States

#13 Feb 20, 2010
oldtimer wrote:
<quoted text>Remember how Pardner Farrell always collected cardboard from Shainbergs/Knights to line his shack? I remember several people who used to live in that area, but God forbid putting someone's name on here-they would probably just get trashed. Remember the IGA store and the hotdogs, moonpies and RC cola specials? Akins grocery, the old cotton gin and a little cafe right next Rogers grocery called "The Hole in the Wall." Ms Bodi owned it for a while then was run for a while by Ms Durbin and a woman named Ruby. HEY, REDHEAD, if you would like to chat I am at Buckeye63901 on yahoo.
i remember pardner
Hole in the wall was off limits .... but i did peek in the door a time or 2

those times are gone sure were some good ones ...
u are right if names were put on here they would be trashed

Since: Aug 09

Maryland Heights, MO

#14 Feb 20, 2010
Different Times--Its good to hear from someone that remembers a few things. I remember when the only thing the city police had to look for was catching a few of us with beer,,in which at that time a person could get a whole case of country club malt liquor for 4 dollars,, or possibly a fight behind Knights dept store.. In those days there was stores on main street, people would shop,,and not worry about getting mugged from behind, or some idiot selling meth. The hot spot was the pool hall,, a game of snooker for 20 cents, the girls walking back and forth in front of the door cus it wasnt proper for a girl to be in a pool hall.. I do apologize for reminicing and living in the past. But does anyone else despise going to wal mart--or is it just me>>>my last post before i get mushy ,,remembering some lost
friends due to wrecksin particular one on scott street and one on 61 just past the high school...May your sole be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows your dead--lol
guest

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#15 Feb 20, 2010
I can't speak for anyone else in NM. But, I am glad you moved. Lighten up a little and get those psych meds balanced out a little better.

There is a old saying that goes like this: Pot calling the kettle black....You sure are one to talk "love that crack pipe". Anyone with any decency about themselves would NEVER want there opinions to be associated by a name like that. So Drug Head get ur dumb ass to a REHAB & get off that crack pipe. You must think that you are really cool with a name like that. It only shows your ignorance. "DOPE NO HOPE" (BRH ur initials)
smarter than a 5th grader

United States

#16 Feb 20, 2010
Josey Wales wrote:
OK oldtimer--lets check your memory---Ready---there was a wonderful ond gentleman that ran the light plant at night,give ya a hint--he whistled when he was driving down the street (at a turtles pace)--lol. The pink house on main street had a name.--this next one is to easy--the chief of police that had the bad hand.--no names--just initials--ill know if your right...btw..nice to meet someone that remembers when times were simpler
That would be O.E H. Thumbs!!
smarter than a 5th grader

United States

#17 Feb 20, 2010
Josey Wales wrote:
Different Times--Its good to hear from someone that remembers a few things. I remember when the only thing the city police had to look for was catching a few of us with beer,,in which at that time a person could get a whole case of country club malt liquor for 4 dollars,, or possibly a fight behind Knights dept store.. In those days there was stores on main street, people would shop,,and not worry about getting mugged from behind, or some idiot selling meth. The hot spot was the pool hall,, a game of snooker for 20 cents, the girls walking back and forth in front of the door cus it wasnt proper for a girl to be in a pool hall.. I do apologize for reminicing and living in the past. But does anyone else despise going to wal mart--or is it just me>>>my last post before i get mushy ,,remembering some lost
friends due to wrecksin particular one on scott street and one on 61 just past the high school...May your sole be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows your dead--lol
The wreck on Scott was a motorcycle was it not and the initial of the one on 61 was D?
unforgiven

United States

#18 Feb 20, 2010
oldtimer wrote:
Does anyone remember the old rooming house at the corner of Mill and the railroad, down near what used to be Simpson Oil? I lived there for a while in the 1950s. There were some colorful characters in the neighborhood-two old gentlemen come to mind: One that us kids called Popeye and the other lived in a shack directly across from the rooming house-we called him Pardner Ferrell. I believe that Ms Lena Bodi used to own the place. Would just like to hear from anyone that remembers those old times.


Here is a question, again no names just initials. Who had the jewelery store, was very good at snooker and had been known to shoot a marble out of the air with a 22 rifle. Who ran the fish market at the end of Main. Who painted the house they built by the river with red fingernail polish they found in a 55 gallon drum in the river. Does anhyone remember the hog show? What game did all of the boys play that went to school at the school on Scott and who was the best.
oldtimer

Seattle, WA

#19 Feb 21, 2010
unforgiven wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is a question, again no names just initials. Who had the jewelery store, was very good at snooker and had been known to shoot a marble out of the air with a 22 rifle. Who ran the fish market at the end of Main. Who painted the house they built by the river with red fingernail polish they found in a 55 gallon drum in the river. Does anhyone remember the hog show? What game did all of the boys play that went to school at the school on Scott and who was the best.
You will have to help me with some these-the jewelry store I remember L (french name). I went to the school on Scott St for a few years. We all played a lot of baseball and basketball, help me out here. Do you remember the little grocery store on Davis street just east of school? Probably closed in about 1958/59. Remember the First year we had real baseball uniforms for Little League? I remember some of the sponsors-W.S. Edwards, Bank of NM, NM Jaycees, NM Lumber Company. The "Traveling Team" used to meet at Toms Grill for road games in exotic places like Canalu, Morehouse, Gideon, Lilbourn & Risco. EVERYBODY, KEEP IT COMING, I AM LOVING THIS!!

Since: Aug 09

Maryland Heights, MO

#20 Feb 21, 2010
Keep on--your all about to tell your age-lol---The grocery store on Davis street--the place of my very first Mountain Dew soda. Yes you are correct on the jewelry store,,First name was Gus. I,e got to think on the fish market--seems like there was a couple of owners. The hog show--remember it well,seems like everyone had a water gun.. NOW,,nobody better not laugh--the game at that school was shooting marbles,,all shooters placed a marble in a circle--you then proceded to knock the marbles out of the circle using your main shooting tawl--if your tawl stayed within the circle--you kept shooting-- and then there was the drop box--lol , mainly consisted of a cigar box with a hole in the top,,box was placed on the ground,you then held a marble waist high and dropped it thru the hole in the box if ya made it you got 2 marbles back---on more than one occasion the size of the hole was questionable.. who was the teacher that lived acros the street from the school --initals

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